Pepsi lights up Gurugram roads with solar bulbs

In a bid to light up Gurugrams darkest streets, Pepsi extended its Liter of Light programme to the area, a company statement said here on Friday. The project promises to bring about a huge change by taking used Pepsi bottles and turning them into solar powered light bulbs. The lighting …

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Facebook to introduce ‘Explore Feed’ for desktop

Facebook, will introduce “Explore Feed” for users on the desktop to help them discover stories beyond the friends and pages they already follow, reports said. “The company’s tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the ‘Explore’ Feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms. This is the …

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India to have 530mn smartphone users in 2018: Study

With a rise in smartphone ownership globally, China will have highest number of smartphone users, 1.3 billion, in 2018, followed by India with 530 million users. The US will be a distant third, with 229 million users. According to a new study by US-based media agency Zenith, smartphone ownership globally …

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Despite record profit, Samsung CEO plans to quit

Even as Samsung expects to post record profit, its Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kwon Oh-hyun on Friday said he will step down from the position next year. Kwon’s tenure expires in March 2018, Yonhap news agency reported. Indicating sharp recovery in earnings from last year’s Note 7 fiasco, …

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Amazon, Microsoft launch deep learning platform

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have teamed up to launch an open-source and deep learning interface ‘Gluon’ that will help developers to deploy machine learning models across several platforms. According to a report in ZDNet, the interface would give developers a place where they can prototype, build, train and …

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Bharti Airtel acquires telecom business of Tatas

Bharti Airtel and Tata on Thursday announced that they have entered into an understanding to merge Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) and Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited (TTML) into Bharti Airtel. The acquisition is subject to requisite regulatory approvals, the statement said without revealing the acquisition amount. …

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Nisha Biswal to head US-India Business Council

Nisha Biswal, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, will head the US India Business Council (USIBC), according to an official announcement. “We are thrilled to welcome Nisha Biswal to the US-India Business Council and to the US Chamber team,” said Myron Brilliant, US …

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Microsoft to bring digital assistant Cortana in Skype

Microsoft is introducing an update for its Skype chat app that will have built-in support for its digital assistant Cortana. Cortana “will be gradually rolled out” for Skype on both Android and iOS platforms, starting with the US, The Verge reported late on Tuesday. Users will be able to start …

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