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Oracle to Add 1,000 Employees in European Cloud Push

Oracle is hiring 1,000 employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as it expands its cloud computing services in the region. The company is looking for workers with between two to six years of experience to staff sales, management, finance, recruitment, marketing and human resources roles for its cloud …

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Apple Appoints Isabel Ge Mahe as New China Head Amid Localisation Drive

Apple Inc on Wednesday said it has appointed a managing director for Greater China – a newly created role – in its latest move to localise product features and comply with new cyber regulations in China governing foreign technology firms. Isabel Ge Mahe, who worked in wireless technology at Apple for …

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Amazon’s Meal Kits Go on Sale as It Looks to Expand Groceries Business

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a kit for salmon with soba noodles can …

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Google Analytics Gets Natural Language Processing Support With Machine Learning

Google Analytics now has the same natural language processing technology available in other Google apps such as Photos and Search, the Internet giant announced on Tuesday. That means you can now ask questions in plain English, which gets you answers quicker than before. Depending on the question you ask, you will be presented …

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Citadel Malware: Russian Man Who Helped Develop Malware Gets 5 Years in Prison

A Russian man who helped develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to serve five years in prison. Mark Vartanyan, also known as “Kolypto,” had pleaded guilty in March to a computer fraud charge after reaching a deal with prosecutors. US District …

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Google Fight on Right to Be Forgotten Is EU Case of Deja Vu

Google’s fight against France’s bid to enforce the so-called right to be forgotten globally is headed to the European Union’s top court, just three years after its judges ordered the company to strip out some results that people find embarrassing or out of date. The EU Court of Justice will now have …

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China Orders Top Tech Companies to Increase Self-Censorship

China’s top cyber authority ordered the country’s top tech firms to carry out “immediate cleaning and rectification” of their platforms to remove content deemed offensive to the Communist Party and the country’s national image, it said on Wednesday. The watchdog held a meeting with representatives from firms including Tencent Holdings Ltd, …

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BharatNet Project: Cabinet Gives Nod for Modified Implementation Strategy

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the ‘Modified Implementation Strategy’ of BharatNet project for providing broadband connectivity to all gram panchayats by March 2019, according to an official source. “The Cabinet has approved the modified implementation Strategy of BharatNet towards realisation of vision of Digital India,” the source said. The objective of the project …

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Google Street View Finally Captures Missing Austria

Google’s Street View cars on Thursday started taking images in Austria, the only EU country along with Germany to remain largely absent from the popular online service showing 360-degree pictures of places around the world. The project, launched in 2007, lets computer users view panoramic street scenes on Google Maps …

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Paytm Says It Plans to Sell Gold Worth $200 Million This Year

Paytm plans to sell 5 tonnes of gold valued around $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,288 crores) this year, the digital payments firm said on Friday, as it strives to develop a viable business from its e-wallet platform. E-wallets like Paytm, Citrus Pay and MobiKwik, which allow users to transfer money into virtual wallets via smartphone apps, have proliferated …