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Google updates its 'search' feature, introduces quality improv

Google updates its 'search' feature, introduces quality improv

New Delhi [India], Apr 27 : Aiming to deliver more long-term and impactful changes to Search, Google on Wednesday announced key updates to its algorithms and introduced additional features to address the challenges with locating relevant from the most reliable sources available.

Google has made structural changes in Search that include improvements in ranking, easier ways for people to provide direct feedback, and greater transparency around how Search works.

To help prevent the spread of offensive or misleading content that has been known to surface in a small subset of queries, Google has improved its evaluation methods and made algorithmic updates that surface more authoritative content.

Tata Motors announces readiness of SCR, EGR technologies for BSIV compliant engines

Tata Motors announces readiness of SCR, EGR technologies for BSIV compliant

New Delhi [India], Apr 27 : Tata Motors have announced readiness of SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technologies for BSIV compliant engines, powering its range of commercial vehicles.

EGR technology adopted by Tata Motors in 2010 will continue to power small-to-medium category of commercial vehicles with engine power requirements up to 180HP.

EGR helps to reduce NOx emissions from the engine. Additionally, Tata Motors has adopted the globally proven SCR technology since 2014 for its Medium and Heavy-Duty Commercial vehicles ranging from 130HP to 400HP.

Accenture launches touch-less testing platform; to enable faster software testing

Accenture launches touch-less testing platform; to enable faster software testin

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 : Accenture on Monday announced the launch of its new platform for automated, analytics-driven software testing, after successfully completing pilots with 10 clients around the world.

The company's 'Touchless Testing Platform' brings together leading open source, commercial and Accenture proprietary tools and algorithms to automate a robust, touch-less testing process for software - all guided by artificial intelligence and analytics.

It allows testing teams to easily integrate tools from leading players such as Conformiq, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel Saffron, Sauce Labs, Tableau, Tricentis and Worksoft, along with key Accenture innovations, to bring new enterprise software solutions to market faster and with higher quality.

Softbank to deploy Ericsson Radio Dot System across Japan

Softbank to deploy Ericsson Radio Dot System across Japan

New Delhi [India], Apr 22 : Following more than two years of verification and testing, SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. on Friday announced its decision to deploy the Ericsson Radio Dot System across Japan to deliver premium indoor connectivity to its subscribers.

SoftBank began extensive testing of the Radio Dot System and several other indoor solutions in Japan in June 2015 to evaluate its options for meeting the huge demand for better indoor coverage in mid-sized to large buildings.

The Ericsson Radio Dot System proved its ability to enable high-performance voice and data coverage and capacity in a broad range of enterprise buildings and public venues, and will now be deployed for SoftBank later this year.

People would sacrifice photos on their phones for just 10.37 EUR: Kaspersky

People would sacrifice photos on their phones for just 10.37 EUR: Kaspersky

New Delhi [India], Apr 20 : While people claim to value their memories more than any other form of data stored on their digital devices, they are happy to sell them for little money, research by Kaspersky Lab shows.

A survey has shown that for 49 percent of people, private and sensitive photos of themselves are the most precious data they have on their devices, followed by photos of their children and spouses.

The thought of losing these precious memories is considered more distressing for them than the prospect of a car accident, breaking up with a partner, or a quarrel with a friend or family member.

However, when confronted with the decision to delete this data for money, people nevertheless gave their digital data such as photos away for as little as 10.37EUR.

No More Ransom initiative adds 14 new decryption tools

No More Ransom initiative adds 14 new decryption tools

New Delhi [India], Apr. 10 : The platform nomoreransom.org is now available in 14 languages and contains 39 free decryption tools. Since Kaspersky Lab's last report in December, more than 10 000 victims from all over the world have been able to decrypt their affected devices thanks to the tools made available free of charge on the platform.

No More Ransom was launched in July 2016 by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, introducing a new level of cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. Since the launch, dozens of partners from all continents have joined.

F-Secure acquires 'Little Flocker' to provide next-generation Mac protection

F-Secure acquires 'Little Flocker' to provide next-generation Mac protection

New Delhi [India], Apr 10 : Cyber security company F-Secure on Monday announced acquiring of Little Flocker, the most advanced security technology available for Macs, from a private app developer.

