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RMZ Corp launches mobile app to integrate corporate community 'MyWired App

RMZ Corp launches mobile app to integrate corporate community 'MyWired App'

New Delhi [India], Nov 14 : South India's leading corporate developers, RMZ Corp, has launched 'MyWired', a unique mobile app geared towards community building and engagement amongst its corporate professionals. In a significant technology boost to its vision of creating collaborative and productive communities among its business parks, RMZ Corp has rolled out the app for all the professionals employed within their world class commercial spaces around India to serve them better and connect with them emotionally by offering more value.

Launched at RMZ Wired a three day tech fest at RMZ EcoWorld facility in Bengaluru, the mobile app is packaged with features geared to invite further collaboration and engagement both within and across companies.

Facebook apologizes for accidentally sending Safety Check notifications to wrong users

Facebook apologizes for accidentally sending Safety Check notifications to wrong

The social networking website Facebook has come up with an apology for sending Safety Check notifications related to Sunday’s Lahore, Pakistan suicide bombing to the users in living in other areas, by mistake. The social networking website has sent notifications to people in the United States and United Kingdom among many other areas. The destructive bombing in Lahore, Pakistan took more than 69 lives and injured hundreds.

Users who received SMS notification were specifically worried and confused as the test asked the question, ‘Have you been affected by the explosion?’ but didn’t mention where the explosion had happened.

Free Six Month Online Access to Washington Post for Amazon Prime Subscribers

Free Six Month Online Access to Washington Post for Amazon Prime Subscribers

The prime subscribers of online portal Amazon will now get access to the digital edition of The Washington Post newspaper at lesser costs under a new offer launched by the giant.

The scheme has been launched in view of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' campaign for promoting the newspaper in which he invested $250 million in 2013.

Under the new scheme, introduced by Amazon, the prime members who make annual payments for free shipping, and accessing online data will get six-month free access to the digital edition of the Washington Post. The newspaper otherwise costs $9.99 per month.

As the free access completes over 6 month, the subscribers can access the digital edition at $3.99 per month.

FAA blames software upgrade for delays of hundreds of flights

FAA blames software upgrade for delays of hundreds of flights

A software upgrade is the most likely cause of a technical problem at an air traffic control center in Virginia that forced delay of hundreds of flights along a large swath of the East Coast, said a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday.

According to the FAA, the aim behind the upgrade was to help controllers with more tools at their disposal. But the new features have been disabled till the time complete assessment of the malfunction is done by the systems contractors.

More extroverted variant to join the Rocket coupe

More extroverted variant to join the Rocket coupe

The gorgeous Galpin-Fisker Rocket was seen first at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. Fisker has again made headlines about a new version of the Mustang coupe at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It’s a swanky speedster version of the striking Mustang coupe.

The new Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster’s bones have a resemblance to a 2015 Ford Mustang. A four-seater convertible has a specially-crafted carbon fiber rear tonneau cover to convert it into a lithe two-seat roadster.

Henrik Fisker is famous for designing the Aston Martin DB9, Vantage V8, and the BMW Z8. Fisker decided to move to the new 2015 Ford Mustang and gave it a wide-body stance with coach-built quality and appearance.

Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices, Court Ruled

Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices, Court Ruled

Apple Inc., the American multinational technology company lost its latest appeal against the 2013 ruling that found the company guilty of conspiring to fix e-book prices in a bid to screw over rival Amazon.

Apple in July 2013 was found guilty of organizing a cartel involving five of the six largest book publishers in the US to fix e-book prices in a bid to undercut Amazon and break its market dominance.

Apple appealed against the ruling, saying that the accusations are false and it has done nothing wrong.

The US Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Apple's appeal on Tuesday, after the firm's shady e-book deals broke federal antitrust laws and upholding the $450m fine. $400m will go to consumers, and $50m to lawyers.

