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YouTube Is Down, It’s Not Just You

If you are wondering why YouTube is down for you, you are not alone, the world’s biggest video-sharing website is suffering an unknown outage currently and the users are unable to access the website. The users who visit the website can see a 500 error along with a message saying, “500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong. A team ... Read More »

Amazon to Face Tough Wal-Mart Test This Back-to-School Season: JPD

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said. An aggressive pricing and marketing strategy, coupled with the fact that Amazon’s business has reached maturity in back-to-school sales, will see Wal-Mart winning the online retail tussle this back-to-school ... Read More »

Amazon’s FDI Proposal in Food Retail to Be Cleared ‘Soon’: Badal

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon had proposed $500 million investment in retail of food products Govt had received investment proposals from Amazon, Grofers & Big Basket Amazon’s proposal will now be vetted by the DIPP under Commerce Ministry The government will soon clear the US retail giant Amazon’s proposed $500 million investment in retail of food products in India, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat ... Read More »

Google My Business Website Builder Now Launched for SMEs in India

HIGHLIGHTS Google on Tuesday rolled out “Google My Business” website builder It will help SME in building a mobile optimised website instantly Google My Business can be used to build websites in 10 languages In a move to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) leverage the power of Internet, Google on Tuesday rolled out “Google My Business” website builder, a ... Read More »

The Internet is changing civil wars. Watch out for these five trends.

South Sudanese refugees shelter from the rain at the Imvepi reception center in northern Uganda on June 6. (Ben Curtis/AP) There’s a new trend in civil wars. After declining in the 1990s, the number of active civil wars has significantly increased since 2003. Over the past 13 years, large-scale civil wars have broken out in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Chad, ... Read More »

India Ranked 89th Globally in Terms of Average Internet Speed: Akamai

HIGHLIGHTS Average Internet speed rose 87 percent year-on-year in India during Q1 South Korea global leader with average speed of 28.6Mbps The adoption of faster broadband services increased globally Just like it does every quarter, content delivery network services provider Akamai Technologies has published its State of the Internet Connectivity report for first quarter of 2017. The report provides key ... Read More »

How People In Riot-Hit Saharanpur Are Getting Around The Internet Ban

On 25 May, local authorities in the Saharanpur district of western Uttar Pradesh blocked mobile internet services following caste violence between Dalits and Thakurs. The Saharanpur police said it had suspended Internet services to prevent “outsiders” from “instigating locals with WhatsApp and Facebook posts”. Yet, the locals have found a way to circumvent the ban already. The Hindustan Times reports ... Read More »

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have skyrocketed in value along with the Big Two. ICOs are raking in ... Read More »

Saharanpur blocks internet after caste violence

  Authorities in a northern Indian district have blocked mobile internet services and arrested dozens of people after caste violence earlier this week left one person dead, according to police. The latest unrest in the Saharanpur region of Uttar Pradesh state began after members of the Dalit community, formerly known as “the untouchables”, threw stones at the homes of upper ... Read More »

Is the Internet Broken?

“I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Evan Williams says. “I was wrong about that.” CreditJason Henry for The New York Times What is the purpose of the internet? Should it be a place where everyone can speak freely and exchange information and ideas? Or, ... Read More »