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  • Haemorrhaging talent, Infosys' new CEO allows staff to use Twitter, Facebook 13 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Infosys Ltd's new CEO has come up with a novel approach to reviving the financial fortunes of India's trailblazing outsourcing firm: use Facebook at work, tweet, but get the job done. Infosys has long been run as a conservative company known for keeping strict tabs on work hours and sometimes...
  • 'Namaste', 'Howdy': ISRO's Mangalyaan, NASA's Curiosity Rover greet each other on Mars 29 minutes ago

    As India made history with the insertion of Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan into the orbit of the red planet, it was a treat for those on Twitter. Twitteratti saw a fun exchange of tweets between NASA's 2012 Mars mission Curiosity, ISRO's Mars Orbiter and NASA's 2014 Mars...
  • #TheModiInterview trends on Twitter, most talked about on social media 2 days ago

    As Fareed Zakaria sits with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk the CNN world exclusive interview went viral on Social Media. The hashtag #TheModiInterview kept on trending throughout Sunday on Twitter and Facebook. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan crosses 9 million followers on Twitter; beats Salman and Aamir to become the second most followed Indian actor 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has crossed 9 million followers on microblogging site Twitter. The 48yearold actor is now the second most followed Indian actor on Twitter after megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has 10.4 million followers. The 'Chennai Express' star joined the site in July, 2010 and has since shared 7,718...
  • 'Aaja Mere Twitter Te': Daler Mehndi's new song on social media is unintentionally hilarious 3 days ago

    Daler Mehndi seems to have joined the party late. The popular Punjabi singer recently became a rather unlikely champion of social media, asking his fans to follow him on Twitter and on Facebook, in the song 'Aaja Mere Twitter Te'. The video, uploaded on his official channel on YouTube on September...
  • Fake tweets trigger police raid, lawsuit; stir debate about parody 4 days ago

    Chicago: Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol. Daniel never intended for the fake account to be seen...
  • Bollywood stars find a voice on social media, talk directly to their fans on matters that affect them the most 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It is such a welcome change to see film actors speaking and raising voices at a common platform like us. Deepika Padukone's recent outburst on Twitter on a leading newspaper has yet again reiterated the fact that today's stars are more vocal about issues and unlike their seniors...
  • Digital afterlife: How to manage your (online) life after death 1 week ago

    New York: Sure, you have a lot to do today laundry, bills, dinner but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing...
  • Looks who's on Twitter! Kajol joins the social networking site for a cause 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Her husband and sister are already on Twitter. But Kajol had kept a safe distance from the social networking site all this while. But on 15th September, the actress made a quiet entry for a charitable cause that she is currently associated with. Her first tweet said, "Hi...
  • Deepika Padukone controversy: Is the media guilty of caricaturing women? September 15, 2014

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent national daily for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Don't need a noun before my name to air my views, says Tewari as Congress names new spokespersons September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A defiant Manish Tewari on Monday hit out at the Congress for virtually putting a gag order against him and Rashid Alvi for speaking "without authorisation". The former information and broadcasting minister said that he didn't need a noun before his name to express his opinions. "There are certain...
  • Deepika cleavage row: Is the media guilty of caricaturing women? September 15, 2014

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent national daily for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Dress report row: Hyderabad stands up for Deepika Padukone September 15, 2014

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent national daily for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Watch: Actresses back Deepika Padukone after row over objectionable caption by a national daily on her picture September 15, 2014

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent media outlet for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Yes, I'm a woman, I have breasts and a cleavage, Deepika Padukone slams leading daily; Bollywood stands in support September 15, 2014

    The Sunday morning yesterday was not the usual morning for the Bollywood twitteratti. A leading newspaper posted a video, allegedly focussing on the cleavagerevealing outfit worn by actress Deepika Padukone. She posted her outrage on Twitter, slamming the said newspaper for objectifying women. Bollywood's who's who, like, Karan Johar, Arjun...
  • 'Mithi mithi tweet karange, kade na tennu cheat karange': Daler Mehndi's ingenious social media song gives you enough reasons to follow him on Twitter September 14, 2014

    Move over 'Follow Fridays' on Twitter, India's sensational King of Bhangra Daler Mehndi has launched a new social media song! The popstar can be seen dancing alongside the Twitter bird in this video. In what his YouTube channel claims to be the 'first ever social media song', Daler Mehndi can...
  • Twitter's 140character limit is improving users' language skills September 13, 2014

