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25-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook to begin testing GIF button for comments

Social media giant Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that will allow users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments."Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to use them in comments. So we are about to start testing...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people : Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, who has achieved superstar status after his role as a passionate jazz musician in "La La Land", says Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people but not the consequence of it.Gosling was a star attraction here at the Adobe annual summit...

23-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook Live available to desktop users now

Facebook users can now go live directly from their desktops using their webcams and also broadcast gameplay from their computers.According to a Facebook blog post on Wednesday, Facebook live on desktops was earlier available for pages only, but now the status...

22-Mar-2017 Washington

Facebook COO pens a self-help book

The first woman to serve on Facebook's board, who is now the Social media giants Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg has announced the release of her latest book, which focusses on finding meaning and happiness after an adversity.Titled "Option B: Facing...

22-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter shut six lakh terror-related accounts in 18 months

Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked more than six lakh terror-related accounts in last one and a half years, media reported.According to a report in CNET on Tuesday that quoted Twitter's 'Transparency Report', the micro-blogging site has suspended a total of...

21-Mar-2017 New York

New Facebook tool curbs sharing fake news

In a battle against fake news, Facebook has started to roll out a new tool that fact-checks the stories a user shares.According to a report in Telegraph on Monday, some users in the US saw a pop-up window appearing when they shared a story on their profile,...

21-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter to launch Live video API later this week

In a bid to make easier for media firms to post live video broadcasts, micro-blogging website Twitter will launch Live video application programming interface (API) later this week."The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video...

18-Mar-2017 New York

Impulsive Facebook use may cause brain imbalance

Do you have the habit of constantly checking Facebook or other social media sites while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times? Beware, it could lead to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, researchers warn.The findings showed...

14-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook, Instagram ban developers from using data for surveillance

To curb spying by authorities and other law enforcement agencies, Facebook has banned developers from using data obtained from them to provide tools that are used for surveillance.In a post on Monday, social networking giant that also own Instagram explained...

10-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook launches 'Messenger Day'

Facebook has launched "Messenger Day" that let users share with the public or a custom friend decorated photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.Messenger Day is rolling out for everyone at the top of Facebook's chat app on both iOS and Android. "You are...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Google invites entries for 'SMB Heroes' awards

Google India on Wednesday invited entries for "SMB Heroes" awards, a nationwide programme designed to recognise and celebrate small and medium businesses (SMB) that have gone digital to become successful.The programme in partnership with the Federation of Indian...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Facebook launches new tool to compare campaigns

Facebook is making its cross-device Atlas data available to more advertisers and has launched an "Advanced Measurement" tool that will allow them to measure the effectiveness of their campaigns across the social network and other platforms.The Atlas advertising...

08-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Google doodle celebrates International Women's Day

The search engine giant Google on Wednesday dedicated the International Women's Day in a creative manner through its doodle.Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8.With eight slide shows, the doodle reminded of the female pioneers and their...

07-Mar-2017 New York

Antitrust probe launched against Google in Turkey

American multinational tech company Google faces a regulatory scrutiny in Turkey after officials launched an antitrust investigation on the companys Android operating system, a media report said.The investigation, prompted by a complaint from Google's Russian...

06-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Coursera, Google offer cloud training courses

US-based edu-tech company Coursera on Monday announced a collaboration with Google to offer 'Google Cloud Training' courses on its platform.Developed and taught by Google experts, these courses will be available on-demand for any current or aspiring IT professionals...

06-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook may add 'Dislike' button in Messenger

After offering a slew of "Reaction" buttons for posts last year, Facebook may soon add a new reaction "Dislike" for Facebook Messenger, a media report said.According to a report in Tech Crunch, Facebook was testing out a "thumbs down" reaction in addition...

05-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook launches 'disputed' tag to crack down on fake news

Social media giant Facebook has launched its much hyped "fake news" crackdown initiative in the US, tagging as "disputed" the stories that are deemed false by fact checking organisations, the media reported on Sunday.The new feature uses non-partisan third-party...

04-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook may soon broadcast original shows

After the success of its Facebook Live feature, Facebook is looking for original TV-like programmes from various genres and may pay hefty amount for it, a media report said.According to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, Facebook was interested...

04-Mar-2017 New York

Google to unveil new Pixel phone this year

US tech giant Google will release a new Pixel smartphone later this year. The device, with the built-in personal Google Assistant, will directly competes with the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus."The device will remain 'premium' in its next iteration and the...

01-Mar-2017 Singapore

How Google can help save our ecosystem

Using nearly 100,000 images extracted from Google Street View, a team of researchers has developed a method to map and quantify how street trees regulate ecosystem services.With urban populations exploding in megacities like Tokyo, Shanghai and Delhi to well...

24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

WhatsApp now has 200 mn users in India

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Friday announced that it has 200 million monthly active users in India.Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, along with Neeraj Arora, Head of Business, WhatsApp, on Friday visited Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi...

