Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ‘disappointed’ with TRAI’s ruling on Free Basics, vows to ‘keep working’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ‘disappointed’ with TRAI’s ruling on Free Basics, vows to ‘keep working’

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Expressing disappointment on India's decision on net neutrality, Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg has said he is committed to keep working to break down connectivity barriers in India and around the world. "Internet.org has many initiatives, and we will keep working until everyone has access to the Internet," Mr Zuckerberg said in a post on the Facebook on Monday, his first reaction to the ruling of TRAI on net neutrality. More →
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OPPO F1 smartphone now available in Delhi: Price, specifications and features

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OPPO F1 smartphone now available in Delhi: Price, specifications and features

Driven by positive response, Chinese device-maker OPPO Mobiles has started selling its mobile photography-focused devices F1 and F1 Plus in Delhi, with Bollywood and Telugu film actress Rhea Chakraborty becoming the first customer to own the "selfie expert".“I am so thrilled at being the first one to be able to use the 'selfie expert’ OPPO F1. I love taking selfies and am sure that my new phone will help me take the best selfies every time I want to," a company statement quoted Chakraborty as saying.  More →
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Instagram to allow users to switch accounts

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Instagram to allow users to switch accounts

Online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service Instagram has confirmed that it has been testing a feature to allow switching between multiple accounts on its iOS app, reports TechCrunch. In November 2015, Instagram tested this feature for Android users, but the company did not reveal how many iOS users were able to switch accounts. The multiple account switching feature would be put to good use among teens who have multiple accounts. More →
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These are the 27 startups Ratan Tata has invested in so far

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These are the 27 startups Ratan Tata has invested in so far

Tata Group chairman emeritus, Ratan Tata, has been on a roll with investments in more than 25 startups in the past two years. Barely five weeks into 2016, Tata has already made his fifth investment, this time it is a cancer therapeutic startup - Invictus Oncology. While the invested amount is undisclosed, most of these firms have made a name for themselves through popularity, growth and disruptive ideas. More →
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TRAI decision on net neutrality welcomed by Rahul Gandhi

By on February 8, 2016 at 8:38 PM.

TRAI decision on net neutrality welcomed by Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, who had lent his support to net neutrality, today hailed as a "big win" for Internet users in India the TRAI's decision to bar differential tariff for data access. The reaction by the Congress Vice-President came even as the party expressed the hope that the Modi government will continue to listen to the voice of people and take decisions in support of their cause rather than "further the profiteering motives of a few". More →
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Congress hails TRAI’s decision on net neutrality

By on February 8, 2016 at 8:36 PM.

Congress hails TRAI’s decision on net neutrality

Congress today welcomed the TRAI's decision to negate differential data pricing and ensuring net neutrality and said it "vindicates" Rahul Gandhi's consistent stand on the issue. "The decision, though taken after contradictory posturing on part of the Government, vindicates the demands raised consistently and unequivocally by Rahul Gandhi as indeed millions of net neutrality supporters across the country," party's chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said in a statement. More →
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Facebook ‘disappointed’ with outcome of TRAI’s ruling on differential pricing against Free Basics

By on February 8, 2016 at 8:21 PM.

Facebook ‘disappointed’ with outcome of TRAI’s ruling on differential pricing against Free Basics

As expected, Facebook has expressed disappointment over the TRAI ruling on discriminatory data pricing. The social networking giant, which had run extensive campaign to push its Free Basics program in India, added it will continue to make efforts to provide "an easier path to the Internet."

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TRAI bans Facebook Free Basics, zero rated services: Here’s how the industry, Twitter reacted

By on February 8, 2016 at 7:40 PM.

TRAI bans Facebook Free Basics, zero rated services: Here’s how the industry, Twitter reacted

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today announced its recommendations on the issue of differential data pricing. The regulator has barred service providers from offering or charging differential data tariffs on the basis of content. The decision essentially means end of programs such as Facebook’s Free Basics as well as zero-rated services like Airtel Zero in India. Shortly after the announcement, reactions both in favor and against differential data pricing have flooded on the social media. Here are some of the main responses from the telecom industry, and from users on social media.

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Apple files for mistrial in $625 million iMessage, FaceTime patent case

By on February 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM.

Apple files for mistrial in $625 million iMessage, FaceTime patent case

Days after being ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages, California based tech giant Apple Inc. has filed for a mistrial in a patent infringement suit by VirnetX , a specialized holding company derived from past military technology. VirnetX sued Apple claiming it infringed on four patents related to communications protocols, patents used in iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN on Demand, as well as the Apple devices using the software, the Verge reported.  More →
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Messaging, entertainment are equally important for smartphone users: Report

By on February 8, 2016 at 6:42 PM.

Messaging, entertainment are equally important for smartphone users: Report

Smartphone users spend as much time on seeking entertainment as texting to connect with friends and family, according to a recent study. The survey, conducted by US-based media and consumer research company GfK MRI from September-November 2015, found that 22 percent of time spent on smartphones was devoted to games, music, web surfing, and watching streamed content, which was the same proportion devoted to texting.  More →
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