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Google announces launch of video calling app 'Google Duo'

Updated: Aug 16, 2016 12:52 IST      
Google announces launch of video calling app 'Google Duo'

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Google today announced the launch of its video calling app Google Duo a simple one to one video calling app available for Android and iOS.

Duo takes the complexity out of video calling, so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.

To get started, all you need is your phone number and you'll be able to reach people in your phone's contacts list across device types and platforms. No separate account is required, so you can sign up and start calling in just a few taps.

From there, you can instantly begin a video call with a single tap. The roll out of Duo for Android and iOS starts today, and it will be live worldwide in the next few days.

The unique feature of Knock Knock in DUO is designed to be fun and inviting. It allows people to see live video of the caller before they answer, giving you a sense of what they're up to and why they want to chat.

Knock Knock makes video calling more spontaneous and welcoming, helping users connect with the person even before they even pick up.

Duo has been built to be fast and reliable, so that video calls connect quickly and work well even on slower networks.

Call quality adjusts to changing network conditions to keep you connected when bandwidth is limited, Duo will gracefully reduce the resolution to keep the call going smoothly.

For video calls on the go, Duo will switch between Wi-Fi and cellular data automatically without dropping your call.

"Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person. We have designed the interface to be simple, easy and welcoming. In places like India, it has been designed to adapt to the network connectivity conditions. We hope to make the experience of video calling more personal, inviting easy and smooth," said Group Product Manager Google, Amit Fulay.

Duo has been built with an emphasis on privacy and security. All Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted. (ANI)

Pokkt's SDK version 6.0 to enable in-game branding

Updated: May 26, 2017 12:58 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Mobile video advertising platform Pokkt on Friday announced the rollout of its Software Development Kit (SDK) version 6.0, containing a set of state-of-the-art software development tools that will assist game developers in seamlessly integrating in-game branding into their gaming apps.

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DocsApp aims to clock 5 million downloads by 2018

Updated: May 26, 2017 12:21 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Online hospital DocsApp registered a 25 percent month-on-month growth, and is aiming to serve more patients than all offline hospital chains, along with reaching 5 million downloads on Google Play Store by 2018.

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New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Infosys and HP Inc. On Thursday launched joint Retail Point of Sale (RPOS) and Enterprise Device as a Service (DaaS) solutions to help businesses accelerate digital transformation as part of the HP Global System Integrator (GSI) Alliance Program.

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OLX mobile phones category booming steered by Millennials

Updated: May 25, 2017 15:50 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): With almost 10 million mobile phones, and mobile accessories listed in FY 2016-17 alone, OLX has reinforced its position as the number one online destination for pre-owned mobiles in India.

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ixigo amongst most used train travel app; inks 20 mn installs

Updated: May 25, 2017 11:36 IST     

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Tokyo [Japan], May 24 (ANI): The internet connects people and things around the world. Optical cables placed along the ocean floor provide more than 99 percent of international communications.

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NVS goes Digital, to establish 8 Centers of Excellence in 8 cities

Updated: May 23, 2017 16:55 IST      By: Onkareshwar Pandey

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Ericsson on Tuesday announced the launch of new dual band radio products customised for the Indian market.

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New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Microsoft India on Monday announced signing of an today Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to jointly explore how Project Sangam will help enhance skills of executives in the telecom sector and create a more viable skilling ecosystem.

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New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Communications platform Truecaller on Monday unveiled its latest update of group messaging and MMS features on its app, which will enable users to share pictures, loop in the same text when communicating among friends along with the bolt speed flash messaging.

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New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): As part of Microsoft's 'Public Cloud for Good' initiative, Microsoft India is making Microsoft Azure broadly available to eligible non-profit organizations, bringing the power of technology to them.

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New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): UCWeb Inc's holding company, Alibaba Group on Friday reported a 271 percent jump (year-on-year) in its Digital Media and Entertainment revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31.

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New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): Leading provider of open source solutions Red Hat and Amazon Web Services, Inc. has announced an extended strategic alliance to natively integrate access to AWS services into Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

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New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Acer India on Thursday announced the appointment of Rajeev Chandrashekar as Director of Consumer Products (Gaming).

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Ericsson, Microsoft tie-up to accelerate IoT globally

Updated: May 18, 2017 13:22 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Leader in communications technology and services Ericsson on Thursday announced its partnership with Microsoft to further strengthen the global Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem by enabling enterprises to speed up the time it takes to launch mobile network-based IoT services.

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New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Adobe on Wednesday announced the appointment of Sunder Madakshira as Head of Marketing for its India business.

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New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Leading PC and tablets player Lenovo on Wednesday announced the launch of its dedicated brand for gaming 'Legion' in India in two variants including Lenovo Legion Y520 at Rs. 92,490 and Lenovo Legion Y720 at Rs. 149,990.

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Google doodle celebrates Antikythera mechanism's 115 years

Updated: May 17, 2017 08:50 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): To mark the discovery of the world's first known analogue computer, Google today celebrates Antikythera mechanism's 115 years through its doodle.

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Volvo, Google partnership to enable Android on next-gen cars

Updated: May 16, 2017 16:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI): Swedish luxury car company Volvo Cars on Tuesday announced its partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services.

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