> Facebook is now testing a “downvote” button that lets users flag and hide comments they think inappropriate, writes Binjal Shah. It’s not the much-asked-for “dislike” feature, but the downvote button, currently being tested through select users in the US, is meant to inform Facebook about any comment or content users find “inappropriate, offensive, or misleading”.
> Global business research and analytics provider IHS Markit estimates that there will be more than 31 billion IoT connected devices in 2018, driven by consumer electronics, medicine and healthcare, industrial design and automation, and transportation sectors, writes Sohini Mitter.
> In the 150th year of the Tata Group, Tata Motors unveiled its “Smart Mobility” and “Smart Cities” solutions at Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018 in Delhi. The company showcased mobility solutions for intelligently connected cities designed to offer convenience, safety, security, and efficiency to customers, highlights Vishal Krishna.
> PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been appointed to the board of the International Cricket Council (ICC), making her their first ever independent female director, reports Binjal Shah. She starts with a two-year term, and is allowed to be appointed twice again, or for three such terms consecutively, with her service not exceeding six years in total.