Ayankesh Mallick

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How 2 startups got my attention by being smart and personal

For startups, pitching press can be a minefield. It’s easy to get caught in the maelstrom of a busy inbox, so some founders go too far and enter the ‘creepy zone’ by pitching from the bathroom or sending overly personal Facebook messages. Do that, and journalists won’t want anything to do with …

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Leaked Comcast memo reportedly admits data caps aren't about improving network performance

Public relations would also prefer that you stop calling it a data cap<p>Comcast is unleashing its PR machine to try to manage the controversy around its home broadband data caps. After recently expanding its "trial" 300GB monthly data cap in several cities around the Southeastern US, it looks like …

Dell almost bought EMC in 2002, but Michael Dell blocked the deal

For Dell, the goal here is to use EMC's storage know-how to diversify its business, as a shrinking PC market threatens the company's future.<p>The deal was led by Dell founder and CEO Michael S. Dell personally, alongside private equity firm Silver Lake.<p>The funny part here is that back in 2002, this …

Former ISIS hostage says 'Jihadi John' beat him, forced him to dance Tango

A Danish photographer who endured months of torture at the hands of Islamic State extremists says the terrorist killer known as “Jihadi John” forced him to stand for days and dance the Tango at a prison in Syria.<p>Daniel Rye Ottosen, 26-- the last ISIS hostage to be released alive last June-- …

Elon Musk said when Tesla was founded, he thought the company would ‘most likely die’

"If you would have asked me at the beginning of Tesla if I would have thought that we would be here, I would have said 'no.' I thought we would most likely not succeed. I thought we would most likely die," Musk said in a recent interview with Marketplace.<p>Of course, there days Tesla can't seem to …

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Id in the times of beef ban

It may be a cattle market, but only sheep, decorated and painted in multiple colours, are on offer for Id-ul-Adha.<p>The largest cattle market in the …

War and Peace: Ad blocker dev Marco Arment pulls #1 rated app over guilty conscience

Apple’s support for building Safari ad blockers in iOS 9 was sure to be controversial as they negatively and directly impact writers/publications like us here at 9to5Mac and others that rely on advertising for revenue. And while a few ad blockers climbed the App Store’s top paid chart this week, …

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