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U.S. says Idaho cannot sell health plans not compliant with Obamacare

FILE PHOTO – A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, U.S., October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. government agency on Thursday said Idaho could not allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare, a sign that the Trump administration will enforce the law even as ... Read More »

Eros ‘Self-Sufficient’ To Finance Its Content Partnership With Reliance, Says Jyoti Deshpande

Eros International Plc and its India subsidiary have sufficient cash-in-hand to finance its content partnership with Reliance Industries Ltd. That’s the word coming in from Eros’ group chief executive officer, Jyoti Deshpande, who will henceforth be stepping down from her position to head Reliance’s media and entertainment arm as the President of the Chairman’s office, as announced by the group ... Read More »

Bigbasket Says It Has Raised $300 Million in a Round Led by China’s Alibaba

HIGHLIGHTS Bigbasket has raised $300 million from China’s Alibaba It plans to focus on the 30 cities it is in, rather than adding more The company plans to hire more blue collar workers Grocery delivery company Bigbasket confirmed on Friday that it has raised $300 million (roughly Rs. 1,900 crore) in a round led by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. This is ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Says It Has Not Launched a JioCoin Cryptocurrency App

HIGHLIGHTS No such apps offered by the company or affiliates, company said People should refrain from dealing with any such app: Jio Jio said it was an attempt by unscrupulous persons to misguide public Jio, the Mukesh Ambani-backed telecom operator, on Wednesday denied having launched any JioCoin cryptocurrency application, and advised people to refrain from dealing with any such apps. “Reliance Jio has ... Read More »

Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

Twitter Says Will Inform When Local Law Demands Account, Content Blocking

HIGHLIGHTS Update a part of our efforts to increase transparency: Tiwtter Similar notification will be available for withheld accounts as well Users would now know if Twitter withholds a tweet due to legal reasons To help the public better understand the scope and scale of government censorship from around the world, Twitter has updated its transparency tool to tell its users the ... Read More »


FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Chair Ajit Pai saysthe agency’s net-neutrality rules are discouraging investment, leaving consumers with fewer, and less robust, choices for internet service, and potentially widening the digital divide. Broadband providers’ own financial reports tell a different story. In its proposal to repeal the rules, which were enacted in 2015, the FCC cites industry-funded studies concluding that investment in internet infrastructure declined 3 ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Needs Testers, Says Company

HIGHLIGHTS All Mi A1 users are eligible to apply for the program Active users on the MIUI Global Forum will be selected for testing Xiaomi warns that this will not be a stable build Xiaomi is now inviting applications from beta testers for the Android 8.0 Oreo update that will roll out soon on the Xiaomi Mi A1. The announcement, posted on the official MIUI website, ... Read More »

HP India Says It Hopes to Capture 30 Percent of Gaming Laptop Market

Tech giant HP is placing big bets on the Indian gaming market and aims to garner 30 percent share in the nascent but fast-growing category. The company had unveiled its ‘Omen’ lineup of gaming laptops in India earlier this year, and has already captured 25 percent share, HP India Managing Director Sumeer Chandra told PTI. “We have seen pretty good penetration in small amount ... Read More »

OnePlus Downplays Backdoor Issue on Testing App, Says OTA Update Will Remove Root Access

OnePlus received fresh criticism from experts as well as users of the OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 for leaving behind a testing app that could leave a backdoor, allowing root access to be gained without unlocking the phone. The Chinese company has finally come out and defended its move. OnePlus has downplayed the root access exploit, and said even this access ... Read More »