Month: July 2020

Australia to Make Facebook, Google Pay for News in Landmark Move

HIGHLIGHTS Australia will be first country to make Facebook, Google to pay for news The move comes as tech giants fend off global calls greater regulations Google said the rule ignores billions of clicks it sends to publishers Australia will force US tech giants Facebook and Alphabet’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news […]

IIIT Delhi Student Bags Rs 1.54 Crore Overseas Job Offer

  A student from IIIT Delhi bagged an overseas job offer of Rs 1.54 crore as the institute concluded the placement process recenlty. From India, the highest offer a B.Tech student from the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi) is Rs 43.31 lakh. Recently, tech giants from India and abroad recruited a large number of students […]

Face mask fashion: A mirror on humanity; a quest to be a wardrobe must-have

Face masks have become a ‘don’t-leave-home-without-them’ items for billions around the world. (Representational Image) (Unsplash)       House keys, wallet or purse, mobile phone and …. oh, yes: face mask. Reluctantly for many, but also inexorably in the face of a deadly invisible enemy, small rectangles of flimsy yet live-saving tissue have in mere months joined the […]

A fresher iteration of fashion week transmitted an air of fun or created a void?

      After the Paris Haute Couture Week was streamed on the digital stratosphere, Vanessa Friedman of New York Times wrote, “Honestly, give me the runway. I never thought I would write those words… But what this whole digital experiment ultimately revealed is that, though music and movies have been using fashion to their own ends for decades […]

Google Bans Ads on Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Content

HIGHLIGHTS Several conspiracy theories are being promoted as ads on Google These include the virus being a hoax or it was created as a bioweapon Google already bars ads with harmful content like “miracle” health cures Alphabet’s Google said on Friday it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads […]

      Face masks looked different in March. The ones at medical stores or online marketplaces were disposable, dull grey or green. They looked like they’d match well with surgical scrubs or hazmat suits. You were buying them for utility, you convinced yourself, not fashion. But as the pandemic spread across India, and face masks became […]

Xiaomi 5G Phone With Model Number M2007J1SC May Feature 120W Fast Charging Support

Mysterious Xiaomi phone spotted on 3C website The listing shows support for 120W fast charging The Xiaomi phone will most likely be a flagship Xiaomi 5G phone with model number M2007J1SC has been spotted on a certification website with 120W fast charging support. The same model number was recently spotted in an MIIT certification listing […]

Technology and Affordable Housing To Bring Real Estate Up To Speed

The ongoing pandemic has caused large-scale disruptions across sectors and real estate is among the most critical ones. Volumes of transactions fell down drastically in April and May and now coming back to normal in rental and in some time should also improve in buying. Construction of many projects has come to a grinding halt. […]

Amazon Begins Rolling Out Bigger UPS and FedEx-Style Delivery Trucks

  Amazon.com is launching a new fleet of bigger, boxier trucks like those favoured by rival package carriers United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx, as it fights to fix widespread pandemic-fuelled delivery delays that sent customers into the arms of competitors like Walmart. The world’s largest online retailer ordered more than 2,200 heavy-duty Utilimaster “walk-in” […]