Here is Today’s top trending news from the world of technology
Amazon Echo’s all new look is simply Adorable & Cute
Amazon on Thursday kick started its latest hardware event by unveiling a new look for its Amazon Echo device, which will be available in spherical shape. While the Echo’s brand new look is already gaining positive traction, what has really seized people’s attention is Echo’s kids’ version that features cute animal graphics. The kids’ version is really heart melting. Amazon actually also launched few other products in this ongoing event; including its own could gaming service called ‘Luna.’ To know more, click here.
Spotify turns to TVs and Movies to spike up its Revenue
Streaming giant Spotify has one of the biggest podcast libraries in the world and now it about to leverage this digital asset by turning them into movies and TV shows. Spotify has struck a deal with production company Chernin Entertainment for this project. Spotify claims that it has more than 250 original podcast shows and Chernin will begin work on some of these shows pretty soon. To know more, click here.
Apple will no longer allow its Users to Downgrade TO iOS 13
Apple last week rolled out iOS 14 and iPad OS 14, which were pretty big updates considering it brought to table many new features. However, it must be noted that those who have updated to iOS 14 will probably no longer be able to downgrade to iOS 13. To know more, click here.
Twitter backed Indian Startup raises $40 Mn in a new Funding Round
Twitter backed Indian social media company, ShareChat, has secured $40 Mn in a pre-series E round. Twitter had taken a bet on this Indian startup last year by leading a $100 Mn funding round. The Bengaluru based startup said that it will use the latest capital infusion for investing and strengthening its recently launched video sharing app Moj. The Moj, which was launched in the aftermath of TikTok ban, has gained considerable traction in the Indian market. TikTok app was banned in India in June due to the border tension between India and China.
India’s Discriminatory Caste System reaches America’s Silicon Valley
Most Indians openly admit that caste system is still prevalent in Indian society even today. But many may be shocked to know that this highly discriminatory system has now reached the corridors of American Silicon Valley. The American Silicon Valley that has often taken pride in placing unparalleled importance on talent & merit is witnessing an ugly spat between an upper caste & lower caste employee; Both these Indian NRI employees work for CISCO. To know more, click here.