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  • Facebook finalises its simplified privacy policy; to go into effect January 1, 2015 18 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Facebook, which invited users to comment on its new privacy policy until November 20, is now ready with the final version that will go into effect January 1, 2015. The company has already started sending out notifications informing users of the updated terms, data policy, and cookies policy...
  • Twitter Offers: Twitter now lets advertisers post deals and discounts in users' feeds Yesterday

    New York: Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers." Advertisers can post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds, whether or not the users follow those merchants on the short-messaging service. To redeem an offer, customers enter their credit or debit card information. They then use...
  • Facebook to launch a professional social network in a few months; aims to take on LinkedIn November 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook's professional version of its social network aimed at businesses will launch in the next few months, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. The world's No.1 Internet social network with 1.35 billion monthly users has been quietly testing a version of its website geared toward...
  • Facebook working on a professional social network 'Facebook at Work': Report November 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Facebook is secretly working on a new website called "Facebook at Work" that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported. The new website, that will look very much like Facebook, will compete with professional social network LinkedIn, Google, and Microsoft,...
  • 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...
  • Why Mark Zuckerberg found 'The Social Network' hurtful November 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg says parts of the movie 'The Social Network', inspired by his life and work, were "hurtful" as its makers took liberty with the story. Zuckerberg was involved in Facebook's first public questions and answers Thursday, when a fan questioned him about the accuracy of the...
  • Six types of killers on Facebook identified November 6, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have identified six different types of killers who turn to Facebook to lure their victim or otherwise use the social networking site in their crimes. The researchers analysed cases of homicide in which the social networking site Facebook had been reported by the media as a significant factor. The researchers...
  • PM mentions Network18 journalist's tweet in his 'Mann Ki Baat' prograame November 2, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned about a tweet from Network18's Richa Anirudh which spoke about children actively taking part in the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'. ...
  • Here's how to increase your popularity on Twitter November 2, 2014

    London: Having a large number of followers on Twitter is a more efficient strategy to gain popularity on the social networking site than increasing your number of tweets, said a study. Messages from influential people have much more impact and less popular users can gain popularity by increasing their activity and...
  • Harassment a common part of online life: Survey October 26, 2014

    New York: A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty per cent have experienced it...
  • 'Anti-Facebook' social network Ello gets fresh funding, promises to remain ad-free October 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free. Ello converted to a public benefit corporation, which it described as "a new kind of for-profit company in the USA that exists...
  • Reinvented Nokia committed to growth in India; ramps up its operations October 19, 2014

    Espoo: Bullish on India, Nokia is ramping up its operations in the country, focusing on its three businesses of network infrastructure, location intelligence and advanced technologies, top executives of the Finnish telecom and IT conglomerate said. "For us, India is one of Nokia's top 10 high-growth regions. The manufacturing operations, global...
  • Twitter users will now see tweets from accounts they don't follow. Here's why October 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter said Friday it would start reconfiguring its users' timelines with "relevant" messages from people they haven't bothered to follow at the service. Based on a positive response from its tests, the popular one-to-many messaging service is inching toward the Facebook model of using software to "curate" what users...
  • Sumit Awasthi rejoins IBN7 as Deputy Managing Editor, channel to relaunch on Sunday with tagline Hausla Hai October 18, 2014

    Sumit Awasthi, one of Hindi journalism's best known names and a credible face of television, is back with Network18's Hindi news channel IBN7. Sumit Awasthi has joined IBN7 as Deputy Managing Editor and it is his second innings with IBN7. One of the most respected journalists; he has worked with some...
  • Here's why lonely people spend more time on Facebook October 14, 2014

    Washington: Feeling of loneliness drives people to Facebook, according to a new study. Researchers found that compared to non-lonely people, lonely people spend more time on Facebook. Lonely individuals who are shy or have low social support may turn to Facebook to compensate for their lack of social skills and/or social...
  • 113-year-old woman fudges date of birth to join Facebook October 12, 2014