24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

WhatsApp's new 'Status' feature available to all

Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp's new "Status" feature is now available to all users across the globe on iPhone, Android and Windows devices.The "Status" feature lets users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that...

20-Feb-2017 London

Google, Microsoft agree to crack down on internet piracy

Websites that stream or host pirated material may find it harder to feature on the first pages of two leading search engines as Google and Microsoft, which uses Bing search engine, have agreed to a new code of conduct designed to demote such websites in Britain,...

17-Feb-2017 New York

Mark Zuckerberg hails Modi for connecting with masses via Facebook

As India conducts assembly elections in five states, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of working using the social networking platform to establish a meaningful dialogue between the people and the government.Modi...

16-Feb-2017 New York

Facebook announces new video app for TV

In a bid to give users more options as to how and where they can watch videos, social media giant Facebook on Thursday announced a new app for TV.The app will be rolled out soon to app stores for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV, with more...

15-Feb-2017 New York

Facebook videos to now autoplay with audio

Facebook is soon rolling out an update to all its users that would autoplay the sound of a video on News Feed, without users having to tap on it.In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook said that as people had begun watching more video on phones, they expected sound...

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Need to simplify ways for online safety : Google India

Many internet users in India are coming online for the first time and there is a need to simplify ways to make them safe, a Google executive said here on Tuesday.Safer Internet Day 2017 is being celebrated globally on Tuesday, with the theme 'Be the change:...

03-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Facebook celebrates 13th birthday with new products

On its 13th birthday on Friday -- and calling it "Friends Day" -- Facebook is launching new products to encourage people to connect with their friends."Through friendship, our world grows more connected, powerful things can happen, and lives and communities...

28-Jan-2017 New York

Twitter releases NSLs that forced it to reveal users' data

Twitter on Saturday became the latest tech giant after Yahoo, Cloudflare and Google to release national security letters (NSLs) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that forced them to reveal user data to the government.The tech companies have been...

28-Jan-2017 New York

Zuckerberg criticises Trump's orders on immigration

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his social network to criticise US President Donald Trump's anti-immigration policies and his plans to build a wall along the border with Mexico.In his first week in the White House, Trump signed executive orders for the border...

27-Jan-2017 New York

Gmail users can't send Javascript files from February 13

To protect users from potential viruses, tech giant Google has announced to restrict Gmail users from sending Javascript files from February 13."Gmail currently restricts certain file attachments (e.g. .exe, .msc, and .bat) for security reasons and similar...

25-Jan-2017 New York

Zuckerberg has no plans to run for US presidency

Shelving rumours surrounding his plans to run for the US presidency, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has insisted that for now he has no such intentions, saying he would continue to work to grow his company.For now, he said he would continue working on growing his...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

SC notice on plea for privacy regulations on WhatsApp, Facebook

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the central government's response on a plea seeking to put in place regulation to protect the privacy of the messages of WhatsApp and Facebook users.The court also issued notices to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...

07-Jan-2017 New York

Facebook hires former CNN anchor to lead news partnership team

Facebook has hired former NBC and CNN anchor Campbell Brown to lead its news partnership team, media reported.But the Brown job will not address the issue of fake news spread, as it was earlier speculated.Ever since the job was opened in December 2016, there...

07-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Google Doodle honours inventor of worldwide standard time

Google has honoured Sandford Fleming, a Canadian inventor and engineer of Scottish birth known for his invention of worldwide standard time, with a Doodle."Today's Doodle reflects Fleming's legacy on this, the 190th anniversary of his birth," Google said in...

05-Jan-2017 Kharagpur (West Bengal)

Sundar Pichai has heart-to-heart talk with IIT-Kharagpur students

In a heart-to-heart conversation at his alma mater IIT-Kharagpur on Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai talked about various things in his college life, ranging from his girlfriend, bunking classes to mess food.He visited the campus after 23 years,...

05-Jan-2017 Kharagpur (West Bengal)

Global software giants from India in 5-10 years : Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday expressed confidence that big global software companies will start emerging from India in the next five to 10 years."In five- to 10-year time frame, we will see big global software companies coming out of India and we will...

05-Jan-2017 Kharagpur (West Bengal)

Google betting big on AI, machine learning : Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday said his organisation is "betting big" on advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the coming years.Asked on the next big thing at Google, Pichai said: "I can't quite tell exactly but advances in...

03-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Google Doodle pays tribute to India's first feminist

Google dedicated a Doodle on Tuesday to mark the 186th birth anniversary of India's 19th century social reformer Savitribai Jyotirao Phule, considered the first feminist of the country.Savitribai K. Patil was born on January 3, 1831, in a rich and influential...

