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Quikr Adds Support For 7 Indian Languages

Online classifieds website Quikr has announced support for seven Indian languages on its website. With this, users can now browse, search, post ads, and interact in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, and Marathi, the company said, in addition to English. Quikr is working towards making its platform more inclusive, said Anurag Saran, Chief Product Officer, adding that the feature ... Read More »

EU agrees draft text of pan-European data privacy rules

New rules will strengthen European citizens’ privacy protections, while a controversial proposal to raise ‘age of digital consent’ to 16 was devolved to member states Europe has taken a big step towards stronger, pan-European data privacy laws, after agreeing the text of new reforms. The agreement, four years in the making, comes after six months of “trilogue” negotiations between the ... Read More »

Mumbai Police Partners SBI for Cyber Awareness Drive

With an increasing number of netizens falling prey to cybercrimes, Mumbai Police and the country’s largest lender State Bank of India today jointly launched a cybercrime awareness campaign. “The need for this cybercrime awareness is becoming more and more. We do believe that unless we work jointly in this area, it will be extremely difficult to ensure security for all,” ... Read More »

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 »