A few of its technology initiatives are already led out of India, especially around digital transformation; bank planning local CoE too. Accounting is one such area where Panicker expects its Indian operations to start doing more end-to-end work. The company relies on a mix of campus and lateral hires, focusing on training existing employees on new skills.
The world will see in the first half of year 2020, an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos, said Facebook. The option will be available to users in Ireland. Data transfers will be encrypted with a password prompt before any transaction.
Apps that are giving a voice to autistic kids
Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when he was three years old, Sivaa Menon could only say a few basic words like ‘toilet’ by the time he turned 10. This frustrated him so much that he started having meltdowns. Traditional therapies didn’t work. But six months ago, his mother Preetha found Avaz, an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app, which has now given the 11-year-old a voice. He has now learnt to say 10 words.Such apps support or replace natural speech in children with autism, and other developmental disorders, with the use of images, icons and symbols, stored category-wise in folders, as visual cues. These are early intervention apps and their content can be customised to individual needs.
Meet Cocoon, your family's private Facebook!
On November 25, a new social network, Cocoon, made its appearance on Apple’s iOS app store just when the world needed it the most to stay closer and 'in touch'. Cocoon’s co-founders Sachin Monga and Alex Cornell had raised $3 million for their Y Combinator-backed startup which led to the new social media buzz. For years, Sachin Monga said, he has been thinking about how to escape Facebook’s dilemma, putting your mom and best friend in the same social network as your most distant acquaintance.Cocoon is a social network for your family. It had been under development with select families and is now open to everyone starting today on Apple iOS, Quartz reports. Just as the name suggests it will be your own private world of your family, a cocoon.
The $11 billion company has increased its headcount to 60 from 20 people a year ago and would continue to invest in its local operations, Matt Horner, SVP, Global Enterprise Sales, WWT said. The new centre will provide application development and testing services to other companies.
Forget Pegasus, camera on your Android phone can spy on you
WhatsApp snooping via Israeli spyware Pegasus has shown smartphones have become new-age surveillance tools and now, security researchers have identified that selfie camera in your smartphone can easily spy on you.According to Erez Yalon and Pedro Umbelino, security researchers at cyber security firm Checkmarx, they have found vulnerabilities impact the camera apps of smartphone vendors like Google Pixel and some Samsung devices in the Android ecosystem, presenting significant implications to hundreds-of-millions of smartphone users.
These solutions—created by leveraging next generation technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality and industrial internet of things—will have the potential to decrease operating and maintenance costs by a fifth, Tech Mahindra told reporters on Thursday.