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    YouTube Releases an App Optimized for Slow Internet Connections

    With many of the affluent markets already saturated with tech, greater and greater attention is being paid to lower-income markets. Already this year, we’ve seen an affordable new Nokia phone for emerging markets and Amazon Cash, a service that makes it easier to shop on Amazon without having a debit or credit card. Today, it’s […]

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    India Will Require That All Mobile Phones Have a Panic Button Starting in 2018

    Like with any country, India’s sexual assault and rape epidemic is multi-faceted, with roots in culture, lack of enforcement, stigma, and vulnerability. No one initiative is going to solve the problem — while the Indian government has strengthened rape laws since the spate of high-profile attacks on tourists and Indian women this decade, there’s a lot […]

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    Self-Defense Umbrella Gets Handed Out to Women in India

    The newest self-defense tool for women in India looks pretty familiar — it’s your standard, run-of-the-mill umbrella. But, this umbrella comes with a few helpful pointers on how to turn a run-of-the-mill umbrella into an all-purpose tool to fend off would-be attackers. The idea was born out of concern for married women at home while […]

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    Android App of the Week: Stream the Best Music that India has to Offer

    Maybe you already love your Bollywood tunes, or maybe you’re looking for something a little different than someone calling you, maybe, to enjoy. Either way, you should give Dhingana a listen. Dhingana touts itself as the Indian answer to Spotify, but there’s one big difference – Dhingana is totally free. Once you download the app, […]

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    Can Governments Rightfully Issue a Facebook Ban?

    As connecting worldwide and sharing information becomes easier through tools like smartphones and social networking sites, many governments that have traditionally been able to squash the flow of information are faced with new problems in controlling it. Rather than allowing innovation to take its course, many governments are choosing to ban the tools that make […]

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    India BlackBerry Ban Gets Pushed Off by 60 Days

    It hasn’t been the greatest summer for BlackBerry when it comes to their global enterprises. First the UAE outlawed the use of BlackBerry’s in their country while citing security concerns. Then India’s government came along and said that its own security services would ban BlackBerry devices in India if they were not able to monitor […]