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Microsoft
Microsoft Launches Skilling Initiative For SMBs In India

The company said that SMBs are the backbone of the country's economy, contributing to 30 per cent of India's GDP and providing employment to over 114 million people.

Twitter
Twitter's Upcoming Feature Could Share Tweets With Up To 150 Select Users

Twitter launched invite-only Communities back in September, a similar feature that lets you connect with users with shared interests.

AI supercomputer
Our AI Supercomputer Will Be World's Fastest This Year: Meta

The first generation of this infrastructure, designed in 2017, has 22,000 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in a single cluster that performs 35,000 training jobs a day.

WhatsApp
WhatsApp To Bring 2-Step Verification To Desktop & Web Versions

Two-step verification is already available on the mobile app version where a personal PIN must be entered when registering your phone number with WhatsApp.

Microsoft To Add Support For Hyperlinks Feature To Excel
Microsoft To Add Support For Hyperlinks Feature To Excel

Modern comments are available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Designed for collaboration, modern comments support @mentions, which can then notify people via email.

Google's New Feature Warns About Suspicious Files On Drive
Google's New Feature Warns About Suspicious Files On Drive

At Google's Cloud Next 2021, the search giant announced new measures to help safeguard users from malicious files. These alerts were rolled out to those file syncing services late last year.

Parag Agrawal
Parag Agrawal Rejigs Twitter's Top Security Team: Report

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal wrote that the moves follow "an assessment of how the organisation was being led and the impact on top priority work", adding that he was limited with how much more he could share due to the "nature of this situation".

Obscene Remarks Against Muslim Women In Clubhouse Chat
Obscene Remarks Against Muslim Women In Clubhouse Chat: Delhi Police Summons Lucknow Resident

Earlier this week, on January 17, a video of a Clubhouse conversation on the topic 'Muslim gals are more beautiful than hindu gals' went viral on social media. In the said conversation, the participants were allegedly heard making obscene, vulgar and derogatory remarks targeting Muslim women and girls.

ISRO
ISRO Test Fires Engine For India's Human Space Mission Rocket

The performance of the engine met the test objectives and the engine parameters were closely matching with the predictions during the entire duration of the test.

Microsoft
Call Of Duty Will Stay On Sony PlayStation, Confirms Microsoft

Japanese technology giant Sony, which saw its stock tanked after Microsoft acquired gaming company Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, on Thursday said it expects Satya Nadella-run tech giant to ensure that games like CoD remain available across platforms including its own Playstation gaming consoles.

Could See Climate Change Impact From Space: Astronaut
Could See Climate Change Impact From Space: Astronaut

"Some things you can see directly from space, like methane, but the difficulty of measuring CO2 emissions against a highly varied CO2 background on the earth make it necessary to use AI to get precision we need," he said.

brahmos
India Successfully Test-Fires Brahmos Missile Off Odisha Coast

The flight test is a major milestone in the way forward for Brahmos programme. The highly manoeuvrable missile cruised at supersonic speed for its maximum range and all mission objectives were met.

Apple May Launch 'IPhone SE+ 5G' In 2023
Apple May Launch 'IPhone SE+ 5G' In 2023

Meanwhile, the third-generation iPhone SE is widely expected to launch this year.

After India, Singapore Warns Crypto Players Not To Woo Public Via Ads
After India, Singapore Warns Crypto Players Not To Woo Public Via Ads

The authority warned that trading cryptocurrencies is "highly risky" and not suitable for the general public, as the prices of crypto are subject to sharp speculative swings.

Apple IPhones Log 48% Growth In India In 2021 With 4.4% Market Share
Apple IPhones Log 48% Growth In India In 2021 With 4.4% Market Share

The iPhone 12 (with 40 per cent market share) was the most sought-after model in Q4 in India, followed by iPhone 11, SE (2020), iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max models.

Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey Building Open Bitcoin Mining System Amid Climate Threats

Last year, Dorsey announced plans to create a new business focused on building an open developer platform for Bitcoin.

WhatsApp
WhatsApp Users To Get Some Cool New Features Soon, Check Details

WhatsApp, owned by Meta is constantly adding new features. There are some new features which are expected to be added to its messaging platform in 2022.

PUBG Mobile Emerges As Top Grossing Mobile Game Worldwide For Dec 2021
PUBG Mobile Emerges As Top Grossing Mobile Game Worldwide For Dec 2021

The next top grossing game was Roblox from Roblox Corporation, followed by Coin Master from Moon Active and Honor of Kings from Tencent.

Elon Musk
Musk Shares Update On Tesla Launch In India, Says Facing Challenges

Tesla wants to begin selling imported cars in India this year but says taxes in the country are among the highest in the world.

PUBG Battlegrounds
PUBG: Battlegrounds Is Now Free To Play On PC, Consoles

With the game's transition to F2P, it introduces Battlegrounds Plus, an optional premium account upgrade that allows players to access a variety of new and exclusive in-game features.

Microsoft
Microsoft Lets Teams Users Chat Across Personal, Business Accounts

The feature is rolling out for Teams on the web, desktop and mobile.

Google Working On Tap-To-Transfer Feature For Media In Android 13
Google Working On Tap-To-Transfer Feature For Media In Android 13

The idea here is to provide users on tablets, foldables and Chrome OS laptops -- anything with a screen above 600 dp -- with an improved user interface.

Big Data, AI/ML To Be Most In-Demand Skills In India In 2022
Big Data, AI/ML To Be Most In-Demand Skills In India In 2022

To enhance customer engagement, more and more organisations are adopting chat bots which are forecast to empower approximately 45 per cent of organisations' customer support services by 2022.

Defence Ministry Surveys Its Land, Takes Measures For Its Protection
Defence Ministry Surveys Its Land, Takes Measures For Its Protection

The magnitude and location of land holdings and association of various stakeholders make the management of defence land not an easy task to maintain, so the Ministry had decided to establish a Centre of Excellence for this purpose only.

CCI Probing Google's 'Dominance' In News Aggregation Space
CCI Probing Google's 'Dominance' In News Aggregation Space

The plea for interim relief was filed by the Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF) in the CCI last October.

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