Google commits $300mn to empower media houses

San Francisco, March 21 (IANS): In a bid to help news organisations thrive in the digital age, Google has committed $300 million over the next three years as part of the Google News Initiative (GNI). The GNI will help media outlets evolve new business models while adopting innovative technologies. According to Google, business models for journalism […]

Exclusive: Kaspersky Lab plans Swiss data center to combat spying allegations – documents

Exclusive: Kaspersky Lab plans Swiss data center to combat spying allegations – documents

MOSCOW/TORONTO, March 21 (Reuters) – Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab plans to open a data center in Switzerland to address Western government concerns that Russia exploits its anti-virus software to spy on customers, according to internal documents seen by Reuters.   Kaspersky is setting up the center in response to actions in the United States, Britain and […]

Google launches news initiative to combat fake news

Google launches news initiative to combat fake news

The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files   March 20 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google is launching the Google News Initiative, to weed out fake news online and during breaking news situations, it said in a blog post on Tuesday.   Google said it […]

IIT KGP launches post-doctoral research programme for professionals

Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) In a first of its kind initiative, IIT Kharagpur on Tuesday launched a post-doctoral certification programme for Ph.D. working professionals from India and abroad, with an aim to ignite the research talents and provide them with a platform and recognition for their skills.   The ‘Certificate for Excellence in Research’ (CER), […]

Self-driving Uber car kills woman in US

San Francisco, March 20 (IANS): A self-driving Volvo SUV from the ride-hailing giant Uber traveling at 64 km per hour has killed a woman in the US state of Arizona, triggering a heated debate on whether autonomous cars are safe enough and who is to blame for the death. Social media users expressed sadness and […]

Microsoft, BlackBerry collaborate to secure productivity apps on mobile phones

San Francisco, March 20 (IANS): Former rivals BlackBerry and Microsoft have announced they were collaborating to offer enterprises a solution that integrates the latter’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s Cloud and productivity apps.   Through this partnership, the tech titans have collaborated on a first-of-its-kind solution — BlackBerry Enterprise “BRIDGE”.   “We saw […]

Partners to steer Microsoft towards $107bn ‘Intelligent’ Cloud market in India

Partners to steer Microsoft towards $107bn ‘Intelligent’ Cloud market in India

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As more and more businesses strive to embrace Cloud in India, Microsoft, with its vast partner network, is in a unique place, offering a complete Cloud platform as well as productivity and business applications, a top global executive has stressed.   For Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner […]

NASA’s new instrument to help measure Sun’s incoming energy

NASA’s new instrument to help measure Sun’s incoming energy

Washington, March 19 (IANS) To continue long-term measurements of the Sun’s incoming energy, NASA has powered on a new instrument installed on the International Space Station (ISS).   The instrument, Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1), became fully operational with all instruments collecting science data as of this March, NASA said.   “TSIS-1 extends […]

3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21

3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21

Washington, March 18 (IANS) A Soyuz capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is set to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day trip to the International Space Station on March 21.   The future Expedition 55-56 crew members, NASA Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel, along with […]

Microsoft offers $250,000 to identify chip bugs

Microsoft offers $250,000 to identify chip bugs

San Francisco, March 16 (IANS) Microsoft is offering up to $250,000 for identifying bugs that are similar to the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CPU flaws.   The offering is part of Microsoft’s new limited-time bounty programme for “speculative execution” side channel vulnerabilities.   “This new class of vulnerabilities was disclosed in January 2018 and represented a […]

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