Business – Said List News On Celebrity Quotes Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:21:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Business – Said List 32 32 Facebook Rolls Out New ways of business, Business Tools for Brands With Aim to Become Online Shopping Destination Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:21:06 +0000

Facebook is all set to enter in one the online shopping destinations as it’s going to roll out the new businesses to capture the customers on its app through chatting and other mediums.

#Facebook #Online #shopping #Destination #Brands #Aim #Business #Newways #Saidlist #India

Vice president of business product at Facebook, said that it will give an another way out to establish it’s Facebook via this feature. As Facebook is already a big digital advertising platform in itself.

Businesses will add a new click button to Instagram through which the users will experience something new as they can send WhatsApp messages through one click as this will give something new to users to experience.

The Hindu Science@TheHinduScience twitted , ” #Facebook ‘s messaging service #WhatsApp launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company told Reuters.”

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Infosys Hits Record High, Market Capitalisation Tops $100 Billion Wed, 25 Aug 2021 11:31:52 +0000

Infosys, World’s second largest information technology company, hits its shares to nearly 1% rise to reach $100 billion at Bombay stock exchange.

#Infosys #Informationtechnology #Sensex #BSE #NSE  #Saidlist #Instagram 

It’s truly a milestone that the company reach to achieve as Infosys now becomes India’s fourth company to enter the $100 billion after Reliance Industries, TCS and HDFC Bank.

Company is really outperforming the stocks as it’s shares got really high with 40% this year.

Most of the IT companies are getting rooted in the field to uplift their consumers. Infosys is one of them and among the top IT companies in India and the world.

NDTV Profit@NDTVProfit tweeted on twitter,

Business News@ZAQSBusiness tweeted,

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NIFTY, SENSEX open marginally higher ahead of RBI’s monetary policy Fri, 06 Aug 2021 17:31:49 +0000

Equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty opened marginally higher on Friday ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy decisions.

#Sensex #Nifty #RBI #RBIPolicy #StockMarket #Business #ReserveBank

The 30 share index was trading 54.98 points or 0.10 per cent higher at 54,547.82, while the broader NSE Nifty inched 17.50 points or 0.11 per cent higher to 16,312.10.

Induslnd Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 3 percent, followed by M&M, Maruti Airtel, Sun pharma and NTPC.

On the other hand, HCL Tech, Titan, Nestle, India and Infosys were among the laggards.

Foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market as they offloaded shares worth ₹719.88 crore on Thursday, as per provisional exchange data.

Zee News English Tweeted :

Hindustan Times Tweeted:

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PVR eyes business reaching pre pandemic level by end of FY22 Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:18:59 +0000

PVR cinemas is now ready to make its expansion in the screens. It has been said that it will add 19 more screens to its cautious till September to expand its business more and more.

#Businessstandard #Businessideas #PVRcinemas

The screens which it’s going to add, most of it Are capitalised pre pandemic and post then, It will pause up to next year till the business progresses and Notice some kind of cash flow generations.

In a statement, Bijli told PTI that there are 18-19 screens which we are going to make till next year and hoping to bounce back in the market.

The Tribune@thetribunechd tweeted,

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Indian spot Gold rate and Silver price on Wednesday Wed, 04 Aug 2021 13:41:54 +0000

Hindustan times tweet: “Latest update on spot gold prices, currency exchange rates, and other precious metal rates in India”

#Gold #bullion ebay@Gold__Money tweet : “Check #gold on #ebay >>… || Indian spot gold rate and silver price on Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021 – Hindustan Times…#goldprices#goldnews#currency

The latest reports and update on the spot gold rates and currency exchange can be seen on 4th of August 2020. Yesterday there was a decrease in the spot gold rate as it was 0.02%taking the value in between 47050 to 47960 rupees.

#Goldandsilver #Goldrates #Silverprices #Riseinthepricesofgold #Indianbusines #saidlist

Where there is a decrease in the national spot gold rates, at the global level the rates increase, as the global gold prices experience a growth of 0.18. 

This price is 4.24% higher than the average gold prices observed in the past 30 days. Whereas the silver prices experienced a fall today as Silver plunged 0.06% to dollar 25.2 troy ounce.

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DU’s Daulat Ram College Collaborates With Rajasthan Colleges For Academic Cooperation… Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:40:16 +0000

Daulat Ram College (DRC) of the University of Delhi (DU) has collaborated with colleges in Rajasthan for academic cooperation and exchange on August 2, 2021.

The Delhi University College has signed an agreement with Government Girls College and Government College located in Jodhpur and Barmer, in Rajasthan for academic cooperation and exchange. The agreement was signed under the aegis of the Vidya Vistar Scheme of DU which was conceptualized by Vice-Chancellor PC Joshi last year.

The agreement, an official statement said, is in line with National Education Policy’s mandate for higher education institutions to adopt a mentoring role to improve the quality of education in the country and take a proactive role to foster academic cooperation with educational institutions in remote areas and share with them its own rich repository of the academic and infrastructural base.

This academic collaboration will benefit students, teachers and all other stakeholders from the participating institutions and bring forth new vision from the exchange of resources and ideas, said Professor Joshi in his inaugural address.

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Amazon To Offer Big Discounts On Smartphones, Laptops In Great Freedom Festival, Sale Starts August 5… Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:07:08 +0000

Amazon Great Freedom Festival will bring additional discounts for SBI cardholders. Customers can avail of exciting deals and offer on products across varied categories including Electronics, Laptops, Cameras, Fashion Beauty essentials, Home, Kitchen, TVs, Appliances, Mobile phones, Laptops and more.

#amazon #amazonsale #discount #festival #bigdiscount #sbi #cardholders #saidlist #getready #shop #shopmore #ecom #share #comment

Amazon India has announced the Great Freedom Festival which will start from 5 August and will go on until 11:59 pm on 9 August. The e-commerce website will be offering deals on different product segments including mobile phones, electronics, laptops, cameras, fashion & beauty essentials, home & kitchen, TVs & appliances as well as on daily essentials, groceries, Amazon Business and more.

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GST Collections Touched ₹ 1.16 Lakh Crore In July 2021… Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:56:44 +0000

GST revenue for the month of July stood at ₹ 1,16,393 crore a 33% increase over the same month a year ago, the Finance Ministry said on Sunday.

#gst #revenue #finance #ministry #crore #Sunday #igst #sgst #tax #collection #saidlist #comment #yourview

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of July 2021 is ₹ 1,16,393 crore of which CGST is ₹ 22,197 crore, SGST is ₹ 28,541 crore, IGST is ₹ 57,864 crore (including ₹ 27,900 crores collected on import of goods) and Cess is ₹ 7,790 crore (including ₹ 815 Crores collected on import of goods).

“GST collection… dropped below Rs 1 lakh crore in June 2021 as the collections during the month of June 2021 predominantly related to the month of May 2021; and during May 2021, most of the states/UTs were under either complete or partial lockdown due to COVID.

With the easing out of COVID restrictions, GST collection for July 2021 has again crossed Rs 1 lakh crore, which clearly indicates that the economy is recovering at a fast pace. The robust GST revenues are likely to continue in the coming months too,” the ministry said in a statement.

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Kotak Mahindra Bank’s June-End Quarter Profit Rises To 1,642 Crore… Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:19:35 +0000

The drop is largely on account of Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance posting a net loss of Rs 243 cr on shareholders’ accounts due to higher death claims following the second Covid wave.
#kodak #account #bank #katakmahindra #deathclaim #secondwave #shareholder #saidlist

Kotak Mahindra Bank on Monday recorded a soar of 32 percent in its internet revenue for the primary quarter of 2021-22 because it stood at Rs 1,642 crore from Rs 1,244 crore through the corresponding interval of the final 12 months.

The personal lender’s internet curiosity earnings additionally went up 6 percent to Rs 3,942 crore in the June-end quarter of the present fiscal from Rs 3,724 crore within the corresponding interval of the earlier fiscal.

Its working revenue for the primary quarter of 2021-22 was Rs 3,121 crore, up from Rs 2,624 crore.

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Zomato starts trading at rupees 116, premium of 53% Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:44:04 +0000

The shares of the food startup opened at 116 at a premium of 53% compared to the issue price of 76.

The founder of Zomato shares it’s expression as the optimism of the company as it’s foresightedness.

Till the morning the shares of the company were at 134 rupees as of 77.6% in Bombay stock exchange whereas rupees 135 at 77.5% in National stock exchange.

The investing companies received a spontaneous response to  Zomato’s Rs 9,375 crore offer.

The IPO (initial public offering) of the company which is a food delivering company is the second largest IPO after Coal India share sale back in October 2010.

#Zomato #IPO #BSE #NSE #Highshares #Fooddeliverycompay #instagram #post #like #comments

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Snapdeal shifts it’s business model. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:56:04 +0000

Snapdeal, one of the online marketplace which once used to compete with Amazon and Flipkart is now shifting it’s business model.

The reason behind this is that it’s main focus is to target quality audiences.

It will target the value connect end of the market.

The founder and CEO of Snapdeal, Mr. Kunal Bahl said, 

“In the last couple of years, we have been targeting the value e-commerce segments of the market and our keen strategy is to going forward too is to keep this segment ahead.”

He added; ” We are very much aware of our customers, and their capacities, so we won’t be able to sell expensive brands. We will add quality to our brands and products.”

 #Newbusinessmodel #snapdeal #flipkart #Amazon

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Microsoft may set up a Rs 15,000-crore data centre in Telangana… Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:21:36 +0000

Microsoft is holding a final stage discussion with the Telangana government to execute the idea of setting up a data centre in the state with an estimated investment of 15,000 crores. The tech giant has finalized the land to build the facility near Hyderabad.

Microsoft’s idea to set up the data centre comes close on the heels of Brookfield Infrastructure intending to establish a joint venture to develop such facilities in India under the brand name BAM Digital Realty and it may come out with a public announcement soon,” said a source. A spokesperson for Microsoft India did not comment on the matter.

#microsoft #finalstage #telangana #govt #government #crores #texhgiant #state #saidlist #like #share #hyderabad #jointventure

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Sensex drops over 200 points, astute below 15,700, dragged down by bank stocks… Tue, 20 Jul 2021 07:25:24 +0000

Domestic benchmark indices BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 closed deep in red on Monday amid bearish market sentiment. S&P BSE Sensex tanked 586 points or 1.10% while the NSE Nifty 50 index fell 1.07% to end at 15,752.

#domestic #sensex #bse #stocks #saidlist #share #yourview #stocksdown #economic #covid #global #nifty

Asian stocks were down on Tuesday morning as fears grew that the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus would hurt the global economic recovery caused riskier assets, including oil, to slip sharply.

At 9:22 a.m., the Sensex was down 228 points to 52,325 and the Nifty 50 Index fell 61 points to 15,691.

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Oil ministry authorises new companies to sell auto fuel in the country… Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:04:47 +0000

The ministry of petroleum and natural gas has authorise the new companies to sell auto fuel in the country.

These approvals are under the guidelines for the authorization to transport the fuels that was revised in 2019.

If this happens, it will definitely raise the level of new completion in the market.

According to the ministry, a new authorisation has been granted under the Reliance Industries under the new rules and conducts.

This was necessarily required as the Mukesh Ambani reorganized it’s petroleum industries to chemical industries.

#newnorms #fuelindia #RIL #petroliumandnaturalgas

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Spyware Pegasus used to snoop on businessmen and journalists… Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:06:00 +0000 Spyware Pegasus, which is sold by NSO group of Israel, conducts surveillance on about 300 Indians including two serving cabinet ministers, three opposition leaders and a constitutional authority and about 40 journalists.

Lists also include activists and businessmen.

The presence of the names on the lists indicates the surveillance target and once a hacking attempt is successful. And the phone was infected with Pegasus. Digital forensics report states that the phone to be covered are 37 on which 10 I-phones and one android were Indian.

#spyware #pegasus #nsogroup 

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Flipkart removes single-use plastic… Thu, 08 Jul 2021 09:48:59 +0000

Achieved across more than 70 facilities of Flipkart across the country, home-grown e-commerce giant eliminated single-use plastic packaging by introducing scalable sustainable alternatives.

“At Flipkart, we place great emphasis on sustainable and responsible business practices. Moving towards 100% single-use plastic elimination is one of the significant steps we have taken towards fulfilling our commitment to creating a sustainable ecosystem. We achieved this while navigating a tough year impacted by Covid and are proud that our teams kept the priorities in line. We are now focused on enabling our seller ecosystem to adopt sustainable packaging alternatives as well, and to create positive environmental and social impact across the entire supply chain,” says Hemant Badri, Senior Vice-President and Head of Supply Chain at Flipkart.

Flipkart has also ensured that it is fully compliant with all EPR regulations and through its network of recyclers; the equivalent quantity of single-use plastic going to consumers is fully recycled.

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Paytm parent rejigs board ahead of IPO; Ant’s Douglas Feagin replaces Xiandong… Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:39:47 +0000

Fintech firm Paytm has inducted Douglas Lehman Feagin, senior vice president at Ant Group, to its board as an additional director, replacing Eric Xiandong Jing, the chief executive of China’s largest fintech conglomerate Ant Group, regulatory filings accessed by ET showed. #paytm

In all, there are 12 members on Paytm’s board including three other alternate directors, and two Paytm senior executives, In April; Paytm said it had issued 242,904 fresh stock options to its existing Esop pool.

Last month, the startup invited its long-term shareholders including current and former employees to dilute their stakes at the upcoming IPO through an Offer for Sale subscription directly through the exchanges. It is estimated that the OFS component in the deal would…

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#HappyBirthdayElonMusk Mon, 28 Jun 2021 07:02:20 +0000

Happy 50th Birthday to #spacemusk!
Elon Musk is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early-stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. A cent billionaire…

#elonmusk #50th #birthday #happybirthdayelonmusk #spacemusk #tesla #spacex #wishes #saidlist #like

Elon Musks’s mother, Maye Musk, made a tweet wishing her son on his birthday.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Happy birthday @elonmusk Thank you for this wonderful day 50 years ago. You have brought me great joy. Lots of love #HappyBirthdayElonMusk.

On Musk’s birthday, people across the world have gathered virtually to greet their favourite Twitter personality. Along with wishes, many fans also displayed their creative side by making memes on Musk’s birthday. Here are some of the most lovely as well as hilarious birthday wishes for Elon Musk on Twitter today.

#elonmusk #50th #birthday #happybirthdayelonmusk #spacemusk #tesla #spacex #wishes #saidlist #like

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#TemperatureSensorsForAppleWatch. Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:45:11 +0000

Apple has been working on temperature sensors for Apple Watch since 2019. Temperature sensor packages that work both with and without contact with the user. Apple Watch might make use of the same soon.

#apple #applewatch #iwatch #health #tempsensor #sensor #temperature #techno #technology #upgrades #new #feature #iphones #iphonelovers #appleusers #saidlist #like #comment #share

A patent made public recently shed light on Apple’s work on temperature sensor packages. Apple Watch is expected to make use of the same in the coming iterations.

#apple #applewatch #iwatch #health #tempsensor #sensor #temperature #techno #technology #upgrades #new #feature #iphones #iphonelovers #appleusers #saidlist #like #comment #share

Health’s feature of the Apple Watch is yet to come, the question is the timeline that the Cupertino tech major will follow for these upgrades.

#apple #applewatch #iwatch #health #tempsensor #sensor #temperature #techno #technology #upgrades #new #feature #iphones #iphonelovers #appleusers #saidlist #like #comment #share

Temperature sensors to measure the body temperature of the wearer is a major upgrade that the Apple Watch is expected to get.

#apple #applewatch #iwatch #health #tempsensor #sensor #temperature #techno #technology #upgrades #new #feature #iphones #iphonelovers #appleusers #saidlist #like #comment #share

Apple says that the technologies developed over the years have enabled the use of such sensors on wearable health devices. It mentions these enabling technologies as “system in package, embedded die and semiconductor very-large-scale integration (VLSI).”

