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Google Reportedly Seeks Access to Documents Held Back by CCI

As the CCI readies to begin its hearing into the alleged anti-competitive practices of Google, the Internet major has demanded access to certain documents held back by the watchdog to prepare a “thorough response” and is believed to have sought more time to make its submissions. Google, which has been accused of abusing its market dominance in ranking of its ... Read More »

Obama Promotes Online Search Tool With College-Specific Data

President Barack Obama on Saturday debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, scaling back a planned ratings system that critics derided as too subjective and unworkable. The College Scorecard – at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov – provides a snapshot of what former students of each school might earn, how much debt they leave with, ... Read More »

IS Hackers Reportedly Intercept Secret British Government Emails

Islamic State (IS) hackers have intercepted top secret British government emails in a major security breach, a media report said on Saturday. The breach was uncovered by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Mirror online reported. An investigation by the intelligence organisation has discovered that IS extremists have been targeting information held by some of Prime Minister David Cameron’s most senior ... Read More »

Obama Says Cyber-Attacks From China ‘Not Acceptable’

US President Barack Obama on Friday warned that cyber-attacks from China were “not acceptable”, a message he is set to deliver when President Xi Jinping visits the White House this month. Obama said state actors needed to agree rules of the road in order to stop cyber crises from escalating. “There comes a point at which we consider this a ... Read More »

Google, Twitter and Publishers Seek Faster Web

In a world where many people read everything on mobile phones, a few seconds of load time can mean the gain or loss of millions of readers and advertising dollars. Now Google wants to help publishers – and itself – by speeding things up. Google is working with the social media service Twitter and major news publishers like The Guardian ... Read More »

GoDaddy Prevails in Lawsuit Over Oscar Trademarks

GoDaddy Inc prevailed in a cybersquatting lawsuit brought by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which accused the Internet domain registrar of illegally profiting off its trademarks, including for the Oscar telecasts. In a 129-page decision on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte in Los Angeles said the Academy failed to show that GoDaddy acted in bad faith ... Read More »

Yahoo Marketing Chief Kathy Savitt Leaves for Entertainment Studio

Yahoo said Friday that marketing chief Kathy Savitt is leaving to take a job heading a digital team at television and film industry studio STX Entertainment. Savitt played a high-level role in efforts by Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer’s to revive the aging Internet pioneer and her departure could signal a larger shake-up taking place at the company. “We can confirm ... Read More »

Snapdeal Counters Flipkart With 1-Hour Refunds

Snapdeal announced the launch of its Instant Refunds facility, which would help its customers get refunds within an hour of Snapdeal receiving a returned product. The announcement comes less than a fortnight after Flipkart announced the launch of its instant refund mechanism facility that will help its customers get refunds as early as within 24 hours of returning a product. ... Read More »

China Tells US to Stop ‘Groundless’ Hacking Accusations

China reacted angrily on Friday following a call by America’s top intelligence official for cyber-security against China to be stepped up, and said the United States should stop “groundless accusations”. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the United States must beef up cyber-security against Chinese hackers targeting a range of US interests to raise the cost to China of ... Read More »

Uber Signs MoU With Tamil Nadu to Create Over 30,000 Jobs

App-based taxi service provider Uber India on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu government to create over 30,000 jobs. “The MoU is aimed at creating over 30,000 entrepreneurial opportunities for independent driver-partners, foster technological innovation”, Uber India said in a statement. The company signed the MoU during the Global Investors Meet. “Uber is pleased to announce ... Read More »