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Netflix Draws Fire for Blocking ‘Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj’ Episode Critical of Saudi Arabia

Netflix drew fire from human rights activists Wednesday after agreeing to block an episode of a satirical comedy show from its service in Saudi Arabia over comments critical of the kingdom and its crown prince. In the episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” the American-born Muslim lashed out at the kingdom over the October […]

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Zomato Announces Food Carnival ‘Zomaland’, to Launch in 2019

Zomato is going to organise a food carnival called ‘Zomaland’, a move that marks Zomato’s entry into the experiential events space. According to Zomato, Zomaland will feature top chefs and eateries from across India, interactive installations, and performances from well-known musicians. The company said the festival will also feature things we have seen at other […]

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Oppo Breeno Voice Assistant Announced, Coming to Smartphones

Oppo on Wednesday unveiled its Breeno digital voice assistant at a developer event in China. It is the first proper voice assistant from the company, which has thus far only offered a barebones feature called Smart Assistant in its smartphones. Additionally, the company introduced the Breeno voice skills platform and smart service platform, which will […]

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Google Facial Recognition Lawsuit Dismissed by US Judge

A lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed on Saturday by a US judge who cited a lack of “concrete injuries.” US District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago granted a Google motion for summary judgment, saying the court lacked “subject matter jurisdiction because plaintiffs have […]

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Jio Happy New Year Offer 2019 Gives ‘100 Percent Cashback’ on Rs. 399 Recharge

Reliance Jio is back in the news with a ‘100 percent cashback’ offer for its subscribers, called ‘Jio Happy New Year Offer’. The Reliance Industries owned telecom operator made the announcement on Friday, just ahead of the start of the new year. The ‘Jio Happy New Year Offer’ essentially offers prepaid subscribers with with a […]

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OneWeb Satellite Internet Service Says Has Not Offered Stake to Russia

The US satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide Internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s satellite […]

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Indian Networking Market Grew 67 Percent in Q3 2018, Cisco in Lead: IDC

Cisco continues to lead the India networking market which witnessed 67.1 percent year-over-year growth in the third quarter of this year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. Government and enterprise digitalisation initiatives are expected to drive future growth in the India networking market which includes Ethernet switch, routers and wireless local area network […]

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Paytm Now Lets You Book Train Tickets Without Any Additional Charges

Paytm has upgraded its online train ticket booking experience by waiving off all transaction charges as well as the payment gateway and service charges on train ticket bookings through its platform. With the latest development, Paytm users can book their train tickets without paying any additional charges. The platform owned by Noida-based One97 Communications also […]

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YouTube Faces Outrage After Lifting Creator’s Video Without Credit

YouTube Rewind 2018’s notoriety hasn’t even died down and the video streaming service has found itself in hot water again. The company on Wednesday was accused of exploiting the creators on its own platform after it used an edited version of a video by YouTuber Lily Hevesh to wish its Twitter followers ‘Merry Christmas’ and […]

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Honor Yoyo AI Smart Speaker Launched With Wi-Fi Calling Support

Honor has launched its first smart speaker alongside the Honor V20 (Honor View 20) in China. Titled Honor Yoyo, the smart speaker has been priced at CNY 199 (around Rs. 2,030). The launch officially kicks off Honor’s attempt at building its own smart home ecosystem to take on the likes of Amazon Echo and Google […]