Amazon, Grofers, Big Basket May Invest $695 Million in Food Retail

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Instagram Begins Blurring Sensitive Content, Two-Factor Authentication Now Available to All

Instagram in the past few months has been rolling out tools to curb harmful or explicit content on its app. Late last year, the company added a comments moderation tool that lets you list offensive or inappropriate words. Now, the Facebook-owned photo sharing company will blur posts that have been reported by users, marking them as “sensitive”. Sac Kanken The new feature will be available globally in the coming weeks. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren zwart asics pas cher Instagram Begins Blurring Sensitive Content, Two-Factor Authentication Now Available to All Instagram largely manages to ban extreme content like nudity, but many a times some posts sneak past the company’s guidelines. Cheap Nike Air Max Trainers 2017 nike air max 1 pas cher These photos or videos are usually reported by users but are rarely taken down by the company. nike air max 2017 pas cher The new tool will blur oft reported posts so that you know it contains sensitive, abusive or violent content. Fjallraven Kanken 7L Of course, for those who wish to see the post anyway can simply tap on it to reveal the photo or video, the company says in a blog post. Goedkoop Nike Air Max 2017 Koop Fjallraven Kanken Another new feature being rolled is the two-factor authentication for better security. The feature has been around for a few members but will now roll out to users worldwide. By enabling the feature, you will be sent a code via SMS every time you log in. Soldes Asics 2017 You should also make sure that the number registered on your Instagram account is your current number so that you receive the text code. Fjällräven Kånken Barn You can enable the feature by tapping on the gear icon in your profile page and enabling the option “Require Security Code” under “Two-Factor Authentication.” Apart from announcing the new features, Instagram also shared that “tens of thousands of Instagrammers all over the world will come together for Worldwide InstaMeet 15” on March 25 and 26. The company in encouraging its users to spread kindness through these InstaMeets. Those interested can join or create an InstaMeet around their location. Instagram’s parent company Facebook has in the recent months faced a lot of criticism regarding the spread of fake news and abusive content. Nike 2017 Pas Cher The social media giant has been rolling out a number of different tools to keep this in check including launching a “disputed” tag for stories that are deemed false.

Amazon Said to Have In-Principle Agreement to Buy Dubai-Based Internet Retailer Inc has agreed in principle to buy Dubai-based Internet retailer, one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday., which sells consumer electronics, fashion, household items and other goods, lays claim on its website to being the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world. Amazon Said to Have In-Principle Agreement to Buy Dubai-Based Internet Retailer For Amazon, offers expertise and a foothold in a region where e-commerce is expanding quickly thanks to a young and tech-savvy population. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are among the top markets worldwide for mobile phone penetration. Amazon declined to comment, and a spokesperson for did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Sources did not disclose the price of the deal. The company has raised $425 million (roughly Rs. 2,778 crores) since its founding in 2005, according to CrunchBase. It was reported to be valued at $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,539 crores) at the time of its latest funding round last year, but sources said the deal was worth less than that. Still, the deal is large for Amazon, a company that has preferred building its own operations to making acquisitions. Its largest deal was for live-streaming gaming network Twitch, which it acquired for $970 million in cash in 2014. Nike Air Max Goedkoop Scott Jacobson, managing director of Madrona Venture Group and formerly a senior manager at Amazon, said Amazon did not have a lot of personnel or infrastructure in the Middle East to serve as the backbone of a retail operation, which could make an acquisition more appealing. That is in contrast to India, where Amazon already had offices and large teams of engineers prior to launching its e-commerce operations in that country. “Mobile device penetration is quite high” in the Middle East, particularly for smartphones, Jacobson said. Nike Sko Norge “Pair that with a significant population and healthy GDP per capita in countries like Saudi Arabia and in the UAE, and those factors make it an interesting market.” Goldman Sachs acted as adviser for and helped to arrange the deal, two sources told Reuters. nike air max 2017 goedkoop There has been speculation about deal talks for months. A Bloomberg report in January said possible buyers including Amazon and India’s Flipkart had walked away. One of the sources close to the deal said it gave Amazon a foothold in the region without having to deal with bureaucratic hurdles such as getting regulatory approvals from each country and signing up vendors and suppliers. Chaussure Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11 Another benefit may be the high price of some of the imports sought by wealthy Middle Easterners. “Western products and brands which are big in the United States and the UK sell really well,” said Guru Hariharan, a former Amazon manager and now chief executive of retail technology company Boomerang Commerce. Fjallraven Kanken Large Shoppers “are ready to pay a 50 percent to 100 percent premium on an average basis (particularly) for the high-end brands,” he said. Fjällräven Kånken Mini initially launched as an Internet auction site and has developed into a retailer and marketplace for third-party vendors. Interest is growing in the region’s e-commerce market, estimated to be worth $20 billion in 2016. Last year Emirati businessman Mohamed Alabbar teamed up with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and other private investors to launch a $1 billion Middle East-focused e-commerce platform. “Amazon acquired the Chinese e-commerce company to establish a beachhead in China in the early days of online shopping, and we believe can take lessons from that experience to better manage the growth opportunity in the Middle East,” Baird Equity Research analyst Colin Sebastian said in a note.