#apple #applewatch #iwatch #health #tempsensor #sensor #temperature #techno #technology #upgrades #new #feature #iphones #iphonelovers #appleusers #saidlist #like #comment #share

The patent talks of two different types of temperature sensor packages. One where the sensor touches the skin of the wearer and another where no skin contact is necessary.

#apple #applewatch #iwatch #health #tempsensor #sensor #temperature #techno #technology #upgrades #new #feature #iphones #iphonelovers #appleusers #saidlist #like #comment #share

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#HappyBirthdayRahulGandhi Sat, 19 Jun 2021 08:36:13 +0000

Warm wishes to #Rahul Gandhi on his Birthday, an inspiration for India’s youth to selflessly work for a just and inclusive society.

#happybirthday #wishes #love #leader #inspiration #india #youth #gandhi #selflesswork #politics #rahulgandhi

Good wishes for health, happiness, and success to Sri @RahulGandhi ji! May you continue to be the voice of the common man, standing with them in times of adversity and fighting for their rights.

#happybirthday #wishes #love #leader #inspiration #india #youth #gandhi #selflesswork #politics #rahulgandhi

Wishing a healthy and long life to my leader and the voice of nation Sh. @RahulGandhi Ji…

#happybirthday #wishes #love #leader #inspiration #india #youth #gandhi #selflesswork #politics #rahulgandhi

It’s been a difficult year and you’ve continued to lead our people with love and sincerity. Best wishes for your birthday Shri @RahulGandhi. Wishing you good health, happiness and success in all your endeavours.

#happybirthday #wishes #love #leader #inspiration #india #youth #gandhi #selflesswork #politics #rahulgandhi

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Ranu Mandal is trending with her new makeup look.. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:51:59 +0000

From being a platform singer to the internet sensation Ranu Mandal has come a long way.
In a recent event Ranu Mandal was seen as Showstopper but she got trolled because of her makeup.
Here are some of the hilariuos trolls for the same.

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Vikram-Pragyan break away from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter Mon, 02 Sep 2019 15:22:52 +0000 The advanced moon lander ‘Vikram’ successfully separated from Chandrayaan 2 orbiter today, the Indian Space Research Organisation tweeted. “The health of the orbiter and lander is being monitored from the Mission Operations Complex… All the systems of Chandrayaan 2 orbiter and lander are healthy,” ISRO said.

On September 7, the rover – Pragyan – will roll down from the Vikram to carry out research on lunar soil.

People tweeted about its success on the day of Ganpati Utsav. People believe that Science is making history and taking the growth of country to the next level.

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Amazon’s World largest campus in India Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:04:26 +0000 Amazon, an US based company, has inaugurated its world’s biggest office in Hyderabad, India . The area of a campus spreads in 9.5 acres of land.

Beautiful Games Zone of Amazon in Hyderabad campus.

Accord in 11 days, Amazon is a single largest building in the world in terms of total area and with a size of 65 football fields.

With this new development, Hyderabad seeks growth in IT sector and new job opportunities for the youth all over the country.

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Shoelace – Lets Tie Together! Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:23:20 +0000 Google’s has launched a new social networking app, ‘Shoelace’ that connects people around the world with same interest. One can list their interests in the app and allows the App to recommend you various hand-picked activities call as “Loops.” Currently, it is testing in invite-only phase in New York.

But, people showed their disapproval on Google’s new development.

After Google+, it’s not actually a social network site rather a product which connects the real world people having same interest. Developed by Area 120, an experimental team of Google, Shoelace found to be similar to Schemer; another event organizing app from Google launched in 2011 but was shut down in 2014.  

Unlike Facebook, Whatsapp, Meetup etc. this app connects people locally with same interest and help in developing a real world connections, instead establishing friends network online only.

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E-commerce business for Instagram: Checkout Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:15:06 +0000 On Instagram, people tend to follow what they like as in brands, lifestyle, travel, fashion, food and influencers. Now, Instagram, a photo-sharing app is keeping its feet in e-commerce business with the help of its new shopping tool, Checkout. On Checkout, those who have large followings on Instagram along with famous brand will be able to launch products and people will be able to buy them.

After advertising, company sees it as the next big business opportunity to grow and stay among their people. Associated initially with 20 brands like Nike, Revlon etc., this shopping feature of Instagram will get more people every month. Currently, it is used by 130 million people per month, the company says.

Instagram has been partnered with payment gateways like Visa, Mastercard, Discover and PayPal to checkout shopping feature simple, convenient and secure.

Checkout on Instagram…

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Super Blood Wolf Moon did bring out the photographer in people Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:37:56 +0000 The total lunar eclipse and the resulting Super Blood Wolf Moon was a stunning celestial event that you might’ve missed if you were in India. Of course, there were live streams and loads of photos on the Internet, taken by residents of Britain, North and South America, and western and northern Europe.
The Super Blood Wolf Moon is called that not because looking at it might turn you into a werewolf (though, howling is definitely encouraged!). Because of the diffused light of the sun, the moon gets a rusty red colour that gives it its partial name- the ‘blood’ moon.
As for the ‘wolf’ part, according to the old farmer’s Almanac Native Americans and colonial Europeans used to call the full moon in January the ‘wolf moon’ because around this time of the year, the wolves would start howling to signal their hunger in winter.

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Now the most popular desktop operating system in the world is Windows 10 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 06:21:47 +0000 Windows 10 now holds more than 39 percent of the market share for desktop operating systems as of December. Windows 7 only framework less than 37 percent.
The report also swears that more than 700 million devices now run on Windows 10. These devices encompass PC, Xbox One, tablets, and phones.
Microsoft ended most buttress for Windows 7 in 2015. Expand support for the OS officially ends in 2020, Windows 10 was delivered in 2015 meaning it took about three and a half years for Microsoft to attain this record.
While maintaining the desktop OS market, Microsoft has still fallen well short of its original goal from when Windows 10 was first released.
The computer behemoth had originally focus for Windows 10 to be installed on one billion devices within a three-year timeframe.

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Google Shopping Launched in India –Sell Products online with Google shopping campaign in easy way. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:33:20 +0000 Google Shopping is competence by two platforms Ad Words and Google Merchant Center. Google Merchant Center is where your product feed lives, With Google Shopping, Google ascertain when your product listing ads show up they contemplate your feed, your site, and your bids to discover what search queries trigger your ads.

How you can use Google Shopping

A personalized experience is available across various Google products — a Shopping home page, Shopping tab on Google Search and through Google Lens. Customers can see trending products across different categories, various deals, and compare prices using this feature.

Under the Shopping tab in Google Search, users can search for products and see prices from covering numerous retailers.

The ‘Style Search’ option in Google Lens allows users to find products such as clothes, furniture, and home decor, by simply pointing the Lens app from their smartphones.

For retailers, the company is also offering its ‘Merchant Center’ in Hindi, which allows the sellers to list their products for Google Shopping, without paying for ad campaigns.

Merchants not required to pay anything to list their product for Google Shopping.

Users with entry-level smartphone will also get the same Google Shopping experience thanks to the new feature’s availability as a Progressive Web App.

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Google announces new features for business through Hangouts Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:36:17 +0000 Google has added a new feature to instant messaging platform Google Hangouts. Known as ‘Smart Reply’, the tech-giant said that it will “save” users’ “time”. “We’re usher Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat so you can answer to cohort quickly and move projects forward more valuable, in less time.

This launch is part of our ongoing achievement to bring acute, assistive writing tools to all of G Suite,” Google says in its blog.
The feature in Hangouts Chat, which is currently available in English, uses “sophisticated machine learning intelligence, similar to that behind Smart Reply in Gmail.” The Google technology “recognizes which messages most likely need reaction, and suggest up to 3 different replies”. “Once you’ve selected one, you can send it instantly or edit your response starting with the Smart Reply text, Please note, this feature is presently only available in English.
Google launched Hangouts as a free service in 2013.

Subsequently, Google transformed it for businesses when the company expanded enterprise sales efforts and sought to bring customers many of the same features it has internally, according to Reuters.

Recently, there were reports that Google will shut down Hangouts messaging app by 2020. However, Google Hangouts product head Scott Johnston has rejected the reports.

In a statement, Johnston categorically said, “I run Hangouts and this is pretty shoddy reporting. No decisions build about when Hangouts will be shut down.
You can upgrade the Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. Your source is critically misinformed. You can do better.”

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Instagram’s New Feature allows you to share stories with smaller group Sat, 01 Dec 2018 05:51:08 +0000 Instagram’s launched a new feature for the user, this feature will appear on the side menu, and Instagram’s 1 Billion User can share these stories in the smaller group.
If you’re on someone’s close friend’s list, you’ll see a green ring around their photo in the Stories tray and a green badge when you’re viewing their stories,” Instagram’s said in a statement.
Facebook has been focusing on Instagram’s, its fastest-growing proceeds generator, as the social networking website’s core platform has come under fire from the thermostat.
Pushing to improve information safeguards for individual privacy, to combat dependency to social media, and to stop misinformation or fake news.
In October, Instagram’s authorized long-term insider Adam Mosseri as the head of the photo-sharing app following the high-profile exits of the photo-sharing app’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.
Rival Snap Inc. owner of Snap chat, which faces stiff competition from Instagram’s has been redesigning the app to lure more users and advertisers. Snap also bagged a $250 million investment from Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal as it shifted toward a self-serve model for advertisers.

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Whatsapp New Feature – check who you are talking to the most Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:19:31 +0000 There is a WhatsApp trick that allows the user to check whom they are engaged most. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has not just grown in terms of user base but also in terms of user experience by consistently adding a new feature to its platform, WhatsApp is most popular App with more than 1 million people across the globe and 200 million in India.

This must generate Curiosity to know who they are texting the most and which group keeps them the busiest

There are following Step to check How to check who you are talking to the most
Tap on the three dots visible on the main Whatsapp screen on the left corner of the App
Tap on the settings option
In setting click on the data and storage use
Here tap on storage usage
This will show you a list of Whatsapp contact and here you can see the data and idea exchanged by the user
This trick helps the user to know the list of user who most engaged.

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WhatsApp launches sticker packs for Android & IOS users Fri, 09 Nov 2018 06:25:15 +0000

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— Tech2 (@tech2eets) November 9, 2018

WhatsApp Stickers is a new feature that was added to the most widely used messaging app in the world earlier this week and this mean that users across Android and iOS platforms can start sharing Stickers with their friends and family. The feature was one of the most demanded ones across WhatsApp platform. In India, the WhatsApp Stickers feature started rolling out ahead of Diwali giving users a unique way to wish their loved ones with a festive Sticker.

WhatsApp launched the new Stickers feature globally and now, users across Android and iOS will be able to send these WhatsApp stickers to their contacts

Notably, Facebook’s standalone Messenger app already supported Stickers feature

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Do you know you have a fake item in your shopping cart? Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:46:59 +0000 In a recent search and study, it is found that one out of every five products is counterfeit. Yes, you heard it true. All the renowned e-commerce company like Amazon, Flipkart, or Snapdeal hawking fake products.
In the past six months 20-22% of the products received by the customers were found to be either defected or simulated.

Local Circles, a community network that focuses on the governance and daily life took a survey in which the people were asked which e-commerce website stupefied them by delivering sham products. Where the end result left everyone in stun, according to that survey 37% Snapdeal products were counterfeit, 22% of Flipkart, and 20% of Amazon.

From the tweets you can have a glance upon the concreteness of the survey by the users

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We, Google employees and contractors, will walkout Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:19:29 +0000 “We, Google employees and contractors, will walkout on November 1, 2018 at 11:10 AM to demand five changes” this is a statement that caught the attention of all the people around the globe. Google is a big giant of technology, who does not, wants to be a part of its team, but on Thursday morning a wave of protests took place against the response of the company to the sexual harassment and about workplace inequality.

The fire of the protest ignited within the year 2014, Google gave Andy Rubin, the then senior vice president 90 Million Dollars as an exit package after he was accused of sexual harassment.

An hour later, after the Chief Executive Officer of Google, Sunder Pichai at a New York Times conference said that he was taking the notes on the concrete steps for the improvement of the company’s culture and HR procedures.

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Ask Google Assistant whatever you want to in Hindi Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:32:00 +0000 Google has introduced Hindi language update on Google Assistant for the Google Home Smart Speakers. From now onwards you will hear Google speaker to respond in Hindi although Hindi language is already available for the smartphone users.

In order to start the interaction with the Google Home in Hindi you first need to start up with the Google Assistant in order to recognize the Hindi language.

The process start with opening the ‘’Google Home App” on the smartphones where you have to tap on the ‘Account’, opt for the ‘Setting’ option and then navigate to the ‘Assistant tap’.

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This is the tweet for which Tesla CEO Elon Musk has to pay $40 Million Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:49:22 +0000 The founder, CEO, and the face of the car-maker Tesla, The Boring Company, SpaceX, and Solar City has given a tweet that costs him $40 million, and a step down as a chairman of the company within 45-days.He is also not permitted to be elected for the post again for three years. The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Saturday said this.
The SEC said that Mask would remain as the chief executive officer of Tesla under a settlement over the tweets those he has posted on Aug 7 regarding taking the company private.


The SEC charged Tesla the fine of $20 Million failing to disclosure controls and procedures for Musk’s tweets, SEC also said that the company do not had any way to tell whether his tweets contained any information that might be disclosed in the corporate filings or contain any valid or complete information.

Musk has to sign an agreement to neither admit-or-denied the guilt which means that he has misled his investors using a false statement.

The neither admit-or-denied clause means that he cannot claim that he have been innocent in future.

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BSNL gifting its customer special tariff vouchers on its 18th Birthday Sat, 29 Sep 2018 11:14:04 +0000 This year BSNL is celebrating its 18th Birthday. On this big occasion, BSNL is gifting its customer the special tariff voucher where one of the promotional vouchers is known by STV-18.
This voucher has unlimited voice calls, unlimited video calls, where all the prepaid users would be benefited with the unlimited data service also. The three vouchers that would be announced on the 18th Foundational day of BSNL are STV-1801, STV-1201, and STV-601.
With the STV-18, the vouchers include the amount of RS 2,125 as the talk value, STV-1201 includes talk value RS 1,417 and STV-601 has RS 709 where along with it, you will get 5GB data also. All these offers and voucher plans would be effective from 1st of October 2018 to 18th of October 2018 and come with 90 days of validity.
The CMD of BSNL, Anupam Srivastava, said that these offers are the gifts for our customers on BSNL’s 18th Anniversary.
Where it also has a small but wonderful plan as a gift at RS 18 with this recharge tariff voucher all over India the BSNL users would be benefited with unlimited voice calls, unlimited video calls and unlimited data access for two days.

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RIP Stephen Hawking. 5 Things You need to Know about him Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:08:59 +0000

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”- Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was the world’s most famous physicist and cosmologist. He captured the public’s imagination as a trapped mind exploring the boundaries of scientific knowledge. In the early hours of 14th March 2018, Hawking took his last breath in his home and passed away peacefully in Cambridge.

On this day here is a list of 5 things we should know about such a great man.

  1. Stephen Hawking was born on the 300th death anniversary of astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei. His friends in school used to call him Einstien. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

  2. Stephen Hawking had ALS(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). He was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 21 that gradually paralyzed him over decades. Throughout his life, he was still able to communicate using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device.The doctors said he had only 2 and half years to live.

  3. Hawking starred in a number of TV shows like The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory etc.

  4. In 1997, Stephen Hawking lost a bet to American Theoretical Physicist John Perskill about the concept of Black Holes, which stated that nothing can escape from a black hole, which was in violation to the fundamentals of quantum mechanics. Finally, he admitted his defeat in 2004.

  5. Hawking was ranked number 25 in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He was a British but his mechanical speech synthesizer had an American accent. Hence explaining Hawking’s accent.

