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Hackers dine on Zomato

Hackers dine on Zomato

Online restaurant and food joint aggregator Zomato had indeed hit the jackpot of being the first company with over 120 million visitors every month. The company has been protecting the personal information of its users diligently till recently. A security recently breach of the company’s systems resulted in a theft of their user database as 17 million user records were stolen. The Delhi-based company claims that the passwords were hashed that means it cannot be converted easily by the hackers. In an official blog, the company has also explained that it has logged all users out of its website and app as a precaution. Emails have been sent to affected users urging them to change their passwords to be on the safer side. In the same blog, Zomato has also assured that financial data and credit card information of users has been fully secured. A report stated that a web [+more]

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Latest Report Suggests iPhone 7 May not Have a Headphone Port

Apple Shall ‘Loop You In’ With The Latest iPad

Apple never ceases to surprise us with all its innovations. The latest buzz suggests that the tech giant is gearing up to launch iPhone 7 within the next ten months. The news has already spread like wildfire letting the still born product enjoy its share of glory in the rumor mill. The next generation iPhone is speculated to be much slimmer thus lighter than the latest models. It is also rumored that iPhone 7 would come sans the standard 3.5 mm audio jack. In its place, Apple would introduce its Lightning port as the connector in the device for all wired headphones.       A few companies are already selling headphones purported to offer high quality audio when connected via the Lightning port as soon as Apple launched the same in iOS7 a while back. Mac Otakara’s blog, a reliable source site, went a step forward and suggested that iPhone 7 [+more]

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Exclusive Apple Store Coming Soon To India

Exclusive Apple Store

Official Apple stores are all set to come to India for the first time. However, the stores would not be run by Apple Inc but by Croma, a consumer electronics chain owned by Tata. Reports suggest that these stores would have the signature wooden counters and tables even though they won’t be owned by Apple. There would be a total of six stores in India–5 in Mumbai and 1 in Bengaluru–as a pilot. In Mumbai, they will be located at Oberoi Mall, Juhu, Malad, Ghatkopar and Phoenix Mall. The sixth store would be the Croma store in Jayanagar, Bangalore. These stores would begin operating before Diwali. Avijit Mitra, CEO of Infiniti Retail, said that they are proud to be an exclusive partner of Apple to open Apple Store in India. They are sure of this being a profitable venture for them. These stores may not be an Apple Store in [+more]

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Facebook Innovating With Good Morning, Updated News Feed

Facebook morning news update

Did you wake up to a good morning message from Facebook today? Facebook Inc is in an innovation mode to enhance user experience. Recently, they updated the News Feed feature that would allow content to load quickly even when the internet connectivity is weak. Today, they gave users a surprise with a personalised good morning message that said, “Good morning Nishtha, we hope you enjoy Facebook today”.  Recent moves from Facebook suggest they are targeting developing markets. Trying to provide solutions for places with slow internet connectivity is a result of that. Internet connectivity is slow in emerging markets like Brazil, Mexico and India where most people use 2G connection. This makes it difficult to load videos or pictures that require more data. Facebook is hoping to bring in more users from these countries with this update. The Facebook app chooses pictures, articles or videos to load depending on the [+more]

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Google Looks To Rival Thomson Reuters & Bloomberg

Experience Demo of Project Fi Service by Google Just for Today

Tech giant Google is all set to make a new investment in the field of communication by investing in Symphony Communication Services LLC, a messaging startup. Symphony offers a centralized platform to different individuals, corporate users and financial firms towards digital communications. Therefore, its collaboration with Google is expected to bring some significant developments in the world of communication. Speculations are doing the rounds According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has made a new round of investment for Symphony, which is now valued at $650 million. However, a source close to the deal told Reuters that talks between the two companies are in progress and they are yet to make a final decision on the terms. While there is no confirmation from any of the companies involved so far, reports of the deal have already fueled up speculation. The service, which is backed by several banks along with the [+more]

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Twitter Could Have New Platform For Longer Notes

Why Twitter Decided to Stick to Brevity

Twitter users often struggle because there are some things that cannot be said in 140 characters. Knowing this need, the social media giant is supposedly designing a new platform that would let people write longer tweets, reports Re/code. Plans to  increase character count It seems Twitter executives are busy discussing how the character limit would be measured. They would probably stop considering user handles or links as characters. It will be interesting to see how they even come up with ideas to allow a higher character count without spoiling Twitter’s original feel. Also Read: Why Instagram Took Over Twitter? People Talk Why Instagram Took Over Twitter? People Talk Why Instagram Took Over Twitter? People Talk Struggling with competition Twitter is trying hard to keep up with stiff competition and bring in a new user base. This move is probably one of the ways to fight with the situation. Reports suggest that [+more]

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