Donald Trump appears to have a straightforward definition of fake news: Stories that are critical of him or his presidency are “fake,” while those that praise him are “real.” On the surface, the logic doesn’t hold up. But at the ... catchnews.com, 2 weeks ago
With a string of deals with telecom service providers, DTH operators and Bollywood stars, Netflix goes all out to protect its turf in India and fend off competition, says Viveat Pinto. IMAGE: During his India tour last month, CEO Reed Hastings said he’d like Netflix to be available ‘anywhere’ where the internet is available. Photograph: Alex Osterwalder/Twitter. When Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, the world’s largest video-on-demand service, came to India in ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Even as traders in Tamil Nadu continue to boycott Coke and Pepsi, a few homegrown beverage brands are raking in the profits, says T E Narasimhan. For Coke and Pepsi, summer has always been a season of plenty. As temperatures shoot up, so do advertising budgets and brand launches. This year, however, their plans have faced a setback in the south, primarily Tamil Nadu, where sales are down because of a traders’ boycott. While the full impact on final sales numbers is still not ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Tracing the early life of the humble ballpoint pen to its present. IMAGE: Modern folks would not even think of the ballpoint pen as an innovation. It seems to be an inexpensive writing instrument, not worth too much thought. Yet it had to fight for a life. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters. Pen maker John Loud got a ballpoint pen patent in 1888. Anton Shaeffer in 1901. Michael Brown in 1911. While Lorenz presented a prototype ball pen in 1924. IMAGE: László Bíró, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Holi weekend is just a month away and if you haven't planned ahead, we'll help you out. Joyeeta Palit lists out her favourite places around Kolkata. In the coming months (March and April), there are two long weekends -- Holi (March 13) falls on a Monday and there's the Easter weekend starting with Good Friday on April 14 (Friday). How about a trip to the City of Joy? Travelling down memory lane in Kolkata Even if you don't want to spend time in the city, there are plenty of options ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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