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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 »

Demonetisation: Sales Down 25-30 Percent, Says Micromax

Consumer sales have seen a 25-30 percent hit in past few weeks due to twin impact of demonetisation and seasonal slowdown post Diwali, country’s third largest handset maker Micromax said today. While online sales suffered due to cash crunch in the aftermath of demonetisation, the company’s supply chain saw a 15-18 percent decline in sales in the last few weeks. ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Publishers Rake It In, $100 Million Pledged Thus Far, Kickstarter Says

Product startups aren’t the only entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to finance their products. Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has hit a landmark, recording $100 million in pledges to small publishers and self-publishing authors. In a blog post, the company said that “more than a million people from around the world have gotten behind over 30,000 Publishing projects on Kickstarter, helping nearly 10,000 of ... Read More »

Facebook Says Committed to Helping Mobile-Driven Businesses in India

Facebook Says Committed to Helping Mobile-Driven Businesses in India At a time when mobile is transforming the way people connect, Facebook is committed to help mobile-driven businesses to grow in India, a top executive said on Wednesday. Speaking at the “Mobile Moves Business” event here that brought together businesses, industry experts and marketers on one platform, Umang Bedi, Managing Director, ... Read More »

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding HIGHLIGHTS Alibaba pumped in $680 million into Paytm’s parent One97 last year Chinese investors are looking to raise their stake to 70 percent in Paytm Paytm Bank will not engage in a rate war with rivals like Airtel Facing criticism over significant Chinese ownership, Paytm Founder ... Read More »

Is the Mobile App Already Dead? comScore Says We’re Nearing “Peak App” (INFOGRAPHIC)

Barring Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and other hugely successful names, many apps are actually rarely used or even downloaded by mobile device owners. Yet many businesses spend considerable time and resources creating apps to engage customers. A new study from comScore now says we’re nearing the “Peak App” moment, which suggests businesses should revisit their mobile app strategy. Highlights of the comScore ... Read More »

Instagram, FedEx, Twitter Among Most Trusted by Small Businesses, Alignable Says

What brands do you trust the most to provide you with key services and products to grow your business? Helping you in this quest, Alignable, an online networking site for small and local business owners, regularly offers a list of the best websites for small business growth. Small Businesses’ Most Trusted Brands of 2016 In its latest SMB Trust Index released ... Read More »

Microsoft says hacking group targeted Windows, Adobe Flash

The security exploit, by a group Microsoft calls Strontium, was discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group and announced on Monday. Photo: AFP Seattle: Microsoft Corp. said a computer-hacking group that has previously targeted government agencies attacked its Windows software and Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash product. The company will release a security patch for its operating system on 8 November, Windows ... Read More »

Xiongmai Says Its Cameras Were Used to Take Down the Internet

HIGHLIGHTS Attackers hijacked CCTV cameras made by Xiongmai using malware Mirai All cameras made before September 2015 were potentially vulnerable The attack took down sites including Twitter, Spotify and CNN A Chinese security camera maker said its products were used to launch a cyber-attack that severed internet access for millions of users, highlighting the threat posed by the global proliferation ... Read More »

Google Says Government Data Requests Have Risen 10 Percent in Last 6 Months

Google Says Government Data Requests Have Risen 10 Percent in Last 6 Months Google said Wednesday that data requests from governments around the world hit a record high in the six months ending in June, extending a steady rise. The 44,943 requests amounted to a 10 percent increase from the prior six-month period and a fourth consecutive increase, Google said ... Read More »