Ex-Intel executive departs Google as chipmaker searches for CEO

Diane Bryant, a former Intel Corp executive who headed the chipmaker’s data center unit, is leaving Alphabet Inc’s cloud computing unit less than a year after joining and just as her old employer searches for a new chief executive. Google Cloud, the unit of Alphabet that competes against Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp to sell […]

IT companies to benefit from currency, lower visa applications in Q1

The recent currency fluctuation is expected to show some positive gains for the IT sector in their first quarter (Q1FY19) results starting next week. The June quarter results of IT firms usually witness a strong impact of employee costs in the form of visas expenses as well as incremental wages. However, given the lower visa […]

Google in talks with Indian telcos, ISPs for Station WiFi service

Internet major Google has big plans for India’s public WiFi market by taking its WiFi service, called “Station” to beyond railway stations to public places such as malls, café and universities, having completed the rollout of Rail Wire WiFi across 400 railway stations with RailTel in India. For the expansion, Google is said to be […]

Google responds to snooping concerns, says emails not scanned to target ads

After it was discovered that third-party apps for Gmail were allegedly accessing users’ private emails, Google has responded to the backlash. The company has clarified through its blog post that it does not scan emails to target ads, and the third-party apps are mandated to accurately represent themselves to request relevant data, Cnet reported. It […]

WhatsApp writes to IT Ministry; says company ‘horrified’ by terrible acts of violence, will sanitise its platform

Taking cognisance of the Indian government’s concerns over the misuse of its platform for repeated circulation of provocative content, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday wrote to the IT Ministry saying the company is horrified by terrible acts of violence. Reacting to the growing instances of lynching of innocent people owing to large number of irresponsible messages […]

India focusing on creating regulatory framework for 5G: Minister

A high-level forum set up by the government is focusing on developing a research ecosystem, a regulatory framework and an inclusive business environment for 5G, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Tuesday. “India may have missed the 3G and 4G buses, but the country cannot afford to miss the 5G bus. It is of […]

Hutchison’s $3 bn Italian buyout is a good call

CK Hutchison’s $3 billion Italian buyout is a good call. The Hong Kong ports-to-telecoms conglomerate is buying Russian-backed partner Veon out of their Italian mobile joint venture, Wind Tre. That is a bold step amid political instability and intensifying competition. But the deal could prove shrewd for new boss Victor Li. On Tuesday, CK Hutchison […]