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  • Smartphones still a luxury for many in India 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as it expects Internet users in India to double to 400 million by 2018, BCG said prices of smartphones -- an important driver for net penetration - are "too expensive for many" in the country. Exuding optimism on the increasing Internet penetration in one of the world's...
  • Flipkart eyes 1 lakh sellers on its platform by December Yesterday

    Indore: India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart said it is aiming to expand its network by enhancing the number of sellers to one lakh by December, from 30,000 currently. "Right now 30,000 sellers are connected to our network. We are trying to increase this to one lakh by December," Flipkart Senior Vice-President...
  • Here's why women objectify themselves on Facebook Yesterday

    Melbourne: Young women objectify themselves by equating their appearances with images they see on platforms such as Facebook or in magazines, according to a new study. Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, they further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others', researchers said. Regardless of how...
  • EU antitrust case against Google based on 19 complainants: Sources Yesterday

    New York: The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from offical complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The list of complainants in the European Commission's charge sheet,...
  • India's Paytm forays into e-commerce; to compete with Flipkart, Snapdeal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mobile payment services firm Paytm announced its foray into the eCommerce space, putting itself, which is backed by Alibaba, in direct competition with giants like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. Paytm, in which world's one of the largest e-tailers Alibaba had picked up stake, expects its eCommerce entry to...
  • Mobilegeddon: The biggest change in Google search in many years 2 days ago

    Google's latest Internet revolution this week saw the web giant modify its search algorithm to favour mobile-friendly sites, in a bid to upstage Apple that US media branded a "mobilegeddon". US technology website WIRED described Tuesday's algorithm switch as "likely the biggest change of the past three years." "And it's reminder of...
  • Today is the last day to file petitions with TRAI in support of net neutrality in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought public comments till April 24 before making its recommendations on Net Neutrality and internet-based calling and messaging applications. Flooding telecom regulator TRAI with their petitions, proponents of Net Neutrality have submitted more than 10 lakh petitions to 'keep internet free'...
  • Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi as it has got the go-ahead in this regard from the Department of Telecom (DoT). Airtel's 4G launch in Delhi has been mired in a legal case. The telecom major had got the required spectrum for 4G services through acquisition...
  • Wifi in Ghaziabad's Tilla Shahbazpur village makes life easy for its residents 2 days ago

    Even As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's promise to make the national capital a Wifi zone remains unfulfilled, a small village, 8 kilometres away from the city, couldn't wait any longer. Tilla Shahbazpur in Ghaziabad isn't not an average village. There are 2700 smartphones using Wifi. Tilla has a Wifi zone...
  • Over 1 million write to TRAI over net neutrality, deadline to submit views ends tonight 2 days ago

    The conversation around net neutrality is only growing louder as the deadline to submit objections to to the TRAIs controversial move to monito internet traffic expires on Friday. Barely 4 weeks after this controversial consultation paper was released on their website, more than a million internet users have created an...
  • India is the 16th most bot-infected country worldwide: Symantec 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Cyber attackers are infiltrating networks and evading detection by hijacking the infrastructure of major corporations and using it against them besides exploiting vulnerabilities within a very short time, a security and anti-virus company said on Wednesday. "Attackers don't need to break down the door to a company's network when...
  • Why Internet security conferences are the scariest events to attend 3 days ago

    San Francisco: A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. Hallway chatter and keynote speeches are peppered with scary stories of increasingly sophisticated hackers siphoning off valuable personal and corporate data. In the words of one expert, the bad guys are outmaneuvering those charged with keeping the...
  • Hackers can crash your iPhone, iPad using nothing but a WiFi network 3 days ago

    New Delhi: iOS users have a new reason to worry as a newly discovered bug can let hackers gain access to your iPhone or iPad using nothing but a WiFi network. The hack puts the devices into restart loops, making them crash and reboot repeatedly. Security researchers at Skycure discovered...
  • Net neutrality violation against freedom of speech: Nasscom 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Coming out strongly in support of Net neutrality, IT industry body Nasscom on Wednesday said any discrimination in giving access to Internet amounts to violation of freedom of speech and expression. "Any restrictions placed on access to platforms of data are tantamount to a restriction of freedom of expression...
  • HSBC directs visitors to a porn site, apologises 4 days ago