Most Mac security solutions rely entirely on a traditional signature-based approach against malware, but cannot protect Mac users from modern targeted attacks. Little Flocker protects Macs by using advanced behavioral-based analysis, and monitors apps that attempt to access confidential files and system resources.

It also detects and blocks Mac ransomware. F-Secure will build Little Flocker's next-generation security engine into its new XFENCE technology.

XFENCE will complement F-Secure's existing endpoint solutions to provide

Google Launches Google Play Music Subscription in India

Google Launches Google Play Music Subscription in India

New Delhi [India], Apr 6 : Google India has announced the launch of Google Play Music subscription in India, offering music lovers a fresh take on streaming that is smarter, easier and uses little data.

Google Play Music is available across Android, iOS and the web in India. Sign up now and get a free trial on Android, iOS or the web.

As an introductory offer, it is available for a discounted subscription offer of Rs. 89 per month if you sign up within the first 45 days.

Accenture acquires Genfour, aims to strengthen intelligent automation services

Accenture acquires Genfour, aims to strengthen intelligent automation services

New Delhi [India], Apr. 4 : Accenture acquired UK-based Genfour, a pure play automation service provider with deep domain expertise and industry experience in assessing, implementing and managing automation solutions. The acquisition strengthens Accenture's capabilities as a leading provider of intelligent automation services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The addition of Genfour expands Accenture's ability to apply intelligent automation solutions that help clients transform and re-engineer their business processes. Clients can take advantage of data-driven insights that enable faster, more informed business decisions and better quality of service to their customers.

Cyient and Amdocs to implement GIS in NetLink Trust's next generation B/OSS project

Cyient and Amdocs to implement GIS in NetLink Trust's next generation B/OSS

New Delhi [India], Apr.4 : Cyient, a global leader in communications engineering and service management assurance services and solutions, today announced a collaboration with Amdocs to implement GE's Geographical Information System (GIS), Smallworld, as part of the Next-Generation Business/Operations Support System (NGBOSS) project for NetLink Trust.

The NGBOSS project aims to improve the user experience for NetLink Trust's customers with faster deployment of new fiber networks while reducing fault repair and outage times, as well as delivering improved service quality.

Over 36.6 million records breached in India, says Gemalto report

Over 36.6 million records breached in India, says Gemalto report

New Delhi [India], Apr 3 : World leader in digital security Gemalto released the findings of the Breach Level Index revealing that 33 reported data breaches led to almost 36.6 million data records being compromised in India during 2016, an increase of 14 percent compared to 2015.

Identity theft and unauthorized access to financial data were the leading type of data breaches in 2016, accounting for 73 percent of all data breaches. In addition, 61 percent of the data breaches in 2016 did not disclose the number of compromised records at the time they were reported in India.

Genius launches portable Bluetooth enabled speakers at Rs.3050

Genius launches portable Bluetooth enabled speakers at Rs.3050

New Delhi [India], Mar 31 : Global brand in personal peripheral devices for the digital world Genius on Friday announced its India launch of compact but powerful portable Bluetooth speakers at Rs.3050.

However, the product is also available on Amazon for an introductory offer price of Rs.1699 only.

With built-in microphone, the SP-906BT and the SP-906BT Plus feature superb clear audio, stunning loudness and extra heavy bass which is smaller and lighter than a baseball.

SP-906BT Series gives people on-the-go more than 10 hours of continuous playing, that's almost more than 200 songs, perfect for personal enjoyment, outdoor activities or hanging out with friends.

The exquisite audio and powerful bass of these products gives its users an amazingly clear and loud sound.

Software Alliance advances encryption debate with BSA Encryption Principles

Software Alliance advances encryption debate with BSA Encryption Principles

New Delhi [India], Mar 31 : The Software Alliance is sharing the BSA Encryption Principles - an analytical tool for examining related legislation and policy proposals.

With these principles, BSA aims to help lawmakers and other stakeholders find common ground in the encryption debate by addressing the needs and responsibilities of all sides.

