IT Minister Prasad urges Nadella to help boost DigiGaon initiative (Second Lead) (16 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.

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.

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.

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.

Portronics launches 'Sound Slick' at Rs 3,499 (15:26)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Portable digital products firm Portronics on Monday launched a new Bluetooth sound bar "Sound Slick" for better audio experience.

India's frugal space programme a 'wake up' call for China: Daily (14:56)
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) India's successful launch of putting a record 104 satellites into orbit is a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry which has a lot to learn from New Delhi's frugal space programme, a Chinese daily said on Monday.

China's new supercomputer will be 10 times faster (14:08)
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) China has started to build a new-generation supercomputer that is expected to be 10 times faster than the current world champion, a media report said.

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