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Facebook Messenger now supports PayPal payments

Facebook Messenger now supports PayPal payments

San Francisco, Oct 25 : Online Payment gateway PayPal has joined social media giant Facebook where the service will now be available in Messenger for people in the US to shop via chatbots.

As part of the deal, Paypal will make it easier to link your PayPal account to Facebook and Messenger, techcrunch reported on Tuesday.

Messenger is also adding a feature that will let users receive notifications about PayPal transactions.

"In addition, Messenger payments are not being limited to PayPal - customers can transact using their payment info already stored in Facebook and Messenger within the bots, as another option," the report added.

Nearly 40 per cent of US mobile users are now on Facebook's messaging platform.


LeEco breaks boundaries; disrupts US market with new model launches

LeEco breaks boundaries; disrupts US market with new model launches

San Francisco [United States], Oct. 20 : Chinese company LeEco launched a slew of upcoming products and services today here in San Francisco.

The internet conglomerate launched an 85-inch TV (2.2m), a VR headset, a self-driving car along with its flagship phones LePro 3 and the Le S3.

At the "Ignite the Eco World" event, LeEco unveiled its open, integrated Internet ecosystem consisting of platform, content, apps and the stunning array of connected smart devices that bring it to life.

In an interview to the Indian media, YT Jia, Founder, Chairman and CEO of LeEco, said the company aims to create a business model that will lead the next era of technology - the ecosystem era.


Apple acquires Hyderabad-based machine learning startup

Apple acquires Hyderabad-based machine learning startup

San Francisco, Sep 23 : US tech giant Apple has acquired Tuplejump -- a Hyderabad-based machine learning startup that helps companies to store, process and visualise big data with its unique software.

Founded in 2013, Tuplejump's two co-founders Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu have already joined Apple while third cofounder, Deepak Alur, joined Anaplan - a Cloud-based business modelling and planning platform for sales, operations and finance.

According to a Tech Crunch report, Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree and recently bought two well-known startups Perceptio and Turi.

"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," a company spokesperson told Tech Crunch.


Apple buys machine learning startup Turi to make Siri better

Apple buys machine learning startup Turi to make Siri better

San Francisco, Aug 6 : Taking another foray into the field of artificial intelligence (AI) AND machine learning and to make its digital assistant Siri better, Apple has acquired Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for nearly $200 million.

According to a GeekWire report, the move is set to increase Apple's presence in the Seattle region where the tech giant has been building an engineering outpost for the past two years.

"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," said Apple in a statement given to GeekWire.

Turi offers tools that are meant to let developers easily scale machine learning applications.


Twitter suspends JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's account

Twitter suspends JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's account

San Francisco, July 14 : Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's account 'HafizSaeedLive' has been suspended by online social networking service Twitter for posting about the ongoing protests in Kashmir valley and the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani frequently.

His twitter handle suspension comes in wake of the recent speech at a meet in Lahore on Tuesday, where he said that the ongoing protests on the Indian side of Kashmir would be intensified and warned that the deaths in the region would not be in vain.


Apple to announce bringing of Siri to Mac, third-party apps at WWDC

Apple to announce bringing of Siri to Mac, third-party apps at WWDC

San Francisco, June 13 : Tech giant Apple is likely to bring computer program Siri, which works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator to the Mac.

The announcement for the same would be made in the week-long Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off today, the Verge quoted the Wall Street Journal as saying.

Apple introduced Siri as an iPhone feature in 2011 and it opened a door for the people finding information or completing tasks on their devices by speaking rather than typing or tapping.

The company would also give developers access to its Siri voice assistant so that they can incorporate it into their apps.


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