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Technology giants form new internet lobby group


September 20th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Amazon and 11 other technology heavyweights have announced that they have formed a lobby group, and vowed to strengthen and protect a free and ... Read more...

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Book downloads overtake print sales


August 6th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Sales of virtual books have surpassed the sale of their print counterparts, according to Amazon's UK site.The firm, which started selling virtual books in the UK ... Read more...

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Strong iPad shipments drive tablet market growth


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) A record-setting unit shipments of Apple's iPad led to a better-than-anticipated growth for the tablet market during the second quarter of this year, a market ... Read more...

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New species of blind snake found in Brazil


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Scientists in Brazil have discovered a new species of a blind snake that is closely related to salamanders and frogs, it was reported here.The atretochoana eiselti ... Read more...

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Facebook hiring for its engineering office in London


July 25th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Social networking site Facebook is hiring engineers for its new office which would be located in London. This would be Facebook’s first engineering office, which would be ... Read more...

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IIM-Calcutta graduates bag Rs.2 mn in average salary


May 21st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) The fifth batch of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta's (IIM-C) Post-graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX) got placed successfully with the highest salary offered being Rs.2.8 million ... Read more...

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Users surprisingly candid in text messaging


May 17th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Surprisingly, text messaging seems to evoke more truthful responses to sensitive questions, according to a new study. "The preliminary results of our study suggest that people ... Read more...

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Greenpeace urges Apple to use clean energy


May 9th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) Greenpeace India activists Tuesday urged global computer maker Apple to use renewable energy to power its data centres worldwide instead of fossil fuels like coal ... Read more...

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Google launches ‘cloud’ service


April 25th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Google Tuesday introduced its cloud storage service "Google Drive", which enables users to access files anytime, anywhere through a web-connected computing device.According to Google's official ... Read more...

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Is e-reader sounding paperback’s death knell?


April 13th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Paperbacks may be fighting a losing battle against e-books, with their sales down by 25 percent, a new finding says.In the first three months of 2012, ... Read more...

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US sues Apple over e-book price fixing scheme


April 12th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Apple and five of the publishing industry's top firms have been accused of conspiring to raise prices and block Amazon.com from selling e-books at $9.99 in ... Read more...

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US sues Apple, publishers over e-book pricing


April 12th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 12 (IANS) The US government Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers, saying they conspired to limit market competition in electronic book ... Read more...

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Finance companies dominate IIM-C placements


April 10th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Despite the global economic slowdown, the final batch of 352 students of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) got placed during the campus selection, with the ... Read more...

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Publishers create phony best-seller lists


March 20th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) Amazon China said it has taken steps to curb the practice of publishing houses that manipulate results of bestseller lists.The top-selling lists are supposed to offer ... Read more...

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Google launches unified digital content store


March 7th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, March 7 (IANS) Google Tuesday introduced a new online store called Google Play, offering consumers a one-stop marketplace for music, movies, books, applications and other digital media content. ... Read more...

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Deepak Chopra’s ‘Kama Sutra’ launched in digital format


February 19th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) New Age guru Deepak Chopra's "Kama Sutra and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Love," a lavishly illustrated book, is now available across a number of ... Read more...

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Chinese retailers stop Apple iPad sales


February 18th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese retailers have stopped sales of Apple's iPad as the trademark dispute between Apple and the China-based tech company Proview intensified.Suning, the country's leading electronics seller, ... Read more...

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Amazon sells 3.9 mn tablets in Q4 2011


February 17th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Amazon.com shipped nearly 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets in the last three months of 2011, making the online retail giant the world's second-largest tablet maker ... Read more...

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Apple tests smaller tablet with eight-inch screen


February 15th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Apple is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a new version of its popular tablet computer with a smaller screen, US media reported ... Read more...

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Amazon to launch a retail store


February 7th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is planning to open a retail store in America's Seattle city as a pilot test to see if a chain ... Read more...

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52 Brazilians rescued from slave-like conditions


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities Wednesday rescued 52 farm workers who were being held in slave-like conditions on three ranches in the Amazon state of Para, the ... Read more...

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Ecuador signs deals to boost oil output


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador has signed contracts for $1.7 billion in investment - the biggest to date in the country's oil sector - to boost output at a pair ... Read more...

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eBook pirates cash in on Kindle boom


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Increasing sales of eReaders is good news for Amazon, which produces the best-selling Kindle and collects 30 percent of the price of downloaded books. But profits ... Read more...

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How Flipkart broke India’s online shopping inertia


December 9th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Gurgaon, Dec 9 (IANS) It was meant to be a portal that compared different e-commerce websites, only there weren't enough of them in the first place to be compared. ... Read more...

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Apple in price-fixing probe


December 7th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Apple and five of the world's biggest publishers are under investigation for colluding to push up the price of electronic books by as much as 50 ... Read more...

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Jobs biography Amazon’s best-selling book of 2011


December 7th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) "Steve Jobs", the only authorised biography of the late Apple co-founder, has climbed to the top of Amazon.com's best-selling books for 2011.The book was released in ... Read more...

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World’s tallest peaks most vulnerable to climate change


December 4th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 4 (IANS) The Himalayan region which is home to the world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest, is particularly vulnerable as rising temperatures disturb the balance of snow, ice ... Read more...

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New technology automatically updates online data


November 30th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 30 (IANS) Popular websites Wikipedia and Tripadvisor rely on public participation to build up their pool of information, in a process known as crowd data sourcing.Even though ... Read more...

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Antitrust suit against Netflix thrown out


November 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A judge on Tuesday threw out the antitrust suit brought against media streaming outlet Netflix. The suit which was filed in 2009 by eight individuals was thrown ... Read more...

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Apple releases iTunes Match


November 15th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Apple Monday released a new version of its media player programme iTunes, adding the much-anticipated scan-and-match service for music iTunes Match.The feature, included in iTunes ... Read more...

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Steve Jobs’ biography to release Oct 24


October 7th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Oct 7 (IANS) US publisher Simon & Schuster said Thursday it will advance the release date of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' official biography to Oct 24. It ... Read more...

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Amazon launches ‘Kindle Fire’ for $199


September 28th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Media reports suggest that Amazon will unveil its tablet, Kindle Fire, and offer it to the public for $199. The device will be the first of its ... Read more...

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Virtual monkeys complete Shakespeare’s works


September 27th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Millions of virtual monkeys punching random keys on simulated typewriters have very nearly reproduced the work of legendary poet and playwright William Shakespeare.The virtual monkeys, created ... Read more...

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Shakespearean work recreated by ‘Virtual Monkeys’


September 26th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 99.990% of Shakespeare’s entire work has been recreated by a computer program in a project titled Virtual Monkeys. The project was started last August and it’s ... Read more...

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Man writes book on sex with dolphin


September 26th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) An American author has written a book detailing his nine-month-long sexual relationship with a female dolphin, a media report said.Malcolm Brenner's book "Wet Goddess: Recollection of ... Read more...

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