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WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

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Telangana bill cleared amid din, mysterious TV blackout of Lok Sabha – Times of India

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Lok Sabha polls in mind, BJP waits for LG Najeeb Jung’s move – Indian Express

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Flappy Bird creator says will take down the game on Sunday – NDTV

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More than 1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013, a third by Samsung: IDC – NDTV

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