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  • Facebook unlikely to get into car-making, solar power; CEO Zuckerberg focuses on providing Internet connectivity around the world 8 hours 12 minutes ago

    New York: No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems. Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is "pretty focused." Apple has created phones,...
  • Instagram rolls out new 'carousel' ad feature; expect more promotional images in your feed 8 hours 29 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Instagram will let brand marketers showcase more images on its photo-sharing smartphone app, the Facebook-owned service's latest move to expand its money-making advertising features. The new "carousel ads" feature will let brands post multiple images, which users can scroll through by swiping their finger across the phone's screen. The idea,...
  • Facebook develops a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software 23 hours 50 minutes ago

    New York: Facebook has developed a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software. The test, developed by researchers at Facebook's Artificial Intelligence lab, involves 20 tasks, which get progressively harder. Any potential artificial intelligence (AI) must pass all of them if it is ever to...
  • Anna Hazare gets threats on Facebook; FIR registered against 2 Canada men Yesterday

    Thane: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, who is set to undertake a footmarch protesting the Land Acquistion Bill, has received life threats on social networking site Facebook, police said on Wednesday. A Kalyan resident Ashok Gautam (57), who is associated with the movement of the veteran activist, has been getting messages in...
  • Facebook user booked for allegedly posting derogatory comments against Christianity Yesterday

    Mangaluru: A Facebook user, who had allegedly posted hate comments against Christianity, was today slapped with a case after the community leaders lodged a complaint accusing him of disrupting peace and harmony. A delegation of Christian leaders today submitted a memorandum to City Police Commissioner S Murugan and Deputy Commissioner A...
  • Facebook addiction can lead to depression Yesterday

    New York: Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could drive you to depression, a new study warns. The study found that heavy Facebook users might experience envy, which can ultimately lead to extreme sadness. The researchers surveyed 736 college students and found that if one quietly stalks their...
  • Google+ likely to be split; Photos and Hangouts may soon be separated 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Google Inc's Bradley Horowitz will run the company's Photo and Streams products, in a move that indicates the company may be reorganizing its Google+ social networking site. Horowitz, vice president of product management since 2008, announced the move in a Google+ post late on Sunday. "It's important to me that these...
  • MWC 2015 highlights: From Samsung and HTC's flagship phones to Facebook and Google's big plans 2 days ago

    New York: High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look...
  • Video shows Los Angeles police fatally shooting man 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles police has fatally shot a man in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent...
  • Here's what could make Facebook users envious and depressed 3 days ago

    Washington: Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles could make you feel envious and depressed, according to a new study. Researchers examined how passive versus active Facebook use affects users. They completed two studies: one laboratory experiment, which allowed them to draw inferences about cause...
  • Passive Facebook use to scroll news feed, browse profiles can lead to depression: Study 4 days ago

    Washington: Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles could make you feel envious and depressed, according to a new study. Researchers examined how passive versus active Facebook use affects users. They completed two studies: one laboratory experiment, which allowed them to draw inferences about...
  • German consumer groups warn Facebook over data protection 6 days ago

    Berlin: German consumer groups say they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations said it has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Facebook's European headquarters in Ireland. The letter cites 19 clauses in the company's terms of service and...
  • Facebook adds 'fill in the blank' as the 59th gender option for users 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. "Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able to add...
  • Facebook's new feature could help you save lives of friends who appear distressed 1 week ago

