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FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020, file photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix’s video streaming service has surpassed 200 million subscribers for the first time as its expanding line-up of TV series and movies continues to captivate people stuck at home during the ongoing battle against the pandemic. The subscriber milestone highlighted Netflix’s fourth-quarter results released Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) (AP)
FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020, file photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix’s video streaming service has surpassed 200 million subscribers for the first time as its expanding line-up of TV series and movies continues to captivate people stuck at home during the ongoing battle against the pandemic. The subscriber milestone highlighted Netflix’s fourth-quarter results released Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) (AP)

Netflix hits record after subscribers leap past 200 million

Netflix Inc. ended its biggest year in company history with a bang, powering its stock to a record high after adding more customers than expected and saying it no longer needs to borrow money to build its entertainment empire

The drive can be used with all devices that have 2.5-inch SATA interface connection
The new Dimensity 1200 chipset is built using a 6nm process
FILE PHOTO: The logo of India's e-commerce firm Flipkart (REUTERS)
With Chrome 88, it is also allowing users to check the strength of stored passwords (Google)
Trump is scheduled to vacate the White House on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden takes office. (AFP)
Netflix shares jumped more than 12 percent in after-market trades following the release. (AP)
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Just how much has the pandemic provided a leg up? India received $977 million of private equity and other strategic investments in the data centre industry since 2008. Of this, $396 million came in 2020, until September. (Photo: iStock)
Just how much has the pandemic provided a leg up? India received $977 million of private equity and other strategic investments in the data centre industry since 2008. Of this, $396 million came in 2020, until September. (Photo: iStock)

Why server stacks are the new realty play

  • Driven by a localization push, companies are rushing to set up data centres. What are the pain points?
  • India has some distance to cover before it becomes a global data centre hub. Infrastructure bottlenecks and local permissions could stymie this power-hungry industry.

Signal is a cross-platform end-to-end encrypted messaging service that allows users to have one-on-one conversations and group chats. (AFP)
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Meity to keep  ₹7.k cr outlay for IT hardware products
Meity to keep 7.k cr outlay for IT hardware products

Meity to keep 7.k cr outlay for IT hardware products

The government may keep an outlay of 7,500 crore under the production linked incentive scheme for IT hardware products. Foreign companies looking for incentives under the scheme may have to invest 500 crore over four years. Threshold for domestic firms is to be around 20 crore for 5 years

In OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, the company has provided a 4350 mAh battery and flash charge facility which it claims can charge the device up to 100 per cent in 30 minutes and provide up to four hours of video playback with 5 minutes of charge (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)
In OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, the company has provided a 4350 mAh battery and flash charge facility which it claims can charge the device up to 100 per cent in 30 minutes and provide up to four hours of video playback with 5 minutes of charge (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)

Oppo India in process to file 80 patents, enhance focus on 5G

  • In OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, the company has provided a 4350 mAh battery and flash charge facility which it claims can charge the device up to 100 per cent in 30 minutes and provide up to four hours of video playback with 5 minutes of charge

Earlier this month, WhatsApp informed its users by way of in-app alerts to agree to new terms of condition, which granted the app the consent to share some personal information with Facebook (Photo: Reuters)
Earlier this month, WhatsApp informed its users by way of in-app alerts to agree to new terms of condition, which granted the app the consent to share some personal information with Facebook (Photo: Reuters)

WhatsApp delays enforcement of updated privacy policy till May 15 amid backlash

According to Mashable, the new data-sharing policy won't be enforced until May 15, so people can 'review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available'

Hike, backed also by Chinese WeChat-operator Tencent Holdings Ltd., has in recent years ventured into adjacent areas such as no-frills phones and expanded even into spheres such as mobile entertainment
Hike, backed also by Chinese WeChat-operator Tencent Holdings Ltd., has in recent years ventured into adjacent areas such as no-frills phones and expanded even into spheres such as mobile entertainment

Hike messaging app shuts down, goes off app stores

  • The startup valued at $1.4 billion in a 2016 funding round announced its app was going off the air earlier this month without explanation

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The FDA has advanced an Action Plan focussed on possible means and methods of regulating AI/ML based products (AP)
The FDA has advanced an Action Plan focussed on possible means and methods of regulating AI/ML based products (AP)

FDA publishes Action Plan to regulate AI and ML based products

  • FDA publishes an Action Plan serving as a roadmap to a regulatory framework governing AI/ML based products
  • The Action Plan furthers and builds on concepts covered in a discussion paper released in April 2019

Reliance Retail already offers a range of electronic products including, computer mouse, mixers, blenders, television sets, speakers, etc. through Reliance Digital stores and online. 
Big data failing expectations in public sector
This illustration file photo shows social media application logo Parler displayed on a smartphone. (AFP)
This illustration file photo shows social media application logo Parler displayed on a smartphone. (AFP)

Parler's website is back online, but the app still not in stores

  • A little over a week ago, Apple Inc suspended the Parler from its App Store, shortly after Alphabet-owned Google banned it from Google Play
  • The app is still unavailable for download on both platforms

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