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  • Why online grocery shopping is the next big thing in Indian e-commerce 7 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers like Bigbasket.com and Localbanya.com turn in profits while supermarkets are struggling. The online grocers benefit from low overheads, as they store goods in warehouses outside big cities where commercial rents...
  • How much do you know about how the Internet works? Take the Web IQ quiz Yesterday

    Washington: Most people can recognise Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released Tuesday. The results underscore what many techies say is...
  • Denmark is now the world's most connected country 2 days ago

    Geneva: Denmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, a study released Monday said. In third place was Sweden, followed by Iceland and Britain, emphasising European dominance in the connectivity stakes, according to the International Telecommunication Union, a leading analyst for information and communication...
  • Ultra-superfast 5G broadband in the offing 2 days ago

    Beijing: Researchers are investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smartphone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband - 5G. Currently, the fourth generation of mobile phone connection technology, 4G, in as far as it has been adopted provides broadband-type connectivity for enabled devices such as smartphones, tablet...
  • One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: Study 3 days ago

    London: One in six smartphone users in the world have fallen prey to a cyber attack, reveals a new study, adding that 60 per cent of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software. According to the findings...
  • India to have second largest online user base after China by 2016 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Availability of low-cost smartphones and increasing penetration of mobile broadband will help India overtake the US as the world's second largest Internet user-base by 2016, research firm eMarketer said. According to the US-based firm, India's online population will touch 283.8 million by 2016, leaving behind the US at...
  • YouTube Music Awards gets an overhaul, goes online 4 days ago

    New York: The YouTube Music Awards are undergoing an overhaul for their second edition next year, scrapping a star-studded gala and instead looking at videos' online buzz. The blockbuster video-sharing site in November 2013 debuted the YouTube Music Awards, with a livestreamed show from New York that appeared aimed at creating...
  • India one of Twitter's fastest growing markets 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With more and more people getting engaged with the micro-blogging website, India is turning out to be one of the fastest growing markets for the US-based Twitter, a top company official said here Saturday. "India is a big market for us. It is one of our fastest growing markets...
  • European Parliament may pass resolution to break up Google 4 days ago

    The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company's dominance in the search market. European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about Google's and other American companies' command...
  • Amazon plans to release a new ad-supported video streaming service: Report 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Online retailer Amazon.com will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includes a video service, the Post reported. The Post did not say if the new service would be...
  • Facebook games may help strengthen family bonds: study 1 week ago

    Toronto: Playing Facebook games with your family may actually help you to strengthen family bonds by breaking down both communication and age barriers, a new study suggests. The research shows that beyond being a fun distraction, social network games (SNGs) can offer family members a meaningful way to interact and meet...
  • India to surpass USA in internet usage by December; to be second in world after China November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of internet users in India would reach 302 million by December 2014, registering a year-on-year growth of 32 per cent over last year, a study said on Wednesday. The report, 'Internet in India 2014', is jointly published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and...
  • Rocket Internet to launch another 10 startups in 2015 November 17, 2014

    Berlin: Rocket Internet, the global e-commerce investor, expects to launch at least another 10 start-ups in 2015 and said it would work more closely with Facebook on advertising. Rocket Internet, whose shares have had a bumpy ride since listing last month, said its 12 most successful companies saw average growth in...
  • Free WiFi service starts in Delhi's Connaught Place November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In consonance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' project, the New Delhi Municipal Council today launched WiFi services in Connaught Place, the business hub of the capital. Delhiites visiting the Connaught Place market will now be able to avail WiFi services which were launched by New Delhi MP...
  • Delhi's Connaught Place gets public Wi-Fi service November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In consonance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' project, the New Delhi Municipal Council on Sunday launched Wi-Fi services in Connaught Place, the business hub of the capital. Delhiites visiting the Connaught Place market will now be able to avail Wi-Fi services which were launched by New Delhi...
  • Most Indians prefer wearable technologies at work: Study November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: With wearable technologies like smart headphones and watches becoming popular, about 82 per cent adults in India have started using them for work-related activities as well, says a recent study. A whopping 82 per cent of adults in India have worn technologies such as headsets, smart badges and bar-code scanners...
  • Beware! Some Facebook ads selling fake luxury items November 15, 2014

