HP CEO Declined Rumors While Uber Stick on its Plans

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is in rumors that she will be overtaking the role of the new CEO of Uber. While denying the same, she claimed to the media in an interview that she is completely committed to her present company.

Via a series of tweets, Whitman explained that she has a lot of plans to work on and execute at HPE. She also admitted that the reason she decided to end the above rumors was due to the fact that they caused distraction to her.

HP CEO Declined Rumors While Uber Stick on its Plans

Directors of Uber pledged to hunt a new Chief Executive within the coming 6 Weeks, and Whitman’s name did come into view on the short list of contenders. Other candidates for CEO comprise Jeffrey Immelt, who is allegedly stepping down from the position of the General Electric’s CEO. This data was given by two of the sources having deep knowledge of this matter.

Talking about the plans of Uber, Amazon and Uber will be the new global players to accept the Unified Payment Interface (UPI). In addition to this, the worldwide cab-hailing firm is anticipated to become active this month via incorporation with the BHIM app, as per the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). NPCI is also ready to roll out UPI partnerships with multiple banks for international players such as WhatsApp and Google soon.

Uber will roll out UPI in a couple of weeks where it will provide UPI via BHIM, claims AP Hota, CEO of NPCI. “Since almost more than half of cab drivers still get paid by users in cash, UPI payments will assist drivers of Uber make their payments using UPI to Uber,” Hota claimed to the media in a conference meeting held in Bengaluru. Uber’s chief competitor in the Indian industry, Ola had incorporated UPI this year in April.

Additionlly, earlier this month, Yandex and Uber have decided to merge their ride-sharing ventures in Russia and five neighboring nations. Yandex is also referred as the Google of Russia. The company will be the leading partner in this merger. The deal symbols one more pullback from immediate international expansion of Uber, coming a year post its way out from China.

Harman Declares Selection of New Nationwide Distributors

Harman has selected Auto Sonics and BrightStar as latest nationwide distributors for its product series all over the nation. The pair will deal out the car audio and consumer products of the company in the country.

Harman Declares Selection of New Nationwide Distributors

The Samsung-possessed company also declared that BrightStar might be the exclusive distributor of the company in India for Harman Kardon, AKG, and JBL brands. BrightStar will work together with offline and online retailers and distributors all over the country to provide the newest portfolio of Multimedia and Home audio. Autosonics will distribute and market the aftermarket branded car audio goods under the JBL Selenium, JBL, and Infinity brands.

Harman also declared the selection of Sumit Chauhan as the lead of its lifestyle audio commerce in the nation. A business veteran with more than 2 Decades of relationships and experience in both B2B and B2C businesses, Chauhan was previously managing automotive services business of Harman all over the world.

“India is a planned growth market for the company and with the latest statements, we are increasing up on our commitment 2x to expand and grow our trade all over the country via sturdy distribution associates. This is possible with the selection of Sumit Chauhan as business head,” claimed country manager of Harman India, Pradeep Chaudhry, to the media in an interview.

He further added to his statement, “Users in India need the newest technology in Wireless/Bluetooth audio and Harman is an international player in this segment with the best sound experience and design. We are eager to extend our contact in India with our latest associates so that more users can take pleasure in the extraordinary sound that exceptional audio brands provide.”

Lately, Harman Kardon declared a speaker powered by Microsoft Cortana, the personal assistant of the tech major Microsoft. The speaker is dubbed as Invoke. The new Harman Kardon Invoke coupled with Cortana unswervingly targets at the likes of Google Home, which arrives with Google Assistant, and Amazon Echo, which is fueled by Alexa.

In 2016, Samsung purchased Harman International Industries for almost $112.00 for each share in cash or a whole equity worth of almost $8 Billion.

Download The New Beta Version Of iOS 11

Apple rolled out the beta 4 for iOS 11 for developers last week. The new beta version of operating system arrives with minor modifications in apps. There are no major modifications since the beta 4 for iOS 11 is all about minute tweaks. Here is the way as to how can you download it.

Download The New Beta Version Of iOS 11

Take a backup of your iPhone or iPad

You need to do this to ensure that your data is not lost if something goes wrong.

Enroll for the beta version

Prior to downloading the beta version, it is compulsory to have an account of developer with Apple. Visit developer.apple.com on your iPad or iPhone. Tap on the Download New Betas option. Sign in with your password and username for the developer’s account. Go to the iOS 11 beta category and click download. Click Install. You may require to put in your Passcode. Restart your iPhone to apply the changes.

How to install

In the Setting, check for software updates. Once the update appears, tap download and install. Give in your password if needed. And lastly click on “agree terms and conditions” and also click “confirm.”

