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Airtel, Meta to boost India's digital ecosystem (Lead)

In a bid to support the growth of India's digital ecosystem, Bharti Airtel and Meta (formerly Facebook) on Monday announced a key collaboration.

Razorpay allows merchants to accept credit card payments via UPI

Fintech platform Razorpay on Monday announced an industry-first move to enable merchants to accept credit card transactions on unified payments interface (UPI), as the digital payments landscape witnesses a stupendous growth.

Nick Read steps down as Vodafone Group head

Vodafone Group on Monday announced that its CEO Nick Read will step down by the end of the year after four years in the key role.

Digital payments in India touch Rs 38.3 lakh cr at over 23 bn transactions

The Unified Payments Interface (UPI), debit and credit cards, prepaid payment instruments like mobile wallets, and prepaid cards logged 23.06 billion transactions amounting Rs 38.3 lakh crore in the third quarter this year, a new report showed on Monday.

Airtel, Meta join to accelerate India's digital ecosystem

Bharti Airtel and Meta on Monday announced their collaboration to support the growth of India's digital ecosystem.

Air India leases 12 more aircraft to enhance operations

Air India on Monday announced the lease of six Airbus A320neo narrow body aircraft and six Boeing B777-300 ER widebody aircraft to further augment its existing fleet.

HealthifyMe sacks about 150 employees amid lacklustre growth

Leading AI health and fitness platform HealthifyMe has sacked about 150 employees, or 7 per cent of its total workforce, as the company's growth did not "keep pace with expectations and hiring".

Samsung Electronics appoints its 1st female president

Samsung Electronics on Monday promoted a female executive to the president of global marketing for its mobile business, in the first move to tap a female talent for the top post.

Govt allows sale of electoral bonds through 29 SBI branches from Dec 5-12

The Government on Saturday authorised sale and encashment of electoral bonds through 29 branches of State Bank of India (SBI) across the country between December 5 and December 12, 2022.

E-commerce platform Carousell lays off 110 employees

Consumer-to-consumer (C2C) e-commerce platform Carousell has laid off about 110 employees, or 10 per cent of its total workforce, in an effort to reduce costs.

Amazon head of Prime Video, Twitch and gaming retires again

Jeff Blackburn, head of Amazon's media and entertainment businesses, is retiring from the company for a second time, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has announced.

Tesla launches electric Semi trucks

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday launched the long delayed electric Semi trucks during a virtual event.

Xiaomi celebrates 8 years of Note series with over 7 cr happy customers

Xiaomi's Redmi Note series has clocked over 7 crore customers since its arrival 8 years ago, setting new benchmarks in the smartphone industry, especially in India, said the company. 

Apple 'never considered' removing Twitter, says Musk

After his meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Twitter chief Elon Musk on Thursday said that they have "resolved" misunderstandings over the micro-blogging platform possibly being removed from the App Store.

Salesforce Co-CEO and Vice Chair Bret Taylor steps down

Enterprise software company Salesforce has announced that Bret Taylor will step down as Vice Chair and Co-CEO, effective January 31, 2023.

Indian markets scale new heights

Indian stock markets on Thursday continued to hit new heights with the Sensex of BSE touching a high of 63,583.07 points and Nifty of NSE 18,874.30 points.

Logitech launches new webcams, headphones in India

Swiss tech firm Logitech on Wednesday launched the Brio 500 series webcams and Zone Vibe headphones in India, which are specially designed for Hybrid Work Era.

Gaming platform MPL bans over 1 mn user accounts

Gaming platform MPL on Wednesday said that it has banned over a million user accounts to continue to provide a secure and fair gaming experience to the users.

Wipro Lighting partners Aura Air to help enterprises breathe clean indoor air

Wipro Lighting on Wednesday announced a partnership with Israel-based Aura Air to gain exclusive access to all its enterprise offerings like indoor air quality solutions for the India market.

Cashify to open 250 physical stores by March 2023

Re-commerce marketplace Cashify on Wednesday announced to launch 250 physical stores by March next year, with an aim to reach 120 per cent annual growth.

