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Microsoft in process of releasing the reverse image search feature

Microsoft Edge is going to receive a new update that brings the reverse image search feature, which will enable users of the browser to search with the image as the source of information. It will also read the text from low res images helping people with vision problems. Currently, it’s available to only early access builds, the Canary and Dev and with weekly updates rolling in, it needs a more stable beta to be released publicly. The feature was spotted by Reddit community members.

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Tesla will provide a platform for Chinese customers to access car data

Tesla, later this year, will launch a platform to allow customers in China to access the data generated by their cars. This has never happened before in China which is the world’s largest car market and highly controlled market, Data collected from Tesla electric cars, via multiple sensors installed in the vehicle in form of pictures and videos, is stored locally in the country. Tesla makes Model 3 sedans and Model Y sport-utility cars in China.

US congressman appreciates India’s decision to exclude Huawei, ZTE from 5G trials

India gave heads up to several telcos to conduct a trial on 5G networking but barred “Communist Party-controlled” tech companies like Huawei, ZTE. The decision was highly praised by US congressman Michael McCaul who said that the risk can be mitigated only when these Chinese govt controlled firms are excluded from our networks. McCaul is US House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican and China Task Force Chairman.

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Former apple materials lead denies allegations of leaking trade secrets

Apple has filed a lawsuit against former employee Simon Lancaster, alleging him of leaking trade secrets to an unnamed publication to gain advantageous protection in a startup he invested in. Lancaster, however, has denied most of the allegations in the lawsuit. He mentioned using the company computer to send farewell emails on his last day but didn’t download any company data. The former materials lead at Apple also requested a trial by jury.

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Google’s new office policy let 20% of staff work from home

Google’s 20% of staff will WFH even after the opening of offices this fall. Around 60% of those working for the tech giant will work in a hybrid schedule meaning they have to come to the office three days a week, while the rest of the two days they can work from their comfort zone. Google has allowed 20% of the workforce to change their location of work to any google office.  “The future of work is flexibility,” CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email while announcing the new policy.

Sameer Garde, Cisco India President quits after 4 years of stint

Sameer Garde, the President of Cisco (India and SAARC) has ended his journey with the global networking solutions provider after four years. Garde, who has held the position since July 2017, will demit office by the end of July 2021. “He has had a tremendous impact on our business over the past four years,” said Cisco in a statement. Under him, Cisco, having global revenue of $ 49.3 bn as of July 2020, has seen exponential growth in its India business.

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Edtech startup WizKlub appoints Pankaj Bande as CTO

Bengaluru-based Edtech startup WizKlub has appointed Pankaj Bande as CTO to lead the product design, learning, and development Team. He brings with him 20 years of professional experience and has worked with Wipro and Cognizant in the past. Bande has quality experience in conversational AI, IoT, Blockchain, Mobile Robotics, hardware, etc. In his last assignment, he served Wipro as Senior Architect for Conversation IoT Solutions for BFSI, Healthcare, Auto sectors.

Forescout Technologies appoints Sunil Varkey as CTO for EMEA, APJ regions

Former HSBC cybersecurity executive Sunil Varkey has been appointed as CTO of Forescout Technologies Inc. for EMEA & APJ regions. The company provides cybersecurity solutions and compliance services using IT, OT, and IoT tech that expose potential risk and visibility. In his new role, Varkey will be responsible for customer success and solution effectiveness by utilizing Forescout’s cutting-edge tech and digital security strategy. He has 25 years of experience.

15% drop in hiring activity in India in April: Naukri job index

Hiring declined by 15% in April, as Naukri Jobspeak Index fell to 2,072 from 2,436 a month earlier, amid a rising second wave of the pandemic. The numbers are still better than April 2020 that saw a 51% drop. This can be due to the lack of a strict nationwide lockdown and the economy remaining open. Insurance (-5%), pharma (-9%), healthcare (-10%) has had a less impact on hiring. While  IT (-12%), FMCG (-15%), telecom (-15%) declined in line with the overall trend.

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