Speaking more of the new OS, the animation for mute icon on iPad Control Centre has been altered, animation of icon for Low Power Mode has been modified, and gesture for pull-to-refresh has been rolled out in App Store Updates tab. Additionally, notifications tabs has swipe gestures to unlock them, clear them, or view them. The auto closing of App Switcher is added when the apps are closed and it will not start when the apps stay closed. Furthermore, the sync settings of iCloud Message are now placed below “iCloud Preferences.”

In addition to this, the version of operating system comprises a latest splash screen for Notes application. The app’s icon has been remade as well. A fresh splash screen for the Photos application is also present along with fresh Contacts application icon, remade Reminders application icon, fresh Timer icon present in the control centre, altered Safari logo, and screen recording feature present with fresh animation. Moreover, instead of “Broadcasting,” the feature now reads as “Start Recording.”

 

Central and JD.Com in Talks for $500 Million E-Commerce Partnership

JD.com Inc. of China is in higher discussions with Central Group of Thailand to roll out an e-commerce partnership in Thailand with a projected total spending of $500 Million, sources having deep knowledge of the matter claimed to the media in an interview.

The business will assist 2nd largest e-commerce retailer of China expand its abroad business further than Indonesia. It will also help drive its existence in Southeast Asia where competitors such as Amazon and Alibaba Group Holding are stepping up competition with fresh services, such as a fast delivery facility in Singapore.

Central and JD.Com in Talks for $500 Million E-Commerce Partnership

Indonesia presently contributes for almost all of the speeding of JD.com outside China, conspiring Traveloka, a travel start-up and e-commerce platform.

JD.com aims to make an entry in the Thai market later in 2017 and utilize Thailand as a center to serve other nations in the region such as Malaysia and Vietnam, Chief Executive of JD.com, Richard Liu, told to the media in an interview in June.

The partnership with Central Group, possessed by Chirathivat, the billionaire and 3rd richest family in Thailand, will aim on finance and e-commerce sectors, one of the sources confirmed. The agreement is yet to finalize since the firms are not able to make a decision on terms of ownership, two of the sources claimed to the media.

JD.com refused to comment on the partnership and Central Group did not answered to requests for comment. The sources refused to be recognized as the discussions are private.

The partnership will be one more effort by Central Group to enter the fast developing e-commerce market of the country, after it acquired the Thai arm of Zalora, the online fashion retailer, in 2016.

E-commerce market of Thailand, esteemed at $900 Million, is anticipated to develop by 29% over the coming 10 Years, as per a report from Temasek and Google posted in 2016. Main players comprise CP Group unit Ascend of Thailand, Alibaba-supported Lazada, and 11 Street of South Korea.

The same report expected that the e-commerce market in Southeast Asia, which is almost $600 Million worth, will grow 16 x to $88 Billion by end of 2025.

Canon Eos M100 Launched

Canon has rolled out an update to its mirrorless EOS M10 exchangeable lens camera with the roll out of the new EOS M100. The latest camera maintains the same factor of compact form but receives a boost in terms of a better autofocus, higher resolution sensor, and slightly enhanced video abilities. The camera will be obtainable in White or Black from October with a price tag of $599.99 (almost Rs. 40,700), with the f/3.5-6.3 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM lens. Users will also be allowed to take it up with the EF-M f/4.5-6.3 55-200mm IS STM lens and EF-M f/3.5-6.3 15-45mm IS STM lens with a price tag of $949.99 (almost Rs. 64,600).

Canon Eos M100 Launched

The EOS M100 sports a 24.2 MP CMOS APS-C sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor of Canon. The quicker processor assists take 4fps burst pics and up to 6.1fps with a permanent focus. Video recording also gets a minor improvement with the camera now being capable to take picture at a superior frame rate than earlier (60fps, 1080p). Other characteristics comprise in-camera RAW conversion, ISO range of 100–25,600, 180-degree 3-inch touchscreen, self-portrait mode, and several creative filters. For autofocus, the M100 receives Dual Pixel autofocus of Canon for quicker shifting of focus when recording video. There is also in-built Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC for linking the camera to your handset.

“We are living in a world where more pictures are being shared and shot than any other era in history. In a gradually more visual world, high-quality images are the ones that truthfully highlights in the crowd,” claimed COO and president of Canon U.S.A., Yuichi Ishizuka, to the media in an interview. “The latest Canon EOS M100 can be the perfect camera for those keen to intensify their pictures and share their imaginative vision devoid of sacrificing quality of image or ‘on the go’ performance.”

