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  • Facebook may become top video-sharing site: Report 2 days ago

    New York: Videos on Facebook are fast catching up with YouTube in terms of number of shares and the social networking site may overtake YouTube in video sharing through its news feed soon, say researchers. An analysis based on 20,000 Facebook pages and 180,000 posts over one year found that Facebook...
  • Facebook's egg freeze offer to its women employees sparks debate 4 days ago

    Facebook's initiative offering 20,000 dollars to female employees to freeze their eggs has sparked off a massive debate. They say this will give the women a choice to delay childbirth and focus on their careers. The move is likely to be adopted by tech giant Apple as well. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 4 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Freezing eggs vs better day care and flexi working hours: What do women employees want? 4 days ago

    Social media giant Facebook is now paying its female employees $20,000 to freeze their eggs- giving women the opportunity focus on their careers first without delaying fertility. Apple says it plans to offer the same service to its female employees starting January next year. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Another Northeast student beaten in Gurgaon, second attack in two days 4 days ago

    Even as the police ruled out a racist attack angle in the attack on two Northeast Indians in Gurgaon, one of the victims had alleged that the people who attacked them said that all Northeast Indians must leave the city. "They told us that all that people from Northeast India...
  • Should women staff be paid to freeze their eggs: Perk or Ploy? 4 days ago

    Social media giant Facebook is now paying its female employees $20,000 to freeze their eggs - giving women the opportunity focus on their careers first without delaying fertility. Apple says it plans to offer the same service to its female employees starting January next year. ...
  • Facebook's new 'Safety Check' tool lets you notify friends, family that you are safe during natural disasters 4 days ago

    New York: Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones...
  • Watch: What women think of Facebook, Apple's policy to freeze female employee's eggs 4 days ago

    The debate is on after Facebook offers its female employees $20,000 to freeze their eggs in an effort to attract more women. "I don't really think it's any company's business to tell them they should put off having a family in favor of a career," says a female employee. ...
  • Facebook, Apple receive flak for asking women to choose career over motherhood 4 days ago

    Social media giant Facebook is now paying its female employees $20,000 to freeze their eggs- giving women the opportunity focus on their careers first without delaying fertility. Apple says it plans to offer the same service to its female employees starting January next year. ...
  • West Bengal: Man arrested for making anti-Mamata remark on Facebook 5 days ago

    Malda: A man was arrested in Malda district of West Bengal on the charge of making a derogatory remark against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook. The police said that Bapi Pal (25) of Janakinagar village, who worked as a Civic Police Volunteer, but now unemployed, was arrested on Tuesday...
  • Facebook, Apple to pay employees for egg freezing, sperm donors 6 days ago

    New York: Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages - frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help...
  • Mark Zuckerberg donates US dollar 25 million to Ebola fight 6 days ago

    Washington: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife were donating US dollar 25 million to help US efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic. "The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and...
  • Here's why lonely people spend more time on Facebook 6 days ago

    Washington: Feeling of loneliness drives people to Facebook, according to a new study. Researchers found that compared to non-lonely people, lonely people spend more time on Facebook. Lonely individuals who are shy or have low social support may turn to Facebook to compensate for their lack of social skills and/or social...
  • Twitter users can now transfer money via tweets. Here's how 1 week ago

    Paris: One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets. The move by Groupe BPCE, France's second largest bank by customers, coincides with Twitter's own push into the world of online payments as the social network seeks...
  • 113-year-old woman fudges date of birth to join Facebook October 12, 2014

    New York: Anna Stoehr, one of the oldest living people in the world at age 113, has finally got herself a Facebook account. What she had to do was to lie about her actual age as the earliest birth year listed on Facebook to create a new profile is 1905. Stoehr,...
  • Why people stalk Facebook profiles of not-so-successful friends October 12, 2014

    New York: When feeling down and out, do you scan through Facebook profiles of friends who are not so successful to find some solace that you are not alone struggling with life? According to a study, people in good mood surf profiles of friends who are successful and attractive. On the other...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits 'cyber village' in Rajasthan October 11, 2014

    Jaipur: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday visited a "cyber village" in Rajasthan's Alwar district, an official said. "Zuckerberg visited the cyber village, Chandoli, over 170 km from the state capital Jaipur where he interacted with school children and villagers and discussed how this centre is helping in improving Internet...
  • 113-year-old woman fudges date of birth to join Facebook October 11, 2014

    New York: Anna Stoehr, one of the oldest living people in the world at age 113, has finally got herself a Facebook account. What she had to do was to lie about her actual age as the earliest birth year listed on Facebook to create a new profile is 1905. Stoehr,...
  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg visits Rajasthan village October 10, 2014

    Jaipur: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday visited a "cyber village" in Rajasthan's Alwar district, an official said. "Zuckerberg visited the cyber village, Chandoli, over 170 km from the state capital Jaipur where he interacted with school children and villagers and discussed how this centre is helping in improving...
  • Think how social media can stop terror: Modi tells Zuckerberg October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the use of social media in checking terror activities and a host of other issues with social networking giant Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The issues discussed included 'Swachh Bharat' Mission with the Facebook co-founder. Zuckerberg, who called on the Prime Minister, expressed his...
  • Mark Zuckerberg meets PM Modi, discusses plan to develop facebook in other Indian languages October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Friday. Facebook is planning to collaborate with the Centre to improve government services and support initiatives like the Clean Ganga campaign, and girl child education plans among others. Facebook is also planning...
  • Helping innovation in India will help the world: Mark Zuckerberg October 10, 2014

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg after meeting Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said helping innovative people in India will help the world....
  • Facebook keen to expand reach in India October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World's biggest social network Facebook wants to connect more people to internet in India which accounts for the third largest online user base globally after China and the US but has a very low internet penetration growth rate. On his first visit to India, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark...
  • Facebook has no near-term plan to make money from WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook, which closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, has no near-term plan to make money from the service, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday. Zuckerberg, who is visiting India to participate in an event to boost Internet usage, did not give details. Facebook's final WhatsApp...
  • Microsoft chief Satya Nadella faces criticism for saying women should not ask for raises October 10, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the system, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants to make internet affordable for all October 9, 2014

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants to make internet accessible and affordable for all. "We need to implement basic free internet plans for everyone. India needs to adopt the internet even more. Connectivity to the internet should be a fundamental right," said Zuckerberg. ...
  • Government to discuss tie-up with Facebook on social sector issues: Sources October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is looking to tie up with social networking site Facebook on social sector issues like Clean Ganga, female foeticide and education of girl child, sources said on Thursday. The government will convey to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerburg, who is on his first visit to India, to look...
  • Facebook has no near-term plan to monetise WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook Inc, which closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, has no near-term plan to make money from the service, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday. Zuckerberg, who is visiting India to participate in an event to boost Internet usage, did not give details. Facebook's final...
  • Mark Zuckerberg addresses the first Internet.org summit in New Delhi; to meet PM Modi on October 10 October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is on a two-day visit to India, the second biggest market for the social networking giant, addressed the first Internet.org summit on October 9 in New Delhi. Addressing the summit, Zuckergberg said that more than one billion people don't have the Internet access in...