Facebook improves live streaming by signing deals with celebrities and media companies


Facebook Inc. has inked contracts with nearly 140 media companies and celebrities to create videos for its nascent live-streaming service, as the social network positions itself to cash in on a lucrative advertising market it has yet to tap—and keep its 1.65 billion monthly users engaged. The company has agreed to make payments to video creators totaling

Updated VLC app surprises the users with new and exciting features


The most popular and robust multi format VLC Media Player created a buzz for itself by being the most adaptable media player accessible on the desktop. With its capacity to participate pretty much on any audio and video file you could throw at it–and given its compelling (free) price and it’s little surprise. It made

Adobe releases creative cloud update with whole new features


Adobe recently announced the launch of its latest Creative Cloud updates, bringing new tools and more “Adobe Magic” to a range of apps including Photoshop CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Illustrator CC, and more. There are several new features available in Photoshop CC, including Content-Aware Crop, Face-Aware Liquify, and Match Font, plus a new

The New Workflow Management Tool “Microsoft Flow” Comes to iOS


Microsoft Flow, the company’s recently launched workflow management tool, has now arrived on mobile in the form of an iOS application. Essentially a direct competitor to IFTTT, Microsoft Flow debuted in April on the web, offering an interface that lets you mash up up two or more cloud services in order to create workflows – like those that let you

Google brings “common sense” to the machines


Google is extending its push into artificial intelligence with a new European research centre dedicated to advancing the technology. Based in Zurich, the team will focus on three areas – machine learning, natural language understanding and computer perception. Emmanuel Mogenet, who will head the unit, said much of the research would be on teaching machines

Dell Ready to Bid Goodbye to its Software Division


Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to acquire Dell’s software division. Elliott Management, Francisco Partners and Dell issued a joint press release confirming the acquisition this morning. The deal involves Quest Software and SonicWALL and could include other pieces. The price tag was over $2 billion, according to the Reuters report. The parties would not confirm the

Next version of MS Office will use more AI and ‘decomposable’ document elements


The Chief Experience Officer for Microsoft Office, Julie Larson-Green in her recent statement stated that the company wants for users to spend more time accomplishing tasks than learning how the document creation tools work. She also hinted at future versions of Office relying more on artificial intelligence and on ‘decomposable’ documents that make them easier

Facebook’s suicide prevention tool goes live in India


The most popular social networking giant ‘Facebook’ introduced its suicide prevention tools in India and other parts of the world too. These tools have been rolled out in collaboration with mental health organizations such as AASRA and Deepika Padukone’s The Live Love Laugh Foundation. The tools will be available in regional languages such as Hindi,

Oracle to setup State-of-the-Art campus in Bengaluru


Investments by IT corporate were typically for serving global customers from India but Oracle’s investment on start-ups is about growing the Indian economy from within India and for all of India. This investment is India’s vision to grow the digital future of the country as expressed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Oracle’s CFO Safar

Salesforce lost to Microsoft in a bid for LinkedIn


‘Microsoft’, a multinational technology company Microsoft amazed everyone with an announcement of plans to acquire LinkedIn for more than $26 billion. But it wasn’t the only suitor as Salesforce wanted in, too. Well, in the race Microsoft was not alone as ‘Salesforce’, the San Francisco-based software-as-a-service vendor was also interested in LinkedIn primarily for its