Internet

What’s the Internet ‘game’ killing young people worldwide?

Blue Whale: A reported suicide game (Source: Twitter) Over the past few months, an Internet “game” called the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ has been blamed for the deaths of well over 100 young people in countries around the world — including at least five teens in India. The government has now asked Internet majors like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to “immediately remove” links of ... Read More »

The internet can’t cope as Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce they are ‘legally separating’

One of Hollywood’s favourite pairs, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, have announced they are “legally separating” after eight-years of marriage. In a joint statement released on their social media accounts the actor couple, who married in 2009, said they have “tried hard for a long time,” before asking for privacy for the sake of their four-year-old son Jack. Actors Anna ... Read More »

Facebook Shuts Down AI System After Bots Create Language Humans Can’t Understand

HIGHLIGHTS Chatbots started speaking in their own language defying codes provided Initially the AI agents used English to converse with each other This comes after Elon Musk said that AI was the biggest risk Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) was limited, the social media company has reportedly shut down one ... Read More »

Amazon India to Expand Its ‘I Have Space’ Programme

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon plans to expand its ‘I Have Space’ programme The programme currently covers 12,500 stores in 180 cities Amazon Store partners delivered between 30 to 40 packages a day With success of its ‘I Have Space’ programme across the country, Amazon has decided to expand it by adding thousands of store owners for delivering its packages, an official spokesperson said on ... Read More »

Jio Phone Comes With Dedicated Rs. 153 Plan; Jio Phone TV-Cable Announced Too

HIGHLIGHTS JioPhone will come with exciting data plans Voice calls will always be free on the JioPhone, Ambani said The company also announced two sachets for data usage With the JioPhone finally launched, there is a lot of excitement in the market to see whether the handset would be emulate the success of the Reliance Jio telecom venture. A lot of ... Read More »

BharatNet Project: Cabinet Gives Nod for Modified Implementation Strategy

HIGHLIGHTS Cabinet has approved ‘Modified Implementation Strategy’ of BharatNet It aims to give minimum 100Mbps broadband connectivity to gram panchayats It entails a total estimated expenditure of Rs. 42,068 crores The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the ‘Modified Implementation Strategy’ of BharatNet project for providing broadband connectivity to all gram panchayats by March 2019, according to an official source. “The Cabinet has approved ... Read More »

Amazon’s Meal Kits Go on Sale as It Looks to Expand Groceries Business

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a kit for salmon with soba noodles can be prepared in just a half-hour, for instance. But at ... Read More »

Apple Appoints Isabel Ge Mahe as New China Head Amid Localisation Drive

Apple Inc on Wednesday said it has appointed a managing director for Greater China – a newly created role – in its latest move to localise product features and comply with new cyber regulations in China governing foreign technology firms. Isabel Ge Mahe, who worked in wireless technology at Apple for over nine years, will coordinate teams across China, the US company ... Read More »

Oracle to Add 1,000 Employees in European Cloud Push

Oracle is hiring 1,000 employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as it expands its cloud computing services in the region. The company is looking for workers with between two to six years of experience to staff sales, management, finance, recruitment, marketing and human resources roles for its cloud computing service, Oracle said Tuesday. The Redwood, California-based company did not specify ... Read More »

Symantec Says 96 Percent of Indians at Risk While Using Public Wi-Fi Networks

HIGHLIGHTS Consumers are unable to resist a strong, free Wi-Fi network 73 percent of Indians will do or swap something for a strong Wi-Fi signal 31 percent use public Wi-Fi for viewing explicit or suggestive content A whopping 96 percent of Indians put personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos, ... Read More »