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  • Google+ no longer requires people to use their real names July 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Google+ apologised and stopped requiring people to use their real names while mingling in the online social network, as it looks to gain ground on market leader Facebook. "When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on...
  • Dos and Don'ts: How to use hashtags on Google+ May 26, 2014

    Here's how to best use hashtags to nurture your growing Google+ presence. ...
  • Narendra Modi launches membership drive on his website May 24, 2014

    Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi has launched a membership drive on his official website asking people, in particular the youth, to connect with him on his Facebook and Google plus accounts. "The people of India can take this nation to greater heights and make it the leading nation of the world...the...
  • The ideal length of your tweets, Facebook posts and other content you post online April 28, 2014

    Here is what should be the ideal length of your tweets, Facebook posts and other content you post online....
  • Google Plus chief Vivek 'Vic' Gundotra quits Google April 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vivek 'Vic' Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus, a social network that debuted nearly three years ago. Gundotra had been in...
  • Google's Gmail down for users around the world January 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc (GOOG.O) suffered a service outage on Friday that briefly took down Gmail, the Internet email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses across the globe. Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (19:12 GMT), said roughly one hour later...
  • Google links Google+ contacts to Gmail, raises concerns January 10, 2014

    San Francisco: A new feature in Google's Gmail will result in some users receiving messages from people with whom they have not shared their email addresses, raising concerns among some privacy advocates. The change, which Google announced on Thursday, broadens the list of contacts available to Gmail users so it includes...
  • Tips and solutions: How to erase yourself from the Internet December 27, 2013

    If the online world has started taking a toll on you and you want to disappear from the Internet for sometime, here are some tips and solutions for you. ...
  • A field guide to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social networks December 4, 2013

    Did you know that average time spent on Facebook per user is 8.3 hours per month? Did you know that tweets with image links get twice the engagement rate than those without images? There are many facts and interesting bits of information about social networks that we think you should...
  • 10 tips: How to make your Facebook updates get noticed November 5, 2013

    We often find our Facebook timeline spammed with useless status updates, including meaningless photos and irrelevant remarks, from friends on social networking sites. Most of the users assume their updates to be wise or witty, but, they are, at times, perceived to be so poorly articulated that they end up...
  • Google Plus strives to catch up with Facebook, adds more tools to edit photos, video October 30, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is introducing more tools to automatically edit images posted on its Plus networking service in its latest attempt to lure traffic away from Facebook and other online hangouts. Most of the 18 new features unveiled Tuesday rely on technology designed to identify the photos and videos that are...
  • Google+ users attempt to beat Google at its own game with Eric Schmidt profile pics October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: After Google announced its plans to launch new product-endorsement ads incorporating photos, comments and names of its users, Google+ users adopted a unique approach to protest the move. A few users changed their Google+ profile pictures to images of Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, reports Huffington Post. It...
  • Best time to post on Facebook 6-8am, Twitter 1-3pm, Google+ 9-11am September 23, 2013

    People are often seen posting on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus at leisure, but a new report has observed that there are the best times during the day when the posts on social networking sites can help you get the maximum traction. Here is an infographic that suggests when you...
  • Here is what people do on social networking sites August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: While it is widely known that today online users spend a major part of their lives on the social networking sites, but do you know what people have been observed doing the most on these sites? According to a study, around 70 per cent of the users spend...
  • Google Latitude to go off the map to make space for Google Plus July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has announced that Google Latitude, its location sharing service, will no longer be a part of the Google Maps app and that it is retiring the service on August 9, 2013. Google is aggressively pushing its social networking service Google Plus and the Latitude retirement is also a...
  • Airtel users can now access Google services on mobile for free June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel in association with Google today announced the launch of Free Zone powered by Google, which will give Airtel mobile customers access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ in India. The first page of a website linked from search results is provided...
  • Watch: Google Plus Hangout with Milind Deora on future of IT in India June 6, 2013

