Zuckerberg Says Facebook’s Future Is Privacy Focused

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday the company would encrypt conversations. And make them compatible, the latest sign that the world’s biggest social network sees its future in intimate online chats. Zuckerberg said in a post on his…

People In This 400-Year-Old Temple Worship A Robot ‘Goddess’

People in this 400-year-old temple worship a robot ‘Goddess’. People visiting Japan’s 400-year-old Kodaiji temple will soon be worshipping a new robot deity. The administrators of the Kyoto-based temple have unveiled a robotic avatar of Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of…

Social Media Majors Depose Before Parliamentary Panel

In a meeting with the parliamentary committee on information technology. Facebook group vice-president for global policy Joel D Kaplan said that the company was some much eager in response to questions on the steps taken by the social media platform…

Microsoft Backed Affle Acquires Singapore Based Shoffr

Singapore-based Affle Holdings Pvt. Ltd provides mobile commerce and marketing solutions for consumers and businesses has acquired Singapore-based online-to-offline (O2O) consumer platform Shoffr Pte. Ltd, a company statement said. The development comes after the Affle group’s two acquisitions last year:…

Hyundai To Invest In Ola To Support Its Electric Vehicles

Hyundai is in talks to invest up to $300 million in the home-grown ride-hailing giant Ola, according to the report which is citing sources. In February, Ola had confirmed Rs 650 crore funding from Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal. Some of…

Zoho Acquires Automation Hiring Startup ePoise Systems

Chennai-based software products giant Zoho has acquired hiring automation startup ePoise Systems for an undisclosed amount. As it looks to expand its suite of forty odd applications for customers. ET could not ascertain the value or type of deal between…

Delhi Government Launches App To Track Bus And Metro Services

Govt. had attempted this before in 2014 too. By launching PoochhO app Transport Minister has called this new app, an upgraded version of PoochhO. Along with this new app, now Govt also has a common mobility card which can be used…

LeanAgri Secures Seed Funding

Agri-tech startup LeanAgri has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed round led by venture capital firm India Quotient. It was joined by angel investors, a senior executive of the company told in a report. Others who participated in the…

Vruksha Mathe Broke The Protocol To Bless President

President Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma Shri to Smt. Saalumarada Thimmakka for Social work, aged 107. She received this award due to his social work done towards nature. The strict protocol of Rashtrapati Bhavan could not stop the 107-year-old lady from…