Paytm Partners to Expand Accommodation Choices

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Instagram Stories launches geostickers as its Snap attack continues

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Instagram’s geostickers look almost identical to Snapchat’s, seen here

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Twitter is getting rid of the egg avatar (because that will totally fix the abuse problem)

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Facebook Unveils New Shopping Ad Format ‘Collection’

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The most important internet companies you haven’t heard of

The most important internet companies you haven't heard of

Important internet companies

We all know who the big internet players are: Amazon, Google, eBay. But while they’re all big organisations with huge influence, other key internet companies are virtually unknown beyond their own boardrooms. Sometimes that’s because they operate in different territories – you can be big in China without anybody in the West knowing your name – and sometimes it’s because they don’t sell their products to end users, but to other tech firms. And sometimes it’s because they just don’t see the need to have a high profile. Here are some of the biggest names you might not know about, and why they matter to the internet. Adidas Zx 850 Heren


Akami You might not know Akamai, but you’d know if it fell over: its content delivery network serves up to 30% of all web traffic, with clients including Apple, Facebook, eBay and Google. Its network consists of servers scattered around the globe, and it’s a simple idea that requires serious engineering: when you request the website of an Akamai customer or content from that site, your request is routed to a perfect copy on the Akamai server closest to you. Fjallraven Kanken Sale Mini

Tier 1 Providers

Tier 1 Tier 1 networks are internet networks that can reach every other tier 1 network, and they’re effectively the backbone of the internet (although if we’re being pedantic, they’re the networks that connect directly to the internet backbone. soldes chaussures adidas Don’t write in). Providers include AT&T, British Telecom, Equant, InfoNet and MCI, organisations who own what are essentially the motorways of the internet: tier 1 networks have the highest speed connections and very reliable networks, and their providers own the infrastructure rather than renting it from somebody else. nike air zoom schoenen

Digital River

Digital River Digital River doesn’t like to talk numbers very much, but we do know that in 2014 it handled an incredible $30 billion in online payments. The firm is in the commerce-as-a-service business. If you want somebody to handle your software downloads or your in-game purchases, your internet of things subscriptions or your Android apps, Digital River is the company to call. Clients include some of the world’s biggest gaming brands, as well as Samsung, Logitech, Microsoft and HTC.

Priceline Group

Priceline The travel booking website Priceline is ranked the 8th biggest Internet company by revenue, operating in more than 200 countries under the brands,,, KAYAK, and OpenTable. There’s a very good chance if you’re booking a trip or a treat, you’ll encounter one of Priceline’s brands. Last year it handled $55.5 billion in bookings.


