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Google marks Leonhard Euler’s birthday with doodle

Google marks Leonhard Euler’s birthday with doodleInternet giant, Google is today marking the birth anniversary of great physicist and mathematician Leonard Euler with an interactive doodle on its flagship search engine home page.

Euler was born on 15 April 1707 and Google is marking the 360th birth anniversary of the great physicist and mathematician, who made significant contributions in the fields of infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. Euler learned of his love for the subject at an early age and was enrolled in the University of Basel at the young age of thirteen.

Large-scale distributed brute force attack against WordPress sites underway

Large-scale distributed brute force attack against WordPress sites underwayIn a disclosure which underscores the fact that it is extremely important to keep WordPress websites up to date, security software firm Sucuri has revealed that a massive distributed brute force attack against WordPress sites is apparently underway.

Delays in improving broadband is impacting economy, WEF

Delays in improving broadband is impacting economy, WEFThe World Economic Forum (WEF) has said in its new report, which was published on Thursday, that the government delays in bringing improvements to the broadband network in South Africa is having a negative impact on the economic growth.

Indian Railways planning to offer Wi-Fi connectivity in trains

Indian Railways planning to offer Wi-Fi connectivity in trainsIndian Railways has said that it is planning to roll out free Wi-Fi facility to passengers on some of its selected trains.

Passengers will have to get registered for availing the free service while travelling in trains. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal inaugurated the new Wi-Fi facility in New Delhi-Howrah (12302) Rajdhani Express on Tuesday. The internet service is likely be expanded to other trains depending upon the success of the service for the passengers.

'India must wake up to cyber-terrorism'

cyber-terrorismNew Delhi, April 2 : In early March, suspected Chinese hackers breached the computers of India's top military organisation, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in what was touted to be amongst the biggest such security breaches in the country's history.

Defence Minister A. K. Antony ordered a probe into the matter, though an official statement denied any sensitive file had been compromised.

Egypt ready to block porn websites: Official

porn-websitesCairo, April 1 : Egypt has prepared technologies and equipment to block access to websites with pornographic content, the deputy head of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority Sherif Hashem said.

"Technologies to prevent pornographic content from being shared on the territory of Egypt are fully ready for use," he said Sunday.

Since January, internet service providers have been installing filters to block access to such websites.

Hashem said that his company is now waiting for the country's authorities to lay down a set of rules to determine what websites should be banned.

Twitter to generate $1 billion in ad revenue next year

Twitter to generate $1 billion in ad revenue next yearIt is believed that social micro blogging site, Twitter is likely to generate as much as $1 billion in ad revenue during the coming one year mostly due to an increase in advertising in mobile devices as an increasing number of users access the site form their mobile handsets.

Study: Britain faces dramatic variations in broadband speed within cities

Study: Britain faces dramatic variations in broadband speed within citiesAccording to the findings of a new study by uSwitch. com, there are dramatic variations in broadband speed within Britain's cities; thus making broadband speeds a postcode lottery in the country.

Blogging platform Tumblr reaches ‘100 million blogs’ milestone

Bogging platform Tumblr reaches ‘100 million blogs’ milestoneAccording to a new Mashable report, the 2007-founded blogging platform Tumblr has reached the `100 million blogs' milestone; with nearly 44.6 billion blog posts having been created using the platform over the years.

The achievement is noteworthy, particularly in the wake of the fact that the `50 million blogs' landmark was touched by Tumblr in April 2012; and, in less than one year, the site has managed a two-fold increase in that number.

Santa Clara city blanketed with free public Wi-Fi network

Santa Clara city blanketed with free public Wi-Fi networkIn a highly noteworthy move which is part of an electric meter upgrade program provided by Santa Clara's utility provider, Silicon Valley Power, the entire city has been blanketed with free public Wi-Fi.

Arabic domain name .shabaka gets global approval

Arabic-domain.shabakaDubai, March 26 : The global regulator of web addresses, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has officially approved ".shabaka" or the Arabic translation of ".web" as a domain name.

