We have heard the term Net Neutrality a lot this year, mostly in the context of the politically charged conversation that is happening in Washington. Net Neutrality is a bedrock principle of the internet. It says that internet providers cannot pick and choose between different internet offerings. For e.g., internet providers cannot charge extra for YouTube or Skype or any other individual website or service. All websites must get equal speeds, and no service can be charged extra. Internet providers are actively trying to dismantle this principle to boost their revenues further. In India, Airtel has drawn the first blood and has introduced extra charges for Voice Over Internet [...]
Rakuten(a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company based in Tokyo) has just got into the mobile communications business by purchasing the internet calling application, Viber for $900 million.
Viber is one of the most used application for smartphones, with 300 million users worldwide Viber seems the only competition for Skype. Rakuten has plans to get its approach outside Japan and share its business ideas worldwide. However, Viber is not the first company for Rakuten when it is about acquisition. Rakuten in 2012 acquired Kobo (eReading service), that now offers 4 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers in 190 [...]
Viber recently announced some new updates for Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices as well, the company also announced a new update for the application on Android and iOS platforms.
With the Viber 4.0 update for iOS and Android, it adds push-to-talk voice feature services to both platforms. Along with the addition to push to talk service, Viber also bundled in a new sticker market, in addition to some extra customization options on iPhone and improved notifications on Android. The new update brings some good change, so update your Viber application on your iOS and Android device.[Android,iOS]
Hacker gang the Syrian Electronic Army broke into the systems of Viber, the popular mobile chat service, and dumped its user account records online.
“The Israeli-based ‘Viber’ is spying and tracking you . We weren’t able to hack all Viber systems, but most of it is designed for spying and tracking.” Hackers said in the defacement.
To demonstrate that they’ve gained access to Viber’s systems, the hackers have published several screenshots showing data records stolen [...]