The company also launched Canon EOS M6 last month that offers 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor as well as dual-pixel CMOS AF system. It sports a burst shooting with a rate of 7fps. The camera also provides Full HD video recording at the rate of 60fps along with 5-axis image stabilization.

 

Big Data to Deal with Issue of Jobs and Growth

Nandan Nilekani, former chairman of UIDAI and co-founder of Infosys, this week pledged by big data. He did this by claiming that he will address problems of jobs and economic growth. In addition to this, he will help small companies to take benefit of loans that have dodged them so far.

“The fact that we are speaking of utilizing big data is not merely some technological hogwash, it is in fact generating a cycle of growth and investment for small businesses of India. These businesses will result to jobs and economic growth,” he claimed to the media in an interview at an event organized by CII.

Big Data to Deal with Issue of Jobs and Growth

Big data refers to big composite number sets that are not effortlessly dealing with customary application processing software. It encounters disputes such as storage, capturing data, and data analysis. Nilekani was requested to charge the state of the Indian economy, particularly in terms of entire economic growth and jobs. This was due to the fact that the nation is near to rejoicing its 70th Independence Day.

“With firm turning out to be data rich owing to accessibility of digital footprints via GST, some 8 Million small companies in GST will start receiving loans. When they began receiving loans, they will develop and when they develop, it will generate jobs,” he further added. Small companies were not receiving loans owing to shortage of business information on performance, Nilekani further clarified.

He further claimed that the Reserve Bank of India is doing its best to deal with the problem below the guidance of Urjit Patel, the Governor of RBI. To another question, Nilekani claimed that it is a need to put in place privacy communications to shelter big data since more individuals are utilizing it via mobile phones.

On the problem of having a watchdog for data security, Nilekani claimed that India is waiting for the statement of the Data Protection Committee led by B N Srikrishna, the former Supreme Court judge. Srikrishna is looking into problems of privacy, data security, and sovereignty. He, on the other hand, is not certain what kind of regulator the country would have.

Unapproved Constructions Can Now Be Regularized Via The New Portal

Regularization of the unapproved buildings and plots is of utmost importance when it comes to the construction sector. Thus, it is very important for the owners to seek the regularization of the plots within a certain period of time. The regularization of the unapproved plots and buildings has to be done by the owners separately and as soon as possible.

Unapproved Constructions Can Now Be Regularized Via The New Portal

In order to help the owners apply for the regularization process easily, the government had started a portal in May and similarly, a new website for the registration of the unapproved structures will be unveiled shortly this year. The regularization seeking owners will soon be able to access the website. The filing of the applications for the unauthorized structures has also been simplified. The government has taken the issue seriously after noticing the unapproved plots or buildings under the Section 113-C of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act on June 22, 2017. The government plans to bring relief by not permitting the illegal properties to be built. As per the policy, the unauthorized constructions built before July 1, 2017, have to mandatorily apply for the regularization within the six months of notification.

According to S Ramaprabhu, secretary of the Builders Association of India, Southern Centre, Chennai, the regularization issue had come up at a meeting held by the officials from the Greater Chennai Corporation and Chennai Metropolitan development Authority. At the meeting, certain norms were strictly put forward, for instance, in case of the unapproved properties, the regularization application will cover only the property and not the building constructed on it. For the authorization of the building, a separate application has to be filed. This is like a double blow on the face of the owners intended to pay hefty penalties for the regularization of the building.

Hence, the owners are now pleading to the government to reduce the penalty charges for regularization of the unapproved constructions. The new portal is surely a boon for the owners who no longer have to struggle standing in the queue for the village accountant’s approval. The portal will bring about a huge transformation in the construction business in the coming years.

Here Comes the First Electric Light Duty Truck Named Fuso Ecanter

Recently in some of the automobile article, it was published that electric technology in automobile won’t alone clean out the emission issue. It is right, but transforming technologies is definitely in our hand. Commercial vehicles are majorly used as goods carrier and for commuting passengers in bulk quantity. Almost every commercial is powered by diesel engines, which are major contributor of hazardous emission. So what if we transform this big part of commercial vehicles into an electric transmission, with no change in power and efficiency?

Here Comes the First Electric Light Duty Truck Named Fuso Ecanter

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation is following the same technique and initiated the manufacturing of first fully-electric light duty truck, the Fuso eCanter, in the world. The announcement was an event organized at the manufacturing plant located at Tramagal, Portugal. This will be the place where all the eCanters for the U.S. and European markets will be created along with the Fuso eCanter truck. Fuso is the brand operated by Daimler Trucks Asia.

