IT Minister Prasad urges Nadella to help boost DigiGaon initiative (Second Lead) (18 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday met Indian-born CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella and urged him to consider the use of Microsoft's innovative technology in the upcoming DigiGaon (Digital Village) initiative.

'India aims to bring broadband to every village by 2018' (14:22)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India aims to bring high-speed digital connectivity to every village by 2018 and is keen to share expertise in the area with other nations, the government said on Tuesday.

Gemalto launches eSIM technology for Windows 10 devices (14:14)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Global digital security firm Gemalto on Tuesday announced it will make available its On-Demand Connectivity and eSIM technology for Microsoft's Windows 10 devices.

IT Minister Prasad urges Nadella to help boost DigiGaon initiative (Lead) (13:18)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday met Indian-born CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella and urged him to consider the use of Microsoft's innovative technology in the upcoming Digigaon (Digital Village) initiative.

Ex-GF's apology letter with D- grade goes viral on Twitter (13:02)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) An apology letter by a student's ex-girlfriend has gone viral after the student from Stetson University in Florida, the US, broke the 'convention' by grading the letter and posted it on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

Yahoo inks content deal with British media houses (12:50)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Yahoo on Tuesday announced global content partnerships with some of Britain's premium publishing platforms, including the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, the Evening Standard and Hearst UK.

Satya Nadella meets IT Minister Prasad (12:40)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday met Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad here.

Snapchat 'Spectacles' now available in US (12:12)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) The much-anticipated video recording 'Spectacles' from photo-sharing service Snapchat is now available online for users in the US at $129.99.

Russia to induct largest n-icebreaker in 2019 (12:10)
By Anjali Ojha
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Looking to expand its reach in the Arctic region, increase the transportation of cargo and conduct year-round navigation in the ice-covered polar waters, Russia is set to commission the 33,000 tonne Arktika, the world's largest nuclear-powered ice-breaker, in 2019, a top official has said.

Oppo to unveil 5x zoom smartphone at MWC 2017 (11:58)
Spain, Feb 21 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Oppo will unveil a new smartphone with 5x zooming ability at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, later this month.

Apple reportedly working on Siri-powered speaker (11:40)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) US tech giant Apple is reportedly working on Siri-powered speaker just like Amazon Echo -- an artificial intelligence (AI)-based speaker that can be controlled by voice.

Share photos, videos, GIFs via WhatsApp 'Status' now (11:40)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has updated to "Status" feature that allows users to share images and videos with their contacts on WhatsApp in a secure way.

NASA to reveal new findings on exoplanets this week (10:52)
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) NASA has hinted at discovery of something exciting related to planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.

RBI not for free licensing of payments sector: Deputy Governor (20:06)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Launching the BharatQR mobile payments acceptance system here on Monday, RBI Deputy Governor R. Gandhi said granting licences to payment service providers cannot be an automatic "tick box exercise" and such entities need to be selected as per proper selection criteria.

Bengal to teach prisoners basic literacy through computers (19:00)
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) With the aim to achieve 100 per cent literacy among prison inmates of West Bengal, the state has launched a Computer Based Fundamental Literacy Programme (CBFL), it was announced on Monday.

Losing smartphones may up PTSD symptoms in youngsters (18:48)
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Three of four young adults are likely to exhibit symptoms such as fidgeting and scratching of stress similar to those seen in people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), upon being separated from their smartphones, researchers say.

Now pay for Uber rides with JioMoney (17:38)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) JioMoney, a prepaid payment instruments (PPI) wallet offered by Reliance Payment Solutions Ltd, and Uber on Monday announced an agreement that will enable people to pay for their Uber rides using JioMoney.

Sensational tweets more popular than substantive content: Study (17:08)
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Sensational content have more staying power than substantive posts on the microblogging platform Twitter, says a study.

Digitally flag at-risk sites on Heritage Alert Bengal (17:04)
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Know a heritage site that is crumbling down? Well, flag it at Heritage Alert Bengal, a digital platform where information about at-risk cultural heritage in West Bengal can be reported, stored and disseminated.

Lenovo's Vibe K5 note now in upgraded variant (17:00)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Lenovo Mobile Business Group on Monday announced an upgraded Lenovo Vibe K5 Note smartphone in 4GB+64GB variant at Rs 13,499.

Flipkart to use Microsoft cloud to boost e-tail sales (Lead) (16:34)
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Leading e-commerce major Flipkart on Monday tied up with global software major Microsoft to use its Azure cloud platform for boosting its e-tail sales.

'PSLV launch was not aimed to set any record' (16:08)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Newspaper headlines last week screamed that India's polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) created history by lobbing 104 satellites in a single mission, shattering the Russian record of 37. What was missed out was the intricacy required to do so.

India offers to share its telecom expertise with Asean (16:02)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Monday offered to share its expertise with Asean's member-countries in the development of their telecom and digital connectivity sectors.

Paytm to invest Rs 600 cr in QR code-based payment network (15:40)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Mobile payment and e-commerce platform Paytm on Monday announced that it will invest Rs 600 crore in its QR code-based payment solution to enable digital payments for merchants across India.

I'm not tech savvy: Dia Mirza (15:32)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza says she may not be tech savvy, but she realises the importance to understand technology as a consumer.

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