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Jan 19, 2016

Tech News: WhatsApp Goes 100% FREE, Facebook to Launch Web Browser & More

Tech News: WhatsApp Goes 100% FREE, Facebook to Launch Web Browser & More - FACEBOOK LAUNCHING ITS OWN WEB BROWSER WHATSAPP GOES 100% FREE - INDIAN INTERNET USERS TO INCREASE UP TO 50 CRORE

Hello guys. We are starting our technology based news and tricks from today. The article will publish in every Fortnight. In the 1st edition, we are going to discuss about some interesting facts about Indian origin Google CEO, Sundar Pichai. Really WhatsApp now 100% free for Indians along with other country users ? Also we listed worst passwords of the year 2015. Lets check out.

FACEBOOK LAUNCHING ITS OWN WEB BROWSER

Facebook is hoping to compete with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox with their very own internet browser. The browser allows users to surf the net without having to leave their Facebook account. So far, Facebook has added its messenger app but a browser could make really make it stand up to Google. The new in-app browser is aesthetically pleasing and has a bar on the bottom which tells you how popular a post is, it includes back and forward buttons, and a menu button. So far, it’s only missing feature is tab support, but if this works out, Facebook might eventually come on par with Google. The browser is only made available to a small group of users with a Beta version within a few months.

WHATSAPP GOES 100% FREE


WhatsApp said it will stop charging $1 (67 INR) per year as a subscription fee, and will be completely free across the World, without any third-party ads for monetization by experimenting with new models to stay ad-free. WhatsApp initially asked some of its users to pay a fee for using WhatsApp after their first year but “found that this approach hasn't worked well". WhatsApp did not charge users for using the service in India, being one of the biggest markets for the service. Starting this year, WhatsApp will also allow its users to communicate with businesses and organisations through its platform "that could mean communicating with your bank about whether a recent transaction was fraudulent, or with an airline about a delayed flight."

INDIAN INTERNET USERS TO INCREASE UP TO 50 CRORE


Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in next 5-8 months, the number of Internet users in India is expected to go up to 50 cr. It is presently 40 cr with 70% of users accessing the internet via mobile. 100cr out of a total of 125 cr Indians have mobile phones, and the number increases by about 30 lakh people every month. 

TAKING SELFIE? SO DANGEROUS


In 2015, Indian accounted for about half of the selfie-related deaths in the World. The global total stands at 27. Last year, while taking selfies, 3 college students died while trying to capture a selfie in front of a speeding train, 7 youths died when their boat capsized while taking a selfie, a Japanese tourist in Agra slipped on the Taj Mahal’s stairs while taking a selfie. While taking a selfie a student in TN died when the rock he was standing on cracked, plunging him into a ravine. 2 students drowned in the Narmada, while trying to take a selfie. And of course, 2016 has already seen its first selfie deaths when 2 people drowned near the Mumbai sea-link, also while taking a selfie, forcing the police to ban selfies in 16 zones in the city. Think twice before you click that next selfie, it just may be your last.

5 FACTS ABOUT GOOGLE CEO "SUNDAR PICHAI"

Tech News: WhatsApp Goes 100% FREE, Facebook to Launch Web Browser & More - FACEBOOK LAUNCHING ITS OWN WEB BROWSER WHATSAPP GOES 100% FREE - INDIAN INTERNET USERS TO INCREASE UP TO 50 CRORE
1. Though Android names it's OSs after sweets, Sundar Pichai doesn't have a sweet-tooth, and as a child mixed sambar with his payasam to make it less sweet.

2. Pichai, when studying at IIT Kharagpur, made sure he got off at the right end of the platform of Kharagpur Station, one of India's longest railway platforms, as it wasn't fun if you got off at the wrong end and were lugging heavy bags.

3. Back in his younger days phone numbers were only six digits long and he built the habit of remembering every phone number that he had dialled or heard about.

4. All that changed when he moved to USA, where phone numbers had 10 digits and lost the habit once he got a smart which would save the numbers for him.

5. We're quite sure he's a romantic s he married his University sweetheart, Anjali Pichai, who was a chemical engineering student and same year batch mate at IIT Kharagpur.

WORST PASSWORDS OF THE YEAR 2015

(According to SplashData's list) The complete list of top 25 worst passwords of the year 2015 is as follows:

123456
password
12345678
qwerty
12345
123456789
football
1234
1234567
baseball
welcome
1234567890
abc123
111111
1qaz2wsx
dragon
master
monkey
letmein
login
princess
qwertyuiop
solo
passw0rd
starwars

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