Google adds SoundStage developer Logan Olson to its VR team

Slowly but surely, Google is transforming itself into a formidable VR player. This week, the Daydream maker hired Logan Olson, best known as the developer of SoundStage, a well-received HTC Vive title built around a VR music studio sandbox. First spotted by The Verge, Google confirmed the hire with TechCrunch, stating, “We’re excited to welcome Logan […]

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YouTube Rewind 2016: Google Lists Top India and Global Trending Videos

YouTube on Thursday released its year-ender list, YouTube Rewind 2016, detailing the top trending videos, top music videos, top movie trailers, top independent creators, as well as the top viewed ads for India. In a separate list for the globe, YouTube on Wednesday detailed the top trending videos and top music videos. Starting with India, […]

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Apple Apologises For iCloud Calendar Spam, Says It’s Working to Address the Issue

After many iCloud account holders started reporting of an influx of spam calendar invitations, Apple has now acknowledged the issue and responded to the same. The Cupertino giant has apologised for the spam invites, and has said that it is working to address the issue by blocking suspicious senders and spam. Apple responded to iMore […]

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Rs. 500, 1000 Ban: Amazon Resumes Cash on Delivery Service for Online Shoppers

E-commerce giant Amazon Friday said it has resumed cash on delivery (CoD) service for customers, two days after it had halted the option following the government’s move to demonetise Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes. Apart from cash, Amazon India will allow customers to pay using credit and debit cards at the time of delivery […]

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Google Parent Alphabet Profit Surges on Mobile, Video Ads

Google parent Alphabet Inc bested analysts’ estimates for third-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as the search company showed it has honed its core business for the mobile era and is closing in on the next wave of computing. Propelled by strong advertising on mobile devices and video site YouTube, Alphabet’s net income climbed 27 […]

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Amazon Triples Profits on Cloud Services, Video

Online giant Amazon said Thursday its profits more than tripled in the third quarter, but shares fell as the rise was weaker than expected. Amazon extended its string of positive results after years of investments that produced little or no profit, helped by its cloud computing, streaming video and new products and services. Profit surged […]

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Google Working on Prisma-Like ‘Style Transfer’ Technology That Lets You Blend Styles in Real-Time

Image filter app Prisma drew attention from around the world when it launched in July this year. The app’s popularity gave way to a sea of clone apps that tried to emulate the original app’s success. Recently, even big names like Facebook have joined the list of companies that are trying to implement style transfer […]

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Amazon Targets Chinese Demand for Overseas Shopping With Prime Launch

Amazon.com Inc has launched a tailored version of its Prime service in China to tap consumer demand for overseas goods, putting the US online retail firm in closer competition with local rivals Alibaba Group and JD.com. Chinese shoppers have been driving a boom in “cross border” shopping with high demand for products, from infant formula […]

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