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Does your business need a Mobile App Sat, 23 Dec 2017 05:18:14 +0000 People usually think that mobile apps are suitable only for large scaled companies but today more and more small and medium sized companies are following this trend. Mobile Technology does not revolve only around creating efficient mobile websites and applications, there are other advantages too like Mobile Marketing and Brand Awareness generation.

Here are some benefits of Mobile Apps for your business:


24/7  Customer Visibility

On an average, people spend more than 2 hrs daily on their mobile devices. Allthough the major use of their mobile device is limited to some applications but with the help of advertisements one can promote his application on social media channels. The human brain subconsciously records everything it comes across and if your app is impactful enough, you may be able to leave an impact on brains that come across your advertisement campaign.


Marketing becomes Easier and Direct

Smartphones have made it easier for people/businesses to put their services, prices, booking and registration forms in the hands of people with the help of custom designed mobile applications. People get updated about the new policies, offers, major changes and other important information without much effort.


Increase in Customer Value Programs.

The programs of distributing coupons, rewards and credits to the customers can be done via mobile apps very easily. Digitalizing of the schemes and programs of customer rewards makes the scenario of coupon distribution more fair, it also increases the expanse of the loyalty programs to remote customers.


Increasing Brand Awareness and recognition

Brand Awareness generation takes place with the help of mobile apps. The app can be used after making it more interactive and informative. The app should be unique enough both in context of design and functionality. People like to see and use new and different things. Mobile Apps represent a business in the market, the more stylish and functional an app is, better is the repo of the business. Customer involvement increases, people get dependant on the application for the service and the rate at which the service is utilized increases rapidly. The overall effective frequency of the app or service increases.

Increase Customer Interaction

Whatever be the domain of the business, let it be selling groceries, vegetables or hi-tech mobile devices, customers always want to interact with the service provider. Mobile apps also include help desk and reception features, people prefer to avail services by making a few clicks on their mobiles as compared to hectic process of talking on a phone or being present physically.

Leave competitors behind

There are still many small and medium scaled industries that are not aware of the mobile app advantages. This provides a way to take a leap ahead of them. Business owners are still unaware about all the advantages of mobile apps but this leap has to be taken soon else the competition will increase. Soon mobile apps will become a part of all organizations.

Keeping Customers Intact

These days the world is full of all types of companies and industries with their promotional campaigns and advertisements going on everywhere. More and more people are switching to Mobile Apps for their convenience, so having a mobile app will help businesses retain their clients and customers and also increase the scope for making new clients.

Following the trend is must

With the passing of time, new  technological trends hit the market. Today it’s a mobile app, tomorrow it would be something else. With so many new technological inventions like Virtual Reality, who knows Mobile Apps may be used in the future as a gateway for VR shopping.

Some Development Companies provide services for development of Mobile Applications. Their work is reputed in the market and their clients are the most satisfied Mobile App owners.


The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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Factors involved in Cost of Website Development. Sat, 23 Dec 2017 05:06:13 +0000 Today everyone plans about the cost before he/she thinks of getting a website developed or designed depending on their own budget. As they start with the implementation part  various new cost aspects arise. Cost of custom website creation cannot be exactly approximated beforehand but there are many definite factors that require investment. Here we talk about some of these factors.

Purchasing of a website can be compared to buying a mobile device, one can see  mobiles in the market with basic functionalities like audio calling, clock, radio etc. then there are some mobiles which provide extra features such as video calling, games, touch screen, faster processing, advanced security systems such as alphanumeric security codes etc. Then come mobile phones with face recognition and voice control features. The functionalities of the product depends upon the financial investment.

With the evolution of technology the list of features has not remained definite hence the cost approximation depends upon the quality of the product and the advantages it provides as compared to other products in the market. As with purchasing a mobile, websites have endless possibilities.


Some factors :


Cost for Domain Registration

Domain Name is the name of the website, the address of the website on web. It is also known as URL (Uniform Resource Locator). It is not a costly factor, a small amount of rent has to be paid over time period depending upon the hosting plan. Hosting companies provide free domain names if a person uses their service.

Domain Name should match with the cause of the website, there is a dearth of good and catchy Domain Names and one should register a catchy and interesting domain name as soon as an idea hits the mind.

Hosting cost is the rent the website owner has to pay for the site to be online. There are many professional hosting companies out there. Efficient hosting involves high bandwidth, prevention from hacking and convenient costs.

Today no business can exist in market without a website. Hosting cost is must for a website and one should not think too much before paying for a good hosting website.
A small amount of money is nothing in comparision with efficient website running.


Mobile Compatibility of Website

Responsive Design is the creation of sites in such a way that the they are compatible on all kind of mobile devices such as Android phones, Tablets, iPads, iPhones etc. The owner of the website should know about the target users of his site, what kind of people will visit the site more and which device would be used more to visit the site. This unique user experience designing for different devices adds to the costing.


Content Creation

There are two types of content on a site, one is the written content that  web-viewer sees and the other content is use of page titles, meta data, alt tags etc. The optimal combination of these two types of texts is advantageous for both social media promotion and search engine optimization. The formation of optimal clusters of these two types of texts is a cost demanding method.


Content Management

The text and images have to be inserted into a website after the development process. The cost of this phase depends on the time that is spent in implementation. Image addition requires use of photoshop tools and image optimization. Although CMSs provide automatic image resizing but manually optimized images give the best performance.


Enhanced User Experience

User experienced can be enhanced using animations. HTML and CSS technologies are very helpful for these tasks today. The animations should be discussed in the starting phase of interaction with the developers to avoid high costs. Examples of reference websites can be used for efficient communication of ideas and thoughts. User Experience is the most important factor for a website’s success. Viewers like to see informative animations as compared to boring text paragraphs.


Unique Pages

Each website has some pages with a unique theme and tempelate. Each unique webpage requires investment of more programming and designing skills which also adds to the cost of website.


Some Development Companies provide services for development of Websites. Their work is reputed in the market and their clients are the most satisfied website owners.


The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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How to chose correct CMS, comparision of top CMSs. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:31:53 +0000 The process by which the content pieces of a site are arranged is known as Content Management, the content on the site can be any thing such as text, graphics and media clips. These content pieces come with some tagging schemes such as HTML, XML etc. The content and tagging schemes are combined together in an optimal way to perform efficient content management.

This efficient content management is carried with the help of Content Management Systems. These systems as such require no technical training, non-techies, without and technical experience can also easily add, delete images and edit text in the website easily.

Choosing the correct CMS is one of the most crucial decision one has to make while creating a website.

Every organization has it’s own content such as product information, user guide videos, history, about us, services etc. Each organization chooses the CMS that matches to it’s needs and requirements. Some organizations want to put more focus on site content, others want to put more emphasis on e-commerce services, a company’s own domain matters a lot while selecting a CMS.

Here are some benefits of using CMS :

  • Content Security : Access to the content is provided on authority basis, authorized users are provided with unique id’s without which access can’t be possible.
  • Cost convenient for translation : The Unicode support functionality allows translation of small packets of content instead of entire document conversion that helps saving financial investment of resources.
  • Makes page management easy : Authorized users can publish webpages and posts without having any programming skill.
  • Review and Approval feature : The workflow while managing content is mentained, well defined functions for reviewing the content and approving the content is there.
  • Time saver for developers : Since non-technical people can easily manage the content, the developers can focus more on the technical feature functionalities.
  • Responsive enabled : The CMS created content automatically gets fit to small screen mobile devices.
  • Previous Versions can be Restored : The changes made to the Webpages can be tracked easily and if required, the previous versions can be restored. This makes error correction very easy for developers and designers in case of site failiure.
  • SEO Optimization feature : The CMS lets us create SEO friendly sites, each page can be made SEO friendly, the Search Engine Rankings of the CMS created websites is generally high because various available SEO plugins.

Here is a comparision between some most followed choices for  Content management systems out there – WordPress, Joomla and Drupal :

WordPress :   

  • WordPress came out in 2003, it was released by Matt Mullenwegg. Today 75 million websites are based on WordPress, it is the most used CMS in the world.
  • It provides the largest number of free plugins as compared to other CMS Platforms.
  • This CMS is used for making simple websites, most blogging websites and news websites prefer WordPress. Easily manageable websites are created using WordPress. The functionality of the website can be extended using the available add-ons
  • One does not need to be a techie to create a site using WordPress, the types to create a site are intuitive and easy and the site gets created quickly.
  • Advantages Offered :
  1. Easy and Intuitive Development :
  2. SEO optimized :
  3. Mobile device optimization :
  • Disadvantages :
  1. Prone to hacking :
  2. Harm causing Updates :
  3. Low Speed :

Joomla :

  • Joomla came out in 2003, it was released by Mambo.
  • Joomla supports 8 million websites. It is known as the second most famous popular CMS in the world.
  • It has less number of plugins to offer as compared to WordPress and Drupal.
  • Websites can be built with more structure flexibility and more content can be supported on the web pages as compared to WordPress .
  • E-commerce and Social Networking are supported by Joomla.
  • The installation and setup is easy, the development in Joomla is more complex than Drupal but less complex than WordPress.
  • Advantages :
  1. Powerful Admin Interface :
  2. E-commerce friendly :
  3. Strong development Community :
  • Disadvantages :
  1. Limited marketplace for Modules :
  2. Compatibility issue in plugins :

Drupal :

  • Drupal was released in 2001 by Dreis Buytaert. 1.1 million sites run on Drupal CMS.
  • It comes after WordPress and Joomla in popularity.
  • It has the second largest number of plugins after WordPress.
  • Drupal is used as a development platform when the site is advance, the data to be organized is complex example online stores, or community sites with large number of users.
  • Technical expertise is must, one cannot use Drupal if not from technical backgroung.
  • Advantages
  1. Easily Extendabel : It is a powerful platform, advance sites depending upon the requirements of the users can be created.
  2. Support to multiple sites : Allthough the code base is unique but multiple sites can be supported.
  3. High Speed : Advance websites with caching feature make them fast, integrations are available to boost their performance further.
  • Disadvatnages :
  1. Less Supporting Community : A few developers are out there that work on Drupal.
  2. Diffycult Learning : The learning of this CMS is a bit tough, one should have some technical experience to understand it’s operation and a lot of dedication is required to learn Drupal.

Some Development Companies provide services for development of Websites using appropriate CMS. Their work is reputed in the market and their clients are the most satisfied website owners.


The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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How to turn a website idea into reality ? Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:41:00 +0000 People come up with new ideas everyday, the phenomenon of getting  ideas is common, but the process of putting the ideas into work is a confusing task .

There are many people who get great business ideas but have no clue of how to turn their idea into a successful physical product or service.

Here are some tips and tricks that can help convert the ideas into profitable products and services. These guidelines will help your website idea get coverted to real :

  • Documented Ideas : Write down all your memories related to the main product, the idea for the main task. Also write down other related ideas that strike your mind, each idea is important and it is vital to write all the ideas down, any of them can turn out to be a successful product.
  • Do a research of the market : Market research is important to check the potential of an idea, write down all the positive and negative points related to the idea, check how the problems can be solved, find out other people in market suffering from the same problem.
  • Identify Target Audience : Knowing the target audience helps the owner come across the points that have to be covered while deciding the feature functionalities of the Website, what other fixations are required in the app, the success or failiure of the application depends upon the understanding of the target audience of the owner.
  • Get a domain name : Most of the good domain names are already taken but having a good domain name is crucial in the website product development. The domain name should be short and catchy,
  • Test Product Development : Test Product is aka Minimum Viable Product, it provides the feedback from the market and audience of users of the product, the test product should provide all the major functionalities of the website and should be open to further improval changes based on the feedback.
  • Get the app developed : Some companies get there products developed inside the company, some people get the products develop by outside firms, the efficiency of the product depends upon the resources invested.
  • Marketing with target audience : Once the app gets developed, for promoting it, you can test the app with the target audience and potential customers who you think may want to use your app. Promote your product by all means, check social media events where you can promote your website product for testing by customers.

If you are confident with your idea, don’t back down, there are some development companies  that help businesses and individuals realize there web product goals by helping them implement their ideas.

The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.







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WhatsApp down ..Jokes On Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:10:54 +0000

The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp stopped working for over an hour and #WhatsAppDown started trending on Twitter. Social media users couldn’t help but sprinkle some humor and sarcasm into the matter.

WhatsApp, messaging app, went down for an hour and social media was flooded with all kinds of jokes and sarcasm.

Famous author Chetan Bhagat also joined Twitter users in the fun.

Here are some of the tweets:


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What do these terms stand for in User Experience : UX | IA | CX | UXA Fri, 03 Nov 2017 06:09:05 +0000 The success and failiure of a product in the market depends upon the User Experience. People consider User Experience as the most important factor to win the markets.

With the advancement of technologies in the market, the complexity of products such as Websites and Webapps has also increased. The earlier used static interfaces on websites have evolved into more interactive and dynamic experiences. Users these days like to interact live on the site. Most websites provide these features and the remaining ones are shifting towards this trend.

The perception of a website in a user’s mind is the basis of their decision on whether they want to be a regular user of the site or not. Making their experience easy, pleasant and valuable is the ground for User Experience development.

People sometimes confuse User Experience with Usability, which is not correct, usability means that how easily a product can be used on the other hand User Experience covers all the aspects of the user’s experience with the product such as usability, interface design, functionalities of the product and much more. Usability is a part of User Experience but not the complete domain itself.

One often hears the terms such as UX, IA, CX and UXA in the ifeld of User Experience, here are some elaborations for the above terms :

  • UX stands for User Experience, it is the experience of the people with the  a product such as a website or an app, whether they are able to carry out their desired tasks without any confusion . User Experience can be enhanced by doing research on the users, performing usability tests on the product and using wireframes and prototypes for design creation.
    Confusing interfaces make the users frusturated and they leave the site in between of their work, if the experience is good they will definitely get back to the app and also suggest it to their friends and relatives. This will be productive for the product owner also.
    The UX is the factor that makes a product  exceptional and stand out in the market competition.
  • IA aka Information Architecture tells about the structuring and organization of a website, the content of the website should be arranged meaningfully or else the effort goes in vain. Creating an efficient IA is the role of an Information Architect, he works similar to a building architect that makes buildings and roads, the only difference is that he creates entities in the digital space.
    An IA structures the content of a website or a product using flowcharts and diagrams, this graphical representation is then mapped in the design and development process.
  • CX (Customer Experience) : It is the overall experience of the customer, it covers all aspects of the Customer interaction with the development firm and the product. Customer involvement is required at many instances in the product development eg finding and meeting the development brand, purchasing, giving feedbacks, complaining, providing support and much more.The CX domain involves interactions of the customers with both Digital and Physical environment. A lot of business skills are required in the CX domain, a CX expert understands the customer’s entire plan and with the help of his expert understanding of the process flow of the company and acts as a mediator between the company and the customer.Perfect balance in the combination of knowledge of Service design, UX Design and Business Stratergy is what it takes to be a CX Analyst Expert.
  • UXA is the abbreviation used for User Experience Assessment.It is also known as User Experience Evaluation. It encompasses all the methods and tools that are used to know how a person perceives a product or a system. The Assessment is carried out at all the points of design and development, that is before the process starts, after completion and also in between the process.
    Allthough User Experience is subjective but with the help of correct parameters, dimensions and methods the process of assessment can be made successful.Some development firms prioritize User Experience as the most important part of their business process flow. They hold a vast experience in creating User Friendly sites and giving life to the customer’s idea is their pride.———————————————
    The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.
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Know-hows of Web Hosting and Domain Name Registration Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:02:39 +0000 Web hosting is a service that makes it possible  to put a website or a webpage on the internet. The service provider is called a Web host or a Web Hosting Service Provider. A Webhost provides the technologies needed by organizations and individuals  to put sites on the web.
Web users access the websites by typing the url of the website aka domain name in the browser, the webpages are made available on the user’s computer through a server.

