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Microsoft to officially kill Windows phones
According to Microsoft, its virtual assistant Cortana is no longer in direct competition with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.

Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations: Report
According to a report in The New York Times citing sources late Friday, the FTC "is in the advanced stages of its investigation into whether Facebook violated privacy rules and is expected to seek large fines from the company".

Focus on data safety to push realty demand
India is likely to bring in a data protection policy this year which is expected to push the demand for commercial real estate to house large data centres which are necessary to store Indiaspecific data locally.

Mukesh Ambani urges PM to take steps against data colonisation
Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Ambani said India now needs a new movement against data colonisation.

Facebook’s culture of secrecy behind our ‘sharing’ paranoia
The original sin of our tech hegemons is that in order to work, the rest of the world can’t know how they work.

Larsen & Toubro Infotech acquires Ruletronics for $7.48 million
The enterprise value payable for the acquisition of 100 per cent share capital of Ruletronics is USD 7.48 million, including up-front consideration and earn-outs, LTI said in a BSE filing.

Facebook creates new organisational structure for India
A Facebook spokesperson said that the move will help its Indian arm bring in more local accountability.

Your income tax return will soon be processed in one day; Infosys to develop integrated e-filing system
Infy will develop a new income tax filing system for Rs 4,241.97 cr, cutting down processing time for returns.

Apax pumps in $200 mn in AI company Fractal Analytics
The company will use the investment by the Apax Funds to accelerate growth, both organically and through M&A, and to invest further in AI products and research.

Microsoft to set up 10 AI labs, train 5 lakh youth in India
Microsoft AI today is fuelling digital transformation for over 700 customers and 60 per cent customers are large manufacturing and financial services enterprises.

India leading digital transformation race: Microsoft's Anant Maheshwari
"Nearly 85 per cent of enterprises globally will use AI in some form or the other by 2020. Indian firms are now fast catching up," Anant Maheshwari told.

Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes
As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake news and other propaganda.

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets
Ren said neither he nor the company have ever received a government request for "improper information" about anyone.

Sky-high salaries for blockchain pros
Blockchain skills will get you double, or even triple, the salary of a software engineer.

Infosys looks for love in Tokyo, taps JV for manufacturing companies
Infosys is planning to create a bigger footprint in Japan, a country that has been averse to outsourcing.