Google Asked to Submit Fresh Proposal for Project Loon: Prasad

Government has asked IT giant Google to submit fresh proposal for testing its balloon-based Internet technology for the Loon Project following objections to the use of spectrum band it had proposed earlier. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha Wednesday, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Google India has approached the Department of Electronics […]

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Govt hikes funding for start-ups, Flipkart invests more in Myntra

Photo: iStock What to watch out for: • Flipkart invests another Rs.338 crore in its fashion portal Myntra: In an attempt to boost its leadership position in the fashion segment, Flipkart has infused Rs.338 crore into online fashion store Myntra. The fresh funds come at a time when Myntra’s nearest rival, Rocket Internet-backed Jabong, is […]

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Infibeam Sets IPO for March 21

Online shopping portal Infibeam Incorporation will hit the capital markets on March 21 to mop-up Rs. 450 crore through an initial share plan, becoming the first e-commerce firm to tap the IPO route. The initial public offer (IPO) will conclude on March 23, as per the latest update available with capital markets regulator Securities and […]

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Microsoft Says Still Accepts Bitcoin, Apologises for ‘Inaccurate Information’

False alarm, everyone. Microsoft isn’t dropping support for payments via Bitcoin currency from theMicrosoft Store. The Redmond, Washington-based said on Monday that it conveyed inaccurate information over the weekend. Bitcoin community took a big blow last weekend when a support page on Microsoft website said that the company won’t accept the cryptocurrency on Microsoft Store, […]

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Amazon Granted Patent for Authorising Payments With Selfies

Online retail colossus Amazon last week was granted a US patent on using selfies – instead of passwords – for shopping when using smartphones. Seattle-based Amazon reasoned that combining sensor and camera capabilities in smartphones with face and gesture recognizing software results in higher security than passwords or identification numbers. “Such approaches provide for user […]

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Google Is Literally Hitting the Road for User Feedback

Google is about to embark on an old-school search, swapping its Internet algorithm for a custom-built van that will cruise across the US to find out how people use its online services and react to new features. The white van emblazoned with Google’s colorful logo and an invitation to “shape the future” of the world’s […]

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Reliance Jio to offer free Wi-Fi at 6 stadiums for T20 World Cup

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio will offer free Wi-Fi services during the T20 World Cup across six stadiums in the country. The services, under the name JioNet, would be available to the spectators of the cricket matches in Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, IS […]

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BSNL, Tata Sky Partner for Video-on-Demand Service

The state-owned telecom operator BSNL Wednesday partnered with DTH major Tata Sky to offer video-on-demand (VoD service to its broadband users. Under the partnership, BSNL will waive off broadband rental for the first month while Tata Sky will offer its VoD service free for the first month to download content worth up to Rs. 500. […]

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