SAN FRANCISCO - After Apple revoked Facebook's iOS developer certificate for using an app that closely tracked some users data, there was another app from Google that also monitored users' data on their smartphones. According to a TechCrunch report late Wednesday, Google has now disabled the app called "Screenwise Meter" that let the company track data and traffic usage on smartphones of users who agreed to that.
SAN FRANCISCO - Celebrating Data Privacy Day on Monday, Facebook has launched a new "Privacy and Data Use Business Hub" to help businesses understand ways in which they could protect user-information while using the platform. The hub contains information on topics including advertisements, privacy principles and guidelines to help companies understand rules like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) --
CHENNAI - Beverages major Coca-Cola India on Friday expanded its Minute Maid product range by launching a grape fruit based sparkling drink branded as Colour, said a top company official. People in Tamil Nadu towns and villages used to call soft drink 'Colour'. Coca-Cola India has branded its new grape juice sparkler as 'Colour' to resonate with the local lingo. He also said the company would launch a new product in Andhra Pradesh that would be branded under a similar philosophy.
SAN FRANCISCO - Resuming its self-driving programme, global ride-sharing major Uber has hired a "micromobility robotics" team to work on autonomous bikes and scooters. The company is working to develop electric scooters and bicycles which can drive themselves around cities in order to reach customers and charging points. Electric scooter and bicycle-sharing services, including Uber's Jump business as well as competitors Bird and Lime, allow customers to collect the vehicles and...
SAN FRANCISCO - Electric car maker Tesla on Friday announced it is laying off seven per cent of its full-time staffers in an attempt to reduce costs and increase profits. The news comes on the heels of Tesla CEO Elon Musk laying the foundation of a Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai earlier this month -- the first outside the US. All Tesla employees were informed about the development in an email. "Starting around May, we will need to deliver at least the mid-range Model 3 variant in all markets,
ANAND - The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF), which owns Amul brand, has sent a legal notice to Google India on fraudulent practices it claims to have found being carried out by individuals and organisations using the latter's platform. The notice was issued to Google India Pvt Ltd on January 10 regarding individuals/organizations using Google platform for fraudulent practices, according to official statement on Wednesday.
YouTube to remove share activity feature
SAN FRANCISCO - Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter after January 31. Twitter currently allow users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings, then to Connected apps and choosing "Share your public activity to Twitter". Instead, the platform is urging users to share videos on social networks directly from YouTube via the Share button.
SAN FRANCISCO - Riding on a robust growth last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook earned a compensation package of $15.7 million -- including $12 million in bonus that means nearly $33,000 a day. The package included $3 million in base salary, $12 million in incentives awarded for performance and another $682,000 as "Other Compensation" (like personal security services and use of a private aircraft), the Cupertino-based company said in its filing late Tuesday with the US Securities and...
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.