The Web host may also help individuals and organizations purchase a domain name if they don’t have one already.

Web Host manages the server on which the website is hosted, it is the duty of the hosting service provider to mentain the server’s upgradations, configurations etc. The customer gets the time to give focus to more important tasks like managing their websites’s content, design etc. Web hosting service require a constant and  high speed connection to the internet and a powerful server.
Hosting is a paid service, the hosting service provider charges the site owner on a timely basis, the owner/customer has to pay the rent on a monthly basis.

Computers on the Internet are recognized by a unique address known as IP address that is numeric in nature.

Remembering  numbers is a tedious task as compared to words.  Since there are so many devices across the world that are connected on the internet, each website is given a name, a domain name that gives the address of the page .

If a person wants to visit a website, he writes the address of the website in the address bar on his browser, the address aka url of the website gets converted into an IP Address since the computers communicate using numbers. The system then understands which webpage has to be accessed.

The process of conversion of a domain name into an IP Address is done by a Domain Name Server, whenever an URL is inserted into the address bar, the browser connects the Doman Name Server to find the address of the server or machine where the webpage is located.
DNS can be understood as a directory service for IP Addresses.

A Domain Name has to be registered before it can be put to use, separate individual entities cannot use the same domain name.

Domain names can also be secured using stand-alone domin name registration, using this option an individuall can reserve a domain name without opting for hosting service purchase. This is done to protect a particular domain name since the competition in business is very high, market is tough, many companies working in the relevant fields can be interested for the same domain name for their website.

Here are some types of Web hosting, a customer decides the type of Service he requires depending upon his business needs, his budget and the offerings of the Web Host :

  • Shared Hosting : In Shared Hosting service, more than one customer share a server. This service is cost-efficient since the physical server and the application programs on the server are shared between more than one customer. Shared hosting leads to slow processing because more than one customers avail same resources at the same time.
  • Dedicated Hosting : One customer gets one web server. The speed of processing is fast. These type f servers are used in scenarios where the website needs a lot of system resources to run or in case where the website require high security. The customer has to spend a lot of money for this type oh hosting.
  • Collocated Hosting : The Customer buys his own server and gets it placed at the Host’s location. The complete responsibility of the Server is of the customer. One important advantage associated to this service is that the customer can add any scripts or softwares depending upon his need in the Server.

There are some development firms that along with website creation also take care of the Web Hosting and Domain Name registration for their clients, getting your website development through them is a wonderful experience.

The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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A guide to Wireframes, Mockups and Prototypes Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:02:37 +0000 Today upon seeing the textbook of my 9 year old daughter, i realized that a product development cycle resembles the birth cycle of a butterfly. The process of evolution of a  product from an idea can be depicted through the beautiful process of the birth of a butterfly.

Most people think that Wireframe, Prototype and Mockups are one and the same, but this ideology is wrong, each of them serves a different purpose.

Applications demand design creation, the task is not simple and can’t be completed in a one time action, the process of designing an application is not completely technical, technology cannot work alone, designing also requires a sense of creative imagination and conceptualization skills along with technical skills, appealing visuals for an application is achieved in various iterations.

According to the current trend, designing of an application takes 30% of the total time of Development Cycle. Since  people involve so much time in designing, it is a crucial part of App Development. Wireframes, Mockups and Prototypes make the process of designing accurate and precisive, all of them serve a critical role in the designing process.

They are used to represent the requirements of clients graphically for efficient visual communication between clients (website/product owners), developers and designers. One doesn’t need any technical skill or knowledge to create them.

In the Application designing, the first step is Wireframe creation, it is then followed by making Mockups and Prototypes. Development is a later stage.

Here are some key differentiating factors between Wireframes, Mockups and Prototypes :

Wireframes : The organization of each component of a web page is shown in a visual representation form with the help of Wireframes.
They represent the look of the webpages. They are static in  nature and serve the purpose of guiding in the development cycle. Software Requirement Specification documents are inclomplete without Wireframes.

More emphasis is given on functional features as compared to visual elements while creating wireframes. Problem Solving is given more importance rather than  the look, what does the product have to offer to it’s users and how will it perform in different scenarios are the parameters on which a wireframe is based.

Wireframes are nothing but a collection of gray boxes that represent the structure and the concept of the product, it shows the prioritization of the content and the logical approach followed by the product for work.

Mockups : Mockup designs are created before the final launching of a design, they are used to review the final design before launch.

Mockup design creation is an important step for a designer because they prevent requests of change after designing is complete.

Mockup design creation employs usage of appealing colors, fonts, themes, logos, buttons etc. the graphics are more alive.

They are static in nature, what differentiates them from Wireframes is the page layout shows the final look of the product that how the web pages or the mobile app will actually look.

Prototypes : Prototypes are related more to User Experience, they are used when the designing domain transits stage from User Interface to user Experience.

Users are able to perform operations on the application, they get a demo of how the functionalities will work in actual application. They are able to interact with the designed application interface. Users record their experience with the application and are able to give feedback for the application.

They are dynamic in nature, they respond to the actions of the users, effective communication takes place between the user and the application, the user interaction helps to find problems at early stages of development. The designers use prototypes to test their design and find bugs.

Prototypes are click-responsive in nature, users interact with the application by clicking and get back a reponse, interactivity is what makes prototype different from Wireframes and Mockups.

Wireframes, Mockups and Prototypes are all components of Quality Software Development. There are some Software Development Firms that use quality approach towards App and Web Product Development, they keep their clients involved in all stages of development, also User Interface and User Experience are their topmost priorities.

The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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Designing of SEO friendly websites Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:39:39 +0000 Search Engine optimization aka SEO are a set of search engine standards that are imposed on web designers  to optimize the search process of the webpage by the search engine. The standards are followed to provide the best User Experience.
SEO is equally important as efficient web designing, search engines don’t rank the websites is the search list on the basis of Web design, although users like to spend more time on modern and trendy sites but the traffic is directed to the site on the basis of the SEO standards followed. The search engines don’t prioritize sites in the search listing on the basis of looks of the site. What matters most is how easily people land on the site and how relevant the site is to it’s domain.

SEO does not only mean that the content’s quality should be high, the portrayal of the content, flow in the content and the sequential information structure  are also the key factors for developing an optimized website.

The ranking of a website in SERPs  (Search Engine result Pages) is directly dependant to the SEO friendly nature of the site.

Search engines follow their own methodology to interpret content and crawl the web for websites relevant to the information being searched, a web page does not look same to users and search engines.

Here are some tips for SEO friendly web site design :

  • Design should be responsive in nature : The websites should be visible on devices of all sizes, especially small wireless mobile devices, there functionality should also be up to the mark on all sized devices. According to google, responsive made sites are best.
  • The pages should be easily crawlable and indexed : A website should have a good looking and trendy design but what matters the most for increasing visitor traffic on the site is that the links should be easily discoverable on the  website eg navigations, menus etc. The pages should be sequenced also and the content should be arranged so hat it appears meaningful to the search engines.
  • Logical URl Structure : The URl structure can be made Search Engine friendly, the URl should show the sequencing of the webpage and the name should be catchy and in sync with the cuase of the website.
  • Webpage should load fast : The number of users and data traffic decreases if the site takes too much time to load. Google has started showing labels in it’s search engine ranking page for sites that are slow to load for responsive access cases. These labels effect the data traffic drasatically.
  • Don’t use horizontal scroll : Vertical Scroll is more user friendly for both normal and responsive websites.
  • Awareness : The owner of the site and the designing team should be well aware with the Webmaster guidelines layed down by Google, various useful tips can be inferred for better user experience.
  • Don’t use too much pop-ups : Some users get annoyed because of the use of out of context images that serve no useful purpose and make the loading of the site slow, instead of these blurring images more focus should be put on the content of the webpages, the content should be interactive and engaging that compells people to comment and share their views.
  • Avoid Shortcuts : Downloading SEO plugins does not complete the task of making a website SEO friendly complete, attentive planning, smart designing and accurate coding also act as the accounting factors.
  • Integration with Social Media : The social media activities are higly infuential for Search Engine Ranking of websites, the links of all social media pages should be there in the website footer and the process of sharing posts, pages and products should be easy and convenient for everyone.
  • Make a cross browser site : The website should be tested on all majorly used browsers such as Google Chorome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Some Companies hold a vast experience in making SEO friendly websites, their worked websites hold  high ranks in the SERP’s of browsers. They have a long list of happy and satisfied customers.

The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.



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Why to make a custom website Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:32:49 +0000 Websites are broadly categorized in two types, Template Websites and Custom Websites.

Template websites can be understood as an apartment in which a person moves and adjusts according to the basic structure of the apartment to make it feel more like home, the person has to compromise on some things and  major modifications like moving of a wall or shifting a window are not allowed.

Custom Website development can be understood as building an own house, it is built according to the needs and requirements of the person,  the design of the house is decided by the person, he/she can suggest the design and modifications at any point in the building of the house, the needs and requirements of the person are kept in mind always while creating the house, the location of doors and positioning of the windows can be all decided by the owner.

The Custom developed website is based on the client’s own prerequisites, functionalities wished and experiences gained from other website products.

These days websites can also be created using online website builders, here already created paid templates are available to use for development.

The websites are created from scratch in Custom development, following steps of development are followed  :

  1. The first step is creating Wireframes, wireframes are images used to plan the functionality of a website.
  2. It is followed by PSD (photoshop document) creation with the help of Photoshop.
  3. The PSD’s are then converted to Webpages with the help of various available front-end technologies.
  4. In case the site is dynamic, the website is created back-end.

The Custom Websites are preferred over the tempelate websites because it helps the companies get exactly the same features they had wanted, also the desired look and feel of the site can be achieved.

Time and money can be saved if one buys the template that is similar to the desired design and features and then applies modification.

Custom Website development gives the client a lot of freedom in context to desired functionalities and putting forward client-specific requirements, everything can be done as the client wants, and the way the client wants it to be done. A unique, functional website that showcases a company can be built with the right designing skills, proper planning and right timing.

Some advantages of Custom Designed Websites :

  1. Unique Design : The custom website is created in a client-specific manner, the final product will be different from all other websites and products.
  2. Adaptability : The website will allow adding of some features in the future according to the prioritization set in the wishlist by the client , i.e in cases where the budget of the client doesn’t allow him to add all the features in the starting phase. Since the website will be specific with the client’s needs, new features can be added easily in the future.
  3. Scalability : Easy modification and adding of new features makes the custom made websites more scalable as compared to template websites.
  4. Content Management System (CMS) : The Content of the website will be managed easily using the Content Management System (CMS) built into the site by the developer, the user can manage the content of the website themselves from anywhere.
  5. Growth :  The growth of the business is supported by the website, a professional developer will help you do so, if the client has some ideas that would require the help of the site in the future, the developer will install technologies in the site that will work with those ideas in the future.

The quality of the website depends upon it’s cost, the client gets the resultant product depending upon the resources he has invested,  the best websites are those that help making the client’s business more evident and impactful in the market and works in the most optimal way with respect to the end-users.

The decisions at the time of creation of the website  that supports these causes are the best ones, the website should not disappoint the end users, everything they need, they expect, should be there on the website, the impact of the website on the end users is one of the most important aspect of the running of the business, template websites may seem an easy option out but the efficiency of creating an impact of your business on the site visitor’s minds can only be achieved by custom websites, they are more effective for this purpose.

Some experienced firms like IT Combine work in the field of Custom Website Development, they are successful in keeping their clients happy and satisfied over a long period of time, Indian Army is one of their major clients.


The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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Guide for Web Design Services Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:26:17 +0000 The process of creating a web page’s appearance by choosing the right color scheme, fonts, page layouts and many more is called Web Designing.

The content of all the web pages maybe different but the graphical design of all the pages is same.

Website templates play an important role in Web designing, the templates contain of all basic elements that are desired to be common in all the pages, the application of the template in the website includes involving all the basic elements of web design in all the pages such as the website’s CSS style, buttons, backgrounds, borders and various graphic elements like hover images, bullets and header banners.

Layout is an important aspect in the creation of a website, website designing does not mean just putting together a few pages.

The website should be created while keeping in mind that it has to be help the visitors achieve their goals, it shouldn’t just be a marketing tool.

The website should be designed in such a manner that visitors who stumble upon the site can immediately understand what the site is all about and what all can be done on the site.

A website is comprised of the following components :

  1. Container Block : It is used to put the content of a page, it is used in the form of a page’s body tag, a page can show content because of the container block.
  2. Company Logo : It is used to identify the company, the website of the company in  various marketing platforms such as business cards, brochures and many more.
  3. Navigation Menu : Navigation menu is used to traverse through the website, on most webpages, the navigation menu is placed on the top right corner.
  4. Content of the website : The content of the website is the info you want to be there for the users, it should be concise and relevant to the purpose of the site.
  5. Footer Menu : It contains copyright, links to the main page of the site, links to the social media pages related to the site, contact information and is located at the bottom of the page.
  6. Whitespaces : They are the unused areas on the webpage, there importance is that they are used to separate the various sections of the page, it helps avoiding ambiguity while promoting the cause of the page and understanding of the content information of separate sections of a web page.

All these components have to be worked upon while mentaining the right balance between them.

Now, here are some tips for designing  an efficient website :

  • Efficient Web Communication :  The information on the site should be to the point.
  • Design Consistency : The graphics, color schemes and the font used on all the pages has to be consistent, the fonts that make it difficult to read should never be used.
  • Usability and Utility : Easy navigation is most important for efficient user experience, a website succeeds or fails depending upon the usability and functionality it provides.
  • Information Separation : Different units of information should be separated with white spaces to mentain the balance of the website.
  • Navigation Link Visited  Status : The navigation link that is visited should have a changed colour for a good user experience.

Some Website Development firms provide all the services required for designing a website, they hold a lot of experience in designing websites and their clients are happy and satisfied from their service since the website is designed while keeping in kind the prioritized wishlist of the client.


The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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How to make your website UI superior Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:20:02 +0000 Understanding completely what a person wants to get done is the most important requirement of designing.

To get a design right, you need to know how a person uses something. The goal of the person and the procedure he/she is going to follow to achieve that goal should also be known .

Designing is dynamic in nature, a lot of creative thinking is involved in the process, the results are unpredictable but the goals and ideas have to be well-defined.

A successful design is based on the following three pillars :

  1. Guidelines and processes should be well documented.
  2. User Interface creation using Software Tools.
  3. Usability Testing Approved and based on Expert reviews.

Here are some Designing Tips :

  • Responsive Designs :  A larger customer base is tapped using Responsive Designs, responsive designing means providing a pleasant mobile experience and is an important aspect.
  • Simplicity is the key : The design of the site has to be kept clean, simple and flat,  an adverse impact can be created sometimes while trying to impress customers with an overload of flash and animations.
  • Contact process should be easy : The Contact Us button should be clearly visible, it is the second point to be checked after impressing the user, the location of the Contact us button and the Contact information by the customer should not be a tedious process.
  • Organization of InformationThe content should be organized in the most comprehensible manner on a single screen or should be adjusted sequentially through many screens in a pleasant way, the architecture of the information is a very important point.
  • Graphic Design : The design of the site and the theme of the business should be relevant to create a stronger impact on the mind of the users.

The perception of the website by people depends upon the color, balance, composition and overall look of the service. Beautifully crafted objects have higher rate of acceptance in the market, the task completion rate is also high and higher net promoting scores.

The website should be fast, highly responsive to user interactions like clicking and scrolling, it makes the website more enjoyable to use, users get frusturated due to sluggish and slow pages and leave the task in between, they may also never return to the site again and the impression created on them of the business is not very good. A good designed website will be worthless if it is slow to load.

