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Facebook's suicide prevention tool now in Britain

Saturday, 20 February 2016 12:22
London: After a successful trial in the US and Australia, social media giant Facebook has rolled out its suicide prevention tool in Britain that allows users to notify it if a friend is in distress.Created in consultation with British charity…

Facebook to launch ads in Messenger?

Friday, 19 February 2016 17:06
New York: A leaked document from Facebook has revealed that the social networking giant may launch ads within Messenger in the second quarter of 2016.The document, obtained by the tech website Tech Crunch, read: "Businesses will be able to send…

Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India

Thursday, 11 February 2016 17:11
New Delhi: Facebook had cut off its Free Basics service for India three days after the country's telecom watchdog said no to discriminatory pricing of data content."Free Basics is no longer available to people in India," a Facebook spokesperson said…

Google doodles 'father' of periodic table on birth anniversary

Monday, 08 February 2016 11:39
New Delhi: Internet search giant Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev on his 182nd birth anniversary.Born on February 8, 1834, Mendeleev is popularly known as the "Father of Periodic Table".He formulated the Periodic Law, created…

Twitter shuts down over 125,000 terrorist accounts

Saturday, 06 February 2016 12:01
New York: In its bid to curb the spread of terrorism-related tweets on its platform, the micro-blogging site has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to the Islamic State (IS).“Like most people around the…

Now, one billion people use Facebook-owned WhatsApp

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:20
New York: Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp has reached the milestone of one-billion users, with 42 billion messages being exchanged daily, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday.“One billion people now use WhatsApp. There are only a few services that…

Twitter planning 10,000-character limit for tweets

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:00
New York: Want to convey more to your friends and policymakers on Twitter? Soon, you may be able to tweet in 10,000 characters on the micro-blogging site.According to media reports, Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users…

Facebook backup plan would keep it running on Android

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 16:52
New York: Facebook is ready with a contingency plan should Google ever pull its Android app from the Play Store, according to a media report.Facebook and Google are at odds with each other given their competing ad and search interests,…

Facebook censors photo of Denmark's iconic statue

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 14:35
London: Social networking website Facebook censored Copenhagen's iconic statue of the Little Mermaid for showing "too much bare skin or sexual undertones", but reversed its decision following an appeal made by a Danish politician, a media report said.The image was…

ASUS launches ZenFone Max in India for Rs. 9,999

Monday, 04 January 2016 14:11
New Delhi: Taiwanese tech giant ASUS on Monday launched in its ZenFone Max - a 4G-enabled smartphone with a powerful 5,000 mAH battery in India.The pre-booking of the smartphone, which is best suited for people who demand a long-lasting battery…