May 2018

Amazon invests in Acko, leads $12 million funding round. Acko Technologies and Services Pvt. Ltd. got Amazons attention. Acko, the digital insurance startup in India, confirmed that the U.S. retail giant led a $12 M round of funding for its business. The company had already started well when investors pumped $30 million into it last year. Now this round takes them to $42 million raised to date. Amazon...

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Uber Self drive car not safe yet Uber’s self drive car got involved in a fatal accident recently in the U.S. This has raised concern whether to allow such vehicles to be on road. The whole incident has been recorded on the dash board cam. The footage reveals that the car had acknowledged an object in the front but didn’t stop. The woman was seen crossing...

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Tinder all set be your stalker Tinder the dating app is coming out with a new feature called Places. The new feature tracks your location via its app. It shows potential matches, the places where you’ve been. It's not just the places you 'check-in' that gets tracked. Everywhere you go it follows. Tinder feels the new feature will allow people to more easily find their real-life...

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Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 looks revolutionary Microsoft has introduced its next-generation mega conference room displays today. Microsoft has been obsessed with giant touch-screens for years. Finally, they can brag about their new Surface Hub 2. It has many features to be a standout. The Surface Hub 2 is designed to be flexible and lightweight so workers can move it throughout an office. Let’s see what the new Hub 2...

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SpaceXs Falcon 9 becomes Bangaladesh’s 1st Satellite The launch of the Falcon 9 becomes a milestone achieved for SpaceX. The highly updated revision of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time is in space. It’s an achievement for both as it’s Bangaladesh’s First Satellite also. Named Bangabandhu-1, it was essential for the country to have its own satellite. “A sovereign country, in a pursuit of...

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Instagram soon to have Music stickers Photo sharing, socializing and now going towards music, Instagram is adding some cool new features. Instagram Stories will now have an “Search Music” feature built in. These “music stickers” can be searched using tabs for “Genres”, “Moods”, and “Trending”. Music stickers would make Instagram Stories much more interesting to watch. There has not been an official announcement of this by Instagram. So its...

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Alexa Skill Blueprints makes smart speakers more personal It’s been two weeks since Amazon introduced its new tool for its smart speakers. The Alexa Skill Blueprints provides some basic templates for users to create a personalised experience. These include making it answer to specific questions, or skills for particular users, such as houseguests. "You don't need experience-building skills or coding to get started," said Steve Rabuchin, vice president...

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Fitbit and Google join hands to enhance Healthcare Fitbit and Google on Monday announced their collaboration which could transform the future of wearables. Google is an expert in building platforms, software and services while Fitbit leads the wearables brand market. Together both companies can reach new levels of innovation. Fitbit will use Google's new Cloud Healthcare application programming interface. And Google Cloud Platform will help them to...

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Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica? Ever since the Facebook data scandal came to light, it was certain that other social giants cannot be given a clean chit. So now next in line is Twitter. It has been reported that Twitter sold public data access in 2015 to Aleksandr Kogan. He at that time was a psychology researcher with University of Cambridge and his company...

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