Sales down by 30 percent on Amazon and Flipkart since new e-commerce policy came into force in India


Since the new e-commerce rules have come into force in India on Feb 1, the sales of Flipkart and Amazon fell by as much as 30 percent. The new regulations prohibit e-commerce companies from holding any stakes in companies that sell on their platform. Also for companies whose overall sale volumes cross the 25% markContinue reading “Sales down by 30 percent on Amazon and Flipkart since new e-commerce policy came into force in India”

Google’s new tool planning to follow your in-store purchases to drive higher Ad revenue


“The data which will be collected by Google can have colossal privacy implications”

Government backed Internet Censorship crackdowns rising globally from UK to Vietnam


In Vietnam, a new law has been passed under which it’s illegal if citizens post news or “general information” online. Some of you may be thinking that what’s new in this law, this too shall be one of those government crackdowns on Internet that could hardly be enforceable. However, to your surprise this time insteadContinue reading “Government backed Internet Censorship crackdowns rising globally from UK to Vietnam”

Facebook all set to leave Twitter behind in social media advertising with latest introduction of embeddable posts


With an aim to make Facebook posts the part of more public conversations, the company on Wednesday introduced embeddable posts that will be used by blogs and news organizations to include status updates, videos and photos in stories done by them from now on. The posts can be embedded in the same way as embedsContinue reading “Facebook all set to leave Twitter behind in social media advertising with latest introduction of embeddable posts”

Google launches new Nexus 7 tablet line-up and Internet video’s streaming device Chromecast


Google is betting on consumers, believing they won’t mind paying bit more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company take its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com further in technology’s ultimate battleground known to be the mobile computing market. The latest fancy devices were unveiled in San FranciscoContinue reading “Google launches new Nexus 7 tablet line-up and Internet video’s streaming device Chromecast”

US regains top spot in confidence survey on FDI, beats China


US regain top spot as the top executive’s choice for FDI after a gap of 12 years. The reason behind this win for US is considered to have been its recourse towards sustainable and stable economic development in comparison to China. The United States was on fourth place in the same survey conducted in 2012. TheContinue reading “US regains top spot in confidence survey on FDI, beats China”

Man behind NSA spy program leaks revealed by The Guardian


The London based Guardian newspaper alleges that a 29-year-old American working as a contractor for the National Security Agency is acting as its source of leaks on the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. The newspaper said that it is revealing Edward Snowden’s identity only after he himself requested it. Snowden has reportedly said  “I have noContinue reading “Man behind NSA spy program leaks revealed by The Guardian”

Obama defends NSA surveillance program, Urges people to draw balance between privacy and security


President Barack Obama has called out to Americans urging them to “make some choices” in drawing balance between privacy and security. Obama was on the defensive for the NSA secret surveillance programs which is known to sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls every day and collect Internet data from U.S. providers with anContinue reading “Obama defends NSA surveillance program, Urges people to draw balance between privacy and security”

Apple is alone in e-books pricing lawsuit; Publishers agreed to settlement


It appears as if some serious problem is going to be created for Apple as it’s trial on ebook price fixing charges is filed by the U.S. government begins on Monday in New York. Apple will have to alone deal with the charges put across by the U.S. Department of Justice in a non-jury trial.Continue reading “Apple is alone in e-books pricing lawsuit; Publishers agreed to settlement”