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TCS ‘Billion Steps Challenge’ registers huge success

Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) ‘Billion Steps Challenge’ has received an overwhelming response, with over 200,000 participants across the globe registering and collectively logging a record three billion steps. At over 2.4 million kms, this distance is equivalent to three return trips to the moon, or going sixty times around the ... Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 for laptops could pack 8.5 billion transistors

Qualcomm already has a few 2-in-1 laptop and Windows tablet products incoming with the newfangled Snapdragon 850 processor, but the tech scene is already abuzz about its successor: the Snapdragon 1000 (a.k.a. Snapdragon 8180). That excitement builds today with the latest report from WinFuture, claiming the chip will pack a ... Read More »

Walmart buys 77% stake in Flipkart for $16 billion

United States retail giant Walmart will buy 77% stake in India’s Flipkart for 16 billion dollars.   Walmart’s Krish Iyer will be the CEO of the company which will continue to be based out of Bengaluru. Walmart and Flipkart will remain separate brands and the Indian e-commerce company will have ... Read More »

Australia pledges half a billion dollars to restore Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists, is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change. The reef is also under threat from the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, which has proliferated due to pollution and agricultural runoff. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ... Read More »

Securing 30 Billion Smart Devices by 2020

In the rush to deliver smart devices to the masses, most manufacturers have failed the security test, leaving both users and devices exposed to hackers. 2016 has been a wake-up call for device makers. The real battle begins now. 30 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by the ... Read More »

Oracle Swallows Another Competitor, Aconex, for $1.2 Billion

Continuing its decades-long strategy of acquiring enterprise software companies, including key competitors, Oracle announced Sunday that it will purchase Aconex Limited for roughly $1.2 billion. Australia-based Aconex is a leading cloud-based system for managing construction projects, that ties in nicely with Oracle’s own Construction and Engineering Cloud. Builders use Aconex ... Read More »

Cisco Acquires BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

In a $1.9 billion deal aimed at building its portfolio of cloud-based collaboration tools, Cisco announced today that it plans to acquire BroadSoft, a Maryland-based provider of unified communications software and services. It is the seventh acquisition announced so far this year by the networking technology giant, which earlier this ... Read More »