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Xiaomi Launches Mi Water Purifier 2, Mi Router 3, and New Bluetooth Speaker

At a media event on Tuesday, Xiaomi announced its Mi Ecosystem sub-brand. The company also took the opportunity to unveil the first product in that lineup, the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker. At the event, the Chinese technology conglomerate also announced refresh of many of its

Amaya’s CEO Takes Leave Amid Insider Trading Probe

The chair and chief executive of the world’s largest online gaming company has stepped back from the company after being charged with insider trading and stock manipulation, Amaya announced Tuesday. David Baazov, 35, “is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from the company,” it said in

Nasscom Says It Welcomes 100 Percent FDI in Online Marketplaces

Indian IT industry’s representative body Nasscom on Tuesday welcomed the opening up the retail e-commerce segment to 100 percent foreign equity through the clause of automatic route. “The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) guidelines are an indication of the government identifying the segment as an

Instagram’s New Algorithm Promises Most Favorable Sorting

Instagram on Tuesday announced plans to dump chronological posts in favor of algorithmic recommendations. Users miss about 70 percent of the content that flows through their feeds, which the company attributed to its growth and its system for ordering content. The new algorithm, which will begin rolling

Google Reports Web Traffic Encryption Progress

Google this week launched a section of its transparency report to track the progress of efforts to encrypt the Web, by both the company and third-party sites estimated to account for about 25 percent of Web traffic. The report will be updated weekly with information about progress

Amazon Sizes Up UK Restaurant Delivery Market

Amazon.com Inc has begun surveying UK customers about their use of restaurant delivery services, in what analysts said was likely the first step in an international expansion of a business it rolled out in the United States last September. In recent days, the online retailer sent its

US IRS Breach Bigger Than First Thought, With Over 700,000 Victims

The IRS said Friday that the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 – more than double the agency’s previous estimate. The tax collecting agency said 390,000 more taxpayer accounts may have compromised than the 334,000 it warned

US: Sophisticated Attackers Hacked Ukrainian Electric Grid

A US investigation found that a December hack on the Ukrainian power grid was coordinated and highly sophisticated. The report released Thursday offers a detailed look at one of the first cyber-attacks to succeed in taking down part of a national power grid. The well-planned strike, which

Google’s Project Shield defends small websites from DDoS bombardment

Google’s Project Shield is aiming to protect news reporting and free expression on the web, and has opened itself up to applications for free protection from DDoS attacks. DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, as you’re likely aware, involve the flooding of the victim with huge amounts