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  • Facebook launches 'Scrapbook' feature that brings together all of your child's photos at one place 18 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Facebook has launched a new feature that will help parents collect photos of their little ones in a place. The company sets out to help people who are already sharing and tagging photos of their children on Facebook have an organised experience. "We're starting to pilot an optional...
  • Facebook moves into new headquarters with rooftop park and 'largest open floor plan in the world' Yesterday

    San Francisco: Facebook moved into its new Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in Silicon Valley, with a rooftop park and "the largest open floor plan in the world." Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg insisted, however, that the building is "pretty simple and isn't fancy." "That's on purpose," Zuckerberg said on his Facebook timeline. "We want our...
  • Top brands choosing Instagram over Facebook 2 days ago

    New York: An increasing number of popular brands are posting more on Instagram than on Facebook, a study conducted by New York-based research firm L2 suggests. Both brand and social media users are slowly preferring easier-to-use and "less boring" Instagram. L2 said that around three million US teenagers stopped using Facebook between...
  • 'Facebook Generation' is happier than teenagers a decade ago: Study 3 days ago

    London: Today's "Facebook Generation" is happier and healthier than teenagers a decade ago, finds a new study. Adolescence is a crucial stage in life when you lay the foundation for adulthood. The findings, published online by the European Journal of Public Health, claimed a growing proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds, dubbed the...
  • Your intimate photos on Snapchat could evoke greater jealousy than on Facebook 5 days ago

    New York: If you are on photo-sharing app Snapchat, make sure that you don't share your more intimate photos and posts with friends. According to a recent study, the behaviours of romantic partners on Snapchat evoked higher levels of jealousy than did the same behaviours on social networking site Facebook. The photo-sharing...
  • Facebook successfully tests solar-powered drone to provide wireless Internet services 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless internet service to remote spots. The test flight of a drone prototype dubbed "Aquila" took place in Britain and was considered a milestone in an Internet.org project to bring online access to...
  • Facebook sheds more light on its virtual reality, artificial intelligence plans 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...
  • WhatsApp and Messenger: Facebook explains how the two apps could coexist 6 days ago

    New Delhi: One of the biggest announcements made at the ongoing F8 - Facebook Developer Conference is the opening up of the company's Messenger app to outside developers. Facebook had spent $22 billion last year to buy WhatsApp, a competing mobile messaging service with more than 700 million users. Ever...
  • Facebook making Messenger a platform for direct business 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. The new features mark Facebook's latest effort to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with...
  • Facebook rolls out 'embed video' feature for sharing videos onto other sites 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In what comes as a welcome addition, Facebook has introduced a feature to let users embed their videos onto other sites. Earlier the only way to share a video hosted on Facebook was to link to Facebook page or share it through the site itself. With the new...
  • Facebook's Messenger app evolving into a multitasking tool that mixes business with more pleasure 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next. In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build...
  • Facebook rolls out nostalgia 'On This Day' feature to help you relive moments from the past 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Keen to know what you posted exactly a year back? Wish to relive that moment when your friends made live your engagement ceremony? Or simply want to track your own consumption of the social networking site? Facebook has rolled out a feature to let you do just that. With...
  • Twitter starts testing autoplay video feature in its iPhone, iPad app March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: After Facebook, Twitter is now testing autoplay video feature on its iPhone and iPad apps. As a test run, some iOS users in the US who use the Twitter app on their devices will be able to notice videos playing automatically without even pressing the play button. Videos which...
  • WordPress faces temporary ban in Pakistan March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: WordPress.com has been temporarily blocked in Pakistan. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)has reportedly asked the Internet Service Providers across the nation to disable access to the site. The reason for blocking the site hasn't been confirmed. However, a report in TechCrunch noted that when a WordPress site is accessed...
  • Facebook likely to add third-party app support to its Messenger service March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook's Messenger is reportedly set to get third-party app support and thus have added features. The social networking giant is expected to announce the news at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco in the coming week. Sources have indicated that Facebook will be announcing about 20 third-party services...
  • Tribals in Bengal to use Facebook for development of community March 21, 2015

