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Aadhaar Leak: 210 Government Sites Found Displaying Personal Details, Says Chaudhary

About 210 websites of the central and state government departments were found to be displaying personal details and Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. “UIDAI (The Unique Identification Authority of India) has taken note of the same and is regularly monitoring the status to get the Aadhaar data removed from the said websites,” Minister of State for Electronics and IT, ... Read More »

RCom’s Unlimit, China’s Fibocom Partner to Develop IoT Solution

Reliance Communications’ Unlimit on Wednesday announced a strategic alliance with Chinese telecom gear maker Fibocom to design and manufacture modules for wireless communications and develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Unlimit said the number of connected devices in India is projected to rise from 200 million today to 3 billion by 2020, and nearly every part of the economy will be positively impacted ... Read More »

Google Analytics Gets Natural Language Processing Support With Machine Learning

Google Analytics now has the same natural language processing technology available in other Google apps such as Photos and Search, the Internet giant announced on Tuesday. That means you can now ask questions in plain English, which gets you answers quicker than before. Depending on the question you ask, you will be presented with a number, rows, or a chart. As an example, ... Read More »

Beyonce ‘breaks the internet’ by posting first picture of her twins

Beyonce shows off her twins on Instagram CREDIT: BEYONCE/INSTAGRAM There was always going to be only one photo that could inspire more excitement on the internet than the one Beyonce posted showing her baby bump – and that was one of her newly born twins. The pop star has now duly delivered, sharing a photo of herself holding her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, who were born ... Read More »

Facebook, Google Protest Proposed Changes to US Net Neutrality Rules on ‘Day of Action’

Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet Inc and dozens of other major technology companies protested online on Wednesday against proposed changes to US net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain Internet services over others. In support of the “Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality,” more than 80,000 websites – from big social media platforms like Facebook to streaming ... Read More »

Paytm Acquires Majority Stake in Ticketing Platform Insider.in

E-wallet platform Paytm on Thursday announced it has acquired a majority stake in Insider.in, a ticketing platform of events company OML Entertainment, for an undisclosed sum. Paytm has been expanding into the events ticketing industry that is currently pegged at Rs. 4,000 crores, with online ticketing accounting for 10 percent of the overall volume. “Digital discovery and events marketing expertise will increase supply of ... Read More »

Halli Labs, a Four-Month-Old Bengaluru-Based AI Startup, Acquired by Google

Halli Labs, a Bengaluru-based company that specialises in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), has been acquired by Google. The startup came into existence barely four months ago. The Halli Labs team will be joining Google’s Next Billion Users effort, the Internet giant’s initiative to bring the next billion users from emerging markets like India online. This is said to be the first acquisition of an ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day Sale: Deals on OnePlus 5, Moto G5, ‘Free’ TVs, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The Redmi 4 smartphone will be available in open sale OnePlus 5 will get extra Rs. 2,000 off on exchange Amazon Fire Stick TV will be available for Rs. 2,999 The first Amazon Prime Day Sale in India will start today, alongside 12 other countries worldwide, where buyers will get exclusive products launches, flat discounts, cashbacks, and other deals across categories. ... Read More »

Twitter Is Not the Internet, and the Internet Is Not India

HIGHLIGHTS Less than a third of India has mobile Internet Twitter represents only one fiftieth of mobile Internet users The real dialogue on India is still happening offline We’re living in an age where social media has become a very big part of our lives. It’s a great source of news, and apparently it can also impact election results. There is definitely ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Leads in 4G Download Speeds in June; All Operators See Dip in Speeds

HIGHLIGHTS Jio had the fastest download speeds in June at 18.809Mbps Vodafone and Idea Cellular took the next spots All four telcos saw their upload and download speeds dip in June Reliance Jio retained its position as the fastest 4G download network for the sixth successive month in June, even as the four top telecom operators in the country saw a ... Read More »