Tech Wrap: Google I/O 2021 dates announced, Airtel IoT launched

More tech news includes WhatsApp Business getting new features, and Spotify announces new podcasts for Indian listeners.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 16:16 IST
Here's what happened in tech today…
Here's what happened in tech today… (Pixabay)
Here's what happened in tech today…
Here's what happened in tech today… (Pixabay)

It was an interesting day in the world of technology today. On one hand, Google announced the dates for its annual developers' conference I/O 2021. On the other hand, WhatsApp announced new features for its business users.

So, here's what happened in tech today:  

WhatsApp Business app gets new features

WhatsApp has expanded its offerings for business users and has added a few handy features that make the shopping experience better. These new features include better support for WhatsApp catalogs on desktops and the option to hide items that are out of stock.

Govt approves PLI scheme for PV module, white goods

The Union Government today approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to boost the production of the solar PV (photo-voltaic) modules and white goods, which includes air conditioners and LED lights in India. The government approved a budgetary outlay of 4,500 crore for PV module and a budgetary outlay of 6,238 crore for white goods.

Google I/O 2021 dates announced

Google today announced the dates for its version of developers' conference, Google IO 2021. The conference, where we see the new Android version being officially launched and showcased, will be held from May 18 through May 20.

Airtel IoT launched

Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of an Internet of Things (IoT)-focused platform. Called Airtel IoT, the platform will be available for enterprises in the country.

Spotify announces new podcasts for Indian listeners

Spotify today announced four new podcasts from India. The new lineup features four new Spotify Originals including Darr Ka Raaz with Dr Phobia, The RJ Balaji Podcast, Andar Ki Baat by Amit Tandon, and Crime Kahaniyan.

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First Published Date: 08 Apr, 00:07 IST