SAN FRANCISCO - With the wait for new Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 now over, Google is ready to unveil Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, a smart speaker and a 'PixelBook' laptop in the US on October 4. According to a series of leaks from technology websites Droid Life and Android Authority, Google is also likely to launch a new Daydream VR headset. Just like last year, Google is expected to launch two Pixels --
ORLANDO,FL- With his permanent residency coming in the way of his newly wed wife joining him in the US, Satya Nadella had surrendered his Green Card and applied for an H1-B visa, a move which gave him instant notoriety around the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, the India-born CEO has revealed. In fact, at one point of time, early in his career, even with a Green Card in his hand, Nadella seriously contemplated leaving his job at the Microsoft...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to sell 35-75 million Facebook shares in the next 18 months to fund the company's work in education, science and advocacy. "Over the past year and a half, Facebook's business has performed well and the value of our stock has grown to the point that I can fully fund our philanthropy and retain voting control of Facebook for 20 years or more," Zuckerberg wrote in a post.
NEW DELHI - Leading Indian software firms like Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant on Wednesday interacted with Chinese hardware firms to forge partnerships for collaborations in the seaport city of Dalian, according to a Nasscom statement. The opportunities for tie-ups were explored at a day-long first India-China Dalian IoT (Internet of Things) Conference, organised by the Indian IT industry trade body Nasscom and the Dalian Municipal...
SAN FRANCISCO - Micro-blogging website Twitter has hired Indian-born Sriram Krishnan, a former top executive from Facebook and Snap, as its Senior Director of Product. "I'm going to be joining Twitter and become a part of #theflock to work with the fantastic product team there," Krishnan tweeted. A well-known product executive around Silicon Valley, Krishnan has primarily focused on ad technology.
NEW DELHI - Tech giant Google on Monday joined the bandwagon of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) -based payment apps launching its "Tez" app. Tez, which means fast in Hindi, is a standalone payments app that can be downloaded on Android and iOS devices. It is based on UPI -- a payments protocol built by government-backed National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). Apart from English and Hindi, "Tez" app supports various...
BENGALURU - Bengaluru-born 28-year-old Google research scientist Ananda Theertha Suresh in New York has won the Paul Baran Young Scholar award for 2017, the US-based Marconi Society said on Tuesday. "Suresh has been selected for this year's Young Scholar award for creating technology that makes search faster and easier even on low-end mobile devices, with basic Internet," the Society said in an e-mail to IANS.
CHICAGO - Recent global malware attacks have alerted even companies making devices which are not normally subject to virus assaults to sit up and take notice. HP Inc announced on Monday embedded security features in its printers, including cloud printing solutions, to stay ahead of the malware attacks. The announcement was made at the HP Reinvent world partner forum here which goes into its main session on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO - India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first book "Hit Refresh" will give an account of his personal journey so far, the company's ongoing transformation, and the coming wave of technological and economic change. Set to hit the stands on September 26, Nadella has penned the book -- which carries a foreword by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates - with the hope that it will inspire people to discover more empathy in their own lives.
NEW YORK - Online retailer Amazon said that it plans to open a second company headquarters in North America, which will be a full equal to its Seattle headquarters. The company plans to invest more than $5 billion in construction and expects the second headquarters to create as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs, it said on Thursday. In choosing the location, Amazon said it has a preference for metropolitan areas with more...