The Fuso eCanter will be produced simultaneously along with the conventional canter light duty truck at Tramagal plant. The vehicle will be equipped with an only electric powertrain, which will be installed in boxes on the assembly line. The customers within the U.S. and Europe will receive their vehicles in next month.

Head of Daimler Trucks Asia and President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck, Marc Llistosella, said, “Starting the assembly of the eCanter, we became the first worldwide manufacturer to make a fully electric truck in progression. From this point, we can attend the rising demand for emission free vehicles especially for trucks in developed cities. For this electric truck we have already received orders and we will organize the worldwide introduction of this truck in New York, which the most iconic mega-city.”
Japan based Seven-Eleven Co. Ltd. will be the first commercial purchaser of MFTBC and will be using a fleet of 25 vehicles of new eCanter in this year, declared MFTBC.

Taking the glimpse of the eCanter, the vehicle will have a range of 100 Km and can commute the load of 2–3 Tons, depending on the usage and body. The vehicle is powered by 6-high voltage lithium ion battery packs with 13.8 kWh and 420 V each.

This evolution in the electric drivetrain will drastically effect on the climate change in coming years.

Hackers Held In China for Spreading Malware Overseas

Chinese cops have held 9 individuals in custody from a tech company. This firm supposedly designed a malware program that has infected over 250 Million devices outside the country within a year.

Hackers Held In China for Spreading Malware Overseas

This is the first incident in Beijing comprising the robbery of information out of the country user. This data was provided by a cop to the media in an interview. China previously has deprived of accusation from the EU and the U.S. that Chinese attackers attacked overseas tech firms to steal information.

The malware, named as “fireball”, designed by a tech company based in Beijing, infected over 250 Million devices outside the country within a year. This created 80 Million Yuan ($11.85 Million) for the firm, claimed the local media reports. Beijing on the other hand claims that it too was a sufferer of cyber attacks and regularly declines such accusations by referring it as baseless. It says that it strongly cracks down and opposes to all kinds of hackers.

“The 9 individuals in custody are the important employees and members of the firm. They have IT backgrounds and are all very young. They are also aware of something related to counter-detection,” said cops to the media in Haidian district of the city in an interview. “Just saying, the malware is triggered by the links they are concealed in, unidentified to the user, to elevate ad views and hence, ad fees,” the cops claimed to the media based on the confessions of the suspects.

“The malware might take the consumer to particular websites against their permission, which may gather their personal data. As an element of the International Cyber Community, China is pledged to cracking down of such offenses,” said Xie Jiangyong. Jiangyong is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Law and Internet Governance of Posts and Telecommunications of Beijing University. “Fireball” was made aware to the cops on June 3, 2017 by “Haidian Netizen” who discovered an online study on “fireball” by a famous out of the country security lab. By invigorating the infection procedure, the cops got hold of the proof and found the company.

TCS Certain Of Achieving Annual Target

The largest IT company in India, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), is gearing up to bring its working margin near to the yearly aimed level of 26% to 28%. The company is making an attempt to do this even though it was stroked in the quarter one by rupee appreciation and wage hikes. This information was given by its top executive to the media.

TCS Certain Of Achieving Annual Target

Operating margin for the quarter one located at 23.4% compared to 25.7% for financial year 2016–2017. “The target carries on to be 26–28%. It has dropped and we are witnessing what it takes to bring it back. Sanguinity is anticipated on expansion coming back and additional development into the digital industry as we enter into newer segments,” said Rajesh Gopinathan, the CEO of the company, to the media in a statement. Gopinathan took over from N Chandrasekaran earlier this year. He further added that the share of digital income, which locates at 18.9%, will carry on to expand.

“As technology moves and matures into a big cycle of adoption, there will be less but bigger deals. What we refer today as legacy, we used to refer it 10 years ago as e-business. Potential (for digital) is up to 90–95%. Web technologies took 10 Years to 12 Years. Digital will take 7 Years to 8 Years,” claimed Gopinathan to the media in a statement.

TCS is witnessing sluggish pace of bigger deal conclusions and it is more depending on smaller digital deals. Machine learning, robotics, cloud, and artificial intelligence are becoming division of industry model.

Gopinathan claimed that since deals are moving to more enterprise, the sizes of deal are rising and the participation of the company is turning out to be better. At the same moment, one of the largest barriers for the firm currently is that users are holding back on big technology investment in its largest market—the U.S.

In contrast, HSBC claimed that TCS margins were under stress owing to weakness in retail sector and banking. But Gopinathan showed hope that the firm might see swift development when the economic cycle modifies.