Snapchat Debuts a Search Tool, Snap’s First Major Product Since IPO

Snap Inc., the maker of mobile messaging service Snapchat, unveiled a way for users to submit video and photos to stories that can be searched and seen by a wider audience. Snap had been hand-curating publicly submitted stories into video reels about ongoing events, like the Super Bowl or the Women’s March. Now the company… Read More Snapchat Debuts a Search Tool, Snap’s First Major Product Since IPO

Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers

It’s part of the company’s push to expand Office 365’s utility Microsoft is taking another step toward serving workers who aren’t at computers all day with a new Office 365 service launched Thursday. StaffHub, which is part of the company’s enterprise productivity offering, allows managers to set schedules for deskless workers like retail employees and… Read More Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers

No, PM Modi Is Not Offering Free Mobile Recharges Worth Rs. 500 via WhatsApp

WhatsApp has been a breeding ground for phishing activities and spreading malicious links, and the latest trick tries to cash in on PM Narendra Modi’s recent monetary reforms in the country. A fake link claiming that PM Modi wants to give free recharge worth Rs. 500 to everyone in the country has been circulating on… Read More No, PM Modi Is Not Offering Free Mobile Recharges Worth Rs. 500 via WhatsApp

Paytm Says Will Enable 5 Million Merchants to Go Digital in 2017

Announcing that it will enable five million merchants to leapfrog to digital payments in 2017, mobile payment and e-commerce platform Paytm on Tuesday launched an array of new features to enhance security and increase usability both for consumers and merchants. The company has also started working upstream with distribution networks in order to enable merchants… Read More Paytm Says Will Enable 5 Million Merchants to Go Digital in 2017

Snapchat Buying Israeli Augmented Reality Startup Cimagine.

Messaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million (roughly Rs. 203 crores – 271 crores), marking Snapchat’s first acquisition in Israel, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday. Cimagine developed True Marketless Augmented Reality – technology that allows users to virtually place furniture and appliances they wish… Read More Snapchat Buying Israeli Augmented Reality Startup Cimagine.

South Africa’s Zuma files court application to block influence peddling report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma has asked the High Court to set aside an anti-corruption watchdog report that called for a judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government, his office said on Saturday. The watchdog’s report, released on Nov. 2, focused on allegations that businessman brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta… Read More South Africa’s Zuma files court application to block influence peddling report

UK adopts new visa application process for Nigerians.

he UK Embassy in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process, the British High Commission said yesterday, in a statement. The spokesperson of the commission, Joe Abuku, described the new process as a slight change in which “Visa staff now only need electronic versions of support documents.” The new process, which takes effect from… Read More UK adopts new visa application process for Nigerians.

Juniper boosts cloud analytics, machine learning tech with AppFormix buy

Looking to bolster its cloud analytics and machine learning technologies, Juniper today announced its intention to buy startup AppFormix for an undisclosed amount. AppFormix brings streaming analytics and machine learning technologies to Juniper that are tailored for managing operations of large OpenStack and Kubernetes-based Hybrid clouds and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)/Telco clouds, wrote Ankur Singla,… Read More Juniper boosts cloud analytics, machine learning tech with AppFormix buy

Firefox recovers from near-death experience

Mozilla’s Firefox backed further from the brink last month, and Mac owners continued to abandon Apple’s Safari, new data released today showed. Also, last month, Microsoft lost another 23 million Internet Explorer and Edge users. According to analytics vendor Net Applications, Firefox’s user share — an estimate of the proportion of all personal computer users… Read More Firefox recovers from near-death experience