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To visit America’s richest zip code, you’ll first need a boat

Ferry boats from Fisher Island are seen navigating Government Cut near Downtown Miami, which can be seen in the background.pc:ht

The richest zip code in America is just as exclusive and elite as the people who live there. Fisher Island, located just off the coast of Miami, is accessible only by ferry or water taxi and is a haven for the world’s richest.

The 216-acre island has diverse residents, representing over 50 nationalities and professions ranging from professional athletes and supermodels to executives and lawyers.

The average income in Fisher Island, zip code 33109, was $2.5 million in Continue reading

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WhatsApp looking to hire for India operations

WhatsApp is scouting for India head.pc:ht

Messaging app WhatsApp is scouting for a full-time hire to lead its operations in India, its largest market globally.

The individual will lead the company’s operations in India, “including products for people and businesses along with our interest in peer to peer payments,” a job advertisement on WhatsApp’s website.

WhatsApp has over one billion users globally. India is the largest market for the company with over 200 million monthly active users as of February 2017.

“This is a senior leadership position that requires product Continue reading

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Hackers delete most watched YouTube video Despacito, restore it

Despacito is the most watched video on YouTube.pc:ht

YouTube’s Vevo account which shows official music videos, live interviews and more has reportedly been hacked. Vevo accounts of popular singers have been hacked and the most watched music video on YouTube, ‘Despacito’ was deleted. The video was unavailable on YouTube for over an hour but is back again.

This was first shared on The Hacker News which now has a thread with the latest updates on the YouTube hack. The original link of the music video on YouTube read, “This video has been removed by the user”. Also if you searched for “Despacito” on YouTube, the official music video doesn’t appear.

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Delhi drivers with no accidents for 1 year claim huge reward

India: Why Did No One Tell Modern Car Owners This New Policy?

Two shocking reports show that insured drivers have significantly overpaid. This is the trick your motor insurer does not want you to know.

According to two comparison services, you could save up to 60% or 70% by finding the right insurer. Thousands have trusted this simple process to get extreme insurance discounts.

We’ve found several discounts that may very well help you find a winning insurance company. There are a few insurers that will give a discount for no recent traffic tickets for rash driving. Secondly, having no car accidents in the last one to five years shows to an insurer that you’re skilled at avoiding accidents and your care while driving. The third savings is if you’re over 25 years old because Continue reading

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Karnataka cabinet agrees to consider Lingayats as separate religious minority

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah meets the Lingayat community Seers at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Sunday.pc:ht

The Karnataka government on Monday agreed to consider the Lingayats as a separate religion, seeking the support of the powerful Hindu community ahead of assembly elections this year.

“Based on the recommendations of Karnataka State Minorities Commission, the state cabinet has unanimously decided to grant status of religious minority to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats (believers of 12th century social reformer Basava’s ideologies),” state law minister TB Jayachandra told media after a cabinet meeting.

The state cabinet has also decided to Continue reading

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Mumbai banker becomes a billionaire by managing wealth of India’s new rich

Nirmal Jain has hit the jackpot serving the new rich in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

The Mumbai banker’s $20 billion private-wealth-management unit became India’s biggest by assets and helped make him a billionaire.

The nation’s demographics are a driving force, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to withdraw India’s biggest bills from circulation, which has pushed savings into the financial system. India’s young and thriving workforce will support its growth for years to come, Jain, 51, said in a phone interview, pointing out that millennials account for about a third of the country’s population and most of the income. Continue reading

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All about UPI : How it works, how to send and receive money, and more

With Whatsapp embracing UPI-based payments feature, there has been a lot of buzz around the digital payment platform. Unified Payments Interface has been developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). While the payment platform has been around since 2015, it received a big push after demonetisation drive in November, 2016.

Currently, all major banks in India support the UPI platform. It has also been adopted by the likes of Paytm and technology giant Google, which launched India-focused Google Tez peer-to-peer payment platform based on UPI. According to the recent data from NPCI, BHIM UPI saw 171.40 million transactions worth Rs 19,126 crore as of February, 2018.

What is UPI?

Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is essentially a single platform that Continue reading

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Apple blocks Iran from App Store

Apple has blocked incoming traffic and access to the App Store in Iran.pc:ht

In what appears to be a total cut off for the country, Apple has blocked access to its App Store for users in Iran, the media reported.

The Cupertino-headquartered giant does not sell its products or operate its App Store in Iran and now it has blocked all the traffic coming from the country and also from accessing its App Store in any capacity.

“Users were not able to connect to the Apple App Store to install or update applications. When visiting the App Store, they were instead greeted with the message ‘the App Store is unavailable in the country or region you’re in’,” tech website Bleeping Computer reported on Friday.

According to Meysam Firouzi, an Iranian security researcher, he Continue reading

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Irrfan Khan has neuroendocrine tumour, is travelling abroad for treatment

Irrfan Khan has revealed his diagnosis via a tweet.pc: ht

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has revealed that he is suffering from neuroendocrine tumour via a tweet on Friday. The actor had earlier said on the same medium that he had been diagnosed with a rare disease and would reveal his diagnosis soon.

Irrfan wrote, “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect: Margaret Mitchell. The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to Continue reading

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These 10 movies are so scary that viewers are forced to switch them off midway, says Netflix

After the success of Veronica, the new horror film released on Netflix, whose claim to fame was that several audience members were too scared to finish it, the streaming service has released a list of other horror movies that it says were too terrifying for viewers to watch in full.

Soon after the movie premiered on Netflix, tweets such as these were being posted online:

According to Bloody Disgusting, these 10 movies were turned off after 70% of their runtime, indicating more than just disinterest. “Technically speaking, these are the top horror films that committed viewers just couldn’t finish – they made it halfway through, they made it past the climax, but they just couldn’t survive until the end,” the report quotes PR firm Edelman as saying.

Here is the list, in no particular order: Continue reading

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