Author: Uma Shankar

A technology geek, avid reader and a passionate writer with more than 8 years of professional writing experience. Also, a Football fanatic who is a strong supporter of the Spanish club Real Madrid and a die-hard fan of Cristiano Ronaldo. Being a music lover as well, enjoys playing Acoustic guitar and is taking classes regularly to improve his guitar skills.

Project Loon

Project Loon, the research project under former Google X Lab has got revamped by its parent company Alphabet which is now planning to use high-altitude weather balloons to provide mobile data for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico US. Alphabet has got FCC approval to help the people in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico regain wireless access. It plans to use the high-flying Project Loon balloons for enabling LTE connectivity in these locations. What is Project Loon? Project Loon is a network of balloons which travel on the edge of space and are designed to extend Internet connectivity to…

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Adobe Sign

Adobe Systems have made an announcement today about their plans to invest on integrating Aadhaar-based authentication to their flagship e-signature product Adobe Sign. It is one of the popular e-Sign solutions by major corporations including Microsoft and is already integrated with several Microsoft products such as SharePoint, Dynamics 365 an Office 365. Adobe is a trusted digital document leader and through their e-sign solution, they wish to make it easier for users to collect legal digital and electronic signatures.  It also ensures  workflow templates to guarantee error-proof workflows for businesses and makes it easier to track and manage signing processes…

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Alibaba

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) has invested $27 million in MariaDB,  an open source database server company. The e-commerce giant has agreed to lead a funding round of $27 million towards MariaDB, which is a community-developed fork of the MySQL RDBMS which will remain free under the GNU GPL license. The MariaDB foundation based out of Europe manages this most popular open source database server. Alibaba entered into cloud computing business during 2009 and is a strong competitor of the Amazon AWS.   The Chinese eCommerce Giant is focused towards expanding it’s Cloud offerings and it has already invested $1 billion towards its Cloud…

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Facebook-blood-donor

Facebook is planning to launch a new feature to facilitate blood donations from October 1 in India which is it’s second largest user base.  This new feature will make it easier and faster for people, hospitals and blood banks to connect to blood donors in that particular location. While many people are willing to donate blood, they might know where to go and who exactly needs their blood group and how to sign up for same. By adding this information on a social media like Facebook, it will create visible reminders for interested donors and fasten the process. Under this…

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Ms-LinkedIn

Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for a whopping deal of $26.2 billion last year. During the time of acquisition, Satya Nadella outlined some integration plans which involved combining of LinkedIn identity and network into Microsoft Office Suite and MS Outlook. After an year since the acquisition has been completed, Microsoft has finally decided to Integrate LinkedIn and Office 365 through the newly introduced Profile card feature. During the Microsoft Ignite conference held in Orlando today morning, Microsoft announced about it’s plans to include a new “Profile card” information in Office 365 which will displayed the LinkedIn profile of the concerned user. This will be…

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best email tracking tools

In olden days, people would just send emails and won’t have any idea about what happens after that. There was no clue as to whether it was received by the intended person or whether it got lost in the spam folder. Also, as a sales executive, you might want to know whether the customers read your promotional emails, opened the attachments and clicked on your website links. All of this is possible with the advanced e-mail tracking tools listed below. Email tracking helps you to maintain and build new relationships in a competitive and crowded inbox environment. Email tracking tools…

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India digital currency

The Indian government is looking to forward to explore another experiment with Currency after its demonetization exercise last year. Based on a report from Business Standard, the central government is exploring possible options to introduce its own Cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Sudharshan Sen – RBI’s executive director, told in a finance meeting held in Mumbai last week that RBI is not comfortable with the use of non-fiat Cryptocurrencies. Hence, a committee of government officials was considering the idea of RBI introducing its own Cryptocurrency since they can have complete control over it and implement proper regulations. The financial experts are…

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Chinese-Bitcoin-Exchanges

Major Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges are shutting down due to pressure from regulators All the major Chinese bitcoin exchanges have received instructions from the regulatory authorities to voluntarily shut down their services by Sep 15th. China’s central bank is concerned that the ICO boom and the surge of Cryptocurrency trading had created an imbalance in the Chinese economy as things were going out of control. Hence, The Office of the Leading Group of Beijing Internet Financial Risks Remediation issued a notice to all the major exchanges asking them to immediately stop their services. Initially, the People’s Bank of China along with…

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Facebook

Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish regulators for it’s data-harvesting activities that involved a series of privacy violations. The social media giant has been imposed with this hefty fine after it was reported to have violated the privacy laws, by the country’s data watchdog.  According to Spanish authorities, the social network has breached laws which were designed to protect the information and privacy of the citizens in three different instances.  Spain’s AEPD (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos), the government agency for consumer data protection reported after it’s investigation that Facebook was collecting, storing and using the personal data…

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Airtel-Vs-Jio

India’s largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel  is planning to offer VoLTE services to its customers from next week, according to latest news reports. The company plans to use Airtel VoLTE services for voice calling similar to Jio using the same 4G technology. Earlier in July,  the CEO and managing director of Airtel – Gopal Vittal told the analysts that Airtel will launch VoLTE services by March 2018 and will work with phone manufacturers to come up with new low-cost 4G feature phones.  What is VoLTE Voice over Long-Term Evolution is standard for high-speed wireless communication based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network,…

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On Monday Sep 4, China imposed an immediate ban on the Initial Coin Offerings which created a huge storm in the Cryptocurrency world. All the major digital currencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin came down by more than 20% on the breakout of this shocking news about the ICO ban in China. A committee led by the People’s Bank of China announced this sudden ban of the crowding efforts through token-based digital currencies. They have issued a public warning that many ICOs are scams and is therefore deemed illegal in China here after. Similar to IPOs, the Initial Coin Offerings…

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Ignio

India’s largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is creating a separate brand to promote its AI product Ignio.  The IT giant launched this Services-as-a-software platform a few years back to help its global customers run their operations in SAP more effectively. It is also integrated with SAP ERP and is the world’s first neural automation system for enterprise IT. According to the news report from Economic Times, the company has hired new employees in the US to boost the sales and growth of this product. By making Ignio a standalone product with minimal TCS branding, the company aims to…

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