LAS VEGAS - In a first such collaboration between two arch rivals, Samsung has announced it will offer Apple iTunes movies and TV shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Smart TV models beginning this spring. So if you've bought movies or TV shows from Apple's iTunes store, you will be able to watch those on Samsung TVs without connecting an Apple TV box. "In an industry first, a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will debut only on Samsung Smart TVs in more than 100 countries.
NEW DELHI - The Indian government asked Apple to provide information regarding 27 devices and 18 accounts in the January-June 2018 period, with the company providing data in most of the cases owing to an iTunes Gift Card fraud investigation. The number of requests from India -- in various formats such as subpoenas, court orders, warrants or other valid legal requests -- also included 34 financial identifiers and three emergency requests, Apple said in its bi-annual transparency report released late Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's video chat app Duo has now been downloaded more than 1 billion times on Google Play. The company launched Duo in 2016 along with instant messaging app Allo with much fanfare."Duo hit 500 million downloads just six months ago, so another 500 million in that time span is pretty impressive," tech website Android Police reported late on Saturday. In 2018, the company has launched Duo support for iPad, Android Tablet, Chromebook, and Smart Displays.
NEW YORK - Google on Monday announced to invest $ 1 billion to establish a new campus in New York City. The 1.7 million square-feet campus called Google Hudson Square will be the primary location for the company's New York-based Global Business Organisation. According to Ruth Porat, Senior Vice President and CFO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, it hopes to start moving into the two Hudson Street buildings by 2020, followed by 550 Washington Street in 2022 once the building is complete.
NEW DELHI - Walmart India on Monday announced the appointment of Sameer Aggarwal as its Chief Business Officer with immediate effect. The company said in a statement that its Chief Operating Officer Devendra Chawla has resigned "to pursue other opportunities outside Walmart India". Aggarwal is currently the Chief Strategy and Administrative Officer for the company. "In this expanded role, Sameer, currently Chief Strategy and Administrative Officer, will now lead strategy, merchandising,
NEW DELHI - Facing intense scrutiny over the misuse of its platform globally during elections, Facebook has announced fresh steps to increase ad transparency and defend against foreign interference ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India. Now anyone who wants to run an ad in India related to politics will need to first confirm their identity and location, and give more details about who placed the ad, the social networking giant said in a statement late Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft's Indian-origin Chief Technology Officer for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Joseph Sirosh has joined Compass, a New York-based real estate tech company which is making efforts to simplify the home buying and selling process with the use of cutting-edge technology. In a tweet on Wednesday, Sirosh said he was "super excited" to join Compass as CTO. "It (Compass) is bringing agents and technology to empower us in one of the most stressful and...
WASHINGTON - China has agreed to cut tariffs on cars it imports from the US, President Donald Trump has said, after he negotiated a truce in the trade war with Beijing. The announcement boosted the financial markets. "China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the US. Currently the tariff is 40 per cent," Trump tweeted on Sunday. The outcome of the Trump-Xi meeting boosted financial markets in Asia Pacific on Monday.
LAS VEGAS - As tech companies the world over face an acute crunch of skilled workforce in the field of Cloud computing, retail giant Amazon's Cloud arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has decided to go beyond providing training and certification to now help students grab relevant openings in Cloud. According to Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at AWS, the time is ripe to connect skilled students with employers via "AWS Educate" -- a global initiative to provide students and
NEW YORK - Researchers in the US, including one of Indian-origin, are working on a technology that could make homes of the future adjust to your activity without the need for invasive cameras. So when you leave a room, you would not require anyone to tell the that the lights, or the fans needed to be switched off. Sensors hidden in the walls or floors could automatically detect that the room was empty and do the needful.