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New Indian court petition pushes Facebook for stricter user authentication

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Facebook is facing calls to increase the level of authentication it asks of users in India, adding to the pressure that it is under with two legal cases pushing it, and other Web firms, to reform its measure for censoring content in the country. As a report from Times of India...
New Indian court petition pushes Facebook for stricter user authentication

India And Kyrgyzstan Ramp Up Internet Monitoring And Censorship Efforts

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Techdirt has written about earlier moves by India to block Web sites and censor Twitter accounts. The central concern seems to be that inflammatory online activity might stoke or provoke local outbreaks of violence of the kind seen recently in Assam. Now The Times of India is reporting that the...
India And Kyrgyzstan Ramp Up Internet Monitoring And Censorship Efforts
Gawker's new international strategy is wise...for Gawker

Standard-essential patent litigation arrives in India as Ericsson sues local player Micromax

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Reports by the Times of India and the Economic Times (apparently sister publications) show that standard-essential patent (SEP) enforcement increasingly also takes place in Asia. According to the reports, Ericsson has sued local player Micromax.The Delhi High Court reportedly ordered Micromax to make a deposit "between 1.25% and 2% of...
Standard-essential patent litigation arrives in India as Ericsson sues local player Micromax

India's SMS Hoax Panic: Could It Happen In The U.S.?

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Last week tens of thousands of migrants from India’s northeast region fled urban areas rumor ricocheted through text messages and social media that Muslims would attack them after Ramadan. Fake photos added to the rumors credibility. The Indian government responded by imposing a five message limit on bulk text messaging,...
India's SMS Hoax Panic: Could It Happen In The U.S.?
Eric Schmidt tells India to choose- internet freedom or censorship?

Siri: No hookers please; we're Chinese

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Chinese Siri users will no longer be able to find prostitutes via Apple's virtual assistant following a reported "uproar" among some iOS device users. Apple has now blocked Siri queries looking for "hookers" or "escorts," a customer service rep confirmed to Chinese newspaper Xinhua. The list of banned queries...
Siri: No hookers please; we're Chinese

Fab prepares India push with 7-figure investment from Times Internet

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Online design store Fab has been moving quickly to become a global presence and just scored a “seven-figure” Times Internet of India that will help it launch in India in the near future. The investment by the digital arm of The Times of India, India’s largest media company, comes on the heels...
Fab prepares India push with 7-figure investment from Times Internet
Fab expands Indian ties with new funding deal from Times of India

Indian fashion e-tailer Myntra tipped to raise $25m to scale up its operations

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Indian fashion e-tailer service Myntra is reportedly set to gain an additional $25 million in investment to help it scale up and increase its reach among young Internet savvy consumers among the country’s 1.2 billion population. According to a Times of India report, existing Myntra investors Accel (which owns a...
Indian fashion e-tailer Myntra tipped to raise $25m to scale up its operations

Samsung loses Japanese ruling versus Apple

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Samsung has lost an important ruling in its Japanese lawsuit versus Apple, according to Reuters and The Times of India. The company has been barred from asserting several data transmission patents against the iPhone. "We are disappointed by today's court decision," Samsung responds in an official statement. "Following a thorough...
Samsung loses Japanese ruling versus Apple

Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'

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Last week, Chinese site sjbbs.zol.com.cn posted several photos (via The Times of India) of what was alleged to be the iPhone 5S in production. Despite the fact that the device is clearly an iPhone 5 clone, the photos have been widely circulating today. The photos show a device with an...
Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'
Indian government bans bulk SMS messaging in attempt to reduce panic

Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity

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A new system for monitoring almost everything that's going on inside India's telecoms network has been quietly launched. The Central Monitoring System will offer tax collectors, law enforcement and and other agencies the ability to scrutinize phone calls, text messages, emails, social networking and general web activity. In one...
Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity

Startup News: Two Regular New Yorkers Disrupt Christmas and Alexis Ohanian Just Wants to Park his Car

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Mr. Ohanian (Photo: Twitter) r/findmeaparkingspace ParkWhiz, the Chicago company that enables users to find and reserve guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination, today announced that it has closed a $2 million Series A round of funding led by Hyde Park Venture Partners. Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian also took place in the...
Startup News: Two Regular New Yorkers Disrupt Christmas and Alexis Ohanian Just Wants to Park his Car

Indian e-commerce service Flipkart shoots for profitability by 2015, after mammoth $150m round

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Most of the technology industry’s talk on Friday was of Apple and Samsung, as a Korean court ruling started the day reaching a split decision on a patent ruling, before the momentous decision against Samsung came later, in US time. Outside of the US tech bubble, a very significant event...
Indian e-commerce service Flipkart shoots for profitability by 2015, after mammoth $150m round