It’s important to understand these different tips because they all need to get done simultaneously to deliver a product or service.
These tips have to be understood well as all these points need to be covered for an efficient UI of a website.

The user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) is the responsibility of the Web Designer, the proper solution for a website is given by a web designer.

A Web Designer acts as a Project Manager for a Web Project. There are certain key roles of a web designer, a good web designer is must for a website having a good User Interface, some of the key responsibilities of a web designer are :

  1. Content writing and editing.
  2. Webpage layout design creation.
  3. Understanding desired technical functionalities.
  4. Website Updation.
  5. Backup file creation and mentainance.
  6.  Code problem solving.

Some Web Development companies  provide their clients with the service of superior UI for their websites, they genuinely believe that UI is the most important part of a website and their Designing team strives to provide the best result for their clients.


The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.


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Types of Mobile Apps Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:07:55 +0000 Mobile Applications a.k.a apps are softwares designed to provide mobile users services that are available on Laptops and PC’s.

They are programs that run on devices such as phones and tablets.

The apps are made while keeping in mind the the specifications of the devices on which they have to be run and the cause of the business for which they are created. They serve various purposes ranging from entertainment, gaming, healthcare to news, navigations etc.

Today every business entity has it’s own website and mobile app, apps help the business by awareness generation and also helps in creating revenues, they are more interactive in nature and provide to the point information as compared to websites.

Earlier software applications were first made for laptops and pc’s followed by a mobile application version, the trend has changed now, number of people using mobiles is much more than that of people using laptops and pc’s, developers first make mobile versions of softwares and then the websites are created for big screens.

Mobile Apps are categorized mainly into the following categories :

  • Web Apps : Applications that run on internet browsers on mobiles are called web apps, they are not downloaded from app store, one just needs an internet connection to access them.

    They are created using JavaScript, CSS and HTML5, development of web apps is easy as compared to Mobile Apps since the development does not require Software Development Kit.

    Since the development process is simple and quick, one can test his or her product idea using Web Apps before investing in Mobile Application Development.

    Web apps are nothing but responsive versions of the website for any mobile device.

  • Mobile Apps : The apps that we download from an app store are called as Mobile Apps.  There are two kinds of Mobile Apps : Native and Hybrid.

    Native Apps :
    Native Apps are written in platform specific languages, example iOS Apps are created on Swift or Objective-C, Android Apps are created on JAVA, Window Phone apps are made on C#.User Experience of the Native Apps is the fast, reliable and most responsive.

    Hybrid Apps : Native App and Web App combine to form Hybrid App, the Hybrid App gets installed like a Native App but is a web app from inside.

    Hybrid Apps are created using Javascript, HTML and CSS, they are run in Webview, a simplified browser version within the application.

    Hybrid Applications are used by people for testing the Mobile Apps before actually investing in the costly process of development.

There are various cases in which a person has an idea for an app but he is not sure whether people will like his idea or not, the person is also on a budget and has limited financial resources, using Hybrid Apps the users can be provided with something that is closely related to the desired Application, something which the users can test, give feedback and based on the feedback, the person can move forward with the development cycle of the app.

Web apps can serve this purpose but Hybrid Apps also allow you to test the download process from app store and other download related services.

As more and more Companies and Businesses see their customer base shifting  from big screens to small screens, mobile application development companies like IT Combine have enhanced their development team so that their clients not only cope up with the market competition, but are also able to stand out individually.


The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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Why wordpress is best for corporate websites ? Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:56:31 +0000 WordPress is a web software that provides a platform for it’s users to create highly functional websites and blogs.

It was launched in 2003 as a blogging software and has now evolved into a full content management system which has so much to offer to it’s users through thousands of plugins, widgets and themes.

WordPress holds an important place on the web today, study has shown that 18.9% of all websites are created using wordpress and around 75 million websites depend upon it.

Built on one of the most common programming language PHP, WordPress also uses HTML, CSS and a little Javascript for various aspects.

One does have to be an expert of PHP to use WordPress, the open source CMS makes website building using WordPress possible for anyone that has some basic internet skills.

Here are some benefits of making WordPress Software as a choice for Corporate Companies to develop websites :

  • Cost Effectiveness : WordPress is available for free on the web, but the web hosting and domain do have some charges, there are also some additional costs for plugins, but the resources are worth investing because of the diverse choices of designs available.
  • Open Source : What makes WordPress the best choice for platform of website development is that it is open source in nature, the developers do not have to start their work from scratch, they can use the already written code without having to start from the beginning.
  • Widespread Supporting Community : A large number of people are involved in the wordpress domain, the technology is supported by thousands of designers, developers and enthusiasts.
  • SEO Friendly : WordPress creates SEO friendly web pages, the code used to build the website is simple and constant which makes it found easily in google search, customization can be done for the SEO components of each page, the user is given full control in context of  ranking of the pages for  search engines.
  • No Technical Expertise Required : Development on WordPress platform does not require deep understanding and knowledge of any technical discipline, it can be easily used by people with no technical background, other CMS and frameworks available in the market require familiarity with languages like HTML, PHP, CSS etc but this is not the case with WordPress.
  • Fast Development Speed : WordPress makes creating and using of  Webpages a fast process, API’s are available that are used to create interfaces, applications and websites, the drag and drop functionality makes developing websites much faster.
  • Responsive Nature : Wordpress created sites are mobile responsive, they also work on tablets as well as other small screen devices to promote the cause of the business.
  • Automatic Updation : Automatic notifications are generated from time to time, the updation takes place at a click of the mouse and the process is not hectic at all. 
  • E-commerce Options : Many e-commerce integrations are available that are suitable for sites and applications of all sizes, some free basic plug-ins are also there. The Woocommerce plugin that comes free with WordPress is the most used e-commerce solution in the world, it is used to sell anything while providing complete control to both store owners and developers.

WordPress development is used by many big brands today such as MTV News, Sony Music, BBC America for their websites, one of the leading Indian news brand IBN Live has also used WordPress for it’s business site,  it is an in-trend development software that makes the process of development easy and convenient.

The professionialism of a WordPress developing firm depends upon their hold on the PHP programming language since the development is based on the infrastructure of PHP programming, a deep understanding of WordPress Core and library is also required.

Some companies hold a lot of experience in the WordPress development domain, they offer service for Website Development using WordPress at genuine prices. One can contact them for further guidance and assistance on WordPress Development Services.


The author is an experienced digital media professional having experience of more than 25 years in leadership roles at several leading internet and media companies in India.

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Siri’s Diwali Wish Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:53:38 +0000

Siri is an intelligent personal assistant, part of Apple Inc.’s iOs operating system. The assistant uses voice queries and a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations and perform an action by delegating requests to a set of internet services. The software adapts to users’ individual language usages, searches, and performances.

There is a common perception that Siri struggles with Indian accents and terms.

However, with the continuous efforts of making Siri more and more better, making her more aware of the accents and terms there has been a big achievement.

Recently Siri was wished  “Happy Diwali” and to a surprise, it came up with amazing responses. Also, what was more impressive was that the responses were more conversational than informative.

Siri gave a variety of responses like, “Happy Diwali to you too” and  “Eat Sweets and Prosper”

and also like “Happy Diwali Nimish! Save me a Laddu! ”


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These 300 robots are winning hearts Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:44:07 +0000 robots

Have you ever heard of Kung Fu? It is pretty cool, huh? Which is your favorite Kung Fu movie? Well, what about Robots performing the martial arts.
Yes, here it is. In Harbin, China, as many as 300 robots performed martial arts. It was during the opening ceremony of the sixth TRCC China Robot Creative Design Competition on 15th September, Friday. The robots and the martial arts masters were performing Kung Fu in perfect coordination.
TRCC China Robot Creative Design Competition was a three-day skill competition in the provincial capital of northeast China’a Heilongjiang Province, Harbin. Around 500 robotic teams took part in the competition and were a part of various gymnastic and athletic competition, according to the organizers of the competition. These 300 robots left the audience in awe.
Earlier too, Kung Fu- performing robots have amazed people in China. In a talent show, called “Amazing China” around 108 robots surprised and amazed audience and judges of the show. These robots performed the Chinese Kung Fu, Tai Chi and also danced on the soundtrack of the movie-Fearless, directed by Jet Li.
This year only in August, 1,069 robots broke a Guinness World Record for the “most robots dancing simultaneously” in China. All the robots were named Dobi and were made by a Chinese Company, WL Intelligent Technology. They performed a perfectly coordinated dance at Guangdong in China.

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Facebook just launched Snapchat. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:19:51 +0000 Image result for facebook snap

This morning, Facebook launched a trio of features:

  • A fun new effects-filled camera that sits a swipe over from your News Feed;
  • A place for disappearing stories;
  • A way to share pictures straight from your camera to your friends.

Facebook has just introduced all the features of Snapchat and in a way has launched Snapchat.

Facebook’s been testing the update for a couple of months, It has some very cool filters and masks, thanks to Facebook’s acquisition of an app called MSQRD, and you can post straight from the camera to the News Feed.

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Apple iOS 10.3 has rolled out and It feels Snappier. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:28:41 +0000 Apple released iOS 10.3 yesterday with a new modern file system but like any software update there are many undocumented changes.

One particular change has been revealed through Apple engineer Renaud Lienhart‏, who works directly on the iOS operating system. “iOS 10.3 feels ‘snappier’ because many animations were slightly tweaked & shortened, for the better,” says Lienhart on Twitter.

Apple’s new file system in iOS 10.3 should help make the OS feel a little faster, too. As APFS is designed to be low latency, this should also improve read and write speeds on iOS devices.

iOS 10.3 could help rectify the many frame drops, skips, and odd interface bugs in iOS 10.

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WhatsApp Text Status is Back Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:45:08 +0000

Instant messaging app WhatsApp is bringing back the text status feature, which had been removed in favour of a photo-and video-based Status feature in February.

Once you download the update on your phone, open WhatsApp and tap on the Settings option, head to the “About and phone number” section and set a text status—just as you used to before. You can set a text-based status, or choose from default status options such as Available, Busy and Urgently call only.


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Whatsapp heavily ‘inspired’ by Snapchat Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:47:20 +0000 Image result for whatsapp download

Ahead of its eighth birthday later this week, WhatsApp is changing one of its core features – WhatsApp Status.

WhatsApp Status will no longer be a boring text message, instead, users get to express themselves using the photos, short videos, and GIFs that looks similar to the Instagram and Snapchat Stories.  Anything you put as your Whatsapp story will be visible to all your contacts using the app by default. WhatsApp Status updates disappear after 24 hours.

Instagram and Whatsapp seem heavily ‘inspired’ by Snapchat’s features.

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Iconic ‘indestructable’ Nokia 3310 set for relaunch Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:50:21 +0000

The Nokia 3310 needs very little introduction. A nearly indestructible build and a battery that could last for days made it one of the most popular phones in the world in early 2000.

HMD Global Oy, the Finnish company that has the rights to use Nokia’s brand on mobile phones, may be bringing back the iconic device. Renowned phone leaker Evan “Evleaks” Blass has reported that HMD is preparing a handset that shares the 3310 name.


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Enthusiasm of public on SwagPhone Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:26:40 +0000 With the successful launching of Honor6X mobile phone in India, Honor India sub-brand of Huawei announed to launch new SwagPhone in India on 24th January. Features that attracts people the most is dual rear cameras with 12 MP and a 2 MP sensor.The second sensor (2 MP) has been provided to take shots of closer objects with different realistic features. Size of the phone is same as its predecessors that is, 5.5 inch with 1080 resolution.

We hope Swag Phone will make a record of success like its predecessors.

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Cracker Group OurMine Attacks Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai Account Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:59:38 +0000 If you follow tech executives or famous actors on Twitter, you’ve probably seen references to something called OurMine several times over the last few weeks.

That’s because a group of three hackers called OurMine have been finding their way into accounts belonging to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, Amazon CEO Werner Vogels and actor Channing Tatum.

OurMine has claimed that they discovered a vulnerability in Quora exploiting which they broke into Pichai’s account. The group says that they informed Quora about this exploit, but didn’t get any response from the Q&A community.

The hack became visible late Sunday night when OurMine posted answers on Quora using Pichai’s account, which were then cross posted on his official Twitter feed. All the tweets have now been removed from Pichai’s feed.

sundar pichai hacked

The hacker group is branding itself as a security firm, and claims that it’s testing security of accounts and platforms to teach people to secure their accounts better. “We are just testing people security (sic), we never change their passwords, we did it because there is other hackers can hack them and change everything,” OurMine told TNW.

OurMine also went after Vox reporter Matthew Yglesias, who has yet to delete the promotional tweet the group posted on his account:

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn in a 26.2 billion dollar all-cash deal Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:51:07 +0000 Microsoft has announced that it is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with some 433 million users, for $26.2 billion, or $196 per share, in cash. The transaction has already been approved by both boards, but it must still get regulatory and other approvals.

If for some reason the deal does not go through, LinkedIn will have to pay Microsoft a $725 million termination fee, according to Microsoft’s SEC.

LinkedIn is keeping its branding and product, and it will become a part of Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment. LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner will report to Satya Nadella.


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Lenovo builds the first of a whole new breed of smartphone Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:53:58 +0000 CkkIACrWsAMf8vf

Lenovo announced three devices — the Phab2 , Phab2 Plus , Phab2 Pro at the Lenovo Tech World 2016 in San Francisco on Thursday, but it is the Phab2 Pro that has caught the attention of gadget lovers. It is the world’s first handset with Google’s Tango augmented reality (AR) technology.

Tango technology is a set of sensors and software from Google that senses and maps its surroundings, making smartphone AR experiences possible.

The new Phab2 Pro phone will use software and sensors to track motions and map building interiors. A new smartphone from Lenovo will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings – the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people.

“We believe that devices with positional tracking functionality will be pervasive and are happy that the PHAB2 Pro will introduce these new capabilities, making your phone even more useful,” said Johnny Lee, engineering director at Google, in a statement.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has a metal body and a fingerprint sensor. It sports a 6.4-inch Quad-HD IPS display with 2,560×1,440 resolution, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC processor, and comes packed with a 64GB internal memory (with microSD card slot) and a 4GB RAM. The device also mounts a 16MP camera and houses a Dolby AudioTM Capture 5.1 with Dolby Atmos playback capabilities.

Lenovo says the phone will sell for $500 when it begins shipping in August.

The device is expected to be on store shelves by mid-September, in advance of Apple’s anticipated release of the iPhone 7.

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WhatsApp Gets Message Quotes and Replies Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:09:17 +0000 Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has brought a new update for its beta version. The update enables users to quote somebody’s message(s) at the time of replying.

Users just need to select a message which they want to reply to, following which a reply button comes up. Then they have to tap the button, type in the reply and simply hit send. Once this is done, the message will be sent and the reply will appear in quotes.


The new message quote feature works for text, photos and videos. The new feature will prove to be quite useful during group chats, as it will help in addressing specific users at the time of replying.

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Moto G4, G4 Plus Launched Tue, 17 May 2016 14:53:28 +0000 moto1

Moto G4

The Moto G4  has a 5.5″ display with 1080p resolution. The G4 is powered by Snapdragon 617 chipset with 2GB RAM and its runs on android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

G4 comes in two storage options of 16 GB and 32 GB which can be expanded via microSD. G4 has 3,000mAh battery with fast charge support (it’s a bring your own charger affair, though).

G4 comes with  13 MP back camera with 1080p video capture, and 5MP wide-angle selfie camera.

Moto G4 Plus

G4 Plus  comes with 5.5″ (1080p resolution) with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Qualcomm’s 6-series – a Snapdragon 617 chipset is used inside the G4, It has eight Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz and an Adreno 405 GPU. G4 runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

There is a square shape  fingerprint reader. Below the screen, the  sensor can unlock the phone in just 750ms.

