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Google Chrome Browser to Block Flash Ads by Default From Tuesday

Google has made it clear that it isn’t a fan of Flash-based content, so it is going to start aggressively block it on the Chrome Web browser. The company has set a date of September 1, which is when Chrome will block all Flash content on a website that isn’t “central to the webpage.” The company had first announced the ... Read More »

Droom Lets Users Buy, Rent, and Sell Private Planes, Helicopters Online

Droom, an online marketplace for automobiles, will now let its users buy or sell private planes and choppers on its platform. Droom’s platform will also be available for rental and chartering of private planes and choppers, it said in a statement. Claiming to be the largest online automobile marketplace in India at present, Droom has product offerings in 14 different ... Read More »

IBM Demoes Cloud, Analytics, and Mobile Innovations at ConnectIn 2015

IBM showcased its latest innovations designed to help companies drive growth and productivity using cloud, analytics, mobile and social technologies at ConnectIn 2015, at the IBM Campus in Bengaluru on Monday. Some of the new innovations to emerge from the IBM Labs included a personalized learning on cloud solution, which combines predictive analytics to provide comprehensive guidance to each student, ... Read More »

Oracle Launches New Enterprise-Grade Flash Storage System

Enterprise IT-solution provider Oracle on Monday launched a new enterprise grade flash storage system that it claims will deliver superior performance than existing technology, capacity scaling and quicker responses while handling mixed workloads. Called All Flash FS1, the new storage system can work faster in mixed workload scenarios like handling online transaction processing (OLTP) and high-speed data backup in an ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Urged to Reconsider Autoplay Videos : Report

British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to reconsider autoplaying videos following an incident where a US reporter along with her cameraman were shot to death while doing a live broadcast, a media report said Friday. Many users were confronted with the video without choosing to when it was shared into their feeds – where the killer ... Read More »

Kolkata’s Yellow Taxis Can Now Be Booked via Ola

Cab aggregator Ola on Friday brought yellow taxis in Kolkata under its network. “Ola is launching the yellow taxi booking feature with over 1,000 taxis registered across Kolkata to begin with. Over the next three months we will have over 5,000 taxis with us,” Nitesh Prakash, Ola’s director (operations), told reporters in Kolkata. He said passengers booking the yellow taxi ... Read More »

Citi Mobile Challenge Seeks Mobile Banking and Payments Solutions

Financial products and services company Citi on Thursday announced Citi Mobile Challenge aimed at creating a platform for innovation to flourish in India with focus on mobile innovation in banking, payments and e-commerce ecosystem The challenge, organised in collaboration with leading companies and institutions as sponsors, is seeking solutions across the ecosystem from startups, developers, tech companies and students, the ... Read More »

Lybrate Ties Up With IMA to Help Doctors Go Digital

Mobile healthcare solution provider Lybrate on Thursday said the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had roped it in to educate over 2.5 lakh doctors under its fold on how best to incorporate technology in their practice for communicating with patients and multiply their presence for reaching out to more people. “As IMA’s digital partner, it will be our endeavour to help ... Read More »

VMWare Eyes $2.3 Billion India Enterprise Mobility Market

US-based cloud services and business mobility solution provider VMware on Thursday said that it was looking to capitalise on the $2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 15,214 crores) enterprise mobility market in India which is on the rise due to the growing mobile subscriber base in the country. The total addressable enterprise mobility solutions industry in Asia Pacific, which includes applications, devices, ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: JustRide, Pickmylaundry, Instasafe, Belita, Food Talk India

JustRide Mumbai-based self-drive car rental service JustRide has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a group of angel investors including Alok Mittal, Anupam Mittal of Shaadi.com, Kunal Shah, Phanindra Sama, and Zishaan Hayath, ET reported. Founded in 2014, the firm operates in four cities in India currently, and plans to expand to 12 cities in the next two months. ... Read More »