Apps Rush: Barclays Pingit, Makego, AP Live, Tweek for iPad, Chickens Can't Fly, Vera Wang and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 16 February 2012A selection of 25 apps for you today:Barclays PingitBritish bank Barclays has launched an ambitious new app that promises to let people send money to family, friends and small businesses using just a mobile number. At first, only Barclays customers...
Apps Rush: Barclays Pingit, Makego, AP Live, Tweek for iPad, Chickens Can't Fly, Vera Wang and more

Fab Grabs $150 M At $1B Valuation (And Is Raising Another $100M+ More)

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Design-focused commerce company Fab has raised that round of funding we scooped a few months ago. Fab is announcing today that it has raised $150 million in the first tranche of the company’s Series D round of financing. We’re told that $150 million is the first part of a larger...
Fab Grabs $150 M At $1B Valuation (And Is Raising Another $100M+ More)

Twitter warned by Indian government to kibosh inflammatory tweets

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India's in the midst of a security crisis and has asked Twitter to curtail "inflammatory messages" or prepare to face legal action, according to the Times of India. The country has shut down numerous websites, while Google and Facebook have already pledged to remove any threatening content. Officials reportedly...
Twitter warned by Indian government to kibosh inflammatory tweets

Booting Up: Robot Rock Edition

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Kiva Systems warehouse robots via hackedgadgets.com Is Amazon preparing to replace their warehouse workforce with cute orange robots? [The New York Times] Microsoft and Nokia will invest $24 million in a three-year app development program in Finland [The Next Web] British mobile banking specialist Monitize buys U.S. based competitor Clairmail...
Booting Up: Robot Rock Edition

HOT 107.9, i98.3, National Geographic and others in this week's top PTAT gainers among media/news/publishing pages

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HOT 107.9 is this week’s top gainer for the People Talking About This metric among Media/News/Publishing pages. The Indiana radio station has gained more new engagements than established brands such as National Geographic and WWE. The top 10 pages gaining PTAT saw increases between 82,782 and 307,545 engagements. We compile this list...
HOT 107.9, i98.3, National Geographic and others in this week's top PTAT gainers among media/news/publishing pages

Fab Acquires Longtime Tech Partner True Sparrow of India

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Fab.com has acquired Pune, India-based True Sparrow, which had been working exclusively with the fast-growing e-commerce site since the company’s start. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Fab said it paid a mix of cash and stock to bring the two companies together. The Economic Times of India is...
Fab Acquires Longtime Tech Partner True Sparrow of India

India’s Times Internet Launches Tablet App With Genwi

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PJ Gurumohan, CEO of tablet publishing startup Genwi, likes to talk about creating unique experiences tablet, rather than just porting over an existing website. A good example of what he has in mind: Tweek, a new app that Genwi (pronounced “Gen Y”) has created with Times Internet Limited. TIL is...
India’s Times Internet Launches Tablet App With Genwi

Father-daughter duo have the world's first brain-to-brain 'telepathic' conversation

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It should be fairly obvious why, all technological considerations aside, there has been much more research into letting machines extract our thoughts, rather than insert them. Mind reading is a scary-enough concept all on its own — but mind writing? It calls to mind the hacker deities of cyber punk...
Father-daughter duo have the world's first brain-to-brain 'telepathic' conversation

Social commerce startup Fab buys Indian tech startup and longtime partner True Sparrow

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New York-based social shopping firm Fab.com has acquired Pune, India-based True Sparrow, a technology startup that shares a lot of common history with Fab’s founding team. A cash-and-stock deal with earn-out provisions based on future financial performance, The Economic Times of India asserts that this marks the first time a...
Social commerce startup Fab buys Indian tech startup and longtime partner True Sparrow

Apple may expand retail presence in India, but plan still doesn't include Apple Stores

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Apple wants to sell iPhones and iPads in India, but unlike in another populous emerging market — nearby China — it does not operate branded Apple Stores in the country. As Om noted after a recent trip to India, that may be a missed opportunity for Apple to sell more...
Apple may expand retail presence in India, but plan still doesn't include Apple Stores

India's prime minister reportedly working on giving free handsets to low-income families

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We've seen companies like Microsoft help out low-income people by dropping prices on its hardware and software in the past, and now India's prime minister's allegedly taking a similar approach but with mobile handsets being the focus behind this nice gesture -- and better yet, at no cost whatsoever....
India's prime minister reportedly working on giving free handsets to low-income families
Indian IT powers face big growth challenges

India’s leading operator Bharti Airtel unveils mobile advertising service

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel has followed up its recent deal with Qualcomm that strengthens its 4G mobile service plans, with a move into the mobile advertising space, the Times of India reports. The carrier, which saw growth from April take it to 183.3 million subscribers, unveiled its m-Advertising platform, which it says...
India’s leading operator Bharti Airtel unveils mobile advertising service
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