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Snapdeal Opens 6 Logistics Hubs to Boost Delivery Operations

E-commerce major Snapdeal has set up six mega logistics hubs across Delhi-NCR and other cities to strengthen its warehousing and delivery operations ahead of the festive season. The new centres, 3 in Delhi-NCR and one each in Lucknow, Hyderabad and Kolkata, will allow Snapdeal to deliver products faster as it competes head-on against rivals likeFlipkart and Amazon. Snapdeal did not ... Read More »

Government to Offer Free .bharat Domain Name With .in Purchase

To create an ecosystem for various modes of communication like e-mail and website addresses in Indian scripts, the government will provide complimentary ‘.bharat’ domain name available for one year on purchase of ‘.in’. “We have written to registrar for providing one year complimentary web address with ‘.bharat’ (available in Devanagari and other Indian scripts) when a person registers a ‘.in’ ... Read More »

Bitfinex Bitcoin Exchange in Hong Kong Gets Hacked

A major Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange has suspended trading after $65 million (roughly Rs. 435 crores) in the virtual unit was reportedly stolen by hackers – sending the digital currency plunging more than 20 percent. Bitfinex said it had suspended all transactions after discovering that some users’ Bitcoins had been taken. “Today we discovered a security breach that requires us ... Read More »

Yahoo Investigating Claims of Huge Data Breach Affecting 200 Million Accounts

HIGHLIGHTS Hacker also responsible for selling LinkedIn data dumps earlier Yahoo’s exposed considered to be really old Verizon recently bought Yahoo for roughly Rs. 32,500 crores After a hacker going by the name of Peace put up for sale a cache of what’s alleged to be 200 million stolen Yahoo user account credentials earlier this week, the Internet company says ... Read More »

Telegram Responds to Report of Massive Hack

HIGHLIGHTS Telegram says only publicly available information was accessed Company admits 15 million account numbers were confirmed to be from Iran Telegram disregards reports of account access by SMS interception Messaging app Telegram has on Tuesday responded to media reports that claimed a hacker attack that originated in Iran was not a “massive” one and only publicly available information was ... Read More »

Hacking of DNC Raises Fears of Cyber-Attack on US Election

Can the US election be hacked? The recent breach of Democratic National Committee data, along with other electronic intrusions, has raised concerns about cyber incidents that could affect the outcome of the US presidential race, or other contests. The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the hack that targeted the DNC had accessed an analytics data program that ... Read More »

WikiConference India 2016 Starts Friday in Chandigarh

HIGHLIGHTS The conference will take place from August 5-8 in Chandigarh The event will also include ‘hackathons’ and ‘edit-a-thons’ Wikipedia notches often among the highest results when information is searched online India, a key growth area for Wikipedia, is gearing up for a national conference “for Wikimedians in India to meet and share their views, discuss challenges and exchange useful ... Read More »

Dropbox Paper Enters Open Beta; Android and iOS Apps Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Dropbox Paper moves into public beta phase Dropbox Paper apps launched on both Android and iOS One million docs created during service’s private beta phase Dropbox Paper, the online tool to collaboratively create and edit documents, has moved from its private beta phase to a public beta and the company has also announced that it is launching the app ... Read More »

US Judge Dismisses Part of Alibaba Counterfeit Goods Lawsuit

A US judge on Thursday dismissed part of a lawsuit filed last year by Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and other luxury brands accusing Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of promoting the sale of counterfeit goods. US District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan dismissed racketeering claims asserted by brands owned by Paris-based Kering SA , saying their complaint failed ... Read More »

Cyber-Security Firm FireEye Announces Layoffs

Cyber security firm FireEye Inc said on Thursday it planned to lay off 300 to 400 of its 3,400 workers as it announced quarterly sales below its own forecast, due to a slowdown in demand for its services helping businesses respond to hacking attacks. FireEye’s shares were down 16.2 percent at $14.02 in extended trading. The Milpitas, California-based company also ... Read More »