Netflix blocks Aussie users accessing US content

Netflix has blocked its Australian subscribers from accessing the US content, who also happen to circumvent its geographical blocks with the help of private virtual network providers like uFlix and ExpressVPN. A continuous error message keeps the users from watching their favorite American dailies and movies. This has irked the so-called "geo-blockers" who are currently working on a solution to penetrate this block.

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Facebook releases Sports Stadium for the big gamers chatters

Facebook has come out with yet another special feature, this time, exclusively for the sports fans. Its Sports Stadium will be a virtual hub for millions of sports fanatics to get together and post photos/videos, like them, look at a dashboard full of stats and, most importantly, chat about the games, all the while getting access to expert commentary by celebrities and their teams. Currently, this space has only been rolled out for iOS in the US.

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Las Vegas taxi rates are high, overcharge public $47 million

Las Vegas city cabs have overcharged the customers by a whopping $47 million, the findings reveal. The root cause of this extortion lies in its ridiculously high $3 credit card processing fees along with a hike in fuel surcharge. Long-hauling is also an added factor in duping particularly the tourists. The auditors have slammed some pretty harsh recommendations on the Nevada Taxicab Authority which regulates all Clark County cabs.

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Never-ending oil price drop as US crude declines below $28

An unusual drop in US crude oil, below the already low $28 a barrel, created quite a stir in the market. It seems the oil prices are at a continuous plummeting spree. The current situation seems pretty bleak with supply exceeding demand to a great extent, especially after major oil exporter Iran came back into the scene.

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Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to retire after last fight with Bradley

Manny Pacquiao has decided to take the final bow after one last fight with arch rival Timothy Bradley. This much-awaited bout is all set to take place in Las Vegas on April 9, marking their trilogy. The boxing champion has decided to run for senatorship in May elections after his retirement and make a difference to his country. Given his popularity, Pacquiao even hopes to run for the presidency which is scheduled to take place in 2022.

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Indiegogo unveils 'self-propelling' stroller

The self-propelling stroller, introduced by the crowdfunder Indiegogo, is said to revolutionize the concept of a perambulator. Keeping in mind the needs of a parent, the stroller boasts of features like automatic movement controlled via sensors, built-in rocker, bottle warmer, canopies to weather different climatic conditions, to name a few. Its maker, Guillermo Morro, has also addressed all the safety concerns by assuring his audience that his highly capable team has always treated this as a top priority.

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Cotton piles up at warehouses globally

The world stockpiles of cotton are piling up giving less scope for investors on price rise. Cotton prices witnessed first weekly drop since November.

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US, China to roll out 'Space Hotline' to avoid conflicts

The world's largest and second largest economies have established 'Space Hotline,' a new communications channel to serve as a diplomatic safety valve.

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Facebook debuts Instant Articles on Android in India

Facebook is a platform for social connectivity as well as for presents a ground for many advertisements and articles. Facebook has rolled out 'Instant Articles' in India on Monday together with India Today, Quint, HT, The Indian Express and Aaajtak.

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China warns WTO on its cheaper exports hard to resist

Reacting to concerns over Chinese dumping, the world's second-largest economy has slapped a notice on complaints with World Trade Organization (WTO) that such baseless concerns about its cheaper exports should need to meet higher standards from December 2016.

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Japan, US rule out re-opening of trade pact

The US and Japan governments have made it clear that there wouldn't be re-opening a Pacific trade deal and further stated that any such attempt would further damage the whole pact.

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Japanese auto majors may post encouraging quarterly results

The second quarter for Japanese automobile majors is expected to be positive as the sales surged in the US market. Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co. registered a rise in sales volume in the North American market during July to September. Investors are closely monitoring the forecasts about vehicle sales to ascertain the possible outcome from the third quarter results. The US and China markets account for one-third of global sales for the top three Japanese automobile companies. The rise in US sales and weaker Yen may add to profits for the Japanese automobile majors during the quarter.

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Breakthrough in Trans Pacific trade talks

After five years of negotiations, 12 Pacific nations are about to conclude on a free trade agreement (FTA) as these countries have arrived on an understanding on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deciding monopoly on new biotech drugs.

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Aviation deal on US-Cuba air service likely this year

The latest outcome of the two-day meeting between the US and Cuba held in Havana has paved the way for reviving the airline service between the both the nations. The commercial airline services between both the nations have been suspended for a long time. The agreement on restoring the airline service is expected to be complete this year. The officials from both the countries have decided to meet again before December. The follow-up meeting is expected to be held in Washington.

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Italy prosecutors wrap up tax probe into Apple

Italian prosecutors have wrapped up an investigation into allegations U.S. tech giant Apple (AAPL.O) failed to pay corporate taxes to the tune of 879 million euros ($964 million), two sources said on Monday.

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