Category: Internet

Blockchain Startup Hires Away Google’s Messaging Tech Leader

Blockchain technology startup Ripple Labs confirmed to Reuters on Friday that it hired Amir Sarhangi, who had been leading Google’s rollout of a new wireless messaging system, as vice president of products. San Francisco-based Ripple, which is among the most well known startups trying to capitalise on the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, said it

IBM to Buy Red Hat for $34 Billion, Its Biggest Acquisition to Date

IBM Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire US software company Red Hat for $34 billion (roughly Rs. 2.5 lakh crores), including debt, as it seeks to diversify its technology hardware and consulting business into higher-margin products and services. The transaction is by far IBM’s biggest acquisition. It underscores IBM Chief Executive

Panasonic Eluga Ray 530 With 5.7-Inch Display Launched in India at Rs. 8,999

Panasonic Eluga Ray 530₹ 7,499 is the latest smartphone to join the ultra-crowded sub-Rs. 10,000 smartphone segment in India. The new smartphone features an 18:9 ‘Big View’ display and runs Android 8.0 Oreo. The smartphone also has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 3,000mAh battery. Panasonic has provided its artificial intelligence (AI)

More internet access is coming to Africa, but the market isn’t always ready for it

The prospect of connecting Africa’s 55 countries and over one billion people via better road and rail networks has often run into the challenge of raising the billions of dollars needed to turn a decades-old vision into reality. While the investment in building and maintaining intra-country road networks has been slow in coming,

EU Pushes Internet Firms to Remove Extremist Content in 1 Hour

The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines. The Commission told such companies in March that they had three months to show they were removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do

Google Removes Russian Opposition Leader’s YouTube Ad

Google removed a YouTube advert by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after authorities complained that the videos would violate an election silence law before Sunday’s vote for regional governors, an aide to Navalny said on Saturday. The series of YouTube videos featured Navalny inviting Russians to join demonstrations on Sunday, when polls suggest

California’s Strict Net Neutrality Bill Goes to Governor Despite Stiff Opposition From Internet Firms

Governor Jerry Brown will decide whether California should have the nation’s strongest protections for net neutrality rules intended to ensure a level playing field on the Internet after the measure cleared the final legislative hurdle on Friday. The state Senate approved the bill over stiff opposition from internet service providers, opening another