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    Nazara to Publish Mobile Games for Amar Chitra Katha

    Aside from having a deal for games based on Chhota Bheem and Zeptolab’s Cut the Rope, Nazara Games will be publishing games based on Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle’s extensive roster of well-known characters. “We would like to see gaming revenues contribute anything between five and 10 percent of our total revenues in two years […]

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    Facebook Adds Android App Support for Anonymity Service Tor

    Users of Facebook Inc’s Android app can now privately browse the world’s largest social network through the anonymity service Tor, the company said on Tuesday. The feature expands a collaboration that allowed Facebook users to directly access its site via Tor’s browser on personal computers. It comes as policymakers and technology companies debate whether digital […]

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    Google Unveils Virtual Tour of Buckingham Palace

    Web surfers will be able to peek into the gilded interiors of Queen Elizabeth II’s home in a new virtual reality tour launched by Google on Wednesday. Buckingham Palace, the queen’s primary residence, has opened its doors to the tech giant for 360-degree photos of some of its richly-decorated rooms. The tour can be viewed […]

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    Mozilla Co-Founder Brendan Eich Unveils Ad-Blocking Browser ‘Brave’

    Brave Software, a startup spearheaded by Mozilla co-founder and former CEO Brendan Eich – also known as the creator of JavaScript, has launched an early version of a new Web browser. The browser blocks intrusive advertisements, the kinds that slow the performance and the loading speed of a website. It also restricts the loading of […]

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    FreeCharge Partners MasterCard, Yes Bank to Launch Virtual Card

    Mobile wallet player FreeCharge has launched its new virtual card ‘FreeCharge Go’, in partnership with Yes Bank and powered by MasterCard. The integration is now live, and enables universal payments of its app online and offline through a prepaid virtual card, which can be activated in a few seconds, the company said. (Also read: FreeCharge […]

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    GM Unites Car-Sharing Services Under New Brand ‘Maven’

    The final destination is a mystery, but General Motors is taking another step on its fast-moving journey into new ways of getting around. The company on Thursday announced that it’s formed a brand called “Maven” that will run its car-sharing ventures, including a new one that will begin competing with ZipCar next month in Ann […]

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    Uber Could Double Investment in India if Returns Are Good, Says CEO

    Uber could double its current committed investment of $1 billion in India if it sees more than five times the return, its co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick said today. “If we see five times the return on our spending, we would spend $2 billion (roughly Rs. 13,600 crores) instead of $1 billion (roughly Rs. […]

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    Tinder Adds STD Testing Locator, Ending Feud With Non-Profit

    A feud between the operator of popular “hook-up” software and a leading sexual health advocacy group was settled on Thursday after the dating site agreed to add links to sexually transmitted disease testing locations. The battle between dating site Tinder and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation stretches back to last fall when the Los Angeles based […]

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    Anonymous Messaging App ‘Blindspot’ Stirs Controversy in Israel

    A new Israeli app launched by a company with investors including Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj has been accused of encouraging teen bullying and Internet trolls. The Blindspot app allows users to send anonymous messages, photos and videos to their contacts without the receiver being able to trace it. It has shot towards the top of […]

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    Spanish Regulator Urges Removal of Obstacle to Uber’s Return

    Taxi-hailing service Uber could see a temporary ban in Spain overturned after a regulator said on Thursday it had asked the government to remove restrictions on its service, saying they were anti-competitive. Uber, embroiled in disputes with authorities around the world after aggressive international expansion,suspended its service in Spain in 2014 when a judge imposed […]

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    Microsoft Mimicker Alarm App Launched for Android

    Microsoft Garage, responsible for Invite, Send, Next Lock Screen, Snip, Guardian, and Parchi apps, has launched an alarm app for Android called Mimicker Alarm. The Android app helps you wake up by forcing you to play a game. You can choose which one out of the three games you want to play. The options include […]

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    QuizUp Gets $7.5 Million in Investment From Glu Mobile

    Glu Mobile, publisher of games such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Frontline Commando, has announced that it is investing $7.5 million (approximately Rs. 50.7 crores) in the parent company of mobile trivia game QuizUp, Iceland-based Plain Vanilla Games. This comes in part due to last year’s deal between Plain Vanilla and Universal Television (NBC) to […]