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  • India to push private investment in railway network 08-07-2014 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: The bulk of India's future railway projects will be financed through public-private partnerships, the country's railways minister said on Tuesday, in a bid to modernise the vast but underfunded network. In his maiden budget, Sadananda Gowda said his ministry would also seek cabinet approval for allowing foreign direct...
  • 68% of Instagram users are female: 10 interesting Instagram facts that you should know 07-07-2014 11:09 AM

    After Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has become another popular social media tool for users. Here is an infographic that tells 10 little-known facts about the photo sharing app. ...
  • Facebook's mood manipulation experiment 'messed with people's minds' 04-07-2014 07:03 AM

    WAshington: A controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation "messed with people's minds," privacy activists said in a formal complaint to US regulators on Thursday, seeking an urgent investigation. In its complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the study - which has been widely...
  • Facebook admits 'terrible' communication gaffe on emotion manipulation experiment 03-07-2014 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: Facebook communicated "terribly" about a controversial study in which it secretly manipulated users' feelings, the social network's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted Wednesday. Sandberg's comments came as British authorities said they would question Facebook over the experiment to see whether it broke privacy laws. The research was...
  • UK probing Facebook over emotion manipulation experiment 02-07-2014 12:16 PM

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users of the social network, the Financial Times reported. The data regulator is probing the experiment and plans to ask Facebook questions, the newspaper...
  • Confessions of a rehabilitated Orkut addict 02-07-2014 11:22 AM

    2004 Kolkata Book Fair. Our gang of college friends were roaming around the ground browsing books. Debarati picked up a copy of The Simoqin Prophecies. "See this?," she exclaimed. "The author Samit Basu is my friend on Orkut!" Those were the days of Orkut. Cell phones were still primarily used...
  • Bosses use social media for personal purposes at work more than employees 01-07-2014 05:19 PM

    London: Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found. The research from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, shows that managers are more critical of private use of social media at work. However, middle managers and...
  • Flashback to 2006: When Orkut was the opium of the Internet masses 01-07-2014 11:25 AM

    Google has announced that it will be shutting down its once-popular social networking website Orkut on September 30. The glory days of Orkut are now long gone with its last bastions India and Brazil also switching their loyalties to Facebook, this news item from eight years ago gives us an...
  • Orkut is shutting down and here's what you can do to preserve the memories forever 01-07-2014 11:20 AM

    New Delhi: Google is shutting down Orkut, its "first foray into social networking," to focus on YouTube, Blogger, and Google+ services that have proven more popular. The technology titan will pull the plug on 10-year-old Orkut on September 30. Chances are that you didn't log in to your Orkut account...
  • Google to shut down Orkut on September 30 01-07-2014 06:56 AM

    San Francisco: Google will shut down its early social-networking service, Orkut, which was launched ten years ago but has failed to put Google ahead in what has become one of the Web's most popular businesses. Google said it will shut down Orkut, which is widely used in Brazil and India...
  • Is Facebook guilty of manipulating user's emotions? 30-06-2014 09:52 PM

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Facebook experiment sparks criticism: Is Facebook guilty of manipulating users' emotions? 30-06-2014 07:29 PM

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across the country and asks them whether Facebook is guilty of manipulating users' emotions. ...
  • Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study that manipulated users' emotions 30-06-2014 08:49 AM

    Washington: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012, Facebook tampered with the algorithm used to place posts into users' news feeds to study how this...
  • How to respond to negative comments on Facebook 29-06-2014 04:54 PM

    There are times when our opinions on a given subject differ from those of our friends and acquaintances. And with the widespread use of social networking sites, such disagreements are often expressed on public platforms than in person. It is observed that difference in opinions often lead to clash of...
  • Kolkata teenage girl committs suicide after Facebook harassment 26-06-2014 12:17 PM

    Kolkata: A 17-year-old Kolkata school girl has committed suicide after alleged harassment on Facebook. The victim, a class XI student and resident of Behala Parnasree in west Kolkata, hanged herself at her room on Tuesday and left a six-page suicide note blaming one of her Facebook friends for abetment. The...
  • India to clock fastest Facebook user growth globally in 2014 22-06-2014 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: India, which has the highest number of Facebook users outside the US, will account for the fastest growth in people logging on to the social networking platform this year, research firm eMarketer said. "This year, eMarketer predicts, the country (India) will enjoy 40 per cent growth in Facebook...
  • ISIS releases video urging western muslims to join movement 21-06-2014 03:46 PM

