Paytm Now Lets You Book Train Tickets Without Any Additional Charges

Paytm has upgraded its online train ticket booking experience by waiving off all transaction charges as well as the payment gateway and service charges on train ticket bookings through its platform. With the latest development, Paytm users can book their train tickets without paying any additional charges. The platform owned by Noida-based One97 Communications alsoRead More

Apple Elevates AI Chief John Giannandrea to Senior Vice President of ML, AI Strategy

Apple has elevated John Giannandrea to the company’s executive team as Senior Vice President of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy. Giannandrea, who joined Apple from Google in April, oversees the strategy for AI and ML across products and services, as well as the development of Core ML and Siri technologies. His team’s focus on advancing andRead More

Swiggy Raises $1 Billion in Naspers-Led Funding Round, Now Said to Be Valued at Over $3 Billion

Online food delivery service provider Swiggy said it has raised $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,000 crores) in its latest funding round, led by South African Internet giant Naspers. Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings, Hillhouse Capital and Wellington Management Company took part in the funding round, together with Swiggy’s existing investors, DST Global, Meituan Dianping and CoatueRead More

Google Assistant Brings Pretty Please Feature, Gets Ability to Create Notes, To-Do Lists

Google Assistant is now receiving the Pretty Please feature that was announced back at I/O 2018. The feature is designed to provide positive reinforcement to users, especially kids, to use polite behaviour while communicating with machines. It enables the voice assistant to reward the usage of “please” and “thank you” with delightful responses. Separately, theRead More

BlackBerry to Buy Cyber-Security Firm Cylance for $1.4 Billion

BlackBerry raised its bets on artificial intelligence and cyber-security on Friday with the $1.4 billion (roughly Rs. 10,063 crores) purchase of California-based machine-learning specialists Cylance. The Canadian technology company, which dominated the smartphone market a decade ago, has shifted to selling software to manage mobile devices, as well as emerging areas like autonomous cars. PrivatelyRead More