    New York: Now you can more easily help save the lives of friends who might appear distressed, through a new updated Facebook feature. If a Facebook friend posts something that indicates he might be thinking of harming himself, users can click on an arrow on the post to report it. Facebook will...
  • Indians report the largest number of Facebook bugs 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook has paid over USD 3 million since 2011 to security researchers who report bugs on its website, with India topping the tally with the largest number of valid threats reported. India, which has over 112 million Facebook users, cornered an average reward of USD 1,343...
  • Suggestions on social media used in Railway Budget 2015-16, says Prabhu 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said his ministry received an overwhelming response and suggestions on social media during the formative phase of the Railway Budget 2015-16. "We received over 20,000 responses from people on social media and some of the suggestions are there in the Budget," he said...
  • Only 13 per cent Indian subscribers on 3G and 4G networks: Facebook 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Only 13 per cent of subscribers in India are using 3G and 4G networks even as high speed mobile data services are being around for over two years, a study by Facebook-led internet.org said today. According to the report, India stands at the bottom when it comes to mobile...
  • What is HTTP/2 and how it can change the way you surf the Internet February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Internet is racing ahead and changing fast and even our good old Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is also getting a facelift with its successor HTTP/2. For those still wondering what this non-human code is, HTTP is a mechanism a browser uses to request information from a server and...
  • Most people in developing world do not use Internet due to high costs, poor availability: Facebook February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Most people in the developing world do not use the Internet, with access limited by high costs, poor availability and a lack of relevant content, a Facebook report said Tuesday. Facebook, which carried out the study through its Internet.org initiative that aims to boost connectivity around the world, said...
  • Microsoft to discontinue support for Facebook chat, Google chat from Outlook.com in coming weeks February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's email service-Outlook.com has sent an email to all its users that it was removing Facebook chat and Google chat support from its service. The company said that in the upcoming weeks it will discontinue support for the popular chats in a bid to push its own Skype chatting...
  • Shuttle bus drivers at Facebook ratify new Teamsters contract: Report February 23, 2015

    NewYork-Shuttle bus drivers at Facebook voted on Saturday to ratify a new union contract giving them more pay, better benefits and addressing split-shift scheduling, the Wall Street Journal reported. It said Loop Transportation, the contractor that employs the drivers and negotiated with Teamsters Local 853, cautioned that the agreement was not...
  • French minister asks Google, Facebook, Twitter to investigate, remove terrorist propaganda content from the web February 22, 2015

    San Francisco: The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. "We emphasized that when an investigation is underway we don't want to go through the usual government to...
  • Nations need to engage in online marketing of anti-IS messages to combat jihadist propaganda: Experts February 21, 2015

    Washington: The Internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, according to participants in a Washington meeting on countering radical groups. Experts say governments must engage in corporate-style marketing if they are to combat the Islamic State, which...
  • Virat Kohli 2nd most followed Indian sportsperson on facebook, crosses 20 million February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday became the second most followed Indian sportsperson on 'Facebook' behind iconic Sachin Tendulkar as he crossed the 20-million mark, the social networking site said. The 26-year-old, who was the first Indian batsman to score a century against arch-rivals Pakistan in a World Cup...
  • Facebook developing virtual reality versions of its apps February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook is soon going to come up with its version of apps in virtual reality, which will let users share their current environment with others through an app. According to a report from The Verge, Facebook's head of product, Chris Cox at Recode's Code Media conference in Dana...
  • Budget interviews to be streamed live on social media February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on utilising social media to reach out to people, the first interviews of the Finance Minister and Railway Minister, after they present their respective budgets, will be streamed live on 'YouTube' while questions will be invited from the people through 'Twitter'. The Information...
  • 90 lakh discussed India-Pakistan match on Facebook, 17 lakh tweeted February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match at Adelaide was discussed by about 90 lakh people on Facebook, while nearly 16.94 lakh tweeted about the clash of the arch-rivals. There were also 2.5 crore interactions about the match on Sunday on Facebook, the world's biggest social media platform said in...
  • People insecure in their relationships are more active on Facebook: Study February 16, 2015

    New York: People who are insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on Facebook - frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or 'liking' something - in hopes of getting attention, scientists say. In two surveys of nearly 600 people ages 18-83, researchers at Union College in US asked...
  • AAP in talks with Facebook to set up free WiFi facility in Delhi; plans to launch a mobile app for women's safety February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already begun talks with companies, including Facebook, for setting up free WiFi facility across Delhi, at a total cost of about Rs 150-200 crore, sources said. The initial talks are being held by party volunteers, many of them holding senior positions in IT...
  • Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die February 13, 2015

    New York: Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world's biggest online social network said that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log...