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Amazon Product Page Error Leads Some Users to Dog Photos

HIGHLIGHTS Many shoppers took to Twitter to report the error message A different image of a dog greeted users each time Glitch was unlikely to affect Amazon’s control over consumers’ wallets Amazon told some shoppers on Wednesday that there was a problem when they were trying to view product listings. “Sorry something went wrong on our end,” Amazon said on ... Read More »

Flipkart Announces Hackathon to Deal With Bengaluru’s Traffic Woes

HIGHLIGHTS Initiative marks the start of the “Month of Innovation” at Flipkart The contest will run from June 7 2017 until June 21 2017 Hackathon aimed to help ease the city’s perennial traffic problem E-commerce major Flipkart on Wednesday announced a hackathon to crowdsource “innovative”, “implementable” solutions from the tech community and concerned citizens, that could help ease the city’s ... Read More »

Amazon Offers Prime Discount for US Customers on Government Aid

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon is offering Prime discount to US govt-aided people Amazon said it would offer the $10.99-per-month for $5.99 per month The online retailer’s move directly challenges Wal-Mart in the US Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would offer a discount on its popular Prime subscription service for shoppers who receive US government aid, taking aim at a key customer ... Read More »

London attack: Politicians v the internet

The PM says internet giants have provided a “safe space” for extremist ideology Prime Minister Theresa May has said more must be done to tackle terrorism online. In a speech on Sunday, following the terrorist attack in London, she said the internet provided a “safe space” for extremist ideology to breed. But technology companies and cyber-security experts have warned that ... Read More »

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 Report: Reliance Jio Helps Drive Usage in India and More

HIGHLIGHTS India has an Internet user base of 355 million Overall mobile market has slowed down in the country Low data costs have driven Internet usage At the Code Conference in California on Wednesday, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker delivered her annual Internet Trends report. What was interesting this year was that 56 out of the 355 ... Read More »

Snapdeal Raises Over Rs. 113 Crores From NVP, Founders

HIGHLIGHTS Snapdeal has raised over Rs. 113 crores from NVP and founders Unclear how new financing round will help Snapdeal continue operations SoftBank has been mediating a potential sale of Snapdeal to Flipkart Snapdeal has raised over Rs. 113 crores from early investor Nexus Venture Partners and founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, amid talks of a potential sale of ... Read More »

People’s access to the internet, mapped

The internet dominates the western world, but how does it fare globally? This map shows the proportion of people in every country with access to the web thanks to data from the Internet Telecomms Union.  An internet user is defined as person who accessed the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones. Globally, Iceland has the highest percentage ... Read More »

People’s access to the internet, mapped

The internet dominates the western world, but how does it fare globally? This map shows the proportion of people in every country with access to the web thanks to data from the Internet Telecomms Union.  An internet user is defined as person who accessed the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones. Globally, Iceland has the highest percentage ... Read More »

ACCC shifts on regional internet levy

Australia’s competition regulator will allow non-NBN high-speed internet providers to pass on federal government’s proposed $7-a-month levy for regional services to customers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has finalised a ruling that non-NBN high-speed internet providers will set the prices of their service in line with those on the national broadband network. The regulator has shifted stance on the ... Read More »

What Canadians will lose out on as the U.S. deregulates the Internet while we’re stuck on ‘net neutrality’

Is the U.S. about to kill the open Internet and will Canada save it? The new chair of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to jettison America’s “net neutrality” regulations and replace them with guidelines. The New York Times, in a spirited editorial headline last month, summarized it like this: “FCC Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It.” ... Read More »