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Essential Raises $300 Million From Amazon, Others; Will Announce Smartphone Release Date Next Week

Essential Products, the smartphone startup founded by a co-creator of the Android mobile operating system, has raised $300 million (roughly Rs. 1,921 crores) in new funding and signed up retailers to sell its first device, it said on Wednesday. The $699 phone, with a titanium and ceramic

Over A Million Coders Targeted By Chrome Extension Hack

When Google released the first version of the Chrome browser back in 2008, it became an instant hit with web developers. Nearly a decade later, Chrome is the most popular browser in the world and millions of coders use it to design and test their creations every

This Startup Netted $75 Million to Wring The Most Out of Your Software

WalkMe, a company that helps businesses make the best use of the software they already have, now has $75 million in fresh funding to do that. This Series E round, led by Insight Venture Partners, brings total funding to $167.5 million. WalkMe’s software tracks what users do

Paytm Says It Plans to Sell Gold Worth $200 Million This Year

Paytm plans to sell 5 tonnes of gold valued around $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,288 crores) this year, the digital payments firm said on Friday, as it strives to develop a viable business from its e-wallet platform. E-wallets like Paytm, Citrus Pay and MobiKwik, which allow users to transfer money into virtual wallets via smartphone

CopyCat Malware Affected Over 14 Million Android Devices: Check Point

HIGHLIGHTS CopyCat malware campaign stole ad revenues by installing fraud apps It first infected the Android devices and then tried to root them Google had quelled the CopyCat campaign and lowered the threat The cyber threats have increasingly grown with time on multitude of platforms such as

Court Freezes $182 Million in Assets of Chinese Internet Tycoon

Jia Yueting, the chairman of LeEco, in Beijing last year. The company has piled on debt to fuel its ambitious expansion. CreditJason Lee/Reuters BEIJING — A court in Shanghai has frozen $182 million in assets tied to the chairman of the Chinese technology company LeEco after one of

Indian-origin UK graduate wins £2 million software deal

Jawanda did his BSc in information technology management for business at Birmingham City University.(File photo) Hardeep ‘Harry’ Jawanda, a former England hockey player, has secured a £2 million deal with a global education technology firm that will see his software spread across the UK and Australasia. Jawanda,

Dual Camera Maker Corephotonics Receives $15 Million Investment From Samsung, Foxconn, Others

Israeli firm Corephotonics, specialised in making dual camera setups for smartphones, has managed to raise a whopping $15 million in a funding round. The biggest investors in the company include Foxconn, Samsung, and MediaTek. The investment is significant as it indicates the importance being placed on dual

Google Skilling programme aims to train 2 million mobile developers in India

In a fillip to government’s Skill India initiative, technology giant Google on Monday launched its “Android Skilling and Certification” programme to help make the country a global hub of high-quality mobile developers. The programme aims to train two million mobile developers by unveiling a slew of initiatives

Hackers attack Verizon’s anti data breach division, access information of 1.5 million customers

Verizon’s anti-hacking task force called Verizon Enterprise Solutions was hit by hackers. Over 1.5 million customers’ data was stolen from the division, which is responsible for providing cybersecurity solutions to Fortune 500 companies. The breach was first reported by independent cybersecurity researcher Brian Krebs. The hacker/s, who