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Internet grows to 331mn domain name registrations in Q2 2017

The Internet has grown to 331.9 million domain name registrations in the second quarter of 2017 as nearly 1.3 million registrations were added during the period, a report said on Friday. According to VeriSign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, 1.3 million domain name registrations across the globe translates to a growth

Hack at U.S. market regulator displays persistent government cyber woes

A major computer hack at America’s top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that are so frequent many consider them routine. In recent years, nation-state and criminal hackers, as

Hackers left firms poorer by $4 billion in first half of 2017

Global losses due to cyber attacks, including the cost of damage control and productivity loss, amounted to as much as $4 billion in the first half of 2017, a new report claimed on Thursday. According to the ‘2017 Midyear Security Roundup’ by global cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, businesses are faced with increased ransomware, Business Email

Google Tez: How the payments app is different from Paytm, PhonePe

Google on Monday entered the Asian mobile payments fray with the launch of a new app in India called Tez, which means ‘fast’ in Hindi. It has also registered the trademark in Indonesia and the Philippines, suggesting that an expansion across Asia is imminent. Tez rides on India’s government-backed unified payments interface (UPI) – hence

Software development most sought after profession: Report

Software development, sales, business management and marketing related jobs are currently the most desirable in the Indian job market, says a report. According to employability assessment firm Aspiring Minds’ Skill Map, software developer role has the highest demand of 9.74 per cent, followed by sales profile at 8.17 per cent and customer service roles at

Facebook bans Rohingya group, says will only allow non-graphic content

Facebook said it has banned a Rohingya militant group from its site, designating it a ‘dangerous organisation’ as information on the deepening crisis is muddied by claims, counter-claims and hate speech on social media. The social network is a key tool in the information war taking place over violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has

Toshiba, keen to seal $18 bn chips sale, wrestles with last-minute delays

Japan’s Toshiba Corp is locked in last minute discussions over “key issues” with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale. Toshiba said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell the prized unit to the Bain consortium, and

Indian, Chinese IT companies discuss avenues in artificial intelligence

Several Indian and Chinese IT companies on Wednesday got together in China’s port city of Dalian for cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence. On the first India-China Dalian IoT (Internet of Things) Conference, the government officials and company representatives from both sides agreed that a lot can be done if India’s excellence in software

Tez’ to take India closer to digital transformation: Google CEO Pichai

A day after Google launched its new digital payment app ‘Tez’ in India, the company’s Indian-born CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday tweeted it will help India move closer to digital transformation. “We hope that the launch of @TezByGoogle will help take India one step closer to your vision of @_DigitalIndia,” Pichai tweeted. Finance Minister Arun