About Author : Saipriya Iyer

Saipriya Iyer

A content developer by choice, Saipriya Iyer holds a rich experience portfolio of more than five years in the content creation domain. Equipped with substantial expertise across the business, technology, and finance domains, Saipriya currently pens down insightful articles for Business NewsUpdate and other portals that combine her knowledge of software technology and electronics.



Contribution by Saipriya Iyer

Microsoft and Nokia reportedly in talks to reunite on IoT, AI, cloud

Five years after Microsoft’s doomed $7 billion acquisition of the smartphone business pf Nokia, it appears that the two companies have decided to reunite.   The American tech major has reportedly inked a strategic collaboration with ...

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The Big Four U.S. carriers team up to build next-gen RCS texting app

Rich communication services (RCS), the highly anticipated evolution of SMS, is set to take text messaging to a whole new level in the upcoming years. American mobile network carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile have reportedly formed a j...

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NVIDIA & Ericsson forge partnership to commercialize virtualized RAN

Telecom companies have of late, been attempting to tap into different technologies and RAN architectures. Reeling under the pressure of providing the best possible user experience, telcos are often found harnessing the rising fad of virtualization. ...

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EU antitrust office inspects Apple Pay for “anti-competitive” behavior

Following Facebook’s Libra, Apple Inc’s exclusive online payments platform Apple Pay is now apparently under the European Union’s antitrust radar. The EU had expressed concerns over Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project ear...

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Telemundo, Quibi to create exclusive news content for Hispanic viewers

Telemundo, the NBC-owned Spanish-language television network, has reportedly entered into a partnership with Quibi to produce exclusive daily news programming for the mobile platform when it kicks-off in April 2020. For the uninitiated, Quibi is an ...

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Avaya launches IX-CC, next-gen CCaaS on Microsoft’s Azure in the Gulf

The increasing prominence of the telecom industry has lent substantial traction to contact center solutions. The demand for simplifying communication mechanisms and bringing about convenience and flexibility in customer solutions has been prompting c...

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Apple boosts iPhone 11 production to meet better-than-expected demand

Apple had evidently rolled out three variants of its new iPhone, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, in early September. Notably, for the first time in its history the brand had reduced the starting price of the new iPhone to $699, d...

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U.S. DOJ and Congress skeptical over Google’s plan to encrypt DNS

Google’s intentions to implement DNS over TLS in its Chrome browsing platform has apparently become a subject of scrutiny among American regulatory authorities. It has come to the fore through credible sources that the House Judiciary Committe...

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Canoo unveils plans to launch world’s first subscription-only EV

In today’s world, subscriptions have become the norm. While e-commerce giants like Amazon, Blue Apron and Birchbox currently dominate the space across different industry segments, carmakers are realizing that Netflix-like subscription services ...

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Microsoft takes over Semmle to bring its code-analysis tools to GitHub

GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, has recently acquired code analysis platform provider Semmle for an undisclosed sum. The GitHub team apparently intends to integrate Semmle closely into the GitHub workflow.   Shanku Niyogi, GitHub’s Sen...

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Grab intends to merge Indonesian payment firms OVO and DANA

Analysts report that over half of Indonesians don’t have bank accounts and rely on smartphones for conducting financial transactions. Companies find the Indonesian digital payments market promising and majority of brands have introduced their d...

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Puma’s first Android smartwatch to debut in November for $275

Predicting how technologies will evolve in the future is nearly impossible. However, it is becoming pretty clear that boundaries between technology and imagination are getting blurred. Thanks to the advent of micro-electronics and increasing computat...

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Tata Communications and Neeco collaborate on IoT services for Europe

Leading Indian telco Tata Communications has expanded its presence into the global internet of things (IoT) space via its latest collaboration with a major ICT services and hardware provider. Tata Communications has inked a partnership with Neeco Gl...

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Waymo asks U.S. gov to remove certain barriers for autonomous vehicles

Driverless technology has racked in billions of dollars in investment, groundbreaking advancements and some tragic reminders of how far the technology still has to go. An alarming number of road crashes involving autonomous cars were reported during ...

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Flipkart and Authentic Brands to manage Nautica operations in India

Online shopping is today one of the most preferred ways to shop for apparels and accessories. A significant number of people in India are opting for online apps and websites that provide an extremely convenient way of buying everyday things. The e-c...

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Cisco plans to buy CloudCherry to reinforce Cognitive Collaboration

Leading organizations are constantly experimenting to determine the best way to deploy evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to enhance customer experience. AI-enabled predictive analytics offers actiona...

