Google Introduces ‘Good To Know’ Campaign In India for Internet Safety

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With an aim to raise awareness about online safety, Google India has rolled out ‘Good To Know’ nationwide campaign. The campaign includes a series of online safety workshops that will reach out to schools, NGO’s, consumer and industry groups across the country. Google India has partnered with  Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE), a...
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Tim Berners-Lee Stresses The Need For A Decentralized Web

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When Tim Berners-Lee sent the first packet of information between a server and a client in the late 80s, he may not have really understood the massive implication of what he was unleashing on the world. Over the years the Internet has rocketed ahead of its creator’s initial expectation in a huge way. These days, the Internet is plugged into everything – news, content, commerce and social connections....
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Bangalore Becomes First City In India To Have Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

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After over an year of promises, citizens of Banagalore have finally got free wireless internet access in public places. The Karnataka government has launched 5 free Wi-Fi hot-spots in the tech capital of India. Namma Wi-Fi project will allows a person to browse up to three hours a day and download up to 50 MB of data at a speed of 512 kbps. The pilot phase of the project has been implemented by...
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Google’s Video Quality Report Tests Your ISP Performance

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With an aim to help users evaluate performance of their Internet Service Provider (ISP), Google is rolling out video quality report. The initiative will push ISPs to improve their YouTube streaming capabilities.To perform the test, Google uses data related to how well the ISP can handle playing back a high definition YouTube video. The ISPs are graded based on the performance of other providers...
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Facebook Acquires Branch Media To Lead New Conversations Group

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Facebook has confirmed the acquisition of New York based startup Branch Media. This is the company behind discussion service Branch and chat + linksharing service Potluck. The company is focused on improving the conversation and discussion scenario. Branch is their most used product and has already been deployed on many leading publications and websites. It brings together comments and discussions...
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UC Browser For Andriod Updated With Faster Download, Language Support And More

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UC browser has received a major update for Android with various features. The Chinese mobile browser promises to download files faster than any other browser regardless of your connection speed. Its latest 9.5 update for Android claims to get you 15% more download speeds on 3G and WiFi along with high speed on 2G.The new version of UC browser includes a new Web Application Center that lets users...
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TrueCaller Denies Funding From Sequoia Capital India

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Sweden-based TrueCaller had apparently concluded a ‘significant’ funding round led by Sequoia Capital India. But the company has denied the same.Internet based telephone and mobile database aggregator TrueCaller, has had a roller-coaster journey in the last year, but its India centric activities have been overall positive. After successfully developing a deeper integrative relationship with micro-blogging...
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Yahoo.com Visitors From Europe Hit By Malware Attack

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Users who have visited Yahoo.com over last few days have been affected by a malware attack. Visitors to pages with malicious ads were redirected to sites armed with code that exploits vulnerabilities in Java and installs a variety of different malware. It’s worth noting that victims didn’t have to click on the malicious ads in order to have their devices infected with malware.Fox IT, an internet...
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Vodafone Wants To Acquire Tata Teleservices: Reports

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Vodafone India is in what can be described as early talks with the Tata Group over the possible acquisition of its controlling stake in Tata Teleservices. If these talks go ahead and bear fruit, Vodafone will thus become the biggest Indian telecommunication company.Japanese partner NTT Docomo holds the right to first refusal to the Tata Group’s majority stake of 59.45% in Tata Teleservices. If...
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Airtel To Offer Free Facebook Access In 9 Indian Languages

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In a bid to attract users, Bharti Airtel is offering its prepaid users free Facebook usage in nine different languages. Under this offer prepaid subscribers in India will be able to access Facebook via the official app or mobile website for free in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.Airtel subscribers can view or upload photos, post status updates, comment...
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