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  • China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts Yesterday

    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...
  • IRCTC joins hands with Amazon.in for online shopping Yesterday

    New Delhi: In order to provide convenient online shopping experience to customers, IRCTC has tied up with Amazon.in to sell various products. Customers who access the IRCTC portal can now buy products ranging from consumer electronics, books, shoes, apparel, bags to toys, exotic food products, personal hygiene products, pet supplies, musical...
  • Alibaba's online payment firm Ant Financial looking at a domestic IPO in 2017: Report 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba's affiliate which runs online payment platform Alipay, is seeking to raise up to $4 billion in a private placement of shares and is looking at a domestic IPO in 2017, the state-run Shanghai Securities News reported. Alipay, China's most widely used online payment platform, is...
  • Suresh Prabhu's hi-tech drive fails to take off on Railway Ministry site 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Even two hours after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu presented his maiden Budget speech in Parliament on Thursday, his vision and stress on technology upgradation was not reflected on the Budget page of the Railway Ministry site.The minister wanted to take the railways to a new height by...
  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Smartphone users becoming more concerned about targeted ads: Study 6 days ago

    New York: Smartphone users in the US are getting increasingly concerned about having their activity tracked to serve them targeted ads, a study has found. The online study conducted by global market research firm Ipsos on behalf of TRUSTe - a leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company - suggests that...
  • Online food ordering service in Railways stuck in bureaucratic bottleneck 6 days ago

    In the Railway Budget 2014, the then Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced that branded pre-cooked food and e-catering services will be introduced in Railways. However, the scheme is stuck in a bureaucratic bottleneck. ...
  • Nations need to engage in online marketing of anti-IS messages to combat jihadist propaganda: Experts February 21, 2015

    Washington: The Internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, according to participants in a Washington meeting on countering radical groups. Experts say governments must engage in corporate-style marketing if they are to combat the Islamic State, which...
  • YouTube Kids for children to be launched on February 23; will come with parental controls, big icons, minimal scrolling February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google's online video service will be available for download from February 23 and will feature kid-friendly design, with big icons and...
  • Snapdeal buys luxury fashion portal Exclusively; expands presence in high-end fashion segment February 18, 2015

    New DelhiExpanding its presence in the high-end fashion segment, online marketplace Snapdeal has acquired luxury fashion portal Exclusively.com for anundisclosed amount. With this acquisition, the city-based firm that gets a little over $1 billion in gross merchandise value(GMV)from its fashion business expects this figure to touch $2 billion by the end...
  • Here's why discounts, low prices may not be viable for e-commerce sites in the long run February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: E-commerce companies have incurred combined losses of around Rs 1,000 crore due to heavy discounting strategy and this model is not feasible in the long run, a PwC report said. "Offering lower prices will not be viable in the long term. Despite luring in customers in the initial stages, lower...
  • 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...
  • People use Reddit to get online dating tips: Study February 13, 2015

    New York: Does signing up with an online dating site have a connection with Reddit membership? Many men and women head to Reddit after signing up for two popular dating web services, a new study has found. The study found that users on OKCupid and mobile-based Tinder aren't able to determine...
  • Photo of the day: Kalki Koechlin and Neha Dhupia make a pretty picture at Online Fashion Week February 12, 2015

    Kalki Koechlin and Neha Dhupia walked the ramp at Jabong Online Fashion Week in the capital. The duo clicked selfies backstage and Neha shared the picture on her Instagram. Both the actresses oozed radiance and were brimming with positivity as they posed together. ...
  • Esha Gupta, Kalki Koechlin to enliven JOFW preview February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Bollywood actresses Esha Gupta, Kalki Koechlin and Neha Dhupia, apart from actor Kay Kay Menon and supermodel Carol Gracias, will add star power to the preview of the second season of Jabong Online Fashion Week (JOFW) here Wednesday. The exclusive preview will take place at The Grand here. Kay Kay...
  • Online storage service Box lets customers control encryption for security February 11, 2015

