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    Google Working on a Keyboard App for iOS

    Google is said to be working on a keyboard app for iOS devices. The Mountain View giant is being said to do so in order to put its search engine “in a highly used” part of the interface and also increase the number of Google searches on the platform. The Verge, citing people familiar with […]

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    Google Confirms Chrome App Launcher to Retire in July

    Google on Tuesday announced that it will soon kill its Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Confirming the news, Marc Pawliger, Engineering Director, in a blog post explained that while the app launcher helped easily open Chrome apps outside the browser, Google found that users on Windows, Mac, and Linux preferred to launch […]

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    Google Offers Free Calls Via Hangouts to Belgium and Turkey

    Google on Wednesday announced that it will offer free calls via Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer, or Google Voice to Belgium and Turkey. The announcement came in the wake of Brussels attacks that took place early on Tuesday. People who want to connect with their family and friends in Belgium and Turkey can make free calls using […]

  • Ola Acquires Chennai-Based Qarth Tech for Payment Solutions

    Taxi-aggregator Ola today announced acquisition of Chennai-based Qarth Technologies, an IIT Madras incubated startup that offers multi-bank mobile payment solutions. Teams of Qarth and Ola money will join to further build cutting edge solutions to provide a seamless payment experience for users, Ola said in a statement. Ola is already investing on building digital payment […]

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    Google Photos Can Now Make Vacation Albums for You

    You may know plenty of people who like sharing the photos they took during their recent vacation and trips on social media. But even the biggest social aficionados find it a jarring task to curate these photos. Luckily for them, Google has come to the rescue. Google says that its Google Photos service will now […]

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    An IoT Hardware Startup, Mobile Tutoring Platform, and More

    Our latest funding roundup compiles early and late stage investments in India’s startup ecosystem, covering investments in robotics, healthcare, e-commerce, budget hotel accommodations, and is notable for two huge funding events in the EdTech and grocery delivery space. Smartron India IoT startup Smartron India announced Tuesday that it had received an undisclosed sum of funding […]

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    Lyft Drivers, if Employees, Owed Millions More

    Drivers who worked for ride-hailing service Lyft in California during the past four years would have been entitled to an estimated $126 million (roughly Rs. 838 crores) in expense reimbursements had they been employees rather than contractors, court documents show. Lyft drivers would have recouped an average of $835 (roughly Rs. 55,515) each under a […]

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    After WhatsApp, Facebook Discontinues APIs for Blackberry; Company Responds

    It seems nothing is going BlackBerry’s way. Soon after WhatsApp pulled support for BlackBerry 10 OS and all other BlackBerry operating systems, Facebook has announced that it is discontinuing support of their essential APIs for BlackBerry. The social giant has confirmed that as of March 31, BlackBerry users will have to perform a mandatory update […]

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    Now, Book an Uber to the Cinema via BookMyShow

    Uber India has announced its API integration with online entertainment booking portal BookMyShow, which will enable movie goers to book an Uber when they buy their tickets on the BookMyShow mobile app. The user will either get an option to ‘Ride Now’ or to set a reminder to book a ride on Uber, depending upon […]

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    Bihar Police to Use WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook

    To keep pace with changing technology, the Bihar Police has decided to to use WhatsApp, e-mail, Twitter, andFacebook in order to share information among its officers. For this, state police headquarters have decided to provide its officers android smartphones in order to have better coordination and sharing of information and documents among them. “All the […]

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    Now, Non-US Citizens Can Book an Airbnb in Cuba

    Ahead of President Barack Obama’s landmark trip to Cuba, the US government has given Airbnb the green light to accept bookings in Cuba from non-American customers. The San Francisco company’s website said Sunday it had received a license from the US Treasury to “welcome guests from around the world to stay one of their 4,000 […]

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    Ola Looks to ‘Micro’ Offering to Take on Uber in India

    Taxi-hailing app Ola expects its newly-launched affordable service ‘Micro’ alone to overtake rival Uber in terms of number of rides in a month’s time. Engaging in a war of words, the Softbank-backed company claimed that Micro, which is available in seven Indian cities, is on track to match the number of total rides of Uber […]