    Minister of State for IT, Communications and Shipping Milind Deora joins a Google+ Hangout as he discusses the Future of Information Technology and Communication in India on 6th June, 2013 at 7PM. ...
  • Google Talk is now Google+ Hangouts; no invisible mode or file sharing May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Google's much used instant messaging platform, Google Talk (also known as GTalk or GChat), was ignored by Google for some time now in terms of new feature additions. Google has now reinvented Google Talk as Google Plus Hangouts that in a way integrates Google Plus video Hangouts and...
  • Google boosts photo offerings on Google Plus to rival Facebook May 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online and on mobile gadgets is growing more popular. Many of the 41 new features being added...
  • Google unveils music service; improves maps, photo, other tools May 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Google used its annual conference for software developers, Google I/O, to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives. Here's a look at some...
  • Watch: Google+ Hangout with Shashi Tharoor May 9, 2013

    Shashi Tharoor, the union minister for state for human resource development, is joining a Google+ Hangout on Thursday May 9. Shashi Tharoor is one of the more technology savvy union ministers. In the Google+ Hangout Tharoor will address questions on challenges in higher education such as faculty shortage and low...
  • Shashi Tharoor to field questions on education in Google+ Hangout May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Got a question on the future on higher education in India? You can ask Shashi Tharoor, the union minister for state for human resource development, in a Google+ Hangout on Thursday May 9 at 7PM. Shashi Tharoor is one of the more technology savvy union ministers. In...
  • Watch: P Chidambaram in a Google+ Hangout on Budget 2013 March 5, 2013

    Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram joined a Google+ Hangout to field questions on Budget 2013-14. Joining the Finance Minister in the Hangout were Anand Mahindra, chairman and MD, Mahindra & Mahindra; Jahangir Aziz, senior Asia economist and India chief economist, JP Morgan; Manish Chokhani, MD & CEO, Axis Capital; and...
  • Google extends social Web reach to counter Facebook's rise February 27, 2013

    San Francisco: Google transformed the Internet by cataloging the Web's countless pages. Now it wants to keep better track of the Web's multitude of users. The Mountain View, California-based company said on Tuesday it would begin encouraging websites and mobile apps to accept log-in credentials via Google+, its social network. The integration...
  • Salman expands web presence, joins Google+ February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In an attempt to expand his online presence, Bollywood's box office king Salman Khan joined Google+ Hangout Wednesday. He is already a part of social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The actor has also embarked on a hunt for a fan, who will be the co-manager for his first...
  • Google Plus, Gmail suffer temporary disruption February 16, 2013

    Reports over the past couple of hours confirm that Google Plus was inaccessible for a brief period yesterday for several users. In addition to that, Google's popular e-mail service, Gmail, too suffered some hiccups. Google Plus Google's social network, Google Plus, was reportedly inaccessible for some users, temporarily, according to The...
  • Pakistan's 'halal' Facebook experiencing financial crunch January 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's "halal" version of Facebook, launched nearly two years ago after authorities briefly banned the social networking website over blasphemous cartoons, is in dire financial straits and seeking donations to pay server hosting bills. MillatFacebook sought donations to pay for its US-based servers in an email sent to its...
  • Google adds Communities to Google Plus December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Google is going full steam ahead with its social networking service Google Plus. Soon after adding its Plus One feature to apps on Google Play. Google has announced the launch of Google Plus Communities. Though Google has an existing community product called Google Groups, Communities on Google Plus are...
  • Watch: Kejriwal's online interaction session with supporters November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India Against Corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday interacted with netizens and answered their questions on Google+ Hangout. The one-hour session began at 8 pm India time and was aimed at interacting with non-resident Indians (NRIs) in particular. Members of the IAC said on Saturday that they had been...
  • Google+ hangout with Karma Paljor: Scope of positive stories in news October 11, 2012

    More often than not media is accused of focussing only on showcasing grim and serious stories, is there is there a scope for positive stories in the news space? Stories of courage, hope, inventions, discoveries, harmony and peace. CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor joins a discussion in a Google+ Hangout. ...