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Facebook seeks to end storm over 'Digital India' support issue

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:58
New Delhi: Facebook on Tuesday sought to clarify on the controversy over support for "Digital India" -- which chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had solicited -- also translating into support for the much-criticised Internet.og initiative of the social networking giant.The company…

Facebook comments about politicians impact voters

Friday, 25 September 2015 14:31
New York: Even fictitious comments about political candidates posted on Facebook can shape opinions of potential voters, says a study.When Facebook users see favourable comments on the social media site about a political candidate, those opinions positively influence their own…

Facebook launches first newsgathering tool for journalists

Friday, 18 September 2015 15:35
Washington: In a move to take on micro-blogging site Twitter, which is the biggest source of breaking news for journalists, Facebook has launched an innovative newsgathering tool that will help reporters scan and file stories from the ocean of information…

Facebook pays for 'allowing' underage girl to sign up

Monday, 14 September 2015 18:39
London: Facebook agreed to pay an undisclosed amount as out of court settlement to the father of a girl who, he claims, “was exposed to online sexual predators at the age of 11”, Daily Mail reported.The father, who has remained…

Twitter top source for breaking news on social media: Survey

Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:54
Washington: Among all social networking platforms, micro-blogging site Twitter is the top source for users when it comes to breaking news, a new online survey of more than 4,700 social media users has revealed.Nearly nine in 10 Twitter (86 percent)…

Twitter launches self-service ad platform in India

Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:48
New Delhi: Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a self-service advertising platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in India, the social networking service announced on Thursday.Twitter has expanded the platform reach of Twitter ads globally from 33 countries to over…

Google changes logo after 16 years

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 11:05
San Francisco: Google revealed its new logo, which keeps the red, blue, yellow and green colours of the tech giant's original logo but changes the lettering to a simpler, rounded "Product Sans" font.Until now, the firm has used a serif…

App to turn phone into 3D scanner

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 13:58
New York: An app enables you to create 3D scans in seconds with your smartphone good enough for a 3D printer or to be used in video games.The MobileFusion app, developed by Microsoft Research, does not even require any extra…

Karbonn launches new budget smartphone

Thursday, 20 August 2015 17:12
Bengaluru: Domestic handset-maker Karbonn on Thursday launched a new budget smartphone - the Aura 9 - at a price of Rs.6,999.The smartphone comes with a 5-inch big IPS-LCD screen, 4,000 mAh battery along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of…

Have Facebook, Twitter reached saturation?

Thursday, 20 August 2015 15:03
New York: While Facebook and Twitter have a dedicated user base that constantly use the social networking sites, they fail to attract more new users, according to a new survey.In contrast, Pinterest and Instagram continue to attract new users, a…