Technology

What Did Twitter Say About Farmers’ Protest?

Twitter Inc. said that safety of their employees was a top priority while reaching out to the Union IT Minister for a formal dialogue in response to the non-compliance notice in relation to February 4 order to take down 1,178 listed handles.

What was the government order?

The Indian government asked the social media giant to take down 1,178 listed handles flagged by security agencies as pro-Khalistani accounts or those supported by Pakistan. Operating from foreign soils, these Twitter accounts were sharing misinformation and provocative contents on the ongoing farm issue in India. But Twitter has yet to take a call on this order.

What was Twitter’s response to government?

Twitter said that continued to be engaged with the Government of India from a position of respect and had reached out to the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology for a formal dialogue.

They strongly believe that the open and free exchange of information had a positive global impact and that the Tweets must continue to follow. The company took appropriate steps regarding such concerns as raised by the Government of India while making sure … Read the rest

Will Mark Zuckerberg Follow Jeff Bezos? Know What Experts Have To Say

With Jeff Bezos stepping down as CEO of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg becomes the last man standing, who founded Facebook and still owns the business empire. And experts link Jeff Bezos’ resignation to other high-profile resignations of Silicone Valley.

Jeff Bezos’ journey till resignation

What started as an online bookstore turned into the world’s largest marketplace for third party sellers. Jeff Bezos, the proud founder and owner of the tech giant Amazon, shot off his resignation to make way for others. He also owns The Washington Post. He has been at the helm of affairs for 27 years and he knows that his capable team will manage the job with perfection for another decade.

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Other high-profile resignations of Silicone Valley

Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO in 2000 and further reduced his day-to-day role in the company eight years later.

Tim Cook took over the reins of Apple in 2011 after its founder Steve Jobs passed away.

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin resigned from CEO and President of Alphabet in 2019 and appointed Sundar Pichai as the company CEO.

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Elon Musk Question Robinhood’s CEO For This Reason

Robinhood’s CEO Vladimir Tenev faced a torrent of questions from Elon Musk for halting Reddit GameStop investors from buying just when the stock witnessed a meteoric rise.

Musk grilled Tenev on Clubhouse, an exclusive audio app, and he asked the moderators to turn the volume on so that everyone invited to the session could hear what excuse Tenev had to offer for that fault.

What did Elon Musk ask to Vladimir Tenev?

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The CEO-to-CEO showdown went over 90 minutes in which Musk asked many disturbing questions to Tenev that latter said that some questions into conspiracy theories. The discussion started with the first question about what made the trading app to halt buying on the hottest stocks of the market at some point last week.

He asked Tenev to spill the beans as people were eager to know why they couldn’t buy GameStop shares. Robinhood ordered freezing of GameStop shares exactly when the stock was high in demand. And the action resulted in online ire and subsequent questioning by Elon Musk.

What was the reason of Robinhood’s action of freezing shares of certain companies?

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Google Will Pay $2.6 Million In Back Pay In Settlement Of Pay Biases

Google has been found guilty of underpaying women and unfairly passing over women and Asians in job openings and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has asked the tech giant to $3.8 million that includes $2.6 million in back pay, towards settlement of the allegations.

What are the allegations against Google?

It was found that from 2014 to 2017 Google underpaid 2,783 women employees in its software engineering group in Mount View, California and Seattle area. Also, there were hiring rate differences between disadvantaged women and Asian employees in 2017. They were all software engineers attached to San Francisco, Sunnyvale, California and Kirkland, Washington.

What is the settlement achieved for the allegations?

In settlement, Google is asked to pay $2.6 million to 5,500 employees and review its hiring and salary practices. Also, the tech giant is asked to assign $1.25 million for pay adjustments for engineers working in Mountain View, Kirkland, Seattle and New York over the next five years. Also, the unused funds, if any, will be set aside for diversity efforts at Google.

How did Google react to the settlement?

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Did You See The All-New Tata Safari?

Tata Motors released the video of all-new Safari ahead of the delivery of the much-awaited SUV later this month. The SUV was first unveiled as Gravitas at the Auto Expo 2020 is now presented as Safari. The video highlights all the important features of the SUV.

The next generation SUV

The video starts with a blue color Safari coming out of a hanger in an aerodrome and starting running on the runway just like an airplane does. Here the Tata Motors want to project the new Safari in a new way. The SUV parks in the mid of airfield and awaits its owner who lands from a chopper.

Exterior

First is the majestic stance of the SUV and then the camera moves towards the chrome studded tri-arrow front grille and then showcases the iconic roof rails with Safari branding. The tyre size is R18 and they come with machined alloys. The man from the chopper sits in the SUV and the camera goes towards the back to show signature twin light LED tail lamps.

Interior

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What Is New In The New Tata Altroz iTurbo?

Tata Motors launched the 2021 variant of Tata Altroz iTurbo model with an introductory price of ₹ 7.73 lakh to ₹ 8.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This premium hatchback car is now available in three iTurbo variants – VT, XZ and XZ+ trim. The XZ+ trim is available in both petrol and diesel variants and it is priced between ₹ 8.25 lakh to ₹ 9.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively.

Engine

Tata Altroz iTurbo is powered by a new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. While similar engine is used for Tata Nexon facelift but the company says that it has made several changes in the engine and the most important change is the iTurbo that stands for intelligence. Paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, the engine produces 108 bhp of raw power and a torque of 140 Nm between 1,500 – 5,500 rpm. The company claims 18.13 kmpl fuel efficiency with this engine. Also, it is claimed to achieve 100 kmph sprint in 11.9 seconds.

Interior

The new iTurbo trims will come with black and light grey interior topped with new perforated leatherette upholstery. On technology side, … Read the rest