• Ransomware 'Nyetya' behind new global cyber attack: Cisco

    Las Vegas: The computer virus that is affecting companies and institutions around the world is a new variant of ransomware called Nyetya -- WannaCry's bad cousin -- according to networking and security major Cisco. The new cyber attack started massively affecting dozens of companies and institutions...

  • BHEL bags order for 15 MW solar photovoltaic power plant

    New Delhi: State-run BHEL on Tuesday said that it has secured an order for setting up a 15 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, in Gujarat. "The order has been placed on BHEL by Gujarat Alkalies and Chemical Limited (GACL) for s...

  • EU fines Google $2.7 billion for abusing search monopoly

    London: The European Union on Tuesday slapped technology giant Google with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros or $2.7 billion for breaching European Union (EU) antitrust rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search. In the investigation spanning seven years, Google was accused of ma...

  • Facebook's Messenger adds masks, animated emoji to video chats

    San Francisco: Aiming to take on its competitors, and make video chats with your friends and family in Messenger a whole lot more fun, Facebook has now added four new features -- animated reactions, filters, masks and effects, and the ability to take screenshots -- for one-on-one and group video cha...

  • 'India rejigging bilateral science schemes to fit in with national plans'

    By Sahana GhoshLindau (Germany): India is reorienting some of its bilateral science and technology schemes with partnering nations to fit in with its national priorities such as Make in India and Smart City project, according to a top Indian official."We have re-oriented some of our schemes in accor...

  • Positive on India-made SE iPhones, app developers: Tim Cook to Modi

    New Delhi/Washington: Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his company is positive about the production of the iPhone SE in Bengaluru. Cook was among the 21 US corporate leaders who met Modi in Washington on Sunday.According to industry sources, Cook apprised...

  • Subdued sentiment dampening rentals in IT hubs: Assocham

    New Delhi: With IT sector witnessing subdued sentiment amidst pressure on hiring and annual pay rise for employees, the country's software and services hubs such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Noida-Gurgaon are expected to see 10-20 per cent reduction in housing rents over the next three...

  • SAIL-ArcelorMittal JV deal likely to be clinched next month: Steel Minister

    By Rohit Vaid and Prashant Sood New Delhi: All hurdles in the formation of a joint venture (JV) between steel giants SAIL and ArcelorMittal have been removed and the final agreement may be signed next month, said Union Steel Minister Chaudhury Birendra Singh."A feasibility report on the new JV has b...

  • Engineer develops drone capable of planting 1bn trees

    Canberra: An Australian engineer has revealed a plan to combat deforestation by developing drones capable of planting one billion trees every year.Susan Graham revealed on Sunday that she had developed a drone capable of scanning the land for ideal places to grow trees then launch seeds into the soi...

  • Facebook to release app for video creators

    New York: With an aim to empower its creator community, Facebook has announced that it is planning to launch a new app just for them later this year.The essentially a video creation app will be made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed worthy enough to use Faceb...

  • Konica Minolta seeks to boost its digital printing business in India

    By Anuj SharmaNew Delhi: As the Indian companies leverage the potential of digital printing, Japanese printing technology major Konica Minolta is set to help businesses switch to digital industrial printing for superior output, a top company executive has emphasised.In 2016-17, Konica Minolta sold o...

  • Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission

    San Francisco: Facebook's new mission is to give the people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook's updated purpose on Thursday at the social network's first Community Summit, a gathering in Ch...