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All-India rollout follows testing with select customers. Oracle on Monday announced the general availability of its Blockchain Cloud Service, which allows organisations to set up and manage networks of distributed ledgers using blockchain technology. Oracle had been testing new blockchain platform with select customers in the last few months including some India such as Indian […]

In a bid to support fledging open-source ecosystem in India, Mozilla has started its Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) programme under which it will promote free software and open-source projects in India. Mozilla has set aside a total of around Rs.1.4 crore to fund India-based projects or programmes supporting open source in the current year. […]

After many false starts Maharashtra government and Foxconn are likely to sign a deal under which world’s biggest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics will finally set up a manufacturing hub in state. Executives of Taiwan-based Foxconn held meetings with state government officials on July 4 in Nagpur and subsequently went on to meet Maharashtra chief […]

Microsoft’s chief legal officer yesterday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights. Brad Smith made a case for a government initiative to lay out rules for proper use of facial recognition technologywith input from a bipartisan and expert commission. Facial recognition technology raises significant human rights […]

To help secure mid-size organisations in India, Dell EMC on Thursday launched a cheaper new data protection solution that will offer converged data protection-back-up, shorter back-up time, disaster recovery and long-term retention to Cloud. In India, enterprise-class products come with higher cost and complexity while lower-cost products sacrifice performance, efficiency and application support. Dell EMC, […]

European IT services provider Atos on Thursday launched a comprehensive Artificial Intelligence (AI) software suite for businesses globally including in India. Called “Atos Codex AI Suite,” the suite will support businesses and research institutes in the development, deployment and management of AI applications. Data scientists can now have an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution to rapidly […]

Google is expanding its recently launched Google News Initiative (GNI) to support the future of news in online video, and improve news experience on YouTube. Mountain View-California headquartered company said in a statement that it is committing $25 million towards a “YouTube-specific investment”. As part of this exercise, company will be establishing a working group […]

In an effort to strengthen links with science parks in Taiwan, the Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) has signed an MoU with Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park Bureau and the Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau. Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan has set aside ?20 crore for research in robotics. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, […]

Surface Go is still more expensive than the cheapest iPad but the Go tablet is compatible with professional features like detachable keyboard that are missing on entry-level iPad. Microsoft Corporation is going for the low-end of the personal computing market with a smaller, cheaper Surface Go tablet that takes on Apple Inc.’s cheapest iPads. Surface […]

Shortlisted start-ups to go through 3 months mentorship. Applications for Google mentorship programme Launchpad Accelerator India for Indian technology start-ups are open now. Applications are open till July 31 and first class will start from September, according to a press release. Application criteria are – the technology start-up should be based in India, start-ups that […]