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BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 23, 2018
Xiaomi to launch Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite at an event in Spain on Tuesday; Blackberry launches Key 2 with QWERTY keypad, dual lens camera, enhanced security and now, find your train status on WhatsApp using the number 7349389104. Watch this episode of Daily Tech Wrap with Danny D'Cruze.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 23, 2018
Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo, and video-sharing social networking platform rolled out a new feature on July 19.


BusinessToday.In
July 23, 2018
In a bid to enhance its services, the Indian Railways has partnered with MakeMyTrip to provide live status updates of trains through WhatsApp, which is currently the most popular instant messaging platform.


Mail Today Bureau
July 21, 2018
The Facebook-owned application will also delete the quick forward button placed next to media messages. The steps are aimed at discouraging mass forwards in India - a country that WhatsApp says forwards more messages, photographs and videos than any other.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, July 20, 2018
Google working on new OS, Fuchsia; WhatsApp to limit forwarded messages; Nokia X6 launched in Hong Kong; Nokia X5 unveiled with a notch; Vivo NEX in India at Rs 44,990; Mi Max 3 revealed with 6.9-inch screen, 5,500mAh battery. Watch Weekly Tech Wrap with Vivek Punj.


Rajeev Dubey
New Delhi, July 20, 2018
By its very nature, fake news can't be controlled with a top-down approach that Facebook and WhatsApp are trying to adopt. Instead, it needs a bottoms-up approach. It needs to be crowd-tackled.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 20, 2018
WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India to curb fake news circulation; rupee hits all-time low of 69.12 against US dollar and Indian army is set to shut down a project that was suppose to transform it into a high-tech digital warfare machine. BusinessToday.In Editor Rajeev Dubey explains this and more on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 20, 2018
Option to register for the exchange is already live on the company's website.


Nidhi Singal
New Delhi, July 20, 2018
These actions are coming after violent incidents triggered by the circulation of false social media messages in India.


BusinessToday.In
July 19, 2018
The Telangana state government has warned multiplexes and cinema halls of strict consequences if they are found selling packaged goods to customers at a price point above the MRP.


PTI
New Delhi, July 19, 2018
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has advanced by a day the launch of its monsoon 'hungama' scheme that would offer its JioPhone to customers for Rs 501 to July 20.


Ajita Shashidhar
New Delhi, July 16, 2018
The retail business globally is moving towards platform play. The rationale behind this is to own the consumer at every possible touch point.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 13, 2018
1. Telecom Commission approves Net Neutrality rules for IndiaThe Telecom Commission, the highest decision-making authority under the Ministry of Telecom approved the net neutrality rules earlier this week. These rules mandate that internet service providers cannot diferentiate between web content, ensuring the Indian contiue to get non-discriminatory and unrestricted Internet access. However, mission critical services like autonomous cars and remote access surgery, which need high-speed internet lanes have been kept out of the ambit of net neutrality.2. WhatsApp issues circular to protect users against fake newsAs a part of its digital literacy initiatives, WhatsApp released a 10-point circular to help users to identify false information. These 10 points take cognisanceof loopholes usually exploited by fake news generators. The circular asks WhatsApp users to look for telltale signs to identfiy fake news. It also warns WhatsApp users to never take information they get on the instant messaging platform on its face value.3. JioPhone gets Google Maps supportGoogle Maps extended support to KaiOS, the feature-phone operating system running on JioPhone and Jiophone. The new update has alrady found its way to JioPhone. Users need to update their operating system to its latrst version following which they can find Google Maps on the Jio Store. After this, they cam intall and use the application.4. Oppo Find X launched in India at Rs 59,990Oppo Find X, the all-screen, no-notch flagship smartphone by the company has been launched in India at Rs 55,990. The device comes with a flagship spec-list - Snapdragon 845, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. What sets it apart is the screen which dominates the entire front, amounting to a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 per cent. The front camera, other sensors and the rear dual cameras have been mounted on a motorised slider that pops out of the top.5. New Apple MacBook Pro laptops launched with better processorsApple unveiled new 13-inch and 15-inch models of Macbook Pro with faster performance, more memoory and enhanced security. The new 15-inch Macbook Pro performs 70 per cent faster than its predecessor, whereas the 13-inch Macbook Pro boasts a 100 per cent boost in performance. The new Macbook Pro laptops also come with Apple's virtual assistant Siri. With Apple's T2 chip, not only can these laptops access Siri, but also offer more secure interface.6. Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to be launched on July 19Xiaomi confirmed that it will launch the Mi Max 3 on July 19. In a poster released by the company on its Weibo account, Xiaomi claimed that the Mi Max 3 will come with a larger screen and a bigger battery. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is likely to come with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with either 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM, along with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. A higher-specced Mi Max 3 Pro with the Snapdragon 710 is also expected.7. Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 launched in IndiaMotorola launched its budget offerings, the Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus, in India at Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. Both devices are Amazon exclusives and are available for purchase as of now. The Moto E5 is powered by Snapdragon 425 along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, whereas the Moto E5 Plus comes with the Snapdragon 430, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The USP of the Moto E5 Plus is its humongous 5000mAh battery. In the optics department, the Moto E5 Plus comes a 12MP rear camera and a 8MP front camera. The Moto E5 comes with a 13MP rear camera, albeit with lesser features and the same 8MP front snapper as the Moto E5 Plus.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 13, 2018
Telecom Commission approves Net Neutrality rules for India; WhatsApp issues circular to protect users against fake news; JioPhone gets Google Maps support; Oppo Find X launched in India at Rs 59,990; new Apple MacBook Pro laptops launched with better processors; Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to be launched on July 19 and Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 launched in India. Watch BusinessToday.In Weekly Tech Wrap with Vivek Punj.


