Internet grows to 331 million domain name registrations: VeriSign report

Internet grows to 331 million domain name registrations: VeriSign report

Domain name registrations have grown to 331.9 million in the second quarter of 2017 as approximately 1.3 million registrations were added during the period. According to VeriSign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, 1.3 million domain name registrations across the globe translates to a growth rate of 0.4 per cent over the first quarter of 2017. Domain name registrations have grown by 6.7 million, or 2.1 per cent, year over year, the company said in the report. “The .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) had a combined…

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Paytm Mall eyes sales worth $500 million during festive season

Paytm Mall eyes sales worth $500 million during festive season

Paytm Mall on Wednesday said it expects to facilitate sales worth $500 million during the festive season through its platform. Like its rivals Amazon India and Flipkart, Paytm Mall is also offering a sale on its platform between September 20-23. “We are well on our way to achieve half a billion dollar of sales this festive season. We are giving a number of offers and discounts to consumers during the festive season,” Paytm Mall Chief Operating Officer Amit Sinha told PTI. Early this year, Alibaba-backed Paytm had spun off Paytm Mall…

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Celebrity sale: Kylie Jenner sells her ‘starter home’ for $4.56 million

Celebrity sale: Kylie Jenner sells her ‘starter home’ for $4.56 million

The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner crew is the one with the most houses. Kylie Jenner is putting her $4.56 million ‘starter home’ on the market. Budding real estate mogul Kylie Jenner has reportedly sold her Calabasas, California starter house for $4.56 million. The 19-year-old social media maven purchased the Tuscan-esque style residence in March 2015 for $3.57 million and gave it a high-glam makeover with stark white walls, jet black timber, glitzy light fixtures and several smoked mirror panels. The approximately 474-square-metre residence has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. and is…

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Zomato Hacked, 17 Million User Records Stolen; Claims Payments Data Is Safe

Zomato Hacked, 17 Million User Records Stolen; Claims Payments Data Is Safe

Zomato on Thursday admitted to a major security breach, where around 17 million user records – out of the company’s 120 million users – were stolen from its database. According to the company, usernames and hashed passwords were stolen by the attackers – the fact that the passwords were encrypted means that they will be harder to access, but such troves of data do eventually get cracked, so a sensible move would be to change your Zomato password right away, and also to change it on any site where you…

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Pandora Explores Sale After Securing $150 Million

Pandora Explores Sale After Securing $150 Million

Pandora, which dominates Internet radio but has seen its model eclipsed by music streaming companies such as Spotify, said Monday it was open to buyers after securing a fresh $150 million (roughly Rs. 968 crores). Jim Feuille, the chairman of Pandora’s board who a decade earlier pushed the model of free access, stepped down with the announcement that private equity firm KKR was injecting $150 million. “Having secured a significant financial commitment from KKR to strengthen the company’s balance sheet, we have positioned the company to evaluate any potential strategic…

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World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

Undeniably, cancer has assumed a menacing character in the world of lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Organisation, there were an estimated 14 million new instances of cancer in the year 2012 which are on rise ever since. According to the official reports, these numbers are expected to rise by a whopping 70% over the next twenty years. In the year 2015 close to 9 million people across the globe died due to cancer. Every 1 in 6 deaths in the world is caused by cancer which, at present,…

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Smoking Costs $1 Trillion, Soon to Kill 8 Million a Year – WHO/NCI Study

Smoking Costs $1 Trillion, Soon to Kill 8 Million a Year – WHO/NCI Study

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday. That cost far outweighs global revenues from tobacco taxes, which the WHO estimated at about $269 billion in 2013-2014. “The number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million deaths annually to about 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80 percent of these…

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Over 24 Nations Agree to Reduce 12.6 Million Annual Pollution Deaths

Over 24 Nations Agree to Reduce 12.6 Million Annual Pollution Deaths

Health and environment officials from over 24 countries have committed to reducing the annual 12.6 million deaths due to pollution, the World Health Organisation and United Nations Environment Programme have said. On the sidelines of the ongoing 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) here, the officials on Tuesday signed up to the declaration for health, environment and climate change. The goal is to reduce pollution-related deaths through a new global initiative to promote better management of environmental and climate related risks to health. According to WHO, around 12.6…

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Over 30 Million Diabetics in India in One Decade: Experts

Over 30 Million Diabetics in India in One Decade: Experts

In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 million due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts on Monday. Their statistics stated that in the early 2000, there were around 31.7 million persons diagnosed with diabetes and by 2015, the figure increased to 62 million. “This change is due to the erratic food timings, sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, physical inactivity and other erratic patterns of lifestyle. Such changes in…

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Why 10 million Indian women secretly undergo abortions every year

Why 10 million Indian women secretly undergo abortions every year

Why 10 million Indian women secretly undergo abortions every year In 2008, Arti Chauhan (name changed to protect identity), mother of a 12-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year old girl, became aware that two pills— mifepristone and misoprostol, taken with a day’s gap between them—could induce an abortion, a procedure she considered when she got pregnant when her boy was just a year old. Chauhan, 28, wife of a daily wager employed in a fabrication workshop in Mt Abu in southwest Rajasthan’s Sirohi district, did not want another…

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