Month: August 2017

HBO Hack: No Game of Thrones Material in Latest Leak

Hackers continue to pester HBO, but didn’t release any material related to the network’s hit show Game of Thrones in their latest leak. The hackers, who broke into HBO’s computer network and have been doling out stolen information for the past several weeks, released more unaired episodes, including several of the highly anticipated return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, […]

SoundCloud Gets New Funding as CEO Steps Aside

SoundCloud has received a “substantial” round of investment, the online music streaming service said on Friday, insulating it from potentially running out of cash later this year. The company, which laid off 40 percent of its staff in July, said in a blog post that the financing was raised from media-focused investment bank Raine Group of New York […]

Snapchat Parent Buys Data Firm Placed for $135 Million

Snap Inc – which is the parent company of photo-sharing platform Snapchat – has acquired the ‘Placed’ data firm for $135.2 million (roughly Rs. 865 crores) in an all-cash deal, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The data firm would continue to operate independently with David Shim as its Chief Executive […]

Sarahah App: What Is It, and Why Is Everyone Talking About This Anonymous Messaging App?

The Sarahah app has taken hold in the social media sphere over the past week, joining trends such as Prisma app that rose quickly in public consciousness. Whether it will remain a hit or fade away in a few weeks is anybody’s guess, but for now Sarahah app is something difficult to avoid seeing in your Facebook […]

Google Voice Search Adds Support for More Indian Languages

Manoj Kumar, a roadside tea-seller near Deshbandhu College in Kalkaji, recently purchased his first smartphone from a neighbourhood store. The entry-level phone, priced under Rs. 4,000, has a 4-inch display and runs Android, Google’s mobile operating system that powers more than 90 percent of all smartphones in the country. Ever since the 33-year-old West Bengal-born Kumar […]

Google Camera App Modified to Bring Pixel’s HDR+ Feature to Select Compatible Phones

One of the major selling points of Google’s Pixel smartphone since launch has been its camera, which has managed to impress both users and critics alike. Interestingly, an app developer has now figured out a way to bring the same camera improvements (on the software side) that are carried out on by the Google camera app on Pixel smartphones to other Android smartphones […]