‘Hawa Badlo’ App Will Let Delhi Residents Report Likely Pollutants

The Indian capital, labouring under the label of being the world’s most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air. A smartphone application that allows citizens to report the presence of construction dust or the burning of leaves and garbage in public parks to authorities was launched Friday. The “Hawa Badlo,” or “Change the Air,” app ... Read More »

Swiggy Ropes in Myntra Co-Founder Mukesh Bansal as Strategic Advisor

Food delivery platform Swiggy has appointed Myntra co-founder and former CEO Mukesh Bansal on its advisory board. “Backed by two decades of experience in the startup ecosystem, including a decade in the Silicon Valley, Mukesh Bansal brings immense expertise in establishing strong leadership teams and scaling up an organisation through rapid growth,” Swiggy said in a statement. His strong customer ... Read More »

You Can Now Use Siri to Make Skype Calls on iOS 10

If you are an iOS 10 user, the Skype v6.25 update will let you use its features more seamlessly on your iPhone or iPad. Skype on Wednesday announced a significant update to its app that brings new calling features and Siri integration. The update is now available and you can head to the App Store to get it. Users can ... Read More »

Facebook Ordered to Delete WhatsApp User Data by German Regulator

German regulator said Facebook was infringing data protection law Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion two years ago Facebook said that it complied with EU data protection law A German privacy regulator ordered Facebook on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded ... Read More »

Hangouts 13.0 for Android Released With Chrome Custom Tabs Support

Support for Chrome Custom Tabs added with the update Hangouts updated to version 13.0 You will get the ‘Browse in Hangouts’ option in settings Google wants you to know that even though it has released text-messaging app Allo and video-calling app Duo, it has not forgotten Hangouts. This is why the search giant has released version 13.0 update for Hangouts, ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Event: Pokemon Go for Apple Watch Announced

Pokemon Go will be coming to the Apple Watch by the end of the year It will allow players to explore without being stuck to their screens It utilises voice and vibration to keep players informed If Mario coming to iOS devices as Super Mario Run wasn’t enough, Niantic took to the stage to announce Pokemon Go for the Apple ... Read More »

Ola Lays Off 250 Employees; Cites Non-Performance, Other Issues

Ola shut down TaxiForSure operations last month It acquired TaxiForSure for $200 million last year Around 250 employees have been sacked Within weeks of firing about 700 employees of its TaxiForSure operations, cab aggregator Ola has now sacked close to 250 people from its own workforce citing non-performance and other issues. The move comes as the Bengaluru-based firm is locked ... Read More »