Tech Majors Bet Big On Startups For AI Deal

August seems to be the month of acquisitions, particularly in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Recently, chip giant Intel announced its plans to buy Nervana Systems, close on the heels of iPhone maker Apple’s announcement on the buyout of machine-learning startup, Turi. In recent times, technology companies are teaming up with startups in the field of AI to outdo competition in the space. Intel is strengthening its AI efforts by acquiring the two-year-old San Diego, California-based startup Nervana Systems, which has already grabbed much attention for its machine learning technology....

Local Language Email Ids Could Soon Be A Reality In India

In a crucial step towards promoting local content in order to connect maximum number of people to the world of internet, the government is in talks with the tech giants such as Google, Microsoft and to seek their cooperation in supporting email addresses in local languages. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology recently held a meeting with representatives of Google, Microsoft and Rediff in an effort to get technology corporations to support email addresses in local languages, starting with Hindi. The meeting was called by Rajiv Bansal, joint...

Google Launches Android Skilling And Certification Program In India

With its vision to help make India a global hub of high-quality mobile developers, Google today launched the Android Skilling program in India that will aim to train two million mobile developers by unveiling a slew of initiatives to skill up, educate, and certify millions of students and developers in Android Development. Recognizing the need to provide an in-person training course targeted at students in universities, Google announced the launch of a specially designed instructor led training program on Android Fundamentals. This will be made available across public and private universities and...

Equalization Levy Makes App Purchase Costlier On Apple, Google

Mobile applications bought on the Apple and Google platforms could get costlier as the government is planning to bring app purchase under the ambit of the ‘equalization levy.’ According to the report published in Economic Times, the government is looking to include Apps purchase under the levy by the end of December. The government is expected to issue guidelines by December, the report stated. An equalization levy of about 6 percent is currently applicable on online advertisements on multinationals registered outside India. The impact of the levy on app prices may...
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