SAN FRANCISCO - Apple and Google have been forced to reroute their shuttles ferrying employee after the vehicles were attacked with either pellet guns or rocks several times on the way to office. According to a report in Slate Magazine on Friday, six buses operated by these tech companies to shuttle employees to their offices have been attacked on the highway over the past week. "The California Highway Patrol reports that four Apple and...
NEW DELHI - A 22-year-old NRI, working as a software engineer for Google, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a US woman here in a five star hotel, police said on Friday. Police said the incident took place on January 8 at around 10 p.m., when the accused, Anmol Singh Kharbanda, met and struck up a conversation with the 52-year-old woman at the luxury hotel's bar. "Kharbanda took her to his room for a smoke when he allegedly...
SAN FRANCISCO - Direct-broadcast satellite service provider DISH has announced it is working on integrating Google Home and Google Assistant into its TV service. "We're pleased to be working with the Google Assistant to offer our customers the ability to control Hopper's video experiences through the Assistant on speakers and phones," Niraj Desai, Vice President of Product Management, DISH, wrote in a blog post late on Wednesday.
LONDON - Google is secretly reaping millions of money from vulnerable people, seeking treatment for addictive diseases, by charging advertisers secretly working for private clinics' in Britain, a media report said on Sunday. The internet giant charges the middlemen -- known as referral agents -- as much as 200 pounds each time someone visits their website via search page advertisements at the top of a Google page,
SAN FRANCISCO - A new cryptocurrency-mining bot, named "Digmine", that was first observed in South Korea, is spreading fast through Facebook Messenger across the world, Tokyo-headquartered cybersecurity major Trend Micro has warned. After South Korea, it has since spread in Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, the Philippines, Thailand and Venezuela. It is likely to reach other countries soon, given the way it propagates.
SAN FRANCISCO - Luxury US tech-giant Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, the media reported. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San Antonio Express-News report, Texas Rangers have served Apple with...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Thursday announced that its "Discover" tab for finding featured bots, nearby places and businesses will be rolled out for Messenger users in India. "We are excited to announce that starting today we will gradually be rolling out the Discover tab in India, a new feature in Messenger that makes it easy and simple for people to find and browse bots and business pages," the company said in a statement.
SANFRANCISCO - Facing scrutiny over the presence of Russian ads on its platform during the 2016 US presidential poll, Facebook has agreed to support new limited federal rules on online political ads. The US Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked tech companies and campaigns to disclose the origin of political ads from now on. In its comments filed with the government, Facebook said it supports the FEC's efforts, ReCode reported on Tuesday.
HYDERABAD - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday visited the company's India Development Centre (IDC) here and interacted with employees. During his brief visit to the city, Nadella spent couple of hours at the campus at Gachibowli. The details of his visit were not made available by the company, which merely said it was an "internal event". Sources, however, said he interacted with employees and spoke about his book
SAN FRANCISCO - WhatsApp has finally rolled out its most anticipated feature 'Delete for Everyone' that allows its over one billion users revoke their messages in case they sent those to a wrong person or a group. You can only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending. "Once seven minutes have passed, there is no way to delete messages for everyone," Facebook-owned WhatsApp said in its updated FAQ on Friday.