New Camera to help Police get Preliminary View of Unseen Areas developed

New Camera to help Police get Preliminary View of Unseen Areas developed

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumnus at Bounce Imaging recently developed small cameras that can provide both officers and rescuers a preliminary view of the unseen area, which usually are troublesome for police.

'Camera in the hole!' might be the new phrase police shout, as they toss the new Explorer camera orb into a dangerous room before entering.

The Explorer is a small, grenade-sized sphere full of cameras that first responders can throw into a space to get a preliminary view, MIT News states.

As per makers of the Explorer, when remotely activated, it assembles a panoramic image of what is inside a particular area.

Larry Ellison announced new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform Monday

Larry Ellison announced new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform Monday

On Monday, Oracle Corp founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison said that his company is expanding its cloud-computing offerings, which is called the Oracle Cloud Platform.

The expansion is a major new step for Oracle as the company is shifting its traditional database and customer relationship management businesses to the cloud.

The cloud business is running at a rate of about US$2.3bil (RM8.6bil) a year in revenue, based on last quarter's figures. Amazon and Microsoft get about US$6.3 bil (RM23.5bil) each in cloud revenue per year.

Emotional humanoid robot sells out within a minute Saturday

Emotional humanoid robot sells out within a minute Saturday

Humanoid robot made by Japan-based mobile and telecommunications company SoftBank has finally been made available to consumers.

The adorable robot named Pepper that can feel emotion and look after its owner went on sale on Saturday morning. Customers snapped all 1,000 robots in the first wave.

They paid the equivalent of £1,000 each for the robot and then monthly insurance and data fees on top.

Pepper act as a household companion and is programmed to communicate with users, follow vocal commands. It can read human emotions and react accordingly.

Government and some big tech companies use facial recognition

Government and some big tech companies use facial recognition

According to reports, facial recognition is being used by the government and some big tech companies free of federal regulation and nowadays the government process making efforts to craft a voluntary code of conduct to govern the technology seems to be not working the way it expected.

It was written in a letter received by The Washington Post on Tuesday that privacy groups are exiting the multi-stakeholder meetings organized by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration.

According to the letter, at the present they don’t think that the NTIA process will come up with a set of privacy rules that provide enough protections for using facial recognition technology.

Box raises Full-Year Forecast as More Customers Subscribe for Cloud Storage

Box raises Full-Year Forecast as More Customers Subscribe for Cloud Storage

After more customers have subscribed to Cloud storage provider Box Inc's content-sharing platform, the company has been prompted to raise its forecasts. Shares of the company jumped 8.7% in extended trading on Wednesday. Customers of the company include AstraZeneca Plc, General Electric Co and Chevron Corp.

Box had earlier said that chances were low for the company to be profitable for the foreseeable future due to continuing investments in scaling business.

Qualcomm appoints Frank Meng as its Chairman for China

Qualcomm appoints Frank Meng as its Chairman for China

Frank Meng will join the US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc as its chairman for China, a market which generates half of the overall revenues for the company. The company chose Meng for the coveted post after recently going through tough times in China.

Qualcomm also revealed that Wang Xiang would step down from the post of president of Greater China. Wang will serve as the head of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc.

Qualcomm said in April that some of its licensees in China may not be fully reporting their sales of licensed products, undercutting revenues.

Intel nears deal to acquire Altera for $15 billion

Intel nears deal to acquire Altera for $15 billion

Computer giant Intel is close to a deal of acquiring smaller chip maker Altera for about $15 billion.

The New York Post reported that the deal price could be as much as $54 a share, a 15pc premium over Altera's Thursday closing price of $46.97. According to the report, the deal will happen most probably by the end of next week. However, the talks could still fall apart.

Earlier this year, Intel signed a standstill agreement with Altera that gave the company to launch a hostile bid. The agreement will expire on June 1.

In April, Altera rejected an unsolicited $54 per share offer from Intel after months of negotiations. Earlier this month, CNBC reported that the two companies had resumed talks about a possible deal.

