Tech wrap: Chingari app wins AtmaNirbhar Bharat app challenge, Toshiba exists laptop business and more | HT Tech

Tech wrap: Chingari app wins AtmaNirbhar Bharat app challenge, Toshiba exists laptop business and more

We also saw WhatsApp testing picture-in-picture mode for ShareChat videos in its beta app among other news. Here's a quick recap.

| Updated on: Aug 07 2020, 22:26 IST
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What made headlines today in the world of technology was Toshiba exiting the laptop market, Chingari app winning the ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation' challenge, Microsoft to invest in ShareChat and more. We also saw WhatsApp testing picture-in-picture mode for ShareChat videos in its beta app.

So, here's a quick recap.

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Toshiba exits laptop business, sells remaining shares to Sharp

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Toshiba has confirmed that it is exiting the laptop business. On June 30th, Sharp acquired the remaining 19.9% share of Dynabook (Toshiba). The company that started making laptops back in 1985 (35 years ago) ruled the laptop market until brands like Asus, Dell, Apple, Lenovo and HP entered the scene.

WhatsApp beta app spotted with picture-in-picture support for ShareChat videos

You can now watch ShareChat videos as a floating video in WhatsApp, something that has been there for YouTube and Facebook videos. As per WABeta Info, this was spotted in WhatsApp v2.20.81.3 beta for iOS and v2.20.197.7 beta for Android. 

Chingari wins AtmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge's social category

Social app Chingari, which rose to fame in the past couple of months won the title in the ‘Social' category. There was a tie in the second position between Koo and YouQuote apps. There were other apps in the social category as well including Mitron, Sharechat and Roposo but none of them were able to make it to the final three

Netflix adds support for Hindi interface as it looks to expand footprints in India

Netflix on Friday announced the availability of Hindi user interface for users. The new language support will be available on mobile, TV, and web versions of the popular streaming platform. The Hindi user interface will also be available for Netflix users outside India.

Mark Zuckerberg's fortune surpasses $100 billion for the first time

Mark Zuckerberg's net worth passed $100 billion for the first time Thursday after Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels.

Microsoft is in talks to invest in India's ShareChat

Microsoft is in talks with Indian social media platform ShareChat for an investment of around $100 million, according to reports. However, it is likely that Sharechat will raise funds from existing investors before closing deals with new ones, reports stated.

Apple says services like Project xCloud, Google Stadia violate its app store policies

Apple said that such cloud-based services are in violations of its App Store guidelines and cannot approve in their existing setup. Microsoft announced the availability of cloud-based Project xCloud on September 15 for Google's Android platform.

Intel hacked, 20GB of confidential, intellectual data leaked by anonymous hacker

A report states that the hacker has shared a link to a 20GB file-sharing folder that contains Intel's files that were apparently stolen earlier this year. The hacker has shared the link on Twitter and the folder that it leads to is named - “Intel exconfidential Lake Platform Release ;)”. The link was originally shared on Telegram.

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First Published Date: 07 Aug, 22:26 IST