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US FTC Said to Be Probing Allegations of Amazon’s Deceptive Discounting

HIGHLIGHTS FTC is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers Amazon’s pricing discounts and offers on items is under scanner An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices As part of its review of Amazon’s agreement to buy Whole Foods , the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close ... Read More »

Symantec Said to Be Considering Sale of Its Web Certificates Business

Cyber-security firm Symantec is considering selling its website certification business, in a deal that could fetch more than $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,457 crores) and extricate it from a feud with Alphabet Inc’s Google, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Google said in March that it was investigating Symantec’s failure to properly validate its certificates, which confirm that websites can be trusted. Symantec ... Read More »

‘Godfather’ of Russian Internet Nossik Dies of Heart Attack

Anton Nossik, a Russian Internet entrepreneur who is often referred to as the godfather of the Russian Internet, died on Saturday night. Nossik, 51, suffered a heart attack during the night of July 9, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reported. Several of Nossik’s acquaintances confirmed the reports on social media on Sunday. News of his death was met with shock. “It’s impossible to believe,” ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn promises lifelong free education as he demands an overhaul of the economy to stop private firms using technology to destroy jobs

Free lifelong education will be made available under Labour, Jeremy Corbyn vowed today as he demanded the state seize control of more of the economy. The Labour leader said private firms would destroy jobs if left unchecked as he warned ‘public institutions’ were needed to manage ‘rapid technological change’. In a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce, Mr Corbyn ... Read More »

The 9 best smart home gadgets of 2017 (so far)

Boosting your home’s tech skills sadly isn’t quite as easy as sticking in some extra RAM or upgrading the firmware. But thanks to 2017’s best new smart home offerings, you don’t need to knock down walls or embark on a rewiring disaster either. Whether you’re looking for a garden watchdog, some programmable buttons, or a fix for your home’s infuriating internet blackspots, this ... Read More »

The Lifelong Learning of Lifelong Inmates

Lance leans over his desk, his round belly situating his body tightly between the wooden chair and plastic desk—both too small for someone with his girth. A collection of yellow notepad papers, their edges frayed after being torn from their original binding, wrestle alongside one another in his hands. It is a Saturday morning, and the classroom is small, and ... Read More »

Gionee Offers Up to 60GB of Reliance Jio 4G Data to Smartphone Buyers, Unveils Paytm Cashbacks

Gionee India has announced strategic partnerships with Reliance Jio and Paytm to roll out offers on the purchase of its smartphones. These offers are on a vast portfolio of smartphones, and while Reliance Jio offers additional 4G data benefits of up to 60GB, Paytm offers cashbacks of a maximum of Rs. 500 on a shopping of Rs. 700 or above ... Read More »

The challenge of long-term finance

India is already the largest borrower from the World Bank. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint The 2008 financial crash is understood to have been caused by a combination of greedy loan-pushing bankers, carefree NINJA borrowers (or No Income, No Job or Assets), negligent rating agencies, hungry investors (for yield), and indulgent regulators. Nobody so far (outside of Iceland) has gone to jail ... Read More »

Is your home secure? Half of household gadgets vulnerable to attack

The consumer body Which? recently reported that over half of smart household gadgets they tested were vulnerable to cyber attack ‘There is no denying the huge benefits that smart home gadgets and devices bring to our lives. However, consumers should be aware that some of these appliances are vulnerable and offer little or no security’ As the number of smart ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Crosses 5.25 Lakh Registrations in China, TV Ad Outs Phone Ahead of Launch

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 revealed ahead of global Tuesday launch The smartphone crossed 5.25 lakh registrations OnePlus 5 set to launch in India on Thursday OnePlus 5, the Chinese company’s next flagship smartphone, set to launch on Tuesday is already receiving tremendous response from the consumers. The smartphone crossed 5.25 lakh registrations in China ahead of Tuesday global launch. Additionally, OnePlus ... Read More »