China to invest $70 billion to improve Internet speed in rural areas

By on May 21, 2015 at 12:38 PM.

China to invest $70 billion to improve Internet speed in rural areas

China today said it would invest $70 billion to increase Internet speeds and expand broadband access in rural areas by this year, as the country strives to boost growth by unleashing the potential of its more than 648 million web users. More →
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Google researchers create stunning timelapse videos using public photos from the Internet [video]

By on May 19, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

Google researchers create stunning timelapse videos using public photos from the Internet [video]

Trust Google to do something cool with the vortex of information that is on the Internet. The tech giant's researchers have taken millions of public photos available on the Internet and made some stunning timelapse videos showing how much has changed in these places in the last decade. More →
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Google to add ‘Buy’ button in search results to take on Amazon

By on May 18, 2015 at 2:52 PM.

Google to add ‘Buy’ button in search results to take on Amazon

The world's most popular search engine is now aiming to dominate online shopping as well. As of now Google just serves the ads on top of the search results and clicking on them would take the users to the merchant sites. This is all set to change, thanks to the Google buy button which will take you to a payment page which will still be hosted by Google. More →

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Internet must be governed, but ‘freedom of expression’ must not be compromised: BJP

By on May 15, 2015 at 2:18 PM.

Internet must be governed, but ‘freedom of expression’ must not be compromised: BJP

BJP yesterday said Internet must be governed as it is "extremely important" for governance but it should done in a way that does not compromise on the spirit of freedom of speech and expression. More →
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China to boost broadband speed, lower prices for Internet services

By on May 14, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

China to boost broadband speed, lower prices for Internet services

China yesterday pledged faster broadband and lower prices for Internet services in the country, which has the largest base of net users in the world but rigorously monitors and maintains strict control on the online content. More →
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Blocking, slowing down content on net should not be allowed: Ravi Shankar Prasad

By on May 6, 2015 at 9:54 AM.

Blocking, slowing down content on net should not be allowed: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Committing himself to keep the Internet equally accessible to all users, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday said blocking and deliberate slowing down or speeding up of lawful content on the web should not be allowed. More →
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Only basic services can be offered for free, not the whole Internet: Mark Zuckerberg on Internet.org

By on May 5, 2015 at 11:36 AM.

Only basic services can be offered for free, not the whole Internet: Mark Zuckerberg on Internet.org

As the net neutrality debate rages on, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday said "it is not sustainable to offer the whole Internet for free" but is possible for internet.org platform to give basic services without any cost. More →
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