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The Net Neutrality Debate: Larger Than You Thought

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By Prajakt Raut Sure, we are all in favor of Net Neutrality and agree that it needs to be maintained. However, like all big issues, this debate also has many aspects that need to be examined. Net Neutrality will help startups and entrepreneurs who want to get their software products out to consumers. However, much like DTH operators can charge a premium for some channels and keep some free, perhaps telcos too have a point when they argue that the way they monetize their packages is their right. Preferential access will certainly be a challenge for startups. But it is like saying, ‘If newspaper ads were free, it will benefit startups as they would be able to market their products to consumers’. On the other hand, telcos complain of losing money. However, one wonders what stops them from raising prices of bandwidth. So far, they have entered into a price [+more]

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Apple Might Release iPhone 7 In 2016; Some Probable Phone Specs

Ever since tech giant Apple launched the iOs 7, there have been many speculations about its jailbreak release.

Apple has always enjoyed popularity due to its ability to roll out iPhone versions from time to time. While there have been goof ups, lurches and not so good gestures on each of these iPhones over the years, we still await a new model with bated breath. The Apple iPhone 7, for instance, reinstates this claim. Industry insiders are pointing to a 2016 release for the iPhone 7, while this year might see tweaked versions of the iPhone 6 and  iPhone 6 Plus. If job advertisements are anything to go by, Apple is looking for engineers who can work on the batteries for its line of gadgets. This means that Apple iPhone 7 could come with a beefed up and more efficient battery. We don’t believe this points to bigger battery size but it is expected that Apple will pump in a key software suite upgrade with its iPhone 7. [+more]

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Infosys To Evaluate Employees To Stay Valued Employer

After Google and Facebook, it’s time for Infosys employees to be evaluated

Staff appraisal practice is soon to begin in Infosys. The company is likely to follow the trend set by Google and Facebook and will start evaluating its employees by October next, in order to select the best of the lot. Infosys, if able to do the process correctly will be able to retain the tag of preferred employer in India. In order to evaluate its 160,000 strong workforce, Infosys is likely to take assistance from its 900 clients in form of their feedback. Individual performance will also be judged on basis of ratings given by team members and other subordinates in the team. Google and Facebook have been using this tactic of employee evaluation since long and though details are always kept secret, yet some information does come in the public preview. The urge to control the attrition rate might be one of the reasons that Infosys is resorting to [+more]

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Constraints Of Cost, Features Could Cost Wearable Technology Dearly

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The battle in the wearable technology market is warming up. Samsung has taken a lead in this league with its Galaxy Gear smart watch. Following closely are other tech giants as LG, Apple and Qualcomm all of whom are working on their range of wearable technology devices. While LG is slated to soon launch the LG 3G smartwatch, Apple Watch and Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch are already in the market. Sony is also working on the 2nd variant of its smartwatch after the initial success of its wearable tech device. It might sound enthusiastic in the first instance but wearable tech devices do have their limitations. Let’s get an overview of the technology behind these devices to understand things in a better perspective. Battery life of the smartwatch Limited battery life is one of the biggest concerns in wearable technology devices. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch from Samsung will last a day [+more]

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Snapchat Update To Bring In News Content And Sell Ads

Snapchat To Soon Bring In News Content And Sell Ads

Snapchat, the mobile app for vanishing messages, is scheduled to soon start a service that will feature disappearing TV and movie clips, news articles and advertisements. The company has engaged in discussions with advertisers and media companies in the last few weeks in relation to start a new service called Snapchat Discovery, which would show content and ads to the users, according to people familiar with the matter. A source revealed that Snapchat Discovery is likely to start in November 2014. The source also claimed that at least a dozen media companies, including newspapers, magazines and television networks, have been roped in to provide content for this Snapchat update. The new service by the company could result in its first revenue and show its potential value to investors. The start-up managed to raise an amount worth more than USD2 billion in 2013 and also rejected an acquisition offer of nearly [+more]

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Google Adds New Feature to Its Kitty: To Notify of Product Availability You Searched Online

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Google has expanded its offering with the addition of another feature related to the product searches you do online. The feature enables Google to remember what you have searched online and will notifying you when a product is available nearby. The search giant has been improving its services on a regular interval, with Google Now receiving a neat treatment recently. The company recently updated its Search app for Android devices with the addition of new abilities, such as working while offline or finding your car if you forgot where you parked it. You search for ample of products online and generally forget about majority of those. But Google Now will not forget about the product you searched for and will notify as soon as you pass by a store that has said product in stock. The new feature can only be accessed through the Android version of Google Now at [+more]

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Prominent iPhone 5 Unlock Company Warns Against Scam Artists

With iPhone 5 sales there has been a corresponding increase in the number of consumers who are seeking an unlock for the iPhone 5/5s/5c. Unlocking an iPhone has become big business especially with online companies as most of the time the actual device does not need to be handed over physically for the process to be completed. However, a prominent online unlocking company iUnlock Pro have warned consumers of various scams that are in operation. These scam artists target those who are wondering how to unlock the iPhone 5 and usually their process and website seems very legit. However the unlock itself doesn’t actually work nor do they offer a customer service option – rather the software is bogus and is only designed to appear as though it is unlocking the iPhone. “We have noticed a sharp rise in the number of scammers who are targeting gullible consumer in the [+more]

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