WASHINGTON - The unique identity number given to over a billion Indians by the Aadhaar card had helped India save $9 billion in preventing misuse of its beneficiary welfare schemes, said its architect Nandan Nilekani. "By having a unique number, you eliminate fakes and duplicates from your beneficiary and employee lists. That alone has saved the government $9 billion," said Nilekani at a World Bank panel discussion on...
SAN FRANCISCO - Your Whatsapp online status can help hackers figure out who you are talking to and when you go to sleep owing to a flaw in the micro-blogging platform, a software engineer has claimed. After discovering the flaw in WhatsApp, Rob Heaton -- who has made similar security-related findings in the past -- exploited the flaw by creating a Chrome extension with a minimal four lines of code, Digital Trends reported late on Tuesday.
MUMBAI - Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has again topped the list of richest Indian for the 10th consecutive year, business magazine Forbes India said on Thursday. Ambani, 60, who retains the top spot in the annual list of 100 richest Indian tycoons, saw his wealth increase to $38 billion from $22.7 billion last year, making him the biggest dollar gainer on the list and one of Asia's top five richest, the magazine said in a report.
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.