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Chinese Computer Hack Attacks Slow Ahead of Obama Summit: Reports

Major intrusions by Chinese hackers of U.S. companies’ computer systems appear to have slowed in recent months, private-sector experts say, ahead of a meeting between China’s president and President Barack Obama with cyber-security on the agenda. Three senior executives at private-sector firms in the field told Reuters they had noticed a downtick in hacking activity. “The pace of new breaches ... Read More »

Facebook Defends, Says Net Neutrality for Telcos Limits Access

Defending its free Internet platform, Facebook on Thursday said net neutrality principle arose when operators started selling different levels of speed to provide faster access to certain services. “When users purchase Internet access, they should be able to go where they want to, and that concept of net neutrality rules in context of operators who originally wanted to sell ... Read More »

Snapdeal CEO Says Expects to Be Profitable in 3 Years

E-commerce major Snapdeal expects to be operationally profitable in the next three years and is investing heavily in building infrastructure to scale up its business. “More specifically in the next three-year period, at least in our business, I feel fairly confident that we will be at that point of profitability,” Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl on Thursday said at an International ... Read More »

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Says Expecting Twin Girls Says Expecting Twin Girls

Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer announced she is pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December. Not that it’s going to slow her down much. “Since this is a unique time in Yahoo’s transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout,” ... Read More »

Harvard Launches ‘Virtual Classroom’ for Students Anywhere

The newest classroom at Harvard’s business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers. In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio 2 miles from campus, class plays out like ... Read More »

19-Year-Old Entrepreneur Harsh Songra Shares Roadmap for My Child App

Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg put a Bhopal teen on the world map last week, when she posted about an Indian startup that had enrolled in the FBStart program. Harsh Songra, developer of the My Child app, was diagnosed at the age of nine with dyspraxia, a developmental coordination disorder (DCD). His parents were unable to identify problems in their son’s ... Read More »

SpaceX Delays Next Launch After Blast

SpaceX said Monday it has delayed by a couple of months the return to flight of its Falcon 9 rocket, following an explosion on the way to the space station in June. The company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, had said previously that the rocket would launch no earlier than September, after a failed strut was blamed for the rocket’s demise ... Read More »

Ashley Madison Says Site Growing, Insists Women Are Using It

Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients. The company also struck back at reports that the site had few genuine female users, saying internal data released by hackers had been incorrectly analysed. “Recent ... Read More »

Former US Secret Service Agent Pleads Guilty in Bitcoin Theft

A former US Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 (roughly Rs. 5.2 crores) worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice. Silk Road operated for more than two ... Read More »

Delhi’s DTC Buses to Have Free Wi-Fi Facility Soon: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that free Wi-Fi facility would soon be provided to commuters in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses. Kejriwal made the announcement in the presence of Transport Minister Gopal Rai, DTC managing director C.R. Garg and thousands of DTC employees while attending an awards ceremony at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. “Delhi ... Read More »