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Ebola.com domain sold for $200,000

Ebola.com, a website that gives out information, facts and frequently asked questions about the Ebola virus, has reportedly been sold to a Russian-registered firm for a price of around $200,000.

Ebola is a disease that has already infected more than 10,000 people worldwide and killed nearly 5,000 people.

The owners of Ebola.com are cashing in on the virus outbreak and have sold the domain, including stocks. These types of domains gain high interests after news events.

The buyer is a Russian-registered firm called Weed Growth Fund, previously known as Ovation Research.

Ebola.com was owned by Nevada-based Blue String Ventures, and they are an internet real estate investment and branding company.

Microsoft drops Nokia name from Lumia smartphones, new devices will be branded ‘Microsoft Lumia’

Washington: US software giant Microsoft said it will now start selling Lumia smartphones as ‘Microsoft Lumia’ device instead of calling them Nokia Lumia.

Govt clears 20 FDI proposals worth Rs 988 crore

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry has cleared 20 FDI proposals including 6 in the pharma sector envisaging a total inflow of Rs 988.3 crore.

The proposals of Fresenius Kabi Oncology for Rs 119 crore and Amneal Pharmaceuticals Company’s for up to Rs 205 crore have been approved by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), a multi-department panel headed by Finance Secretary.

Indusind Bank’s proposal seeking increase in foreign investment in the bank to 74 per cent has also been cleared. The amount of fund flow would depend on when the actual transaction takes place in case of the bank.

Why innovative firms face legal hassles in India

In mid-September, the Karnataka government slapped a tax-evasion notice on Amazon India sellers. Early this month, it was popular taxi-hailing service Uber that came under the lens of Indian tax authorities for allegedly not paying service tax.

Amazon is also being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate for violation of foreign direct investment (FDI) laws. And, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has ordered Uber and similar foreign internet-based firms to fix their payment mechanism and given them time until the end of October to comply with the Indian mandate of a two-step authentication system.

‘Dhoni is not innovative and proactive enough in Test matches’

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not “innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests” although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year.

Holding believes that captaining the Indian ODI team is “not a difficult task”.

Stylish Galaxy Alpha: Most attractive phone from Samsung

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha left me in a bind: The phone is not another offering from Samsung to make captive users at every point possible in the price range.

The company has priced the Alpha high and ensured that the design and functions don’t make users feel shortchanged. 

Review: Happy New Year is drab

If absurdity is the definition of humour, I’d rather see pigs fly.

Instead, I am watching Happy New Year, Shah Rukh Khan’s big-budget Diwali release this year. Here, a group of six Indians aspire to win an international dance competition as well as steal prized diamonds from a high-security vault in Dubai. Of course, five out of this aforementioned lot are non-dancers and part of the meticulous master plan is to strip and stand on a pile of cast clothing if one cannot reach the height of a vault wall screw.  

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Facebook to locate your stolen passwords

In a bid to keep its users’ accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords.

The service checks credentials to see if they match those being used on Facebook.

Maya Sarihan wins ‘Miss India America’ title

Physiology student Maya Charuni Sarihan from Scottsdale, Arizona, was crowned the 22nd Miss India America 2014 in Los Angeles.