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Now is time to sacrifice margins for growth: Infosys CEO Salil Parekh

Salil Parekh didn’t get much time to settle in after taking over the helm of Infosys Ltd. Since becoming chief executive officer in January, the 53-year-old has crisscrossed three continents to meet with customers and employees to get his hands around the challenges facing India’s iconic tech-services giant. He talked with 48 clients in his

Amid data scandal, Facebook rolls out new privacy choices under EU rules

Facebook announced on Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked by disclosures about hijacking of personal data on tens of millions of its users, said it will

Google promises to take action on apps that violates their policies

Responding to a study that found nearly 60 per cent of free Andorid apps used by children potentially violate a federal law, Google has said that it will take action if company’s policies are violated. “If we determine that an app violates our policies, we will take action. We always appreciate the research community’s work

Facebook: US Judge’s class action could be a multi-billion-dollar threat

A federal judge ruled Monday that millions of the social network’s users can proceed as a group with claims that its photo-scanning technology violated an Illinois law by gathering and storing biometric data without their consent. Damages could be steep — a fact that wasn’t lost on the judge, who was unsympathetic to Facebook’s arguments

No significant increase in Facebook users deactivating accounts: Zuckerberg

The Cambridge Analytica scandal in which personal data of over 87 million Facebook users, including 500,000 Indians, was compromised, has not hit the social media platform in a significant way in terms of people deactivating their accounts, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. Zuckerberg, 33, also the founder of Facebook, acknowledged this during a Congressional

Amid Facebook data theft row, Orkut says ‘Hello’ to India in a new avatar

At a time when there have been calls for #DeleteFacebook, amid the Cambridge Analytica scandal and data theft concerns, Orkut Buyukkokten, an ex-Googler and founder of the once-popular, has launched ‘Hello’, a new mobile-first social network. Based on the concept of building networks around communities, ‘Hello’ forms interest groups of people synced by what

Apple asked to pay $500mn in patent suit

San Francisco: A US court has asked Apple to pay $502.6 million in a patent suit to the intellectual property hoarder VirnetX — widely known as “patent troll”. According to a report in Engadget on Wednesday, the court in Eastern Texas issued the order after VirnetX filed a lawsuit against the tech giant accusing it

Digital transformation to add $154bn to India’s GDP by 2021: Microsoft

Digital transformation will add close to $154 billion to India’s GDP by 2021 and increase the growth rate by one per cent annually, software giant Microsoft said on Wednesday. According to a joint report by Microsoft and IDC Asia/Pacifc, in 2017, about four per cent of India’s GDP was derived from digital products and services