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Tencent Turns to WeChat, Games, and Deals for Global Strategy

China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next year, senior vice president S.Y. Lau said ... Read More »

Ello, Ello – Two Days In, the Hottest New Social Network is Pretty Dull

Ever since the rise and rise of Facebook, we’ve seen one company after another come up to try and become the next world conquering social network. Ello is the latest in a long line of platforms that have been described as the next big thing but judging by our first brush with the network, Zuckerberg and company have nothing to worry about ... Read More »

China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei

China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian online controls. One week after China was re-crowned the world’s worst contravener of internet freedoms, a leaked censorship directive indicated online publishers had received orders to extinguish debate over the toppling of former internet ... Read More »

Internet of So Much Stuff: Don’t wanna be a security id-IoT

Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, last month announced a $1bn investment in IoT R&D over the next three years. What does $1bn buy you in IoT? A new IoT division, to be run by VMware’s CTO Ray O’Farrell, a bunch of new IoT-focussed projects including Project Iris – an under wraps RSA security development – and some collaborations for ... Read More »

Protect net neutrality and Internet freedom: World Wide Web inventor

How do you use the World Wide Web? People use it for all kinds of different things: to read email, post an update on social media, check in to a work meeting, navigate to a destination, enjoy a favorite song or album. It’s your choice. When I invented the World Wide Web as an information sharing system in 1989, I aimed to ... Read More »

The Internet of Things could easily be the Internet of Threats

The Internet of Things (IoT), unlike SMAC (Social Mobile Analytics Cloud), moved faster from being an industry buzzword to reality. However, what needs to be examined is whether businesses are prepared to fully leverage IoT. The McKinsey Quarterly for March of 2010defined IoT as: “sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects—from roadways to pacemakers—are linked through wired and wireless networks, often using the ... Read More »

Social Empowerment of International Women’s Day

The indicators of social empowerment of women include the base of gender inequality, sex ratios, life expectancy rates and fertility rates which shows the general status of women in terms of literacy, economic growth, availability of health care and birth control facilities, educational status of women, age at marriage, literacy rates and participation of women outside the home. Gender inequality ... Read More »

Google Parent Alphabet Reports Strong Results on Mobile Ads, YouTube, Other Bets

Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported profit in the recently-ended quarter leapt as money poured in from ads delivered to mobile devices and returns improved on “other bets.” Alphabet profit was up 32.4 percent to $6.7 billion (roughly Rs. 43,555 crores) on in the quarter on revenue that increased 24 percent to $27.8 billion (roughly Rs. 1,80,724 crores), up 24 percent from the ... Read More »

Amazon Diwali Sale Offers on Mobile Phones, TVs, Laptops and More Revealed

HIGHLIGHTS The Amazon sale offers discounts of up to 40 percent on mobiles, TVs There will be deals on laptops, headphones, speakers, tablets, e-readers Amazon Diwali sale starts on October 14 and continues for four days Amazon India has announced a bunch of offers it will be providing during its Diwali sale a day before the sale is scheduled to begin. The ... Read More »

Cyanogen, Now Called Cyngn, Is Working on Software for Self-Driving Cars: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Once a celebrated Android fork developer, Cyanogen is making a return It has rebranded itself as Cyngn It is now making software for autonomous cars Cyanogen, the startup best known for its failed attempt to “steal Android’s future away from Google”, is prepping for a return to the game. Only this time, it has a different business plan in ... Read More »