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Surveillance Reforms Could Pass US Senate on Tuesday, With Changes

With key post-9/11 surveillance authorities lapsed, the US Senate votes Tuesday on reforms that would end the government’s most controversial spy program, but altering the legislation would put its fate in jeopardy.The USA Freedom Act passed the House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support in May. The Senate voted overwhelmingly Sunday to begin debate on the bill, hoping to prevent ... Read More »

XCOM 2 Announced for PC, Linux, and Mac Only

Three years since the stellar XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Review), comes XCOM 2. Helmed by acclaimed developer Firaxis Games (responsible for the Civilization series as well as XCOM), it takes place 20 years after the first game. Aliens rule the world and humanity must strike back and reclaim control.While its predecessor found its way to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, ... Read More »

Android Lollipop Now Running on 12.4 Percent of Active Devices

The market share of Google’s latest version of Android, Lollipop, has been slowly but steadily increasing since its launch last year. As per the latest numbers from Google, Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 5.1 Lollipop now cumulatively account for 12.4 percent of active Android devices.Google publishes its Android distribution numbers every month, based on data gathered from the Google Play ... Read More »

Nazara Technologies Hires Former Reliance Games CEO Manish Agarwal

Nazara Technologies, one of India’s oldest mobile game companies has announced that erstwhile Reliance Games CEO Manish Agarwal will be joining the company as CEO. Nazara’s current CEO and founder, Nitish Mittersain will continue on as MD. Last week we reported that Agarwal was parting ways with Reliance with Amit Khanduja taking his place. At the time industry sources indicated ... Read More »

Uber, Ola Cabs Directed to Submit Details of Drivers, Vehicles to Ply in Delhi

Giving a last chance to app-based taxi operators Uber and Ola Cabs, Delhi Government on Thursday directed them to submit full details of their drivers and vehicles within seven days if they want to “regularise” their services in the national capital.According to a senior government official, applications of Uber and Ola Cabs to get licences are currently pending before the ... Read More »

Google Announces A/B Testing for Play Store Listings; Improved Developer Pages

Amongst the many announcements made at its 2015 I/O Conference, Google has taken the wraps off a handful of improvements designed to help developers attract more traffic to their app listings and convert more visits into downloads. The two biggest features are A/B testing for listings and an improved developer page experience.Google will now allow ‘Experiments’ from the developer console, ... Read More »

Facebook’s Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey Hit With Lawsuit

The founder of virtual reality glasses maker Oculus VR Inc, acquired by Facebook Inc for $2 billion, has been accused of taking confidential information he learned while working with another company and passing it off as his own, according to a lawsuit filed this week. The plaintiff, Hawaii-based company Total Recall Technologies, said it hired Oculus founder Palmer Luckey in ... Read More »

CCI Orders Probe Against Sweden’s Ericsson

Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India on Friday ordered a detailed probe against Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, after it ‘prima facie’ found the company in violation of the competition norms. The order follows complaints that the practices adopted by Ericsson with regard to royalty rates were discriminatory as well as contrary to FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms, CCI ... Read More »