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  • Budget focuses on road network on borders with China, Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: NDA government has in its infrastructure development initiatives focused on connecting with all weather roads along borders with nearly 100 per cent increase in allocation for construction of roads along Sino-India and Indo-Pak boundaries. Keeping in mind the facilitation of troops along the 4,056-km Sino-India border stretching from 'Karakoram...
  • German consumer groups warn Facebook over data protection 2 days ago

    Berlin: German consumer groups say they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations said it has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Facebook's European headquarters in Ireland. The letter cites 19 clauses in the company's terms of service and...
  • Railway Budget 2015: 'SMS alert' service for arrival and departure time of trains 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu has said that it has proposed to introduce an "SMS alert" service to inform passengers in advance the updated arrival and departure time of trains at starting or destination stations in the budget. Similarly SMS alert would be sent 15/30 minutes in...
  • HP in talks to buy WiFi gear maker Aruba Networks: Report 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Hewlett-Packard is in talks to buy WiFi network gear maker Aruba Networks and a deal may be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The talks with Aruba, which has a market cap of about $2 billion, are not complete and might...
  • Only 13 per cent Indian subscribers on 3G and 4G networks: Facebook 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Only 13 per cent of subscribers in India are using 3G and 4G networks even as high speed mobile data services are being around for over two years, a study by Facebook-led internet.org said today. According to the report, India stands at the bottom when it comes to mobile...
  • Mumbai locals await infrastructural upgrade in overcrowded suburban railway network 4 days ago

    12 people are said to die everyday on Mumbai's suburban railway network which is severely overloaded. With no upgrade in infrastructure, rampant corruption, it is to be seen what can Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu can do to improve the situation. ...
  • Reddit, Google crack down on nudity; ban explicit photos, videos on their sites 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn't given permission for it to be...
  • Twitter can help doctors understand patients better: Study February 15, 2015

    Toronto: Using Twitter can help physicians answer health queries from their patients in a better way, say researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC). The study found that more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are reluctant to jump on the social media...
  • Addicted to social networking sites? You could be insecure in relationships, says a new study February 11, 2015

    New York: People who are generally insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on the social media site - frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something - in the hope of getting attention, researchers said. The study suggests that there are at least two kinds of...
  • Twitter CFO Anthony Noto's account hacked; fires off spam posts February 11, 2015

    San Francisco: An official Twitter account for the company's chief financial officer unleashed a barrage of spam posts on Tuesday in what may have been a hack or a glitch. Anthony Noto's account @anthonynoto for a brief time fired off terse, slangy missives inviting people to click on a link that...
  • Indian epic Mahabharata to be retold on Twitter from villain's viewpoint February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A lecturer based in Britain has reimagined the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata for Twitter audiences, spawning a book and spurring a second attempt, this time from the perspective of the main villain. Chindu Sreedharan began retelling the Mahabharata on the microblogging service in 2009, taking more than four years...
  • Does Facebook trigger feelings of envy in you? You could go into depression February 4, 2015

    Washington: Facebook use can lead to symptoms of depression if the social networking site triggers feelings of envy among its users, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Missouri said the way in which Facebook users use the site makes a difference in how they respond to it. "Facebook...
  • Twitter says its promoted tweets will now appear on third-party mobile apps, websites February 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter's stock jumped more than 6 per cent on Tuesday after the social media company said its promoted tweets will appear on third-party mobile apps and websites under a new advertising distribution program. The syndication program will broaden the reach of Twitter's ads beyond the 284 million monthly users...
  • Live: Commits signs MoU with Network18 for training future journalists February 3, 2015

    Signing of MoU between Commits and Network18 was graced by Bharat Ratna Prof CNR Rao along with other eminent guests. ...
  • Tweeting can help women cope with sexism: Study February 1, 2015

