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Indian Entrepreneur’s Ad Tech Startup Acquired by Chinese Investors for $900 Million

Advertising technology startup Media.net, founded by tech entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, said on Monday it had been acquired for about $900 million by a group of Chinese investors. The deal would represent the third-largest in the ad tech industry, after Alphabet unit Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick and Microsoft’s deal for aQuantive. “We got an incredible amount of interest just because ad tech is a large and growing space and, at the same time, the number of companies that have been successful in it have been limited,” Turakhia said in an interview.…

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Microsoft Wins Landmark Appeal Over Seizure of Foreign Emails

A federal appeals court on Thursday said the US government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. The 3-0 decision by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan is a defeat for the US Department of Justice and a victory for privacy advocates and for technology companies offering cloud computing and other services around the world. Circuit Judge Susan Carney said communications held by US service providers on servers outside the United States are beyond the…

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Microsoft Launches New IFTTT Competitor With Support for Voice Commands

Just two months after launching its automated workflow tool Flow, Microsoft on Saturday, launched another alternative to IFTTT (If This Then That) named Conditional Action Programmer. Only this time, it is not as business-oriented as Flow, and you can even use your voice to tell CAP what you want it to do. For those who are unaware of the term, IFTTT or If This Then That is a tool that connects several Web services and apps, and allows users to create workflows that perform a function if a certain condition…

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Google’s Diversity Efforts Show Scant Progress

Alphabet’s Google on Thursday released data on its two-year-old initiative to create a more diverse US workforce, saying it had more black, Latino and female employees but still lagged its goal of mirroring the population. The company released its diversity figures for the first time in 2014 and sparked a conversation among Silicon Valley tech companies that led many of its closest competitors to follow suit. Google’s overall percentage of non-white, non-Asian employees in the United States did not move at all in 2015 from the year before, remaining at…

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Facebook Launches Human-Curated Events and Slideshow Movie-Maker

Facebook is introducing a human-curated list of Featured Events. The new Facebook feature will be currently limited to iOS users in the US and will be available specifically in 10 cities. Additionally, Facebook will start offering an inbuilt slideshow movie-maker option to its users. TechCrunch reports that the new Featured Events will appear on top of the list of upcoming meetings. Notably,Facebook’s Events has been available to users since long and is reportedly used by roughly 550 million users each month. The feature previously recommended Events to users based on…

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Netflix Says Working on Bringing Original Content to India

The US-based on-demand streaming website Netflix arrived in the country five months ago and after facing initial hiccups, is geared up to overturn the viewing habits of Indians by acquiring recent Bollywood titles, memorable classic titles and the best of regional cinema (Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi), a top Netflix executive has said. “It’s early days in India and there’s still much to learn and discover so that we can keep making the Netflix experience better. We are pleased with how consumers in India are discovering Netflix. They like the…

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Amazon Launches AmazonFresh Food Service in Parts of London

Amazon launched a British version of its AmazonFresh food delivery service on Thursday in a long-anticipated move by the world’s largest online retailer to break into the UK grocery market. Britain has one of the world’s most developed online markets, with the big four supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Wal-Mart’s Asda and Morrisons competing with specialist delivery firm Ocado. The market is nevertheless predicted to nearly double to GBP 17.2 billion ($25 billion) in the five years to 2020, according to industry research group IGD. “We are launching with a comprehensive offer…

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Snapdeal Opens Data Sciences Centre in California

Online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday said it has established a data sciences centre in San Carlos, California to get top global talent and build high-value solutions. The centre will focus on big-data and advanced analytics to add clarity to Snapdeal’s consumer-centric initiatives, help shape business strategy and optimise the operational efficiencies using data. The centre is headed by Nitin Sharma, Senior Vice President, Data Sciences. “We have set up a data science engine in California, which is home to domain talent, to further augment our efforts in creating a superior…

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Japan Regulates Virtual Currency After Bitcoin Scandal

Japan has passed a law regulating virtual currency, after the country found itself at the epicentre of a multi-million dollar embezzlement scandal following the spectacular collapse of the Tokyo-based MtGox Bitcoin exchange. Once one of the largest, most established exchanges for the cryptocurrency, MtGox collapsed in 2014 after a suspected theft worth nearly half a billion dollars, which hammered the digital currency’s reputation. Japanese lawmakers passed a bill late Wednesday stipulating that all “virtual currency” exchanges must be regulated by the country’s Financial Services Agency. The new law defines a…

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