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  • Smartphone data can be used to provide electricity in rural areas 21 minutes ago

    Washington: Cell phone data can be used to help developing countries plan electrical infrastructure based on population distribution and projected energy consumption, researchers say. Lack of quality demographic data is a major obstacle to infrastructure planning in the developing world. In a recent study, researchers from the Santa Fe Institute in...
  • Emoji is killing Internet slang Yesterday

    New Delhi: Emoji is the brand new way of communicating and tend to express more than written word these days. But, it is killing off the good old traditional Internet slang. Instagram, the photo and video sharing service owned by Facebook, which recently took away the eggplant or aubergine emoji as...
  • Not sustainable to offer whole Internet for free: Mark Zuckerberg Yesterday

    New York: As the net neutrality debate rages on, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said "it is not sustainable to offer the whole Internet for free" but is possible for internet.org platform to give basic services without any cost. Facebook also said that internet.org is open to all content and application developers...
  • 4 ways in which Google's Project Fi can reshape the market 2 days ago

    Mountain View: Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable. The reason has as much to do with the pursuit of profit as with trying to make smartphones more useful. More time spent using Google's dominant search engine or watching videos...
  • How India's net neutrality protests forced Facebook to open up Internet.org 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Facebook said Monday it was opening up Internet.org, which provides connectivity to people in developing nations, to outside applications following a controversy over its limited set of online services. The move comes after news organizations in India announced they would withdraw from the program, claiming it violated the spirit...
  • Here's why the Interent could collapse in just eight years 2 days ago

    London: The Internet is heading towards a 'capacity crunch' and could reach its limit in just eight years, say scientists. The cables and fibre optics that relay information to our laptops, smartphones and tablets will have reached their limit within eight years, and fibre optics can take no more data from...
  • Facebook launches open Internet.org platform amid net neutrality debate in India 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Facebook is launching an open platform for online content and application developers to join its Internet.org service, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets. The platform, unveiled on Monday, will be open to all...
  • COAI claims campaign for net neutrality received support of 4 million Indians 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Four million mobile subscribers have supported COAI's campaign favouring net neutrality for internet-based communication services like WhatsApp and Skype and their being subject to norms similar to those applying to mobile phone operators, the apex body of cellular operators said on Sunday "Sabka Internet, Sab ka Vikas --...
  • 86% parents baffled with teens' Internet lingo 4 days ago

    New Delhi: If you tell your mum she's fleek, she probably won't get the compliment -- social media is driving a rapid evolution of the English language that is leaving parents baffled, a study suggested Friday. A survey of 2,000 British parents found that 86 per cent think teenagers speak an...
  • Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer, will be the new default browser in Windows 10 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has revealed the name of its upcoming Windows 10 default Web browser, which will not be Project Spartan, but Microsoft Edge. The anticipated Windows 10 operating system is expected to bring in a lot of changes, including the replacement of the outdated Internet Explorer. A report on The...
  • Smartphones still a luxury for many in India April 26, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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 April 23, 2015

    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 April 23, 2015

    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 April 23, 2015

    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 April 22, 2015

    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 April 22, 2015

    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 April 22, 2015

    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? April 22, 2015

    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 April 22, 2015

    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 April 22, 2015

    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 April 22, 2015

    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...