    Toronto: Tweeting publicly about sexism could improve a woman's wellbeing as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways they feel can make a difference, a new study suggests. The study examined whether using Twitter to respond to sexism could be done in a public way without any...
  • Network18 bags seven ENBA 2014 awards January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Karma Paljor and Jajati Karan of CNN-IBN won the ENBA 2014 Award in the Best Spot News Reporting (English) category for reporting on 'Cyclone Phailin Coverage'. Neelakantha Acharya and N Satish won the Best Videographer (English) Award for Cyclone Phailin Coverage. Amit Pandey (IBN 7) also won the Best...
  • Network18 signs MoU with Kushabhau Thakre Patrikarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwvidalaya January 30, 2015

    Raipur: Network18 on Friday announced Media Institute Initiative (MII)and signed first of its kind Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Raipur in the presence of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Under this exclusive initiative, MoU has been signed between Network 18 and the Kushabhau Thakre Patrikarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwvidalaya, Raipur in the...
  • Facebook Place Tips: Facebook adds 'tips' about places in potential Yelp challenge January 30, 2015

    San Francisco Facebook on Thursday launched a new feature that automatically provides tips about places where members of the social network might be, potentially challenging review websites like Yelp. "Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you're at," Facebook product manager Mike LeBeau said of...
  • MoU signing between Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Network18 today January 30, 2015

    Raipur: Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur will be signing a Memorandum of understanding with Network18 as an Industry-Academia interaction initiative on Friday. Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will be present for the event which will take place at 11 am on Friday at CM House in Raipur. ...
  • Twitter launches new group chat and video features January 28, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform," product director Jinen Kamdar, whose handle is @jinen, said...
  • India postpones mobile spectrum auction to March 4 January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has postponed the auction of mobile phone spectrum through which it is expected to raise $10 billion until March 4, according to a government notice on Tuesday. The auction was slated to start on February 25. The last date of submission of applications by Indian mobile operators has...
  • Facebook, Instagram services restored after brief outage January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: After roughly 40 minute outage, Facebook and Instagram services are again accessible in US, Asia and other regions. Both services suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the UK and Australia. The social media giant's Instagram service was also briefly...
  • The India-US Dialogues: A Network18-ORF initiative January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Network18 and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) jointly organised an Indo-US dialogue to mark the visit of the US President Barack Obama to India. The panelists, which included some of the top policy makers from both India and America, expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is capable...
  • The India-US dialogues: It's time for India to move from out sourcing to right sourcing, says Anand Mahindra January 25, 2015

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said, "Trade and investment could be looked at as an ambassador to global peace in the era of terror." In the lead up to US President's historic second visit to India; The Observer...
  • The India-US dialogues: Clean air, water, energy India's priorities for sustainable development, says Javadekar January 25, 2015

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Union Environment and Forest minister Prakash Javadekar said, "The Modi government is committed to passionate strong and transparent action on emission reduction & renewable energy. We'll walk our own path on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions but if technology...
  • The India-US dialogues: Jayant Sinha shares 3-key mantras for Indo-US cooperation January 25, 2015

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Minister of States at Railways Jayant Sinha said, "Innovate in India, manufacture in India and invest in India are the three-key mantras for Indo-US cooperation". In the lead up to US President's historic second visit to India; The...
  • The India-US dialogues: India could be 3rd largest economy soon, says Suresh Prabhu January 25, 2015

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Union Railways minister Suresh Prabhu said, "India and the US share many things, we have the same values. The US is world's largest economy; India could be 3rd largest economy soon". In the lead up to US President's...
  • Watch: Day 1 of the India-US dialogues January 24, 2015

    In the lead up to US President Barack Obama's historic second visit to India; The Observer Research Foundation and Network18 have initiated the India-US policy dialogues. On the day 1 of the dialogue, panel of experts discuss the Civil Nuclear Cooperation agreement, trade, and defence between India and US. ...
  • The India-US dialogues: Experts discuss trade ties January 24, 2015

    In the lead up to US President Barack Obama's historic second visit to India; The Observer Research Foundation and Network18 have initiated the India-US policy dialogues. On the day 1 of the dialogue, panel of experts discuss the trade ties between India and US. ...
  • The India-US dialogues: Experts discuss Defence ties January 24, 2015

    In the lead up to US President Barack Obama's historic second visit to India; The Observer Research Foundation and Network18 have initiated the India-US policy dialogues. On the day 1 of the dialogue, panel of experts discuss the Defence ties between India and US. ...