New Delhi [India], Dec 31 (ANI): The year gone by was an exciting time with the technology landscape rapidly evolving and enabling businesses to leapfrog several growth cycles.
Here is a look at the Top 5 tech stories of 2017:
1. More power to Amazon
Earlier this year, Amazon India announced the launch of Amazon Saheli, a new pioneering program aimed at empowering and enabling women entrepreneurs across the country to sell their products on the Amazon.in marketplace.
Besides offering the registered women entrepreneurs an unparalleled reach to customers, Amazon Saheli was a step to help them gain world-class logistics and fulfilment facilities.
The cryptocurrency constantly kept investors on their toes and there was never a dull moment as people from across the world continued to speculate about its rise and fall.
The apex body clarified that these virtual currencies have no official backing by any government fiat, they are also not a legal tender, and therefore cannot be categorised as currencies.
3. Apple testing consumer loyalty
And soon after this news flooded the internet and other social media platforms; the company issued an apology to its users, and offered USD 29-worth battery replacements for a year.
"We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologise," the letter read.
2017 will be remembered as the year that celebrated an anti-harassment movement across the world.
It all started in the wake of the revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, where several prominent stars came forward to talk about sexual misconduct.
The #MeToo hashtag took off after actor Alyssa Milano encouraged women who had experienced sexual mistreatment to come forward. In the next 48 hours, nearly a million people used it.
It was no surprise that the #MeToo movement was also named Time magazine's Person of the Year.
The company also launched revamped AdWords; 'Files Go' to help users free space on their mobiles; 'Datally App' to help users understand, control and save on their mobile data; a platform to build voice-enabled solutions for Google">Google Assistant and brought updates to our fingertips with 'Posts'.