Freshdesk COO Nishant Rao departs to join Sequoia Capital India as an advisor

Nishant Rao, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Freshdesk, an enterprise customer support provider has decided to vacate his office. Though Rao has cited personal reasons as the cause of departure, but the luring position offered by leading venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital India seems to be the objective behind the same. Being one of the significant investors for Freshdesk,...

Chicago-based brewer MillerCoors sues HCL Tech for $100 million over breach of contract

HCL Tech, one of the leading offshore IT and Software development service provider, is being sued for over $100 million by its client MillerCoors. The Chicago-based company has sued over a breach of contract and claimed that HCL has failed to meet the deadline of its project. The case was filed by the company in Illinois federal court on March...

Baidu expands its self-driving and AI research efforts with new Silicon Valley office

Chinese search giant Baidu might've just recently parted ways with its most valuable AI scientist but that isn't slowing down its efforts. Instead, the company is expanding its presence in the United States by setting up a second research and development center in Silicon Valley. This new research facility is about a mile from Baidu's existing offices in Sunnyvale, California....

Latest clinical research confirms that IQOS reduces smoker exposure to select harmful chemicals as compared to cigarette smoke

Business Wire India Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today announces the positive results from an advanced clinical study on IQOS, the company's first electronically heated tobacco product, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Conducted in Japan over a three-month period by the well-known clinical research organization, the Osaki Hospital Tokyo Heart Center, the study showed...

A reminder: here’s how Google’s warning system against “government-backed attacks” works

Have you ever received an email from Google, warning you about your Gmail account being the playground for government-backed hacking activity? What did you do — hit the panic button? Well, you can completely chill down since there is nothing to worry about. Introduced back in 2012, this is a standard procedure followed by Google to make people aware that...

Cyfuture to Offer Cloud Services through CloudOYE

Business Wire IndiaCyfuture India (P) Ltd (formerly Cyber Futuristics) – a premier data center facilities – today announced to provide Cloud computing services through its subsidiary establishment CloudOYE aiming to offer specialized and improved services to their clients. “Making CloudOYE as a dedicated Cloud computing services provider would immensely reduce the intricacies attached to multiple hosting platforms, while significantly improve...

Twitter is exploring a paid subscription service, for an enhanced TweetDeck experience

Well, it seems Twitter hasn't completely forgotten about TweetDeck and is mulling the decision to revamp the user experience for this extensively popular Twitter client. But instead of adding just new advanced features and powerful analytical tools, the micro-blogging platform is now considering to offer the same at a price. Yes, it would be their first paid subscription service. Word...

Tata Capital’s One-of-a-kind Mobile App Invites You to Check Your myScore and Avail Easy Finance

Business Wire IndiaKey Highlights: Uses a highly sophisticated algorithm to evaluate financial and alternate data for detailed credit analysis – ‘myScore' Completely paperless mobile application which provides instant loan offer End-to-end loan application within 5 minutes! Tata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group, today, announced the launch of ‘myLoan‘ – a first-of-its kind Mobile App by the company to extend...

Flipkart is reportedly acquiring eBay India, raising a couple billion $$$ to take on Amazon India

In what could easily trump all other nervous breakdown moments India's novice yet hyped startup ecosystem has had, a FactorDaily report is saying that India's home-grown e retailer Flipkart, is acquiring eBay India, and raising a $2 Billion round to take on Amazon India. Flipkart is reportedly raising this round at $10Bn, a valuation lower than its previous close of...

Facebook Messenger intros message reactions and ‘@’ mention notifications in group chats

As announced today, Facebook Messenger is making group conversation more interactive and dynamic with the addition of two long-anticipated features. The billion-user-strong messaging app is adding ‘message reactions' and ‘@mentions' to make their platform not only more capable but also fun. And mind you, there are restricted to group conversations only. Message Reactions, the name says it all. Facebook is...