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Facebook shuts down Free Basics in India

Social networking giant Facebook on Thursday pulled the plug on its controversy-ridden 'Free Basics' programme in India, days after telecom regulator Trai barred operators from charging discriminatory rates for Internet

Andreessen's tweer 'deeply upsetting': Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has distanced himself from the controversial comments on India made by social media giant's board member Marc Andreessen, saying they were "deeply upsetting" and did not represent the company's thinking.

Capgemini to complete IGATE merger by June

French IT major Capgemini will complete integration of business with IGATE, which it had acquired in a $4-billion deal, by June and said that none of the 88,000 jobs in

Andreessen offends India with single tweet

Silicon Valley venture capital partners Marc Andreessen and Benedict Evans set off a global tweet storm by criticising India’s decision to block a free internet service from Facebook, then suggesting

Zuckerberg upset with Trai decision, but won’t give up

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Expressing disappointment on India’s decision on net neutrality, Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has said he is committed to keep working to break

Nokia, IIT-Madras sign research pact

Telecom equipment maker Nokia (the erstwhile Nokia Siemens networks) and IIT-Madras have partnered to create technology solutions that will enhance broadband connectivity in rural India.

Disappointed but will not give up: Zuckerberg

Expressing disappointment on India's decision on net neutrality, Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg has said he is committed to keep working to break down connectivity barriers in India and around the world.

Facebook's Free Basics, Airtel's Zero get big jolt

Trai bans differential data pricing, giving boost to net neutrality, the issue that triggered a big controversy, with Airtel launching its Zero platform, which would allow service providers to offer certain basic internet services to consumers for free.

Lycos to acquire Austrian TriTelA Gmbh

Internet brand Lycos said it would acquire TriTelA Gmbh, an Austrian company that owns the asset mysms messenger and the tech platforms, SPH Wien and Kika Social.

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Make in India and hate in India cannot go together: Tharoor

Taking a jibe at the Modi government, former minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said policies like 'Make in India' and hatred cannot go together as he asserted that

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