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Amazon Launches Alexa Skill Blueprints in India, Lets You Create, Share Personalised Responses

Amazon Launches Alexa Skill Blueprints in India, Lets You Create, Share Personalised Responses

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has released “Alexa Skill Blueprints” in India Users can browse through 30 “Skill Blueprints” across four categories Skills and responses would be made available instantly on linked devices Amazon on Monday released “Alexa Skill Blueprints” allowing users to create personalised skills and responses for its voice-based assistant Alexa in India. Users need to […]

WhatsApp to Get ‘Share Contact Info via QR’ Feature, Easier New Contact Functionality: Report

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp is found to bring a ‘Share Contact Info via QR’ feature The feature was spotted on iOS, though it could arrive on Android as well WhatsApp team is also reportedly easing the new contact functionality WhatsApp as usual is busy testing new features. The Facebook-owned messaging service most recently unveiled its Stickers functionality […]

Facebook Says Steep Rise in Government Data Requests From India in First Half of 2018

Facebook Says Steep Rise in Government Data Requests From India in First Half of 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Globally, government requests for Facebook data increased by 26 percent It provided some data to the Indian government in 53 percent of cases This was for the January-June 2018 period Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 — a steep rise compared to a […]

Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential

Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential

SAN FRANCISCO: The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs. About 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in 2016, a figure that is expected to jump sevenfold by 2022, according […]

Telecos to be ready with new KYC process by Nov 5

Telecos to be ready with new KYC process by Nov 5

Aadhaar and related biometric details are no longer needed to verify a customer’s new subscription and the DoT has instructed all telecom companies to scrub their customer’s details as well. Aadhaar is no longer used as a form of e-KYC for verification by internet and telecom service providers, so the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has […]

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