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Microsoft partners with BMW to build “Open Manufacturing Platform” for developing smart factories

Microsoft Corp and BMW Group on Tuesday launched an initiative to create an Open Manufacturing Platform that seeks to stimulate innovation and accelerate the development of 'smart' factories.It's the second alliance of its kind in a week after Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services teamed up to connect the German car maker's 122 group plants to improve production systems and processes.Both deals reflect a push

Google to sign MoU with Cuba for connectivity improvement

Alphabet Inc's Google plans to announce a memorandum of understanding with Cuban telecoms monopoly ETECSA on Thursday to explore ways of improving connectivity on the Communist-run island, a person familiar with matter told Reuters.While relations between the United States and Cuba have nosedived of late, the old Cold War foes seem able to agree on the need to increase internet access in what has long been one

Facebook to set up 24×7 election response team ahead of Lok Sabha 2019 election

Ahead of the General Lok Sabha Elections, Social Media Giant Facebook Inc is planning to set up a 24hr response team to monitor objectionable content on the go.In an interview with the Economic Times, Facebook's director for product management for civil integrity, Samidh Chakrabarti said that "The work we are doing over here is so important that we have staffed a dedicated product team for the Indian elections

Uber to acquire its Dubai based rival for $3.1 billion

An American ride-hailing company Uber is planning to acquire Careem, a Dubai based taxi company and also one of its main competitor in Dubai.Quoting to the sources Reuters on Monday reported that "Uber is planning offer over $3.1 billion to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ.""And it is expected to unveiled by early half of this week," the report added.However, it did not mention what will be the

Apple may launch its most-awaited video service on 25th March

Apple is expected to announce on March 25 that it's launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. It's a long-awaited attempt from the iPhone maker, several years after Netflix turned "binge watching" into a worldwide phenomenon.The new video service is expected to have original TV shows and movies that reportedly cost Apple more than $1 billion — far less than Netflix

Microsoft to end its support for windows 7

Microsoft is rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version."After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support," the company wrote in a post on Friday.

Google’s Czech rival wants details of Android smartphone users

Czech search engine Seznam urged Google to disclose more details about its plan to boost rival search apps in Android smartphones, saying it continued to lose users due to what it said were Google's anti-competitive practices.Seznam, which attracts as much advertising spend as Google in the Czech Republic, took its grievance to the European Commission nearly three years ago.It subsequently joined lobbying

Top U.S. military officers to meet with Google on business security concerns with China

The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S.Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that efforts like Google's artificial intelligence venture in China allow the Chinese military to access and take advantage of U.S.-developed

Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphones are selling well in China: CEO

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday its new Galaxy flagship smartphones were selling well in China and it was confident it could reverse the recent slump in its fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market.Samsung's market share has plunged from about 20 percent in 2013 to less than 1 percent currently as fast-growing Chinese rivals such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd proved more agile in responding

Xiaomi’s profit tripled to $275 million in Fourth Quarter

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on March 19 its fourth-quarter net profit more than tripled to 1.85 billion yuan ($275.59 million), on stronger revenue.That profit exceeded the 1.7 billion yuan average estimate of 10 analysts, according to Refinitiv data.Revenue for the period increased 27 percent to 44.4 billion yuan, lower than the 47.4 billion yuan average estimate of 13 analysts, according to