Tag "internet"

India has the 2nd highest number of mobile game addicts in the world

By : CIOL Writers

With the ever increasing smartphone penetration, the love for mobile games has also been seeing an upward trend. Gaming has been a crucial part of the mobile industry since the launch of the App Store in 2008. For seven years

Google launches an initiative to teach kids about online safety

By : CIOL Writers

Advancing technology with ever increasing digital push across the globe means that one in every three children below the age of 8 years has access to the Internet. But given the vulnerability of the digital world, it is important to

Internet adoption in India is growing but still a long road ahead: Mary Meeker report

By : CIOL Writers

The spreading wings of India in the Web world are once again in focus with the Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2017 report. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the technology industry giving us

Delhi emerges as top-ranked state in internet readiness index

By : CIOL Writers

Delhi has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of overall “internet readiness” due to better e-infrastructure and e-participation, according to a survey conducted by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm Nielsen. As per the report, titled

Indian govt partners Google India for Internet safety awareness

By : CIOL Writers

The government of India has collaborated with Google India for raising awareness about the Internet safety among consumers. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs, C R Chaudhary, said the department is

ACT Fibernet launches 1Gbps wired broadband service in India starting with Hyderabad

By : CIOL Writers

ACT Fibernet, an Indian telecommunications company, is making the high-speed internet connection, which was available only for enterprises, accessible for every individual. ACT Fibernet has announced the launch of 1Gbps wired broadband internet service in India. The high-speed broadband connectivity

Only 23pc of parents monitor their kids’ internet activity

By : CIOL Writers

In today’s social media age, there are an array of tools that parents can use to oversee their kids’ online behaviour; however, only 23 percent of parents monitor the internet activity. According to ‘New Family Dynamics in a Connected World’,

TRAI mulling over broadband connectivity via cable TV network

By : CIOL Writers

TRAI Chairman R S Sharma has said that 500 million people can be provided broadband connectivity in a short span of time by leveraging the already present digital cable TV network. “We have made a number of recommendation and our

India’s internet speed is the lowest in APAC at 4.1 Mbps

By : CIOL Writers

According to Akamai Technologies’ Third Quarter 2016 State of the Internet Report, India has 30 percent connections above the 4 Mbps, while the adoption of high speed broadband in India is only 6.6 percent for 10 Mbps and above and 2.6

Global average connection speed up by 14pc but India continues to lag behind

By : CIOL Writers

Global average connection speed increased 14 percent year over year for the second quarter of 2016. However, despite this, India once again had the lowest average connection speeds among surveyed countries in the region at 3.6 Mbps, according to Second

Can Internet influence a healthy lifestyle?

By : CIOL Writers

We see hundreds of health and fashion-centric videos on social media every day that are liked and shared by millions. Surprisingly, these people not just share these videos but also try to learn and implement them in real life, says

SpaceX explosion shatters Zuckerberg’s Internet.org dreams

By : CIOL Writers

When aSpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test at Cape Canaveral, the explosion destroyed not just some satellite but also Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts at making Internet.org a reality. Though there were no injuries involved, the

Indian Govt may allow WiFi on flights soon

By : CIOL Writers

Indian carriers don’t offer Internet on flights which are often quite frustrating for passengers. But this may soon change for better as the government is considering allowing WiFi on board. Aviation secretary R.N. Choubey on Wednesday said (via Livemint), that

India expected to have 730mn internet users by 2020

By : CIOL Writers

India is expected to have 730 million internet users by 2020, with more than seven out of 10 new users coming from rural areas, according to a new report by The National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) and

US to hand over its power on the internet to ICANN

By : CIOL Writers

The US will be ceding its powers of the internet’s naming system to a multi-stakeholder body as of October 1, ending the nearly 20-year transfer to a private party, despite Republican ire. The Domain Naming System, DNS, pairs the easy-to-remember

Cognitive offloading: How Google is affecting human memory

By : CIOL Writers

My mom is a year short of 60 but she remembers at least twenty mobile phone numbers of people close to her including me who changes her number almost every year being constantly on the move. Not that, she doesn’t

Facebook testing Express WiFi service in India

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has launched new paid internet service called Express WiFi that allows India’s mobile phone owners in underserved locations to purchase data from local internet service providers in order to access the internet. A pilot version of the program, in

Free ‘.bharat’ domain name with ‘.in’ purchase

By : CIOL Writers

Recognizing that language is a barrier in attracting new internet users, the government of India will provide complimentary ‘.bharat’ domain name available for one year on the purchase of ‘.in’, in order to create an ecosystem for various modes of

Masaya volcano in Nicaragua to be connected to the internet

By : CIOL Writers

Technology is slowly and steadily bringing every nook of the world in the digital connectivity domain. Scientists are now planning to use this means to gather data to better predict when a volcano will erupt. General Electric (GE) in partnership

16-24 year olds in the UK spend 9hrs each day on the web

By : CIOL Writers

UK’s fixation with the internet has scaled new heights eventually leading to lost sleep, neglected housework and less time spent with friends and family for many. A study by media and telecoms regulator Ofcom named annual Communications Market Report gives