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  • What is net neutrality? Everything you should know about FCC's new rules set to regulate Internet providers 1 hour 28 minutes 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...
  • Noggin: Nickelodeon unveils paid streaming service for kids; to be launched on March 5 2 days ago

    New York: Viacom Nickelodeon unveiled on Wednesday a paid streaming service for children called Noggin that will launch on March 5 for $5.99 a month. The mobile subscription service will be available for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Aimed at pre-school aged children, the advertising-free app will feature shows such...
  • Uinon Budget 2015: Fiscal stimulus averaging 1 per cent of GDP will be good, says Edelweiss 2 days ago

    It's just a few days left for the Union Budget and expectations are running high. Nirav Sheth, head of sales & strategy - Wholesale Capital Markets - Edelweiss Financial Services, feels the market would be looking at the whole package and not just one or two key announcements. According to...
  • Union Budget 2015: Fiscal reforms will determine ratings, says Moody's 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday that its assessment of India's credit ratings will be determined mainly by the extent of its fiscal reforms, not recent revisions to its economic growth data. The comments come a day after rival Standard & Poor's said India must boost growth, cut its fiscal...
  • Starting May 3, you will be able to change your mobile service provider across India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Mobile subscribers from May 3 will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended the regulation on it. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) currently allows consumers to change their service provider while retaining the same number only within...
  • Re-imagining the Indian Foreign Service 3 days ago

    "Aap yeh cutlery aur menu decide karma chod dijiye aur yeh sochiye ki Bharat mein investment kaise laa sakte hain." That was Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the Indian embassy in Japan on his hi-profile first trip to that country in 2014. Of all the civilian services Prime Minister...
  • Uber begins delivering food in Spain after ban on taxi service 1 week ago

    Barcelona: US smartphone app firm Uber reappeared in Spain as a home food delivery network after a court banned it from operating its taxi service following complaints from professional drivers. It was the first launch outside the United States of Uber's food delivery application. For the moment the Spanish version of the...
  • TCS, Infosys, Wipro eye robotics, driverless cars for next round of growth February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: After decades of low-margin work like server maintenance, India's information technology services firms are moving upscale in search of lucrative contracts for driverless cars and other advanced projects as online innovation changes clients' needs. Companies from Tata Consultancy Services Ltd to Wipro Ltd are all joining Infosys Ltd in investing...
  • Concept of dowry system is not the same anymore: Kratika Sengar February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Actors Kratika Sengar and Abhishek Rawat were here on Thursday to promote their forthcoming soap opera 'Service Wali Bahu', which is aimed at depicting the harsh reality of modern Indian society where people are demanding a working woman as daughter-in-law who can support her in-laws with a steady...
  • 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...
  • Delhi authorities give Uber deadline for licence application February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Authorities in New Delhi have set Uber Technologies Inc a February 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the online taxi-hailing firm's application to operate in the city. Uber was banned in Delhi in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger. Last month,...
  • Startups look forward to service tax exemption in Budget 2015: Knowlarity February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With last year's budget release of nearly Rs 11,000 crores, the expectations of the start-up industry have definitely increased. Programs like Make in India and Digital India are great initiatives for the technology revolution, but what the IT sector and start-ups in particular are really looking forward to...
  • 'Fifty Shades' ties up a cool $93 million debut February 18, 2015

    Los Angeles: The heat on 'Fifty Shades of Grey's' blockbuster debut cooled ever so slightly as the final four-day weekend numbers were revealed on Tuesday. The R-rated movie, which cost only $40 million to produce, took in $93 million from 3,646 locations across the long President's Day holiday. Although initial estimates...
  • 'Want reduction in Service Tax in Union Budget 2015' February 16, 2015

