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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. …

BlackBerry Curve 9220 Comes To India BlackBerry Curve 9220 Comes To India
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Research In Motion has launched the BlackBerry Curve 9220 in India, the company announced today. The Cuvre 9220 is meant to be an affordable and easy-to-use option for Indian customers who want a BlackBerry. The Curve 9220 will hit stores …

Indian Railways To Get Google Maps Real-Time Info Indian Railways To Get Google Maps Real-Time Info

Several areas in the world have been gifted the trans-communication treat that is real-time information provided by Google Maps. The next country in line to get the travel info service may be India by way of Indian Railways. Fixing GPS …

PayPal Bringing Its Services To China And India PayPal Bringing Its Services To China And India

PayPal is one of the largest names in the online payment industry. It makes it super easy to make online transactions across national borders. Making the transactions with other people within your borders is a bit trickier if you happen …

Twitter Local Trends Come To New Indian Cities Twitter Local Trends Come To New Indian Cities
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Twitter trends are used by people in a variety of ways – whether it’s to jump into the discussion on a popular topic or to gauge the pulse of a particular area. For those concerned about the latter, Twitter’s local …

Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised
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Nearly 400 Internet service providers in India have been ordered to block over 100 music sites by the Calcutta High Court. The Indian Music Industry (IMI) trade group (basically India’s version of the RIAA), which is made up of 142 …

Google Earth Helps Reunite Indian Family After 24 Years
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I remember the first time I used Google Earth to look at satellite photos of my house. It was a little bit scary, but it was even more awesome. At the time I couldn’t imagine any practical application for the …

Facebook Down in India Facebook Down in India

On the day Facebook began trial in India for failing to censor objectionable religious content from its site, it has been reported that its service was down this morning in parts of that country. Facebook was down on desktops due …

Google, Facebook Trial in India Moving Slowly Google, Facebook Trial in India Moving Slowly

Today Facebook and Google were 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. Attorneys representing the companies showed up …

Facebook, Google Stand Trial In India Facebook, Google Stand Trial In India
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Facebook and Google are set to stand trial in a Delhi court tomorrow for failing to censor offensive religious material on their social networks. If convicted, executives from both companies could face jail time, along with hefty fines, highlighting the …

Facebook Bans Indian Pages That Feature C-word Facebook Bans Indian Pages That Feature C-word
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The All Assam Chutia Students’ Union in India questioned Facebook yesterday for for taking thousands of accounts in the Chutia community offline. The Union thinks that Facebook likely believes all the account deleted were spam or fake, because the word …

Google Launches Program For Women Entrepreneurs Google Launches Program For Women Entrepreneurs
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Google can now add a launching pad for female entrepreneurs to their long list of accomplishments. As reported today on their blog, they recently began a program called Women Entrepreneurs On The Web, or WEOW. The program was created specifically …

Cloud Computing To Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015 Cloud Computing To Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015

According to a new study by IDC, the growth of cloud computing is on track to create nearly 14 million new jobs globally by 2015. IDC’s research, which was commissioned by Microsoft, predicts revenues from cloud innovation could reach $1.1 …

Google To Indian Court: Objectionable Content Has Been Removed Google To Indian Court: Objectionable Content Has Been Removed
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Last month, a court in India ordered Google (among other web companies) to remove content from its search results that the court found to be objectionable on the grounds that it offended India’s religion and culture. Google complied with the …

YouTube Is Now In Four More Indian Languages YouTube Is Now In Four More Indian Languages

YouTube is one step closer to becoming a global video content delivery site by adding four new languages to the site – all of them being regional languages in India. Aditi Rajwanshi, YouTube India partner manager, announced today in a …

Yahoo! Seeks to Avoid Lawsuit in India

Yahoo! filed to be removed from a mass lawsuit against various social networking sites reportedly accused of hosting offensive religious content. The lawsuit in question has stood, despite Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal recently denying that the Indian government supports …