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gboard-for-ios#1 Gboard for iOS now available on India App Store, here’s everything you should know about Google’s keyboard app

Gboard. Announced at I/O 2016, Google’s Gboard keyboard app has now rolled out to more regions including India. So far the app was available only in the US.

daily#2 IIT-Kharagpur team develops tracking system for school kids’ safe commute


In a bid to make children’s commute to and from schools safe, a team at IIT-Kharagpur has designed an electronic tracking system through RFID tags which would soon be flagged off at a school here.


#3 Matthew Murphy named the new CEO and President for Marvell Tech


Murphy will join Marvell on July 11 and his appointment will increase the size of the company’s board of directors to 12. His annual base salary will be $750,000, according to a regulatory filing.


#4 Flipkart pulls the plug on Ping, working on user-seller interaction feature

The company has now decided to pull the plug on the feature, owing to lack of customer interest, according to a report by Business Standard.


#5 Samsung Bets on 5G to Jump-Start Networks Business


Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to become a global top-three player in 5G mobile networks by moving quickly in markets.


#6 HTC Desire 630 goes on sale in India for Rs 14,990



5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) super LCD display with 294ppi. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and 2GB of RAM. Also on offer is 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.


#7 OPPO A37 launched with 5-inch HD display, 4G VoLTE support


At Rs 13,300 approximately 5-inch HD (720p) IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Snapdragon 410 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM, and on offer is 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.


#8 Netflix isn’t changing its logo, but has a new icon



The folded “N” emblem appeared on the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and looks like something that would come from Google’s Material Design team.

#9 Amazon X-Ray for TV shows and movies


Officially known as X-Ray for Movies & TV Shows, the tool instantly provides extra information about what you’re seeing onscreen at any given time: the names of actors and other shows or movies they’ve appeared in; the name of whatever music is currently playing; even trivia about a particular scene, location, bit of dialog and so on.

 daily#10 BitTorrent will reportedly launch a TV news channel on its streaming service

A news show would join smaller channels run by external companies such as the MMA-centric FightBox and Clubbing TV on the BitTorrent Live platform, which uses P2P technology to provide on-demand programming. The rumored channel would become the first directly produced by BitTorrent itself, and it would also compete against Newsmax TV, another cable news channel already available on the BitTorrent Live platform.


#11 Walmart to Sell China Online Unit to for a 5 Percent Stake


Wal-Mart Stores said on Monday it plans to sell its Chinese e-commerce business Yihaodian to Chinese online retailer Inc for a 5 percent equity stake in, a strategic alliance that aims to expand WalMart’s reach in China to more customers.


#12 Microsoft Flow, a tool for managing workflows, launches on iOS

you can use Microsoft Flow to automate a number of common scenarios, like getting a text message whenever your boss emails you, saving the results of a Twitter search to an Excel file, copying files from OneDrive to SharePoint, copying photos from Instagram to Dropbox, and many more.

#13 Sketchy leak suggests Apple iPhone 7 could come with dual-SIM card slots and  3.5mm headphone jack


Courtesy of leaked components, Engadget reports that the iPhone 7 will boast dual-SIM card slots — a first for Apple.

These so-called iPhone 7 components have been leaked by Rock Fix, a Ganzhou-based smartphone repair shop. Just how the shop managed to get its hands on these alleged components is currently unclear. But these components point at possible dual-SIM iPhone 7.


#14 Shanghai emerges as frontrunner for Tesla’s China production


Tesla Motors Inc is eyeing Shanghai for its China production base in an invest about $4.5 billion Jinqiao and Tesla partnership, Bloomberg reported.Tesla is looking to ramp up production five-fold in two years to 500,000 vehicles per year, a task many industry observers say appears nearly impossible even with the hiring of key talent. 


#15 Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Is Building the World’s Largest Airplane

Only someone like Paul Allen – the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, owner of the Seattle Seahawks, might attempt to build something like this: a twin-fuselage behemoth as wide as a football field that, fully loaded, would weigh 1.3 million pounds, be powered by six 737 engines and have 60 miles of wiring coursing through it.


#16 This Floating Walkway Is Christo’s First Truly Important Work of Art

Another thing to note about The Floating Piers is that the pathways don’t end at the water’s edge. Instead, the orange carpet rolls through onto local streets, creating a wayfinding system that leads walkers up into the town.


#17 Microsoft Edge consumes less energy than Firefox, Chrome and Opera

 Microsoft’s browser has an edge over other major browsers when it comes to energy efficiency. If you want to use the most of your battery life, then Microsoft has just demonstrated that it’s Edge browser is the best at making your machines stay productive for longer, after being unplugged. Microsoft established the battery consumption of various browsers in a blog post. Microsoft used a number of methods to explore the energy efficiency of browsers.


#18 Elliott’s newly developed buyout muscle flexed by Dell Software deal

Elliott Management Corp’s deal to acquire Dell Inc’s software assets shows how the U.S. hedge fund and a prominent activist investor is stepping up its private equity practice, and positioning itself for more takeovers in the tech sector.


#19 Reports claims Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will feature a 4K display and a dual camera

Earlier this month, Samsung showed off a 5.5-inch 4K UHD display at a trade show in California, leading some to believe that it would be the display featured on the company’s next flagship smartphone.

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#20 Vines can now include 140-second video attachments

That begins to change today as the company rolls out video attachments of up to 140 seconds, allowing for longer clips that effectively turn the vine itself into a movie trailer.


#21 Twitter launches Engage, a safer space for celebrities to tweet

The app, which is available today on iOS, is designed to help famous people interact with their fans and build a bigger following. The app includes three main tabs. Engage highlights the most important interactions you’ve had on Twitter, and includes mentions from users who are verified, followed by a lot of your followers, or interact with you a lot. An “understand” tab shows you high-level analytics for your posts, showing you how many impressions you’re getting over time. And the “posts” tab shows you detailed performance numbers for individual posts.

#22 Welcome to the future, where bots make the bad dates go away

Burner, a service that generates temporary phone numbers, makes it easier to ghost conversations.Burner partnered with Voxable, to bring Ghostbot to life. The company created the bot based off API. AI and has it runs on a natural language processing engine to reply to messages. As for Ghostbot’s responses, a screenwriter crafted the replies after analyzing text exchanges between daters and the people they wanted to cut off. Voxable and Burner view their creation as an option for women who often find that an unreciprocated text can lead to physical threats or a barrage of derogatory messages.


#23 Microsoft buys Wand Labs to add more natural language tech to messaging apps and bots

 Now Microsoft will go to cover the area of natural language and artificial intelligence.
The company has purchased Wand Labs, a startup that develops messaging apps — and specifically technology behind them that lets them act more intelligently. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Wand Labs, founded by Vishal Sharma in 2013, had raised less than $3 million in funding, according to CrunchBase.


#24 Samsung doubles down on IoT with a $1.2 billion U.S. investment

Samsung is looking to take next step with an investment to the tune of $1.2 billion in Internet of Things. The CEO of Electronic giant’s announced the 4-years R&D plan during an event. The investment will cover some 15,000 Samsung employees across the US.


#25 Clash of Clans maker Supercell hurdle to Tencent in $8.6 billion deal

Tencent will own an 84 percent stake, a majority of which will be purchased from Japanese telecom giant SoftBank, which bought a majority share in 2013. The gaming firm will control the rest of the shares and SoftBank will part ways with the company. The deal values the company at $10.2 billion.


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