The Motorola Moto G4 Plus is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto G4 Plus packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Moto G4 Plus has back camera with hybrid focus (Laser + phase detection) and it records 1080p video. The camera uses an OmniVision PureCell Plus sensor – with 1.3µm pixels and behind an f/2.0 aperture. The selfie camera has  84° wide-angle lens.

G4 Plus has 3,000mAh batteries and support fast charging, only the Moto G4 Plus has a Turbo Charger in the box.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Selena Gomez’s Meeting In Tiny Room Fri, 13 May 2016 10:01:17 +0000 If you thought it was hard to book decent meeting spaces in your office, just know that it’s even an issue for Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark, SEO of facebook, uploaded a picture of himself and most followed person on Instagram i.e Selena Gomez having casual business meeting in an extremely small room.

What were these two meeting about? What is Selena writing down? Why is this room so very, very small? All questions we’d love to know the answer to.

Later, Selena even posted this funny picture to her instagram.

When you meet the boss and talk tech in a very unusual office @zuck

A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

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Apple Invests $1 bn In China’s Uber Rival Didi Chuxing Fri, 13 May 2016 09:18:20 +0000 Apple’s $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing means the two will be working closely together, said Didi’s president Jean Liu on a conference call with reporters.

“We are very confident that we will benefit each other on product, on technology, and on many other levels,” Liu said.

The deal came together after the Didi Chuxing executive team visited Tim Cook at Apple headquarters in Cupertino on April 20. The $1 billion investment closed “like lightning” only a few short weeks later.

When asked if Didi Chuxing will be helping with Apple’s soured relationship with the Chinese government, Liu only responded that they can help each other.

“The policy makers in China now have been more and more open now,” Liu said. “There’s a good foundation that we can help each other in many ways.”

In an interview with Reuters, Apple CEO Tim Cook , chief executive of Apple, said that the move would help Apple to better understand the Chinese market.

“We are making the investment for a number of strategic reasons, including a chance to learn more about certain segments of the China market,” Cook told Reuters.

The investment gives Apple a strong foothold into the Chinese market.

Didi Chuxing, previously known as Didi Kuaidi, said it represented the single largest investment in its history.  Didi is currently operating in more than 400 cities in China. There are more than 14 million registered drivers on the platform, and the company completes 11 million rides a day, Liu said. But, there’s still room to grow, and that’s where she is hoping Apple may help.

“When you look at the penetration, it’s only 1% in China, even though its 11 million rides,” Liu said. “How do we get to much hire penetration?”

The company is also backed by Chinese internet giants Tencent and Alibaba.

US rival Uber has been struggling to break into the Chinese market despite having won Chinese search engine Baidu as an investor.

Liu said that her company’s name translates to “Little Orange.”

“The first time when we met with Mr. Cook we shared with him a joke,” Liu said. “We said our company’s legal name is little orange. We figured a company named after a fruit can achieve something big.”

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It’s Finally Here! A New Instagram Design Wed, 11 May 2016 19:43:08 +0000 Instagram has launched a new-look logo as it tries to move away from being seen purely as a photo app.

The updated icon is designed to reflect how “vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become”, the company says. “Inspired by the previous app icon, the new one represents a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form.”

Instagram has 400 million users and overtook Twitter back in 2014. 

Users will also notice the familiar blue backdrop is changing to white. The simpler design “puts more focus on your photos and videos” without changing how you navigate the app.

The redesign started a year ago, Instagram tells Newsbeat. “We wanted to create a look that would represent the community’s full range of expression – past, present, and future.”

In a blog, Instagram’s designers insist the new look isn’t just “for the sake of novelty”. But they say the logo “was beginning to feel not reflective of the community”, and “we thought we could make it better”.

But it seems like people are not really happy with the new logo.

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Apple’s new site lets you create a custom “Shot on iPhone” ad for Mother’s Day Sun, 08 May 2016 06:16:37 +0000 Last week Apple released the latest iteration of its “Shot on iPhone” campaign. The new ad was developed for Mother’s Day, and features a slideshow of pictures and videos of moms and their kids.

Now, a week later, Apple launched the website, which lets you create a custom version of the ad that has a photo of you and your own mom.

The site works on both desktop and mobile, and if opened on an iOS device will let you import a picture directly from your camera roll. Then, the site will churn out a 30-second clip that mixes in your uploaded photo with the rest of the ad.

After generating the video, Apple gives users the option to share it to their Facebook page, which is just another sign of Apple starting to embrace social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

One fun benefit of this is if your photo is semi-professional looking. Also your mom will be thrilled that you publicly posted how much you care about her.

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Tim Cook Says ‘You Can’t Live Without iPhone 7’s Features’ Fri, 06 May 2016 06:53:31 +0000 Apple CEO Tim Cook knows how to market his new iPhone 7 or maybe he is massively confident about the upcoming iPhone 7 or is just trying his best to sell iPhone 7, after iPhone’s first decline in sales.

When Tim Cook appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money show, hosted by Jim Cramer, Tim had huge promises for his consumers to make sure they remained interested in the company’s products.

Here’s what he said:

‘We have great innovation in the pipeline, like new iPhones that will incent you and other people that have iPhones today to upgrade to new iPhones…We are going to give you things that you can’t live without…You will look back and wonder: ‘How did I live without this?’


Between speculations and conclusions, we have got no concrete information about what this new device will have. But here are a few rumors:

    The next iPhone is expected to have a dual camera setup
    There have also been rumours of stereo speakers, and no 3.5 mm headphones jack on the device.
    It also might have a smart connector
    It is also expected that there will be a change of design for the phone
    So, what exactly is Cook hinting when he says that it will have things we won’t be able to live without? For now, the company is keeping it all under wraps and we will get to judge Cook’s promises only when the phone releases.
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A 10-year-old hacked Instagram And Facebook gave him $10,000 As Reward Wed, 04 May 2016 11:16:00 +0000 A 10-year-old found a major flaw in Instagram, earning him a cool $10,000 from Facebook.

Jani figured out a way to get into Instagram’s servers and delete text posted by Instagram users

Jani was rewarded $10,000 by Facebook as part of its bug bounty program, which offers cash rewards to people who find bugs and flaws in Facebook’s digital infrastructure. That includes the Facebook-owned Instagram.

He could delete what people wrote
The boy told Iltalehti that he could delete what people wrote demonstrating it to Instagram by deleting a comment they made on a test account. Jani said he could even delete Justin Bieber’s comments with the flaw he found.

According to the boy’s father, Jani and his twin brother have found security flaws in websites before, but they haven’t been significant enough to justify a payout, until this one.

We hope Jani just doesn’t hack our Instagram accounts.

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Apple Sales Drop For The First Time In 13 years Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:26:17 +0000 APPLE

Apple’s years-long winning streak finally ended on Tuesday.

For the first time in 13 years, Apple reported that it made less money in the last quarter than it had in the same quarter of the previous year.

The company said that it pulled in $50.6 billion in sales, falling short of analysts’ already lowered expectations of $52.02 billion, and the $58 billion it made in the same quarter last year. It also netted $10.5 billion in profits compared to an expectation of $11.1 billion and $13.6 billion in the same quarter last year.

“The future of Apple is very bright,” Cook told investors on Tuesday. “Our product pipeline has major innovation in store.”

To keep the results in perspective, Apple is still the richest and most profitable company in the world with a record war chest of more than $200 billion in cash and quarterly profits that eclipse the entire market value of most Fortune 500 companies.

Yet this downturn has been expected for some time now. Despite posting some of the most profitable quarters in corporate history and sustaining an impressive growth streak, Wall Street has constantly fretted over the company’s dependence on iPhones.

Each time, Apple had managed to buck those pessimistic expectations. Yet now it seems those long-held fears may finally have been partially realized.

Here How people Reacted to the same;

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Microsoft’s New Phone Makes It Easier To Type With One Hand. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 06:49:28 +0000 After two consecutive failure, Microsoft’s newfound mission to dominate the iPhone with its own apps continues.

Microsoft’s newest app is a keyboard replacement called Word Flow. The free keyboard, currently only available in English in the U.S., is designed to make it easier to text with a single hand.


Word Flow can be used to a traditional QWERTY keyboard. Alternatively, you can text by swiping between letters to string together words and sentences quickly, a feature Swype pioneered.


But the standout feature for the keyboard is its “arc” mode; once activated, the keyboard scrunches up into an arc (for lefties and righties), which makes it easier to type with one hand, especially on larger iPhones.

Like any good phone keyboard, Word Flow comes with a predictive algorithm to anticipate your next word for faster texting.

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Microsoft & Google Make A Pact; Will Not Sue Each Other Anymore Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:58:10 +0000 Microsoft and Google have agreed to drop all regulatory complaints against one another to work out such differences between themselves in the future.

“Our companies compete vigorously, but we want to do so on the merits of our products, not in legal proceedings,”

a Google spokesman said in response to an AFP inquiry.

The US technology industry rivals late last year agreed to end all patent infringement litigation against each other.

A Microsoft spokesman said,

the decision to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google around the world reflected “changing legal priorities” while the companies continue “competing vigorously.” Word of the accord came just days after the European Union opened a new anti-trust battle with Google, charging the US tech giant with abusing the dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system.

Under chief executive Satya Nadella, Microsoft has made a series of collaborative moves with rivals, including making versions of its popular productivity programs available on Apple devices.

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IPhone Users Hit With Apple ID Expiration Scam Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:13:29 +0000 Watch out, iPhone users!

A text message scam, disguised as a note sent by Apple Support, aims to entice unsuspecting iPhone owners to share their usernames and passwords to know one’s bank details.

The scam, appears as a shady text message, is reportedly informing users that their Apple ID has expired and they’ll need to visit a fake website to receive a new one.

The message reads as, “[Name] your Apple ID is due to expire today. To prevent termination confirm your details at — Apple Support.,”

This is mainly happening with apple users in UK.

It’s less common that these occur by text message but it’s not the first time.

Here are a few celebrities response for the same.

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Soon, WhatsApp From Phone Landline Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:48:36 +0000 You may soon be able to dial landline or mobile phone numbers from popular internet apps such as Skype, WhatsApp or Viber, following clearance for inter-connect agreements between internet service providers and telecom operators by an inter-ministerial panel of the government on Monday.

The move may result in substantially lower charges for voice calls (which would be billed as per data usage), though poor quality of internet networks – a general irritant with broadband services in many parts of the country.

Reliance Jio plans to offer voice over its 4G network. Following the panel’s clearance, its subscribers will be able to terminate calls on the landline or mobile networks of any service provider ranging from MTNL or BSNL’s fixed lines o the mobile numbers on Air el, Vodafone or Idea Cellular.

“The move has been cleared by the inter-ministerial elecom commission and groundwork to get it going will start soon,” an official source said.

“Work on this will start soon and Trai will look into the matter,” the official source said. Internet calling has gained substantially in traffic as data speeds get better and smartphones sales increase. While internet calling is still at an early stage in domestic calling, it is very popular for people who travel internationally.

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Mark Zuckerberg Just Paid $700 To A Indian Guy To Buy His Website Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:02:20 +0000 Cybersquatting is the process of registering an Internet domain of a trademark, which belongs to someone else or an organisation/brand. The cybersquatter then offers to sell it to the company or person who owns a trademark contained within the domain name. It’s not illegal.

Mark Zuckerberg might be “The king” of social media and has earned billions out of Facebook, but Internet domain acquisition can sometimes be a little difficult even for the most powerful social media man!

Recently, Zuckerberg made news because he had agreed on a domain sale related deal with an Indian boy hailing from Kochi.

Mark Zuckerberg had to negotiate a deal with an Indian!


Amal Augustine, a final year engineering student from Kochi, sold the registration rights of to the Facebook founder.

Facebook approached Amal for the domain name which is short for Maxime Chan Zuckerberg, the name of Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter.


“I have registered quite a few domain names and I have been doing it for some time. I registered this domain name when their baby was born last December”, Augustine, a student of KMEA engineering college, told TOI.

Amal was contacted by GoDaddy on whether he would be willing to sell the domain name.

His reply was a “yes” and in return he asked for a decent sum of $700 (Rs. 47000)

But, to his surprise, the deal closing email came from Facebook itself!

“When the letter came officially mentioning the change of registration, I noticed the FB letterhead: But since it’s not legal to negotiate, I just went ahead and closed the deal in seven days,” he said. The mail was from none other than the firm which handles Mark Zuckerberg’s financial deals. Sara Chapel, the manager of Iconic Capital wrote directly to Amal, acknowledging the deal.

Good work Amal, but shouldn’t you have raised the stakes? It’s Facebook, after all!

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“This feels like a huge departure from the traditional Facebook” – Tom Critchlow; Facebook Bringing Changes To Your News Feed. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:17:49 +0000 This could be the biggest thing to happen to the Facebook news feed since it was introduced.
It appears that the social network is quietly testing a massive revamp that will add a lot more news to the feed.

Facebook is experimenting with a new layout on mobile that highlights multiple news sections, with topics such as World & U.S., Sports and Food. However, the primary (and presumably default) section is still the classic news feed we’re accustomed to seeing.


Facebook confirmed to Mashable that it’s testing the new, sectioned news feed, in addition to the current format, though it’s unclear if the feature will ever get an official launch.

While the feature being tested isn’t entirely new — we’ve seen some versions of topic-focused feeds in the past on iOS — the format revealed in the latest Android-based screenshots haven’t quite been seen before.

In theory, this news reader-style approach takes users to all of the news they care about, housed in one massive hub. It would also certainly encourage users to get more news from Facebook rather than other sources like Twitter or Google News.

There’s also a tool to edit which feeds you’d like to see — meaning if you weren’t into Sports, you can remove it from the categories and include things like Music or Animals & Pets instead. Out of the gate, however, all topics are turned on by default, Critchlow said.

Critchlow, who saw the feature on his Moto X, says the article news feed also includes a prompt to add people he doesn’t know as Facebook friends.

“This feels like a huge departure from the traditional Facebook model,” he said. “There’s no ‘two friends in common’ label or anything like that. Perhaps there’s some intelligence behind the scenes but nothing immediately obvious.”

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Twitter Is Down Across The World This Morning. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:19:00 +0000 You might came across to site when wanted to tweet something today.


Twitter is down for many of us today. And here’s what twitter had to say on the issue.

Seems like everyone around the world couldn’t access twitter this morning.

And then When Darren Rovell had already predicted the mishap.

And everyone reacted with their own theory.

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Tata Motors faces virtual reality with Tiago Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:42:43 +0000 Many newspaper readers in the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore woke up to a virtual reality (VR) kit attached to a four-page supplement singing paeans about its latest offering—Tiago.


Speaking to DNA, A company official, who isn’t authorised to speak to the media, said, “This is purely a brand-building exercise. We want more people to know about Tiago and experience the car.”

The company seem to be putting an intense marketing strategy for Tiago. Zica named after the disastrous run with a deadly virus Zika that alarmed the world during December-January period.

The carmaker has already aired a video with Lionel Messi in the second half of last year with the name Zica. However, the company swung into action swiftly and announced a change of name.

It is only in March that the company announced the new name for its cheap hatchback that is touted to turn the company’s fortunes in the small-car market in India.

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Mark Zuckerberg Has A Special ‘Yellow’ Facebook, Designed Only For Him. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:11:32 +0000 Facebook is not only one of the largest social networking services in the world, it happens to be virtual worlds that the better half of this universe feels it can truly relate with.

You probably log on, scroll through the feed, maybe put down ‘what’s on your mind’ and get a few likes. But when you’re part of the team that runs the networking app, you roll a little different on Facebook.

If you’ve heard or seen the ‘yellow’ version of the Facebook app that its employees get to use, you’ll truly feel that it pays to work at Facebook. For all you social network worms (for lack of a better word), Mark Zuckerberg just showed off his custom-made Facebook app which you can only fantasise about having.




Facebook’s internal ‘yellow’ version of the app might just give us a glimpse of what the app is like for the special few.

