New Delhi: Google is in initial talks to buy a stake of about 5% in cash-strapped Vodafone Idea, India’s third-largest telecom operator, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Vodafone Idea was formed in August 2017 by the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. The telco, which has been posting losses since the merger, declined to comment on “this speculation”. Both UK’s Vodafone Group and Idea parent Aditya Birla Group declined to comment. Google didn’t respond to ET’s queries. Voda Idea shares closed 2.7% higher at Rs 5.82 on the BSE Thursday, giving it a market value of Rs 16,724 crore. For a 5% stake, Google will have to shell out $110 million (Rs 836.2 crore) based on that. Its Nasdaq-listed parent Alphabet has a market cap of $968.05 billion. Alphabet ended the January-March quarter with ‘cash and marketable securities’ of approximately $117 billion. The FT report said Google’s parent … [Read more...] about Google searching for 5% in Vodafone Idea; analysts say why not Airtel?
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NEW DELHI: After facing a huge drop in ratings, TikTok may have another big reason to worry in India. A rival app launched in April 2020 called Mitron has crossed over 50 lakh downloads and is among the top 10 most popular apps in the country right now on Google Play Store. The Mitron app is made by IIT-Roorkee alumnus Shivank Agarwal and his team based out of Bengaluru. Available free on Android, the app is a short video and social platform similar to TikTok. Users can create, edit and share videos as well as browse through videos across the countries. The app is self-funded and is presently available only on Android. Mitron app has an overall rating of 4.7 from ratings given by over 2.3 lakh users. The interface of the app is also similar to that of TikTok. “Our mission at Mitron is to create a platform where people can come and entertain themselves with small videos posted by people across the globe and at the same time create a social incentive for people to share and create … [Read more...] about Desi TikTok rival Mitron app crosses 50 lakh downloads in a month
Notification requests that force users to allow notifications in order to gain access to the site's contentNotification requests that are preceded by misleading pre-promptsNotifications popups that resemble chat messages, warnings or system dialoguesSites that once they received approval to show browser notifications, they use the notifications to steal personal information or trick users into sharing personal informationSites that once they received approval to show browser notifications, they use the notifications to promote, host, or link to malware or unwanted software.Search Console integrationGoogle says that all sites that are caught using one of these techniques, or others, will have their ability to prompt users blocked in Chrome, going forward. … [Read more...] about Google to enable the Chrome anti-notification spam system in July 2020
After years of failing to turn its exceptional technology, Docker containers, into a viable business, Docker, the company, sold its Docker Enterprise product line to Mirantis, a top OpenStack and Kubernetes cloud company, in November 2019. Now, Mirantis is improving Docker Enterprise with its first major release: Docker Enterprise 3.1. … [Read more...] about First new Docker release under Mirantis appears
Google and Microsoft have worked together to improve the spellcheck experience in Chrome and Edge. The latest versions of Chrome and Edge are now powered by the built-in Windows Spellcheck feature rather than the previous Hunspell open source implementation. The switch means spellcheck within Chrome and Edge will now have better support for URLs, acronyms, email addresses, and an improved shared custom dictionary. … [Read more...] about Google and Microsoft worked together to improve spellcheck in Chrome and Edge