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Will India go cashless if mobile payments take off?

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Mobile

WhatsApp is now free and promises to stay ad-free

WhatsApp is dropping its subscription fees to access the popular messaging service. WhatsApp introduced the fees a few years ago, forcing new users to pay an annual 99 cents subscription after the first year. "As we've grown, we've found that this approach hasn't worked well," admits WhatsApp in a …

Apps

Executive Viewpoint 2015 Prediction: Shippable | Virtual

In 2014, we saw the coming out party for container technology, especially Docker. In 2015, we’ll see it move from just a big idea to become a core …

CoreOS Release Rocket and App Container Specification v0.3.1.

CoreOS have released v0.3.1. of the Rocket container runtime and associated App Container (appc) specification, which includes new user-facing …

DevOps

The art of learning OpenStack

Trying to learn more about what OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project, might have to offer? Need some help figuring something out, …

Red Hat

Was 2014 the end of enterprise computing?

Image copyright .It’s been just over a year since I left Netflix and joined Battery Ventures. So it seemed appropriate (if a couple of weeks late) to …

Online

HP acquires data-security firm Voltage to build out its cloud offerings

With today’s acquisition of a data security firm, Hewlett-Packard is marking a push toward cloud-based security products.<p>HP announced a deal with data-encryption firm Voltage Security, the details of which it did not disclose. However, HP says Voltage will join the ranks of its Atalla Solutions …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Hot Celebrity Pictures from the Globes

The internet of things may be new, but Qualcomm is relying on its past for a connected future

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Qualcomm’s chips power more smartphones than that of any company and that’s a big help as connections evolve beyond phones to …

Sprint undercuts AT&T, Verizon with $20, 1GB family data plan

At $20, Sprint is offering twice as much data as Verizon and more than three times the data as AT&T.<p>The wireless wars over family plans continue, with Sprint once again taking it up a notch.<p>Sprint on Wednesday introduced a low-end family data plan that includes 1GB of data for $20 a month, …

Customers

The Extended Network Requires Security That’s the Same, Only Different

When I was in grade school, my best friend had a favorite saying whenever he disagreed with somebody’s observation that two things were really similar. “It’s the same, only different,” he would quip. Though this phrase was mostly intended to be flippant and evoke an emotional response from the …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

Associated Press News

Teens’ photo feed is a viral hit – and a copyright conundrum

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Hans Gutman<p>A popular Twitter account run by two teenagers publishes historical photos of everything from mall rats to …

IO launches an OpenStack cloud running on open source servers

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Modular data center expert IO is getting into the cloud provider business, launching a new service called IO.Cloud that’s …

Streamnation 2.0 lets you easily share ripped movies with friends

Streamnation (formerly Stream Nation) is one of the most comprehensive solutions we've tested for storing and streaming your photos and videos, and today, it gets a bit better. The service now lets you share movies and TV shows you've ripped to your computer (and then uploaded to the cloud) with …

Anki Brings Videogames to Life With Robotic Toy Cars

Anki co-founder Hanns Tappeiner places two palm-sized toy cars onto a flat, rolled-out mat and gives them a little shove. They start zooming around …

In the internet of things, let things remain things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sam72<p>There’s a famous adage in programming that goes “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Google's new 'Chromebook for everyone' is a sleek 11-inch HP laptop

At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available to order from …

Breaking Bad finale set to be most pirated show of the year

TorrentFreak says that 12 hours after final episode, watched by 10.3m in the US, the show had been downloaded 500,000 times<p>The finale of Breaking Bad is already the most pirated episode of the hit show, according to industry estimates, after setting new TV ratings records in the US.<p>Just 12 hours …

Bloomberg.com

Trending<p>GoPro Surges on Report That Xiaomi Has Considered an Offer<p>Updated an hour ago 1<p>Share on FacebookShare on Twitter<p>Fed's Core-Inflation Gauge …

Grand Theft Auto

John McCain's Response To Vladimir Putin's Op-Ed Is Finally Here, And It Is Blistering

"President Putin doesn't believe in these values because he doesn't believe in you. He doesn't believe that human nature at liberty can rise above its weaknesses and build just, peaceful, prosperous societies," McCain wrote.<p>"Or, at least, he doesn't believe Russians can. So he rules by using those …

Russia

Suspect in India bomb attacks escapes

An Indian man accused of involvement in deadly bomb attacks five years ago has escaped from a court in Mumbai, prompting a massive manhunt, according to police.<p>Afzal Usmani, allegedly a member of a home-grown armed group known as the Indian Mujahideen, was appearing in court on Friday to hear …

DotCloud Pivots And Wins Big With Docker, The Cloud Service Now Part Of Red Hat OpenShift

DotCloud is a great example of a startup with a pivot that worked. The proof of that is in a new partnership that marries its Docker open-source app portability project with Red Hat and its OpenShift platform-as-a-service (PaaS).<p>Docker is a lightweight Linux app container that DotCloud originally …

A New Touch for iPhone

Apple brings out a new top-of-the-line iPhone model every year, but a redesign only every other year. In the intervening cycles, the company tends to …

Barack Obama, the 98-pound weakling

So, let me get this straight. Some red lines cannot be crossed, and gassing Syrian children is one of them. That’s what Barack Obama told us Tuesday evening. “The images from this massacre are sickening,” he said. “Men, women, children lying in rows, killed by poison gas, others foaming at the …