• Internet
    OneWeb Satellite Service Said to Offer Selling Minority Stake to Russia

    US satellite start-up OneWeb has offered to sell a minority stake to Russia, a move it hopes will allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s plan to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, three sources familiar with the matter said. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said in October it was against the project servicing Russia for […]

  • Computing
    Ministry of Home Affairs’ Snooping Order Challenged in Supreme Court

    Challenging the constitutionality and legality of the Centres order empowering central agencies and the Delhi Police to snoop on all computers, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court on Monday seeking quashing of the December 20 order. The order by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) authorised 10 central agencies, including the Intelligence […]

  • Internet
    Indian Mobile Websites Score Low on Speed, Finds Google-Accenture Study

    Compared to other Asia-Pacific mobile sites, those from India fall behind on speed and therefore run the risk of poor conversions, a new study has warned. Indian mobile websites, however, score high on product and mobile page design and ‘findability’, according to the Google-commissioned study from Accenture Interactive. The study benchmarked over 110 Indian mobile websites […]

  • Internet
    Delivery Hero Cedes German Market to Takeaway.com

    Takeaway.com and Delivery Hero have settled a costly struggle for supremacy in the German food delivery market, with Takeaway agreeing to buy its larger rival’s businesses there for EUR 930 million ($1.1 billion roughly Rs. 7,700 crores). Markets greeted the agreement as a win for both companies. Shares in Dutch-listed Takeaway jumped 23 percent, while Delivery Hero gained […]

  • Internet
    Google Gets EU E-Money Licence in Lithuania Amid Brexit Uncertainty

    Lithuania’s central bank said Friday it has granted Google a pan-European e-money licence as the Baltic eurozone state seeks to attract firms concerned that Brexit may bar them from the EU market. Google Payment Lithuania “will be able to issue electronic money and provide payment services to ensure smooth operation of its marketplaces across Europe”, […]

  • Internet
    Google Now Uses Mobile-First Indexing for Over Half the Pages Shown in Search Results Globally

    Google has said that its algorithms now use mobile-first indexing for over half of the pages shown in search results globally. Google introduced mobile-first indexing about two years ago as it found that an increasing number of people were searching on Google using a smartphone. This marked an important shift in its indexing as Google’s ranking systems earlier typically […]

  • Internet
    Google Denies It Altered YouTube Code to Slow Down Microsoft Edge

    Google has denied it altered YouTube code to break Microsoft Edge, thus slowing down its performance while users streamed YouTube videos – a claim made by a former Microsoft intern. Microsoft Edge is a Web browser included in Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Xbox One devices, replacing Internet Explorer as the default Web browser. According to a […]

  • Internet
    Most Firms Bet Big on 5G but Wary of Network Readiness: Gartner

    Betting big on Internet of Things (IoT)-based communications and video analytics/streaming, nearly two-third of organisations globally plan to deploy the 5G technology by 2020 but are wary of the lack of readiness of communications service providers (CSPs) in making 5G networks ready by then, a Gartner survey said on Wednesday. The IoT communications remains the […]