A brief peek into the super exclusive app was caught on a live video recently.

Live from Facebook HQ for the Live video launch!

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Apple Is Going All-In On Celebrities To Sell New Apple TV Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:01:23 +0000 After Cookie Monster, Taylor Swift, Alison Brie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Apple is releasing a new ad featuring a couple of celebrities. This time, basketball player Kobe Bryant and actor Michael B. Jordan are sitting on a couch watching a Bryant biopic.

And things don’t go as smoothly as expected. While Bryant is still a young fella, the biopic features his youth, fame and old days. Bryant’s reaction is as funny as you’d expect.

Once again, Apple is putting the emphasis on Siri. The new Apple TV remote isn’t perfect, but Siri is a good UI addition for this device. For example, you can say to jump ahead in a program so that you don’t have to scroll and scroll and scroll.

It’s interesting to see Apple working with so many celebrities to sell its latest devices.

Watch Cookie Monster’s video here:

Taylor Swift for Apple:

Alison Brie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for apple:


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Verizon, Google In a Race To Acquire Yahoo’s Web Business Sat, 09 Apr 2016 11:50:46 +0000 Verizon and Google may be in the bid to acquire Yahoo’s web business, according to report by The Guardian.It was report that Yahoo had been circulating financial documents to prospective buyers. The documents showed the financial situation of Yahoo is becoming increasingly dire, according to Tech news website Re/code.

Apart from this, the report said that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo is expected to be replaced by Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL or Marni Walden, Verizon’s executive vice-president. If Mayer is ousted in the sale she could benefit from $110 million (approximately Rs 731.8 crore) severance package.

Mayer’s efforts to turnaround the company has not gone too well, as not only has the company’s stocks declined by 20% but the business has come under severe criticism from its investors.

Yahoo has struggled to get back on its feet under Mayer in recent times. The report by The Guardian also said that some of the big names hired under Mayer have not performed. Companies such as AT&T, Microsoft and Comcast have decided not to bid, according to a Bloomberg report. Bain and TPG which are private equity funds may also planning to bid for Yahoo, said The Guardian report.

The first round bids for Yahoo’s main web assets are due on April 11. The company reportedly will sell 35.5% stake in Yahoo Japan which is worth $8.5 billion (about Rs 56,548.4 crore) apart from the core business which is valued at less that $8 billion (Rs 53,222 crore) by Verizon.

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WhatsApp Encryption Made The Messaging App Illegal In India Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:51:30 +0000 WhatsApp’s decision to encrypt all chats and calls for its one billion users across the world by default earlier this week, may have made the popular messaging app illegal in India.

WhatsApp encrypts its messaging using a 256-bit key. However, according to a 2007 rule issued by India’s Department of Telecommunications, private companies cannot use encryption higher than 40-bits without permission from the Indian government.

“No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us. End-to-end encryption helps make communication via WhatsApp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation,” WhatsApp founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum said in their announcement.

This permission is given only if the party in question submits the decryption keys to the government. WhatsApp says it doesn’t have the capability because the encryption has been implemented without WhatsApp possessing these keys and even it can’t check what users are communicating over its platform.

WhatsApp counts India as one of its largest markets with over 100 million monthly active users or nearly 10 percent of its global user base. It is also the most popular instant messaging app in India, with 51% of Internet users in the country using the app every day.

The Indian government has not made a comment on the announcement yet, but it can pursue the matter if it wishes to. In the past, several technology companies, most famously BlackBerry, have run into trouble with the Indian government over the security threat posed by encrypting.

However, WhatsApp could use a loophole, which specifies that the rule only applies to Internet service providers. India is still in the process of drafting a national encryption policy, but has been criticised for breaching privacy.

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Here’s what people are finding in Facebook’s “filtered” inbox Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:56:09 +0000 shutterstock_197767229-500x375

Surprise! There’s a secret hidden other OTHER Facebook message folder that none of us knew about until… yesterday. Turns out, while you have your main message inbox, and the “message requests” tab that lets you see messages from those you aren’t directly connected to on Facebook, there’s a THIRD inbox as well. This third inbox is a “filtered” inbox, where Facebook has taken the liberty to sort messages into spam all by itself.

The process to find your “secret admirers”.


Then BOOM… you see your admirers or creepsters everywhere.


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Finally, Live Stream In Virtual Reality Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:48:33 +0000 The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom, developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. The worlds of live streaming video and VR have yet to really meet.

The team behind VideoStitch, a program that stitches together multi-directional camera footage to create 360-degree video, announced the Orah 4i, a camera that streams 360-degree VR video at 4K resolution to the Internet. You can watch the stream on any connected VR headset.

The Orah 4i is a live VR camera made for prosumers — good enough quality for power users but probably not something you see on a regular basis or on any film set. You can pre-order the Orah 4i for $1,800 online, which will get you the camera, the stitching box and the necessary cables. It is expected to ship this summer.

The price will stay that low until April 30, then incrementally increase over time until reaching $3,600, so if you want to get your hands on one you only have a month before you’ll be shelling out more than $1,800.

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Facebook Has Come Up With A Brilliant New Way To Help Visually Challenged People ‘See’ Photos Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:46:58 +0000 Facebook provides an experience for its users to exchange information, keep in touch with everyone and not feel left out in the world of internet.

But for the blind and visually impaired, it can be difficult to gain access to what has become a huge platform for connectivity and that’s exactly where FB’s accessibility team sets in.

Imagine browsing through FB without having an access to the pictures!


“You just think about how much of your news feed is visual — and is probably most of it — and so often people will make a comment about a photo or they’ll say something about it when they post it, but they won’t really tell you what is in the photo,” Matt King, Facebook’s first blind engineer, told TechCrunch.

So, FB launched a new feature called “automatic alternative text” (AAT), which will use audio and image recognition to describe images to people who are blind or visually impaired.

“If your friend posts a picture from her hiking trip, for example, the app will now be smart enough to recognize visual cues from the photo and say aloud, ‘Image may contain: two people, smiling, sunglasses, sky, outdoor [sic], water’.”


It’s not the most helpful description but it is still is a positive leap.

You can tap into Settings, then select “General” and “Accessibility” to manually flip on VoiceOver.

Representatives for Facebook say the feature will come to other platforms in the near future.

“The goal of the company is to connect the world,”Jeff Wieland, the project manager for Facebook’s accessibility initiative, told HuffPost. “If we’re going to achieve that goal, then we’re going to develop strategies that work for accessibility. It’s not going to happen automatically.”

Facebook is trying to make the AAT better and make the audio part more personal and descriptive.

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Apple’s Plans To Sell Used IPhones In India. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:58:20 +0000 In 2015, the company applied to become the first company to sell and import used iPhones in the country, but the environment ministry rejected its request, claimed a Bloomberg report .

In 2016, Apple is making another push to sell used iPhones in the country and reportedly, the company is faced with stiff resistance from local players who claim that it will create a lot of ‘electronic waste, jeopardise local players and make a farce of Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India plan’.

“Make in India could turn into Dump in India,” said Sudhir Hasija, chairman of Karbonn Mobiles, to Bloomberg , underlining the stance of the local players.

Currently refurbished iPhones are sold in India, but they are sold by local third parties who have no direct connection with Apple. Apple likely wants a pie of this market because it will likely reduce the cost of owning an iPhone.

With the growth of the iPhone business slowing down in big markets like China and US, India is an important market, as India is the second largest smartphone market in the world. The iPhone business accounts for more than half of Apple’s revenue, which makes it critical to the future of the company.

Apple has also applied to get permission open single brand retail stores in India. The company is likely to soon get permission to open its iconic Apple stores in the country.

Apple, however, in its application has argued that it will set up facilities that will take-in discarded phones and refurbish them. Apple is also an industry leader when it comes down to environment friendly practices and recycling products. During the iPhone SE launch event, the company also showcased a robot named Liam who disassembles iPhones.

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Samsung has announced that its GearVR will now support WebVR Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:05:14 +0000 According to a Mozilla report, the Samsung Internet for GearVR browser will support WebGL natively. This is based on the open source chromium engine version (M44) which is the same that is seen on the mobile Samsung Internet for Android mobile browser.

It will let you browse through the virtual reality experiences that are found on the web. You will get an immersive experience provided you visit a site which has supporting content.

This effectively means that you get to see content beyond the OculusVR store or that provided by Samsung. You will have to enable WebVR within your internet for GearVR browser for this feature to work.

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Apple Is Flying A Pirate Flag To Celebrate Its 40 Years! Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:54:59 +0000 It’s no joke — today, April 1, is Apple’s 40th anniversary. Founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, Apple has transformed from scrappy upstart to one of the most powerful — and valuable — companies in the world.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary, Apple is flying a special pirate flag outside of its campus in Cupertino.


According to original Mac team member Andy Hertzfeld, Jobs opened the retreat with three sayings:

Real artists ship

It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy

Mac in a book by 1986

The flag Apple is flying above its campus Friday is most certainly not the original pirate flag (that disappeared sometime in 1984 or 1985), but it carries the same imagery of the original.

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Sundar Pichai, Was Just Paid $100 Million Last Year. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:19:31 +0000 You may not know him by his name just yet, but he is one of the most powerful man alive. Google’s new CEO, Sundar Pichai wants to bring the internet to the rest of the world, all while winning back your trust.

The India-born computer engineer who rose through the ranks to become the CEO of Google last year, is now getting the kind of pay that would make the biggest names in business jealous.

The Google CEO received $100.5 million in total compensation for 2015, according to a company filing on Tuesday.

“I’m very fortunate,” Pichai told BuzzFeed in a profile published this week, in response to a question about his previously reported lavish stock options. “I take that as an opportunity to figure out thoughtfully how I give back to the world.”


The vast majority of that pay package, $99.82 million, will vest in 2017. Pichai’s baseline salary for the year was $652,500.

To put that into perspective: the average compensation for CEOs of the 350 largest firms in the U.S. in 2014 was $16.3 million, according to data last year from the Economic Policy Institute.

In total, Google — or, really, its parent company Alphabet — have doled out more than $600 million in stock options to Pichai that vest at various intervals over the coming years, according to data crunched by Bloomberg.

The goal is presumably to ensure he sticks around for the long term.

Pichai, a longtime Google executive who previously ran the Chrome and Android businesses, has been described by colleagues we spoke with as “the better day-to-day CEO” compared to his predecessor and Google cofounder Larry Page.

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Why Iphone SE? Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:19:30 +0000 After months of speculation, iphoneSE is finally a reality.

Apple introduced its inexpensive iPhone on Monday. It’s small-screen model that targets new customers in emerging markets and fans of smaller phones as the company tries to stimulate falling phone sales.

What makes iPhone SE a powerful smartphone is its A9 chipset.The chipset contains a 1.8GHz dual-core processor and is coupled with 2GB of RAM for smooth all-round performance.


While iPhone SE comes preloaded with iOS 9.3, Apple is likely to give the smartphone at least three more iOS updates.This puts it at par with iPhone 6S in terms of OS updates and ahead of iPhone 6 and 5S.

Apple has used a 12MP iSight camera with dual-LED, two-tone flash on the back. The primary camera has top features like Focus Pixel autofocus, Auto HDR image capture, 4K video recording, and time lapse and slow-motion videos. It can also stitch together multiple images to create a panorama photo of 63MP resolution and capture 8MP photos while recording 4K videos.


iPhone SE supports Live Photos, a feature introduced last year that allows users to turn short video clips of photos they click.

Though not exactly a feature of iPhone SE, it is a clincher for anyone who is looking for an affordable smartphone with top-end features. At $399 (approximately Rs 26,000), it is great smartphone for those who want a device with powerful features without burning a hole in their pockets.

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WhatsApp Has These Awesome New Features For iPhone Users Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:46:21 +0000 WhatsApp, Instant messaging app continues to experiment with new features to its app. It makes sure that the users are not bored with same format. It revealed it’s new formatting update for Android last week, it has rolled out some new features for the iOS users.

This new update saves you significant amount of storage space and will also give you control over what gets saved in your phone.


Reports states;
This new option will now allow you to decide whether you want to store incoming media such as video, audio or images from a specific group or person. You can choose the ‘Never’ option if you don’t wish to save the media and can also turn it on or off by default. Just click on the group name or chat name, and you will see an option to save incoming media, ranging from Default (OFF), Always to Never. So if you don’t want taking up space on your iPhone camera roll, this one seems like a convenient option. The second update will notify you for incoming messages while chatting allowing you to reply easily. Along with this, the users will also receive missed call notifications inside the personal chats. The fourth feature will now allow users to share PDFs from others into WhatsApp just like the Android version

The company has also revealed that these features will be soon introduced to Android as well.

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Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher House In Mumbai Being Auctioned. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:47:48 +0000 kingfisher-house-video_647_031716111419

One of Vijay Mallya’s flagship properties in Mumbai, Kingfisher House, is being auctioned online today.

The base price for the office at Andheri in Mumbai’s western suburbs has been fixed at Rs. 150 crore.

The e-auction is being managed by an arm of the state-run State Bank of India, one of the 17 banks trying to recover at least a billion dollars loaned to Mr Mallya’s grounded Kingfisher Airlines.

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Email Inventor Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09:33:53 +0000 Internet pioneer Ray Tomlinson, who was credited with the invention of email, has died at the age of 74. He was known for his computer programming skills and the idea of electronic messages that could be sent from one network to another in 1971.

His invention included the ground-breaking use of the @ symbol in email addresses, which is now standard phenomenon. He was a modern day hero.

According to reports, Tomlinson died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday.

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The world’s cheapest smartphone’s here! Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:20:01 +0000 A Smartphone Priced At Rs 251?

The world’s cheapest smartphone’s here!

Costing all of Rs 251 ($5) was launched in New Delhi on Wednesday, The Ringing Bells Freedom 251. It’s a 3G smartphone with specifications similar to entry-level smartphones priced around Rs 4,000

Expressing concern over the launch from a Noida-based company, India’s cheapest smartphone at a low price as Rs 251, mobile industry ICA has written to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to get into depth of the issue, saying the rate could not be below Rs 3,500 even after a subsidized sale.

The ICA hasn’t taken any action yet. But the smartphone was to be released earlier today. The flash sale started today at 6am, but guess what — only a handful of people managed to buy the phone because of a ‘server error’.

Resulting in people expressing their “sorrow” on twitter.

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New notice asks Vodafone to pay Rs. 14,200 crore in tax dues. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:34:02 +0000 The Income Tax department issued a reminder notice to Vodafone over its Rs 14,200 crore tax dues, a move which the UK firm said shows disconnect with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of a tax-friendly environment, but the government defended it saying the step was a routine exercise.

“The notice in Vodafone case is a routine exercise of sending a collection notice to all those whose dues are not stayed by any Court,” Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia tweeted late in the night.

Tax authorities have issued a reminder to Vodafone Group Plc asking the company to pay Rs. 14,200 crore of tax dues — that the U.K.-based firm has referred to international arbitration.

“We can confirm that we have received a tax reminder from the Tax Department that also references asset seizures in the event of non-payment. This dispute is currently the subject of international arbitration,” Vodafone said in a statement on Tuesday. “The government stated in 2014 that existing tax disputes, including ours, would be resolved through existing judicial process.”

The notice to Vodafone International Holdings BV pertains to its 2007 acquisition of Hutchison’s 67 per cent stake in a telecom venture in India for $11 billion. The deal was executed through companies that are not based in India. But the tax department’s contention is that capital gains were made on assets in India.

“The Indian government stated in 2014 that existing tax disputes, including ours, would be resolved through the existing judicial process,” Vodafone said in the statement. The company also made a reference to the promise made by Modi at Make in India event in Mumbai on Saturday.

“In a week when Prime Minister Modi is promoting a tax-friendly environment for foreign investors – this seems a complete disconnect between the government and the tax department,” Vodafone said. 

