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Las Vegas: Claiming it is "creating magic in the clouds" top officials of creatives company Adobe launched its Experience Cloud, bringing together digital intelligence and machine learning to provide customers with what they called was a complete solution for their digital needs.

Bengaluru: Software major Wipro on Thursday announced winning a 12-year contract to develop enterprise master patient index tool for the National Healthcare System (NHS) in Scotland. As the region's national health board, NHS works to reduce inequalities and improve health conditions.  "Our solution will help NHS transition from legacy Community Health Index system to offer cost-effective, efficient, paperless and patient-friendly healthcare services in Scotland," the IT firm said in a statement.

New Delhi: Google India on Thursday expanded the transit feature on Google Maps to seven more Indian cities to help users better plan their local commute. The newly added cities are Chandigarh, Lucknow, Vadodara, Indore, Mysuru, Surat and Coimbatore. "Google Maps is your guide to the world around you and this launch is part of our effort to reflect the real world and provide you with relevant information about your surroundings," Sanket Gupta, Product Manager of Google Maps, said in a statement.

New Delhi: A look at Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi's current portfolio in India reveals that about 90 percent of its sales are from online channels, while less than 10 percent is offline. This is set for a change this year as the company is now focusing on strengthening offline sales to penetrate deep into the hinterland. As of today, Xiaomi ships its products to around 14,000 pin codes -- close to 40 percent of the country's total -- every single week.

New Delhi: Riding on the success of its flagship device Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 that offered high-end specifications, the Chinese electronics major has launched Redmi Note 4 -- its first device this year. Bullish over its over $1 billion India revenue last year, Xiaomi is set to launch some eye-popping devices this year and the Note 4 is just the beginning. Let us see what works for the Rs 12,999 Note 4 (4GB RAM and 64GB on-board memory).  

New York: Snap Inc, the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, has gone public with stocks soaring 44 per cent on their first day of trading and valuing the company at $28 billion, the media reported on Friday. Shortly after co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy on Thursday rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange, the company's share price rose 41 per cent from its guide price of $17 a share to an opening price of $24, The Guardian reported.

Bengaluru: At a time when data security has become a key concern for Indian firms, 86 per cent of organisations see their IT budget increasing over the next three years, a new study said on Wednesday. Nearly 80 per cent of businesses are willing to invest time, money and skills on cloud services and currently the adoption of the public cloud is high compared to that of private/hybrid cloud, said the report released by the cloud and virtualisation software services provider VMware.

Barcelona: Always at the forefront when it comes to innovation, South Korean electronics major LG has delivered several unique flagship designs but none of the devices has really won hearts till date. Launched last year, LG G5 featured a "slide-out" battery design and dual rear cameras -- the only device to feature dual primary cameras which work independent of each other -- taking us one step closer to the age of "one device fits all". The device, however, did not perform as expected.

New Delhi: Born in the year 2000, it had a dark blue body, emitted a deep green light from its tiny screen, and housed a charming game called "Snake". And an entire generation grew up loving the iconic Nokia 3310. Then came the Nokia 1100 in 2003 -- a sturdy affair with an inbuilt torch -- which quickly became the best-selling consumer electronics device of its time. It was the Golden Age of Nokia -- with hardly a competitor in sight.

Bengaluru: Samsung India has bagged the most "Innovative Product Award" for its Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris at the Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) technovation awards held here recently. The IESA technovation awards recognise role models for innovation and excellence in products developed in India for the electronics and semiconductor industry that have had a positive impact on the market.

New Delhi: Entering the growing field of gaming with a bang, printing and personal computer major HP Inc. on Wednesday launched its "OMEN" gaming portfolio in India, featuring an array of products that combines latest in PC innovation to deliver the best experience for gamers. The new portfolio includes five notebook models and one desktop model which will be available on www.hpshopping.in, at select HP World stores and leading e-commerce portals, starting March 15.

New Delhi: Taking the competition from Apple's iPhone7 and Google Pixel head on in the premium segment in India, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corporation on Tuesday launched HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play devices which are priced at Rs 59,990 and Rs 39,990, respectively. HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play will be available in the Indian market from March 6 and mid-March, respectively.

New Delhi: Mobile payment and e-commerce platform Paytm on Monday announced that it will invest Rs 600 crore in its QR code-based payment solution to enable digital payments for merchants across India. Paytm's QR code-based solution is already powering more than five million merchants and is used by consumers to pay at kirana (grocery) stores, tolls, food courts, hospitals and retail outlets. 

New Delhi: Combining a laptop's productivity with the consumption capability of a tablet, hybrid devices known as 2-in-1s are now in heavy demand in the Indian market. Joining the bandwagon is homegrown player Smartron with its t.book -- aiming to give consumers the best of both worlds. Priced at Rs 42,999, t.book sports a dual-tone colour scheme in an all-metal body housing, and runs on the Windows 10 operating system. Here is what works for the device.

Bengaluru: Global 3D experience major Dassault Systèmes and the Karnataka government on Thursday announced the setting up of a Centre of Excellence in 'Aerospace and Defence' in the state aimed at providing high-end training for nearly 1,600 engineers every year. Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS), a state government enterprise, and Dassault Systèmes signed a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard aimed at increasing the employability of students and the professional skills of the aerospace industry in the country.

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