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ChatSim 2 Launched With Unlimited Internet Access and Messaging, to Be Showcased at MWC 2018

HIGHLIGHTS The second-gen variant offers access for all mobile apps in its core plan World premiere of ChatSim 2 will take place at MWC 2018 in Barcelona It provides unlimited to messaging apps like WhatsApp and WeChat SIM card provider ChatSim on Thursday announced the launch of its latest ChatSim 2 SIM card in Milan, Italy. The second generation of the company’s proprietary SIM ... Read More »

Why India Needs to Avoid US-Like Digital Divide at All Costs

HIGHLIGHTS Uber is still rolling out to parts of the US today Other services are also similarly geographically limited For India to truly leapfrog the West, the focus must be on ‘Bharat’ A term that we often hear about is the digital divide, which exists between the developed West, and countries like India. It’s meant to express the difference in access ... Read More »

My New Year’s Resolution: Read Less (Internet), Read More (Books)

Hooray, we made it. The artificial construct that is the Earth year has moved up a digit, and we’re now in the two thousand and eighteenth year since the birth of the Christ, as per the accepted method of time-keeping by people worldwide. Now that we’ve done away with its direct predecessor 2017 – labelled and proclaimed as the worst ... Read More »

From Food to Streaming, We Need Aggregators for Our Aggregators

HIGHLIGHTS There are now too many apps for things like ordering food or cabs Exclusives mean that you have to look through all the different options Aggregators for aggregators are now the order of the day Having choice is a good thing. That applies to everything from airlines to restaurants to retail, and a consequence of this choice has been ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Amazon Acquires Blink, a Connected Camera Maker

HIGHLIGHTS Blink makes Internet-connected doorbells and security cameras The Andover-based company announced the buyout on its site Move to help Amazon compete in the growing home security camera market Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company that makes Internet-connected doorbells and security cameras. Blink announced on its website Friday it was being acquired by the Seattle e-commerce giant. Terms of the deal haven’t been ... Read More »

Twitter Users Divided Over 280-Character Limit for Tweets: Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Only 38 percent users said they approved of the 280-character limit Thirty-two percent of the users preferred 140-character tweets A month after the change, 5 percent tweets are longer than 140-characters A month after Twitter doubled its 140-character restriction for people to express more in a tweet, users were divided on the new 280-character limit with only 38 percent approving the ... Read More »