Author Archives: Radhika Seth


US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

We are a data hungry country and we have the numbers to prove that. The US is on track to cross the $100 billion mark for revenue stemming from mobile data, according to analyst Chetan Sharma. You can say that it’s finally getting set in stone, that people are moving from the desktop to more mobile options like the smartphone and tablets.

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GoDaddy weighs IPO ahead of domain demand

GoDaddy weighs IPO ahead of domain demand

Growing its roots way back in 1997, when Bob Parsons founded the company, GoDaddy catapulted to fame with its unique proposition that helped individuals and businesses create websites in a hassle-free way. Fast-forward seventeen years later to the present moment, and we now hear that GoDaddy Group Inc. is ready to go the IPO way.

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Facebook Business Manager aims to butter-up brands

Facebook Business Manager aims to butter-up brands

Facebook has quietly developed a new "Business Manager" tool, still in its refinements stage, aiming to help brands better push promotional content into users' timelines. Why is this big news? Well, imagine that you have been working with Preferred Marketing Developers and the services (tools) these agencies have been providing for you to manage your various Ad Campaigns on Facebook; with the Business Manager you can do it on your own.

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US ceding Internet control

US ceding Internet control

You may call it a face-saving effort, but it looks like the Obama administration is taking some good measures to do damage control after the NSA disclosures fiasco. Presently, the Commerce Department of the U.S. government has a hold over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. This is a body that manages Internet names and addresses and other technical functions that assist computers across the globe to find correct servers and websites. When their contract expires in 2015, the governing agency plans to give up its control and put into place a neutral alternative.

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Sina Weibo plans half-billion US IPO

Sina Weibo plans half-billion US IPO

Weibo, the Twitter-esque micro-blogging site owned by Chinese Sina Corp is taking advantage of the upward investing trend set by U.S. investors. Just this Friday the Chinese company filed papers that will allow them to raise $500 million through a U.S. initial public offering. On the surface it sounds very promising that Westerners get to trade in an Eastern Pie, however there are several Governmental restrictions that need to be considered before investing.

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The Baxter Robot teaches college kids how to code robotics apps

The Baxter Robot teaches college kids how to code robotics apps

Bridging the gap between experiencing and learning is the Baxter Robot by Rethink Robotics. A group of undergrad students from the University of California, Berkeley, are currently learning how to code robots by working with the Baxter. This the same kind of robot that builds cars, assembles smartphones and is now teaching the college kids.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange skeptical about Obama’s NSA reforms

WikiLeaks’ Assange skeptical about Obama’s NSA reforms

There was a time when Barak Obama was defending NSA’s spying actions to the extent that he was supporting the team as patriots that were assigned “an extraordinarily difficult job.” In January this year, he shifted his tone to promise reforms that will assure individual privacy and by February, the White House was looking into four possible options for overhauling the NSA's phone-surveillance activities. At the recent SXSW talk by WikiLeaks head Julian Assange, we get to know of a different new theory about Obama’s plans.

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RoboCop Director, Elysium Actor hit Netflix for series on Pablo Escobar

RoboCop Director, Elysium Actor hit Netflix for series on Pablo Escobar

Netflix has planned a new thirteen-episode series revolving around the legendary drug lord Pablo Escobar. Essaying the Colombian dealer is Wagner Moura and to direct him, RoboCop remake director Jose Padilha has been roped in. As reported in the Brazilian magazine Folha de Sao Paulo, Moura will be shooting the series both in English and Spanish.

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Angry Birds’ next game trailer is eerily medieval

Angry Birds’ next game trailer is eerily medieval

They may call it ‘the most epic soft launch ever’, but if you ask us there is nothing soft about the launch or the theme of the next Angry Birds game. According to the trailer released on the official YouTube channel of Rovio Mobile, the next epic Angry Birds game has a very medieval theme. If you listen closely to the background score of swords swishing and slaying imaginary enemies, you will find the sounds eerily familiar.

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AT&T declares price war; 2GB no-contact plan reduced

AT&T declares price war; 2GB no-contact plan reduced

The battle lines have been drawn and it’s time for AT&T to make the next move in the wireless carrier price war. T-Mobile raised the bar by announcing radical new increments in the flagship Simple Choice Plans. According to their announcement documented here, T-Mobile will now offer subscribers 1GB of high-speed 4G LTE data and tethering and unlimited international texting at no extra charge. To counter this move, AT&T has decided to slash the prices of the single-line and two-line no-contract accounts.

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MasterCard, Visa push for chip-based cards for added security

MasterCard, Visa push for chip-based cards for added security

While Target recovers from their shocking $40 million credit and debit card record theft from last year, Visa and MasterCard have joined forces to push for a new chip-enabled card that will improve security for all transactions. These two credit card brands have set a potential October 2015 deadline for all US retailers to adopt and setup the infrastructure for the new card system.

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T-Mobile boosts Simple Choice Plan by doubling data allowance

T-Mobile boosts Simple Choice Plan by doubling data allowance

With an increase in number of mobile application and our dependency on the Internet, it was only a matter of time before a mobile service provider sweetened the deal for consumers. T-Mobile raises the stakes by offering additional 4G LTE data, tethering and unlimited international texting at no additional charge. The $50 Simple Choice Plan was well received when it made its debut last year, and under this scheme, T-Mobile hopes to do away with "customer extortion" in terms of wireless data caps and overage fees by offering new upgrades.

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