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Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC 2019, will kick off today. Apple is expected to continue its efforts towards the transition from a hardware-driven company to a services platform. CEO Tim Cook will deliver the opening keynote at the WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California. He’s expected to unveil updates to Apple’s software including macOS and iOS. …

The launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm’s point of sale (PoS) terminal is set to intensify competition among payment companies seeking to win over the Kirana store, a key battleground in the digital economy wars. The PoS machine — or card swipe terminal — is integral to Reliance Jio Infocomm’s plan to create an ecosystem around small merchants. Rivals Paytm, PhonePe …

Tata Motors MD & CEO Guenter Butschek talked about the current slowdown in the automobile market, the turnaround in the company and the shift away from diesel. Excerpts: How is Tata Motors managing the slowdown that has hit the auto industry? We see right now a turnaround at one end and a turn down at the other but …

Huawei’s expected troubles due to US sanctions could open a window of opportunity for rival debutants Realme and Oppo to get a toehold in India’s premium smartphone market, analysts said. Oppo is making a second attempt at cracking the premium smartphone segment — those costing over Rs 30,000 — with the launch of its new premium series …

The cyber insurance market is gradually gaining traction in India as corporates have increasingly identified cyber-theft to be amongst the most famous threat to their operations, a report from Data Security Council of India (DSCI) said. Data from the DSCI report revealed that 350 cyber insurance policies were bought by Indian corporates in 2018 as …

Rajesh Goel should be celebrating. He managed to steer clear of the headwinds currently battering India’s auto industry and clock impressive March numbers for Honda Cars India (HCIL), where he is a director for sales and marketing. Honda Cars posted sales growth of 27% in March, and for 2018-19, it reported sales uptick of 8%, …

The five-hour shutdown of Air India’s check-in software, which occurred Saturday morning, is still causing its ripple effect as the airline stated 137 flights will be running with a delay on Sunday. The average duration of delay — on these 137 flights of Sunday — would be of 197 minutes, the airline’s spokesperson confirmed. Thousands …

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s first electronic surveillance satellite, EMISAT, from Sriharikota in coastal Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. As many as 28 small satellites of international customers were also put in space as secondary riders. Space-based electronic intelligence or ELINT from the 436-kg spacecraft will add teeth to situational awareness …

When elections are fought on social media and voters are caught up in a digital world, can election symbols languish in the realm of bullock carts and brooms? Tech is the overriding theme of free symbols released by the Election Commission of India, reflecting India’s swift transformation from a traditional country to an urban nation. From …

Under pressure from the White House seemingly, NASA, the premier US space agency, has chosen to resume cooperation with its Indian counterpart ISRO reversing a recent decision to suspend it over orbital debris resulting from the March 27 Indian anti-satellite testing. NASA administration Jim Bridenstine, who had declared the test a “terrible, terrible thing”, wrote …

The pioneer of American space agency Nasa on Tuesday described India’s destruction of one of its own satellites a “terrible, terrible thing” that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) chief Jim Bridenstine was saying staff five …