Auto slowdown | Millennials want gadgets over cars, says Maruti’s RC Bhargava

Ride-hailing companies such as Ola and Uber have hit demand for new cars in India as young buyers don’t need to buy cars for commuting and can spend most of their income on electronic gadgets, said RC Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country’s largest carmaker. Bhargava’s latest statement supports the contention of finance minister […]

Domino’s Pizza is locked in a legal battle over the future of web design

Should websites be accessible to everyone, including the blind? That’s the question at the center of an ongoing lawsuit against the pizza restaurant Domino’s that was filed by a blind user in 2016 after he was unable to order pizzas through the company’s website, despite using screen reading software. Because he could not make an order, despite […]

Embassy Group set to take over Indiabulls’ real estate business

Indiabulls Group has set the ball rolling to exit its real estate business and signed an agreement with Bengaluru developer Embassy Group to sell its stake, people close to the development told VCCircle. The plan to exit Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd comes in the view of the group’s decision to enter the banking sector through […]

Oculus Quest launch games pricing: Only 1 is over $30

Facebook provided the prices planned by developers for their May 21 launch on Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest is the $400 all-in-one VR system from Facebook which ships with a pair of intuitive hand controllers. There are more than 50-plus titles planned for launch and the games selected represent Facebook’s effort to curate a high-quality console-like experience […]

PUBG Mobile Ban: Iraq Government Bans Online Games Including PUBG Over Threat to National Security

Iraq parliament has now banned several popular online games, including the biggest of all time, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The government says these games are harmful to society and a potential national security threat. Oil-rich Iraq has suffered for decades under the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein and U.N. sanctions, the 2003 U.S. invasion and […]

Vande Bharat set for design tweak to end cattle run over

NEW DELHI: Both the research wing of Indian Railways and the manufacturer of Vande Bharat Express, will work on addressing the train’s design aspects to deal with the problem of ‘cattle run over’ even as the government launches an appeal to people to stop throwing stones at the train. “This is not a heavy duty locomotive. It’s […]

WhatsApp, Centre Get Supreme Court Notice Over Payment Service

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and messaging service provider WhatsAppafter a plea sought direction to restrain the app from proceeding with its payments systems unless it fully complies with RBI’s provisions. A bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra sought response from WhatsApp, Law and Justice Ministry, Finance […]

Facebook to Pull Onavo Protect VPN App From Apple’s App Store Over Data Worry

Facebook will pull Onavo Protect virtual private network application from the App Store after getting word that it violates Apple’s data collection rules, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The free application creates an encrypted VPN connection that routes internet activity through computer servers managed and secured by Facebook. The app also alerts users when sites they visit might be malicious. […]

Facebook Suspends Over 400 Apps Over User Data Misuse Concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared. Applications were suspended “due to concerns around the developers who built them or how the information people chose to share with the app may have been used,” vice president […]

Facebook Sued by Shareholder Over Record Stock Plunge

Days after Facebook’s stock suffered the largest drop in Wall Street history, a shareholder sued the company, accusing the social media network of making misleading statements about its user numbers and operations. The plaintiff, James Kacouris, filed the lawsuit Friday seeking class-action status and to recover damages. Kacouris alleged that Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, violated federal securities […]