    San Francisco: Popular online storage service Box will let businesses control their encryption keys, the encoding tools used to keep data safe, aiding some heavily regulated industries and others who fear hacking attacks or government snooping. Though many large companies have turned to Box and its competitors for cheap storage and...
  • Online hiring rises 11 per cent in January February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Online hiring activity grew by 11 per cent in January this year, with the IT/Telecom sector emerging as the top employment generator during the month, says a report. According to a report by TimesJobs, this is the first time since 2012 that online hiring has increased for three...
  • Paypal's retail chief quits ahead of eBay split February 5, 2015

    San Francisco: Paypal executive Don Kingsborough, who helped orchestrate the payments company's move into physical retail stores, stepped down in January, the company said on Wednesday. His departure, which tech blog Re/code first reported, comes as the company competes with the likes of fast-growing start-up Square to get its payments system...
  • Amazon to set up warehouse centre in Hyderabad February 5, 2015

    Hyderabad: Online retail giant Amazon will set up a warehouse centre and start operations from a leased facility in about two months before its own facility is constructed. A delegation from Amazon, led by global director and head for Real Estate and Facilities John Schoettler, met Telangana IT Minister K T...
  • China to ban online impersonation accounts, enforce real-name registration February 4, 2015

    Beijing: China will ban from March 1 internet accounts that impersonate people or organisations, and enforce the requirement that people use real names when registering accounts online, its internet watchdog said on Wednesday. China has repeatedly made attempts to require internet users to register for online accounts using their real names,...
  • Japan's Line to launch online grocery shopping in Thailand, plans to expand February 2, 2015

    Bangkok: Japan-based messaging app company Line is launching an online grocery delivery service, its first ever, in Thailand and plans to expand it to other Southeast Asian nations to tap booming growth in the region's mobile phone transactions. The unit of top South Korean Internet portal operator Naver Corp said on...
  • Mobiles, tablets account for 22 per cent of online transactions: Study February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Online shoppers are increasingly using smart devices to shop online with mobile phones and tablets accounting for 22 per cent of the transactions, a study has said. "Mobile and tablets account for 32 per cent of visits and 22 per cent of transactions on the website and the average...
  • Nickelodeon to launch stand-alone streaming service this year January 31, 2015

    New York: Nickelodeon, the children's cable channel known for "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer," will launch an online streaming video channel this year, parent company Viacom said Thursday. The announcement is the latest by a media group to connect directly with consumers without a cable or satellite subscription, and follows...
  • Xiaomi plans to sell smartphones through its own online store Mi.com in India January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi will start selling smartphones in India later this year through its own portal as it looks to beef up its presence in one of the world's fastest growing devices market. Xiaomi, which currently sells devices in India through homegrown eCommerce major Flipkart, will...
  • Twitter launches new group chat and video features January 28, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform," product director Jinen Kamdar, whose handle is @jinen, said...
  • Malaysia Airlines website hacked by group claiming support for ISIS January 26, 2015

    Hong Kong: Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling on Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group. The airline's site was changed, at first displaying a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked...
  • Online data storage provider Box's shares soar in debut January 24, 2015

    Shares of online data storage provider Box Inc rose as much as 77 per cent in their market debut as investors bet on the company's ability to turn profitable in a highly competitive market, boding well for another big year for IPOs. Box's shares, which priced at $14, hit a high...
  • China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship January 24, 2015

    Beijing: China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday. The virtual private network provider Golden Frog wrote on its blog that the controls have hit a wide...
  • Italian brand Galvanni to launch in India with FashionandYou January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Italian fashion brand Galvanni is making a foray into the Indian market via FashionAndYou, a fashion and lifestyle website. The brand will be launched Friday. Aimed at those who embrace a sporting lifestyle blended with fashion, the entire range of Galvanni shirts, sweaters, polo t-shirts and sweatshirts will be available...