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What makes India the best place for acquiring Engineering Education?

India is among few countries that excel in providing higher education. The conventional and non-conventional courses it offers to the students in various fields makes India an educational hub in itself. Many prestigious colleges have global recognition making it easier for the students to get work opportunities abroad and establish a successful career. Although in past few years a lot ... Read More »

Viber App Update for iOS Brings 3D Touch and More

After Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and few other applications, Viber has finally started rolling out an update to iOS users with 3D Touch functionality. The feature along with some others comes as part of the v5.8 update. The Viber app for iOS v5.8 would now let iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users use 3D Touch functionality on the app to ... Read More »

China Party to Punish Former Tycoon for Microblog Posts

China’s ruling Communist Party will impose “severe intra-party penalties” on a former property tycoon whose microblogs were closed at the weekend after he criticised government policy, state news agency Xinhua reported. Microblog portals such as Weibo.com and t.qq.com, among China’s most popular, were ordered to shut the accounts of Ren Zhiqiang, a retired top executive from a state-controlled property developer ... Read More »

German Cartel Office Probes Facebook for Market Abuse

Germany’s cartel office has opened an investigation into Facebook for suspected abuse of market power through breaches of data protection law, it said on Wednesday. The watchdog said Facebook’s terms of service regarding its use of user data may abuse its possibly dominant position in the social network market. “For advertising-financed internet services such as Facebook, user data are hugely ... Read More »

Picking Genders for Characters Could Be the Next Big Thing for Emoji

According to the common emoji keyboard, women don’t run. Only men run. See? But that could soon change under a new draft proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the body that develops and maintains software standards for texts and characters. The document outlines a number of changes, including male, female and neutral gender options for many human-looking characters. If adopted, this ... Read More »

Pakistani Court Sentences Man to 13 Years in Prison for Facebook Post

A Pakistani man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Thursday for allegedly posting religiously offensive material on his Facebook page, lawyers in the case said. Rizwan Haider, 25, was convicted in an anti-terrorism court of three charges including promoting sectarian hatred, after he supposedly published a post referring to Prophet Mohammed. “This case… was registered against Haider, who is ... Read More »

Twitter Praised for Cracking Down on Use by Islamic State

Officials with the nonprofit Simon Wiesenthal Center praised Twitter Inc on Monday for increasing efforts to thwart Islamic State’s use of its platform for recruitment and propaganda. The centre’s Digital Terrorism and Hate Project gave Twitter a grade of “B” in a report card of social networking companies’ efforts to fight online activity by militant groups such as IS. “We ... Read More »

Online Shopping Top Reason for Accessing Internet in India: Survey

Online shopping is the top reason for Indians to access Internet followed by social networking, said a joint survey by American Express and Nielsen on Tuesday aimed at gaining consumer insights on online buying habits. Titled “Understanding Online Consumers”, the survey undertaken in six cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad – discovered banking, booking tickets and emailing ... Read More »

The market for tech IPOs hasn’t been this awful since the Great Recession

The US market for tech IPOs has totally frozen over. Zero Internet or tech companies went public on US exchanges in the first quarter of 2016. The last time that happened was in the first quarter of 2009, during the depths of the Great Recession, according to data from Dealogic. Just two years ago, the picture looked quite different. In ... Read More »

Tech Market Snapshot: 3D printer market up, semiconductor revenue down, ‘huge opportunity’ for mobiles

Tech Market Snapshot: 3D printer market up, semiconductor revenue down, ‘huge opportunity’ for mobiles We roundup the latest news from IT analysts and firms to see which tech categories have been doing well, which haven’t, and what’s forecast to be big in the near future. Global 3D printer market up 19% in Q4 2015 Worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose ... Read More »