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YouTube starts trial run with shopping links within videos

YouTube has started a trial run with embedding links inside videos which will help seller as well as viewers. Few US viewers on YouTube, according to a media report, have spotted a shopping bag icon on the screen and by tapping on it a list of items featured in the videos pop-up. Currently, Youtube feature links in the form of cards and banners in order to help creators interact with the viewers and provide relevant references through other videos.

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IBM acquires Taos to boost its Hybrid Cloud capabilities

IBM, to boost Hybrid Cloud capabilities, has acquired Cloud professional and managed services provider Taos, for an undisclosed amount. Taos has 30 years and partnered with AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure to deliver data centre migration, platform engineering and hybrid cloud managed services. It has clients across tech, BFSI, healthcare, retail, transportation and education vertical. IBM, in the last 2 months, acquired Salesforce consultancy provider 7Summits and Nordcloud.

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RailTel planning to install broadband and WiFi facilities in villages

RailTel had shared a proposal with DoT to boost the Digital India programme by providing broadband service with basic phone and WiFi services in remote villages. As it already provides WiFi services at 5,900 railway stations, it would be easy for them to extend these services to the nearby villages. RailTel is a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways that manages various communication systems and has two data centres in Gurugram and Secunderabad.

Pegasystems acquires Cloud-based analytics solution provider, Qurious.io

Pegasystems has acquired @Qurious.io, a Cloud-based real-time speech analytics solution provider, to add capabilities to its software portfolio with an initial focus on ‘Pega Customer Service’ use cases. Qurious.io’s SaaS uses speech-to-text, natural language processing, and emotion detection capabilities to analyse the dialogue within each customer service to improve customer interactions, make better recommendations, and boost customer loyalty and sales.

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Paranth Thiruvengadam joins fintech platform ClearTax as CTO

Paranth Thiruvengadam has joined fintech platform ClearTax as CTO.  He will lead the team towards new innovations in the line of business by leveraging new age tech like SaaS, AI, data science-led initiatives, etc. Thiruvengadam’s last assignment was with MedLife as its CTO where he has worked on new-age tech like ML, AI for customer experience enhancement. He is based out in Bengaluru and has over 20 years of experience.

Intel may outsource chip manufacturing, Samsung soars

Samsung has risen the most in almost 10 months after reports say Intel is considering South Korean giant and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing to make its chips. Components sourced by Intel from Taiwan wouldn’t come to market until 2023 at the earliest and would be based on established manufacturing processes already in use by other TSMC customers. Talks with Samsung, whose foundry capabilities trail TSMC’s, are at a more preliminary stage, reports said.

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Servian to be tenth take over of Cognizant in last one year

Cognizant has announced to take over Servian, an Australia-based, enterprise transformation consulting firm specialising in data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, digital services and Cloud as its 10th digital-focused acquisition since January 2020. Servian would expand Cognizant’s digital transformation capabilities in Australia and New Zealand to help clients move to the cloud, build digital products and services.

Health-tech startup Meddo raises $3 mn from SRI, Picus capital

Meddo, a health tech start-up, has extended its pre-Series A round with a $3 mn capital infusion from SRI and Picus Capital. New funds take the total capital raised by the start-up to 6mn. Founded by Saurabh Kocchar and Naveen Nischal it aims to provide OPD clinic with digital solutions, diagnostics support and medicine delivery services. The investment will be used to increase geographical presence, launch membership program and boost tech infrastructure.

Still, over 100 mn people use Microsoft Windows 7 OS

Microsoft Windows 7 OS still has a 17% market share of all Windows OS with around 100 mn users worldwide. Support for Windows 7 had ended in Jan 2020, 11 years after the OS first launched with its “I’m a PC, and Windows 7 was my idea” marketing campaign. Windows 7, interestingly, increased its share of the Windows OS market in Dec, according to data pulled by NetMarketShare. Windows 10 has 76 % of market share among Windows user as of Nov 2020.

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