SOCIALISM

  • Kotak Mahindra launches social savings bank account January 20, 2015

    Coimbatore: Kotak Mahindra Bank on Tuesday launched Jifi Saver, a social savings bank account which can be seamlessly managed via Twitter and Facebook,in this region. Developed for today's tech savvy and socially connected consumers with an active digital life, Jifi saver will take care of...
  • Facebook says it adds more than $200 billion to global economy January 20, 2015

    San Francisco: With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook would rank as the world's second-most populous nation if it were a country. While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity - $227 billion worth of economic impact...
  • Facebook Messenger gets voice-to-text conversion feature January 20, 2015

    New York: Social networking site Facebook has launched a new feature for its messenger app that automatically transcribes any file sent as a voice recording and lets the people send voice clips to each other. To send an audio clip, just tap the microphone icon, record the message and send. The tool...
  • ICICI Bank account holders can now use Twitter to transfer funds, recharge prepaid mobiles, check account balances January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Customers of ICICI Bank can use their Twitter account for real-time fund transfers, prepaid mobile recharges and to check bank balance. Private sector lender ICICI Bank today launched a facility which allows account-holders to transfer funds through Twitter. The user will have to subscribe ('follow') the bank's Twitter handle and register...
  • Global unemployment to go up in next five years: UN report January 20, 2015

    Geneva: Global unemployment is expected to increase by 11 million in the next five years as the world economy continues to grow at "tepid rates", a latest UN report released has warned. According to the World Employment Social Outlook report compiled by International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 212 million...
  • Facebook, Twitter use does not increase stress: Study January 18, 2015

    Washington: Facebook and Twitter users do not experience increased stress than non-users, but are more aware of negative events in their friends' lives, a new study has found. The study by the Pew Research Centre surveyed the stress levels of 1,801 adults with the widely used Perceived Stress Scale, which asks...
  • Facebook sharing boosts involvement with news and information January 18, 2015

    Washington: Sharing and discussing news content on social media sites such as Facebook can drive greater involvement with news and information, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found. People who share news on social media sites may connect more with that information - and stay connected longer - than people who...
  • 8 Indian companies in Fortune 500 spend $81 million a year on CSR: report January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as eight Indian companies in Fortune Global 500 list including Reliance Industries and ONGC spend as much as $81 million a year on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, a report says. According to a report published by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, while, the eight...
  • Hyderabad Police arrests engineer over suspected links with Islamic State January 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old engineer over suspected links with the Islamic State. The engineer was arrested while attempting to fly to Dubai on Thursday. Police said Salman Moinuddin is a resident of Hyderabad's Asif Nagar and was planning to join his partner, a UK-national, and travel to...
  • 'Facebook at Work' wants to make workplaces Facebook-friendly January 15, 2015

    New York: The social networking site has launched "Facebook at Work", a service that works like regular Facebook except you use it to connect to colleagues who may or may not be friends. The service is being tested ahead of its public launch scheduled later this year, wired.com reported. "Facebook at Work"...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Social Media Person of the Year award January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active blogger and user of different social networks, has been named the Social Media Person of the Year, by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The event is still due to happen in the capital, but since Big B won't be able to make...
  • Facebook 'likes' reveal your true personality January 13, 2015

    Miami: A computer program that analyses your Facebook "likes" may be a better judge of your personality than your closest friends and family, according to research out Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences was led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Stanford University. Through...
  • US Central Command Twitter feed appears hacked by Islamic State sympathizers January 12, 2015

    Washington: The US Central Command Twitter feed appeared to have been hacked on Monday by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizers. "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad," the Centcom Twitter feed said. The Twitter account published a list of generals and...
  • Facebook most popular social network: Survey January 12, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media site,...
  • Facebook most popular social network: US study January 11, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media...
  • 'Avengers' star Jeremy Renner 'devastated' by divorce January 11, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Jeremy Renner is said to be "devastated" after his wife, Sonni Pacheco, filed for divorce from him. Pacheco has asked for legal separation from the 'Avengers' actor after just 10 months of marriage. Together, they have a 21-month-old daughter named Ava Berlin. Their relationship is said to have started...
  • 'Je Suis Charlie' message goes viral after Paris attack January 8, 2015

