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Website Domains Will Be Available in Hindi, Bengali, Other Indian Languages Soon

Getting an Internet domain name in English is passé, now get ready to have it in regional languages. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation with the responsibility for Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) management worldwide, has been on the job to support domain names in numerous languages spoken in India, […]

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What happens when internet subcultures get discovered by the masses

If we’ve learned anything from the Ken Bones and Chewbacca moms of the internet, or the graveyard of expired memes collecting virtual dust in an online database, it’s that viral fame is often fleeting. But every now and then, a weird little subculture starts trending and doesn’t stop. Over the past decade or so, attention from the outside world has caused […]

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Flipkart Big Freedom Sale Takes on Amazon, Kicks Off August 10

Flipkart’s The Big Freedom Sale has been announced. The online retailer has gone ahead and revealed that its next big sale, in anticipation of India’s 72nd Independence Day, will be held between August 10-12, 2018. While offers haven’t yet been revealed, Flipkart has announced that it will be holding blockbuster deals, price crash offers, rush hour deals, […]

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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 […]

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Apple and Amazon Lead the Pack to $1 Trillion Market Value

For a long time, Apple appeared to be flying solo to a $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 68.7 lakh crores) market value, but Amazon is right at its heels – and experts have no fears of a tech bubble. Apple, at $939 billion (roughly Rs. 64.5 lakh crores), remains the highest-valued private company on the global markets – and could […]

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SoftBank Said to Partner Paytm to Launch Payments Service in Japan

SoftBank Group plans to announce within days that it will start a mobile digital payments service in Japan by the end of 2018 as billionaire founder Masayoshi Son seeks to expand in the sector, people familiar with the matter said. The service, a collaboration with Indian startup Paytm, will make extensive use of artificial intelligence for mobile payments and […]

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Symantec Introduces ‘Email Threat Isolation’ Tech to Thwart Attacks

Cyber-security giant Symantec Corp on Wednesday introduced a new solution based on threat isolation technology which blocks advanced email attacks on end-user devices. Named “Email Threat Isolation”, the solution helps protect users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover and ransomware attacks, the company said in a statement. The email security solution with integrated threat isolation technology […]

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Man Who Asked Internet To Track Down His Holiday Romance Is Actually Married

So, turns out that Gary the hopeless romantic might not have been telling the full story. A couple of weeks ago, the lovesick man was desperately hunting for a woman he met on his holiday, with only her first name to go on. It was pretty intense of him but also kind of romantic. Things have ended in tears though, as […]

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Xiaomi IPO: Xiaomi Falls Then Rises in Hong Kong Debut

Xiaomi Corp. shares slipped and then rebounded Monday in the Chinese smartphone maker’s first trading day in Hong Kong following a multibillion-dollar initial public offering. Trading opened at 16.60 HKD ($2.11) per share, below Xiaomi’s offering price of 17 HKD ($2.17). Shares lostabout 4 percent in early trading but rebounded to 17 HKD ($2.17) at midday. Xiaomi, […]

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Aadhaar Virtual ID Verification Tool Now Operational, Must Be Deployed by Banks by August 31: UIDAI Read in

The Aadhaar virtual ID (VID) verification mechanism is now operational, the biometric system’s governing body UIDAI has announced. The new Aadhaar virtual ID system will allow users to provide a virtually generated code instead of the actual 12-digit identifier in an effort to safeguard privacy. Banks will have time till August 31 to deploy the tool for user verification […]