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Baby Sold On Facebook For Grandfather’s Drug Money Baby Sold On Facebook For Grandfather’s Drug Money
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A newborn baby in India was rescued at the last minute from being sold by his own grandfather in order to fund his drug problem. 47- year old Feroz Khan has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with two hospital employees …

Samsung Won’t Let Gangnam Style Rest in Peace Samsung Won’t Let Gangnam Style Rest in Peace
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Gangnam Style, as impressive as it was (in terms of sheer global reach), it pretty much over as a thing, a fad, and craze – whatever. As a culture, we’ve run it into the ground. Plus, Psy already has another …

“Human Computer” Dies: Indian Savant Was 83 “Human Computer” Dies: Indian Savant Was 83
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A woman who was nicknamed the “human computer” for her incredible math skills has died of respiratory illness. She was 83. Shakuntala Devi became famous as a child while traveling with her father’s circus, astounding the people of India with …

Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest
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Google, who is no stranger to international dustups over its maps and street view service, has run afoul of India’s federal mapping agency over a recent project to improve upon the country’s maps. Google first announced the Mapathon back in …

56 More Countries Get iTunes Store 56 More Countries Get iTunes Store

Apple announced today that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. It is now available in a total of 119 countries. “The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities

Google announced today that it is releasing Street View imagery for over 150 university campuses globally, adding to its growing list, which is currently about about 275 schools. “With classes just getting started, freshman students, transfers and even empty-nesting parents …

Amazon Takes The Kindle To India Amazon Takes The Kindle To India
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India is one of the largest growing markets in the world right now. It’s quickly growing at a pace similar to China which has many companies tripping over themselves to break into the market. Amazon is the latest company to …

India Calls on Facebook to Remove “Inflammatory” Content India Calls on Facebook to Remove “Inflammatory” Content

Another day, another call for Facebook to remove content. This time it comes from officials in India, who claim that content hosted on Facebook has led to a mass panic and exodus of tens of thousands of people from cities …

India Announces Mars Mission One Week After Curiosity Landing India Announces Mars Mission One Week After Curiosity Landing
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It was expected that NASA, and by extension the U.S., would be the envy of the world after they successfully landed the Curiosity Mars Rover on the red planet last week. Nobody expected that envy to materialize into a real …

U.S. Ship Fires at Indian Fishing Boat in the Persian Gulf U.S. Ship Fires at Indian Fishing Boat in the Persian Gulf

U.S. ship fires at what authorities describe as a “small, white pleasure craft” after repeatedly telling its occupants that the vessel was too close for comfort, according to CNN. After issuing multiple warnings to those aboard the fishing boat, the …

Dara Singh, Indian Wrestler and Actor, Dies at 83 Dara Singh, Indian Wrestler and Actor, Dies at 83
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Today (June 12th, 2012), the Bollywood community loses a talented friend to its entertainment community, Dara Singh, well-known for his wrestling during his youth, and his acting in various roles since the 1950s. Born in 1928 in Punjab, India, Dara …

Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite

The space surrounding the planet Earth is about to get a little more crowded with the Indian Navy about to launch their very first satellite into geosynchronous orbit. Once the satellite is in orbit it will carry out monitoring duties …

Child Labor in India is Still a Major Problem Child Labor in India is Still a Major Problem

Child labor in India continues to be an alarming problem despite laws that forbid such practices. During a recent raid of three textile factories and a metal processing plant, authorities found dozens of underage children hard at work. Although police …

LinkedIn India Reaches 15 Million Members LinkedIn India Reaches 15 Million Members

LinkedIn’s India division has reached a new milestone: 15 million Indian professionals now use the social network. Over on the LinkedIn Blog, Hari Krishnan, country manager at LinkedIn India, described the company’s excitement at how quickly India has embraced LinkedIn. …

#OpIndia Is Anonymous’ New Campaign Against Internet Censorship #OpIndia Is Anonymous’ New Campaign Against Internet Censorship
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Anonymous is kind of like a global Batman that uses a computer instead of batarangs to fight what they perceive as injustice. They have started up operations in various countries like China, but their newest campaign is pretty ambitious – …

Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Single-Handedly Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Single-Handedly
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For the last 30 years, Jadav Payeng has been planting trees. Lots of trees. The Assam, India native has planted enough trees to turn a 550-hectare sandbar into a lush rainforest. Enough trees to create an outdoor habitat for five …

Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants

Now that summer has begun for all those kids still in college, it’s high time to find a summer job. If you’re a programmer or developer in college, chances are you already have that summer job. Google Summer of Code …

eBay Opens New Office in Bangalore eBay Opens New Office in Bangalore
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According to the PayPal official blog, eBay is set to open a Global Development Center in Bangalore, India, which is projected to bring roughly 1,000 new jobs to the area over the next three years. India, increasingly “touchy” in regards …

Vimeo, Pirate Bay Blocked in Parts of India Vimeo, Pirate Bay Blocked in Parts of India
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The trial in India against Google and Facebook for failing to censor allegedly offensive content on their social networks in that country has been again postponed, and now there are reports that video hosting site Vimeo, along with torrent sharing …

Google AdWords Investigated in India Google AdWords Investigated in India

Google, along with Facebook, has for a while now been set to stand trial in New Delhi over failing to censor objectionable religious material from their social networking sites – only to find that justice in India moves very slowly. …

Facebook, Google India Censorship Trial Postponed (…Again) Facebook, Google India Censorship Trial Postponed (…Again)
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Remember when the Delhi High Court rolled that ball of court orders demanding at tech companies like Facebook and Google for refusing to regulate incendiary and allegedly offensive content? That ball, yet again, continues to roll even slower and slower. …