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Bigger ‘destruction of service’ cyber attacks to damage businesses: Cisco

Uncovering the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of cyber attacks, networking and security major Cisco on Friday forecast a potential “destruction of service” (DeOS) attacks. According to Cisco’s 2017 ‘Midyear Cybersecurity Report, these attacks could eliminate organisations’ backups and safety nets, required to restore systems and data after an attack. “Also, with

Discover popular events in town with Google Search

Google on Friday rolled out a latest update in its Search engine which will help users discover, promote and attend their favourite events in town. “Starting today in India, doing a search for many types of events on the Google mobile search app and mobile web will bring up a concise summary of events and

Facebook to launch paid news subscription product

A week after nearly 2,000 publishers in the US formed the News Media Alliance to get an anti-trust exemption from the Congress to negotiate over advertising revenue with digital platforms, a top Facebook executive has confirmed the company would soon launch a news subscription product. Campbell Brown, the head of the company’s news partnerships, said

Worldwide PC shipments decline 4.3%, HP Inc pips Lenovo

Worldwide PC shipments hit 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017 – a 4.3 per cent decline from the second quarter last year, market research firm Gartner said on Friday. HP Inc reclaimed the top position from Lenovo in the worldwide PC market in the second quarter and achieved five consecutive quarters of

France to appeal Google tax ruling

The French government will appeal a court ruling that US internet giant Google is not liable for 1.12 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in taxes claimed by the state, Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said Thursday. “We will appeal this ruling to safeguard the interests of the state,” Darmanin told parliament. The court ruled Wednesday that France

TCS Q1 net falls 6% to Rs 5,950 crore on rupee appreciation

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) , India’s biggest software services exporter, posted an almost six per cent fall in first-quarter profit, hurt by volatile currencies. Consolidated net profit dropped to RS 5,950 crore ($923.20 million) in the three months to June 30, from Rs 6,318 crore, a year earlier, TCS said on Thursday. Analysts on average

India is a great place for innovation: Microsoft

India is a great place for innovation and there is a lot of opportunity for Indian firms and start-ups to work with Microsoft and develop cloud-based tools and platforms for a global marketplace, according to a senior official of the software giant. Alyssa Fitzpatrick, general manager of Microsoft’s worldwide channel sales, on the sidelines of

TCS to report Q1 numbers on Thursday; here’s what experts say

Country’s largest IT firm TCS is expected to report 2.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent sequential growth in dollar revenue for the June quarter, with up to 200 basis points contraction in margins on Thursday. Usually, June quarter is expected to be a weak one for the IT industry given the wage revisions that

Twitter adds new filters to tackle trolls

In a fresh bid to tackle trolls spewing hateful content on its platform, micro-blogging platform Twitter has added filters to mute unwanted tweets from a user’s feed. Users may now mute notifications from newly-registered accounts and those accounts that don’t follow them. These filters are added to the ones Twitter released in March this year.