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ScoopWhoop In Trouble- How India’s Viral Content Company Lost Its Track
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ScoopWhoop In Trouble- How India’s Viral Content Company Lost Its Track

Disclaimer: The facts and incidents mentioned in the story have been already published by other media companies. We are just distributing the content supplied by third parties or subscribers. . Neither the Company nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. We don't intend to provide any opinion on the matter. The Launch It was just another evening in a Mayur Vihar's small apartment of Rishi Pratim Mukherjee. He was hanging out with two co-workers, Sriparna Tikekar and Sattvik Mishra from WebChutney, an Indian webdesign and online marketing company. A little drunk and a discussion over "listicles" the term coined because of the popular US-based internet co...
Indian Apps Asking For Permissions That Are “Too Private” To Share : Report
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Indian Apps Asking For Permissions That Are “Too Private” To Share : Report

Indian apps may be a lot kinkier when it comes to seeking permissions from a user to allow him to use its services. A report released by a survey agency reveals the ugly truth of the smartphone app developers. We have already witnessed too many cases of apps stealing user's private data or remember the time when even Google was caught saving Android user's locations, even when turned-off manually. As per the report, on an average, Indian apps seek 7.9 dangerous permissions from its users. Android classifies some permissions as 'dangerous' when the data it permits access to is very sensitive or private. Data collected after granting such permissions can be used to track user's location, to build your profile and know minute details about your life. Out of the 100 apps that Arrka...
Global Press Freedom Hit The All Time Low: Report
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Global Press Freedom Hit The All Time Low: Report

Global press freedom has recently declined to its all time low ever in 13 years in 2016 amid unprecedented threats to journalists and media outlets in major democracies. As per the research done by Freedomhouse.org only 13 percent of the world's population enjoys a Free press. Not to forget the far-reaching attacks on news media in a democratic society by Donald Trump, first as a candidate and now as the President of  United States.Borrowing a term popularized by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Trump has labeled the news media as “enemies of the people”. Yet, U.S. remains as one of the most press-friendly countries in the world, in comparison to the countries like North Korea, Turkmenistan, Iran, Syria who are designated as Not-free in the Freedom of press 2017.  While the pr...
2018 Will Be A Better Year For Indian IT: Report
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2018 Will Be A Better Year For Indian IT: Report

With the US economy doing well, Indian IT companies can look forward to a better year in 2018 on the back of growing tech spend and demand from clients, according to senior industry figures. Noting that the largest market for Indian IT companies is the US, former CFO of Infosys V Balakrishnan said their ability to grab growth opportunities is critical. "The US economy is doing extremely well. I think they are still growing 2-2.5 per cent, good growth for that economy," he told PTI. "If you look at the Gartner report, they talked about overall IT spend going up by 4-4.5 per cent this year. I think there is growth. The ability of the company to take on growth is critical. I think growth opportunities are there," added Balakrishnan. He said if the world's largest economy is doing well...
Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Forgiveness For Division Caused by his Work
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Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Forgiveness For Division Caused by his Work

Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg asked for forgiveness for ways his work was used to divide people in a Facebook posting marking the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of atonement on Saturday. “For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better,” Zuckerberg said in the post. He did not refer to specific issues in the message, which comes as Facebook and other technology companies are under increased scrutiny amid a U.S. investigation into potential Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election campaign. Facebook said on Sept. 6 it had found that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands of U.S. ads promoting divisive social and political messages in ...
How Authentic Are The Facebook Numbers : Report
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How Authentic Are The Facebook Numbers : Report

Figures Facebook Inc gives advertisers about its potential reach differ from U.S. census data, an investment analyst said on Tuesday, renewing questions about how tech companies verify the value of their digital marketing space. (more…)
Taking Photos Really Helps You Remember Experiences: Study
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Taking Photos Really Helps You Remember Experiences: Study

Taking photos may actually help you remember the visual details of your encounters, whether it is lying on the beach, touring a museum, or just waiting in line at the grocery store, a study suggests. "Our research is novel because it shows that photo-taking itself improves memory for visual aspects of an experience but can hurt memory for non-visual aspects, like auditory details," researchers said. Previous research has suggested that being able to take photographs or consult the internet may allow us to outsource our memory, freeing up cognitive resources but potentially impairing our ability to remember. Researchers, including those from New York University in the US, hypothesised that this offloading effect may hold for factual information, but might not apply when it comes to the...
Smartphone Manufacturing Industry To Reach Rs 1.35 Lakh Cr by 2020: Report
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Smartphone Manufacturing Industry To Reach Rs 1.35 Lakh Cr by 2020: Report

Indian mobile phone manufacturing industry is estimated to reach Rs 1.35 lakh crore by 2019-20, says a report. "The size of the domestic mobile manufacturing industry in FY (financial year) 2019-20 is expected to be Rs 1,35,000 crore as compared to Rs 94,000 crore in FY 2016-17. For smartphones, the market size of domestic manufacturing in FY 2019-20 will be Rs 1,20,200 crore," the joint report released by industry body IAMAI and Enixta Innovations said. (more…)
Fintech Among Top 5 Sectors For Funding In 2016: Deloitte
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Fintech Among Top 5 Sectors For Funding In 2016: Deloitte

Indian FinTech is one of top five markets by value of capital funding and investments in the sector with nearly USD 270 million of funding in 2016, according to a recent report. The report also noted that in medium-term fintech players will consolidate th (more…)
Indian Startup Funding Sees Major Slowdown in Jan-Mar
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Indian Startup Funding Sees Major Slowdown in Jan-Mar

The startup sector is not completely out of the woods as it saw a drop in investment of 36 per cent year on year at USD 236.81 million for the March quarter as investors are wary of early and mid-stage funding. According to a News Corp VCCEdge report, the startup sector saw 165 deals worth USD 236.81 million in the January- March quarter of 2017 while in the same period last year, it stood at USD 368.68 million by way of 314 deals. The report noted that early-stage funding went down as investors preferred to pump in money late. Angel and seed investments slumped both in volume and value terms, with deal volumes down to half with 120 deals in January-March compared to 245 in the same period of 2016. "A rise in Series-B funding even as seed and Series-A funding trends show a decl...
Average Size of Startup Funding Up 27% to Rs 4.6 Cr: Report
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Average Size of Startup Funding Up 27% to Rs 4.6 Cr: Report

The average size of Startup Funding received from angel investors grew 27 per cent to Rs 4.67 crore in 2015, from Rs 1.06 crore in 2009, a report said. Also, the average investments made by these angel investors individually saw an annual growth rate of 34 per cent from Rs 0.21 crore in 2009 to Rs 1.69 crore in 2015, according to the '2016 India Venture Capital and Private Equity Report on Start-Ups' by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras). "Start-ups have an important role to play in the modern innovation economy. The national government has recognised this and start-ups have emerged as a focus area for policy making now," IIT Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said. This report provides an interesting commentary on the trends in start-ups and the start-up ecosyste...
$943 Million – the Loss to Indian Economy From Internet Shutdowns
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$943 Million – the Loss to Indian Economy From Internet Shutdowns

22 internet shutdowns that occurred in India between 2015 to 2016 cost the country’s economy an astonishing $968 million, contributing to a total global cost of $2.4 billion, says Darrell West in a study published by Centre for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution. Citing the example of one such instance West says India disrupted Internet services in response to concerns over students cheating on exams. An Indian official said, "considering the sensitive nature of the exam for recruitment of talents, internet service providers have been asked to shut down all internet-based social media services from 9am to 1 pm to prevent the mobile misuse during exams. " In many other instances, Regional Indian officials also ordered disruptions in response to public security concerns. ...