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Twitter may own word 'subtweet'

Saturday, 05 December 2015 16:15
New York: Twitter has applied for trademark for the word "subtweet", which refers to a tweet directed at another person without mentioning their Twitter name, Digital Trends reported.If Twitter succeeds in its bid, the word "subtweet" would belong to the…

Microsoft CEO to visit T-Hub, address budding entrepreneurs

Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:51
Hyderabad: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will visit T-Hub, billed as India's largest technology incubator, during his visit to Hyderabad later this month.Jayesh Ranjan, secretary for information technology in the Telangana government, told IANS on Wednesday that Nadella will be taken…

hike messenger logs in 30 bn message exchanges a month

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 17:14
New Delhi: With a user base of over 70 million in the country, mobile messaging app hike messenger announced on Wednesday that in a span of three months, hike users are exchanging over one billion messages per day -- or…

Politically-active users 'unfriend' people on Facebook

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 16:25
London: Politically-active Facebook users are more likely to 'unfriend' people who do not conform to their own outlook, says a new study.Users who unfriended others were more likely to be ideologically extreme and less supportive of free speech, the researchers…

At Facebook, new dads to get four-month paternity leave

Saturday, 28 November 2015 13:21
New York: When soon-to-be-dad Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to go on two-months' paternity leave before his daughter is due, the corporate world took notice. Now the four-month paid paternal leave policy for US employees has been extended to all…

Google makes secret Star Trek like communicator device

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:00
 Washington: Google has developed a prototype wearable device based on the communicator in Star Trek which uses a microphone to listen to a user's voice and can use Bluetooth to send those commands to another device. In science fiction, Captain…

Google Doodle celebrates early human ancestor

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:55
New York: Google Doodle on Tuesday celebrated the 41st anniversary of the discovery of the world's most famous early human ancestor -- the 3.2 million-year-old ape 'Lucy'.'Lucy' was the first Australopithecus afarensis skeleton ever found, though her remains are only…

Google targets start-ups with new cloud, apps for work

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 14:27
New Delhi: Internet giant Google on Wednesday launched two new initiatives to target enterprises and start-ups with its new improved cloud and apps for work platforms.Under the two initiatives, Google will offer 1,000 start-ups with up to $20,000 each in…

Introverts should stay away from Facebook

Friday, 06 November 2015 17:51
London: If you are an introvert, better stay away from Facebook as the social networking site suits extroverts more, suggests a new study.The study found that introverts with Facebook pages may feel aloof in their group of friends, possibly because…

Facebook friend 'steals' Australian woman's prize money through selfie

Thursday, 05 November 2015 14:48
Melbourne: Posting a selfie with a prize ticket could prove costly as this Australian woman realised when a Facebook 'friend' made away with her $900 prize money she won at a horse race.The woman named Chantelle had been at the…