Internet “sleeps” in some parts of the world, study reveals

By on October 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM.

Internet “sleeps” in some parts of the world, study reveals

Internet "sleeps" almost like a living creature in some parts of Asia, South America and Eastern Europe, say scientists who tracked Internet usage as it pulses across the globe daily. Researchers found that while the Internet is always up and running for some — such as those with broadband access in the US and Europe — in other areas, people's access to the Internet varies over the course of the day, notably in Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe. More →
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5 tips to keep in mind while shopping online

By on October 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM.

5 tips to keep in mind while shopping online

With e-commerce sites picking up steam and challenging regular brick and mortar stores like never before, it is all but too easy to fall for some of the common traps. As a rule of thumb, if anything seems to be too good to be true, it probably is. Here are some of the things I recommend buyers to keep in mind before shopping on e-commerce websites. More →
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Internet can’t be managed as private property: India tells UN

By on October 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM.

Internet can’t be managed as private property: India tells UN

Underscoring its commitment to the "free growth" of the Internet, India has told the UN General Assembly that the cyberspace cannot be managed as a "private property" and its management should be "transparent and democratic" in nature. More →
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Online shopping trends makes offline retailers cry foul of unfair competition

By on October 13, 2014 at 3:57 PM.

Online shopping trends makes offline retailers cry foul of unfair competition

As online shopping trend sweeps digital India, offline retailers are a worried lot, with sales of electronic goods, consumer durables and utility products declining across cities and towns even during the peak festival season. More →
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I-T dept launches secure email system for staff to curb frauds

By on October 12, 2014 at 11:22 AM.

I-T dept launches secure email system for staff to curb frauds

To curb misuse of official cyber tools and attempts of phishing, the Income Tax department has rolled out a secure email system for all its employees and officers. The department, official sources said, has recently discontinued its existing email systems (called Lotus mail and IMail) and has issued instructions to its countrywide staff to get new email IDs prepared after "validation" of their bona fides. More →
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Excited about Modi’s Digital India plan: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

By on October 9, 2014 at 6:12 PM.

Excited about Modi’s Digital India plan: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Social networking site Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Thursday said he is excited about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India programme and will discuss with him ways to connect the country's masses with the digital world. More →

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Festive season marketing campaign received good response: Snapdeal

By on October 7, 2014 at 10:38 AM.

Festive season marketing campaign received good response: Snapdeal

E-commerce firm Snapdeal today said its marketing campaign for the festive season received good response from consumers as it managed a growth of 100 percent in sales for categories like apparel, footwear and electronic gadgets. More →
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First ‘online’ murder to happen by end of 2014: Report

By on October 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

First ‘online’ murder to happen by end of 2014: Report

The Internet was conceptualised with a vision to connect people across geographies. However a recent study suggests, that with the advent of Internet of Everything, the web poses a greater physical damage to online users. The Europol threat assessment published last week cited a report by US security firm IID that predicted the first murder via "hacked internet-connected device" will be conducted by the end of 2014. More →
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