MindGeek Mindgeek describes itself as “a leader in Web Design, IT, Web Development and SEO of… highly trafficked websites.” Yep, that means porn. It either owns or partners with adult content providers, and a spokesperson told the Irish Independent that it’s one of the top five bandwidth consumers in the world. Mindgeek owns or operates all of the sites in the PornHub network including RedTube and YouPorn and operates a number of pornographic movie studios too. Chances are, if it’s somebody’s naughty bits it’s either from a Mindgeek property or from a Mindgeek partner. Nike Schoenen Goedkoop

Jasper Technologies

Jasper Now part of Cisco’s electronic empire, Jasper provides a cloud-based software platform for Internet of Things devices, and that platform is used by networks including AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, Telstra and others as well as a whole range of household names including Amazon and General Motors, Nissan, Ford, VW and Tesla. Coca-Cola uses it for its connected vending machines and General Electric for its connected jet engines. We didn’t even know connected jet engines were a thing.


Indeed Alexa rates 54th in the US and 146th worldwide, making it much more popular than the better known is available in 50 countries and 28 languages, and it grabs jobs listings from thousands of different websites – jobs boards, newspapers, corporate “work for us” pages – to make jobseekers’ lives as easy as possible. The UK version alone added 237,897 new jobs in the last seven days.


Rakuten No, not the ecommerce website at, which has stopped operations as of August 2016: we mean the much more important Rakuten, Inc, whose Rakuten Ichiba is the biggest e-commerce site in Japan. Its businesses include online retail, travel and hotel booking, online video and banking. Rakuten, Inc did own – it acquired and rebranded it – but when the UK government closed the VAT loophole that enabled Play to offer lower prices the investment lost much of its appeal.

Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group Alibaba isn’t a company, it’s a Chinese conglomerate whose parts include the eBay-esque Taobao, the marketplace, the Alipay payments service and a growing presence in offline retail too. The group’s revenue was a whopping 101.1 billion Chinese Yuan (around £11.55 billion) in its most recent financial year. The group began as a business to business website for matching Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers, and it’s now the world’s largest retailer.


Tencent Tencent is another Chinese giant. Compra Mochilas Kanken Baratas It’s one of the world’s largest internet companies, with interests including social networks, web portals, online commerce, e-payment systems and multiplayer gaming. Its Tencent QQ is hugely popular in China, as is its web portal, and in 2015 its market value cracked the $200 billion mark. In the West, it’s best known for its WeChat social mobile app, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world.


Softbank Japan’s Softbank is a truly massive telecommunications and internet corporation, with divisions delivering broadband, telephone, e-commerce, semiconductor design and various technological services. Ranked the 62nd biggest public company in the world and the third largest in Japan, it increased its market cap by an incredible 557% between 2009 and 2014. In addition to its own businesses it has partnerships with Yahoo and E-Trade, it has significant investments in Alibaba and Sprint and it’s a member of the Open Handset Alliance.

Facebook Now Lets You Wish Friends Happy Birthday With a Video Message

Facebook Now Lets You Wish Friends Happy Birthday With a Video Message Facebook users must be familiar with birthday wall posts that sound almost robotic, such as “HBD” and “Happy Birthday.” Facebook will soon offer users an alternative way to wish their friends and families on their birthday – video messages. The social network has started rolling out a new feature dubbed ‘Birthday Video Cam’ that lets you say “Happy Birthday” to friends via video. nike tn requin The feature has been launched on the iOS app, and is expected to be available on more platforms soon. Goedkoop Nike Air Max 2017 With the new 15-seconds ‘Birthday Video Cam’, Facebook wants to encourage people to interact via videos rather than just texts. Users will be prompted about the new ‘Birthday Video Cam’ feature on the wall of the user whose birthday it is and will show a pop-up message at the bottom that says, “Record a birthday video.” TechCrunch has shared a screenshot that shows the new feature on the Facebook for iOS app. baskets noires Asics Lyte Jogger Apart from recording the video, the feature also lets users add various effects including frames before sharing it on the friend’s wall. Facebook, which recently confirmed that it has a user base of nearly 1.6 billion, has been lately pushing videos on the platform. Air Max Pas Cher Last year, the company released an array of features aimed at increasing videos views on the social network. Nike Air Max Dames It launched the suggested videos feature which started showing up on website and apps displaying rows of related snippets after someone viewed a clip from News Feed. The company last year rolled out auto playing videos on its website as well as apps.

