PayPal.Me Peer-to-Peer Payments Service Launched

PayPal on Tuesday announced the rollout of a new peer-to-peer payments service called PayPal.Me. The service is an easy method to get back the money users had lent, or start a collection drive. The new PayPal.Me peer-to-peer payments lets users easily name their amount and share a personal link to get paid back. “PayPal.Me makes requesting money from groups of ... Read More »

Dineout Acquires inResto, Adds Restaurant Management Features

Online table reservation website Dineout announced that it has acquired Bangalore-based inResto Service Pvt Ltd on Monday. Post this acquisition, the entire team of inResto will join the Dineout team in Bengaluru. inResto’s cloud-based plug-and-play restaurant management solution will be marketed as inResto by Dineout, and will be used to provide restaurants an end-to-end restaurant management solution, from managing table ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: Reverie, Vyomo, DropKaffe, Djubo, BetterButter

Reverie Bengaluru-based Reverie, which provides a Language-as-a-Service platform for businesses to incorporate local languages in their content and apps, has raised $4 million (roughly Rs. 26.5 crores) in its Series A from Aspada and Qualcomm ventures. Sahil Kini of Aspada will also join Reverie’s board. The firm aims to create a content-rich Internet that is accessible to over 5 billion ... Read More »

Former FireEye Intern Admits Developing and Selling Malicious Android Tool

20-year-old Morgan Culbertson has pleaded guilty in Pittsburgh federal court to developing and selling a malicious tool called Dendroid. The tool in question allows an attacker to make an app that could hijack an Android device, steal its data, and use its camera to spy on victims. Dendroid made headlines in 2014 when it managed to bypass Bouncer, Google’s anti-malware ... Read More »

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 »