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,
SAN FRANCISCO - Giving more fodder for fun on social media, US President Donald Trump addressed Sundar Pichai on Twitter as "President of Google" after meeting him to discuss issues surrounding its dealings with China and "political fairness". Pichai is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google. "Just met with @SundarPichai, President of @Google, who is obviously doing quite well. He stated strongly that he is totally committed...
WASHINGTON - The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported. The employment start date for these visas would be October 1, the American Bazaar daily reported on Monday. Like previous years, the regular visa cap limit for H-1B this year remains at 65,000. Additionally, another 20,000 petitioners, who possess a Master's,
MUMBAI - Cash-strapped Jet Airways' outgoing Chairman Naresh Goyal has sought an immediate funding of Rs 750 crore from the equity partner Etihad Airways. In a letter written to Tony Douglas, the Group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group, on March 8, Goyal has sought the funding by early next week. "As you are no doubt aware, Jet Airways is in a very precarious position, with more than 50 aircraft grounded and increasing arrears of vendors...
NEW DELHI - The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here has been adjudged as the best airport in the category of over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) in Asia Pacific by Airports Council International (ACI) in the Airport Service Quality Programme for 2018. "This award is a testimony of continued improvements in passenger-service that Delhi Airport has witnessed since DIAL took over its operations in 2006,"
SAN FRANCISCO - In a bid to empower women coders and creators, Apple has partnered with "Girls Who Code", a US-based non-profit organisation, to create coding avenues for girls in the US. "Using the 'Everyone Can Code' curriculum, 90,000 girls and 'Girls Who Code' club facilitators in all 50 states can learn to use Apple's easy to learn programming language, Swift, (with which) hundreds of thousands of apps are built,"
SYDNEY - Three Indian teams are among the 12 finalists who will vie for the top slot in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals here and move one step closer to win the grand prize of $100,000 at the world championship in the US. First place at the Asia competition will secure $15,000 and a spot in the world championship to be able to win the grand price of $100,000 at Microsoft's Redmond-based headquarters...
SAN FRANCISCO - Electric car maker Tesla has acquired US-based energy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries and lower costs as more competitors enter the market. According to the report, the offer will value each of Maxwell's 45.9 million shares at $4.75. The merger is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.