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EU Parliament Approves Copyright Law in Blow to Big Tech

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against Internet giants like Google and Facebook. Backing the draft were traditional media, in urgent search of revenue at a time when web users shun newspapers and TV and advertising revenue is syphoned away by online platforms. MEPs […]

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TeamViewer Tensor Enterprise SaaS Platform Launched in India

TeamViewer, a global software provider for IoT, connectivity, monitoring, support and team collaboration, on Monday announced the availability of its Tensor enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform in India. Built on TeamViewer’s infrastructure and software, Tensor introduces a set of new enterprise-class functionalities including comprehensive reporting logs, advanced authentication management as well as mass deployment capabilities, the […]

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YouTube Acquires Documentary on Work of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

American video-sharing website YouTube has acquired the award-winning documentary on the work of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and will bring the Indian activist’s sustained efforts to end child labour to a global audience. The Price of Free, directed by Derek Doneen and produced by American film and television personality Davis Guggenheim, follows Satyarthi and his team through […]

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Amazon Touches $1 Trillion, on Pace to Overtake Apple

Amazon.com on Tuesday briefly joined Apple to become the second $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 71 lakh crores) publicly listed US company after its stock price more than doubled in a year as it grew rapidly in retail and cloud computing. Its shares traded as high as $2,050.50 (roughly Rs. 1.47 lakhs) before easing a little to end the session […]

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India’s Draft Personal Data Protection Bill And Internet Of Things: Challenges Ahead

The draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (PDP Bill) has arrived at an opportune moment – at a time when the collection and use of our personal data have become a ubiquitous aspect of day-to-day life. The Bill’s focus on securing informed user consent for the processing of all personal data marks a step forward from the framework under […]

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The internet is changing what it means to be a summer movie

Summer at the movies in the US this year was full of the usual popcorn flicks—a dozen or so sequels, shark movies, and animated films—but some of the best-reviewed and buzzed about titles weren’t your typical summer fare. They were films like the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, and the dramedy BlacKkKlansman that would usually be reserved […]

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George W. Bush Sneaking Michelle Obama Some Candy Is the Internet’s New Obsession

Yesterday was a somber day in Washington, D.C. as the nation’s capital said goodbye to Senator John McCain. Meghan McCain and former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush all delivered emotional and poignant eulogies, with some pointed words for Donald Trump. But there was one lighthearted moment caught between Michelle Obama and George W. Bush […]

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Pre-Owned Smartphone Market in India Booming, Average Selling Price Rises to Rs. 11,000: OLX

With more and more Indians aiming to own high-end smartphones, the pre-owned smartphone market is booming and on the online trading platform OLX, the average selling price (ASP) of a pre-owned smartphone has jumped from Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 11,000 in just one year, the company said on Saturday. More and more high-end phones are now […]

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PUBG Xbox One ‘G-Coin’ Currency Announced, Requires Real Money

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting a new in-game currency called ‘G-Coin’ on Xbox One, its developer announced Wednesday, which can only be purchased with real money unlike Battle Points. PUBG Corp. cited the lack of a marketplace on Xbox, as opposed to Steam, as the reason for its creation. The new PUBG G-Coin currency will be first rolled out […]

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Is The Internet Evil?

Since it’s the weekend, let’s bat around one of those endless debates which cropped up yet again this week at the Washington Post, where Christine Emba asks the perplexing question, is the internet evil? Personally, I’ve had countless moments over the past two decades where I would have jumped out of my seat with one of […]