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  • Google's Gmail down for users around the world 25-01-2014 10:41 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc (GOOG.O) suffered a service outage on Friday that briefly took down Gmail, the Internet email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses across the globe. Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (19:12 GMT), said roughly one hour...
  • Google links Google+ contacts to Gmail, raises concerns 10-01-2014 01:17 PM

    San Francisco: A new feature in Google's Gmail will result in some users receiving messages from people with whom they have not shared their email addresses, raising concerns among some privacy advocates. The change, which Google announced on Thursday, broadens the list of contacts available to Gmail users so it...
  • Tips and solutions: How to erase yourself from the Internet 27-12-2013 12:43 PM

    If the online world has started taking a toll on you and you want to disappear from the Internet for sometime, here are some tips and solutions for you. ...
  • A field guide to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social networks 04-12-2013 11:27 AM

    Did you know that average time spent on Facebook per user is 8.3 hours per month? Did you know that tweets with image links get twice the engagement rate than those without images? There are many facts and interesting bits of information about social networks that we think you should...
  • 10 tips: How to make your Facebook updates get noticed 05-11-2013 01:11 PM

    We often find our Facebook timeline spammed with useless status updates, including meaningless photos and irrelevant remarks, from friends on social networking sites. Most of the users assume their updates to be wise or witty, but, they are, at times, perceived to be so poorly articulated that they end up...
  • Google Plus strives to catch up with Facebook, adds more tools to edit photos, video 30-10-2013 10:46 AM

    San Francisco: Google is introducing more tools to automatically edit images posted on its Plus networking service in its latest attempt to lure traffic away from Facebook and other online hangouts. Most of the 18 new features unveiled Tuesday rely on technology designed to identify the photos and videos that...
  • Google+ users attempt to beat Google at its own game with Eric Schmidt profile pics 15-10-2013 02:24 PM

    New Delhi: After Google announced its plans to launch new product-endorsement ads incorporating photos, comments and names of its users, Google+ users adopted a unique approach to protest the move. A few users changed their Google+ profile pictures to images of Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, reports Huffington Post. It...
  • Best time to post on Facebook 6-8am, Twitter 1-3pm, Google+ 9-11am 23-09-2013 02:09 PM

    People are often seen posting on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus at leisure, but a new report has observed that there are the best times during the day when the posts on social networking sites can help you get the maximum traction. Here is an infographic that suggests when you...
  • Here is what people do on social networking sites 19-08-2013 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: While it is widely known that today online users spend a major part of their lives on the social networking sites, but do you know what people have been observed doing the most on these sites? According to a study, around 70 per cent of the users spend...
  • Google Latitude to go off the map to make space for Google Plus 11-07-2013 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Google has announced that Google Latitude, its location sharing service, will no longer be a part of the Google Maps app and that it is retiring the service on August 9, 2013. Google is aggressively pushing its social networking service Google Plus and the Latitude retirement is also...
  • Airtel users can now access Google services on mobile for free 26-06-2013 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel in association with Google today announced the launch of Free Zone powered by Google, which will give Airtel mobile customers access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ in India. The first page of a website linked from search results is provided...
  • Watch: Google Plus Hangout with Milind Deora on future of IT in India 06-06-2013 06:47 PM

    Minister of State for IT, Communications and Shipping Milind Deora joins a Google+ Hangout as he discusses the Future of Information Technology and Communication in India on 6th June, 2013 at 7PM. ...
  • Google Talk is now Google+ Hangouts; no invisible mode or file sharing 17-05-2013 06:18 PM

    New Delhi: Google's much used instant messaging platform, Google Talk (also known as GTalk or GChat), was ignored by Google for some time now in terms of new feature additions. Google has now reinvented Google Talk as Google Plus Hangouts that in a way integrates Google Plus video Hangouts and...
  • Google boosts photo offerings on Google Plus to rival Facebook 16-05-2013 02:10 PM

    San Francisco: Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online and on mobile gadgets is growing more popular. Many of the 41 new features being...
  • Google unveils music service; improves maps, photo, other tools 16-05-2013 08:38 AM

    San Francisco: Google used its annual conference for software developers, Google I/O, to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives. Here's a look at some...
  • Watch: Google+ Hangout with Shashi Tharoor 09-05-2013 07:26 PM

    Shashi Tharoor, the union minister for state for human resource development, is joining a Google+ Hangout on Thursday May 9. Shashi Tharoor is one of the more technology savvy union ministers. In the Google+ Hangout Tharoor will address questions on challenges in higher education such as faculty shortage and low...
  • Shashi Tharoor to field questions on education in Google+ Hangout 08-05-2013 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Got a question on the future on higher education in India? You can ask Shashi Tharoor, the union minister for state for human resource development, in a Google+ Hangout on Thursday May 9 at 7PM. Shashi Tharoor is one of the more technology savvy union ministers. In the...
  • Google adds Communities to Google Plus 07-12-2012 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: Google is going full steam ahead with its social networking service Google Plus. Soon after adding its Plus One feature to apps on Google Play. Google has announced the launch of Google Plus Communities. Though Google has an existing community product called Google Groups, Communities on Google Plus...
  • Watch: Kejriwal's online interaction session with supporters 10-11-2012 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: India Against Corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday interacted with netizens and answered their questions on Google+ Hangout. The one-hour session began at 8 pm India time and was aimed at interacting with non-resident Indians (NRIs) in particular. Members of the IAC said on Saturday that they had...
  • Google+ may have 400 mn users by end of 2012 31-12-2011 12:58 PM

    London: Google's social networking site Google Plus will have more than 400 million users by the end of 2012, a researcher has said. The service that opened for all users in September has passed the 62 million mark, the Daily Mail said. American analyst Paul Allen has said 625,000 members...
  • Enemy spies use social networking as 'honey trap' 19-12-2011 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: Social networking sites such as Facebook have emerged as the new "honey trap" set by enemy spies prompting the government to ask senior officials of paramilitary and armed forces to stop flaunting their career information or at best stay away from such web sites. Cases of such cyber...
  • Google Plus adds business, celebrity pages 08-11-2011 08:06 AM

    San Francisco: Google's social networking service is now open for businesses. The expansion, announced on Monday, is the latest feature on Google's Plus service to imitate what's already available on Facebook, the leading website for sharing with family, friends and businesses. Google Inc. unveiled Plus in late June to counter...
  • Marilyn, Elvis team up for 'Retro World' game 05-11-2011 12:49 PM

    Raleigh: Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe, both long dead, get new lives in an online game aimed at the 40-and-over crowd that seeks to tap into the Hollywood legends' eternal, and lucrative, popularity. Presley and Monroe are both "starring" characters in Entertainment Games' episodic, free-to-play adventures of Retro World, which...
  • Twitter apes Facebook with Twitter Stories 02-11-2011 03:18 PM

    New Delhi: Opening a new page in the I-innovate-you-copy online saga, Twitter has announced Twitter Stories. Available on stories.twitter.com the idea is quite similar to Facebook Stories and to some extent Google Search Stories. The first series of Twitter stories include how "a single Tweet that helped save a bookstore...
  • Google alerts Gmail users of Buzz retirement 27-10-2011 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: Google is now alerting Gmail users about the impending retirement of its Buzz service. The notification in a yellow box reads, "Google Buzz is going away, but your posts are yours to keep" and directs users to a page that provides further information on how users can port...