China’s Best Social Media And Internet Stocks

Igor Greenwald, Breakthrough Tech Profits The Chinese internet sector is hotter than the sun. It is the belle of the latest global carry-trade ball, which shows few signs of flagging. YY is China’s leading social live-streaming platform, the closest equivalent toYouTube in the world’s biggest market. It’s growing like an internet powerhouse should, with revenue up 32% year-over-year […]

Requiem for the Internet Freedom Strategy

For the United States, bad news concerning the internet and cyberspace has become an unrelenting avalanche. Massive data breaches, such as the Equifax incident, threaten individual privacy and financial well-being. The U.S. government cannot protect sensitive information; even the National Security Agency got hacked. Silicon Valley companies fight one rear-guard action after another. Russian cyber operations threaten […]

Making the Internet disappear

Imagine this situation. A region of the country is deeply annoyed with the actions of the government. There are plans for widespread and aggressive protests. The government fears that the protests might turn violent. It decides to cut-off the water supply to the entire region for an indefinite period of time, reasoning that people will […]

No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned off the internet

n 5 September, at about 10am, the government of Togo cut off the internet. The plan was to limit the threat from a growing number of young people around the country who were mobilising online and talking of toppling the government.  Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé, at the presidential palace in Lomé following confirmation of his third term […]

Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Sale Offers Today: The Best Deals You Can Get

The Amazon and Flipkart sale offers are live now, providing shoppers a plethora of great deals to choose from in the festive season. Both the e-commerce brands are fighting tooth and nail for supremacy in this battle, with deep discounts on popular smartphones, laptops, TVs, and other electronics. There will exchange discounts, no cost EMIs, cashback offers on credit […]

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

Saudi Arabia is lifting a ban on voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype, in a move aimed at boosting productivity and economic growth. The ministry of communications said access to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) would be “widely available to users” from Wednesday. It had previously blocked VoIP apps for failing […]

Reliance’s Unlimit, IBM Collaborate to Create IoT Solutions in India

Reliance Group’s Unlimit – an Internet of Things (IoT) venture for enterprises – and tech giant IBM on Monday announced a collaboration to co-create IoT solutions for industry verticals, including automotive, insurance, utilities and industrial automation. The two companies are developing IoT solutions for implementation across Reliance Group companies, addressing key segments such as user-based insurance (Reliance general insurance), asset […]

Microsoft Bing Starts Showing Fact Check Labels in Search Results

We live in times where fake news has been termed a crucial factor in deciding the fate of political campaigns the war against this malpractice has been going on for quite some time. After Google introduced its fact check feature last year, Microsoft’s Bing search engine now shows similar notifications to users when they browse through the search results. Microsoft Bing’s newly […]

52% of the world does not have internet access

A new UN report on the state of broadband says 1.5 billion more people use the internet today than in 2010, but 52% of the world’s population still lacks access. Of people without internet, 62% live in Asia and the Pacific Islands, and 18% in Africa. “Men outnumber women in terms of Internet usage in all regions of […]