Amazon wins loyal Walmart shoppers as Americans stampede online !!

Walmart Inc. shoppers are a pretty loyal bunch. But when virus-spooked Americans began avoiding stores earlier this year and shifting spending online, far more Walmart customers went to Amazon.com Inc. than Walmart.com. So even though Walmart, too, has thrived as an essential service amid the pandemic, Amazon is benefiting more. In the first week of February, for every dollar a shoppers spent with the two rivals, 66% went to Walmart and 34% to Amazon, according to Facteus, which tracks credit and debit-card spending for millions of shoppers. In the first…

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Google beats lyrics scraping lawsuit by Genius !!

Google has beaten a lawsuit by Genius Media Group over the claims that it was the allegedly scraping song lyrics from the site. A federal judge in the Eastern District of New York dismissed the lawsuit stating that while the claims of scraping were credible, it did not constitute a copyright violation as the lyrics company wasn’t the original copyright holder of the lyrics. To give you some context, Genius filed a lawsuit against Google in December 2019 alleging that the company was lifting lyrics off its platform. This means…

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Google turns Android phones into earthquake sensors !!

Alphabet Inc’s Google’s Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of a tremor nearby, with an alerting feature first rolling out in California. Japan, Mexico and California already use land-based sensors to generate warnings, aiming to cut injuries and property damage by giving people further away from the epicenter of an earthquake seconds to protect themselves before the shaking starts. Seismology experts consulted by Google said turning smartphones into mini-seismographs marked a major advancement, despite the…

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Microsoft delaMicrosoft delays Halo Infinite, the biggest game for Xbox launch !!

Microsoft’s Xbox team delayed “Halo Infinite”, the biggest video that is game planned for the November launch of its new console, partly due to the challenges of working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak. The change was made “to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision,” according to a statement posted on the Halo Twitter account. Halo is a multibillion-dollar franchise that began with the first Xbox almost two decades ago. The delay may hurt sales of the new Xbox Series…

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Paytm launches ‘India’s first’ Android PoS device for easy, contactless payments !!

Paytm has launched its first pocket Android PoS device for contactless ordering and making payments, for SMEs. This comes at an introductory price of ₹499 per month on a rental basis and is designed like a phone. “Styled like a mobile phone for accepting orders and payments on the go, this is the first such Android-based device to be introduced in India and is much more powerful than the portable Linux based POS devices presently available in the country,” claims Paytm. The firm says its PoS machine comes bundled with…

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New patent may have revealed Apple Watch Series 6’s key improvement !!

Although a good number of leaks and rumours have been given us an idea of what to expect from the upcoming iPhone 12 models, very little is known about the next-gen Apple Watch, tipped as Apple Watch 6.  Now, one of the patents unearthed by Patently Apple website, strongly hints at a feature of that may arrive in Apple Watch Series 6. It’s not a completely a new feature but is an improved version of the one that was revealed in Apple Watches back in 2018 – Fall Detection. In…

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Google reintroduces Google Maps for the Apple Watch after pulling it out 3 years ago !!

Google has made two more new announcements about the Google Maps for anApple platforms, according to an Ars Technical report. For starters, Google Maps will now work with the dashboard view on Apple’s CarPlay screens and second, the company is also relaunching the Google Maps app on the Apple Watch. The CarPlay dashboard support mode was introduced in iOS 13 last year and could only support Apple Maps. Other developers were allowed to take advantage of this in Marcha when iOS 13.4 was rolled out. Now, the inclusion of Google Maps…

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BSNL to enhance data speed in Andaman Nicobar by 10 times from Monday !!

State-run BSNL will start offering up to 10 times faster broadband speed at 100 mbps and up to 20 times more data download limit for its customers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Monday, the company said on Sunday. The announcement from BSNL comes a day before the launch of 2,312 kilometre long Chennai-Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) submarine optical fibre cable project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Despite many challenges of  the project is completed in a scheduled timeline and without any cost overrun. Being a first of its kind…

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WhatsApp’s multiple device support is going to sync your chat history across platforms !!

WhatsApp is working on the feature that it allows you to use the same account across different devices at the same time. The messaging platform has worked on a single device all this time and reports have it that this new feature is being worked on in parts. As and when the feature rolls out, users should be able to use WhatsApp across four different devices at the same time. WhatsApp is working to create an interface on the Android app and on WhatsApp for iOS. When a user wants to use WhatsApp on…

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Amazon inks cloud deal with Airtel in India !!

Amazon  has found a new partner to expand the reach of its cloud services business — AWS  — in India, the world’s second largest internet market. On Wednesday, the e-commerce giant announced it has partnered with Bharti Airtel,  the third-largest telecom operator in India with more than 300 million subscribers, to sell a wide-range of AWS offerings under Airtel Cloud brand to small, medium, and large-sized businesses in the country. The deal could help AWS, which leads the cloud market in India, further expand its dominance in the country. The move follows for a…

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