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31-07-2018
Effective July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’
After years of pushing for 'secure by default' websites, Google will identify insecure sites in the Chrome browser beginning mid-Summer.
July is shaping up to be a big month for Google. Earlier this month, the company announced its Speed Update set to roll out in July, and today announced it will then also mark all sites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “not secure.”    read more

31-07-2018
Google updates its search quality rating guidelines
Google is out with an update to its search quality rater guidelines that includes some new areas of focus for raters. Google contracts with over 10,000 search quality raters worldwide to evaluate its search results. Raters are given actual searches to conduct, drawn from real searches that happen on Google. They then rate the quality of pages that appear in the top results — hence the “quality rater” name.

According to Jennifer Slegg, who has observed and written about the changes to the quality rater guidelines over the years — including a deep dive this year — and has spoken at SMX Advanced on rater guidelines, there are several new notable areas Google wants raters to focus on.    read more

13-07-2018
Global PC Market Grows for First Time in 6 Years: Gartner
The global personal computer market grew for the first time in six years in the second quarter of 2018, driven by upgrades in the business segment, a market tracker said Thursday.
The research firm Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments rose 1.4 percent in the past quarter to 62.1 million units, but said it remains unclear if the sector is seeing a sustainable recovery.
Ref - Gadgets360    read more

13-07-2018
Women hiring up 5 times at Facebook
San Francisco: The number of women employees at Facebook has increased five times over five years and there has been a modest growth in the proportion of Asian, Black and Hispanic employees across the company, the social media giant revealed on Friday.
Ref - The Telangana Today    read more

13-07-2018
Microsoft 365 gets AI-infused capabilities to empower firms
San Francisco: Microsoft on Friday introduced new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered capabilities in Microsoft 365 that will allow people in an organisation create live and on-demand events.
Ref- Telangana Today    read more

13-07-2018
Technical communication gains prominence on the back of growing IT sector
The ubiquitous instruction manual, which often gets ‘filed’ to never be found again, is the face of a vocation that is much in demand.
Technical communication, once considered an informal, niche sector, is gaining prominence on the back of the ever-growing IT sector, not to mention lucrative pay cheques.
Ref:- ET-tech    read more

13-07-2018
RIDING WITH THE TIDE IN IT SECTOR
The information technology (IT) sector has successfully positioned itself on the global map of the world for its high quality, low-cost technically sound manpower, and its propitious accomplishment of off-shore models. While in the off-shore model, a large number of companies administered temporary work visas to their technical manpower working at client sites in the US, the UK and other countries, the Indian IT sector has emerged as one of the key industries that has been driving growth.
Ref: - The Pioneer    read more

13-07-2018
Chrome, the world’s most popular internet browser to get a makeover soon
The world's most popular internet browser be it on smartphones or PCs — Google Chrome — is finally set to get a new look. While Google has upgraded Chrome to make it faster and more secure over the years, the look of the internet browser has largely remained the same.
Ref - Gadgetsnow    read more

12-07-2018
India Proposes Easing Local Data Storage Rules for Foreign Payment Firms
India's finance ministry has proposed relaxing a directive from the country's central bank that would compel global payment firms to store customer data only locally, following weeks of intense lobbying by US companies and trade bodies.
Ref - Gadgets360    read more

12-07-2018
Broadcom to Acquire Software Company CA Technologies for $18.9 Billion
Broadcom announced a $18.9 billion (roughly Rs. 1.3 lakh crores) deal to buy U.S. business software company CA on Wednesday, venturing far beyond its realm of semiconductors and testing investors' confidence in its Chief Executive Hock Tan's dealmaking credentials.
Ref - The Economics Times    read more

12-07-2018
Sundar Pichai: Not Just Tech, But Loves Tendulkar & Burgers, Too!
He makes fixing a burger emoji a priority, loves Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, heads the world's biggest tech Giant, bets big on AI, and even manages to catch up on 'Koffee With Karan' "now and then". Birthday boy and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus, first saw a computer when he went to college, and made his aeroplane debut when he moved to the United States. Pichai's journey from his humble beginnings in Chennai to IIT, Stanford, and Wharton, to being Google co-founder Larry Page's right-hand man, and now heading the tech behemoth is one that evokes inspiration, and awe.
Ref - The Economics Times    read more

12-07-2018
Growth is like a cricket match, every phase is different: Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO, TCS
Tata Consultancy Services aims to free up time of its top managers so they can pursue acquisitions as India’s largest software exporter prepares for the next phase of growth, chief executive officer Rajesh Gopinathan tells Megha Mandavia & Raghu Krishnan in an interview. The company, which posted its best revenue growth in four years during the quarter ended June 2018, will also accelerate an automation-led service delivery model as it looks to sustain the m ..
Ref - The Economics Times    read more

12-07-2018
IT Firms for simpler tender norms to tap government business.
BENGALURU: Indian IT services companies are keenly waiting for a government move to clear a model tender process to tap government business, seen as one of the key measures to boost revenue from domestic market.
Ref - The Economics Times    read more

12-07-2018
YouTube to invest $25mn in countering fake news
San Francisco, Video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will invest $25 million to fight against fake news, especially for the urgent coverage of breaking news

Ref - The Economics Times    read more

12-07-2018
All suspicious accounts will be blocked: Twitter
Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users' followers.

"We are committed to building trust and encouraging healthy conversation on Twitter. Follower counts should be meaningful and accurate. We are removing locked accounts from follower counts," said Twitter on a post.
Ref-DailyHunt    read more

12-07-2018
KTR favours IT growth across Hyderabad
The State government has decided to promote new IT clusters at Uppal-Nagole, Sanathnagar and Medchal-Kompally among other areas in Hyderabad in an effort to avoid concentration of the industry in one place. Efforts are already on for establishment of a new IT cluster at Rajendranagar-Budwel area as part of the decongestion exercise.
Ref - TelanganaToday    read more

11-07-2018
Flipkart wants to compete with Google, Facebook in online ads space
Flipkart, which generates the third highest revenue from online ads in India, plans to double its annualized sales from digital advertising to roughly $200 million by March, aiming to close the considerable gap with market leaders Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. The annualized revenue implies that Flipkart will generate sales of $16-17 million in March, a top company executive said.
Ref:- DailyHunt    read more

11-07-2018
Q1 Results: TCS is back, and firing on all cylinders
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) celebrated its 50th anniversary in the April-June quarter (Q1). Whether by happy happenstance or perfect planning, it also turned out to be a quarter where multiple milestones were reached. The company reported quarterly revenues of over $5 billion for the first time, and its employee count- already at staggering levels-rose to over 400,000.
Ref - DailyHunt    read more

11-07-2018
Easing the regulatory burden on the Internet of Things
They say that by 2020, there will be 50 billion connected things on the planet. This already includes your refrigerator, weighing scale, coffee machine, household lighting systems and intelligent assistants, and will very soon (if not already) extend to the cars you use to commute, the restaurants and pubs you visit and even the locomotives and aeroplanes in which you travel.
Ref:- DailyHunt    read more

11-07-2018
UK Lawmaker Says Fine of USD 663,000 Imposed on Facebook over User Privacy
London, Jul 11: The chairman of the UK Parliament's media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds (USD 663,000) for failing to safeguard users' data.
Ref :- LatestLY    read more