    Kolkata: Taking their friendship from the virtual to the real world, more than 600 "educated and privileged" Facebook users belonging to West Bengal's tribal communities will meet on April 5 to discuss strategies to harness social media for tribal development. The second 'Kolkata Adibasi Facebook Meet' aims to unite youngsters and...
  • Facebook reportedly testing new calling feature called 'Phone' for Android app March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In what seems like a new upadate to Facebook, a dialer button has been spotted on the social media giant's Android app. The feature appears to have mistakenly popped live on the app with a FB-Only tag before its launch and showed a dialer icon, named Phone. However,...
  • We should not over react on Section 66A of IT Act: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 19, 2015

    The Supreme Court has sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday to report to it about the circumstances in which Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (IT) was imposed against the class IX boy. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "We should not over react on Section...
  • Former employee sues Facebook for sex discrimination, harassment March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: A former employee is suing Facebook for sex discrimination, harassment and racial discrimination according to a lawsuit filed against the company. Chia Hong, the former Facebook employee, alleges that she was discriminated against during her employment with the company (June 2010 to October 2013) because of her gender...
  • SC asks Uttar Pradesh government to explain arrest of teen over Facebook comment on Azam Khan March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday to report to it about the circumstnces in which Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (IT) was imposed against the class IX boy. Raising questions over the freedom of expression, the police has detained a...
  • Kerala: Seeking gender equality, 250 girl students sit in protest against college March 19, 2015

    Thiruvanthapuram: In a unique protest in Kerala, a group of 250 girls held a sit in seeking gender equality. The girls from the College of Engineering in Thiruvanthapuram broke their 6.30 pm hostel curfew and protested in front of their college. The girls are seeking that that their hostel curfew...
  • IT Act being misused by state governments, police: Milind Deora March 18, 2015

    Former Minister of State for Communication and Information and Technology Milind Deora condemned the arrest of a class 11th student for an objectionable Facebook post against Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan. Deora said, "State governments and the police are misusing this section of the act." ...
  • Class 11 student held for FB post: Should the draconian section of IT Law be thrown out? March 18, 2015

    In the post Azam Khan was targeted by mentioning a provocative speech allegedly delivered by him, he said. On a complaint lodged with the police by the minister's PRO Fasahat Ali Khan Shanu, a team of crime branch sleuths was constituted which raided the youngster's residence and nabbed him on...
  • Class 11th student arrested for objectionable post against Azam Khan on Facebook March 18, 2015

    A class 11th student in Bareilly was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly putting up objectionable posts and attributing them to minister Azam Khan. A FIR was lodged against the boy by a sympathiser of the minister. The student was arrested under the controversial Section 66A of the...
  • UP: Class 11th student arrested for posting against Azam Khan on Facebook March 18, 2015

    Rampur: A student of Class XI was arrested for allegedly uploading a controversial post attributed to senior UP minister Azam Khan on Facebook. "The boy posted comments on Facebook which could incite communal tensions and spoil peace and harmony,"Circle Officer Aley Hassan said. In the post Azam Khan was targetted by mentioning...
  • UP: Class 11th student's family agrees to apologise to Azam Khan for 'mischief' on Facebook March 18, 2015

    Lucknow: After the arrest of the Class 11th student for posting against Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, the boy's family has agreed to apologise to the Samajwadi Party leader. Raising objection over the case, Azam Khan said, "there was a comment from a boy on Facebook against me which caused...
  • UP: Class 11 student detained for allegedly posting against Azam Khan on Facebook March 18, 2015

    Lucknow: Raising questions over the freedom of expression, the Uttar Pradesh Police has detained a Class 11 student for allegedly putting up a Facebook post against UP minister Azam Khan. An FIR had been lodged by Azam Khan's media in-charge Fasahat Ali claiming that the post is objectionable. A court...
  • Now, send money to your friends through Facebook Messenger March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Facebook said it is adding a new feature to its messaging app that allows friends to send and receive money through it. Users can tap or click a dollar icon in a new chat window to send money to their friends, after they link a Visa or MasterCard debit card...
  • Facebook updates guidelines on what is acceptable to share on the site; clarifies policies on nudity, hate speech March 17, 2015

    Washington: Social media giant Facebook has updated a set of standards on what is acceptable to share on its platform, a press release from the company on Monday said. Facebook's "community standards" look to "help people understand what is acceptable to share on Facebook", the company said in the statement. "These...
  • Obsessing over Facebook photos may keep you from enjoying life: Study March 16, 2015

    Washington: Trying to get perfect photos to earn 'likes' on your Instagram or Facebook may keep you from enjoying real-life experiences, a new study suggests. Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of four New York Times bestsellers, conducted a study which found that obsession with posting photos, checking phones corresponds with...