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Zuckerberg Says Marc Andreessen’s Comments On India Was ‘Deeply Upsetting Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:55:07 +0000 The controversy around Facebook’s free basics had seemed to come to an end. But, a new controversy was sparked with Marc Andreessen’s comment on twiiter on India.


He wrote “Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?”

This tweet is now deleted. But, It was a response to someone comparing Free Basics to colonialism. Free Basics is Facebook’s “free internet for everyone!” program, which was banned in India because it violates net neutrality.

And now facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come out quickly to distance himself. In a facebook post, Zucherberg wrote that India is personally important to Facebook, and that he found Andreessen’s post “deeply upsetting”.


He posted:
“I want to respond to Marc Andreessen’s comments about India yesterday. I found the comments deeply upsetting, and they do not represent the way Facebook or I think at all.

India has been personally important to me and Facebook. Early on in my thinking about our mission, I traveled to India and was inspired by the humanity, spirit and values of the people. It solidified my understanding that when all people have the power to share their experiences the entire world will make progress.

Facebook stands for helping to connect people and giving them voice to shape their own future. But to shape the future we need to understand the past. As our community in India has grown, I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for the need to understand India’s history and culture. I’ve been inspired by how much progress India has made in building a strong nation and the largest democracy in the world, and I look forward to strengthening my connection to the country”

Although Andreessen said disturbing things about India. He now apologized saying;

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Google’s search chief Amit Singhal to quit. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:11:02 +0000 Amit Singhal, the longtime chief of internet search business, will leave the company and be replaced by the head of the technology’ s artificial intelligence.

John Giannandrea, currently a vice president of engineering, will replace Singhal after February 26.

In a blog post announcing the move, Singhal said he would spend the next 15 years giving back to “people who are less fortunate.”

Google’s decision to replace Singhal with Giannandrea was a sign features dependent on machine learning, which answers questions and conducts searches with the push of a button, which will play a larger part in future of searches.

Google’s fan were quite disappointed with this decision.

And unfortunately, Google’s stock fell after Singhal announced his retirement. Although analysis deny the same.

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Marissa Mayer plans to cut Yahoo job. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:06:57 +0000 When Marissa Mayer introduced herself as yahoo’s inc.’s chief on October 2012, she then said “to grow and to help redefine one of the Internet’s most beloved companies” and, promised to profit the beloved company whom everybody had high hopes for.

Mayer said in October she was preparing to narrow down the company’s focus to few areas rather than focusing on all the topics, without providing more detail. Since then, the company has investors put on a hold to the plan and to spin off the shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA, +0.00% and failing to explore a sale of the business.

Now after three years and after her all the trying’s the growth hasn’t happened as she had planned. Hence, she has decided to announce the cross cutting plans on Tuesday. She plans to transfer the focus from taking market shares to making drastic cuts.

All though potential suitors have already expressed interest on the matter but Yahoo’s board has put off any serious talks for now, people familiar with the matter said so.

After all this news the jokes on yahoo are on fleek.

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Messi comes to India, riding a TATA car. Both are Made Of Great Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:35:08 +0000 If an Indian car maker like TATA decides to Make Leo Messi the brand ambassador for its cars, then you know Football has actually arrived in India and that the brand is now truly a Global brand. Messi is undoubtedly the best Footballer alive in the Universe.

TATA Motors has launched a campaign with #madeofgreat that rightly describes the TATA brand as well as the personality of Messi. The 360 degree campaign has been launched using all mediums and Messi is now seen saying Namaste India.

The campaign carries messages that relate with the qualities of both.

Messi is these days recovering from a knee injury and is likely to be out till mid November. he is likely to start playing only after the el Classico. The fans are missing him badly.

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When Paytm buys Jabong, where will the Stock clearance sale happen? Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:23:30 +0000 Alia Bhatt is endorsing Jabong’s winter collection but it seems the big online retailer has developed cold feet and cant keep pace with Flipkart and Paytm. Its being reported that Paytm is in talks of buying Jabong for 300 Million after having refused Amazon late last year.

If this sale happens then the next direct fight will be between Snapdeal and Paytm, and indications of this have come from the fact that Freecharge has launched a digital wallet. Flipkart is far ahead of all these due to sheer numbers and is in a different league with Amazon. Paytm though has to be vary of huge discounts lest it goes the Food Panda way.

Paytm has a strong presence in its core technology of Mobile wallet and that may lead it through the initial troubles in e-commerce and Jabong acquisition might be just the right thing to put all the systems and processes in place.

Jabong has nearly 2L products from approximately 2000 brands and Alia is launching the winter collection too. Will Alia Bhatt be the face for the Shop closing sale too?

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When is the last time you gave someone a Beer-Hug ? Budweiser and Fosters may do soon. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 04:58:12 +0000 Your Favorite Beers Budweiser and Corona may soon come in the same truck as Fosters or Peroni. Anheuser-Busch InBev is likely to make an offer for SABMiller to result in the world’s biggest acquisition in the industry’s history across brewing companies.

Drinking habits across the world are changing, specially in the Europe and US where people are reported to be drinking less these days. Mr Ross Colbert, an analyst at Rabobank International said recently, “I’m glad to see this after “I’m glad to see this after the endless speculation of megabrew.” The company Anheuser-Busch InBev is based in Leuven, Belgium whereas SABMiller is a London based company. This acquisition will make the European country having a really Global Beer brand.

Interesting data on this here.

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Ronaldo now making Men more desirable with his Legacy. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:29:11 +0000 Step by step Ronaldo is coming closer to you. First the Under-wears and now the perfume. Christiano Ronaldo launched his Perfume Brand ‘Legacy’ after having launched his CR7 range of Underwear earlier this year. The announcement was made on his Twitter handle and fans worldwide seem eager to own a bottle of legacy.

The Perfume contains Bergamot, Cinnamon, Green apple, Lavender, Orris root, Cedar, Peony Violet with aromatic tones of Rosemary and Sage. Its base has exotic Patchouli, Ambergris and Smoked Vetiver. The fragrance is presented in bottles of 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. The Perfume was launched in a gala ceremony in Madrid.

A through businessman, Ronaldo never misses an opportunity to earn. He earns approximately $27M from endorsements apart from the $52.6 M that he gets as Salary earnings. One area where he definitely beats Messi.

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How many packs of Maggi can you buy for Rs 640 Crore? Govt claims damages from Nestle after MaggiBan Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:55 +0000 Some one in the Government must have got an upset stomach after eating Maggi sometime, definitely. The government has sought damages worth Rs640 Crore from Nestle India. This definitely has come as a surprise since there have been absolutely no casualties reported ever due to Maggi eating.

The share of Nestle India fell 4.70% after the news came in. The company has already incurred huge losses since stocks have been destroyed following the ban earlier this year. The share hit a low of 6008.20 after the news and is likely to see further falls. Apart from the loss in credibility and branding, Nestle has lost more than 300Cr only on Maggi stocks which were either destroyed or are stuck at the factories and distribution centers. This latest hit is a Class action suite filled by the Govt on behalf of Consumers. As reported in the Economics times a consumer affairs ministry official said. “Government can file a case on behalf of consumers. So we have filed a class action suit today (Tuesday) in the NCDRC.”

For Maggi it turns out to be ‘taste bhi kharab, health bhi kharab’. Thank god the PornBan is lifted. Something remains to give fun in 2 minutes!

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What is common between Twitter, Facebook, AirBNB, WhatsApp, FlipKart, Ola, Housing and Practo? Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:08:36 +0000 What is common between Twitter, Facebook, AirBNB, WhatsApp, FlipKart, Ola, Housing and Practo? Yuri Milner. The owner of the fund named DST Global that has stakes in all these companies. Yuri Milner said in an interview to Samidha Sharma of the TOI, “The fate of a company boils down to its founder and his or her ambition. In many ways its pure psychology. Its hard to appreciate how difficult it is and what it means to have a daily battle where the world is against you.”

Yuri is a physicist but has grown rapidly with his Fund DST Global making the right Internet Tech Investments since 2009. He has recently also been in News for investing in a project to listen to Alien voices.

DST Global has made a 24 fold return on the dollar 1Bn investment in Facebook. DST Global has already invested $275Mln on Flipkart and $225Mln on OLA cabs. Yuri Visited India recently causing a flurry of action in the Internet circle and startups.

Milner’s Alien communication project called the Breakthrough Initiatives also has a Global contest for creating a Message for the Aliens. Interested? Click here

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Cheers!! Old Monk Rum will not stop selling! SAYS Mohan Meakin. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:44:37 +0000 The Times Of India ran a story on Old Monk sales dipping and it sounded like the only savior, for many, was gone. Old Monk would stop Selling. Oh what a heartbreak! But Hold on, the manufacturer has clarified that the Monk is here to stay, to quench your thirst, to elevate you to the the next level of human ‘being’

It is difficult to comprehend that the Rum that sells most in the Army will close shop. Its hard to believe the rum that has the best aroma will drop in sales. Its hard to believe the companion of the mountains and winter will not be around. The good news followed the next day when the manufacturer Mohan Meakin has clarified that there is no question of shutting down Old Monk. Mr Maingi told TOI on 14th July “It is our flagship product. Old Monk is the pride of Mohan Meakin. Even if things were to go bad, Old Monk wouldn’t be the product to suffer since it is a priority for our organization. Thousands of people, from breweries in Ghaziabad and Himachal Pradesh to our godowns in Dehradun, are involved in the manufacturing of this product. Why would we ever abandon these people?”

Cheers!!! Keep Pouring!!!!

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What is pregnant Kim Kardashian doing with Vijay Mallayas F1 Team driver Sergio Perez? Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:07:54 +0000 ScreenShot410
Brand Promotion for the energy drink Hype! Don’t smell a Fish, ok!
Kim Kardashian is the global brand ambassador for #Hype. ‪#‎iHYPEhere‬ party was organised to celebrate the launch of Hype Energy Drinks in the US and was attended by Sergio Perez the Force India F1 Driver. Hype is one of the sponsors of the Force India F1 Team. The event was attended by the Hype CEO Bertrand Gachot at Nashville.

Sergio looked shy standing (far) alongside Kim Kardashian and people posted interesting comments on Facebook. Kim is popular (and pregnant-through IVF) but people never miss a change to badmouth a celebrity.
“He probably got herpes from that distance, go see the doctor checo.”
Sabrina Therese – “Sorry you had to spend time with Kim K dressed in a condom.”
Bill Tchir – Got famous for a sex tape, and she’s ‘global ambassador’… That’s funny!

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What Amazon SAYS to Etsy Sellers. Amazon Vs ETSY. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:18:58 +0000 ScreenShot318
ETSY is a Handmade products seller marketplace and has 20.8 million Active buyers as per reports. Amazon is set to wipe a huge chunk off this by launching its own AMAZON HANDMADE, a marketplace for handmade goods, aimed directly at competing with Etsy. This is being reported by WSJ. Etsy sellers use Twitter and other social platforms frequently to promote unique products.

The interesting part is that Amazon is approaching the Etsy sellers through direct e mailers saying, “We’re offering artisans like you a first peek at Handmade, a new marketplace for handcrafted goods.” The business Insider reports that the comissions structures could play an important part in the success of Amazon Handmade. Etsy takes 3.5% of the price and a flat 20 cents per listing, but Amazon charges its own 3rd-party sellers a 15% commission. Let us se how Amazon handles this.

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People discuss what Reserve Bank Of India Governor Raghuram Rajan SAID about Modi Government Thu, 21 May 2015 03:32:56 +0000 ScreenShot291
Reserve Bank Of India Governor Raghuram Rajan talked about the policies and the work done by the Modi Governmnet in the last 1 year and the impact of the same on the Economy, in a Speech in New York. Rajan touched upon most aspects that interest the elite as well as the common man and gave a satisfactory outlook for the future.

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What Siddharth Lal SAID on Harris acquisition by Enfield Tue, 12 May 2015 08:45:13 +0000 ScreenShot239
Royal Enfield, the company that Sells Bullet Motorcycle, is the two-wheeler division of Eicher Motors. Although the Tractor business is consistently going down, the Motorcycles are making a Global mark for themselves.
On signing the Acquisition deal with Harris Siddharth Lal Said, “Royal Enfield is working on its new generation of products and platforms; to have the Harris Performance team dedicatedly working with us will clearly enhance our engineering and product design capabilities.”

Bullet is the most trusted bike for adventure seekers.

Harris Performance has been, since long, responsible for the chassis development of the brand’s iconic Continental GT cafe racer model. Siddhartha added “Their proven expertise, deep insight and understanding of motorcycling and Royal Enfield will be invaluable for us in our journey towards achieving leadership in the global mid-sized motorcycling segment,”.

If you remember Royal Enfield 500 fitted with a Watsonian sidecar is featured in the Movie Harry Potter, where Hagrid is seen riding the bike and Harry Potter sitting in the sidecar, driving through London at night, dodging traffic. To add the magical Harry Potter effect, the bike flies, too.

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Google Doodle and what people SAY on Labour Day Fri, 01 May 2015 07:57:25 +0000 Saidlist-labour-day-post
The first page that people usually open on their browsers is the Google search and today’s Google Doodle set up the tone for people to appreciate all the hard work done by workers to make our lives smooth. The use of wrench, duct tapes, nuts and bolts, and measuring tape very tastefully represent Labour day or Internantional Worker’s Day which is celebrated on May 1 to appreciate the global working classes and international labour movement.

Check it here

There is a significant awareness among people about the movement and the Labour class and people are seen tweeting in their own appreciating way.

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Download Microsoft EDGE browser and make Notes directly on the webpages Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:49:34 +0000 ScreenShot076
“The Browser has always been a Window to the world.” These are the opening words of the Launch video of the new Microsoft Browser EDGE. Edge will replace IE (Internet Explorer) and will be seen from Windows 10 OS onwards.

Mocrosoft announced through its Blog that “With the new browser you can write directly on Web pages (and share them), read online articles free from distraction or use the offline reading feature for greater convenience,”

People response to the launch is restarined. They would really want to see if the speed improves and are also not sure if the Note making is really an advantage.


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What Vijay Mallaya SAID when Diageo asks Mallya to quit USL board? Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:27:38 +0000 ScreenShot458
The new owner Diageo has asked Vijay Mallya to step down as Chairman and Director of the Indian liquor firm alleging fund diversion to Kingfisher and other UB group entities. Mallya refused to resign and said the inferences and allegations are unjustified and false.

Diageo said, “In the event Mallya declines to step down, the Board also resolved that it would recommend to the shareholders of the Company, the removal of Mallya as a director and as the Chairman of the Board.”

Vijay Mallaya the man who gave a lot of people God times through the flagship brand Kingfisher has been in trouble ever since the Kingfisher Airline went bust. Mallaya has had to even sell off his personal jet that was taken in an auction by a scrap dealer some weeks back.

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What Deep Kalra SAID when MakeMyTrip acquired Mygola Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:52:42 +0000 ScreenShot414
Mygola, is a startup travel guide firm and the entire team has Joined MMT after MMT acquired the company. Deep Kalra, the MakeMyTrip Group CEO, said “We have acquired 100 per cent of Mygola. I’ve known the Mygola team for over four years now and they have fantastic product expertise, especially in the mobile space,”

The Online Travel Space in India is definitely Hotting up

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Flipkart owners SAY Net Neutrality can be compromised. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:27:43 +0000 Flipkart owners SAY Net Neutrality can be compromised.
As the debate on #NetNeutrality gathers steam and the citizen force gains more strength with the email petitions to TRAIL, the top E-commerce company Flipkart owners today backed out of their Airtel Zero deal saying that in the long run this could compromise Nt Neutrality. A decision that is being welcomed by one and all.

This seems a direct reaction of what Flipkart has felt as them going on the wrong side of the fence, so clearly evident with people’s reactionary App Uninstalls

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