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  • Smartphone shopping in India grows by 100% over last two years: Survey Yesterday

    New Delhi: Online purchases made through mobile phones in India have grown by more than 100 percent over the past two years, indicating a steep upward trend in e-commerce propelled by expediency, reveals the MasterCard Online Shopping Survey 2014 released here on Wednesday. The survey covers 14 countries across Asia Pacific. China...
  • Facebook unlikely to get into car-making, solar power; CEO Zuckerberg focuses on providing Internet connectivity around the world Yesterday

    New York: No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems. Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is "pretty focused." Apple has created phones,...
  • HBO to launch video streaming service with Apple, Google: Report Yesterday

    New York: HBO network is in talks with Apple, Google and some other companies to be its launch partner for the highly anticipated HBO Now video streaming service, according to two media reports. The service's retail price is expected to be $15 a month and will launch next month, timed to...
  • Alibaba launches first cloud data center in the US market 2 days ago

    Hangzhou: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. The new California data center marks the Chinese company's latest measured expansion onto American soil, and...
  • Conditional permission to interview Delhi gangrape convict can be given: Delhi Police chief 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday backed Tihar Jail authorities and said there was nothing wrong in granting conditional permission to interview one of the convicts of 2012 Delhi gangrape case, Mukesh Singh. British filmmaker Leslee Udwin interviewed the death row convict for 16 hours in a...
  • Here's why smartphone makers are shifting their focus to developing countries like India, China 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming. Even though mobile network coverage is generally weaker in the developing world, firms are mining a gold rush of new clients in...
  • Huawei bumps up patent portfolio as 5G era draws near: CEO 2 days ago

    Barcelona: China's Huawei Technologies, the world's second-biggest maker of network gear, is beefing up its patent portfolio ahead of 5G, the next generation of mobile equipment, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Huawei, also the world's fourth-largest maker of smartphones, has said it plans to spend $600 million on 5G wireless...
  • Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered 'Freak' security bug; Google says has already pushed a patch 2 days ago

    Boston: Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg keen to partner with telecom operators; lauds them for connecting more people to the Internet 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today offered to partner with telecom operators to expand internet access, while lauding the efforts of Indian giant Airtel and other telcos on this front. Trying to woo telecom operators, he said: "It is really important not to lose sight of the fact that the real...
  • Passive Facebook use to scroll news feed, browse profiles can lead to depression: Study 5 days ago

    Washington: Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles could make you feel envious and depressed, according to a new study. Researchers examined how passive versus active Facebook use affects users. They completed two studies: one laboratory experiment, which allowed them to draw inferences about...
  • China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts 6 days ago

    Beijing: Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said. Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings, Baidu, Sina Corp affiliate Weibo Corp and other companies deleted the accounts in a...
  • What is net neutrality? Everything you should know about FCC's new rules set to regulate Internet providers 6 days ago

    The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday set new rules to regulate Internet providers more heavily. Following are some details about the concept of net neutrality and the FCC's work to regulate Internet traffic: What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers should treat all traffic on their...
  • Weekend Reading List: From the history of sex.com to 300 awesome free things 1 week ago

    The weekend's almost here and you might want to utilise the time you have on hand productively. What better than reading? We have shortlisted a selection of technology-related articles that could make your weekend a little more worthwhile. The history of sex.com, the most contested domain on the Internet: Sex...
  • Gmail now available in Burmese, the email's 74th language February 26, 2015

    San Francisco: Google said Wednesday that Gmail is now available in Burmese, marking the 74th language for the popular email service. "As a country of 53 million, Myanmar's recent opening-up has triggered an explosion of people coming online," Google product manager Brian Kemler said in a blog post. "As recently as 2011,...
  • Opera offers new feature for free access to mobile apps February 26, 2015

