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India Said to Defer Plan to Tax Mobile Touch Panel Imports

February 7, 2019

India has deferred a plan to tax imports of touch panels, three sources said, after smartphone makers such as Samsung Electronics asked the government to delay levying tariffs on such new imported components under a phased plan to boost local manufacturing. The tariff, which was supposed to kick in from February, has been delayed after […]

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WhatsApp Says May Cease to Exist in India if New Regulations Kick In

February 7, 2019

Some of the proposed government regulations for social media companies operating in India are threatening the very existence of WhatsApp in its current form, a top company executive said here on Wednesday. With over 200 million monthly active users, India is WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world. Globally, the platform has over 1.5 billion users. “Of the […]

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Chatbot Shakti to help women in India fight workplace harassment

December 5, 2018

In the wake of the recent #MeToo India movement, Silicon Valley-based bot and messaging platform Gupshup on Tuesday launched a chatbot called ‘Shakti’ to helpwomen in India find a voice against sexual harassment. Chatbot Shakti will help guide women on necessary measures that could be taken during an unfortunate event of harassment along with the details of relevant authorities […]

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Product Owner – how he differs from that of a Scrum Master

May 15, 2017

The technology of Scrum is as such the inclusion of software which has the ability to bring every single department under its fold and this makes each and every department. Everyone starting from the owner to the workers, the team leader to the departmental heads to the marketing and sales team all is included in […]

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Sharethebus becomes Bus.com and raises $5M for event shuttle management

April 6, 2017

It’s actually a pretty great URL: Bus.com. It’s also a much better brand identity than Sharethebus, which is the old name of the company that just raised a $5 million Series A round from Jackson Square Ventures and BMW’s i Ventures investment arm. Bus.com is the destination you’d expect to head to for what the […]

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Uber finds one allegedly stolen Waymo file – on an employee’s personal device

April 6, 2017

Uber admitted today that it had found one of the documents Waymo alleges was stolen by a former employee — who left its self-driving car effort to join Uber’s — on the employee’s personal computer. The document was found on a personal device belonging to Sameer Kshirsagar, Uber’s attorney Arturo Gonzalez said at a court hearing […]

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NASA to Use Laser Communication for High-Speed Space ‘Internet’

March 24, 2017

In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, NASA said it is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration mission. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission, scheduled for launch in 2019, will help NASA understand the best ways to operate laser communications […]

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Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity

March 16, 2017

When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you’d be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction along the lines of “for the love of God, why?” But trust me, this particular robotic trepanation station is a good idea. Teaching robots how to trustGoogle’s AI translation tool seems […]

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Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat

March 16, 2017

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital threat. In a new joint letter, the two members of Congress questioned DHS Secretary John Kelly about flaws inherent in Signaling System 7 (SS7), a global telecommunications protocol […]

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Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

March 4, 2017

Not one to be left out, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is also making plans to go to the Moon, just like fellow space magnate Elon Musk. Bezos’ plan, uncovered by The Washington Post via a draft proposal presented to NASA and Trump’s administration, outlines Blue Origin’s plan to create a cargo spacecraft […]

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