    New York: Expressing your thoughts and views in 140 characters on Twitter may actually be improving your language skills, shows a new study. To prove this, researchers looked at the top 100 most commonly used words on Twitter. Out of the 100 most used words, only two were shortened "RT" (shortened for...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions September 13, 2014

    Washington: Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to US government sources, raising questions about whether the government has...
  • Move over the iWatch, have you seen the 'Bhai' watch? The Internet couldn't wait; everyone has a version of the Apple watch already! September 11, 2014

    The internet was still busy cracking jokes about selling kidneys and other appropriate organs they might have to trade for the iPhone 6 when Apple announced the iWatch! Apple fans are anxiously awaiting the smartwatch to hit the stores. But the ones who couldn't wait bought themselves exclusive versions of...
  • 'iPhone 6 has some new features but sticks to the classic: iCantAffordIt': Funniest Twitter reactions after the launch of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iWatch September 10, 2014

    Apple fans on Twitter waited with bated breath to watch the launch of the latest technological breakthrough the iPhone 6. For Android fans however, it was a laugh riot. As Tim Cook revealed what's new from the house of Apple in the iPhone 6, Apple fanatics went berserk discussing...
  • Twitter tests shopping service with a 'buy' button on tweets September 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet. A small percentage of US users will be able to see the "buy" button from Monday, Twitter wrote in a blog post. "Users will get access to offers and merchandise they...
  • Loved ones missing or stranded in J&K floods: Put your plea across to NDRF September 8, 2014

    The situation in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir continues to be critical and all efforts are being made to pull out all victims from this situation. Even though Jammu region is back to normalcy, the situation remains critical in Kashmir. CNNIBN takes calls of people from across the country and...
  • JK Rowling won't take a word against Dumbledore! The author's response to homophobic troll on Twitter goes viral September 8, 2014

    JK Rowling, the author of the infinitely famous Harry Potter series, shot down a homophobic troll on Twitter and how! The author has 3.65 million Twitter followers but has only tweeted 170 odd tweets since August 2009 when she joined Twitter. It must have taken a special kind of troll...
  • J&K floods: Social networking sites aid rescue, relief work September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people have logged on to social networking sites likes facebook and twitter to share information on floods, which have created havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, and are even collecting aid for the victims. People are sharing pictures and information of the affected areas and rescue and relief...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Motorola's new Moto G, Asus ZenWatch the biggest launches this week September 7, 2014

    It was one of the most exciting weeks in technology this year and here are the key highlights. 1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Edge, Gear VR, Gear S: Samsung, at the consumer electronics fair IFA 2014 in Berlin, unveiled four new devices the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge,...
  • Imagesharing service Twitpic to shut down, blames legal threat from Twitter September 5, 2014

    San Francisco: The photosharing service Twitpic announced Thursday it was shutting down, saying it faced an ultimatum from Twitter to abandon its trademark or lose access to the messaging service. Twitpic, launched in 2008, allowed users to post photographs on the messaging platform before Twitter adding its own photosharing option in...
  • 'Never be bullied into silence': Late actor Robin William's daughter Zelda who was forced off Twitter by trolls joins back September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Zelda Williams, daughter of late comedian Robin Williams, made a comeback on Twitter exactly 20 days after she decided to quit the social media website after being trolled by fans of her late father. Zelda posted on her Tumbler account a Harvey Fierstein quote. "Never be bullied into...
  • While son Abhishek's team win Kabaddi League, dad Amitabh Bachchan reaches 10 million mark on Twitter September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had a double bonanza as he hit the 10 million fans on Twitter and son Abhishek Bachchan's Kabaddi team won the debut league. The 71yearold actor hit the milestone on the microblogging site, leaving stars like including Shah Rukh Khan (8.74 million), Aamir Khan (8.13 million)...
  • PM Narendra Modi's 'bandhgala' look in Japan gets praise August 30, 2014

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at the Osaka airport in Japan on Saturday, looking dapper in a dark 'bandhgala'. His look got a thumbs up from a few Twitter users. Twitter user Atmay said: "Modi and all ministers should wear such suits in regular office also. Kurta is outdated." Another user...
  • Ram Gopal Verma sparks off controversy with tweets on Ganesha Chaturthi August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Film director Ram Gopal Verma sparked off a controversy on Friday with a string of tweets questioning the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a paunch in his childhood too or did it develop in the recovery time of the elephant head operation?" "Can...