Jawbone Files Lawsuit against Fitbit

Jawbone Files Lawsuit against Fitbit

The battle of the wearables just took up another step forward after two of the leading companies pioneering the technology became involved in a legal dispute.

Jawbone, the maker of the UP fitness tracker band, has filed a lawsuit in a California court against Fitbit.

The lawsuit alleges rival Fitbit, which also makes health tracking devices, stating that it stole information and data about the company by poaching staff.

Lawyers for Jawbone claimed in the filing that this case has started out of concealed efforts of Fitbit to steal talent, trade secrets and intellectual property from its chief competitor, the New York Times reported.

The lawsuit's timing couldn't be worse for Fitbit which is about to embark on a $100m ($65m) IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Snapchat announces Plan to Go Public; wants to Grow as Fast as Possible

Snapchat announces Plan to Go Public; wants to Grow as Fast as Possible

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's CEO, communicated about the company's plan to soon have an initial public offering at a technology conference hosted in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California.

Spiegel spoke for an hour with Re/code co-executive editors, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher on topics like the company's growth plans and the lack of diversity in technology.

Spiegel stated, "We have to IPO. It's just another dot on the list of things to do". He added that the mandate for him is to grow as fast as humanly possible.

Memorial Day weekend brings attractive deals, discounts

Memorial Day weekend brings attractive deals, discounts

There are some attractive deals, discounts and limited period offers on the Memorial Day weekend; these are being offered to entice consumers. T-Mobile is also looking for the opportunity to sell in the Memorial Day sale; it is offering an exclusive deal for customers. In this offer, one can swap 32GB Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge for a 64GB model.

It was announced by T-Mobile on Wednesday that the offer is related to its 'free memory upgrade' promo; the carrier would offer the 64GB variant of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones and will charge the price of the
32GB model.

Validity of this T-Mobile promo is from May 23 to May 25 and current customers on the carrier's Simple Choice No Credit, postpaid or prepaid plans could avail the offer.

Hewlett-Packard’s profit exceeds analysts’ estimates

Hewlett-Packard’s profit exceeds analysts’ estimates

Hewlett-Packard Co. said that its fiscal second-quarter profit surpassed estimates of analysts. This is attributable to corporate spending on servers raised before the company prepared of partition into two companies.

The company said that profit was 87 cents a share in the period that ended in April before certain items. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts approximately had estimated 86 cents a share. Hewlett-Packard also said that it may take charges of $3 billion associated with restructuring and the separation over three years.

Chief executive officer Meg Whitman said that they performed well in a tough market environment and some of their businesses did very well.

Driverless Cars Get another Entrant - Uber Cabs

Driverless Cars Get another Entrant - Uber Cabs

Self-driving car efforts got yet another proponent with Uber’s test cars marked ‘Uber Advanced Technologies Center’ driving around the city, with Uber attempting to deploy a fleet of self-driving cars to eliminate the biggest cost: the actual drivers.

In a bid to offer economical and competitive prices, Uber is testing the autonomous car technology on the public roads of Pittsburgh, near its new research institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT).

Apple drops its plan to introduce television

Apple drops its plan to introduce television

Apple is not going to introduce an ultra-high-definition television as it thought over a year ago. According to the Wall Street Journal, this decision has been taken by the company as it could not find any gripping features in order to create such a product. According to reports, it was expected that the company was looking forward to launch a TV set with high-definition display in 2016.

Hackers are draining bank accounts through Starbucks’ mobile app

Hackers are draining bank accounts through Starbucks’ mobile app

Some Starbucks customers have had money taken out of the Starbucks mobile app by hackers with the help of a new attack. But, on Friday, the company said that it itself hasn’t been targeted.

The attack has first happened this week. It took advantage of a few things, including the Starbucks’ app auto-load function, consumers using same ID and password in multiple accounts, and the fact that Starbucks doesn’t seem to limit the number of password tries before it locks a customer’s account.

In 2014, Starbucks processed over $2 billion in mobile payment. Starbucks announced that at present approximately 18% of its transactions are made on the company’s app.



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