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Top Tech News; 21 October 2016

By Mainak Biswas October 21, 2016 - 754 views
  1. Coming Soon: Facebook at Work 

Gone are the days when Facebook was banned at work. Now, the popular social media tool may soon become the next big workplace collaboration platform. Maintaining the same look and feel, Facebook at Work will let users add and share comments, photographs, videos and information about the company and its offices changing the way we work, and collaborate in our organizations. Certainly, your employees have much to look forward to. #social

2. Is Google Experimenting with Pixel Phones? 

Google’s Pixel phones had many heads rolling at an event raising the hopes of a lot of people who were looking for an iPhone alternative. Build on cutting edge technology using latest Snapdragon processor, 4GB of RAM and a host of exclusive features, Google hopes to make a real mark in the smartphone segment. However, one also needs to wait and watch to see if this is one of Google’s many expensive experiments. #mobile.

3. Twitter Repackages Website Conversion Tracking 

Building upon existing objective-based campaigns, Twitter launched a dedicated service that lets advertisers cost-efficiently track website conversions throughout the marketing campaign. Advertisers can further take advantage of predictive shopping and bidding expertise of TellApart besides leveraging Twitter’s Audience Platform. The company also rebranded its Website Clicks Offering as Website Visits. Let us hope repackaging attempts are more than a face-saver for the sinking ship. #social

4. Google’s Go Rises in Popularity

Of all the programming languages that have risen to popularity, the story of Google’s Go has been a remarkable one. Tiobe once again revealed that Google’s Go is now the 16th most popular programming language, with Java, C++ and C# being the most popular on the list.

5. Indian Startups No Longer Need RBI Permission to Receive Foreign Investments

Indian start-ups can rejoice, as the RBI just announced that it will allow them to seek investment from Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs). These investments will no longer require the approval of Indian regulators and is a step in the right direction toward liberalizing the economy, especially when tech start-ups are looking for foreign investments. #startup #finance 


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