Microsoft crosses $100 billion in annual sales for 1st time

With $110 billion in sales in its 2018 fiscal, Microsoft crossed the $100-billion milestone for the first time in the company's 43-year history. This comes after Microsoft's...

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats at once in India

Messaging app WhatsApp has said that it is testing a limit on forwarding messages to five chats at one time in India. It also said that it...

YouTube now allows users to search videos using hashtags

Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube now allows users to add hashtags to video descriptions titles to make it easier to search for their channels and content. The...

Volvo parent’s startup to launch electric flying car in 2019

Volvo parent Geely-owned startup Terrafugia has announced that the first production models of its hybrid-electric flying car Transition will go on sale sometime in 2019. The Transition...

IITians’ startup MedLabz offers AI-based diagnostic services

Mumbai-based healthcare startup Medlabz, founded by six alumni from IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi, offers diagnostic services using its AI-based symptom-to-disease search engine. The startup collects test...

₹3 crore jet suit that travels at 51 kmph goes on sale in UK

A jet suit developed by British inventor Richard Browning which can travel at 51 kmph has gone on sale in the UK, priced at ₹3 crore. It...

Man makes app featuring ‘Trumpy Cat’, ‘Meowlania’ characters

Actor and activist George Takei has developed an augmented reality (AR) app called 'House of Cats' which features animal characters like 'Trumpy Cat' and 'Meowlania'. For instance,...

Blue Origin close to putting humans in space: Jeff Bezos

Talking to his team ahead of test launch on Wednesday, aerospace startup Blue Origin's Founder Jeff Bezos said, "This flight is getting us closer to putting humans...

Why was Google fined a record-breaking ₹34,000 crore by EU?

The European Union hit Google with a record ₹34,000-crore fine on Wednesday for breaking antitrust laws, saying the tech giant abused its Android market dominance. Google bundled...

Can’t take away people’s voice: FB CEO on fake news

CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook cannot remove all the misinformation on it as the social network is about "giving people a voice so they can express...

Do you want me to fire myself: FB CEO to journo on data row

Being repeatedly questioned over accountability for Facebook's recent data scandal, CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked the interviewer, "Do you really want me to fire myself right now?". "I...

EU’s decision rejects biz model supporting Android: Pichai

Responding to European Union's record ₹34,000-crore fine on Google in Android antitrust case, the company's CEO Sundar Pichai said, "today’s decision rejects the business model that supports...

Intel flies 2,018 drones to break record on 50th anniversary

In celebration of its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, American chipmaker Intel flew 2,018 drones over its facility in Folsom, California, setting a new Guinness World Record for...

Startup making 9-camera phone raises $121 mn led by SoftBank

US-based startup Light which is developing a smartphone featuring 9 camera lenses has raised $121 million in a Series D funding round. It was led by SoftBank's...

Apple voice assistant Siri’s last Co-founder quits company

Tom Gruber, the last of three voice assistant Siri's Co-founders still at Apple, has quit from his role in the company's Product Design group. The 59-year-old will...

Bezos’ startup breaks own test flight record, reaches 120 km

World's richest person Jeff Bezos-founded aerospace startup Blue Origin successfully launched its space capsule, New Shepard, breaking its own record of highest-ever test flight at nearly 120...

Instagram may allow public accounts to remove followers

Photo-sharing app Instagram is testing a feature to allow public accounts to remove their followers, a spokesperson for the platform said. Instagram also said that users which...

Turn Facebook, Twitter into public utilities: US Congressman

Talking about the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, US Congressman Steve King suggested converting "the large behemoth organisations... into public utilities." He said this during...

Google-owned startup Nest’s CEO Marwan Fawaz steps down

Google-owned smart home device making startup Nest's CEO Marwan Fawaz is stepping down, the technology giant has confirmed. As part of his departure, Nest will be integrated...

Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in Q4 2017: Report

Microblogging platform Twitter suspended over 58 million accounts in the last quarter of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The move is part of...

Self-driving car startup Zoox gets $500mn, valued at $3.2bn

US-based self-driving car startup Zoox has raised $500 million at a $3.2 billion post-money valuation. The round, led by Mike Cannon-Brookes of Grok Ventures, brings the startup's...

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Rajasthan Government Launches Startup Programme ISTART

The Government of Rajasthan launched a dedicated platform for startups, called iStart in a bid to facilitate entrepreneurship and job creation. The platform will provide startups with access...

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