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WhatsApp chief writes to RBI to expand payment services

New Delhi, Dec 2: WhatsApp Chief has written to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), seeking a formal nod to expand payments services to all its 200 million users in India.

The messaging app, which has drawn fire from the government over spread of fake messages on its platform, continues to wait for a regulatory clearance to launch full-fledged...

Not enough ketchup: US woman attacks McDonald's manager

Los Angeles, NOV 29: A California woman was behind bars on Wednesday for beating and choking a McDonald's manager after discovering there wasn't enough ketchup in her order, police said.

Mayra Berenice Gallo, 24, apparently went into a rage on October 27 after ordering food through the drive-through at the fast food outlet in the town of Santa Ana....

Ambassador of France to confer 'Knight of the Legion of Honour' to Azim Premji

Bengaluru, Nov 27: Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler will confer the highest French Civilian distinction, Chevalier de la Legion of Honneur- 'Knight of the Legion of Honour' on Wipro Chairman Azim Premji tomorrow.

The award was in recognition of Mr Premji's outstanding contribution to developing the information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France and...

ISRO to launch India's HysIS satellite with 30 foreign satellites

Bengaluru, Nov 27: ISRO is all set to launch its workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 carrying India's earth observation satellite Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS) and 30 co-passenger satellites, including 23 from the US, from Sriharikota on November 29.

The space agency said the 45th flight of PSLV will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre...

Madhya Pradesh polls: This candidate is polishing shoes to please voters

Ahead of assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, politicians from all political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. Sharad Singh Kumar, of Rashtriya Aamjan Party contesting on the election symbol of a shoe has garnered attention owing to his unique style of campaigning.

Singh is polishing shoes of people and says he will make use of...

Apple restarts iPhone X production over poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales

California, Nov 23: The hefty price of the newer generation iPhone probably did not work in favour of Apple. The company is reportedly looking at restarting the production of its older iPhone X which had a good response.

According to Mashable, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which debuted in September, are not selling at a pace the...

Sabarimala row: About 1000 Facebook accounts under scanner

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23: More than 1000 Facebook accounts are being monitored by the Kerala Police as part of collecting information on those who called for agitations against the Supreme Court verdict on September 28.

Based on reports from the State Hitech Cyber Cell and the District Cyber Cell, police registered cases against nearly 40 people in this regard, sources...

Departing Facebook communications chief takes blame for hiring controversial PR firm

San Francisco, Nov 22: The outgoing head of Facebook's communications team on Wednesday took responsibility for the controversial hiring of a conservative consulting firm accused of using “black ops” style techniques, acknowledging critics including investor George Soros were targeted.

The announcement by Elliot Schrage, who said in June he was stepping down, came after Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl...

WhatsApp Names Abhijit Bose as its New India Head

New Delhi, Nov 22: Popular messaging app WhatsApp has named Abhijit Bose as its India Head, meeting one of the key demands made by the Indian government.

Bose, who will join the messaging platform early next year, will build WhatsApp's first full country team outside of California and will be based in Gurugram, WhatsApp said in a...

Farmers blame Siddaramaiah govt for diluting price norms

Bengaluru, Nov 20: Protesting farmers, who are demanding Rs 200 more per tonne of sugarcane over and above the fair and remunerative price(FRP) announced by the Centre in July, blame the previous Siddaramaiah government for their problems.

The Siddaramaiah government, bowed to pressure from the sugar lobby to forego its power to fix the sugarcane state advisory...