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    1. Dear IAF, every smartphone not just Xiaomi could be a security threat

      Dear IAF, every smartphone not just Xiaomi could be a security threat

      Earlier this week, a report citing an Indian Air Force (IAF) circular about Xiaomi smartphones being a security threat and banning its use by staffers and their immediate family, created quite a flutter. The circular had called upon an old F-Secure finding that Xiaomi smartphones send data to servers based in China – an accusation Xiaomi had categorically denied and followed it by rolling out a software patch that asked for user’s permission to send data to Xiaomi’s servers for some of its add-on services to work. However, the point IAF is currently missing is that security threat of ...

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    2. Sundar Pichai gets elevated, will reportedly oversee most Google products

      Sundar Pichai gets elevated, will reportedly oversee most Google products

      Google CEO Larry Page is handing over the reins to a slew of Google’s product portfolio to the fast-rising executive Sundar Pichai, a person familiar with changes told Re/code. India-born Sundar Pichai who already oversees Android, Chrome and Apps including Gmail and Drive, will now also spearhead search, maps, Google+, ads, as well as commerce, research and infrastructure. Pichai will retain the same Senior Vice President title, and continue to report to Page.

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    3. Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official

      Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official

      India’s Mars Orbiter is expected to send clearer pictures in two months’ time, said a senior official of the Indian space agency Friday.

      A.S. Kiran Kumar, director, Space Application Centre of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) told IANS over phone from Ahmadabad, “The Mars Orbiter is fine. There are no issues. Each time the spacecraft completes one orbit, the data is being studied. The data from the scientific instruments on the Orbiter is being collected and studied.

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    4. R.I.P Nokia. All Nokia Phones To Be Rebranded To Microsoft Lumia!

      R.I.P Nokia. All Nokia Phones To Be Rebranded To Microsoft Lumia!

      Last year when Microsoft bought Nokia for $7.2 billion, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had termed it as “a bold step into the future.”. As per the deal, Microsoft had bought the services and hardware division, along with tons of patents and the brand Nokia as well.

      As per the deal, Microsoft had licensed the brand name Nokia for low-end mobile phones, and had plans to use the name Nokia for a period of 10 years.

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    5. Unprecedented Disclosure Of Information. All RTI Queries & Replies Will Be Available Online

      Unprecedented Disclosure Of Information. All RTI Queries & Replies Will Be Available Online

      Since it’s inception, RTI or the Right to Information has served as an awesome tool for common citizens to get information about anything and everything related to Government matters (with some exceptions). Thousands of people and activists across the country have used RTI to bring out the information that has led to exposure of many scandals and scams.

      RTI has undoubtedly been one of the biggest step forward to bring in transparency in the Government.

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    6. Indian eCommerce Will Grow 700% In 5 Years, Mobile Transactions At All Time High

      Indian eCommerce Will Grow 700% In 5 Years, Mobile Transactions At All Time High

      Indian eCommerce market, which is currently pegged at Rs 78,000 crore ($13 billion) is all set to cross Rs 5,40,000 crore ($90 billion) by 2019, an increase of 700% in 5 years. As per a research by eTailing India, such a huge jump in overall digital industry in India will lead to tectonic shift in the way advertisements are done, audiences are profiled and messages conveyed.

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    7. Don’t Use Xiaomi Phones, Warns India Air Force [Updated]

      Don’t Use Xiaomi Phones, Warns India Air Force [Updated]
      [ Updated: Please see the update from Hugo Barra at the end of the post]

      Labeled as a ‘Medium Severity Rating’, which is considered quite a threat to national security, Indian Air Force (IAF) has released a fresh warning against using Xiaomi mobile phones. This warning was presented via a note released by IAF, and is meant for Air Force personals and their family members.

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    8. Ministry of Culture & Asi launch a digital repository for Indian museums

      Ministry of Culture & Asi launch a digital repository for Indian museums
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      The Ministry of Culture has launched a national portal for museums. Collections in all museums under its control and those under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be digitized and presented on this portal. This portal has been developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) with technical help from The Art Institute of Chicago.

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    9. Mangalyaan’s one month in Mars’ orbit celebrated with a Google doodle

      Mangalyaan’s one month in Mars’ orbit celebrated with a Google doodle

      India last month became the first ever nation to successfully launch a Mars mission on its maiden attempt. Today, Mangalyaan completes one month in Mars’ orbit, and Google has celebrated this momentous occasion with a doodle on its homepage.

      Unlike the more animated doodles Google has come up with so far, the Mangalyaan doodle is quite simple in terms of design. The space image shown on the doodle looks something out of the late 80s.

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    10. Xiaomi is migrating its international users’ data to improve service performance and strengthen privacy

      Xiaomi is migrating its international users’ data to improve service performance and strengthen privacy

      In an effort to improve the speed performance of its cloud services and website as well as comply with local privacy standards, Xiaomi is moving its users’ data globally. Company’s VP of International Hugo Barra wrote on his social media accounts that several of these transitions will benefit Indian users among others and expects the transition to complete by the end of this month.

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    11. Microsoft Garage project releases apps for Android, Android Wear and other platforms

      Microsoft Garage project releases apps for Android, Android Wear and other platforms

      Microsoft Garage, a division within the company that encourages innovation and allows employees to work on any project they desire, has just announced the release of a bunch of new apps for various devices. The Garage team, on its official website, has released 16 free consumer-facing apps, spanning across Android, Android Wear, Windows Phone, Windows, and even the Xbox One.

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    12. SoftBank to invest $300 million in Paytm, Olacabs: Report

      SoftBank to invest $300 million in Paytm, Olacabs: Report

      Japanese telecommunications company, SoftBank, could invest in PayTM and Olacabs in the coming weeks, ET reports. SoftBank is in talks with PayTM to invest $300 million for a significant minority stake. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son will be in India on Monday for a two-day visit where he is also expected to announce a $650 million investment in Snapdeal and will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    13. Norwest Venture Partners Invests in Digital Health Company Telcare

      According to the American Diabetes Association, over 25 million Americans (approximately 8 percent of the population) have Type 2 diabetes. The CDC predicts that 40 percent of Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Diabetes costs about $14,000 in medical care per individual per year and is responsible for over $245 billion in direct medical costs annually.1

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      By Brian Lillie
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