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Would You Buy Make-up Products From Coca Cola?

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There are two types of people: Pepsi one or Coca Cola one. Just in case you belong to the latter, I have a question that might sound a little strange. But here it goes, would you buy and use make-up products from Coca Cola? The soft drink company in an odd collaboration, to say the least, with beauty brand Morphe has launched a range of beauty products. The line of products has been named the...

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...

Snake Bites Honda, Affects Operations

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The ‘EKANS/SNAKE’ virus, designed to attack industrial control systems network, has hit Honda, causing some of its global operations to come to a standstill. The company confirmed that it was facing technical difficulties in a tweet. Its abilities to access its computer servers, use e-mail and make use of its internal systems were affected. Brett Callow, a threat analyst at security firm...

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...

Elon Musk, X.com and Mystery

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Elon Musk, the one entrepreneur who stands out. Musk keeps surprising us all the time with his innovative and universe-denting ideas. Well, he came up with an interesting….Umm…I don’t know what to call it. Figure it out for yourself! Musk recently tweeted a link to his website x.com, “x.com/x”. This garnered immediate attention because of his history with x.com. x.com was owned by him and...

Fox Files Trademark for “OK Boomer”

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So, Fox has filed a trademark for “Ok Boomer”. The television giant probably aims at developing a reality, comedy and/or game show called OK BOOMER. Many others have also filed a trademark on the name. Kevin Yen, a New Yorker, also filed for a brand of clothing. A Pittsburgh-based company filed for a brand of stickers and decals. William Grundfest also claimed the name for a series of live stage...

Microsoft to replace HTTPS with DNS in Windows 10

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The DoH (DNS over HTTPS) protocol has been one of the year’s hot topics. The DoH protocol means that when it is deployed in a browser then the browser can hide DNS requests and responses in an otherwise regular looking HTTPS traffic. Microsoft has also joined the bandwagon when it was announced that it is adding support for the privacy-focused DNS over HTTPS (DoH) protocol in a future...

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