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Amazon Stops Using Pilot Episodes to Garner Audience Feedback

Amazon has decided to stop its experiment of putting the first episodes of developing content referred to as the “pilot episodes”, the media reported. Up until now, the company released the pilot episodes to get customers’ feedback on what episodes should become a series. “I’d never say ‘never’ but that version is not something we’re doing. We’ll use our own testing ... Read More »

IBM Wins $83 Million in Groupon E-Commerce Patent Fight

A US jury awarded IBM $82.5 million (roughly Rs. 562 crores) after finding that Groupon infringed four of its e-commerce patents. Friday’s verdict is a boon to IBM’s intellectual-property licencing business, which last year brought in $1.19 billion (roughly Rs. 8,200 crores) for the company, holder of more than 45,000 patents. IBM sued Groupon for $167 million (roughly Rs. 1,150 crores), accusing it of ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Briefly Slips Below $8,000 as Investors Turn Risk Averse

Bitcoin briefly fell below $8,000 (roughly Rs. 5.5 lakhs) on Monday as investors scaled back their exposure to cryptocurrenices, after a sell-off in shares of technology and internet companies spilled over into other risky assets. The technology index tumbled 1.79 percent as disappointing results last week from Facebook, Twitter, and Intel spurred worries about growth for a sector that has led the equity market to ... Read More »

Factors that affect the Premium of your Car Insurance

It so may happen that despite you and your neighbor owning the same car with same parameters, you both pay different amounts for your respective car insurance premiums. This may have led you to question the calculation of premium for your car insurance. For starters, not one but many factors are considered while calculating car insurance premium by the motor ... Read More »

World Emoji Day 2018: Twitter, Facebook Reveal Usage Statistics, Apple Releases 70 New Emoji Characters

Apple unveils 70 new emoji characters coming later this year. HIGHLIGHTS Cake emoji is the most used by Indians on Facebook ‘Crying while laughing’ emoji is used frequently on Twitter in India Apple has released custom emojis of its top management World Emoji Day 2018, similar to each iteration since 2014, is on Tuesday, July 17. World Emoji Day was ... Read More »

Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook entered into partnership with NSDC MSDE will incorporate training on digital marketing skills in its courses Facebook’s training programmes have upskilled more than 200,000 youth Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will ... Read More »

decide whether right time play rummy with cash

Card players in India can never forget to include Rummy among their favourite games list. It is definitely most popular in India where people pick cards while in a gathering and start playing. As times have changed and everyone is going tech savvy, even the craze for the game has upgraded to the online versions. Yes, now most people enjoy ... Read More »

Water Purifiers over the Years: Why Is It Important to Upgrade Your Age-Old Purifier?

Installing a water purifier for home is mandatory if you want access to clean and safe drinking water. This is because the water quality is deteriorating day by day with natural and manmade contaminants finding their way into it. Waterborne diseases hit a large population worldwide, especially in the developing nations. The problem gets more pronounced during the rainy season ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Buying UK-Based AI Startup to Fight Fake News

Facebook is reportedly acquiring London-based startup Bloomsbury AI that has developed natural language processing (NLP) technology to help machines answer questions. According to a report in TechCrunch on Monday, “multiple sources say Facebook is paying between $23 million and $30 million (roughly Rs. 157 crores and Rs. 205 crores) to acquire Bloomsbury AI”. The social media giant aims to deploy the ... Read More »

Life Coaching Industry Turning To Online Technologies To Reach New Customers

As more customers become comfortable and familiar with online communication platforms such as messenger, text, and video conferencing, the coaching industry is now capitalizing on this by launching a new online life coach platform. Over the years, many customers would be subjugated to having to sit in traffic and drive across town to meet with their coach in their office ... Read More »