Internet

How data can boost your ecommerce business

The Southeast Asia region is now witnessing a massive penetration of internet services. With over 648 million of citizens, 35% of increase in smartphone usage and up to 1.5% of e-commerce annual growth, online retailers, business start-ups and investors can start tapping into new market opportunities and finding ways to fulfilling the demand of the ever-increasing Asian online shoppers. On ... Read More »

Opera Max Data-Saving App for Android Launched in India

Opera Software’s Opera Max data-saving application for Android devices, after beinglaunched in Europe and the US in February last year, was made available on Tuesday in India and Bangladesh. The app was announced in December last year, and was in private beta until its launch in February. The Opera Max app helps users compress all non-encrypted mobile data being downloaded ... Read More »

Google Maps Now Warns If Your Destination Will Be Closed When You Arrive

Google has updated its Maps app for Android adding another useful feature that will warn users if they are navigating to a place that will already be closed at the estimated time of arrival. The feature can come handy in situations where we search for a nearby destination and end up reaching the place only to see it is closed.The ... Read More »

Mobli Takes on Internet Giants With Event-Based Photo and Video Search

Israeli start-up Mobli Media Inc is taking on Internet giants Google, Facebook andYahoo with an innovative online search tool to find the latest photos and videos across social media, the company said on Monday.Mobli, which is backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and big-name U.S. celebrity investors Leonardo DiCaprio, Serena Williams, Lance Armstrong and Tobey Maguire, has raised more than ... Read More »

MSME Ministry Launches Job Portal for Skilled Workers

The ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises on Monday launched an online portal for job opportunities for skilled workers in the sector and also to help the industry find such manpower.”The ministry has developed this portal where job seekers can find employers and vice-versa, in line with the prime minister’s vision of Digital India, Skill India and Make in ... Read More »

Airbus to Build Satellites for OneWeb to Beam Internet From Space

Europe’s Airbus Group will design and build about 900 satellites for privately owned OneWeb Ltd, which plans to offer high-speed, space-based Internet access to billions of people worldwide, company officials said on Monday.About 700 of the satellites, each of which will weigh less than 330 pounds (150 kg), will be launched into orbit around Earth beginning in 2018. The rest ... Read More »

Hacking Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China. The compromised data was held by the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and federal employee ... Read More »

Snapdeal Acquires Letsgomo to Strengthen Mobile Platform

Aiming to further strengthen its leadership in the mobile commerce domain, Snapdeal has acquired Letsgomo Labs, a mobility solutions company, a top official of the e-commerce major said on Monday.Mobile is one of the key growth drivers of e-commerce in the country. It has been a key focus area for Snapdeal as well. The company in a statement said that ... Read More »

Germany Says Grappling With Hacker Threat

Germany’s defence minister warned of the growing threat of cyber-attacks as a newspaper reported that malware had been found on the parliamentary-office computer of Chancellor Angela Merkel. The report came a few weeks after it emerged that hackers had attacked the Bundestag’s (lower house of parliament) computer system. Speaking to newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen ... Read More »

Networks Must Improve for Iraq to Be Internet Transit Hub

A more reliable terrestrial broadband network could enable Iraq to become a transcontinental transit route for Internet traffic, a senior executive at one of two firms providing submarine connectivity to the war-torn country told Reuters. Iraq is ideally located to carry Internet traffic between Asia and Europe and built a submarine cable landing station at Al Faw on Iraq’s Gulf ... Read More »