    New York: Anna Stoehr, one of the oldest living people in the world at age 113, has finally got herself a Facebook account. What she had to do was to lie about her actual age as the earliest birth year listed on Facebook to create a new profile is 1905. Stoehr,...
  • Why people stalk Facebook profiles of not-so-successful friends October 12, 2014

    New York: When feeling down and out, do you scan through Facebook profiles of friends who are not so successful to find some solace that you are not alone struggling with life? According to a study, people in good mood surf profiles of friends who are successful and attractive. On the other...
  • Mark Zuckerberg addresses the first Internet.org summit in New Delhi; to meet PM Modi on October 10 October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is on a two-day visit to India, the second biggest market for the social networking giant, addressed the first Internet.org summit on October 9 in New Delhi. Addressing the summit, Zuckergberg said that more than one billion people don't have the Internet access in...
  • Breakup may cost you Twitter followers: Study October 7, 2014

    London: A romantic breakup could cost you 20 Twitter followers on average, according to a new study. Researchers from Aalto University, Qatar Computing Research Institute and the University of Michigan found that a decrease in cross-messaging on social media can be indicative of an impending split and the event itself predicts...
  • Here's how Twitter brings Bangalore police and people closer October 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Perhaps, the Bangalore City Police is the most interactive police force in the entire India, today. It has not been like this till recently. Then, what has changed in the last few months? The answer is M N Reddi, the new police commissioner of Bangalore. After the unceremonious exit...
  • Twitter grants $10 million to MIT for social data analysis, new tools October 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter gave $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for research that would explore how people use and achieve shared goals using social networks. Over five years, the university's researchers will organize a vast quantity of content from Twitter, Reddit and other online forums and build new communication...
  • Flashback to 2006: When Orkut was the opium of the Internet masses September 30, 2014

    Google is 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 idea of how popular and...
  • Goodbye, Orkut! Google's first social network shutting down today September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Orkut, Google's first foray into social networking, is closing down today. Announced three months back, Google is going to shut down its early social-networking service, Orkut, on September 30 to focus on its other social networking initiatives. Orkut was launched ten years ago but has failed to put...
  • Readers are now shaping stories: Writers and readers go mobile and social at online literature social network Wattpad September 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Allen Lau considers himself living proof that love of good writing is alive and well in the age of streaming video and terse text messages. He offers as further evidence the 32 million people who each month visit online literature social network Wattpad, which he and Ivan Yuen launched...
  • Ello: An 'anti-Facebook', ad-free social network gets viral surge September 28, 2014

    Washington: In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet. Created last year as a "private" social network, Ello (www.ello.co) recently opened its doors on an invitation-only basis. Because of the...
  • Day 3: Network18's comprehensive coverage of PM Modi's US visit September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his maiden visit to United States of America after assuming office as the PM, Network 18 brings you exclusive coverage of the events. After a powerful speech in the United Nations General Assembly, followed by an address at a rock concert in New...
  • Network18's comprehensive coverage of PM Modi's US visit September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his maiden visit to United States of America after assuming office as the PM, Network 18 brings you exclusive coverage of the events. While PM will address the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, he is also scheduled to meet the Indian diaspora...
  • Anti-Social Network - Another potboiler by Piyush Jha in Mumbaistan series September 23, 2014

    Most of us have become social-networking junkies. I myself spend a better part of my day on Twitter like many others. Now, what Piyush Jha has done here in Anti-Social Network is something commendable. He took something, twisted it on its head and presented it in the form of a...
  • Delhi metro train exteriors now to carry advertisements September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The exterior of some Delhi Metro trains will be available for advertising as the corporation will be permitting wraps to augment nonoperational revenues, an official statement said on Sunday. "To augment the nonoperational revenues, Delhi Metro has awarded exclusive rights for displaying advertising materials, including pictures, printed material, electronic...