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EU Privacy Regulators to Meet February 2 on EU-US Data Transfers

European Union privacy regulators aim to agree next month on whether and how data transfers to the United States should continue in the absence of an EU-US data-transfer pact that was struck down last year on privacy concerns. European data protection authorities will gather in Brussels on Feb. 2 to find a common position on […]

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David Bowie Posthumously Breaks Adele’s Vevo Record on YouTube

David Bowie has broken a record for most views of his music videos in the aftermath of his death, online provider Vevo said Thursday. Vevo, which provides videos licensed by music labels on YouTube and other platforms, said Bowie’s videos scored 51 million views on Monday, the day his death was announced. It marked Vevo’s […]

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Wikipedia Turns 15, Gets Another Source of Cash

Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into the Internet’s leading encyclopedia. The additional money will come from a new endowment created for Wikipedia, whose website started Jan. 15, 2001, and is now overseen by the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation in San […]

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Amazon Expands Logistics Reach With Move Into Ocean Shipping

Amazon Inc’s China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the US Federal Maritime Commission, a move that will give it more control over shipping products from Chinese factories to US shoppers. The registration is the latest indication that Amazon plans to expand its logistics reach to cut costs for its retail […]

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Tax Sops for Angel Investment Will Boost Initiative, Says Google India

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi gears up to give a shot in the arm to startups with the launch of ‘Start Up India, Stand up India’ initiative on Saturday, Google India feels friendly policies, encouragement to the existing startups, and adequate infrastructure would provide an impetus to newcomers. It also suggests that tax incentives would […]

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Netflix Says Will Block Proxy Access to Content Not Available Locally

Netflix doesn’t mind its users sharing their account with friends and family but the popular on-demand streaming service disapproves of the usage of unblockers and proxies. The company has announced that it will be blocking such tools in the coming weeks. As a result, you are unlikely to be able to stream shows and movies […]

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Prime Minister Modi’s Website Gets a Makeover

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website got a new look on Friday to provide detailed information on the various government initiatives and forge a greater connect with the people. Modi, a firm believer in the use of technology to speed up governance and make government’s work citizen-friendly, tweeted about his new-look website – narendramodi. “My […]

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Internet of Things Growing Bigger in Consumers’ Lives

The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on consumers’ lives and corporate business models is rapidly increasing and by 2020, more than half of major new business processes will incorporate some element of the IoT, research company Gartner has predicted. “This is possible due to the cost of ‘instrumenting’ physical things with sensors and […]

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Google’s Eric Schmidt Meets With Pope Francis at the Vatican

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, had an unusual meeting on his calendar on Friday — a private sit-down with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Neither Google nor the Vatican would comment on what the two discussed during the meeting, said to have lasted 15 minutes. A video report from the TV […]

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Obama Picks Kendrick Over Drake in YouTube Interview

Sorry, Drizzy. President Barack Obama chose Kendrick Lamar over Drake in a hypothetical rap battle during a Friday interview with three YouTube stars. Obama also talked about health care, terrorism and the tenor surrounding the of Republican debates. But when Adande Thorne, who goes by Swoozie on YouTube, asked him who the better rapper was, […]