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Tech Wrap: Amazon’s seasonal jobs, Google’s Covid-19 tool and more

More tech news includes Spectacles coming to India and Intel using flawed testing techniques to establish supremacy over AMD.

Here's everything that made headlines in tech today.
Here's everything that made headlines in tech today. (Pixabay)

Apple and Google formed an alliance earlier this year to launch a Covid-19 API that would enable healthcare organisations to track the spread of Covid-19 without compromising users’ privacy. The tool was launched in May and now, nearly a month and a half later the tool has arrived in India.

Apart from this, we also heard about Amazon announcing new seasonal jobs in India and Snapchat’s plans of launching the second and third generation Spectacles in India.

So here’s a look at today’s top tech news:

Google’s Covid-19 exposure notification

Google’s Covid-19 exposure notification tool is available on select Android handsets in India. India’s Aarogya Setu app does not use this API for now.

Amazon India announces 20,000 new jobs

Amazon India has announced 20,000 new seasonal jobs in its customer service wing in India. These new job opportunities are available in Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore, Noida, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Mangalore, Indore, Bhopal and Lucknow.

Snapchat Spectacles 2 and Spectacles 3 coming to india

Snapchat will launch Spectacles 2 and Spectacles 3 in India on July 4 via Flipkart. While Spectacles 2 cost 14,999, Spectacles 3 cost 29,999.

Why iPad doesn’t have Calculator and Weather apps

The Apple executive Craig Federighi in an interview revealed that iPad doesn’t have the Calculator and Weather apps as the company wants these apps to be distinctive and ‘great in that space’.

Intel incorrectly shows its processors are better than AMD

As per a report, Intel showed some slides in its Intel Partner Connect Program wherein the company incorrectly showed that its processors performed better than AMD processors.