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  • Shah Rukh Khan becomes the first Indian to use Twitter's mobile video camera 11 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has become the first Indian to use the mobile video camera feature on micro-blogging site Twitter. Twitter recently announced that it will be introducing a new feature which allows users to capture, edit and share videos right from the site. "Twitter has always come up with...
  • Twitter launches new group chat and video features Yesterday

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform," product director Jinen Kamdar, whose handle is @jinen, said...
  • Lata Mangeshkar praises PM Modi's 'Beti Bachao...' campaign 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationwide 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign for saving the girl child and fighting against female foeticide. The 85-year-old Bharat Ratna, who is also called the 'Nightingale of India' for her melodious voice, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish Modi success...
  • Indian agencies write to Twitter; want Islamic State tweet location 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian agencies have written to Twitter seeking the location from where threatening tweets were issued by alleged Islamic State (IS) terrorists, calling for a car bomb attack on US President Barack Obama during his India visit. The security agencies looking into the attacks have...
  • Twitter to update users 'while you were away' 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Twitter is updating its feeds to give users a recap of tweets missed while not connected to the messaging platform. "A lot can happen while you're on the go. To fill in some of those gaps, we will surface a few of the best tweets you probably wouldn't have...
  • Ranbir Kapoor joins Twitter, shares interesting photos, videos and messages with fans January 21, 2015

    Ranbir Kapoor joined twitter today and tweeted for the first time ever, turning his many fan clubs and fans into a frenzy that tweets and re tweets at his every post. We show you some of his first posts. The actor gathered as many as 23.5 thousand followers in just...
  • Twitter makes first Indian acquisition with mobile marketing startup ZipDial January 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: Twitter on Tuesday said it will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial, reportedly for $30 million to $40 million, as the US microblogging service looks to expand in the world's second-biggest mobile market. Bengaluru-based ZipDial gives clients phone numbers for use in marketing campaigns. Consumers call the numbers and...
  • 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...
  • ICICI Bank account holders can use Twitter to transfer funds January 19, 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 on Monday launched a facility which allows account-holders to transfer funds through Twitter. The user will have to subscribe ('follow') the bank's Twitter...
  • 24 million Twitter users do not tweet at all January 19, 2015

    New York: Nearly 24 million out of 284 million Twitter users do not tweet at all, reveals the latest data filed by the micro-blogging site with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This means that nearly 8.5 per cent of Twitter users could be robots who never use the service,...
  • Fake PMO website busted by Delhi Police, mastermind Sudipta Chatterjee arrested January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A fake website of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) named 'Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Yojna' has been busted by Delhi Crime Branch on Sunday. The website was offering loans to entrepreneurs after initial deposit of a few lakhs and was being run from Howrah in West Bengal with an active...
  • 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...
  • What are Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar up to? January 17, 2015

    There was never any love lost between Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Australian spin wizard Shane Warne through more than a decade of international rivalry. Whenever they took the field, people waited with bated breath to watch a battle between the best batsman in the world and the best...
  • Cheap humor: 10 tweets from @GareebGuy that are depressingly funny! January 16, 2015

    @GareebGuy on Twitter gives you a dose of chuckles that will make you feel guilty instantly. A 'Nawazuddin Siddiqui' photo for its twitter avatar, a bio that says 'Bhookh Lagi hai' and an unhealthy mix of dark humor and sad reality are what make this account get to everyone who...
  • 'Matlab you are a feminist?' The best dating advice from the Indian Twitterati January 15, 2015

    Good dates are just so overrated. Wake up from the monotony of perfect dates and spice things up - by ruining it! We discovered yesterday, on Twitter just how good everyone is at ruining dates. From gotras, to pet preference, almost anything can ruin your date if you have it...
  • PM Modi forgets to greet Kannadigas on Sankrathi, Tweets later January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: As everybody knows the 'Twitter happy' Prime Minister Narendra Modi engages directly with the people through Social media platforms. He has now started tweeting in all 15 major Indian languages on important things. It is making him much more accessible to the masses. But, he forgot to tweet...
  • Twitter, YouTube accounts of US military allegedly hacked by Islamic State backers January 13, 2015

    Washington: The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the US military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back, ISIS," the hackers...
  • 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,...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi Police wants to examine Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police wants to examine Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar in the Sunanda Puskkar death case. Sources said the police want to know the kind of relationship Mehr Tarar shared with Sunanda's husband Shashi Tharoor. According to the sources, the Delhi Police believe Tarar may hold the key to the mystery...
  • #JeSuisCharlie figures in more than 3.5 million tweets January 9, 2015

    Paris, The hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie), in tribute to the 12 people killed in the attack on the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, has now been used in more than 3.5 million tweets, Twitter said on Friday. The trending slogan reached a peak at 02:00 am (IST) on...
  • 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...
  • Fundraising site Kickstarter drops Amazon for payments January 7, 2015

    San Francisco: Crowdsourced fundraising site Kickstarter has dropped Amazon.com as its global payments processor in favour of Stripe, the fast-growing startup used by Twitter, Facebook and Apple . The switch comes as the Internet retailer begins to move clients from its customisable checkout service to an Amazon-branded one. In a blog post...
  • 'MakeInIndia' Twitter goof-up creates flutter on auto duty cut January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Government's 'MakeInIndia' Twitter handle on Tuesday created a flutter on the micro-blogging site by erroneously stating that excise duty on cars and two-wheelers has been cut, but corrected the mistake later. The @makeinindia_, a Twitter handle managed by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, this afternoon posted that duties...
  • Twitter fixes tweeting, timeline issues after a service disruption of 90 minutes January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter says to have resolved the issue affecting posting tweets and refreshing timelines. Twitter said early on Tuesday that it was experiencing an issue with tweeting and a delay in timelines. Users of Twitter, whose main service allows broadcast of 140-character messages, were facing a delay of 25...
  • Planning Commission webiste archived, NITI Aayog to launch its own soon January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: After replacing it with NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), the government has archived the website of the erstwhile Planning Commission while the new body will launch its own website in a few days. NITI Aayog made this announcement on Twitter, a preferred...
  • 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...
  • Twitter's upcoming video service will run videos of up to 10 minutes January 4, 2015

    Washington: Twitter has revealed more features about its native video service as part of its bigger strategy to position itself as a media platform. The Twitter Video Player will host videos of up to 10 minutes with no limit on file size, initially supporting MP4 and mov files, Techcrunch reported. There will...
  • '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...