Internet

Reliance’s Unlimit, IBM Collaborate to Create IoT Solutions in India

HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Unlimit and IBM announce partnership for IoT solutions The IoT system will be applied across the Reliance Group companies IBM will provide its Watson IoT Platform to collect and connect data Reliance Group’s Unlimit – an Internet of Things (IoT) venture for enterprises – and tech giant IBM on Monday announced a collaboration to co-create IoT solutions for industry verticals, including automotive, insurance, ... Read More »

The ‘how to…’ questions the internet needs to answer

‘How to… keep friends through your 30s, when every micro-decision acts as another brick in the wall between you and them,’ asks Eva Wiseman. Photograph: Alamy Google (have you heard of Google? How to explain. OK, imagine shouting questions at a very tall pile of leaflets) has noticed a 140% increase in “how to” searches. Top of its list is ... Read More »

How the Internet Changed Porn

Jon Ronson felt badly about the way he’d described Parisian orgies – and set out to make a different kind of story about sex. Jesse Dittmar/Redux Years ago, the author and filmmaker Jon Ronson reported on Parisian orgies: elaborate high-society fuckfests with beautiful people packed into palatial apartments. Today, Ronson has a reputation for sympathetically portraying outsiders in his work, like the ... Read More »

Assam Signs MoU With Google to Boost Internet Connectivity

HIGHLIGHTS Assam has signed an MoU with Google India It will provide Internet connections to 26,000 villages,1,500 tea gardens It will also improve digital literacy in the area The Assam government on Thursday signed an MoU with Google India Pvt. Ltd. to take Internet connectivity to the remotest part of the north-eastern state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the government would work ... Read More »

Google initiative to promote safe internet

Google India is working closely with Telangana government in Digital Telangana programme to cover various sectors. “ We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State to work in four to five key areas but also going beyond. For instance, all the tourist places are being covered, mapped, video-graphed so that a tourist coming to Telangana get a fair idea ... Read More »

R Madhavan Is Breaking The Internet (Again)

Just two months ago, R Madhavan’s post-shower selfie went insanely viral. And now, the actor is back to breaking the Internet. A day after he posted a stunning black-and-white portrait on social media, the photograph has gone viral with well over 1.3 lakh ‘likes’ on Instagram. The photographer who took the picture shot Madhavan’s first portfolio in the early 90’s and writes ... Read More »

SURVIVING THIS SUMMER ON THE INTERNET

On the August afternoon that a white supremacist drove a car through a crowd of peaceful protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was perched on a bar stool in a café near my home, sipping a glass of rosé while reading a novel and daydreaming. It was one of those rare, near-perfect New York days when the light streamed through a wide-open ... Read More »

YouTube Desktop Refreshed With Material Design, New Logo Unveiled

HIGHLIGHTS New refreshed desktop theme follows Material Design It was previewed back in May Users on desktop also get a dark theme for cinematic experience Google’s YouTube, the popular video platform, is finally getting a makeover on desktop. The platform is also getting a brand new logo and icon which is the first-ever change made to YouTube since its launch ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows Snapchat is relying on its partners to finance video content Snap and Time Warner announced to produce shows in June Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content ... Read More »

India One of the Top Targets of Web Application Attacks, Finds Akamai

HIGHLIGHTS India ranks 8th among countries most frequently targeted for web attacks There has been a 28% year-over-year (YoY) increase in DDoS attacks Egypt was found to be the source of maximum number of attacks India ranks eighth among countries most frequently targeted for web application attacks and stands fifth on the list of source countries, with close to 12 ... Read More »