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Netflix Is Poised to Launch in India Next Year: Report

Netflix Is Poised to Launch in India Next Year: Report

Netflix hasn’t been shy about its plans for world domination, and by sometime next year the streaming company might put a big piece of the puzzle in place. The Times of India quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter, who claim Netflix is gearing up to enter India by 2016. From TOI: Netflix, has firmed up plans to enter …

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Uber’s SOS Button Now Sends GPS Info to Police in India

In December of 2014, an Uber driver in India was arrested after a female passenger accused him of rape. Uber, already on he defensive over allegations of playing fast and loose with user safety in the US, stepped up to create tools that would help put Indian officials and customers at ease. One such tool was the SOS button, which …

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Uber Car Service Throws More Money into India After Rape Story

While Uber car service has had its share of horror stories in the past, it is really throwing some cash at the problem in India. Last year a driver in the Uber car service network in India was accused of raping a passenger. The resulting image problem for Uber led to some security features being added to the app that …

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Facebook Brings Free, Basic Internet to India

Facebook has brought its internet.org app to India, giving free, basic internet access to people in six Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana. The deal is a partnership with Reliance Communications. By “basic”, we’re talking 38 services – which includes Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Wikipedia, wikiHow, ESPN Cricket Info, Bing search, and BBC News. There …

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Uber Sued by Woman Who Accused Driver of Rape in Delhi

In December, an Uber driver in India was arrested after a female passenger accused him of rape. Now, that passenger is suing Uber – in a US federal court. The woman, who is still unidentified, is demanding unspecified damages. She also wants Uber to institute some passenger safeguards in India, including mandatory in-car video cameras. From Reuters: In the lawsuit, …

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Kim Kardashian Cancels Her Trip To India To Appear On Reality Show

Kim Kardashian had to cancel her trip to India. According to E! News, the Keeping up with the Kardashians star, had to axe her trip to India due to “visa issues.” “Kim had to go to Dubai from India, but as per visa rules she had to appear at the consulate office in Mumbai as she was coming from a …

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Kim Kardashian Nixes India Trip Due To Obligations In Dubai

If you’re a Kim Kardashian-West fan in India who was hoping to catch a glimpse of the reality television diva, you’re out of luck! Kim Kardashian, who’s currently in Australia promoting her new perfume Fleur Fatale, apologized to fans on her Instagram account. She wrote: To all my wonderful fans in India, I’m so disappointed I wasn’t able to come …

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Teen From India Has 232 Teeth Removed

A teen from India recently had 232 teeth removed … all at once. According to the dental surgeons in Mumbai, 17-year-old Ashik Gavai was suffering from a condition called odontoma; a mouth tumor compromised of teeth and teeth-like substances. The diagnosis was confirmed after Gavai’s jaw started swelling. Through x-rays, the doctors determined that Gavai had a large tumor composed …

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Sheryl Sandberg Sees India as Facebook’s Next Market

Things for Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, have not been going well as of late. Recently, it was revealed that Facebook had run an emotion experiment affecting some 700,000 users – all done without the consent of the users themselves. While Sandberg somewhat apologized for and excused the actions of the Facebook researchers (essentially boiling it down …

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Buildings Collapse In India After Heavy Rain, Dozens Killed

The death toll in two separate building collapses in India reached 27, authorities reported on Monday. More victims who are trapped under rubble are still being rescued. On Monday, authorities also reported that the death toll in the city of Chennai is up to 19. Rescuers had a difficult time during the rescue operations due to the heavy rains. According to …

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Narendra Modi: Ready To End Strife With Pakistan?

Narendra Modi was sworn in on Monday as the 15th Prime Minister of India, an event watched by heads of government from all of South Asia including from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. The most surprising appearance was made by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the head of a nation that has been at war with …

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India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly launched a new antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices following a complaint that Google allegedly blocked a business’ ads because it competed with one of Google’s own Helpouts business. Google launched Helpouts last year as a new way for people to make money online, helping people learn how to do things using live …

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