Google plans to test its Project Ara phones at Puerto Rico, and releases ad to promote Ara

Written on:January 15, 2015
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Google has announced that it will launch Market Pilot of project ara phones later this year. Puerto Rico will be first place to receive Project Ara phones.

This announcement was made by Google at the second Project Ara developers conference in Mountain View, California.

The Market pilot project will use food truck-style vans to get the Project Ara devices into users’ hands so they can try before they buy.

Google expects that over 20 modules will be available for people to use when launching Market pilot.

And, Google has released below video to promote Project Ara.

Mark Zuckerberg tells about the threats he faced from extremist from Pakistan

Written on:January 9, 2015
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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has posted a status update in his Facebook account about the Threats he had faced from extremist from Pakistan. Read below his status update. few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed that offended him. We stood up for this because different voices — even if they’re sometimes offensive — can make…

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Google releases Project Ara MDK 0.2 which gives details about Ara Module Market Place.

Written on:January 9, 2015
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Google has released new version of the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for its Modular phone system “Project Ara“. The Module Developers Kit (MDK) defines the Ara platform for module developers and provides reference implementations for various design features. The Ara platform consists of an on-device packet-switched data network based on the MIPI UniPro protocol stack, a flexible power bus, and an elegant industrial design that mechanically unites the modules with…

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Facebook Acquires Speech Recognition Startup Wit.ai

Written on:January 6, 2015
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Facebook has Acquired An 18-Month-Old Speech Recognition Startup, Wit.ai. “We’re excited to have them onboard,” Facebook said. “Facebook’s mission is to connect everyone and build amazing experiences for the over 1.3 billion people on the platform—technology that understands natural language is a big part of that, and we think we can help,” Wit.ai said on its blog. Wit.ai provides an API for building voice-activated interfaces and already has over 6,000…

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Google doodle depicts 2014 trending topics

Written on:December 31, 2014
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Google has revealed 2014 Trending Topics Doodle which shows this year’s top trending searches, including the 2014 World Cup, the Philae robotic lander, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Flappy Bird, with a shout-out to the Mars Orbiter Mission. On clicking this Doodle Google will show the search results for the phrase “2014 trending topics”.You can explore the 2014 Trending Topics here. In India, Elections 2014, FIFA 2014, iPhone 6,…

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Huffington Post launches in India

Written on:December 9, 2014
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Huffington Post launches in India

News website Huffington Post launched its India edition on Monday in association with Times of India Group. The Huffington Post is an American online news aggregator and blog which was founded by Arianna Huffington in May 2005 and launched on May 9th. On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired the Huffington Post for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. The Indian version is the 13th…

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Intel Acquires PasswordBox

Written on:December 2, 2014
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Intel has Acquired PasswordBox a Montreal-based and award-winning provider of a cross-platform identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into all of their websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords. “PasswordBox has spent the last two years building a product that people love, trust and use around the world every day,” said Daniel Robichaud, CEO and co-founder of PasswordBox. “Everyone…

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Microsoft Acquires Email startup Acompli

Written on:December 2, 2014
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Microsoft has acquired the mobile email startup Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps for iOS and Android. Acompli works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN and Live. “This acquisition is part of our company-wide effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices. This year we brought Office to the iPad and the iPhone, and we recently announced that we’re bringing…

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Tech Mahindra acquires Lightbridge Communications for $240m

Written on:November 21, 2014
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India’s largest IT services company Tech Mahindra said it will acquire US-based Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) for $240 million. Tech Mahindra Executive Vice-Chairman Vineet Nayyar said: “This partnership is another significant step towards the globalisation of Tech Mahindra as we welcome a diverse workforce of over 5,000 network professionals across five continents and more than 50 countries. We expect network services to be a major growth engine for our organisation.”…

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IBM launching web-based email service “Verse”

Written on:November 20, 2014
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International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has launched a new e-mail service ‘Verse’ for enterprises that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics to help increase productivity. “With built-in intelligence and a user-first, user-tested design, IBM Verse offers a faster, better way to manage your communications across devices, organize inbound and outbound information, and focus on what you need most”,IBM said. The company plans to offer the cloud-based software free to…

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