Tag Archives: Internet

Facebook, Google Are Managing the Internet When It Suits Them

  Google and Facebook are facing new competition to their online business models after President Donald Trump signed a bill putting Internet service providers on a path to being able to monetise online users the same way these technology giants do. Next up is the threatened unwinding of the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which could put these companies in a double bind, because ... Read More »

In 3 months, internet banned 10 times in Kashmir

Representational Pic At a time when frequent internet bans have become a regular trend here, Kashmir has witnessed suspension of both mobile and broadband internet services 10 times between April, 2017 and July 13. This year interestingly from January to April, there were no Internet suspensions. Internet was also suspended once in Jammu recently as a precautionary measure following the ... Read More »

Internet Stone Soup

Almost fifteen years ago I’d wake in a cold sweat almost every day. In the early-morning murk I’d stumble down to my basement office, still in my pajamas. Proper ablutions – a shower, a shave, clothes – would come later, after I confirmed the world had not disappeared overnight. I’d wake up my computer and discover, to my dismay, that ... Read More »

The F-Word the Internet Doesn’t Hear

HIGHLIGHTS There is a heightened digital divide between genders in India Phones are reaching villages, but largely remain limited to men ‘Slow and steady’ progress won’t cut it in the Internet age Last month, the girl students of Benares Hindu University protested against the authorities. One of the reasons for this – why do boys get Internet connections in their hostel rooms, ... Read More »

India is definitely the world’s next major tech market, says Internet Trends Report

If there’s been any doubt about India being the next major target market for tech businesses, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report should make that clear as day. The report, which spans 355 pages, dedicates 55 pages solely to the state of internet and mobile access in India. The first major takeaway is that the country now ... Read More »

rickerbot is mysterious antimalware that nukes badly secured Internet of Shit gadgets

The Mirai Worm is a seemingly unstoppable piece of malware that targets the garbage-security Internet of Things gadgets that have proliferated through the world; these gadgets then used to deliver equally unstoppable floods of traffic that endanger whole countries. Because Mirai (and its cousins) use your devices to target other people, you might never even know that your gadget is ... Read More »

How an Old School Business Discovered the Internet and Grew 350 Percent

What do you do when you’ve been in business for years, and have a crisis of confidence? One day something happens that forces you to confront some cold hard facts: The world has changed. Your business hasn’t changed with it. And now your business is in jeopardy. That’s exactly what happened to Brian Young, owner of Home Painters Toronto. He ... Read More »

U.S. Internet Connection Speeds Triple but Still Lag Behind, FCC Says

Time and again, American enterprises have blamed slow Internet speeds for hurting their business. Luckily, the situation seems to be improving now — even though the United States has a lot of catching up to do. According to the FCC’s 2015 Measuring Fixed Broadband America report, Internet speeds have tripled between March 2011 and September 2014, jumping to 31 Mbps from ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 May Ditch 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Use Paytm Without Internet, and More: Your 360 Daily

Samsung Galaxy S8 May Ditch 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Use Paytm Without Internet, and More: Your 360 Daily HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy S8 reportedly will not have 3.5mm earphone jack OTPs not mandatory for online transactions under Rs. 2,000 anymore Paytm’s new toll free number facilitates transactions without smartphones A lot of new developments in the technology segment today, from the Samsung ... Read More »

MobiKwik Lite Wallet App Launched for 2G Internet Connections

MobiKwik Lite Wallet App Launched for 2G Internet Connections HIGHLIGHTS The MobiKwik Lite app weighs less than 1MB It is only available for Android phones The app has been optimised for use in 2G connections In order to encourage use of mobile wallets in poor connectivity regions, MobiKwik on Monday launched its MobiKwik Lite app. Weighing in at less than ... Read More »