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Snapdeal Launches First Special E-Commerce Zone in Dharamshala

Snapdeal will also take on board local artisans and manufacturers as sellers on its marketplace and enable them to sell nationally while supplying locally.Online retail major Snapdeal on Monday partnered with the Himachal Pradesh government to launch a ‘special e-commerce zone’ in Dharamshala that will facilitate sale of local handicraft and other products through its marketplace. Snapdeal will set up ... Read More »

Google Finally Gives Revenge Porn Victims A Way To Remove Abusive Links

  It’s about damn time. Now that about half the states in the nation have passed laws banning revenge porn and several people have been convicted under those laws, Google says it will finally give revenge porn victims the option to get said revenge porn removed from searches. The search giant made the announcement today on its public policy blog. ... Read More »

Airtel Launches 4G Services in Hisar

Bharti Airtel on Friday expanded its 4G services to Hisar – which has become fourth city in Haryana to get the high end telecom service. Customers in Hisar will be able to use 4G using dongles, Wi-Fi modems, Mi-Fi and Wi-Fi dongles. Airtel has launched 4G services in Ambala, Karnal and Yamunanagar cities of Haryana. Telecom major Bharti Airtel on ... Read More »

China to Allow Full Foreign Ownership of Some E-Commerce Businesses

China will allow full foreign ownership of some e-commerce businesses, aiming to encourage foreign investment and the development and competitiveness of the industry, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Friday. The move, effective immediately, will apply to “online data handling and trade handling services”, the ministry said in a statement on its website. It was not immediately ... Read More »

Google Buys Agawi, May Soon Let You Try Apps Without Installation

Google has acquired an app streaming startup named Agawi. The company is said to have been silently acquired last year, and now Google has confirmed the buyout after reports hit the Web. Agawi’s technology lets users easily preview apps or games by streaming them onto their handsets without installing or downloading them from Google Play. The Mountain View firm is ... Read More »

Google Clock App Now Available for Download via Google Play

In a surprise move, Google has brought its Material Design-based Clock app to the Google Play store for non-stock Android users. The app joins the long list of Google apps that already are available for download from Google Play. The Google Clock is available on devices running stock Android like Nexus devices. However, those smartphone users who are not satisfied ... Read More »

US Government Employee Data Breach Reportedly Tied to Chinese Intelligence

The Chinese hacking group suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former US government employees has a different mission and organizational structure than the military hackers who have been accused of other US data breaches, according to people familiar with the matter. While the Chinese People’s Liberation Army typically goes after defence and trade secrets, this hacking ... Read More »

Google Acts to Curb ‘Revenge Porn’ From Search Results

Google said Friday it was taking steps to remove from search results “revenge porn,” or sexually explicit images of people posted without their consent. The Internet search giant said it would soon put up an online form that will allow victims to make requests to remove these items from Google search queries. “We’ve heard many troubling stories of ‘revenge porn’: ... Read More »

Google Launches My Ramadan Companion Website

Google this week launched a Ramadan (also called Ramzan in some regions) site to give devotees relevant information, such as timings of sunrise and sunset in the user’s region, during the holy month for Muslims across the world. Called the My Ramadan Companion, the site provides users with locally relevant tips such as the closest charity Iftar, nearby Halal restaurants, ... Read More »

Cuba Unveils Plans to Launch First Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Cuba announced plans Thursday to open 35 public Wi-Fi hotspots and halve the price to go online, seeking to expand Internet access in one of the world’s least-connected countries.State telecoms firm Etecsa said the hotspots, a first for the communist island, would be set up nationwide and begin service in July. It is “a first step toward increasing Internet access,” ... Read More »