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Bitcoin Price Briefly Slips Below $8,000 as Investors Turn Risk Averse

Bitcoin briefly fell below $8,000 (roughly Rs. 5.5 lakhs) on Monday as investors scaled back their exposure to cryptocurrenices, after a sell-off in shares of technology and internet companies spilled over into other risky assets. The technology index tumbled 1.79 percent as disappointing results last week from Facebook, Twitter, and Intel spurred worries about growth for a sector that has […]

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Symantec Introduces ‘Email Threat Isolation’ Tech to Thwart Attacks

Cyber-security giant Symantec Corp on Wednesday introduced a new solution based on threat isolation technology which blocks advanced email attacks on end-user devices. Named “Email Threat Isolation”, the solution helps protect users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover and ransomware attacks, the company said in a statement. The email security solution with integrated threat isolation technology […]

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Xiaomi IPO: Xiaomi Falls Then Rises in Hong Kong Debut

Xiaomi Corp. shares slipped and then rebounded Monday in the Chinese smartphone maker’s first trading day in Hong Kong following a multibillion-dollar initial public offering. Trading opened at 16.60 HKD ($2.11) per share, below Xiaomi’s offering price of 17 HKD ($2.17). Shares lostabout 4 percent in early trading but rebounded to 17 HKD ($2.17) at midday. Xiaomi, […]

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Aadhaar Virtual ID Verification Tool Now Operational, Must Be Deployed by Banks by August 31: UIDAI Read in

The Aadhaar virtual ID (VID) verification mechanism is now operational, the biometric system’s governing body UIDAI has announced. The new Aadhaar virtual ID system will allow users to provide a virtually generated code instead of the actual 12-digit identifier in an effort to safeguard privacy. Banks will have time till August 31 to deploy the tool for user verification […]