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Bangladesh Lifts Ban on ‘All Social Media’

Bangladesh has lifted a ban on all social networking platforms, the media reported on Monday. Bangladeshi State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim confirmed the government’s decision to Xinhua news agency. The decision to lift ban on all social media platforms came hours after the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s (BTRC) new instruction to block three more online voice and ... Read More »

Smart City Plans Submitted for 15 Cities

Smart City plans for 15 cities spread across six states and the Union Territory of Puducherry were on Monday submitted to the Urban Development Ministry. Rajasthan, which became the first state to submit Smart City plans, has proposed total investment of Rs. 6,457 crores over the next five years for developing Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota, and Udaipur as Smart Cities. The ... Read More »

IBM Makes Munich Its Global Centre for Industrial Internet Push

IBM will make Munich the global headquarters for its push to build out the industrial Internet, capitalizing on a critical mass of automotive, electronics, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing companies centred in southern Germany. IBM said on Tuesday that it will employ 1,000 staff to work with customers on industrial Internet projects in the Bavarian capital and is opening up eight ... Read More »

Facebook’s Star Wars Profile Picture Filter Lets You Hold a Lightsaber

Following Google’s lead, Facebook is now allowing its users to prominently showcase their support to their preferred faction in the Star Wars universe – choosing the Light side or the Dark side. The social juggernaut is allowing users to add a filter to their profile picture. Star Wars: Force Awakens hits theatres from Friday around the world. Facebook is now ... Read More »

Google CEO Sundar Pichai to Meet PM Modi, President Mukherjee

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first visit to India since he took the top job in August. There will be no new launches this time, but informed sources said Pichai will meet Google employees. The India-born CEO, who will visit India on Wednesday and Thursday, is scheduled to address ... Read More »

Snapdeal Launches Multilingual Interface for Mobile Site

To enable its customers overcome language barriers and shop online in their preferred regional language, online market place Snapdeal on Tuesday launched its multilingual interface, a company statement said here. From Tuesday, Snapdeal’s user interface on the mobile will be available in Hindi and Telugu. From January 26 Snapdeal will be available in English and 11 regional languages – Hindi, ... Read More »

Knowlarity Announces SuperReceptionist Integration With Freshdesk

Cloud telephony service provider Knowlarity announced the integration of its virtual contact centre solution SuperReceptionist with online customer support software Freshdesk. Knowlarity claims that the product integration with Freshdesk encourages SMBs to scale down after call work by 50 percent, reduce human effort required to support customers, and minimise errors while manually transferring data between systems. The integration also helps ... Read More »

Huawei Forays Into Smart Home With HiLink, Honor Lite OS

Foraying into home automation or the smart home arena, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei has announced it will launch an open source Operating System (OS) ‘Honor Lite OS’ and ‘HiLink’ a communication protocol for Internet of Things (IoT) products. The twin products under the company’s sub-brand “Honor”, are expected launch in the second quarter of 2016 in China. ... Read More »

Disney Teams With Alibaba to Stream Films to Chinese Viewers

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the e-commerce giant headed by billionaire Jack Ma, and Walt Disney Co. announced a multiyear licensing agreement for a device that will deliver Disney and Pixar movies, games and travel services in China. Called DisneyLife, the Mickey Mouse-themed system is available through Alibaba’s online shopping site Tmall.com for $125 (roughly Rs. 8,358), according to a statement ... Read More »

British Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man in VTech Hacking

Police in the UK say they’ve made an arrest in the hacking of kids’ technology maker VTech, which compromised the personal information of more than 6 million children around the world. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, a regional task force made up of a handful of English police departments, says its cybercrime unit arrested a 21-year-old man was ... Read More »