"These principles offer a concrete step to help move the encryption discussion forward," said president and CEO of BSA, Victoria Espinel.

Google launches Knowledge Graph in Bengali language

Google launches Knowledge Graph in Bengali language

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : In an attempt to assist Bengali speakers discover new information quickly, Google on Wednesday announced the introduction of Knowledge Graph in Bengali language on Google Search.

Google Search will now also support spell correction for Bengali queries improving the Search experience for the millions of Bengali speakers around the world.

The Knowledge Graph enables users to search for things, people or places that Google knows about-landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more. The feature allows users to get straight to the answer and displays other relevant information.

Artificial Intelligence crucial for banks to transform customer experience: Accenture

Artificial Intelligence crucial for banks to transform customer experience

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : According to Accenture's latest report, banks should use artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand the intentions and emotions of customers and enable better interactions.

The report, titled Accenture Banking Technology Vision 2017, draws on the analysis of an advisory board comprising more than two dozen individuals, interviews with technology luminaries and industry experts, and results of a survey of more than 600 bankers.

According to the report, more than three-quarters (78 percent) of bankers globally and 87 percent in India believe that AI will enable simpler user interfaces that will help banks create a more human-like customer experience.

10 best SaaS-based B2B platforms in India

10 best SaaS-based B2B platforms in India

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : The use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform by B2B e-commerce majors has seen a significant rise in India. The companies are using it for all key operations to increase efficiency, be it their IT work or any other industry process. Apart from saving time and money, it provides user-friendly accessibility and hosting. Companies which provide SaaS are now well funded and are capable of leading the race.

The following are some of the SaaS B2B platforms that have played a major role in this technological shift, making it easy for SMEs to do business with a win - win situation:

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itel launches 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone, Wish A41

itel launches 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone, Wish A41

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : Aiming to strengthen its 4G portfolio to support the government's 'Digital India' initiative, itel Mobile from Transsion Holdings launched Wish A41, a 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone.

Priced at Rs. 5,840, the launch of Wish A41 underlines itel's commitment to become the preferred 4G device enabler for entry to mid-level smartphone users.

In the existing portfolio, the brand offers two other 4G VoLTE enabled smartphones- it1518 and it1520 and it further intends to expand its 4G portfolio with strong product offerings going forward.

iRobot upgrades iRobot HOME App, expands customer base in India

iRobot upgrades iRobot HOME App, expands customer base in India

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : Home robotics aggregator iRobot announced updates to the iRobot HOME App that expands the value of connected Roomba vacuuming robots within the smart home for their customer base in India.

New Clean Map reports provide visual post-cleaning maps that display information about the robot's cleaning performance, such as the dirtiest floor areas and total space cleaned, while the integration of Amazon Alexa voice activated control will facilitate easy communication with a Roomba vacuuming robot.

IBM Cloud helps Pace Automation transform local 'Kirana' stores into e-tailers

IBM Cloud helps Pace Automation transform local 'Kirana' stores into e-tailers

New Delhi [India], Mar 23 : IBM on Thursday announced a strategic partnership to offer 'RetailSmart', an end-to-end fully integrated solution that will enable local 'Kirana' (unorganized) stores to become ecommerce ready.

Powered by IBM Cloud, the solution allows Kirana stores to deliver a convenient online shopping experience to consumers and pay safely using a convenient payment mode (irrespective of the size of the purchase).

According to industry reports, the current number of Kirana stores in India is pegged to be at 15 million.

Build your brand through Snapchat!

Build your brand through Snapchat!

New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 : Oh Snap! Aren't you on Snapchat yet?

It has been six years since Snapchat was introduced as a new Social Media platform. Earlier established as a platform for teens for merely sharing pictures and videos, this app has come a long way.

An estimated active user base of 150 million, it is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. An average snap chatter spends around 25-30 minutes on this app every day. Its inception created a buzz among the users of bracket 18 to 34 years which is no longer the case, as the app has transcended the age barrier over time.

Awareness, Interest and Evaluation are three key elements of the marketing funnel and Snapchat helps in achieving the second brilliantly i.e. interest the most.




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