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gcc: Tamil Nadu to offer sops for creation of high paying jobs in Global Capability Centres

In a bid to attract more Global Capability Centres (GCCs), Tamil Nadu government in its Budget has said it will incentivise the creation of high paying jobs in new GCCs by providing a payroll subsidy. The move is being lauded by industry watchers and experts as one that could potentially bolster Tamil Nadu to narrow the gap with other GCC hubs like Bengaluru and Hyderabad."I see this to be a brilliant move to bring the spotlight back on Tamil Nadu which has the unique distinction of having deep technology and domain…

Helldivers 2 Is Paying Out Extra In-Game Bonuses To Make Up For Unsquished Bug

If you've felt player rewards have been lacking in Helldivers 2 after finishing a mission, it's not just you. Developer Arrowhead is aware of the problem and continues to work on a fix. In the meantime, the game will grant extra bonuses to all players during the weekend.In a message shared on Twitter, deputy game director Sagar Beroshi said that players will receive XP and Requisition at a 50% multiplier on top of the base mission score. To make sure you're actually getting said bonus, you should be able…

“AITA For Not Paying A $300 Bill For People I Didn’t Even Want There?”

A family outing can be a great way to catch up with one’s kin or celebrate a special occasion. The latter is what made this redditor round up members of their immediate family; but little did they know they were going to be joined by people they weren’t that fond of.It turns out, the OP’s father had invited his sister and five of her kids to join without letting the host—the OP—know. That put the latter into quite an awkward position in regards to who was going to be covering the bill, but the OP made it clear that it…

Amazon’s ‘Buy Box’ Allegedly Tricks You Into Paying More, Lawsuit Claims

Photo: Rokas Tenys (Shutterstock)Amazon allegedly tricked users into buying more expensive products through the use of its “Buy Box,” according to a class action lawsuit filed last week. The Buy Box, which features a “Buy Now” and “Add to Cart” button next to eligible items, funnels users into terrible deals through the ease of one-click shopping according to the complaint, Ars Technica reports on Monday.Prime Day Ain't That 'Green'“Amazon customers reasonably believe that the Buy Box—which presents the only way for a

Meta and TikTok sue to get out of paying the EU’s fee for policing content

Meta and TikTok owner ByteDance are not keen on the idea of paying the European Union to regulate them. The companies have challenged a supervisory fee set forth by EU moderators, who are now required to monitor Meta, TikTok, and other major platforms under the Digital Services Act (DSA), Politico reports. Meta first announced its action, with ByteDance following suit a day later.Under the current arrangement, all designated companies must split the €45.2 million ($48.7 million) that EU's regulators argue is necessary to…

Why I’d consider this $400 OnePlus phone before paying up for Google and Samsung

Matthew Miller/ZDNETZDNET's key takeawaysThe OnePlus 12R is available now starting at $499.99in North America, the company is finally bringing its most successful line of smartphones from India to the US, and it's looking to be one of the most promising mid-range phones of the year.Also: 3 reasons why I'm sold on the OnePlus 12 (and 1 reason for buyer's remorse)In order to release a phone that looks similar to its $800 sibling but is priced at $300 less, OnePlus had to make some compromises. After using the OnePlus

More than 100 million people are paying for YouTube

Despite price hikes and a war against ad blockers, YouTube Premium remains one of the top subscription services for people who want to stream content. A recent announcement just clued us into how good the platform is doing. According to a new blog post from YouTube, YouTube Premium has crossed 100 million subscribers. In case you need a refresher on what YouTube Premium is, it’s the paid subscription service provided by YouTube that offers several perks you don’t get if you are a free user. For starters, you can enjoy…

Microsoft’s big bet on AI seems to be paying off

Sabrina Ortiz/ZDNETSince its launch of Copilot (formerly Bing Chat) in February last year, Microsoft has gone full-on artificial intelligence (AI). The company has infused AI across all parts of the tech stack, including enterprise, security, cloud, hardware, and more -- it seems to be paying off. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled its second-quarter earnings. The revenue and earnings not only exceeded estimates but also significantly surpassed the numbers from the year before, with AI being a star of the growth. Also:…

Woman Chooses All-Inclusive Resort Over Paying Rent To Parents, Gets Called A Jerk

A lot of young adults are still living with their parents. True, there’s also a cultural component to this: more people in their 20s live with their parents in Europe than in the U.S. As for Canada, the percentage of people aged 20-34 still living in their parent’s home is about 35 percent. And while it’s better for the youngsters’ wallets, household decisions and relationships can become tricky to navigate.One Redditor found this out the hard way. She posted a story about an argument with her family that arose due to…

Dad Makes Adult Daughter Do All The Chores Because She’s Not Paying Him Rent, Sparks Debate

It’s not easy to make it in this economy as a young adult. Especially on your own.Soaring rent prices, student loan debt, the increasing cost of living, and other challenges demand strategic planning and, in many cases, help from others.However, father and Reddit user NoDivide4576 thinks instilling resilience in his daughter is more important than accommodating her now that she is of age.The man took to the subreddit ‘Am I the ?‘ to explain his stance, but, to his surprise, many disagreed, sparking a heated debate on…