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Build a Following for Your Business with Facebook Watch

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is launching a new video-only platform called Watch. And it could be something for small businesses or influencers to keep an eye on. A Look at Facebook Watch The Facebook Watch platform, which will be accessible on mobile, desktop and in Facebook’s TV apps, will focus on shows that have episodes that fit into a theme or storyline. And users can follow ... Read More »

Apple’s New Apple Watch Will Have Its Own Internet Connection, According to Reports

Apple is developing an Apple Watch model with a built-in cellular data connection that could be released by the end of the year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Additionally, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggests the cellular Apple Watch would have a new design over the original’s. If true, the cellular Apple Watch wouldn’t be as reliant on a connection with an iPhone, which has been one of the Apple Watch’s ... Read More »

Paytm to Soon Get Messaging Feature, Rivalling WhatsApp in India: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Mobile wallet app Paytm could soon introduce messaging feature The roll-out could happen in next two weeks, according to a report Paytm will now directly compete with WhatsApp, Messenger, Hike Messenger India’s largest mobile wallet app Paytm may soon allow people to talk to each other from within the app. The company is reportedly planning to introduce messaging features in its ... Read More »

When WWW Trumps IRL: Why it’s now impossible to pretend the internet is somehow less real

MAGIC AND LOSS: THE INTERNET AS ART BY VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN SIMON & SCHUSTER 272 PP; $35 THE AMBIVALENT INTERNET: MISCHIEF, ODDITY, AND ANTAGONISM ONLINE BY WHITNEY PHILLIPS & RYAN M. MILNER POLITY 240 PP; $26.95 Mainstream tech writing has until recently played coy with the online/offline divide, maintaining them as separate spheres. Offline was IRL – “In Real Life” – ... Read More »

The Worst Internet In America

To drive the length and breadth of Saguache County, Colorado, is a dangerous undertaking. The roads, at least in spring, are lonely, clear and straight — “drive 30 miles then take a left” is the gist of most map directions. But the views are what can drive a person to distraction, veering recklessly over dotted yellow lines. There are hayfields ... Read More »

A people-owned internet exists. Here is what it looks like

‘Whatever happens in Washington, we can start building an internet that respects our rights on the local level.’ Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images Like many Americans, I don’t have a choice about my internet service provider. I live in a subsidized housing development where there’s only one option, and it happens to be, by some accounts, the most hated company in the ... Read More »

Alibaba, Paytm Said to Be in Talks to Invest in Bigbasket

HIGHLIGHTS Alibaba, Paytm said to invest about $200 million for 20 percent stake Alibaba, Paytm said to be in a 60-day exclusive pact with Bigbasket Bigbasket raised $150 million last year in a funding round Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and its Indian associate Paytm E-commerce Pvt are in talks to invest about $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,287 crores) for a ... Read More »

Google Maps Gets Real-Time Bus Information in India, Starting With Kolkata

HIGHLIGHTS Google is bringing real-time bus information on Google Maps in India The feature is available in only Kolkata for now Feature is available via a Google search as well on Maps’ iOS and Android Google has introduced a new feature in Google Maps service in India as the company continues to make its mapping service more relevant to the local market. ... Read More »

YouTube Video Editor, Photos Slideshows to Be Discontinued on September 20

HIGHLIGHTS You’ll have to download unpublished projects, or risk losing them Limited usage is cited as the reason for discontinuation The company is suggesting free, paid third-party editors YouTube on Thursday announced that its Video Editor and Photo slideshows tools are being retired on September 20. Not all editing features are being removed however – creators will still be able to ... Read More »

Your 24-Hour Guide to Chennai

Going on short trips is a great idea! You need not worry about taking long leaves from work or about staying away from home for days, and yet explore a place for a good 24 hours! You can also choose to go easy on your pocket by booking cheap air tickets to Chennai. So, if you are planning on going ... Read More »