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Instagram Doubles Monthly Active Advertisers to Over 2 Million

HIGHLIGHTS Time spent watching video on Instagram is up more than 80 percent YoY Number of videos produced per day has increased by 4X from last year Businesses are finding more opportunities to connect with their audiences Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram on Tuesday announced it has doubled its advertiser base in the past six months to reach over two million monthly active ... Read More »

Why should the poor be left in the internet slow lane?

Imagine if the government had restored ownership of Britain’s roads to the private trusts that used to run them. Imagine they were allowed to charge companies different amounts to use them, so that companies with enough cash could pay for exclusive use of fast lanes, leaving their smaller competitors consigned to lag behind on slow, badly maintained roads. Sounds outrageously ... Read More »

Editorial: The free and open internet is about to become less free, less open

“Net neutrality” is one of the phrases that makes the eyes glaze over. But for anyone who uses the internet for anything, from watching cat videos to deep-state surveillance, net neutrality could not be more important. And next month it could be going away. The Federal Communications Commission, now controlled by three Republican appointees, is moving to rewrite regulations passed just two ... Read More »

When The FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Here’s What Your Internet Could Look Like

The new FCC commission, Ajit Pai, formerly worked as a lawyer for Verizon. His plan to eliminate net neutrality is a bigger gift to Verizon than anything he’s ever done before. In just a few weeks, the FCC will vote to eliminate net neutrality. The vote isn’t in doubt: with Pai in charge, the anti-neutrality votes have a 3-2 edge. Without ... Read More »

Google Finally Fixes Pixel 2 Bootloader Issue, Here’s How to Unlock It

Adding to the long list of issues reported on Google’s latest set of Pixel 2 devices was the issue where some users received their units with bootloaders that could not be unlocked. One of the reasons why some Android fans prefer Pixel or previously Nexus devices was the ability to easily unlock their bootloader. The issue seems to have been finally fixed ... Read More »

Vivo V7 vs Oppo F5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro: Price in India, Specifications, Features

Vivo V7 has been launched in India, adding yet another selfie smartphone to the sub-Rs. 20,000 segment. The 24-megapixel front camera with Moonlight Glow flash is the highlight of the new Vivo V7, but there’s also the modern bezel-less design with 18:9 aspect ratio and a capacious battery to keep things interesting. However, it is not the only selfie smartphone ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T and Its Predecessors Won’t Support Google’s Project Treble

While speedier updates are what a large number of Android users demand nowadays, it appears OnePlus is not favouring Google’s Project Treble that will ship with Android Oreo to make the update process quicker – at least for its existing models, including the OnePlus 5T. The Chinese company confirmed the absence of Project Treble from its current portfolio through its forums on Tuesday. “We are ... Read More »

Honda to Roll Out 6 New Cars Over Next 3 Years

Representative Image :Honda Logo. (Photo: Siddharth Safaya/News18.com) Japanese car maker Honda buoyed by strong growth in the domestic market has planned to roll out six new launches over the next three years, a top official said yesterday. During the period April-October 2017, the company witnessed a 17 percent rise in sales as compared to last year. “Honda Cars India Ltd ... Read More »

Cars Are Meant To Be Driven

Images: Kulu Motorcar Inc. A few days ago, this 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV was brought to my attention. What made the car remarkable wasn’t the fact that Lamborghini made so few Miuras and seeing one in this beautiful color scheme was an absolute treat. No, it was that the seller, Kulu Motorcar Inc., wrote on its listing that it only had ... Read More »

As India moves towards premium cars, can Dzire topple Alto?

This could be the year when the proverbial cookie in the domestic car industry crumbled. Over the last three months, India’s largest selling car for well over a decade, Maruti Alto, has been outsold by stable-mate Dzire. In the diminutive mini car’s long reign at the top, this has happened for the first time ever. As a budget-oriented value for money car, ... Read More »