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Mozilla to End Development on Firefox OS for Smartphones

The Firefox smartphone operating system is being shut down, three years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Apple and Google, developers said Thursday. The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to a statement from Mozilla developer George Roter. “Through the work ... Read More »

Trojan T9000 Bypasses Antivirus Suites to Spy on Skype Calls, Chats: Report

A newly discovered sophisticated backdoor trojan named T9000 is said to be targeting Skype users. The trojan steals information of a user by recording the conversation and capturing encrypted data. Furthermore, security researchers are warning that T9000 is also able to take screenshots of different applications on the victim’s computer. T9000 is designed to collect information from the victim’s system ... Read More »

Zo Rooms Website, App Down – Shutdown or Merger on the Cards?

Both the website and app of Tiger Global backed branded budget room chain Zo Rooms has been down for over 24 hours, in what could be interpreted as signs of a consolidation in the sector. Update: The Zo Rooms website and app are operational again. Paavan Nanda, Co-Founder of Zo Rooms declined to comment on rumours of an acquisition. Gadgets ... Read More »

Foxconn CEO to Meet With Sharp Executives on Friday

Foxconn Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou is in Osaka to meet executives of Japan’s Sharp Corp, a Sharp spokesman said, one day after the struggling electronics maker said it was focusing on the Taiwan firm’s takeover bid over a rival offer from a Japanese state-backed fund. Shares in Osaka-based Sharp soared 10 percent in early morning trade, bringing two-day gains ... Read More »

Bad Loan Clean-Up Takes Toll on State Banks’ Earnings

Mumbai: Four state-run banks reported a spike in bad loans and provisions for sour debt on Tuesday after a clean-up exercise ordered by their regulator, sending three of them to net losses for the fiscal third quarter. Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s fourth-biggest state-run lender by assets, posted a 93 per cent fall in December-quarter profit, and said it expected ... Read More »

Instagram Gets Multiple Account Support on Android and iOS

Back in November last year, we heard Instagram was testing multiple account support on its Android app. The Facebook-owned company has finally launched support for multiple accounts, and it is now available for both Android and iOS users. To enable the feature, users will need to visit the app settings, scroll down, and select ‘Add account’. They will then be ... Read More »

You Can Now Stream Movies, TV Shows on The Pirate Bay

You can now stream movies and TV shows directly on a torrent website and right onto your Web browser. The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular torrent websites, has adopted Torrents Time’s technology to allow its visitors to stream the files inside a torrent with just one click. For those unfamiliar, Torrents Time is a light plugin or extension ... Read More »

LinkedIn Reports Strong Results on Hiring Software; Posts Weak Forecast

LinkedIn shares plunged as much as 28 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter but provided a weak forecast for 2016. The professional networking service’s adjusted earnings and revenue beat Wall Street’s estimates for the last three months of 2015, thanks to strong demand for its hiring and recruiting software. But it ... Read More »

Prasar Bharti Pushes for TV Content on Mobiles

Prasar Bharati and the Information and Broadcasting ministry Thursday appeared to have a different approach on creation of a suitable technology “ecosystem” that can bring the TV content of the public broadcaster directly on mobile phones. Participating at an event, Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar lamented that despite the public broadcasters’ efforts for over two years, the necessary conditions could ... Read More »