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Hype Video Broadcast App Has Niche Potential

The folks who brought Vine into the world last month introduced a new video broadcasting app called “Hype.” Available for free from Intermedia Labs in Apple’s iTunes App Store, Hype not only allows users to broadcast live to the Internet, but also lets followers interact with their broadcasts in real time. Some of the otherContinue Reading “Hype Video Broadcast App Has Niche Potential”

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Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age, Part 2

In the past, heightened rhetoric and propaganda were the tools of choice for those looking to convince an electorate to vote them into office, and conspiracy theories were their bane. This election season has seen the rise of a new form of persuasion, one that’s unique to the Information Age. For months, WikiLeaks creator JulianContinue Reading “Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age, Part 2”

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Facebook, Google, Others Launch Drive Against Fake News in France

Social media companies Facebook, Google and a group of news organisations launched an initiative on Monday to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country’s presidential election approaches. Facebook said it would work with several leading French news organisations, including Agence France-Presse, BFM TV, and newspapers L’Express andContinue Reading “Facebook, Google, Others Launch Drive Against Fake News in France”

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ISRO to Launch Record 104 Satellites on a Single Launch Next Week

India will create history by launching a record 104 satellites, including 101 foreign ones, on February 15 from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh, an official said on Monday. “We have tentatively decided to launch the satellites at one go around 9am into the sun-synchronous orbit, about 500km above the earth,” the Indian Space Research OrganisationContinue Reading “ISRO to Launch Record 104 Satellites on a Single Launch Next Week”

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Telecom Commission Seeks Clarification on Rs. 3,050-Crore PoI Penalty

Telecom Commission has asked DoT to seek clarification from TRAI on the Rs. 3,050-crore penalty recommended by the watchdog on three service providers Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular for allegedly denying interconnectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio. “The Telecom Commission has asked DoT to seek clarification from TRAI on 10-12 points, including whether the 90-dayContinue Reading “Telecom Commission Seeks Clarification on Rs. 3,050-Crore PoI Penalty”

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Nubia N1 Variant Launched in India With Twice the Storage, New Colour

ZTE is refreshing its Nubia N1 smartphone in India with a new variant. The ZTE Nubia N1 will now be available in an-all new Black and Gold colour combination and will come with twice the storage. Priced at Rs. 12,499, the ZTE Nubia N1 will go on sale exclusively via Amazon India starting midnight Wednesday.Continue Reading “Nubia N1 Variant Launched in India With Twice the Storage, New Colour”

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Micromax Sets Up $75 Million Fund to Invest in Consumer Internet Firms

independent fund that will focus on investing in domestic and international consumer Internet companies. In the last two years, Micromax has already invested in about 10 startups, including ixigo, Gaana, HealthifyMe and Scandid. The fund – Orbis Capital – aims to raise $75 million in the next 12-18 months. Backed by Micromax as an investorContinue Reading “Micromax Sets Up $75 Million Fund to Invest in Consumer Internet Firms”

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Hype Video Broadcast App Has Niche Potential

The folks who brought Vine into the world last month introduced a new video broadcasting app called “Hype.” Available for free from Intermedia Labs in Apple’s iTunes App Store, Hype not only allows users to broadcast live to the Internet, but also lets followers interact with their broadcasts in real time. Some of the otherContinue Reading “Hype Video Broadcast App Has Niche Potential”

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wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware

wattOS is a stunning example of really great things coming in small packages. wattOS is a lightweight and fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS built around the LXDE. It uses the lightweight Openbox window manager as its default user interface. To credit this 8-year-young community of developers with birthing an energy-efficient LinuxContinue Reading “wattOS Energizes Aging Hardware”

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Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age, Part 2

In the past, heightened rhetoric and propaganda were the tools of choice for those looking to convince an electorate to vote them into office, and conspiracy theories were their bane. This election season has seen the rise of a new form of persuasion, one that’s unique to the Information Age. For months, WikiLeaks creator JulianContinue Reading “Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age, Part 2”