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  • Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on August 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website. "We'll be using everything we learned from Gifts to explore new ways to help businesses and developers drive sales on the...
  • Facebook forcing all users to download the messenger app 23 hours 26 minutes ago

    Washington: Soon, you will be "forced" to download and use Facebook messenger app as you log on to the popular social networking site. According to a report in Techcrunch, users in Europe were required to use the Messenger since April but the new rule will now apply to users across the...
  • Anees Jillani: Talks about the growing intolerance of the people Yesterday

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, human rights activist Anees Jillani talked about the unfortunate death of the three people in Pakistan over posting of a blasphemous picture on Facebook. He said that it was high time the government would do something towards the growing intolerance of the people. ...
  • Dating site OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experiment to find love formula Yesterday

    San Francisco: OkCupid on Monday said it messed with members' minds a bit in a bid to refine the formula for finding love at the online matchmaking service. OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder made a case for the practice in a blog post titled "We Experiment on Human Beings" which came on...
  • Pakistan: Mob kills three over 'blasphemous' Facebook post Yesterday

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...
  • News 360: Pak mob kills 3 over blasphemous Facebook post Yesterday

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...
  • Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post Yesterday

    Lahore: A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby...
  • Someone is running a fake Facebook account under my name, reporting the matter to Mumbai Police: Mahesh Bhatt Yesterday

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has warned his fans against a fake Facebook account created under his name and says that he will approach the police. "WARNING: Someone is running a fake Facebook Account under my name and misleading people. I am reporting the matter to Mumbai Police," tweeted the director of...
  • Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post Yesterday

    Islamabad: A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby...
  • India records highest social networking growth: Study 3 days ago

    Bangalore: More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 per cent in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer. "Indians are increasingly logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the country recording the highest social networking growth of 37.4...
  • Facebook extends closing of WhatsApp acquisition by a year 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook has extended by a year the closing of its landmark $19 billion deal to acquire instant messaging app WhatsApp. The California-based firm will have to pay WhatsApp $1 billion in cash and $1 billion in stock options in case it fails to close the deal...
  • Helen Mirren found Facebook 'intrusive', 'scary'; deleted her profile after a day of signing up 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Helen Mirren has branded all social media "distasteful" and says she deleted her Facebook profile after just a day of signing up. The "Hundred-Foot Journey" actress, who is married to director Taylor Hackford, believes websites like Twitter can be useful for marketing and as a political "tool", but...
  • Facebook achieved in two years what took Apple three decades 5 days ago

    New York: In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers. Now the company's $190 billion market value makes it bigger than such bellwethers as Coca-Cola and AT&T. It's not a member of...
  • 'Late night is the best time for retweets': Interesting social media facts we think you should know 6 days ago

    Here are some interesting facts about social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest that we think you all should know. ...
  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • Facebook revenue rises 61 per cent, stock hits record high 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 per cent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The world's No 1 Internet social network said on Wednesday that it saw increased interest...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook 6 days ago

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Is Facebook addiction pushing up divorce cases? 6 days ago

    London: If you think excessive Facebook use by your spouse is behind your divorce, then you may be right, says a study. Researchers, however, said that their findings do not establish a "cause-and-effect relationship" and need further individual data. For the study, they looked at the rise of Facebook use and...
  • Facebook launches Save feature, lets users bookmark links, places, movies, TV, music for later use July 22, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook on Monday began letting people squirrel away online tidbits such as links to chew on more thoroughly later. "Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time," software engineer Daniel Giambalvo said in a blog post on the...
  • 'But first, let me take a selfie': Police arrest a woman after she posted selfies on Facebook wearing a stolen dress from a boutique July 21, 2014

    West Frankfort, Ill.: Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items. WSIL-TV reports that police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, of West Frankfort, earlier this month on misdemeanor retail...
  • Stats don't lie: Shakira most 'liked' celebrity on Facebook, first to reach 100 million fans July 21, 2014

    Paris: Colombian pop star Shakira has become the first person to reach more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most "liked" celebrity on the social network in the process. The multi-lingual singer, who recently performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, stands ahead of rivals...
  • Facebook introduces Mentions app for celebrities; makes it easy for public figures to interact with their fans July 20, 2014

    Washington: Social networking site Facebook has launched a new app called 'Mentions' for Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities to help them manage their public figure pages. "We are introducing Facebook Mentions, a new Facebook Creative Labs app that makes it easy for public figures to talk with their fans and each other...
  • Nitish Kumar accuses BJP of destroying 'brand Bihar' July 19, 2014

    In a blistering attack on old companion BJP, Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed the party for destroying "Brand Bihar" through its tactics of spreading "rumour" and fomenting fear. "After eight years of hard labour we built brand Bihar symbolising good governance, economic progress, tight law and order situation and development in core...
  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button to help advertisers boost sales July 18, 2014

    New York: Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network. The company said in a statement Thursday that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving Facebook. A "Buy" button appears at...
  • What happens to your online accounts when you die? July 17, 2014

    Washington: You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want your mom reading...
  • UP: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment by DIG rank officer to Facebook July 16, 2014

    A female sub-inspector in Meerut has taken her fight against alleged sexual harassment by a DIG rank officer to social media. She claims her superiors failed to act on her complaint. ...
  • Meerut: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment to Facebook July 15, 2014

    Meerut: A woman sub-inspector from Meerut has now taken her fight against sexual harassment to social media. The 29-year-old woman police official had registered a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a DIG-rank officer. She said that her superiors failed to act on her complaint and has accused them of shielding...
  • Facebook may make people self-centred, less empathic: Study July 14, 2014

    Washington: Some features of Facebook, which allows us to stay connected, may be making us self-centred and less empathic towards others, a new study suggests. The study by Dr Tracy Alloway, from the University of North Florida, investigated the relationship among adult Facebook users, between ages 18 and 50, and found...
  • All that happens in a minute on Facebook July 14, 2014

    Millions of users log in to Facebook everyday, but where do they actually spend most of their time? Here is a look at what happens every minute on Facebook. ...
  • Punjab: Man booked for posting fake photo of Dera Chief on Facebook July 13, 2014

    Ambala: Police on Sunday arrested a youth for allegedly posting a fake photo of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda (religious sect) head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his Facebook account. On the complaint from Dera Sacha Sauda follower Punit Insan, police arrested Amarinder Singh, a resident of Ambala City, for allegedly posting...