TRAI decision on net neutrality welcomed by Rahul Gandhi

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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

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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

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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 about 11 hours ago.

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 about 12 hours ago.

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

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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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LinkedIn shares drop 43%, wipes out approximately $11 billion of market value

By on February 8, 2016 at 6:26 PM.

LinkedIn shares drop 43%, wipes out approximately $11 billion of market value

Business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn Corp's shares plunged as much as 43 percent after it's revenue forecast fell far short of expectations. The stock sank to a three-year low of $110.01 in early trading on Friday, registering its sharpest decline since the company's high-profile public listing in 2011, the Guardian reported.  "With a lower growth profile, we believe that LinkedIn should not enjoy the premium multiple it has grown accustomed to," Mizuho Securities USA Inc analysts wrote in a note. More →
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Facebook Free Basics, Airtel Zero banned in India, TRAI says no to discriminatory data pricing

By on February 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM.

Facebook Free Basics, Airtel Zero banned in India, TRAI says no to discriminatory data pricing

The Indian Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released its recommendations on the issue of differential pricing. The regulator has categorically said no service provider should offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data on the basis of content. The regulator will levy a penalty of Rs 50,000 a day capped at Rs 50 lakhs for discriminatory tariffs charged by service providers. This officially marks the end of services like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero.

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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 projector tablet, Yoga 900 convertible laptop launched in India: Price, specifications and features

By on February 8, 2016 at 5:28 PM.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 projector tablet, Yoga 900 convertible laptop launched in India: Price, specifications and features

After launching the Yoga Tab 2 Pro with integrated projector in December 2014, Lenovo has now launched its successor, the Yoga Tab 3 Pro in India. The tablet boasts an upgraded hardware and a slightly larger capacity battery, but the screen size is reduced from 13-inch to 10-inch. Along with the tablet, Lenovo also launched the Yoga 900 hybrid convertible laptop, which is slim, lightweight and features Intel’s latest 6th generation processor, 13.3-inch QHD+ display and more. More →
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Apple Error 53 myth busters: Everything you should know about the iPhone bricking error

By on February 8, 2016 at 5:26 PM.

Apple Error 53 myth busters: Everything you should know about the iPhone bricking error

Error 53 broke the Internet over the weekend, ever since a report brought attention to an error that brick iPhones after they are repaired at unauthorized service centers. The error essentially bricks the iOS device when the user installs any iOS update. Error 53 is related to Touch ID and can affect all iPhones with a Touch ID sensor, which means the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. More →
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