    Hong Kong: Banking giant HSBC apologised for a website blunder on its Hong Kong page which directed unwitting visitors to a pornographic site, reports said Tuesday. In a statement published on Monday, the bank said the link to the external website had been removed from its community projects page and made...
  • Rahul Gandhi goes all out to corner Centre on net neutrality, BJP hits back 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In an all new avatar, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is taking on the Narendra Modi government on a host of issues catering to different classes of people. After wooing farmers and targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government on Land Acquisition Bill, Rahul lent his...
  • What is net neutrality? 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Net neutrality is currently the most discussed topic on the Indian Internet and also in the traditional media. While the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is seeking inputs till April 24 on how to define the regulations to govern Internet access in India, in February this year...
  • Timeline: The debate on net neutrality in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The idea of net neutrality or free and equal Internet to all has garnered wide attention from across the globe. While countries like the US, Chile, Netherlands and Brazil have already adopted net neutrality that doesn't allow discrimination of Internet content or charge users differently based on...
  • BlackBerry to extend its smartphone-level security to Internet-connected devices 4 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering...
  • WhatsApp voice calling finally comes to iOS 4 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp's iOS users will finally be able to place calls over the Internet with the company's latest free calling feature which is now being extended to the Apple platform. Only a few weeks back, calling on WhatsApp was rolled out for the messaging app's Android users and now the...
  • A new technology that could help increase WiFi range by 10 times 5 days ago

    Washington : A new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information, has been developed. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth problems in crowded locations, such as airport terminals or coffee shops, and in homes...
  • Shreya Singhal, who got Sec 66A of IT Act scrapped, backs the fight for net neutrality 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As support for net neutrality increases with each passing day, even Shreya Singhal, who filed the petition against Section 66A of Information Technology Act which led the Supreme Court scrapping it, believes the proposal by some telecom operators to allow preferential access to some websites and apps is...
  • Balloon-powered Internet: Google's Project Loon gets closer to launch 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Google's longstanding initiative to provide Internet through a balloon is all set to afloat in the air for more locations and offer access to the World Wide Web to people in remote locations where the basic mode of modern communication is still unavailable. Project Loon -balloon powered Internet for...
  • Google hires new sheriff to keep watch over the wilds of the Internet 1 week ago

    Mountain View: Austrian-born Gerhard Eschelbeck has ranged the British city of Oxford; cavorted at notorious Def Con hacker conclaves, wrangled a herd of startups, and camped out in Silicon Valley. He now holds the reins of security and privacy for all-things Google. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Eschelbeck spoke of using...
  • Facebook is winning the war against fake likes 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop. Advances in technology for recognising suspicious patterns of likes has enabled the social network to block such activity by malicious software,...
  • Google revolutionises its search 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Google search on Tuesday will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the Internet. The web titan said that the 'mobile-friendliness' of websites will be a factor in ranking results to online searches done using mobile...
  • How Apple's first homepage looked like 1 week ago

    New Delhi: An Apple curator has posted on Web what is believably Apple Inc's earliest recorded home page from way back in 1992- one that is tiny and pixilated. When Kevin Fox wasn't happy with a blog post that claimed to show screenshots from the early days of Apple homepage,...
  • Facebook users who think they are insulated to cyberbullying are more prone to it: Study April 18, 2015

    New York: Facebook users who think that they are insulated to cyberbullying and depression are actually more vulnerable to the negative realities of social media, a new research warns. This "optimistic bias" or wishful thinking - an intrinsic tendency to imagine future events in a favourable light that enhances positive self-regard...
  • WhatsApp's popularity forces EU to rethink telecom rules April 18, 2015

    Brussels : The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry. A draft seen by Reuters of the Commission's strategy for creating a...
  • Google, Microsoft, Yahoo under EU radar to check for transparency in search results April 18, 2015

    Brussels : Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of...