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  • Mail.Ru takes over 'Russia's Facebook' VKontakte 12 hours 28 minutes ago

    Moscow: A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, referred to as 'Russia's Facebook', bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court. London-listed Mail.Ru Group...
  • Why some Facebook users spy on their lovers' online activity Yesterday

    New York: Look closely at your partner's recent Facebook behaviour to find out if he is spying on you. According to a new study, some young lovers are increasingly monitoring their partners and boast about their relationships on the social networking site. "Facebook users in romantic relationships are more likely to...
  • Habitual Facebook users prone to phishing attacks by criminals Yesterday

    New York: If you are perpetually online on Facebook and do respond to anonymous friends' requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, beware of phishing attacks. According to a new study by an Indian-origin researcher, habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing...
  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the National Optical Fibre Network project, which aims to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats, may finally be ready by a year in advance at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants it rolled out in early 2016. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had...
  • Cloverpop, an anonymous social network that helps you make decisions 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Wondering if it is the right time for you to get married or buy a house? A new website may make the decisions easy for you. The website developed by Cloverpop, a San Francisco-based company, allows people to use an interactive web experience to easily move past biases and...
  • Change India: Agenda for the education sector 3 days ago

    In this episode of CNBC TV18's 'Change India', agenda of discussion is the education sector in India. ...
  • Facebook activity can accurately reveal personality traits of strangers 3 days ago

    Washington: People can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity, according to a new study. However, changes to the social media site in the past three years could be making it harder to do so, scientists said. Researchers at The University of Kansas sampled 100 Facebook users, paralleling the...
  • News 360: Network 18 reporter turns rescuer, saves lives while reporting in J&K 5 days ago

    A Network 18 reporter turned into a rescuer and started to help people while reporting for the Jammu and Kashmir floods. As frustrations spike with rescue operations, locals indulge in stone pelting at relief choppers. ...
  • CNN-IBN sweeps Ramnath Goenka awards, wins five honours 1 week ago

    CNN-IBN swept the Ramnath Goenka awards this year winning five honours. Sister channel IBN Lokmat also get four awards. ...
  • Meghalaya taking al-Qaeda threat seriously September 9, 2014

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday said it has taken "seriously" the announcement by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on the creation of a terror wing in the Indian subcontinent. "We are taking the threat very seriously and are concerned, and we are closely working with central agencies to chalk out modalities...
  • Road, telecom network to be restored in J&K in 3-5 days: Centre September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Restoration of road and tele-communication network in the Kashmir Valley, ravaged by floods, will take three to five days. The Centre has directed free flow of transport via Manali and Leh to Srinagar, the only available surface network, a top central government official said on Monday. The Home Ministry is...
  • Facebook can make you lonely, depressed: Study September 8, 2014

    London: Do you often feel you have wasted time on Facebook or termed it as a meaningless activity but still cannot let your eyes move away from the screen? You are at the risk of developing depression. According to new research, while the social networking site is there to help you...
  • Photos: Parenting explained in just two viral images. Dad posing for a photoshoot with his newborn gets a projectile poop surprise September 6, 2014

    Talk about timing. Al Ferguson, 26, was getting ready for some photos with his son Ted when the newborn decided to really make the shoot memorable. Clicked by photographer Kirsty Grant, these two photos have gone viral - mostly because they are a telling picture of what parenthood really is...
  • Facebook ready to spend billions to bring the whole world online: Mark Zuckerberg September 6, 2014

    Mexico City: Facebook Inc is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said. "What we really care about is connecting everyone in the world," Zuckerberg said at an event in Mexico City hosted by Mexican...
  • Facebook rolls out 'privacy checkup' to help users better manage what they post September 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday began rolling out its "privacy checkup" aimed at helping users of the huge social network better manage sharing their information and postings. The new system uses a blue dinosaur to guide Facebook users through its maze of privacy settings for personal information and for sharing their...
  • Women more addicted to their cellphones than men September 1, 2014

    Washington: Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found. Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on...
  • Facebook upgrades mobile search to let users look for friends' old posts August 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Search results remain...
  • Should social media networks be pulling the plug on extremists video? August 28, 2014

    The graphic video footage showing the execution of US journalist James Foley created a debate as soon as it was released on social media. The debate being on whether social media networks should be pulling the plug on extremists video that is essentially propaganda. ...
  • 'What is this WTF your friends use on Facebook?' 16 questions your parents ask that make you wonder why you introduced them to social media August 27, 2014

    Wow! Your parents are on Facebook. You have to add them. That fateful day when you added your parents as friends on Facebook was probably the last day you were happy about them joined the social networking site. Since then you have only been the IT guy of your house....
  • Twitter cheat sheet: Here's what to keep in mind while posting image, video tweets August 27, 2014

    Did you know that the length of your tweet is restricted to 117 characters if you add an "https" link to it? Check out the infographic below to know even miniscule details about your Twitter profile and the tweets you send out. ...
  • Social media not a vehicle of debate, instead encourages self-censorship: Study August 27, 2014

    Washington: People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey, challenges the view of social...
  • Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million August 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations. The move, announced by the two companies on Monday, is the largest deal in Amazon's...
  • Sony PlayStation Network taken down by a denial-of-service attack August 25, 2014

    Sony Corp said on Sunday its PlayStation Network was taken down by a denial of service-style attack and the FBI was investigating the diversion of a flight carrying a top Sony executive amid reports of a claim that explosives were on board. The company said in a posting on its PlayStation...
  • Twitter to remove images of deceased on families' request August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. "In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances," according to a statement tweeted by Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler on Tuesday. Immediate family members...
  • 5 must-know tips for parents on what not to post on social networks August 20, 2014

    New York: Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots. Here are some social media tips for parents, relatives and friends. Limit audiences Facebook's...
  • Baby blackout: Why parents are opting to keep babies off Facebook August 20, 2014

    New York: Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there...
  • No child's play: Why online bullying is going from bad to worse August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. "Child bullying...
  • Presenting an authentic image on social networks includes elements of fakery August 16, 2014

    London: People fake parts of their online image in order to conform to social norms and expectations, a new study has found. Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery, researchers said. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland discovered that being authentic is very important...
  • Your Facebook messages will soon disappear from the mobile app. Here's how you can retrieve them August 9, 2014

    New York: Smartphone users will soon see their messages disappear from the main Facebook app to the new Facebook messenger. The change will take place in coming weeks, Mashable reported. Users have already started noticing the change, but it will not affect all of Facebook's mobile users. Only iPhone and Android users...
  • Do you post photos on Facebook just to get noticed and earn likes? Here's what it tells about you August 9, 2014

    London: If you have the habit of uploading more photos on Facebook to feel noticed and earn more "likes", it is more likely that you may be a "neurotic" than an extrovert. According to a study that reveals your personality via Facebook, extroverts change their profile photos quite frequently while neurotics...