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Dropbox Said to File Confidentially for US IPO

HIGHLIGHTS Dropbox is currently valued at about $10 billion It is one of the closely watched group of firms with an anticipated IPO Non-public filings have become more common since July Dropbox, the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion (roughly Rs. 63,500 crores), has filed confidentially for a US initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said. Goldman Sachs ... Read More »

Intel Says Meltdown, Spectre Patches Can Cause Reboot Problems in Old Chips

HIGHLIGHTS Meltdown, Spectre flaws affect nearly every computer in the world Intel revealed the patches may cause some issues with older chips It said it was working with affected customers to fix the issues Intel on Thursday said that recently issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that ... Read More »

Netflix Accused of Glamourising Child Sex Trafficking With ‘Baby’ Drama

HIGHLIGHTS Baby will go into production this year It’s based on an Italian teen sex scandal The racket was dubbed the baby squillo scandal Survivors of sex trafficking urged Netflix on Thursday to can a new show called Baby – inspired by an Italian teen sex scandal – accusing the streaming service of normalising child abuse. In a letter to executives, they accused Netflix of ... Read More »

What Does a Smartphone Mean to a Refugee?

HIGHLIGHTS After food and shelter, a smartphone is the next essential Asylum seekers would stop their journeys to access free Wi-Fi Tech can be used to transfer funds, or find news of lost family In an increasingly digital world, after food and shelter, the next necessity that people have is an Internet connected smartphone, says Mark Latonero, PhD, Lead Researcher ... Read More »

Internet Giants Not Doing Enough to Take Down Illegal Content: EU

Internet giants like Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter are not taking down illegal content from their websites fast enough, the European Union executive said on Tuesday after meeting with the companies. Several European governments have increased pressure on social media companies to do more to remove illegal content – from incitement to hatred and racism to extremist material to counterfeit products being sold online – and ... Read More »

Marriage Turning Into Threat In Social Media Age: High Court Judge

Justice Hima Kohli said that there is no secrecy in terms of sharing of personal data in social media. NEW DELHI:  With no secrecy of personal data in the age of social media, the institution of marriage is turning into a threat, Delhi High Court judge Hima Kohli has said. Justice Kohli, who was delivering a keynote address at a seminar ... Read More »

Nissan Sells Its 300,000th Nissan Leaf Globally Since 2010

Highlights The first gen Nissan Leaf was introduced in 2010 The electric Leaf is the world’s first mass-produced electric car Nissan launched the second generation Leaf last year in September Nissan announced that the company has sold its 300,000th Nissan Leaf globally since the model first went on sale in 2010. The 100% electric Leaf is the world’s first mass-produced ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Increases Car Prices By Up To Rs. 17,000, Effective Immediately

Automakers including, Hyundai, Honda, Mahindra have already announced to increase prices from this month. New Delhi: Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today said it has increased prices of its models by up to Rs. 17,000 in order to partially offset rise in input costs. In a regulatory filing, it said the hike will range between Rs. 1,700 and Rs. 17,000 across models owing to increase ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Hikes Car Prices In India By Up To 17,000

Highlights The hike is due to increase in commodity, admin & distribution costs Maruti retails a range of cars priced between Rs. 2.45 & Rs. 11.29 lakh Carmakers including Tata, Honda, Hyundai have also hiked prices for 2018 Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car manufacturer, today announced prices across its model range in India. The company says that prices of ... Read More »

10.or D Review

HIGHLIGHTS The 10.or D is exclusive to Amazon India It has a Snapdragon 425 SoC and has two RAM and storage variants It is powered by a 3500mAh battery Budget smartphone buyers have in the past been forced to make do with weak processors and minuscule amounts of RAM and storage. However, with strong competition, we have seen entry-level smartphones ... Read More »