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Austin is fine without Uber and Lyft…until it isn’t

March 13, 2017

After spending a few days in Austin, which lost Uber and Lyft almost a year ago, I started brainstorming a post about how the city was doing just fine without either of the ride sharing giants. Since Uber and Lyft left last May a bevy of alternatives have sprung up – like Ride Austin, Fasten and Fare. These apps all […]

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Omidyar Network and the Anti-Defamation League are launching a center to combat cyberhate

March 13, 2017

With hate crimes reportedly on the rise across the country and online, the Anti-Defamation League is setting up a new outpost in Silicon Valley, backed by the Omidyar Network, to look at ways to use technology to fight back. Racially and religiously motivated threats were on the rise in the run-up to the election and have continued into the […]

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Google Assistant to Be Made Available for Android 6.0 Marshmallow Devices

February 26, 2017

Google, after weeks of speculation, has finally confirmed that its Google Assistant voice-based virtual assistant will be arriving on all devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above. Google Assistant, the company’s voice-based virtual assistant, that made its debut on the Google Allo app, and then was available on the company’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, […]

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Growth Hormone Supplements- Facts

February 26, 2017

The very concept of growth is complex and vague. The simplest explanation for growth could be a progressive development of a living being or its increase in size. Many aspects of growth and development including the linear skeletal muscle growth which causes an increase in height of the being is regulated by an important protein […]

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IT Department Making App to Pay Income Tax, Apply for PAN Card, and More

February 17, 2017

In step with government’s digital India drive, the Income Tax department is developing an app that will soon allow assessees to pay taxes or apply for PAN using smartphones. The department is also working on a project to issue PAN to assessees within minutes by way of e-KYC authentication using Aadhaar, a move that will […]

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Reliance Jio Effect: BSNL Halves Unlimited Calls Rental for Landlines to Rs. 49 a Month for New Subscribers

February 7, 2017

State-run telecom operator BSNL on Monday halved the monthly rental for unlimited calling from landline to any network on Sundays and night hours to Rs. 49 from Rs. 99. “To attract new customers to experience wireline services, BSNL launched a very cost effective and affordable promotional landline voice plan ‘Experience LL 49’,” BSNL said in […]

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Paytm Gets RBI Approval to Launch Payments Bank

January 4, 2017

Paytm has announced that it has received RBI approval to formally launch the Paytm payments bank. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Paytm, wrote in a blog post that he intends to take a full time executive role in the Paytm payments bank. The company was one of the entities granted approval to launch a […]

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BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 With QWERTY Keyboard Teased on Video

January 4, 2017

The upcoming BlackBerry Android smartphone complete with a physical keyboard, thought to be codenamed BlackBerry Mercury and called the DTEK70, has been teased in a short video posted by TCL President and General Manager Steve Cistulli. Even though the clip is of relatively short duration, it does give a glimpse of the physical QWERTY keyboard […]

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Lift Up Your Mood And Those Dumbbells With Ease

December 13, 2016

Wondering how you can achieve something like this? Killing two birds with one stone is not an easy task. Nonetheless, there are ways to getting what you really want without giving up on anything else that you might desire. Don’t feel like hitting the gym just because you don’t like lifting those heavy-duty dumbbells anymore? […]

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ISRO Successfully Inserts Resourcesat-2A Satellite Into Orbit

December 8, 2016

India on Wednesday morning successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Resourcesat-2A in textbook style. “Today we had a successful launch of Resourcesat-2A to provide three tier imaging data. The satellites solar panels were deployed. The launch was perfect,” A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said soon after the launch. […]

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