    A first generation woman entrepreneur from Jaipur, Shipra wants a reduction in service tax leaving her with more money to invest in her 6 year old skill building company. She's also hoping for better support from the government for small and micro industries to protect their interests in an environment...
  • Apple may launch its new premium music service in the next few months February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple music service fans might see its upcoming premium version going live by this summer. Billboard says that the service-the next evolution of Beats Music - could have a spring launch, but it is certain to reach consumers by summer. According to 9to5Mac, Apple could use the iOS 8.4...
  • Assam bans National Health Mission employees strike February 15, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam government on Sunday said it has banned any form of strike by employees of National Health Mission under Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980. Currently, employees of National Health Mission are on strike affecting health services to press for fulfilment of their demands. "The state government has prohibited any strikes...
  • Tintu Luka shines on final day of National Games; SSCB emerge champions February 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick...
  • Zomato to launch home delivery service in India on March 16: Report February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian restaurant search service provider Zomato that recently acquired US-based rival Urbanspoon for about $50 million is now planning to expand its business into food orders, says a TechCrunch report. The company reportedly has plans to start its new service in India next month. According to the report, Zomato's...
  • Services, Punjab win hockey golds at National Games February 11, 2015

    Kollam: Services and Punjab clinched gold medals in their respective men's and women's finals of the 35th National Games at the New Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. While the women from Punjab overcame Haryana 3-1 to get the gold, Jharkhand beat Odisha 2-0 to take home the bronze. Later in the men's matches,...
  • Airtel launches telecom services in Lachen in Sikkim February 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Airtel has become the first private telecommunications operator to offer telecom services in Lachen, a small town in north Sikkim. With a tower installed at an altitude of 9,360 feet, Airtel has enabled seamless connectivity in Lachen, enabling customers to easily stay connected to their near and dear, the company...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Public Service nominees February 8, 2015

    Like every year, CNN-IBN will honour the ones who have made a difference to the society in their field of expertise in the year 2014. The nominations for Indian of the Year Awards 2014 in the public service category are Wipro chairperson Azim Premji, Father of palliative care in India...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group C, Day 3: Quadri stars as Jharkhand beat Services by nine wickets February 8, 2015

    Legspinner Samar Quadri returned with a six-wicket haul to set up Jharkhand's nine-wicket win against Services in their Group C Ranji Trophy match at the Keenan Stadium on Sunday. Facing a deficit of 157, Services failed to gather any momentum in their second innings, as Quadri took six for 102 to...
  • Uber to launch 'panic button' for users in India February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Uber is launching a "panic button" and other safety features for users in India, following news that Mumbai was readying a ban on the ride-sharing service. The move also follows concerns about Uber`s practices in the wake of rape allegations against a driver in New Delhi last year. Uber said...
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba deploys drones to deliver tea in China February 5, 2015

    Shanghai: Echoing US online retailer Amazon, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday tested a drone delivery service, promising to whisk ginger tea to customers within an hour despite close controls on airspace. Alibaba's flagship consumer-to-consumer platform Taobao, estimated to hold more than 90 per cent of the Chinese market, showed off...
  • Apple in talks for streaming TV content: Report February 5, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple is in talks aimed at getting hold of content for a pay-television service, technology news website Re/code reported on Wednesday. The California-based maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macintosh computers and Apple TV boxes is exploring the potential for deals that would let it sell bundles of programming directly...
  • Google denies plans to launch app-based taxi service; puts brakes on Uber rival speculation February 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Google fired off a terse tweet that appeared aimed at putting brakes on a report that it is readying a ride-sharing service that would rival Uber. "We think you'll find Uber and Lyft work quite well," said a message fired off at the Internet titan's official @google Twitter account....
  • Google preparing to launch app-based taxi service: Report February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Google is preparing to offer its own ride-hailing service, putting it in direct competition with Uber, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person close to Uber's board. Google is one of the biggest investors in Uber. David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer and a member of Uber's board, has informed the app-based...
  • 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...
  • Delhi elections: Why is Kejriwal misleading voters on water, power rates, asks BJP February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday posed five more questions to Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) chief Arvind Kejriwal. The party asked: "Why is Kejriwal brazenly misleading voters about water rates, when in fact they are exactly same as last year? Why is Kejriwal misleading voters about electricity rates, by comparing domestic...