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  • Twitter buys social data provider Gnip, plans to offer more sophisticated data analysis 16-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it bought social data provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount, signalling that it would take on a new role of packaging and selling data, a service in demand by business and government. The social media company said separately that it hired a Google executive...
  • Hrithik Roshan seeks medical tips from fans on Twitter 15-04-2014 04:39 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan, who underwent brain surgery last year, is again suffering from "shin splints". The 40-year-old complained of pain in the lower part of the leg, that is from knee to ankle. Shin splints are common among runners and dancers. He took to Twitter seeking advise from his...
  • Congress protests after BJP's Swamy calls Priyanka an alcoholic 15-04-2014 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: Dozens of Congress party workers on Tuesday protested outside the residence of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for a caustic remark he made about Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra. Swamy reportedly said that Priyanka would have been thrashed if she contested from Varanasi since she drank too...
  • 44 per cent of Twitter accounts have never tweeted: Report 15-04-2014 11:04 AM

    Washington: Around 44 per cent of the 974 million existing Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet, according to a new report. The report from Twopcharts, a website that monitors Twitter account activity, said that 30 per cent of existing Twitter accounts have only sent one to 10 tweets. Just...
  • Snapshot: SRK pulls an all-nighter in Abu Dhabi; posts a photo on Twitter 15-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, has been very busy these days. Slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, Khan has been burning the midnight oil, rehearsing for the show. He posted a photo of himself...
  • LS polls: TCS ties up with Twitter India for election app 14-04-2014 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: The country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services has tied up with social media giant Twitter to launch an app, iElect, to help users gain social insights into the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. "The TCS iElect app is a completely new way to observe, analyse and participate...
  • Woman tweets she's from the Al Qaida, planning 'something big', backtracks after joke bombs and airlines threatens action 14-04-2014 02:42 PM

    Samir Mezrahi, senior editor at Buzzfeed, on Sunday tweeted a screengrab of a Twitter interaction between a user @queendemetriax_ (the account has been deleted since) and American Airline (@AmericanAir) that has created quite an uproar online. The story played out like this. The user tweeted a joke "hello my name's...
  • Robert Vadra will go to jail if BJP comes to power, says Uma Bharti 12-04-2014 10:32 PM

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Saturday said that Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has been involved in "several falsehood" and if the party comes to power at the Centre he "would go jail". "Son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi had been involved in several falsehood and after...
  • Addicted to Twitter? You may be causing harm to your relationship and killing romance in your life 12-04-2014 11:20 AM

    New York: Are 140 characters coming between you and romance in your life? You are not alone. A study contends that those addicted to Twitter are likely to have problems with their partners than those who are not. The more time you spend on Twitter, the more harm you are...
  • Twitter just got a little bit more awesome. 'Ironman', aka Robert Downey Jr, just joined Twitter with hilarious beginner's tweets 12-04-2014 07:57 AM

    "Loving all the love, folks. It's been a blast. Though can somebody please explain how anyone can keep their thoughts to 140 characters or le." If you still don't know who tweeted that early today, you aren't into your superheroes. Every movie fan's secret wish has been answered. Robert Downey...
  • Nilekani posts questions demanding answers, Ananth Kumar ignores 11-04-2014 03:28 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress candidate from Bangalore South and IT pioneer Nandan Nilekani has launched an all out war on his BJP opponent and sitting MP Ananth Kumar. Nilekani, who is the richest candidate in the entire country with declared assets worth Rs.7710 Crore, has taken to social media to attack...
  • Watch: Twitteratis fume over Mulayam's rape remark 11-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Twitter went abuzz with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh's rape remark soon after he made the controversial opinion. ...
  • Voters flaunt inked fingers on Facebook, Twitter 10-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing pride and exuberance after casting their ballot, voters - young and not so young - have taken to the social media across India, flaunting their inked finger as proof of exercise of their democratic right and are urging others to vote. Pictures of inked finger, with accompanying...
  • A mirror that takes your selfies and posts them on Twitter 10-04-2014 03:47 PM

    Now you would not need to compromise on the photo quality while taking selfies as a new product has showed up that helps you capture better selfies. Named SELIFE (Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine), this mirror takes your pictures and posts them on Twitter. The mirror gets activated as...
  • This is important: Have you posted your election selfie yet? Are you calling it 'Volfie', 'Selfinger', 'Elfie' or 'Fingie'? 10-04-2014 11:31 AM