Moving away from non-Arabic internet domain names such as .com, .net and .org, ".shabaka" beat around 1,900 other applicants globally.

The domain will be operational by the middle of this year.

Malware to waste 1.5 billion hours and $22 billion of users

Malware to waste 1.5 billion hours and $22 billion of users According to new report on cyber security, computer users are likely to spend 1.5 billion hours and $22 billion on dealing with malware programme that are spread across the world by cybercriminals.

A new report titled, 'The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software' showed that the malware is likely to have a significant impact on the time and money of consumers, enterprises and the governments around the world. The study on the impact of cybercrimes on the time and money was jointly conducted by Microsoft and IDC.

Internet allows people a chance to be heard, says Sibbal

Internet allows people a chance to be heard, says SibbalIndia's union communications and information technology minister, Kapil Sibal has said that the internet is an important medium that allows people to be voice their opinions.

Sibal has said that the internet tolls must be used for the empowerment of the people around the world and not for creating disruptions.  He said that the internet is the biggest transformative and important forum for the people. It added that it is necessary for India and provides a chance for the people to express themselves.

YouTube hits ‘one billion’ milestone for monthly unique users

YouTube hits ‘one billion’ milestone for monthly unique usersIn a Thursday post on its official blog, Google's popular video-sharing site YouTube revealed that it has hit the `one billion monthly unique users' milestone; with the growth of the site in recent times being chiefly a result of the changing content consumption habits of the new `Generation C' group of users who are defined by their age-group as well as their connected behavior.

Internet should be for empowerment and not disruption, says Sibal

Internet should be for empowerment and not disruption, says SibalIndia's telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has said that the internet tolls must be used for the empowerment of the people around the world and not for creating disruptions.

While speaking at the Google's Big Tent Activate Summit, he said that the internet has emerged as a powerful medium and it is difficult to govern the people on the internet and thus the rules will have to be self-imposed. He added that the internet should be sued for talking on a daily basis but there should be self-imposed rules for the use of this powerful medium.

Ahmedabad tops list as top buyer of imported lingerie on eBay

Ahmedabad tops list as top buyer of imported lingerie on eBayGlobal online giant, eBay has said that the western city of Ahmedabad has topped the list of Indian cities as the leading imported of lingerie through the site.

EBay to cut seller fees to take on Amazon.com

EBay to cut seller fees to take on Amazon.comGlobal online giant, EBay has said that it is planning to reduce its seller fees and also make them simpler for the users to understand.

Ebay might be looking compete better with giant online retailer Amazon. com. The company said that it will replace its complicated tiered pricing mechanism and will introduce simple flat-rate fees based on the types of products being sold on the site. The company has also indicated that it will no longer charge listing fees for most sellers on its site.

KSInC joins Google to launch Innovation Karnataka project

KSInC joins Google to launch Innovation Karnataka projectThe Karnataka State Innovation Council (KSInC) has joined global online giant, Google to launch the new Innovation Karnataka project to nurture and develop internet-driven innovations in the southern Indian state.

Gaana.com launches its official Windows app

Gaana.com launches its official Windows appMusic streaming service of Times Internet, Gaana. com has announced the launch of its official app for the host of devices powered by Microsoft’s Windows.

Gaana. com, which is a part of the Times Group, will offer access to its library with more than a million songs to its users. The app will have a range of songs from different genres including old Hindi film songs, world music, regional and folk songs, besides newest Hindi movie songs. The company is already offering apps for other platforms such as iOS, Android, Black-Berry and Java-based devices for its users.

India's e-commerce industry to be worth Rs.27,000 crore: eBay

e-commerceKolkata, March 20 : India's e-commerce industry is expected to grow more than six times in the next three years to Rs. 27,000 crore, the world's biggest online marketplace operator eBay said Wednesday.

"Our estimate is by 2015, e-commerce in India would be about Rs. 27,000 crore. Right now it is about Rs. 4,200 crore," eBay India director (APAC revenue management) Sharat Digumarti said here.

"E-commerce in the country is still in the nascent stage. But everybody is looking at India as an important opportunity," he said.

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