27-Dec-2016 New Delhi

India largest country in demand for mobile developer courses : Google

India overtook the US to become the largest country in terms of interest in mobile developer courses in 2016, Google India said on Tuesday -- search queries in mobile development courses from India saw 200 per cent (year-on-year growth) in the last two years.Karnataka,...

22-Dec-2016 New York

Facebook has emerged as a new kind of media platform : Zuckerburg

Facebook is neither a "traditional" media company, nor it is a "traditional" technology company, CEO Mark Zuckerburg has said, adding that it is a new kind of platform.Zuckerburg on Wednesday invited his 82 million followers on Facebook to sit in on his discussion...

16-Dec-2016 San Francisco

Facebook wants fact-checking agencies to identify fake news

Responding to criticism from all quarters over the spread of fake news, Facebook has asked its users to flag fake news stories which will be verified by third party fact-checkers.According to media reports, Facebook was going to work with five fact-checking agencies...

15-Dec-2016 New York

Facebook won't help build Muslim registry

Breaking its silence, Facebook on Thursday said that it would not help US President-elect Donald Trump's administration to create a list of Muslims present in the US.In a statement to the Intercept, Facebook said: "No one has asked us to build a Muslim registry,...

14-Dec-2016 New Delhi

'Sultan', 'Kabali' take top spots among trending movies: Google India

Bollywood actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Patani - who starred together in "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", and superstar Salman Khan's "Sultan" were amongst the top searches on Google in 2016.Google India on Wednesday issued a statement of the 2016 recap...

12-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Google's Pulkit Trivedi joins Facebook India as Industry Director

Facebook on Monday announced the appointment of Pulkit Trivedi, who had led Google's e-commerce team until recently, as Industry Director for e-commerce, retail, travel and financial services verticals, where he will lead in building and maintaining strategic...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Vijay Mallya's twitter account hacked

The official twitter handler of controversial liquor baron Vijay Mallya appeared to be hacked on Friday morning.A series of abusive and embarrassing tweets were sent out to over 5.51 million followers by a cracker group or individual named 'Legion'.A group...

09-Dec-2016 New York

Twitter rolls back changes after 'confusion'

Twitter timelines were full of complaints against the experimental change where the names mentioned would be stripped from the start of replies in the notification tab and would not be counted towards the character count in replies.According to a report in BuzzFeed...

07-Dec-2016 New York

Tweeting emoji at Google will surprise you

If you tweet an emoji at Google, it will interpret it and show you relevant results.The feature that starts from Wednesday takes a few seconds to come up with relevant Google searches for an emoji.For example, if users have to find a restaurant in the area,...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation was most significant moment on Twitter in 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move on November 8 was the most significant moment on Twitter in 2016. The social network recorded 650,000 tweets in 24 hours following the announcement and millions more tweets in the following weeks, the company...

05-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Say hello with Google Allo in Hindi now

In a bid to take instant messaging experience to millions in India, Google on Monday introduced Hindi language capabilities in its Google Allo smart messaging app.The new updates in "Google Assistant" and "Smart Reply" features will roll on Allo from Monday...

03-Dec-2016 New York

Facebook working on Snapchat-like Discover feature

In yet another attempt to take on photo sharing mobile service Snapchat, Facebook is working on a new feature which will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed."The feature called 'Collections' functions similarly to...

01-Dec-2016 New Delhi

How Rahul, Congress Twitter accounts may have been hacked

As the news of Congress Party and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi's Twitter accounts being hacked spread like wildfire on Thursday, cyber experts were not surprised as the phenomenon is quite common across the globe where hackers are always a step ahead...

01-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Congress Twitter account hacked

Indian National Congress's official Twitter account was hacked on Thursday morning, a day after the account of its Vice President Rahul Gandhi was hacked.Expletives and abusive tweets were posted on the handle.One of the tweets posted on the account said that...

30-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Will help mobile-driven businesses in India: Facebook

At a time when mobile is transforming the way people connect, Facebook is committed to help mobile-driven businesses to grow in India, a top executive said on Wednesday.Speaking at the "Mobile Moves Business" event here that brought together businesses,...

28-Nov-2016 New York

On Twitter, images of children continue to be exploited

Some Twitter users have been indulging in swapping of illegal images of children to sexualise them, the media reported.According to a report in BBC on Monday, images of young girls in their school uniform or swimsuit and which are actually innocuous, are...

20-Nov-2016 New York

Mark Zuckerberg announces new steps to curb fake news on Facebook

A day after US President Barack Obama crticised Facebook for spreading fake news that favoured Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced new steps to counter fake news on the platform, a media report said."We take misinformation seriously,"...

19-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Google Arts and Culture unveils virtual exhibition on Indian women

Technology giant Google has on Saturday, through its cultural arm Google Arts & Culture, unveiled a virtual collection of artworks and exhibitions on the life of Indian women in history -- spanning 2,500 years and from 26 cultural institutions across the country,...

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