    As Delhi goes to polls, Twitter and Instagram users are making a day of it by posting election selfies in various poses. Doing the rounds are also several names for the phenomena that has hit people's timelines like a happy tsunami since morning. People are calling their selfies 'Volfie' (vote+selfie),...
  • Twitter rolls out new Facebook-like profile page to users 09-04-2014 10:07 AM

    San Francisco: Twitter Inc unveiled a redesign of its user profile pages on Tuesday, the latest in a series of steps promised by the company to bring new users to the seven-year-old service. In response to an all-time low in user growth figures during the recent quarter, Twitter Chief Executive...
  • Actress Amanda Bynes shares swimsuit photos on Twitter 07-04-2014 06:27 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Amamnda Bynes has taken to Twitter to share several photos taken during her holiday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The 28-year-old actress, who recently celebrated her 28th birthday, shows her bikini body in some pictures taken during her vacation, reported Ace Showbiz. "Thank you everyone for all...
  • CJ Youngistan: Can social media Influence voters? 07-04-2014 12:44 AM

    How effective is social media as a tool in wooing youngsters to vote for a particular party? We spoke to a few youngsters, experts and political party spokespersons to find out. ...
  • 'Kholi marry me!' Danielle Wyatt, member of England's women's cricket team, proposes to Virat Kohli on Twitter 05-04-2014 12:53 PM

    Danielle Wyatt, a member of the women's cricket team in England, seems completely smitten by cricketer Virat Kohli and has proposed marriage to him on Twitter. This came soon after Kohli helped India secure a place in the ICC World T20 final on Friday. Danielle tweet got Twitter buzzing and...
  • Cuba brands US-created 'Cuban Twitter' as illegal 05-04-2014 12:44 PM

    Havana: Cuba has branded as illegal a US project to quietly create a Twitter-like service in Cuba to promote political opposition, saying it shows that Washington has not given up its "subversive" campaign of undermining the island's government. The US government on Thursday admitted it had created a service similar...
  • Tiff? What tiff? Karan Johar parties with SRK's wife Gauri; posts photo on Twitter 04-04-2014 11:59 AM

    Of late, rumours of a rift between good friends Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar have been making rounds in the gossip columns. The reason was said to be Khan's absence from the season four of Johar's popular chat show, 'Koffee With Karan'. But amidst the rumours, Johar posted...
  • Turkish government lifts Twitter ban 04-04-2014 08:10 AM

    Ankara: Turkey's government lifted its ban on Twitter on Thursday - a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored. Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links suggesting government corruption....
  • Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling 03-04-2014 09:46 PM

    Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said. Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local elections last Sunday to stem a...
  • Twitter now lets you search for tweets by date 02-04-2014 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: Twitter has now come up with what twitteratis have been waiting for quite a long time. Improving on its search features, the micro blogging service has added a new tool to its advanced search page that lets users search for tweets by a specific date range. Go to...
  • More terror related deaths under NDA than UPA, claims Congress ad 01-04-2014 07:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress's new advertisement on Twitter has landed the party in a fresh controversy. The ad claims there have been less terror-related deaths under the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) rule as compared to the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) rule. The ad titled 'Keeping India Safer' shows that under...
  • Thank you, Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor for staying away from Twitter 01-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Dear Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Katrina Kaif: Thank you for not creating and running a public Twitter account. We get that when celebrities use Twitter, it is basically to build a connect with their fans and use it as a publicity tool. While we totally understand...
  • Actor Sonakshi Sinha tweets to campaign for father Shatrughan Sinha 31-03-2014 06:37 PM

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha's daughter actress Sonakshi has found a unique way to campaign for her father's re-election to Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat. Though Shatrughan's elder son Luv has been giving father company during his campaign, daughter Sonakshi is not finding time for it because of her shooting commitments and...
  • Olsen sisters join search for missing NY designer Jay Ott 29-03-2014 01:01 PM

    New York: Actresses-turned-fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have asked fans to help find missing New York designer James Ott. The twins have reached out to fans through their fashion label Elizabeth and James' Twitter.com account, urging followers to "spread the word" about 31-year-old Ott's disappearance, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The retweet...
  • News 360: Dissent in BJP over Sabir Ali's induction 28-03-2014 09:08 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party spokeperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has openly revolted against party's decision to induct expelled JDU leader Sabir Ali on Twitter. ...