Vikram Kirloskar, Toyota Kirloskar vice-chairman, passes away

Vikram Shreekant Kirloskar, an eminent industrialist and Vice-Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motors passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest late Tuesday. He was 64.

Musk starts reinstating 62K suspended Twitter accounts as 'Big Bang' process

Elon Musk has started reinstating nearly 62,000 suspended Twitter accounts with more than 10,000 followers, including one account that has over 5 million followers and 75 accounts with over 1 million followers.

Cognizant acquires US-based management consulting firm AustinCSI

IT major Cognizant on Wednesday announced that it was acquiring the management consulting company AustinCSI for an undisclosed sum.

ViewSonic launches new projectors in India

ViewSonic, a leading global provider of visual solutions, on Tuesday launched new Smart LED home projectors -- X1 and X2 in India.

Uber introduces rear seatbelt reminder, SOS integration with cops in India

Uber on Tuesday announced a slew of new technology-led safety features like audio rear seatbelt reminder, proactively detecting trip anomalies, customer SOS integration with local police and more.

Microsoft's new Surface devices now available in India

Microsoft on Tuesday announced two new Surface products -- Surface Laptop 5 and Surface Pro 9 which are now available in India.

Apple launches Oceanic+ app on Watch Ultra

Apple has launched the new Oceanic+ app to its Watch Ultra, which allows scuba divers to take the watch to previously unreachable depths, including up to 130 feet.

SBI Govandi suburban branch in Mumbai changes weekly off to Friday

In a move that has raised eyebrows in some quarters, the public sector State Bank of India's Govandi Branch is understood to have changed its weekly off from Sundays to Fridays, with effect from December 1.

Lava launches budget phone with octa-core MediaTek Helio G37 chipset

Domestic smartphone brand Lava on Friday launched a new budget-friendly smartphone with a premium glass back and octa-core MediaTek Helio G37 chipset.

Elon Musk to reinstate suspended accounts on Twitter

Based on a poll, Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Friday said that he will reinstate suspended accounts back on the micro-blogging platform beginning from next week.

SBI warns customers against instant loan apps

The country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has warned customers against instant loan apps and even suggested measures to safeguard against the menace.

Tesla Full Self-Driving beta now available: Musk

Elon Musk on Thursday said that the Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta is now available to anyone in North America.

Microsoft introduces 'polls' to make meetings more engaging in Teams

Microsoft has introduced 'polls' that will offer users a way to create polls right away with the Microsoft Forms app, making meetings more engaging in Teams.

Coal production rose 18% to 448 million tonnes in Oct

Total coal production stood at 448 million tonnes in October this year which is 18 per cent higher than that of the corresponding period of 2021.

Microsoft adds 'Portrait mode' feature to PowerPoint for iPhones

Microsoft has added a new feature -- 'Portrait mode' in PowerPoint for iPhones and iPad users so that they can easily switch between portrait and landscape mode when creating new slides.

Hate speech down significantly on Twitter: Musk

Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Thursday said that the hate speeches are down significantly on the micro-blogging platform.

MakeMyTrip's B2B platform MyBiz logs 3X growth over pre-Covid period

MakeMyTrip's B2B platform MyBiz has doubled its bookings over last year and grown more than three times over pre-Covid period, the company said on Thursday.

PAC-MAN maker SuperGaming picks Google Cloud to empower game developers

Leading homegrown game developer SuperGaming on Thursday said it has picked Google Cloud to bring its live-ops engine called SuperPlatform to game developers globally.

Hackers exploited discontinued web server at Tata Power: Microsoft

Microsoft has warned that state-sponsored hackers are attacking critical energy infrastructure in India via exploiting a discontinued web server, with the most recent attack it observed was on Tata Power in October.

Samsung introduces Voice Focus feature in its new OS update

Samsung India on Wednesday introduced the Voice Focus feature and One UI 5.0 for Galaxy devices in its Android update.

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