    Frankfurt: Norway's Opera, whose browser software has helped mobile operators sign up millions of users for free or low-cost Internet access, said on Tuesday it was introducing features that let operators offer subscribers free access to selected apps. Opera Max was first introduced last year for Android smartphone users to download...
  • Indian government to spread cyber threat awareness in partnership with Google February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. "We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate," MyGov CEO...
  • Only 13 per cent Indian subscribers on 3G and 4G networks: Facebook February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Only 13 per cent of subscribers in India are using 3G and 4G networks even as high speed mobile data services are being around for over two years, a study by Facebook-led internet.org said today. According to the report, India stands at the bottom when it comes to mobile...
  • What is HTTP/2 and how it can change the way you surf the Internet February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Internet is racing ahead and changing fast and even our good old Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is also getting a facelift with its successor HTTP/2. For those still wondering what this non-human code is, HTTP is a mechanism a browser uses to request information from a server and...
  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol February 25, 2015

    The Hague Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol...
  • Most people in developing world do not use Internet due to high costs, poor availability: Facebook February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Most people in the developing world do not use the Internet, with access limited by high costs, poor availability and a lack of relevant content, a Facebook report said Tuesday. Facebook, which carried out the study through its Internet.org initiative that aims to boost connectivity around the world, said...
  • Cyrus Sahukar: The internet has made artistic expression pure; you don't have any limitations February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Video jockey-turned-actor Cyrus Sahukar, who started online show "The Bench", says artistic expression over digital space is pure as there are no limitations. "A lot more people are coming on the internet. There are bloggers, writers, people sharing funny and interesting videos. And with that, the artistic expression is very...
  • Tumblr adds 'torrent' word to the site's adult filter; hides related posts on site February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Tumblr has added the word 'torrent' to its adult filter, thereby hiding all related posts from public view so that people don't stumble upon 'offensive' content on the blogging site. Tumblr users who search for posts with 'torrent' word will not get any results even if there are...
  • Khloe, Kim Kardashian safe after Montana traffic accident February 22, 2015

    Bozeman, Mont.:Khloe and Kim Kardashian are safe after the vehicle they were in slid off a Montana road and into a ditch on Saturday. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Wilfore says the accident occurred before noon on a highway between Bozeman and Belgrade, where the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located....
  • French minister asks Google, Facebook, Twitter to investigate, remove terrorist propaganda content from the web February 22, 2015

    San Francisco: The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. "We emphasized that when an investigation is underway we don't want to go through the usual government to...
  • NSA identifies North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment February 20, 2015

    Ottawa: The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) identified North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment after analyzing the software used in the intrusion, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers said on Thursday. Speaking to a Canadian security conference, Rogers explained that the discovery was part of...
  • Young Indians prefer mobile over TV, radio for news and entertainment February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: Young Indian consumers are preferring mobile devices over traditional media like television and radio for information, current affairs as well as source of entertainment and this trend is poised to surge in the coming years, a private telecom operator said. According to mobile service provider Tata Docomo, which recently conducted...
  • India need to focus on privacy & data collection laws: Software Freedom Law Center February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As India moves towards becoming the world's second largest Internet market, the need for privacy and data protection is of critical importance to safeguard interests of netizens, activists have said. According to Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), which provides free legal services to developers of free and...
  • Dos and don'ts: 8 tips that can help you find a date online February 14, 2015

    Paris: Faces, bodies, status and humour are all important in Internet dating, but the biggest success factor of all could be your name. So say scientists who found that people whose online name began with a letter in the top half of the alphabet - A to M - get the...
  • Banking passwords stealing virus prowling in Indian cyberspace February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted e-banking users in the country against the infectious and destructive activity of a "worm" virus which attacks and steals personal login secrets and passwords of an individual. The virus, of the deadly Trojan variant, has been identified and named as 'Cridex' and is...
  • Facebook's Internet.org app now available in India; lets users access basic online services for free February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Facebook has tied up with India's Reliance Communications Ltd to offer free access to a handful of online services in India, broadening its campaign to boost Internet use in the developing world. India, the world's second-biggest mobile market, will become the first country in Asia to get the new Internet.org...