Google Announces Removal of 10 Apps from Play Store Over Non-Compliance

New Delhi| Updated 01-03-2024, 03:53 pm IST Google to remove 10 apps from Play Store over non-compliance. Enforcement steps follow Supreme Court order after developers fail to pay. Google emphasizes fairness and consistency in applying policies. Developers offered options to comply with Payments Policy guidelines. Existing users are assured uninterrupted access to apps. In a recent announcement, Google revealed its decision to remove 10 popular apps from the Play Store due to non-compliance with guidelines. This action follows an extended period during which developers failed to pay for services provided…

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Regrets Killing Mobile Division, Reflects on Missed Smartphone Opportunities

New Delhi | Updated 01-03-2024. 3:36 pm IST Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, reveals regret over killing the mobile division. Former CEOs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer also express remorse for not prioritizing the smartphone market. Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile device segment in 2013, but eventually discontinued Windows Phone. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has expressed his biggest regret during his tenure –– the decision to discontinue the company’s mobile division. Nadella opened up about this in an interview, citing it as one of the most challenging choices he made as CEO….

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Meta Collaborates with Sarvam AI to Develop Vernacular Large Language Models

Meta collaborates with Sarvam AI to develop vernacular Large Language Models (LLMs). The partnership aims to overcome limitations posed by predominantly English LLMs. Sandhya Devanathan, Meta’s head in India, highlights the significance of enabling vernacular languages. Sarvam AI utilizes Meta’s open-source models for building LLMs, starting with Hindi and expanding to other languages.   Meta has partnered with Sarvam AI to develop Large Language Models (LLMs) in vernacular languages, aiming to overcome limitations posed by predominantly English LLMs. Sandhya Devanathan, Meta’s head in India, emphasized the significance of enabling vernacular…

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Google Pixel 8 Wins Best Smartphone Award at MWC 2024

New Delhi | Updated: 29-02-2024, 14:33 PM IST Google Pixel 8 series named best smartphone of 2023 at Mobile World Congress. Award recognizes Pixel 8’s exceptional performance and innovation in tech. First time a Google Pixel phone clinches coveted title, surpassing iPhone and Samsung.   The Google Pixel 8 series has been honored with the prestigious title of the best smartphone of 2023 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). This recognition highlights the phone’s exceptional performance, innovation, and leadership in the tech industry. This is the first time a Google…

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India to Launch Chandrayaan-4 in 2028 to Bring Rocks from the Moon

New Delhi, Updated: Feb 29, 2024, 11:33 AM IST Key points: Chandrayaan-4 aims to build on Chandrayaan-3’s success. ISRO plans to send Indians to the Moon by 2040. The mission intends to land near the lunar south pole and collect rock samples. Following the triumph of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for its next lunar odyssey, Chandrayaan-4, anticipated to embark on its journey around 2028. Dr. Nilesh Desai, Director of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC), revealed that Chandrayaan-4, also dubbed the LUPEX mission,…

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WordPress and Tumblr in Talks to Sell User Content to AI Companies Like OpenAI and MidJourney

New Delhi | Updated: 28-02-2024, 19:04 PM IST Key points Automattic, the parent company of WordPress and Tumblr, is considering selling user data from its platforms to AI firms like OpenAI and MidJourney for training purposes, sparking concerns about privacy and consent. Internal dissent within Automattic has emerged, with employees raising reservations about the inclusion of private content inadvertently scraped for AI training, contrary to the company’s intended practices. Automattic’s plans to introduce a new feature allowing users to opt out of their data being used for AI training, emphasizing…

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AICRA Partners with Agnel Institute of Technology, Goa to Establish Center of Excellence

New Delhi | Updated: 28-02-2024, 14:18 PM IST Key Points: AICRA partners with Agnel Institute of Technology, Goa, to establish a Center of Excellence. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) aims to promote technological education and innovation. The collaboration will offer hands-on training and access to cutting-edge technologies in robotics and automation. Programs include faculty development, certification courses, and robotics literacy initiatives.   The All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA) has forged a transformative partnership with the Agnel Institute of Technology in Goa, marking a significant milestone in the…

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Four Astronauts Selected for India’s Crewed Space Mission Revealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi | Updated: 28-02-2024, 11:00 AM IST Key Points: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the names of four astronauts chosen for India’s maiden crewed space mission, Gaganyaan. The selected astronauts, Prashanth Nair, Angad Prathap, Ajit Krishnan, and Shubhanshu Shukla, are currently undergoing rigorous training at the Astronaut Training Facility in Bengaluru. The Gaganyaan mission aims to propel India into the league of nations capable of sending astronauts into low Earth orbit, positioning the country as the fourth globally after the United States, Russia, and China. Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

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Next Innovation Wave Expected from Semiconductors and AI in India, Says IT Minister

New Delhi | Updated: February 27, 2024, 8:25 AM IST Key Points: Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar foresees the next innovation wave in India emerging from semiconductors and artificial intelligence (AI). Chandrasekhar unveils the ‘Investor Information and Analytics Platform’ developed by IIT Madras to address the gap in understanding the innovation ecosystem. The platform, featuring an AI-based conversational interface named ‘StartupGPT,’ aims to provide comprehensive data access to researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs. With data on over 200,000 startups, the platform aims to streamline access to…

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AICRA Announces India First Startup Expo Conclave 2024 from June 28th to 30th.

New Delhi | 27,02,2024, Updated 13:25 IST  The All India Council for Robotics and Automation (AICRA) is set to host the prestigious “IndiaFirst Startup Expo Conclave 2024″ from June 28th to 30th, 2024. The event aims to showcase the depth and breadth of India’s startup ecosystem, focusing on technology and innovation. Startups can participate as exhibitors to showcase their innovations, meet industry leaders, and explore networking opportunities. The All India Council for Robotics and Automation (AICRA) is set to organize its prestigious “IndiaFirst Startup Expo Conclave 2024″ (Startup Ka Mahakumbh)…

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