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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.”

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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