Demonetisation Could Not Become A Barrier Indian M&E Industry To Grow At A Faster Pace, Says FICCI Report

The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry is a sunrise sector for the economy and is making high growth strides. Proving its resilience to the world, the Indian M&E sector is on the cusp of a strong phase of growth, backed by rising consumer payments and advertising revenues across all sectors. The industry has been largely driven by increasing digitisation…

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ISRO, BHEL Joint Venture For Lithium-Ion Batteries

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which is finalising a memorandum of understanding with BHEL to help develop low-cost lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles also envisages a buyback commitment for such batteries. The move is expected to take care of concerns on managing the waste generated at the end of battery life. According to the MoU, BHEL will set…

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Netflix Subscribers Cross 100 Million

Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago. The company will reach that milestone this weekend if its projections are correct. Netflix made the prediction with the release of its first-quarter earnings. The service added nearly 5…

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Facebook Introduced Caffe2

Facebook open sourced Caffe2. The deep learning framework follows in the steps of the original Caffe, a project started at the University of California, Berkeley. Caffe2 offers developers greater flexibility for building high-performance products that deploy efficiently. This isn’t the first time that Facebook has engaged with the Caffe community. Back in October, Facebook announced Caffe2Go, what effectively was a mobile CPU…

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Google To Stop Preload Its Apps In Russia

Google will pay 438 million rubles (US$7.8 million) and will stop requiring its apps be preloaded on Android smartphones in Russia, in an antitrust settlement with the country’s Federal Antimonopoly Service. The settlement, announced recently, ends a nearly two-year investigation by FAS into Google’s control of the Android operating system. FAS had accused Google of abusing its monopoly position in mobile…

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Adobe Unveils Adobe Advertising Cloud

Adobe has unveiled its new Adobe Advertising Cloud, the industry’s first end-to-end platform for managing advertising across traditional TV and digital formats. Combining capabilities from Adobe Media Optimizer (AMO) and recently acquired TubeMogul, Adobe Advertising Cloud simplifies the delivery of video, display and search advertising across channels and screens. Advertisers are facing an increasingly complex and fragmented landscape, with legacy…

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