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IRCTC Booking Time Window Extended by 15 Minutes

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways announced that it has extended the time for e-ticket booking on its portal by 15 minutes – till 11:45pm. IRCTC said that it had recently imported five new HP Itanium servers from Singapore to speed up e-ticketing operations on its digital platform. Earlier this year, IRCTC had ... Read More »

Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription Launched at Rs. 199 Per Month

On Wednesday, Amazon India launched the Kindle Unlimited subscription service that allows customers to “borrow” Kindle library books which they can read and return, up to 10 at a time. Confirming what NDTV Gadgets had reported last week, Kindle Unlimited is available in India for Rs. 199 per month, and you can sign up now to get access for the ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: Capillary Technologies, Luxury Hues, StyleCracker, TOFlo, iamWire, HolaChef

Capillary Technologies Bengaluru-based software firm Capillary Technologies has raised $45 million (roughly Rs. 300 crores) led by New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus, ET reported. The report further states that the company has used a significant portion of the funding to acquire Hyderabad-based digital e-commerce solution provider MartJack and machine learning startup Ruaha Labs, other than a minority stake ... Read More »

Google Apps and Services Start Getting Redesigned Logo, Icons

Google late on Tuesday unveiled its new logo and brand identity that carries the essence of its evolved form from a search offering to an ubiquitous presence on a variety of devices. The new logo’s sans-serif typeface matches that of Google’s new holding company, Alphabet, while the company is bringing the same four-colour designs to other logos and branding across ... Read More »

California Uber Driver Lawsuit Gets Class-Action Stamp

A federal judge on Tuesday granted class-action status to a suit filed by Uber drivers who argue they are treated like employees but paid as contractors who receive no benefits. US District Court Judge Edward Chen ruled that the suit filed in Northern California by several Uber drivers also covers UberBlack, UberX and UberSUV drivers dating back to mid-August of ... Read More »

Web Address Explosion Is a Bonanza for Cybercriminals: Study

An explosion in the number of new Internet addresses has created a wealth of opportunities for criminals exploiting shady domains such as .zip, .kim or .party, according to an industry study published on Tuesday. Attackers are constantly in search of new domains for links to lead users to download malware, divulge personal data or spam their friends, and a liberalisation ... Read More »

Millions Hit by US Personnel Data Hack Still Have Not Been Told

The US government has not yet notified any of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago, officials acknowledged on Tuesday. The agency whose data was hacked, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), said the Defense Department will begin “later this month” to notify employees and contractors across the government ... Read More »

Uber Now Accepts Cash Payments in Bengaluru, Delhi, and Kolkata

Cab aggregator services Uber on Tuesday included three more cities – Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi NCR – under its cash payment model of operation. Uber, which operates on a cashless model in several parts of the world, had started announcing cash payments mode during the beginning of the month. The new mode of payment will allow users to pay the ... Read More »

Delhi Woman Who Sued Uber Over Rape Accusation Ends US Lawsuit

A woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in India has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday. The passenger, who reported being raped and beaten after hailing a ride with the Uber driver in Delhi last year, sued the online car service in a US federal ... Read More »

Instagram Adds Features to Keep Up With Young, Messaging Users

Facebook Inc’s Instagram added new features on Tuesday allowing users to exchange messages in private and group conversations as the photo and video-sharing service aims to keep up with growing messaging service Snapchat. The upgrade by Instagram, which has more than 300 million users, is the latest move in the escalating battle for a young audience addicted to messaging with ... Read More »