Facebook finally winded up Whatsapp acquisition completely ,now worth $21 bn

Facebook Buckleup WhatsApp purchase; deal now worth $21.8 billion ! The deal’s value raised eyebrows when it was announced on February 19, though analysts said it makes sense for Facebook to buy the popular messaging service. Facebook has winded  up its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp in a deal that is now worth $21.8 billion, up from the original $19 billion
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Indian govt launches online attendance tracking website for employees

The Indian government has launched a dedicated online tool to track attendance of the government employees. Website -http://attendance.gov.in/ – is now live with 148 registered organisations and over 49,000 registered employees. The new online attendance tool requires Aadhaar number. According to the website: “Aadhhar number is essential for registering an employee in Biometric Attendance System (BAS).
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google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging app

After losing whatsapp to facebook in a multibillion dollar acquisition bid, google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging app. which the search giant is likely to test in India and other emerging markets. Last month, Google sent top product managerNikhyl Singhal to India to do a recce of the messaging app ecosystem in the country as the company
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Bit torrent launches its Encrypted P2P chat BLEEP

In the rush of new services for consumers that are concerned about their data privacy, make room for another messaging app. Peer-to-peer file distribution service BitTorrent is today announcing the public availability of Bleep — its encrypted P2P chat app for voice calls and texts that is still in alpha — with Mac and Android
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Alibaba options likely to list on September 29 in stock exchanges

Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group’s IPO after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as US options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company. The Chinese e-commerce company’s options will be listed on
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YouTube to offer OFFLINE service in India

Google has announced that YouTube will be available to users in Offline mode in India in coming weeks. This means, users will be able to download videos in the YouTube app when they are connected on Wi-Fi, and view it later without a data connection. The feature will be useful in India which has the
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GMAIL passwords were not compromised, Assures google

Millions of leaked email passwords purported to be from Gmail accounts were likely collected over time from outside sources — such as phishing scams and hacked websites — and have affected a very small number of users, according to Google. The company said in a blog postit had “identified several listsclaiming to contain Google and
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Flipkart enters into home appliances & healthcare space

Flipkart, the poster boy of Indian ecommerce is again in the news. It has now entered into home appliances and personal healthcare space by launching a private label, Citron. Citron as a brand label includes a wide range of cooking utilities and grooming products. This is the third label that Flipkart has introduced after Flippd
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