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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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Flipkart Reveals Its Best Selling Mobiles and Phone Brands of 2018

2018 has been a remarkable year as far as smartphones are concerned. We saw some interesting trends this year as brands continued with their attempts to dazzle their prospective customers. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to which phones the consumers are actually buying. Considering its significant presence in the […]

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Google Launchpad Accelerator Opens Applications for Next Class of AI, ML Startups in India

Google on Wednesday opened applications for the next class of its “Launchpad Accelerator” mentorship programme for startups using artificial intelligence (AI)/ machine learning (ML) in India which is scheduled to commence in March 2019. The last date for application to the programme is January 31, 2019, Google said in a statement. Under the Launchpad Accelerator programme, startups […]

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Facebook Board Overhaul Called for by Civil Rights Groups

Dozens of civil rights groups on Tuesday called on Facebook to purge Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg from its board for blunders including “weaponising anti-Semitism.” Advocacy and rights group took direct aim at Zuckerberg and Sandberg for Facebook enlisting Definers Public Affairs to conduct research on company critics. “You retained the services of Definers Public Affairs to investigate, undermine and attack […]

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Facebook’s Location Tracking for Ads Can’t Be Switched Off: Report

ou can try but you can’t hide seems to be the mantra of Facebook’s advertising system that utilises users’ location to target ads. One American researcher recently discovered that there is virtually no way to stop Facebook from trying to determine your location even if you have turned off Facebook’s access to your location every way […]

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Google ‘Web Rangers’ Contest to Promote Internet Safety Is Back in Its 4th Edition

To spread awareness about Internet safety and promote digital citizenship, Google on Wednesday announced the fourth edition of its ‘Web Rangers’ contest that will reward school students who know how to stay smart, safe and savvy online. The competition aims to encourage teenagers to unlock creativity in highlighting the importance of cyber safety, the company […]

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Facebook Let Some Companies Access Your Private Messages, Friends Lists: Report

Another day and another set of startling revelations about Facebook’s lax attitude towards user privacy. The social giant reportedly gave major tech companies more access than advertised to the personal user data. According to a report, the company effectively exempted the tech giants like Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix and Spotify from privacy restrictions that are […]