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Bitcoin Continues to Slide, Falls Below $7,000

Digital currency Bitcoin fell more than 15 percent on Monday to a nearly three-month low amid a slew of concerns ranging from a global regulatory clampdown to a ban on using credit cards to buy Bitcoin by British and US banks. On the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, Bitcoin fell as low as $6,853.53 (roughly Rs. 4.41 lakhs) in early afternoon trading in New ... Read More »

Elon Musk Offers Sneak Peek of SpaceX Spacesuit on Instagram

HIGHLIGHTS SpaceX suit resembles with those worn by NASA astronauts SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared a glimpse of it on Instagram “Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup),” he added further Astronauts travelling aboard Elon Musk’s Dragon Capsule will wear form-fitting white-and-black spacesuits that bear little resemblance to their NASA forebears, the SpaceX founder revealed Wednesday, a pivotal development in his quest ... Read More »

Intel Says Performance Impact of Chip Flaw Security Updates Isn’t Significant

HIGHLIGHTS The updates were widely expected to have a major performance impact Intel refuted those concerns on Thursday, and citing large clients The performance impact will be further mitigated over time, Intel says Intel Corp said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce performance. The ... Read More »

Firefox v57.0.4 Released With Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre Attacks

HIGHLIGHTS The update is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android It offers prevention against Meltdown, Spectre attacks The release disables SharedAccessBuffer blocking access to bugs Mozilla on Thursday announced the rollout of version 57.0.4 for Release channel users on desktop and mobile. The update features security fixes to resolve recent security flaws, namely, the Meltdown and Spectre attacks. In a release note, ... Read More »

Google Eyes Chinese E-Sports Market With $120 Million Investment in Chushou

HIGHLIGHTS Google will help the firm expand to overseas markets The companies did not reveal the size of Google’s stake The investment is Google’s second-ever in a Chinese startup Alphabet’s Google has led a $120 million (roughly Rs. 760 crores) investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou, the two companies said on Friday, as the US firm eyes new inroads to China ... Read More »

WhatsApp Gets Legal Notice, Facebook’s Aadhaar Requirement, Idea Rs. 309 Plan

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp served legal notice over middle finger emoji in India Facebook asks some users to sign up with ‘name as per Aadhaar’ Idea Rs. 309 plan now offers 1.5GB data per day, up from 1GB daily WhatsApp has been served a legal notice by a New Delhi-based lawyer, asking the company to remove the middle finger emoji from its platform. ... Read More »

Facebook and Twitter Are Too Big to Allow Fake Users

There’s something in common between amazing story of “Nicole Mincey”, the pseudonymous Twitter user with 146,000 followers who was retweeted by President Donald Trump and then disappeared overnight along with a few other online personae, and a recent prank by a Berliner frustrated with his inability to get Twitter to remove hate speech. The common element is the obvious solution to both problems, ... Read More »

How to Delete a Facebook Account Permanently

How to delete Facebook account on your mind? It is not that difficult HIGHLIGHTS Facebook hides away the process to delete accounts in Help Centre It can take up to 90 days for the data to be deleted from Facebook Alternatively, users can choose to temporarily deactivate their accounts Facebook is the largest social networking website in the world, with over 2 ... Read More »

Snubbing customers on social media could cost brands dearly

Each one of us has had at least one experience on a social media network, when a brand did not reply to our query, or took its time to get back to us on something urgent. A recent survey, by US-based social media analytics start-up Social Sprout, says that such incidents on the social media could cost brands dearly. According ... Read More »

Marketing in the time of social media: key points to remember

“Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” – Hunter S Thompson Thompson, the father of gonzo journalism, lived and worked in an age where social media marketing had not even taken birth. What he says about the importance of striving for excellence is advice relevant not just to his peers, but juxtapositions itself for today’s social media marketing campaigns too. ... Read More »