Internet

Facebook Says Digital India Initiative Is a Key Growth Enabler for It

Digital India is certainly a big opportunity for both economic growth and innovation and the growth Facebook is witnessing in the country is a clear example of that, a top company executive said on Wednesday. According to Kevin Martin, Vice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, the government’s digital initiative has opened several opportunities when it comes to innovate ... Read More »

Why The Private Internet Is Growing So Fast

If you’re not a fan of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, you’re missing one of the best pop culture takes on the tech world ever produced. Sure, it might not have fire-breathing dragons and zombie armies, and very few people watch it, but as a fictional representation of the historical origins of the computer and Internet world that we now all ... Read More »

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale Will Be Held Again Next Week: Dates, Deal Previews

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon recently ended its 4-day sale on September 24 There will be offers on products across all major brands There will be additional cashback for Citibank card users Amazon recently shared that the four-day Great Indian Festival Sale, which was organised earlier this month, was its biggest shopping event since it entered the Indian market four years ago. Taking inspiration from this success, ... Read More »

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 »