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HPE designs new supercomputer to support NASA’s future lunar mission

Rapid advances are being made in space technologies as humans look to take the next giant leap in space exploration. NASA heavily relies on organizations that provide cutting-edge technological innovations to support its space missions. In this rega...

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Digital Twins and Their Impact: Part IV – Smart Cities

Last week, we saw how the concept of digital twins can bring about a pathbreaking change in the design, production, and testing of automobiles. Moving further, let’s delve deeper into how this phenomenon is transforming the dynamics of one of t...

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JP Morgan to shut down its stand-alone payments app Chase Pay in 2020

Technology is transforming the way people handle financial transactions every day. Digital payment platforms are booming thanks to the advent of smartphones that constantly encourage development of new and innovative payment methods, creating new bus...

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Sony reportedly in talks to buy Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

Video games, as on today, are more popular than ever before and have caused a revolution in the entertainment industry. In fact, statistical reports suggest that video games are now more popular than televisions. To keep up with the surging demand an...

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Pivotal Software shares rise after VMware announces acquisition plans

Major software companies have been on an acquisition spree in recent years, to expand their global reach and to eliminate direct competition in key markets. Enterprises worldwide are using data centers, virtualization through cloud computing and simi...

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Reliance and Microsoft to jointly develop technology services in India

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain are transforming each and every aspect of a business, as big corporations and startups seek digital transformation to thrive in a competitive space. Rapid adoption of cloud platforms a...

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Digital Twins and their Impact: Part III – Automotive Industry

Last week, we discussed the incredible impact of digital twinning on the manufacturing sector. The impact undeniably, has been surging at a robust pace in one of the most vital sub-segments of the manufacturing domain – the automotive industry....

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Facebook hit by another outage as many users report maintenance error

The use of social media platforms has increased rapidly and any interruption faced by users is met with global reactions against the platform operators. Although apps require consistent maintenance to handle a tremendous amount of traffic, leading so...

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Digital Twins and their Impact: Part II – Manufacturing Industry

Last week, we spoke about the expanding presence of the digital twin industry and its tremendous impact on the global retail sector. Quite overtly, the popularity of the digital twin technology is not confined to the retail and e-commerce verticals a...

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PayU acquires Red Dot Payments, marks presence in Southeast Asia

The global presence that businesses worldwide are attempting to establish, is rather evident from the efforts of companies to stabilize their reach across the biggest markets there are. Since a very long time now, it has become fundamental for compan...

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Digital Twins and their Impact: Part I – Retail Industry

Acting as the proverbial link between the physical and digital realms, the concept of digital twin has come into itself, within a shorter span than predicted earlier. Harnessing the power of real-time data, the digital twin technology helps to identi...

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Philips buys Boston startup Medumo to improve patient engagement

Digital transformation has enabled the healthcare sector to significantly enhance patient care and service quality. The segment has witnessed technological innovations in terms of storing and securing medical records, managing interaction between hea...

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Luminar autonomous vehicle initiative gets $100 million boost

As a relatively untapped technological domain that is still in its infancy, the global autonomous vehicle industry has lately been witnessing intensifying investments from several technological and automotive companies. Numerous firms are seen scalin...

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IBM successfully completes acquisition of Red Hat for USD 34 billion

The proliferation of the hybrid cloud – a world within itself, has brought about a slew of changes in the global technology and industrial landscape. Having recognized the eventual potential of cloud computing, companies spanning numerous secto...

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PayU acquires Red Dot Payments, marks presence in Southeast Asia

The global presence that businesses worldwide are attempting to establish, is rather evident from the efforts of companies to stabilize their reach across the biggest markets there are. Since a very long time now, it has become fundamental for compan...

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Chipmakers unearth legal ways to circumnavigate U.S. ban on Huawei

Huawei’s growth graph has been on a disastrously downward spiral since the longest time now. In the face of the U.S.-China trade war, ongoing since 2016, the increasing list of indictments against Huawei by the U.S. Justice Department has not e...

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Coca-Cola may divest bottling partner Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages

Coca-Cola’s tryst with the Indian market, for long, has been nothing short of a well-heeled odyssey. Having debuted in the Indian sub-continent more than 65 years ago, the beverage company’s success graph in the nation has been nothing sh...

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AT&T continues colossal investment rampage to boost networks

Texas-headquartered multinational conglomerate holding company AT&T seems to be on the verge of a massive investment spree. The firm, since 2016, has been emptying its coffers toward enhancing wireless and wired networks across the North American...

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Google to now include attribution to third-party lyric providers

The strained relationship between popular streaming websites and the music industry has come to light more often than not, in the past year. In what may be claimed as yet another incident blowing the lid off the controversial scenario of the music st...

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