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Google Assistant on Over 100 Million Devices, as DeepMind AI Develops an Imagination

HIGHLIGHTS Google Assistant now on over 100 million devices DeepMind AI can use imagination to make informed decisions AI in TensorFlow can analyse food ingredients Google Assistant is a little over a year old now and it has already proven to be one of the best artificial intelligent assistants

Coolpad Receives $300 Million in Funding, Looks to Strengthen Position in India

After bidding goodbye to its financially-troubled Chinese partner LeEco, smartphone maker Coolpad on Thursday announced it has received a fresh investment of $300 million (roughly Rs. 1,900 crores). With this fresh funding from Power Sun Ventures, a family trust, the Shenzhen-based Coolpad plans to expand its capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI),

Imgur Data Breach Sees Email Addresses, Passwords of 1.7 Million User Accounts Leaked

HIGHLIGHTS Imgur was informed of the breach last week The breach occured back in 2014 It announced the breach within a day of disclosure Image sharing website Imgur has revealed that it had suffered a data breach in 2014, one that was only revealed to it last week by


THE MIRAI BOTNET, a collection of hijacked gadgets whose cyberattack made much of the internet inaccessible in parts of the US and beyond a year ago, previewed a dreary future of zombie connected-device armies run amuck. But in some ways, Mirai was relatively simple—especially compared to a new botnet that’s

Essential Raises $300 Million From Amazon, Others; Will Announce Smartphone Release Date Next Week

Essential Products, the smartphone startup founded by a co-creator of the Android mobile operating system, has raised $300 million (roughly Rs. 1,921 crores) in new funding and signed up retailers to sell its first device, it said on Wednesday. The $699 phone, with a titanium and ceramic

Over A Million Coders Targeted By Chrome Extension Hack

When Google released the first version of the Chrome browser back in 2008, it became an instant hit with web developers. Nearly a decade later, Chrome is the most popular browser in the world and millions of coders use it to design and test their creations every

This Startup Netted $75 Million to Wring The Most Out of Your Software

WalkMe, a company that helps businesses make the best use of the software they already have, now has $75 million in fresh funding to do that. This Series E round, led by Insight Venture Partners, brings total funding to $167.5 million. WalkMe’s software tracks what users do

Paytm Says It Plans to Sell Gold Worth $200 Million This Year

Paytm plans to sell 5 tonnes of gold valued around $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,288 crores) this year, the digital payments firm said on Friday, as it strives to develop a viable business from its e-wallet platform. E-wallets like Paytm, Citrus Pay and MobiKwik, which allow users to transfer money into virtual wallets via smartphone

CopyCat Malware Affected Over 14 Million Android Devices: Check Point

HIGHLIGHTS CopyCat malware campaign stole ad revenues by installing fraud apps It first infected the Android devices and then tried to root them Google had quelled the CopyCat campaign and lowered the threat The cyber threats have increasingly grown with time on multitude of platforms such as

Court Freezes $182 Million in Assets of Chinese Internet Tycoon

Jia Yueting, the chairman of LeEco, in Beijing last year. The company has piled on debt to fuel its ambitious expansion. CreditJason Lee/Reuters BEIJING — A court in Shanghai has frozen $182 million in assets tied to the chairman of the Chinese technology company LeEco after one of