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  • Net neutrality rules go into effect in US

      NEW YORK: New rules that treat the internet like a public utility and prohibit blocking, slowing and creating paid fast lanes for online traffic took effect on Friday. Cable and telecom industry groups have sued to have the rules thrown out, arguing they are too onerous. But on Thursday, a federal appeals court declined

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  • Reliance Jio launch: Airtel, Vodafone, Idea unfazed

      KOLKATA: Reliance Jio Infocomm’s plans to launch 4G services in December has given incumbents such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular enough time to deploy their own high-speed broadband airwaves to unleash aggressive data plans and take on the Mukesh Ambani-owned adversary. Industry insiders and analysts also say Reliance Jio’s rollout is fraught

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  • YouTube launches dedicated website for gamers

      LOS ANGELES: The online video giant announced plans ahead of next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo to launch a separate app and site specifically for fans of video games. Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s global head of gaming content, unveiled YouTube Gaming during an event at YouTube Space LA, one of the site’s production facilities. He said

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  • With Android phone, no downside for BlackBerry

      TORONTO: BlackBerry Ltd’s move to embrace Android may be aimed at lifting revenue from its software and device management segment, but analysts say it may inadvertently give its device arm a fillip and a new lease on life. “From the standpoint of marketing, this is a great way for BlackBerry to get visibility. It

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  • Myntra’s lesbian ad not India’s first gay ad

      There is an interesting tone that advertising people take when they think they are doing something so path-breaking it deserves social recognition. You can hear it when Avishek Ghosh, co-partner at Hectic Content, which made the Myntra ad that is being touted as the first in India to feature a lesbian couple, explains how

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  • Cortana to get dedicated keyboard button in Windows 10

      Toshiba will differentiate its notebooks, convertibles and desktop PCs by making a huge change to the keyboard. On the Windows 10 systems that will arrive later this year, Toshiba will add a dedicated key to access Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant. The change will be one of the most significant change to the keyboard since

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  • US to probe TCS, Infosys on visas

      BENGALURU: In a worrying development for India’s IT industry, the US government has launched an investigation against Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys — the two biggest players in the space — for possible violations of H-1B visa regulations. The matter looked serious enough for the country’s IT industry association Nasscom to promptly come

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