BusinessToday.In
July 13, 2018
Reliance JioPhone recently got support for essential apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube. Now, KaiOS, the operating system that runs in the JioPhone and JioPhone 2 will get support for Google Maps.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 12, 2018
The ministry has said the RBI will decide about the kind of data that will be stored in India and the six-month timeline. At present, only certain payment companies and their outsourcing partners store customer data, either partly or completely, in India.


Devika Singh
New Delhi, July 11, 2018
A series of lynchings across the country recently led to the death of 27 people. The mob that killed them was triggered by a morphed video about child trafficking on WhatsApp.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, July 11, 2018
Andhra Pradesh tops in ease of doing business ranking; Gujarat slips to 5thAndhra Pradesh continues to be the best state to do business in the country while neighbouring Telegana has been ranked second with Haryana at the third spot, in the ease of doing business list prepared by the World Bank and the Department of Industrial policy and Promotion (DIPP). Gujarat has slipped further to the fifth rank in the ease of doing business.Aircel Maxis case: P Chidambaram, Karti get protection from arrest till August 7Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram got relief for the third time in the Aircel Maxis case from the Patiala House Court and his son Karti for the fifth time as their anticipatory bail has been extended till August 7. The Enforcement Directorate for the first time filed a reply in the case of P Chidambaram opposing his bail plea.TCS' net profit jumps 23% to Rs 7,340 crore in June quarterIT major Tata Consultancy Services Ltd's net profit rose 6.3 per cent sequentially while 23.5 per cent on YoY basis to Rs 7,340 crore in its first quarterly results declared to stock exchanges on Tuesday. The company's net profit in the same period in the previous fiscal stood at Rs 5,945 crore, the TCS said.HDFC group m-cap crosses Rs 10 lakh crore, only second after TatasDeepak Parekh-led financial services conglomerate HDFC group saw the market capitalisation of its listed firms cross Rs 10 lakh crore mark, making it only the second Indian business house after Tatas to achieve this feat. HDFC group currently has four listed entities -- housing finance major HDFC Ltd, banking behemoth HDFC Bank, life insurance firm HDFC Standard Life and Gruh Finance -- while Tatas have nearly 30 firms listed on the stock exchange.WhatsApp's new update to reach devices soon; feature to take on fake forwardsWhatsApp has started rolling out a new feature that will clearly demarcate messages that are forwards. The Facebook-owned company has released an official blog regarding the new feature where it explains how this new feature will help in their efforts to curb fake messages and fake news. Any forwarded message will have a small \"Forwarded\" label on top.


BusinessToday.In
July 11, 2018
WhatsApp also encourages users to be mindful while sharing messages on the platform. Other than this feature, the company also provides options to either report spam or block a particular contact from their list.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 10, 2018
Motorola launches Moto E5 Plus in India at Rs 11,999Motorola has launched the Moto E5 Plus in India at Rs 11,999. The device is the younger sibling of Moto E5 which is priced at Rs 9,999. The new Moto E5 Plus comes with a 6-inch HD+ display which comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device is powered by Snapdragon 430, which is coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB Of storage. The device gets a dedicated MicroSD card slot. One of the biggest USPs of the device is a 5000mAh battery that the company claims can provide 1.5 days worth of use. The device will be available via Amazon India's website and Moto Hub Stores. WhatsApp wants you to go through these 10 steps before forwarding a text/imageWhatsApp is going through a critical phase in India due to the spread of fake news leading to mob lynching. The personal nature of the application, end to end encryption and lack of any supervision on content being shared have made it a breeding ground for the spread of fake news and messages.The instant messaging company owned by Facebook has launched various features to keep a check on the spread of fake news on the platform. Recently, WhatsApp launched an 'Admins Only' feature which only allows admins to post in a group. Secondly, forwarded messages will be demarcated clearly in order to help users understand where the message is coming from. Yesterday, the company launched another feature for beta users which will highlight suspicious links shared on the platform in red. The use of this feature is still being tested and may make it to the stable build soon.Apple rolls out new update 11.4.1 that introduces USB Restricted ModeApple on Monday launched iOS 11.4.1 update that contains a crucial security feature called USB Restricted Mode. The feature allows protection against the use of USB devices -- that connect through a Lightning port -- used by cops in the US or private companies to crack iPhones by evading security features. Experts suggest the security feature could help in securing the privacy of the iPhone users but it also puts Apple at loggerheads with the police authorities, who during investigations need to access mobile devices.


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