Category: Internet

The Global Market for Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) – Outlook to 2023: Rising Demand for On-Demand Services to Augment Growth – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The IPTV market was valued at USD 31.95 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.9% during the forecast period (2018-2023), to reach USD 98.87 billion by 2023. The market is going through a paradigm shift from traditional modes of broadcasting like cable or satellite TV towards internet-based streaming, and […]

EU’s Top Court Backs Copyright Holder in Landmark Ruling

Users who publish content freely available on the internet should get consent from the person behind it, Europe’s top court ruled on Tuesday in a boost to the bloc’s creative industries. Regulators say they lose out because illegal uploads of works on big online platforms such as Google’s YouTubeand Vivendi’s video-sharing site Dailymotion deny publishers, broadcasters and artists […]

Amazon, Microsoft Jostle as Pentagon Calls for Cloud Contract Bids

US defence officials unveiled Thursday a much-anticipated final request for tech firms to bid on a massive contract to provide the Pentagon with a comprehensive cloud computing service. Tech titans including Amazon and Microsoft have already spent months jockeying for a winning offer on the prestigious contract, which could be worth as much as $10 billion (roughly Rs. 68,500 […]

Google Uses Physical USB Security Keys to Prevent Employee Phishing

For more than a year, none of Google’s over 85,000 employees have been hacked, thanks to physical security keys that have replaced one-time codes at their workplace. Security Keys are USB-based devices that offer an alternative approach to two-factor authentication (2FA). In 2FA, users log into a website using a password and then enter an additional one-time […]

Facebook Is Reportedly Planning to Launch a Low Earth Orbit Internet Satellite

Facebook, which earlier this year abandoned plans to build its own passenger jet-sized, solar powered drones to provide internet access in remote stretches of the world, is once again pursuing plans to launch satellites to do the job instead. According to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by Wired, the Federal Communications Commission has met several times with […]

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Over 100 Million Products Purchased Despite Glitches Reuters, 19 July 2018

Online shoppers purchased more than 100 million products worldwide during Amazon.com’s annual Prime Day sale this week, despite glitches on its mobile app and websites that prevented several customers from placing orders. Prime Day has become a major shopping event in the annual calendar for retailers, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday’s Black Friday as a driver of sales and most retailers now […]

Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018: Amazon Pokes Fun at Glitches, Says Tech Gadgets Popular Associated Press, 18 July 2018

Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods. Early problems Monday sent shoppers to social media to complain after their attempts […]

Pacific Leaders Sign On to Australia Internet Cabling Scheme, Shutting Out Huawei

Pacific nations Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have signed on to a joint undersea internet cable project, funded mostly by Australia, that forestalls plans by Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co to lay the links itself. Wednesday’s pact comes as China pushes for influence in a region Australia views as its backyard, amid souring ties […]

Paytm Launches Forex Services, Will Offer a Forex Card and Currency Notes

Payments-wallet services provider Paytm on Wednesday said it has launched foreign exchange services in 20 international currencies. The service is currently live on the Paytm website, and will be accessible via the Android and iOS apps soon, the company said. It would offer a “multi-currency forex card and forex cash”, Paytm said in a statement. They can be ordered […]