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Top business and tech news you may have missed this month

31-10-2016

The biggest news of this month was that salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group sacked the less-than-four-years-old chairman Cyrus Mistry from the top post. Besides this, about 30 lakh bank debit cards came under threat after a security breach at a private bank's ATM raised fears of potential fraud.

Here are the top business news of the month:

In an unexpected turn of events at Tata Group, the less-than-four-years-old Chairman of over $100-billion salt-to-software conglomerate, Cyrus Mistry, was sacked from the top post. Here are some of the reasons rumoured to be behind Mistry's sacking.

9 possible reasons behind the removal of Cyrus Mistry

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Sparking a pre-Diwali panic among consumers, over three million debit cards of various banks are believed to be 'tainted' following a suspected security breach, even as investigations have begun into the reasons behind the security risk, officials said.

Pre-Diwali panic: 3 million-plus cards 'tainted'

Worried over circulation of fake currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination, the RBI on Wednesday asked the public to make it a habit to examine the notes before accepting them in the usual course of transactions. 

RBI urges public to check Rs 500, Rs 1,000 currency notes carefully

Indians love to invest in real estate and gold. While real estate has been going through tough phase for last few years, gold has risen around 20 per cent after giving negative returns for the last three years. With downside looking limited experts say it is the right time to add gold to your portfolio. But do you know apart from jewellery there are several other cost-efficient ways of investing in gold. 

Don't buy gold jewellery this festive season. Here's why

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries' welcome offer of free voice calls and data on its recently-launched Jio mobile phone services will be available till December 31 only for those users who will buy subscription by December 3.

Jio free service offer available for subscription till Dec 3

Microsoft has announced the Surface Studio, an all-in-one Windows 10 computer to compete with Apple's iMac.

Microsoft takes aim at the iMac with Surface Studio all-in-one computer

Apple’s keynote today focused on the Mac and the company's vision idea for the future of TV. New MacBook Pros are coming, including one that’s thinner than the Macbook Air, as is a new feature called the Touch Bar. The Touch Bar replaces the function keys and adjusts to the software a laptop is running. 

The 7 biggest announcements from Apple's MacBook event

Google's biggest announcement for 2016 has been made. Say bye bye to Nexus smartphones. Google announced the launch of 2016 Pixel smartphones. The Google-Assistant powered Pixel phones will be launching in India on October 13, 2016 and will be available on Flipkart, Reliance Digital and Croma. 

Google Pixel phones launched, India pre-orders start on 13 Oct, price starts at Rs 57,000

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