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Malaysia Airlines becomes first airline to track fleet with satellites

Malaysia Airlines becomes first airline to track fleet with satellites

Malaysia Airlines, whose MH370 airplane vanished with 239 people onboard three years ago, has become the first airline to track its fleet of planes via satellite.  The airline signed an agreement with aerospace companies Aireon, Sitaonair and FlightAware, that will enable it to monitor its aircrafts in real time, anywhere across the world. Aireon’s new […]

How Softbank is adding spice to the Amazon-Alibaba battle in Indian e-commerce

How Softbank is adding spice to the Amazon-Alibaba battle in Indian e-commerce

Venture Beat recently published a piece headlined ‘India’s e-commerce battle is not Indian anymore’ that highlighted the battle between Amazon and China’s Alibaba Group in the world’s fastest-growing e-commerce market. But there’s probably a third player in the game too. And that is Japanese telecom and investment giant Softbank which is suddenly the buzzword in […]

People are dragging Zara for a skirt featuring an alt-right hate meme

People are dragging Zara for a skirt featuring an alt-right hate meme

Spanish fashion retailer Zara is getting dragged on Twitter for selling a skirt featuring Pepe The Frog, an internet meme which has been adopted by neo-Nazis and serves as an icon of the white nationalist alt-right movement. SEE ALSO: Pepe the Frog’s creator: ‘Pepe is love’ The denim skirt — which features two distinctly Pepe-like […]

Indonesian domestic workers are picking up coding skills on their days off

Indonesian domestic workers are picking up coding skills on their days off

Indonesia’s foreign domestic workers have a way to pick up coding skills, thanks to new courses being organised in the cities they work in. The two-month-long coding course, is being run by the Indonesian government’s Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), and is similar to one it’s already started running back home for stay-at-home mothers, called “Coding […]

China's answer to PayPal is coming to the rest of Asia

China's answer to PayPal is coming to the rest of Asia

China’s biggest mobile payments platform is spreading to the rest of Asia. Alipay, from ecommerce giant Alibaba, has a whopping 450 million users in China, who use their phones to pay friends, buy stuff online, and even offline at restaurants and merchants. On Wednesday, Ant Financial, which runs Alipay, announced its merger with HelloPay. SEE […]

Xiaomi Mi 6 brings Galaxy S8-level specs for half the price

Xiaomi Mi 6 brings Galaxy S8-level specs for half the price

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer that was once considered to be China’s Apple, has had a bit of a rough year. Its global market share shrunk considerably, and its VP of Global Efforts Hugo Barra left the company in January.  But that doesn’t change the fact that Xiaomi has been exceptionally good at producing great […]

Lynk & Co's sedan concept boasts free internet

Lynk & Co's sedan concept boasts free internet

Lynk & Co — Geely’s new car brand that tries to completely redefine the way we buy and use cars — gave us a glimpse of how all this newness actually looks on the road in October 2016, with its 01 SUV concept car.  Now, the company (which is perhaps best known globally as the […]

The secret Instagram 'pods' using likes to fight the new algorithm

The secret Instagram 'pods' using likes to fight the new algorithm

You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. That’s the vibe in Instagram “pods”  — the secret communities trying to fight the platform’s algorithmic timeline, one like at a time.  SEE ALSO: Your Instagram feed will never be the same again In June 2016, Instagram began rolling out its new algorithmic timeline which changed the […]

Netflix debuts first India-produced original and it's funny

Netflix debuts first India-produced original and it's funny

Netflix is serious about India. We know.  Of the many content partnerships it has formed locally, a solo show with popular stand-up comedian Vir Das is now ready to stream.  The ‘comedy special’ Abroad Understanding marks the debut of an Indian original production on Netflix worldwide.  SEE ALSO: Comedian rips apart the objectification of women […]

This 'La La Land' mashup with a Rahman song is just so perfect

This 'La La Land' mashup with a Rahman song is just so perfect

That La La Land is Bollywood-like is accepted now. Given the elaborate sets, the romance, the nostalgia, the song-and-dance sequences, it is a Bollywood film at its core. Take the music out of La La Land and it’s not half as appealing. Put the music in there, albeit an Indian kind, and see the magic […]

Miranda Kerr is really feeling the wrath of Spiegel's alleged India comments

Miranda Kerr is really feeling the wrath of Spiegel's alleged India comments

Australian supermodel and beauty entrepreneur Miranda Kerr is a seperate person from her fiancee, Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel. But you wouldn’t know it from the hectic trolling she’s receiving on social media.  The hashtag #UninstallSnapchat went viral in India three days ago, following Spiegel’s alleged comments that “This app is only for rich people. […]

Marvel (quietly) at the top eight most beautifully designed libraries

Marvel (quietly) at the top eight most beautifully designed libraries

A good book and a beautiful library certainly sounds like a match made in heaven to us. You can dream on, with these eight libraries recognised in the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Just dream quietly please. SEE ALSO: 20 stunning editions of classic books you’ll want to add to your library Awarded by the […]

If Fox News can't tolerate sexual harassers anymore, the rest of America has no excuses

If Fox News can't tolerate sexual harassers anymore, the rest of America has no excuses

For more than a decade, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly seemed untouchable.  Even when a former producer accused him of sexual harassment back in 2004, O’Reilly’s alleged sleaziness (remember lurid talk of loofah sponges, vibrators, and threesomes?) didn’t doom the conservative talking head. Instead, he paid about $9 million to privately settle the case and went […]