Global pandemic coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. The highly infectious disease has pushed most countries to enforce strict lockdown procedures. Many countries continue to enforce stay at home orders with potential plans to extend these measures before the current timeline. As noted in the past, these measures have pushed companies across different sectors
India's smartphone market is up for a significant challenge during the second quarter of this year. After lockdown curtailed sales during the month of April, May does not seem to look promising either. According to Counterpoint Research, India's smartphone market saw modest growth of 4 percent during the first quarter. The report highlighted how the
WhatsApp has rolled out eight participant support for the stable version of app for everyone. On Tuesday, the Facebook-owned messaging platform doubled the number of participants in a video or voice call from four to eight people at a time. To access the new limit on WhatsApp, all users are required to update to the
Google parent Alphabet has announced its earnings for the first quarter earnings for 2020. During the quarter ending March, Alphabet reported revenue of $41.16 billion and earnings of $9.87 per share. The company missed on earnings but beat the revenue projections for the quarter. However, the real highlight of this earnings result were the assurances
Tech giants Apple and Google recently collaborated on developing a unified Coronavirus tracker. The two companies are currently working towards pushing out the first version of their COVID-19 tracing technology. The trackers function to alert people if they have been exposed to the virus. Now the companies have also formally announced that the service will
About three weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it was teaming up with the CDC Foundation to fight coronavirus. As part of the team-up, the software giant allowed Xbox owners to donate their Microsoft Rewards points. The interesting thing here is that Microsoft will match the donated points 1-to-1 with money to increase the total sum.
Huawei has now confirmed that most of its smartphones will be able to run the contact-tracing feature from Google. Apple and Google announced that they are jointly developing a contact-tracing feature for their respective mobile operating systems. While the roll out of this new feature is yet to begin, a report claimed that Huawei phones
A New York-based payments startup left millions of credit card transaction records exposed for anyone to see on the Internet for nearly three weeks before securing it, a media report said on Thursday. Security researcher Anurag Sen found the database belonging to card payments processor Paay, TechCrunch reported after alerting the company about the finding.
Netflix has confirmed that it won't run out of new context this year. Major production houses and entertainment companies are facing a difficult time right now. Production on sets around the world has stopped completely and has left with no option but to postpone the new release. Netflix, however, seems to be immune to the
Telecom giant Vodafone is currently in the process of making some changes to its existing prepaid plans in the Indian market. According to a new report, the company has been offering "double data plans" as part of some of its plans to its customers. But the company will gradually phase out these recharge plans. This
Food delivery platform Zomato on Wednesday announced that it has mandated each of its delivery partners to install and use the Aarogya Setu app - which is designed to help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and make its information accessible to the common people. This app also helps in finding out corona positive people
Streaming services are making the most out of the numerous lockdowns across the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending hours at home binging on their favorite shows. Netflix, one of the primary streaming destinations, gained a lot of new streamers. Most of the international lockdowns started coming into effect by mid-March, just over
Chinese tech giant Huawei's revenue growth applied brakes sharply in the first quarter of 2020. However, the company labeled the performance as 'resilient' owing to the pressure from the USA and the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. As per a report by Reuters, the company said that its revenue during the first quarter rose
Google and Apple are currently working on a new cross-platform contact tracing framework to combat contract tracing. As noted previously, this Bluetooth-based system will help you keep track of everyone who was near you. The company is also working on a framework API for third-party app developers. This will help health departments across the world
WhatsApp on Tuesday made an announcement that the messaging platform is adding a new sticker pack, 'Together At Home', designed to reflect many of the moments and emotions that we are all going through at the moment. WhatsApp and the World Health Organization (WHO) have partnered to create this new sticker pack, and now it'll
The Indian government has been promoting the idea of video conferencing in this time of crisis as part of a challenge. The coronavirus crisis has rendered video conferencing as the only effective method of conducting meetings and meeting other people. The Indian government is calling for the promotion of the video conferencing and it has
With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down major parts of the global economy, governments are responding with massive stimulus packages aimed at supporting businesses and individuals. And not surprisingly, cyber-attackers are busy using scam and phishing techniques to get their share, security researchers warned on Monday. These scam websites use the news of the coronavirus financial
Google has increased efforts to spread awareness and help bring reliable information to people. The search giant has started showing nearest coronavirus or COVID-19 testing centers. As reported by The Verge, Google is displaying information about coronavirus testing centers for search related to COVID-19. As per report, the feature seems to be only working for
At CES 2020 in January, One of the eye-catching products was the Lenovo Thinkbook Plus. The dual-screen notebook featured a secondary e-ink screen to improve its resourcefulness. However, we now learn that the laptop is now on reservation in China via Jingdong (JD.com). The notebook now carries a 8,499 Yuan price tag (about Rs 91,700).
South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a new number of affordable 5G smartphones throughout the remaining year to recover from the losses caused due to COVID-19 pandemic. Samsung has already unveiled its first two cheap affordable 5G smartphones in the form of Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G in US.