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Instagram testing emoji reactions feature for 'Stories' (14:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a new feature that allows users to react to "Stories" with emojis, just as they can react on Facebook.

Mindtree donates $2mn to Stanford University to boost academics in AI (14:06) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, on Thursday donated $2 million to Stanford University to boost academic focus on artificial intelligence (AI).

Andhra government partners with EY on new digital initiative (13:56)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In partnership with global consultancy firm EY, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday launched the ePragati Core Platform, a new initiative to accelerate the digital transformation journey in the state.

Digitization offers $39 bn export opportunities for Indian firms by 2022 (13:34)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rising digitization will unlock a potential $39 billion worth of export opportunities for Indian businesses in select verticals by 2022 -- up from $16 billion in 2017, a Google-KPMG report said on Thursday.

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 to let your smartphone survive 15 drops (13:26)
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Global tech company Corning Incorporated has introduced "Gorilla Glass 6" for New-Age smartphones that survived 15 drops from one metre onto rough surfaces and is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.

AI-first approach across industries will transform us: Satya Nadella (Lead) (13:12) IANS Photo Service
Las Vegas, July 19 (IANS) Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been "pretty stunning" but what the humanity is going to see soon will be even more profound across the spectrum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed.

Ola offers ride share in Adelaide (12:24) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) India's leading ride-sharing provider Ola has entered Adelaide in Australia to offer cab service to customers, the company said on Thursday.

Can India drive Apple towards world's 1st trillion dollar company? (Tech Trend) (11:34)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) At nearly $940 billion, Apple is certainly well on the way to becoming the world's first trillion dollar company -- and the feat could be achieved as early as the end of this year with upcoming iPhone launches.

AI-first approach will transform our lives: Satya Nadella (10:52) IANS Photo Service
Las Vegas, July 19 (IANS) Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been "pretty stunning" but what the humanity is going to see soon will be even more profound, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed.

Two key Apple executives quit amid Siri reshuffle (10:50) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Apple's Head of Search Vipul Ved Prakash and Tom Gruber, Head of Siri's Advanced Development Group, have quit the company which is currently reshuffling its Siri team.

Facebook to remove posts that spur violence (09:44) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Accused of helping to spur violence in countries like Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India, Facebook has said it will begin removing misinformation that leads to violence and physical harm.

IAEA inspection to Iranian university authorized: Minister (07:22)
Tehran, July 19 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently inspected an Iranian university, Science Minister Mansour Gholami said on Wednesday.

Startup incubation centre unveiled in Karnataka's Huballli (21:54) IANS Photo Service
Hubballli (Karnataka), July 18 (IANS) NITI Ayog Chairman Amitabh Kant on Thursday unveiled a startup incubation centre in this north Karnataka town to promote entrepreneurship in tier-2 and tier-3 cities.

Mindtree net up 30% annually, slips 13% quarterly (21:16) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) IT services firm Mindtree on Thursday reported a Rs 158 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 30 per cent annual growth but 13 per cent decline sequentially from last quarter.

Unesco Director General seeks global debate on AI (19:52) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Unesco Director General Audrey Azoulay on Wednesday called for a worldwide debate on the consequences of large-scale use of artificial intelligence (AI).

'Funding dogs global women entrepreneurs from scaling businesses' (19:36)
Toronto, July 18 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs worldwide face funding challenge to scale their businesses due to investors' trust deficit in the success of their firms, said some of them at a global women entrepreneur summit here.

DoT receives 40-50 mn consumer complaints annually: Telecom Secretary (18:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) receives 40-50 million complaints a year, DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Wednesday.

EU slaps record $5 bn fine on Google, Pichai says will appeal (Lead) (18:50) IANS Photo Service
Brussels, July 18 (IANS) Accusing Google of illegally using Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of its search engine, the European Commission on Wednesday imposed a record fine of 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) on the tech giant, which said it would appeal against the decision.

EU slaps Google with record $5 bn fine over Android (17:48) IANS Photo Service
Brussels, July 18 (IANS) The European Commission on Wednesday imposed on Google a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) fine for illegally using Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine.

Samsung refrigerator with Bixby control, touchscreen now in India (17:10) IANS Photo Service
Gurugram, July 18 (IANS) Revolutionising the Indian refrigerator industry, Samsung Electronics on Wednesday unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled refrigerator "Family Hub 3.0" in India for Rs 280,000.

Symantec introduces threat isolation tech to thwart email attacks (15:28) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Cybersecurity giant Symantec Corp on Wednesday introduced a new solution based on threat isolation technology which blocks advanced email attacks on end user devices.

Investors' backlash forces Musk to say sorry over 'pedo' remark (Lead) (15:16) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from investors amid falling Tesla stock, Elon Musk on Wednesday apologised to famed British cave explorer Vern Unsworth for calling him a "pedo" after he saved 12 boys and their coach who were trapped in a cave in Thailand.

Google's Rajan Anandan joins TiE Delhi-NCR to foster start-ups (15:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Rajan Anandan, Vice President, South East Asia and India, Google, on Wednesday took an additional responsibility of the Delhi-NCR Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi-NCR) as its President to nurture the Indian start-up ecosystem.

Election integrity forces Twitter to delay account verification process (14:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Looming elections in Pakistan, the US, Brazil and India have forced Twitter to shelve its public account verification programme as the micro-blogging platform is busy tackling the spread of fake news and misinformation, the company said on Wednesday.

Google unveils first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project (13:48) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) In line with its global Cloud infrastructure expansion plans, Google has revealed its first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project designed to bring high-bandwidth, low-latency and highly secure Cloud connections between the US and Europe.

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