Alibaba to Train a Million Teenagers in Rural China: Report

Alibaba plans to train a million teenagers in rural China to help start their own online businesses, taking e-commerce to the country’s vast rural areas, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. China’s biggest e-commerce company reached an agreement with the China Communist Youth League to support the youngsters through funding, training and partnership, […]

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UK’s Contentious Online Spying Law Passes Test in Parliament

A proposed British law that gives police and spies unprecedented powers to look at the Internet browsing records of everyone in the country passed its first major vote in Parliament on Tuesday. The country’s interior minister, Home Secretary Theresa May, vowed its intrusive reach would be governed by “the strongest safeguards” against abuse. Opening a […]

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Man Pleads Guilty to Phishing Scheme Behind Celebrity Nude Photo Leak

A Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Ryan Collins, 36, is accused of gaining access to more than 100 Google and Apple accounts, many belonging to famous women, between […]

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Inbox by Gmail for Web Gets ‘Smart Reply’ Feature

Google back in November rolled out the ‘Smart Reply’ feature to its Inbox by Gmail application. The feature, after four months has finally made its way in to the Web version. Just like the app, the Inbox by Gmail for Web users will now be suggested three email responses. “10 percent of all your replies […]

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Google Asked to Submit Fresh Proposal for Project Loon: Prasad

Government has asked IT giant Google to submit fresh proposal for testing its balloon-based Internet technology for the Loon Project following objections to the use of spectrum band it had proposed earlier. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha Wednesday, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Google India has approached the Department of Electronics […]

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FreeCharge to Roll Out ‘Chat and Pay’ Feature On Thursday

Mobile wallet and digital payments player FreeCharge announced Wednesday the launch of its ‘Çhat and Pay’ feature, which the company said enables social payments between users and merchants. The chat-based payments interface will let merchants accept payments using the FreeCharge app in under a minute of registration,merchants will also be able to upgrade their payment […]

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Amazon Says Its ‘Tatkal’ Service Will Help People Sell More Products

E-commerce major Amazon’s studio- on-wheels service, Tatkal, would enable hundreds of sellers sell products online and experience the benefits of launching an online business, a top official of the company has said. Stationed in the city for two days, Amazon Tatkal, which was recently launched, will engage with entrepreneurs, artisans, manufacturers and sellers to help […]

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