Donald Trump Picks Net Neutrality Opponents to Lead FCC Transition

Donald Trump Picks Net Neutrality Opponents to Lead FCC TransitionUS President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of experts to focus on new policies at the Federal Communications Commission signals a regime that will have a “lighter” touch on regulation and be more likely to favour large mergers in telecom industries, analysts said. chaussures nike air max pas cher Economist Jeff Eisenach and former Sprint Corp lobbyist Mark Jamison were named by Trump’s transition team to oversee hiring and policy for the FCC. They both oppose some recent telecom industry regulations resisted by telecom and cable heavyweights such as Comcast Corp and AT&T Inc and have voiced support for mega mergers in the past. nike air max chaussures vente The FCC is composed of five commissioners, including one designated as chairman, who are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. air max pas cher pour homme Only three commissioners can be from the same political party and Trump’s pick for FCC chairman would tip the balance in favour of Republicans. The addition of Eisenach and Jamison to Trump’s “landing team” on Monday come as the Republican president-elect puts together a team to staff various government departments and agencies after he succeeds Democratic President Barack Obama on January 20. The two appointments are harbingers of “a more typical Republican FCC that is lighter on regulation and more focused on competition,” said Roger Entner, an analyst at Recon Analytics. Goedkoop Nike Air Max “The focus will be more on reducing regulation than creating new ones.” That would be in stark contrast to the Obama administration’s FCC that enacted or proposed a handful of new industry rules and disapproved some proposed combinations, including Comcast’s bid for Time Warner Cable and AT&T’s attempt to buy T-Mobile .The FCC under Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Democrat, has had a rocky relationship with large telecom companies, some of which strongly opposed the agency’s 2015 net neutrality or open Internet rules. The rules, which require Internet service providers to treat all data equally and bar them from obstructing or slowing down consumer access to web content, were seen as a major victory for Internet businesses like Alphabet Inc’s Google that offer services but do not own Internet networks. Goedkoop Adidas NEO nike air max 90 soldes ‘Pro-business policy’ Eisenach has supported mergers such as AT&T and T-Mobile as well as Sprint and T-Mobile that were dismissed by regulators during Obama’s administration, according to analysts. air max pas cher He is known in telecom circles for having a “pro-business” mindset, New Street Research analyst Spencer Kurn said. goedkoop nike air max 2016 “Whoever gets picked (as FCC chairman) is likely going to implement a similar pro-business policy,” Kurn said. Eisenach, who was previously tapped by the Trump campaign as an adviser on technology and telecom policy, is currently a managing director at consulting firm NERA Economic Consulting’s communications, media and internet practise. He previously held advisory roles at the US Federal Trade Commission and the White House Office of Management and Budget. In 2014, he testified in the US Senate against net neutrality rules, arguing there was no need for new regulation as existing antitrust rules, while “not perfect,” offered safeguards against concerns about the business practices of internet service providers. Jamison is the director of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida. Scarpe Adidas Like Eisenach, he has strongly disagreed in his publications with Wheeler’s rules, including net neutrality and a proposal to open up the market for rented pay-TV set-top boxes. air max pas cher That measure was aimed at breaking the telecom and cable companies’ grip on the $20 billion market and bringing in players such as Google and Apple in an effort to lower prices for consumers. Fjällräven Kånken Väska Some analysts said the appointments also raised questions over whether Trump would carry out his campaign pledge to kill AT&T’s $85.4 billion proposal to buy Time Warner.