MEDIA

  • Facebook is winning the war against fake likes 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop. Advances in technology for recognising suspicious patterns of likes has enabled the social network to block such activity by malicious software,...
  • Islamic State terror manual found online Yesterday

    London: An Islamic State (IS) manual for preparing, funding and carrying out terror attacks in the West is being shared on jihadist forums on the internet, asking extremists to raise funds through online scams and fraud. The 70-page guide aims to create sleeper cells of one or two people and advises...
  • This tool reveals your online personality Yesterday

    New Delhi: A new tool uses linguistic analytics to infer cognitive and social characteristics and tell you more about your online personality. The Pick 1 tool is a real-time survey and social analytics platform that uses your social media feed to provide an insight into your personality characteristics. Once you...
  • Australian woman praised for defending Muslim couple from abuse Yesterday

    Sydney: A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an investigation. The pair, Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti and Khalida Hafeez, were riding on the airport-bound train on Wednesday when...
  • Health-related tweets can help predict emergency hospital visits: Study 3 days ago

    New York: Twitter can help several hospitals plan better in terms of tackling patient rush and availability of resources and staff, suggests a study. The researchers said personal health-related tweets posted by some users could be helpful for hospitals. "You can get a lot of interesting insights from social media that you...
  • Use social media judiciously, it is a great emerging platform: Nandita Das 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Actress, director and social activist Nandita Das says social media is a great emerging platform that must be used judiciously instead of indulging in advocacy. "...I think we have to fight our battles and not just scream and shout about everything," the actress, who recently was the target of attack...
  • What is the cyber space saying about the net neutrality debate? 4 days ago

    As the campaign and support for net neutrality is picking up, Politicians, celebrities and a cross section of people are voicing their support for it. Net neutrality means all data and sites are treated and charged equally be it mobile app or any other app. ...
  • Every Saree has a story to it; what's yours? #100SareePact 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Everyone loves sarees, whether it is a woman, or a man who loves to admire the fairer sex donning this elegant piece of cloth. Sarees are beautiful. But it is a garment that has lost its popularity over the years because of a number of reasons. While it...
  • Media attack on me at the behest of arms lobby: VK Singh 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Gen (retd) V K Singh alleged that an "insidious campaign" is being run against him by a section of media at the behest of the arms lobby that is "working overtime" to subdue him and he has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding it. "It is...
  • General VK Singh apologises to media with a caveat 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Under fire for using the word "presstitutes" for the media, Union Minister and General (Retired) VK Singh on Saturday said he apologises to journalists barring a small section of media persons who were carrying out a "motivated campaign" against him. Arguing that he never used the word for...
  • Hillary Clinton is running for President: Sources April 11, 2015

    After months of speculation, Hillary Clinton is all set to announce her campaign for the 2016 US Presidential elections on Sunday, sources said. ...
  • The intersection of Analytics, Social Media & Cricket in the cognitive era of computing April 10, 2015

    Since 1975, every fourth year, world class cricketing nations come together for a month long extravaganza. Since February 14th, 2015, 14 teams are battling it out in a 6 week long Cricket World Cup tournament in 14 venues across Australia and New Zealand. During these six weeks, millions of cricket...
  • Google seeks to make social media spoiler free April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: As you scroll your social media feed to ask your friends out for that new movie you had been waiting for, you end up with some state-of-the-art, detailed and highly narrative spoilers. 'Face-palm' and all your excitement is over. Google has decided to save us from the social...
  • 5 easy steps to automatically transfer your WhatsApp photos to Dropbox April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: We share so many pictures on WhatsApp every day and it is but a task to keep a track of them. If the pictures are important and your phone's storage is running low, you end up frantically searching for a USB chord to transfer the content to a...
  • AAP 'warns' volunteers against rebel faction's meet April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The rebel faction of AAP led by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have started mobilising volunteers for the upcoming 'Swaraj Samwad' dialogue prompting a section of the party to issue a veiled warning to workers saying attending the meeting would be considered "indiscipline". The group is using social media...
  • Kanpur: Youngster arrested for blackmailing girls on social media April 3, 2015

    Kanpur: A youth has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing girls after befriending them on social networking sites, police said on Friday. Upon receiving complaint from a girl, the Cyber Cell of the Crime Branch of police in Kanpur on Thursday arrested Deepak Gour, a resident of Nawabgunj, they said. Posing as an...
  • 8 internet 'professions' that people gladly take up without a salary April 2, 2015

    It is the age of internet and smart phones and social media. Everyone is always connected to everyone and everything in one way or the other. Gone are the days when we had to switch to the news channels on our television to understand what is going on with the...
  • Twitter officially rolls out Curator, its new real-time search tool for media publishers April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has officially rolled out Curator, its new tool for media publishers that allows them to filter and search for relevant and high quality tweets and vines on its platform in real-time. The tool was under testing for a while and given the strong increase in audience engagement...
  • Sponsored: How IBM transformed Twitter experience for Cricket World Cup March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is just over. Besides the matches and the cricket, one highlight was IBM's Score With Data (@scorewithdata) campaign which transformed the premier cricketing event for fans as they gained never before insights into cricket, thanks to IBM's cutting-edge technologies. Twitterati Speaks is...
  • iRevo Multimedia launches SmartTV Box for Rs 7,499 onwards March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Silicon Valley-based iRevo Multimedia has rolled out its latest SmartTV Box, powered by iRevo cloud and software features, which is available for purchase on Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. The iRevo Cloud Platform in the TV box offers content aggregation and curation features. It further allows for social media integration. The...
  • Deepika Padukone receives flak on social media for 'My Choice' video March 31, 2015

    Deepika Padukone's video titled 'My Choice' speaks about the choices every woman is entitled to. The film is made by Homi Adajania and features 99 women from across different professions. Amidst much praise, the video got a lot of flak on social media from many quaters. ...
  • Top brands choosing Instagram over Facebook March 30, 2015

    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...
  • Court rejects Salman's plea to ban media during recording of statement March 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan moved an application to ban the media during the recording of his statement in a 2002 hit-and-run case in a sessions court here on Friday but it was rejected. Judge D. W. Deshpande rejected the plea but directed the media to report only after the recording...
  • Notel: The Rs 3,000 device that is a symbol of change in North Korea March 27, 2015

    Seoul: A $50 (approximately Rs 3,000) portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of all urban...
  • Stop blaming Anushka for Virat Kohli and Team India's World Cup failure March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Virat Kohli's failure to perform in the semi-final match against Australia has been blamed on his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The actress was unfortunately bullied on social media for her presence in the Sydney stadium during the match in which Kohli struggled for 13 balls to...
  • VK Singh forced to clarify his stand, says fully committed to government March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After a series of tweets on attending Pakistan National Day celebrations, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh was forced to clarify his stand after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped in. Singh said that he is fully committed to the government and the Prime Minister and has...
  • Section 66 gone, but questions remain March 24, 2015

    Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • CricketNext in Australia: Sydney dances to Bollywood tunes ahead of India-Australia tie March 24, 2015

    Dancers were seen dancing on the Bollywood tunes at the media event at the Sydney Opera House to promote India vs Australia semi-finals. ...