Lyft received reports of more than 4,000 instances of sexual assault on its ride-hailing platform between 2017 and 2019, it said, detailing the data in a safety report it had promised to publish about two years ago. The company report, issued late on Thursday, showed sexual assault reports on its platform had increased from around
India and Pakistan are set to face off today in a Twenty20 World Cup cricket match taking place in Dubai. The anticipated India versus Pakistan T20 World Cup match will be the first between the neighbouring countries in over two years as they last faced each other at Old Trafford during the ODI World Cup
India’s Reliance Industries posted a 43 percent surge in second-quarter profit that exceeded market expectations on Friday, as rising demand and higher average selling price for oil products boosted its mainstay oil-to-chemicals business. The Mumbai-based conglomerate’s pandemic-hit energy and retail businesses are seeing a massive rebound with travel back in full swing and shoppers returning
Large technology companies such as SAP, IBM, and Google are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change, a study released Friday claimed. Research published in the journal Nature Communications found inconsistencies in the way companies declare their carbon footprint, a measure that
Now a critical part of modern computing, data centres help people stream movies on Netflix, conduct transactions on PayPal, post updates on Facebook, store trillions of photos and more. But a single facility can also churn through millions of gallons of water per day to keep hot-running equipment cool. Google wants to build at least
Digital financial services firm Paytm has received market regulator SEBI’s approval for its Rs 16,600 crores initial public offer, a source involved in the process said on Friday. The company expects to hit the bourses by the end of this month and is planning to skip the pre-IPO share sale rounds to fast-track listing. “SEBI has
Noise Sense Bluetooth neckband-style earphones were launched in India on Friday. The in-ear Bluetooth earphones are offered in two different colour options and come with 10mm drivers. Noise Sense feature voice assistance control and provide a vibration alert when the user gets a call on the paired smartphone. The wireless earphones are IPX5-rated for water
PayPal and Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel has stated that he regrets not investing enough in Bitcoin. During an event in Miami, Thiel praised cryptocurrencies and admitted that he may have underinvested in Bitcoin. “You’re supposed to just buy Bitcoin,” he said, adding: “I feel like I’ve been underinvested in it.” Thiel, who’s also a billionaire
PayPal has offered to buy Pinterest for $45 billion (roughly Rs. 3,36,770 crore), people familiar with the matter said, a combination that could herald more financial technology and social media tie-ups in e-ecommerce. It would be the biggest acquisition of a social media company, surpassing Microsoft’s $26.2 billion (roughly Rs. 1,95,990 crore) purchase of LinkedIn in 2016.
Pakistan’s Sindh High Court has directed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to speed up the regulation of cryptocurrencies. A three-month deadline has been given to Pakistan’s ruling government for submitting the proposed regulatory rules. In a bid to fast-track the momentum of this task, a new committee has been formed headed by Kamran Ali Afzal,
Redmi Note 11 specifications have been suggested through teasers shared online ahead of the October 28 launch. The new Redmi phone will come alongside the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro+. Early teasers show that it will carry triple rear cameras and a glass back in matte finish. One of the teasers
Bitcoin value surged to its highest-ever mark just a day after the first Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) was launched at the New York Stock Exchange. On Thursday, October 21, the world’s most-valued cryptocurrency opened trading at $67,139 (roughly Rs. 50,25,433) with a marginal gain of less than one percent. The development comes like a
Amazon Prime in India is about to become costlier by up to 50 percent. As a result of the update, the annual Amazon Prime membership will be available at Rs. 1,499, up from the existing Rs. 999. The changes will also come into effect for the monthly and quarterly Amazon Prime membership plans in the
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has revised its low-cost Rs. 56, Rs. 57, and Rs. 58 prepaid recharge plans by cutting their prices to make them more affordable. While the Rs. 56 BSNL prepaid recharge plan offered 5,600 seconds of talk time for eight days, the Rs. 57 plan came with 10GB of data allocation
Money Heist season 5 — it premiered September 3 on Netflix — has delivered the hit Spanish series’ best run yet, Netflix announced in its quarterly letter to shareholders on Tuesday. Netflix revealed that La Casa de Papel Part 5, as the show is known to Spanish-language viewers, was watched by 69 million Netflix households
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were unveiled at Google’s Pixel Fall Launch event on Tuesday, October 19. Both new Google Pixel phones come with the company’s proprietary system-on-chip (SoC) called Tensor that is designed to offer better artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) performance results over previous-generation Pixel phones. The Pixel 6 and
Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro are launching today at 10:30pm IST. As per a report, Google has ordered more than 7 million units of the Pixel 6 series — twice from its entire shipments last year — from its suppliers. Additionally, Google is also reportedly working on developing a new Pixelbook laptop.
Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Tuesday it has developed a processor that will be used to power servers in its data centres. The development marks the latest foray into semiconductors for the company, mirroring moves from other global cloud computing players while also dovetailing with Chinese government’s priorities to boost the nation’s chip sector.