NEW DELHI - Even as India and the US were engaged in hectic talks to smooth over ruffled trade ties, in the backdrop of US President Donald Trump's warning India that high tariffs on American products were "no longer acceptable", the Indian government has been quietly giving top US brands such as Apple and Walmart relaxations in FDI norms to boost their market.
NEW YORK - Facing an anti-trust probe from the US government, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cautioned against those who may want to regulate the tech giants "for the sake of regulating." In an interview with CNN Business, Pichai said his company had gone through similar situations in Europe, so the probe wasn't a surprise for them. "For some of the other companies,
SAN JOSE - Helping people with disabilities enjoy the technology the way most of us do is a new challenge for the tech companies and Apple has stepped up efforts to make its devices accessible to more than one billion people living with some kind of disability. For the visually-challenged, the company last week introduced 'Voice Control' -- a new experience that enables users to operate their iPhone, iPad or Mac entirely by their voice.
LAS VEGAS - Upping the ante for its rivals, Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its latest and Next-Gen Prime Air drone that can fly up to 24 km and deliver packages under 2.5 kg to customers in less than 30 minutes. The drone would start shipping packages within months, starting with the US. "With the help of our world-class fulfillment and delivery network, we expect to scale Prime Air both quickly and efficiently,
SAN FRANCISCO - In a stern warning to tech giants, the US House antitrust committee has opened probes into Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon and other tech giants to determine if they prevent competition and hurt consumers. According to a report in Digital Trends on Monday, the investigation's core is the idea that "the Internet is broken". "The open Internet has delivered enormous benefits to Americans,
SAN FRANCISCO - Despite criticism and work pressure complaints from its warehouse employees, e-commerce giant Amazon has quietly begun rolling out its one-day Prime shipping, cutting down from the traditional two-day delivery window. "We have been able to confirm the new option showing up on various Prime items with a new 'Prime Free One-Day' label replacing the usual two-day promise," The Verge reported on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO - While addressing Google's I/O Developers Conference 2019 in California, company CEO Sundar Pichai was spotted wearing a Fossil Sport smartwatch priced at $199, roughly Rs 14,000 in India. Famed technology YouTuber Marques K. Brownlee, known as MKBHD, recently took to Twitter and asked his 3.21 million followers to identify Pichai's watch. Twitteraties later cracked the puzzle, stating that the Google...
SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon installed bulletproof panels at the Seattle office of its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos -- designed to withstand multiple shots from a military assault rifle, the media reported. According to a report in The Daily Beast on Tuesday, the bulletproof project to safeguard Bezos, who has a net worth of $120 billion, cost Amazon $180,000. Although the cost is less, "it demonstrates the lengths Bezos is willing to go to...
SANDIEGO, CA - As the constantly traveling head of a San Diego investment fund, Shubhayan Mukherjee looked forward to the free breakfasts, room upgrades and late checkout that came with his elite status in the Starwood Hotels & Resorts loyalty reward program. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, that all ended last summer, he said, when Starwood’s perks were folded into a new loyalty program by Marriott International,
SAN FRANCISCO - Exactly a month after Facebook and its family of apps suffered its longest -- almost 24 hours -- world-wide outage, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook users from around the world on Sunday were again complaining that the apps were not working properly. The outage appeared to have started around 6.30 a.m. Eastern Time, 4 p.m. in India, The Verge reported. Users took to other social networking platforms,