    Messages of condolence, outrage and defiance over the Paris terrorist attack on a newspaper office spread quickly around the world on Wednesday with thousands of people taking to the streets to protest the killings and using the slogan "Je Suis Charlie" on social media. Many who poured into Place de la...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • AP CM's popularity rises across social networking platforms January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is gaining in popularity on various social networking platforms, including garnering over 4.3 lakh followers on Twitter. "The number of followers of Naidu's Twitter page is 4,37,696, while the number of likes on his Facebook page is 3,38,114 and the number of likes...
  • 'Make in India' Facebook page adds one member every 3 seconds January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign adds a new member every three seconds on its Facebook page and has become the most sought after government initiative ever on any digital media platform. Make in India has seen an overwhelming response on its digital platforms like Facebook...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav courts controversy over 'PK' slip, denies charges January 2, 2015

    Lucknow: An inadvertent slip by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while declaring Bollywood hit 'PK' as tax free has not only earned him criticism on the social media but a social activist has also moved an application for lodging an FIR, accusing him of piracy. "People had been telling me...
  • Mamata Banerjee debuts on Twitter January 1, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday debuted on micro-blogging site Twitter and greeted the people on New year. Her very first tweet from '@MamataOfficial' read: "A New Year. A new beginning for me on Twitter". "Mamata Banerjee has always been comfortable addressing large gatherings and comfortable in communicating with...
  • Esther Duflo wins Infosys Prize for Social Sciences for work in development economics December 30, 2014

    Professor Esther Duflo has won the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences for her pioneering work in the field of development economics and her team's contribution in shaping social policies in India. She's the first non-Indian to win the award. ...
  • Do you fabricate your profile on Facebook to impress friends, earn more likes? It may lead to feelings of shame and worthlessness later in life December 30, 2014

    London: Do you fabricate your profile on Facebook to earn more likes? Remember that this habit can lead to feelings of shame and worthlessness later in life. According to a new survey, almost two-thirds of social media users lie to "airbrush reality" and make their lives seem more interesting than they...
  • Social media may help fight AIDS: Study December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be a valuable tool in the fight against HIV, a new study has found. Researchers demonstrated social media can prompt high-risk populations to request at-home testing kits for the virus that causes AIDS, suggesting a way to potentially boost testing...
  • Odisha: BJP bats for social media December 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Describing social media as a powerful tool to change people's mindset, BJP on Sunday said it would be used by the party to highlight achievements of Narendra Modi government at the centre and "misrule" of BJD in Odisha. "The achievements made by the BJP-led government at the Centre and misrule...
  • AirAsia mourns with grey logo after plane goes missing December 28, 2014

    Jakarta: AirAsia on Sunday changed its bright fiery red logo to grey on its Twitter and Facebook pages after its aircraft, carrying 162 passengers, went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 155 people on board -- including one British, one Malaysian, one Singaporean, three Koreans, --...
  • Facebook apologises after its 'Year in Review' app stirs up sad memories December 28, 2014

    New York: Facebook has apologised for the grief its "Year in Review" app caused some of its users while dishing out good memories along with the bad ones. The social working site compiled a "Year in Review" video for every user, allowing them to reminisce over the highlights of the past...
  • Chinese official under scrutiny for wearing expensive belt December 27, 2014

    Beijing: A government official in China's central province has been placed under judicial investigation after a photograph of him seen wearing an expensive Louis Vuitton belt went viral on social media. Li Jianguo, general manager of a state-owned hydropower company in Rucheng county in Hunan Province, was lambasted by users on...
  • Jharkhand elections result: Reaction on social media December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As the trends emerge, it is becoming clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of magical number of 41 to be able to form government in Jharkhand. After stunning victory in Lok Sabha and assembly elections, the BJP was riding high on the Narendra Modi wave...