Big 5

Facebook is “Sorry” for invading your privacy yet again It’s nothing unimaginable as Facebook has already lost people’s trust when it comes to data privacy. A new blunder has been made as an API bug allowed access to photos of 6.8 million users. These were photos that the user never intended to be shared. "Our internal team discovered a photo API bug that may have affected people...

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Walmart acquires online art and wall décor retailer Art.com Walmart entered yet another acquisition this year by buying assets from online art and wall décor retailer Art.com. The acquisition is expected to close in early 2019. The deal includes Art.com’s catalog, IP, trade name and U.S. operations. The amount of the deal is still undisclosed, but Walmart says it’s in line with its other deals made over...

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Apple focusing on augmented reality headset Apple has been acquiring start-ups that are of their interest. One recent acquisition is that of Akonia Holographics. It is a Denver-based start-up that manufactures augmented reality waveguide lenses. Before start of this year Apple had acquired Vrvana, a mixed-reality headset company. Sources feel that Apple is intensely focusing on introducing its AR range. However, Apple says it’s routine to acquire...

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Walmart strategically partners with Microsoft In the war of being superior ‘alliance’ is a handy weapon. Walmart and Microsoft are strategically partnering together to take on rival Amazon in both technology and retail. Walmart is Amazon’s biggest retail competitor, and Microsoft is Amazon’s largest cloud services rival. This combo can hinder the one way flow of Amazon. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella feels this alliance is a...

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Microsoft believes today’s technology needs regulations In a desire to understand a consumer’s need and preferences, technology companies have invaded privacy many times. Facial recognition has become a part of our routine life. Government security and surveillance services use these to track movement of people. The futuristic technology that is used for enhancing security can also be misused. There needs to be guidelines set for handling such...

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WhatsApp’s new feature is Telegrams old news WhatsApp is coming out with a one-way broadcast mode for its group chats. Telegram has already been functional with this feature. So it is obvious that WhatsApp is introducing an already established feature. There’s nothing new in this as Facebook has always kept an eye on its competitors. Facebook owned Instagram has copied Snapchat in the past. So now Facebook...

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Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe now open for U.S. Prime Members Amazon has exclusively entered the clothing market by introducing Prime Wardrobe. Fashion clothing is something that never fades. Amazon has officially launched its “try before you buy” shopping service for its Prime Members in The U.S.   The service has been in beta for a year now. Many Prime members have already had access to Prime wardrobe. Now it...

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Microsoft is getting ready to rival Amazon Go It seems Microsoft is all set to replicate the concept of Amazon Go. Reuters reported on Thursday, Microsoft is in the process of developing its own ‘Cashier-less’ store. The new system will track what people place in their cart, similar to Amazon Go. The Concept is complex and its viability is doubtful The Amazon Go convenience store works on sensors,...

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Microsoft officially acquires GitHub It is confirmed!  Microsoft has indeed acquired GitHub. The acquisition was completed at $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The popular Git-based code sharing and collaboration service was valued at 2 billion in 2015. So this deal is far more fruitful to GitHub than it anticipated. GitHub will get a new face Former Xamarin CEO Nat Friedman (and now Microsoft corporate vice president) will become GitHub’s CEO....

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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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