    New York: A new study has found that some advertisements promoting fashion and luxury items on Facebook may be fake. Two cybersecurity researchers analysed over a 1,000 Facebook ads and found that nearly a quarter of those goods are counterfeit items, Mashable reported. The duo focused on the 180 fashion and luxury...
  • Google Glass future clouded as some early users lose interest November 15, 2014

    San Francisco: After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google co-founder Sergey Brin sauntered bare-faced into a Silicon Valley red-carpet event on Sunday. He'd left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who...
  • Facebook attempts to simplify privacy policy again, invites user comments November 14, 2014

    New York: One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy - and make it much shorter - to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. The world's largest online social network uses the information people share on its site, along with the apps they...
  • Aircel partners Reliance Communications to launch 3G services in Mumbai November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Mobile telecom operator Aircel has partnered with Reliance Communications to launch high-speed 3G services in the lucrative Mumbai circle. "We are the latest GSM player to provide 3G services in Mumbai. Aircel's 3G services will offer enhanced user experience to subscribers, allowing them live streaming of various content and better...
  • World's first drone-filmed porn video goes viral November 11, 2014

    New York: The world's first drone-filmed pornographic video has gone viral on social media even though its creators say that it was more of an art project. The three-minute video consists of a fast-flying drone panning over a variety of beautiful landscapes, mountain vistas and majestic beaches as bare bodies are...
  • Phishing successful 45 per cent of the time: Study November 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Certain websites included in phishing emails successfully lure users up to 45 per cent of the time, according to a new Google study. Researchers at Google and the University of California, San Diego found that emails that try to trick users into handing over their information work way better...
  • Social media triggering low self-esteem among teenage girls November 10, 2014

    London: The surge in online communication and social media coupled with economic downturn seven years ago have left many teenage girls with low self-esteem, reveals a British survey. The survey that included 30,000 students found a worrying drop in the number of 14- and 15-year-olds, particularly girls, who say they feel...
  • '3G isn't working either! What should I do with my life now?': 11 struggles of every internet addict when there's no Wi-Fi connectivity November 10, 2014

    A modern wise man recently said, 'Home is where the Wi-Fi connects automatically.'The image is loading.*5 minutes later* The image is still loading!You can sense impending doom when you realize your Wi-Fi connectivity has stopped working. Restarting the router doesn't work. This is only the beginning of the countless first...
  • Indian e-commerce market to reach the $20 billion mark next year: Report November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The e-commerce market in the country is expected to grow 37 per cent to reach $20 billion by next year on the back of growing internet population and increased online shoppers, a report has said. "E-commerce in India is a $11 billion market, and is estimated to reach $20...
  • Bangalore: 'Guidelines' on snooping on students mere recommendation, says official November 9, 2014

    Speaking on the controversial guidelines to south Bangalore colleges over snooping on students, the Secretary of pre-University principal's association, Manjunath told CNN-IBN, "These are not guidelines, these are merely recommendation. We are not monitoring internet activities of students every time. Its just only when they are inside college premises." ...
  • Explained: All that you wanted to know about 4Chan November 8, 2014

    San Francisco: So, what exactly is 4Chan? 4chan's roots date back to a pre-Facebook age of the Internet, where anonymity ruled and rules were few to come by. Hackers deposited nude celebrity photos on the site over the summer. It's also the birthplace of the hacker collective Anonymous, along with countless...
  • Mumbai has the highest number of Internet users in India November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Mumbai has the highest number of Internet users at about 16.4 million in the country which has over 243 million web users, a study has found. The commercial capital of India saw the Internet user base growing to about 16.4 million in October this year from 12 million in...
  • For UP policemen, 'filmi' uniforms, Facebook strictly no, no November 4, 2014

    Lucknow: Here's a crackdown with a difference. Policemen in Uttar Pradesh have been told in no uncertain terms that Bollywood-style uniforms are out as is chatting on social networking sites like Facebook or browsing the worldwide web as these are "unbecoming" for the men in khaki. It started from Taj city...
  • Google launches Indian Language Internet Alliance; showcases Hindi voice search November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has announced the creation of Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), in partnership with leading Indian technology and content companies, to promote the growth of of Indic-language content on the Internet. Network 18 is one of the founding members of this initiative and is represented by IBN Khabar...