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Netflix Partners With Airtel, Videocon, and Vodafone in India

HIGHLIGHTS Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is visiting India right now Netflix will now be available via Airtel and Videocon d2h set top boxes Vodafone customers will be able to pay for Netflix via carrier billing Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is visiting India right now and has announced three major partnerships in the country. With both Airtel and Videocon d2h Direct ... Read More »

The royal twitterati: how the monarchy learned to love social media

The Queen has official Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube platforms. Her YouTube channel has existed for a decade. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images View more sharing options Shares 19 Caroline Davies Thursday 16 February 2017 18.37 GMTLast modified on Thursday 16 February 2017 22.00 GMT The Queen almost never takes to Twitter personally – just twice, it seems – but for her aides, ... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT: THE CHANGING ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media never played a bigger role than it did in this past presidential election. (Shutterstock) By Brian Taff Updated 2 hrs 14 mins ago PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Social media never played a bigger role than it did in this past presidential election. Now as we settle into 2017 what role will these platforms play? Well, for all the talk ... Read More »

Google Combines YouTube Music, Google Play Music Teams; Unified App Likely to Launch Soon

HIGHLIGHTS Google Play Music and YouTube Music teams combined Google likely to launch unified music app YouTube Music offered music with and without video Google has confirmed that it has merged the teams behind YouTube Music and Google Play Music. The move is said to be a way Google wants to pave the way for a unified Music app though ... Read More »

Debit Card Breach: Hitachi Admits Its Systems Were Compromised

Hitachi Payments Services today accepted its systems were compromised by a sophisticated malware in mid-2016, that led to one of the biggest cyber-security breaches in country with 3.2 million cards affected and a scare over security of card-based transactions. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) had said over 600 customers had reported losses of at least Rs 1.3 crore ... Read More »

Baidu to Fold Embattled Medical Business Into AI, Search Units

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc will close some of its medical businesses and fold other health segments into its artificial intelligence and search teams, the firm said in a statement sent to Reuters on Thursday. Baidu has been refocusing its business strategy after Chinese authorities cracked down last year on medical advertising, once a lucrative business sector for the ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »

Wikipedia Editors Ban ‘Unreliable’ Daily Mail as Source

Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the use of articles from British tabloid The Daily Mail and its globally popular website as sources, calling them “unreliable”, according to a statement. English-language editors of the online encyclopaedia cited the newspaper’s “reputation for poor fact-checking, sensationalism, and flat-out fabrication”, said the statement posted on Wikipedia Wednesday. The vote means the tabloid’s use ... Read More »

ASCI Upholds Misleading Ad Complaints Against Amazon, Paytm, FreeCharge, and Others

ASCI Upholds Misleading Ad Complaints Against Amazon, Paytm, FreeCharge, and Others HIGHLIGHTS ASCI upheld complaints against online retailers such as Amazon, Paytm ASCI received 152 complaints in November Paytm’s 50 percent cashback on two movie tickets was termed misleading Advertising sector watchdog ASCI upheld complaints against 100 misleading advertisements in November, including those of HUL, Indigo Airlines, Emami, Idea Cellular, ... Read More »

US Judge to Sentence Prolific Hacker in $55-Million Cyber-Attacks Case

A prolific foreign hacker behind cyberattacks that netted an estimated $55 million (roughly Rs. 368 crores) is facing sentencing by a US judge in a conviction considered an unusual win for law enforcement officials who have identified hundreds of others like him but failed to put them in handcuffs. Ercan Findikoglu, a Turkish national, had gone to great lengths to ... Read More »