Facebook acquires Bangalore based Little Eye Labs

Screenshot_5The social networking site, Facebook has acquired Banglore-based start up Little Eye LabsLittle Eye is a tool that helps Android app developers to measure, analyze and optimize their apps. It helps visualize the app’s behavior and estimates the app’s power, memory and network data consumption trends.

  • This is Facebook’s first acquisition of an Indian company.

Benefits to Facebook: The Little Eye Labs technology will help in improving Facebook’s Android code base and make it more efficient and high-performing. The entire Little Eye Labs team will move to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, where they would leverage the social networking giant’s infrastructure to improve the performance of their apps. 

About Little Eye Lab
  • Founded in 2012 by four Bangalore-based technology professionals – Giridhar Murthy, Kumar Rangarajan, Satyam Kandula, Lakshman Kakkirala after working at companies such as Apple, IBM, HP and Yahoo.

Known to build performance analysis and to monitor tools that identify and fix performance problems for Android apps developers.

Tata launches Nano Twist

Screenshot_1Tata Motors launched the Nano Twist- a variant of its small car Nano. The Nano Twist comes with a power steering, which the earlier Nano models did not have.

The company claims that the Nano Twist is the first in the category to have an electric power steering as all other manufacturers like Maruti offer only hydraulic power steering.

About Nano Twist car
  • Available in a single variant, XT, and is priced at Rs 2.36 lakh, ex-Delhi showrooms.
  • Engine:  38PS power, 51 Nm torque.
  • Paint: Damson purple in addition to the existing range of Pearl White, Royal Gold, Papaya Orange, Meteor Silver and Dazzle Blue colours.
  • Sports a 624cc, multi-point fuel injected, water cooled, naturally aspirated, 2 cylinder gasoline engines with 2 valves per cylinder, mated to a four-speed manual transmission.
  • Features: electric power steering, new instrument cluster, remote keyless entry, twin glove boxes and a four-speaker music system with Bluetooth.

The power steering unit for Nano Twist is developed by Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen. This Electric Power Steering system (EPS) uses a brushless motor and features the same steering ratio as the non-power steering version of the Nano.