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This company dropped Dutch reference from name as well as its residence

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc announced some major changes in its name as well as its operating country. The company has dropped the term ‘Royal Dutch‘ from its name, which it had kept for more than a century, and from now will be simply called Shell Plc. Along with this the company has also moved its headquarters from Hague to London.  The reason behind this move is two fold. Shell is a...

PepsiCo drops the term ‘Rise’ from its drinks

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PepsiCo had to shed the term ‘Rise‘ from its Mountain Dew drinks after it lost a legal battle. PepsiCo will discontinue its product that goes by the name ‘Mtn Dew Rise Energy drink‘.  PepsiCo was in a legal dispute with Rise Brewing Co.. Rise Brewing Co. argued that PepsiCo’s product infringed upon its trademark. They also contested that people confused the two...

Amid speculations of a name change, could Facebook be switching TO this domain name?

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I’m sure your newsfeed would have been bombarded with the news of Facebook trying to adopt a new name. Well, so has been mine! Facebook, the social media giant is planning for a name change, which might be concluded this month. Everyone is speculating about the new name.  There have been many names that have been suggested. Some people have been claiming the name ‘Horizon‘...

Cybertruck’s specifications removed from Tesla.com?

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The pandemic halted our daily lives in a huge way. From our weekend dinners to pre planned vacations, everything was delayed. Global economy and manufacturing capabilities of MNCs weren’t so different either. And it looks like the company belonging to the world’s richest person was neither an exception.  As reported by Car and Driver, the specifications of the eagerly awaited...

Google Fails To Renew BLogspot Domain, Breaks Millions Of Websites

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Google just made a big howler. Their most recent blunder has downed millions of websites hosted on its blogging and publishing platform, Blogger which it acquired in 2003. The reason is not a server outrage, but the lapse in responsibility by a certain someone. It has lost ownership of blogspot.in, its India-specific domain for Blogger. The domain expired and the concerned person didn’t renew it...

Meet The .New Addition To Google’s Portfolio

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Google Meet has joined the troupe of its .new domains. You can now simply begin a new meeting by typing meet.new in the address bar. This will open a fully functional Google Meet session in your web browser from where users can send invite links as well as host the meeting. You can also add numbers at the end of the domain to differentiate between multiple accounts and bookmark them whenever you...

Surge In Look-alike Domains Forces Zoom To Seek Google’s Help

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Zoom, the popular video conferencing app might be negotiating with Google Cloud to make its calls safer. The COVID-19 restrictions had skyrocketed the use of Zoom with institutions and companies forced to operate remotely. With its increased usage, in no time were experts able to expose and call out Zoom on its erroneous and risky policies, including several loopholes in users’ security and...

Facebook Files Lawsuit Against Phoney Domains

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Facebook has filed a lawsuit against 12 imposter domain names which have been registered by a private Indian proxy service Compsys Domain Solutions. The domains were allegedly designed to deceive users by impersonating Facebook owned apps – its namesake along with WhatsApp and Instagram. The firm registered misleading domains like facebook-verify-inc.com, instagramhjack.com and videocall-whatsapp...

Startup domain expires after $30 Million Fundraise

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Plum District was a hyper-local daily deals site created ‘by Moms, for Moms’. It was founded in 2009 by Megan Gardner with an aim of making every mom a ‘momtrepreneur’. It raised a whopping $30 million in funding, with about $10 million in its Series A funding, and the remaining $20 million in December 2011. Off to a great start, it became a leading e-commerce destination with a community of moms...

Why Paypal just paid $4 Billion for a coupons plugin

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PayPal in its biggest acquisition ever, agreed to purchase Honey, a Coupon Browser Extension. PayPal is planning to add Honey’s technology to its own product line. So, what’s so interesting in this coupon finder company that made PayPal shed so many bucks? Recently, all of the tech giants; Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook; have entered into the financial services making competition tough for...

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