ECB decides to keep expanding money base

The governing council has confirmed that the net asset (bond) purchases, at the current monthly pace of €30 billion, will continue until the end of September 2018, or beyond, if necessary

Tata Motors looks at market dominance with new range of trucks

The ULTRA range comprises 14 truck models of varying capacities, with flexibility to cater to various fully-build applications, and priced in the range of Rs10 lakh to Rs25 lakh, depending on various applications and models

ITAT backs Flipkart, says discounts are deductible expense

In a ruling that has wide ramifications especially for ecommerce, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has rejected the revenue department’s stand that discounts given by Flipkart should be reclassified as capital expenditure and taxed as such

Andhra state body leaks Aadhaar data of 1.3 lakh people with caste profiles

Giving fresh impetus to fears of Aadhaar data leaks, the Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation exposed Aadhaar numbers of 1.3 lakh people and allowed targeting of over 50 lakh individuals by caste, religion and locality

Never directed linkage of mobile numbers with Aadhaar, clarifies SC

The Supreme Court has clarified that it had not ordered mandatory linkage of mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar, and said the government misinterpreted its 6 February 2017 observations to insist on such linkage

Facebook pulled out 1.9 mn pieces of extremist content in Q1 of 2018

Facebook says terrorist groups and hate organisations are banned from the site and it takes down any content that praises these outfits, actions, or members

Researchers measure record concentration of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

The ice samples from five regions throughout the Arctic Ocean contained up to 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of sea ice

Drug-filled, 3-D printed dentures could fight off infections

The antifungal application could prove invaluable among those highly susceptible to infection, such as the elderly, hospitalised or disabled patients

Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers to merge in a $20-bn deal

While the merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers will create a combined company that will be owned by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone with equal rights, Vodafone and Idea Cellular will have an exit option in future

IHH, KKR submit binding bids for Fortis, Manipal revises bid

IHH has offered to infuse Rs650 crore immediately into Fortis Healthcare, while Radiant-KKR has offered to purchase Fortis Mulund for Rs1,200 crore without any due diligence, and Manipal-TPG submitted a revised offer which includes a premium of Rs1,319 crore



Seeding the social network

Facebook veteran Mike Hoefflinger talks to Swetha Amit about the coming of age of  the social media platform

The path of ransomware payments exposed

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt and hold a computer user's files hostage in exchange for payment, extort millions of dollars from individuals each month, and comprise one of the fastest-growing forms of cyber attack

Raising transparency in the online advertising ecosystem

The online advertising business, led by companies like Google or Facebook, generated over $200 billion revenue in 2017, with an inter-annual growth over 15 per cent. This online advertising explosion is raising serious data privacy concerns

If you want in-depth information, don't 'just Google it'

When we need information on any topic, our natural tendency is to 'just Google it'. But Google's algorithms are designed in a way that limits one's choices. The best information is often hidden in the deep web, says Manoj Agarwal, who has worked with Yahoo Search and XoXoday