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Instagram Blames ‘Bug’ for Design Change That Prompted Backlash

January 4, 2019

Instagram said Thursday it accidentally rolled out a design change to a large number of users and quickly ended the test after complaints from users of the Facebook-owned social network. The redesign required users to swipe horizontally instead of the normal vertical scroll to see their feed, befuddling many members of the photo- and video-sharing […]

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OneWeb Satellite Internet Service Says Has Not Offered Stake to Russia

January 3, 2019

The US satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide Internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s satellite […]

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Netflix Stops Offering iTunes Billing for New or Rejoining Subscribers

January 3, 2019

Netflix has stopped offering iTunes billing as a payment method to its new or returning subscribers on iOS globally. The current subscribers, who use iTunes billing, can continue to use the option until they cancel their account. The change comes four months after the company had tested bypassing the iTunes billing option in 33 markets […]

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Amazon’s Record Holiday Shows Consumers Still Have Appetite for Spending

January 3, 2019

Amazon.com reported a record-breaking holiday season as shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein clothes, suggesting consumer optimism isn’t being deterred by a tumbling stock market. The Internet retailer said “tens of millions of people worldwide” signed up for its Prime service, which offers free two-day shipping on millions […]

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LazyPay Ties Up With Airtel, Flipkart to Expand Its ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ Model

January 3, 2019

LazyPay on Thursday announced its partnership with Airtel and Flipkart. With the new development, customers purchasing through Flipkart will be able to avail EMI option at the time of checking out. Similar will be the case for Airtel subscribers as they’ll now get ‘buy now pay later’ option while buying prepaid recharges. Since its launch […]

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Indian Government Said to Issue Draft E-Commerce Policy in a Few Weeks

January 3, 2019

India will announce a new draft policy for e-commerce in a few weeks, a source in the government said on Thursday, a day after the country tweaked foreign investment rules for the burgeoning sector. The new e-commerce policy could entail provisions for a regulator in the sector dominated by US tech giant Amazon.com and homegrown Flipkart, which was bought […]

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Netflix Users Being Targeted by Phishing Scam, US FTC Warns

January 3, 2019

If you are a Netflix subscriber and have received a strange email, it is likely to be another phishing scam. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning for a reported email phishing scam targeted at users of the streaming service. In a phishing scam, scammers can use fake emails to pose as […]

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Indian Networking Market Grew 67 Percent in Q3 2018, Cisco in Lead: IDC

January 1, 2019

Cisco continues to lead the India networking market which witnessed 67.1 percent year-over-year growth in the third quarter of this year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. Government and enterprise digitalisation initiatives are expected to drive future growth in the India networking market which includes Ethernet switch, routers and wireless local area network […]

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MeitY Issues Draft IT Rules for Social Media, Messaging Platforms Up for Public Consultation

January 1, 2019

Amid concerns over Central government’s powers to snoop into computers, the Electronics and IT Ministry has come out with draft IT rules focused on social media platforms. “The instances of misuse of social media by criminals and anti-national elements have brought new challenges to the ‘Law Enforcement Agencies’ (LEA),” the ministry said in a statement. “These […]

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OneWeb Satellite Service Said to Offer Selling Minority Stake to Russia

January 1, 2019

US satellite start-up OneWeb has offered to sell a minority stake to Russia, a move it hopes will allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s plan to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, three sources familiar with the matter said. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said in October it was against the project servicing Russia for […]

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