Microsoft’s GitHub Acquires Collaboration Tool Firm Pull Panda

Microsoft’s GitHub Acquires Collaboration Tool Firm Pull Panda

To review codes, Microsoft-owned GitHub has acquired a US-based start-up called Pull Panda that makes collaboration tools for software teams at an undisclosed amount. Following the acquisition, Pull Panda’s products – Pull Reminders, Pull Analytics and Pull Assigner – would...
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Microsoft AI Digital Labs Launched in Collaboration With 10 Colleges in India

Microsoft AI Digital Labs Launched in Collaboration With 10 Colleges in India

Software giant Microsoft on Thursday launched Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled digital labs in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions in India. The programme, ‘Intelligent Cloud Hub’, covers institutes including BITS Pilani, SRM ...
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Delhi High Court Issues Notice to Paytm, RBI Over Company’s Postpaid Service

Delhi High Court Issues Notice to Paytm, RBI Over Company’s Postpaid Service

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought RBI’s response on a PIL alleging that online payments platform Paytm was providing lending facilities in violation of the law regulating such activity. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Brijesh...
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Amazon Turns Tedium of Warehouse Work Into a Video Game

Amazon Turns Tedium of Warehouse Work Into a Video Game

Inside several of Amazon’s cavernous warehouses, hundreds of employees spend hours a day playing video games. Some compete by racing virtual dragons or sports cars around a track, while others collaborate to build castles piece by piece. But they aren&#8...
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‘Privacy Coin’ Monero Offers Near Total Anonymity

‘Privacy Coin’ Monero Offers Near Total Anonymity

Bitcoin’s share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance. As these “altcoins” grow in...
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Alphabet’s GV Leads Funding in Gene Editing Company Verve Therapeutics

Alphabet’s GV Leads Funding in Gene Editing Company Verve Therapeutics

GV, Alphabet’s venture capital arm, led a $58.5 million investment to launch Verve Therapeutics, a new biotech focused on developing therapies that edit the human genome to treat heart diseases. Gene editing therapies are seen to have huge scope in...
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Amazon Calls for Transparent Use of Facial ID Tech by Law Enforcement Agencies

Amazon Calls for Transparent Use of Facial ID Tech by Law Enforcement Agencies

Amazon.com on Thursday joined the call for transparency in the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies, and said it supports an “appropriate” legislative framework on the technology to protect civil rights. In the comp...
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Google to Appeal EUR 50 Million French Data Consent Fine

Google to Appeal EUR 50 Million French Data Consent Fine

Google said Wednesday it would appeal a record EUR 50 million (roughly Rs. 405 crores) fine imposed by France’s data regulator for failing to meet the EU’s strict new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). “We’ve worked hard to crea...
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Google Shuts Down Censored ‘Dragonfly’ Chinese Search Engine Project After Internal Confrontation

Google Shuts Down Censored ‘Dragonfly’ Chinese Search Engine Project After Internal Confrontation

Facing widespread criticism over its “censored” Search engine for the Chinese market, Google has reportedly shut down a data collection system that was key to develop the search project code-named “Dragonfly”. According to a report in...
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Amazon Sees Antitrust Complaint Filed Against It by Austrian Retailers

Amazon Sees Antitrust Complaint Filed Against It by Austrian Retailers

Austrian retailers have filed a complaint against Amazon with their national competition authority over the US e-commerce giant’s dual role as a retailer and a marketplace. The European Commission and Germany’s antitrust authority are also loo...
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