    Baghdad: While unrest is Iraq is worsening with each passing day, the dreaded terror outfit ISIS has now released a video urging Western Muslims to join the movement. In the video released, some of the militants are seen urging in English and Arabic to reach the masses. ISIS is also...
  • What the world is sharing online during the World Cup 21-06-2014 01:41 PM

    New York: Twitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy this week as millions of people around the world took to social media to share in the ups and downs of the matches. Defending champion Spain's stunning elimination Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat to Chile generated a lot...
  • All about Facebook's targeted ads and how you can opt out 20-06-2014 12:33 PM

    New York: If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook - your profile information, status updates, likes and interests. That's changing. The company says it will soon give advertisers more options to tailor ads to what you do outside...
  • Facebook restored after a brief outage that affected users globally 19-06-2014 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: After temporarily going down for over half an hour, Facebook is now back up. Users can now log in to the social networking site and all services seem to have been restored. The Facebook app for Android, which earlier failed to load news feed, is also working fine...
  • Indians find Twitter complex to use: Survey 12-06-2014 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: The socially-active Indian youth stays hooked onto Facebook for hours, but its Twitter's "complexity" that has hampered popularity of the microblogging site, a study by India's largest software services firm TCS today said. According to Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS) GenY 2013-14 report, Facebook emerged as the most popular...
  • Nokia achieves record 4G speed; lets you download a full-length high-definition movie in 11 seconds 11-06-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: Finnish telecom firm Nokia today said it demonstrated a record 4G speed that enables a high-definition movie to be downloaded in only 11 seconds. The speed attained by Nokia on a South Korean network is 400 times faster than the top 4G options offered by telecom operators in...
  • My days with the titans of journalism

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    Nine years ago, I 'officially' joined TV18 on this day. Though I had begun work almost 4 weeks before when I quit NDTV on May...

  • Raghav Bahl quits Network 18 30-05-2014 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: Network18 Founder and Managing Director Raghav Bahl has quit the media group after agreeing to sell controlling stake to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). A day after the deal was announced, Bahl in a letter to employees of the group said he and his wife Ritu are...
  • Satellite TV operator Dish Network to accept bitcoins 29-05-2014 04:50 PM

    Bangalore: Satellite TV operator Dish Network said it would accept bitcoin payments from customers from the third quarter. Dish said it selected Coinbase as the payment processor for bitcoin transactions with customers who choose to pay their bills online with the bitcoin wallet of their choice. Dish will use Coinbase's...
  • No immediate plans to launch Twitter in China: CEO 29-05-2014 02:25 PM

    Washington: Twitter hopes to eventually find a way to launch a service in China but has no immediate plans in the country, chief executive Dick Costolo said Wednesday. Costolo told the Code Conference that the messaging service is in the "very beginning stages of conversations about what it would look...
  • Nearly 400 million Twitter users estimated by 2018: Study 28-05-2014 11:32 AM

    San Francisco: Twitter Inc's messaging service will have close to 400 million global users by 2018, mostly in Asia, Latin American and the Middle East, consulting firm eMarketer estimated on Tuesday, far short of the 1 billion once expected. The new study by the digital advertising industry research firm suggests...
  • Lonely people share more on Facebook 27-05-2014 04:17 PM

    Melbourne: Lonely people are more likely to disclose sensitive personal information on Facebook, according to a new study. Researchers from Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Australia wanted to find out if there was a relationship between loneliness and self disclosure on social networking sites. Associate Professor Yeslam Al-Saggaf, from CSU's...
  • Network18 delivers a strong Annual Operating Performance, FY14 PBT up at Rs. 16 crore 27-05-2014 02:55 PM

    Listed below is the investor update for Q4 and FY14 for Network18 Media and Investments Limited. Network18 has delivered a strong Annual Operating Performance. Its FY14 PBT is up at Rs 16 crore vs a loss of Rs 136.9 crore last year. The Reported operating profits (EBITDA) stand at Rs...