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Facebook to take on YouTube with 'music' videos

Monday, 16 May 2016 13:46
New Delhi: In a bid to take on video-sharing website YouTube, social networking giant Facebook is planning a new feature called “Slideshow” which will include music from Warner Music Group to help users create “soundtrack options”.Facebook, with 1.59 billion users…

Facebook to turn panoramas into '360 Photos'

Thursday, 12 May 2016 14:41
New York: Social media giant Facebook will turn panoramas on users' phones into "360 Photos" both on News Feed and the Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR for a better viewing experience, a media report said on Thursday.The company also released Gear…

Facebook launches WhatsApp desktop app for Windows, Mac

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:03
New York: Social media giant Facebook has made available its WhatsApp instant messaging smartphone service on Mac and Windows desktops, media reports said on Wednesday."The new desktop app mirrors your mobile device, allowing you to message friends and family while…

Twitter bans US intelligence access to Dataminr analytics

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 11:03
Washington: Twitter has banned the US intelligence agencies from using a service called Dataminr, which searches through real-time tweets to detect newsworthy events, including terror attacks and protests.Dataminr reportedly said that Twitter does not want the intelligence agencies to continue…

Facebook to face lawsuit over its face-recognition system

Saturday, 07 May 2016 12:10
New York: A San Francisco federal judge on Friday ruled against a request by Facebook to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the social networking giant's photo tagging system violates user privacy.The lawsuit alleges that Facebook’s biometric software violates Illinois’s biometric…

Facebook opens office in Malaysia

Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:31
Kuala Lumpur: Social media giant, Facebook has opened a local office in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, a media report said on Thursday."The office launch marks a milestone for Facebook in Malaysia and we are committed to helping Malaysians…

Twitter launches 'Connect' to help you find friends

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 11:55
New York: Micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday launched a "Connect" tab -- a new feature to help you figure out which relevant accounts you would like to follow.The "Connect" tab will also make it easier to connect with your friends…

Twitter says goodbye to direct message bot

Saturday, 30 April 2016 14:46
New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter has retired "Magic Recs" -- an effective bot account that used to send users direct messages (DM) recommending viral accounts or Tweets to follow.The bot used to run an algorithm to measure how many others…

Windows 10 gets new Facebook, Messenger apps

Friday, 29 April 2016 13:28
New York: After several months of beta testing, social media giant Facebook will be launching its new Facebook and Messenger apps on Windows 10 on Friday, a media report said.Facebook is also announcing an updated photo-sharing Instagram app for Windows…

Twitter to become your future teacher

Thursday, 28 April 2016 14:02
New York: Get ready to say good morning to Twitter in classroom soon as the micro-blogging can help teachers engage students in a more efficient way and better prepare them to take on New-Age challenges, researchers reveal.Twitter, if used properly,…