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And Google’s difficulties with European authorities continue. In a latest twist, a team of French investigators have raided Google’s Paris headquarters on Tuesday as part of a probe related to allegations of tax evasion by the Internet giant. As per sources close to the Finance ministry, back taxes to the tune of Euro 1.6 Billion were the chief objective of the raid.
Its a tuesday and India’s most loved, first ever tri-weekly tech and startup news show is here with Episode 36. Facebook has acquired ‘Two Big Ears’ to roll out its Facebook 360 spatial workstation, Delhi will now roam around in shuttles — officially and ISRO succeeds in landing back a winged space shuttle on Earth. There’s of course more.
After teasing us with the appearance of a sudden timer and invites that said ‘OMG, we’ve something up our sleeves!’, Pebble has surprised us with the release of updated Pebble and Time watches. But, the key attraction of the release is Pebble’s first non-smartwatch release, the Core.
While Flipkart has been dealing with major senior level exits since the beginning of this year, it is Snapdeal this time, wherein Chief Product Office Anand Chandrasekaran has quit the company. The announcement came via a tweet from co-founder Rohit Bansal, just minutes ago.
With Apple’s annual developer conference WWDC about a fortnight away, certain leaks and reports are speculating that big changes are coming to the MacBook Pro lineup this year.
Hoppingo, an online fashion discovery platform, has raised around $89,000 in its seed funding round from vCommission. As a part of this funding deal, vCommission’s founder Tarang Bhargava will also chair the firm’s advisory board.
Facebook has been taking jabs left and right since the controversy around the ‘Trending Topics’ feature started out. If you’re unaware of the issue at hand, lets get you briefed.
Facebook aims to connect the whole world through its social networking platform. Towards that objective, to solve one major hurdle of the language barrier, Facebook is using machine learning based translation tool to aid translations on its network. And the response has been no less than overwhelming as 800 million users are already using the feature with over 2 billion text translations per day.
Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group has invested in SheThePeople.TV, a digital storytelling platform for women, in a seed funding round. He has invested in his personal capacity.
In a bid to enhance its virtual reality offering, Facebook announced on Monday that it has acquired spatial audio technology company Two Big Ears. The company also took the opportunity to introduce the free ‘Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation’ which is a revamped version of Two Big Ears’ platform.
OnePlus 3 is around the corner, and the Chinese smartphone maker is doing its best to make the event as memorable as possible. The enable a lucky bunch of its fans to watch the launch event live, the company has announced a brand new, limited edition Loop VR headset and is giving them all away — for virtually free!
Imagine a world where your phones know if you are who you say you are. This is exactly what Google had unveiled last year at its I/O in the for of Project Abacus under the company’s research unit ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects). The company said on Friday that it might just start rolling out the system to Android developers by year-end.
In a move to restrict pollution, Delhi government has released an official statement allowing app-based premium bus services to operate in the capital. The notification however doesn’t come without some restrictions and provisions for the welfare of the community.
Joining the list of ed-tech startups receiving investments since the beginning of this year, EduRev, which is an online educational network, has received strategic investment from Pradeep Reddy Kamasani.
Supercell, the developer of the insanely popular MMO strategy video game ‘Clash of Clans’ is currently standing on the cross-roads of a majority stake deal between two of the biggest tech giants globally — Chinese and Japanese.
In a run to become a leader in smartphone sales, Apple and Samsung have always been neck-to-neck in India. But, reports now suggest that the Korean smartphone giant, Samsung has overtaken Cupertino’s Apple Inc. to become the market leader in the 30,000 and above premium smartphone segment.
Indian e-commerce is set to welcome another big business conglomerate locking horns with the likes of Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, PayTm, and Shopclues. After the recent announcement of Tata Group’s entry into e-commerce with its marketplace Tata CLiQ, it is now Chinese multinational conglomerate Tiens Group which has set its eyes on Indian e-commerce and is planning to launch its marketplace in the country by the second half of this year.