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Google and Airtel to provide a "free" zone for mobile users

Submitted by Karthik on 27 June, 2013 - 09:09

Google+, Gmail, and Google Search can all now be accessed for "free" from an Airtel mobile phone. The aim of this project is "to put the web in the hands of more people and empower first time Internet users with several useful services of the Internet". Besides the Google services themselves, the first page of any external site accessed as a result of a Google Search will also not be metered.

Indian broadband speeds currently about 17% of global average

Submitted by Karthik on 4 June, 2013 - 23:07

Cisco's Visual Networking Index for 2012–2017 forecasts usage and growth in Internet traffic in the next five years. Besides the expected excitement on mobile and video growth and Internet penetration, the paper and presentation offer per-country statistic which are quite telling.

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Streisand Effect focusses on two Hyderabadi companies threatening to sue blogger for USD 1B

Submitted by Karthik on 18 May, 2013 - 10:41

It is common knowledge nowadays that the academic journal industry has largely deteriorated into what can only be termed as a racket. Thousands of journals with shoddy standards have cropped up luring unsuspecting or inept academics and students with the promise of publication.

Stock manipulation: SEBI looking to monitor BBM and WhatsApp

Submitted by Karthik on 6 May, 2013 - 21:34

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) apparently already has a team which monitors blogs and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter for stock fraud where manipulators try to influence people to buy certain stocks thereby driving their price up. But it is finding it difficult to perform the same task with Blackberry and WhatsApp messages.


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