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Historic moment, says PM on launch of South Asian Satellite

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday described the launch of the South Asian Satellite by India as a "historic moment" and said it opens...

EU approves tougher copyright rules in blow to Google, Facebook

Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation...

Games makers play catch-up with mobile market

THE BASS and drums are as loud as ever, but the mood music has changed at Gamescom, Europe’s biggest gaming fair, as developers whose...

UK food app Deliveroo gets Amazon backing

Amazon has led a funding round in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, pitting itself against Uber Eats and other smaller providers in an...

Alibaba’s smart speaker to feature in Audi, Renault, Honda cars

China's Alibaba Group on Tuesday said its voice-controlled assistant will feature in local vehicles from Audi AG, Renault SA and Honda Motor Co Ltd,...

ISRO to launch advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch the GSLV-F05 carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR from  the spaceport of Sriharikota, about 110...

Apple leaves iTunes behind as it harmonizes software

Apple on Monday announced enhanced privacy features as it harmonized software across its lineup of devices, while dropping its groundbreaking iTunes store as it...

Fearing tighter US visa regime, Indian IT firms rush to hire and acquire

Anticipating a more protectionist US technology visa programme under a Donald Trump administration, India's $150 billion IT services sector will speed up acquisitions in...

Facebook expands Watch service as user numbers grow

Facebook said on Wednesday monthly users to its Watch video service had doubled since December while announcing more partnerships with international broadcasters and publishers...

Netflix set to tap Bollywood-mad India in pursuit of global viewers

NETFLIX Inc's global expansion is set to reach movie-mad India, industry executives said, where high-speed Internet connectivity is rapidly spreading among a vast population...