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  • Gujarat: 50 per cent LS poll nominees 'unsocial' on net 13-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Poll fever has caught up big time on social media but surprisingly 50 per cent of Lok Sabha nominees from three major parties in Gujarat either don't prefer it for canvassing or stick to 'old school' techniques rather than logging on Facebook or Twitter. As per the affidavits filed by...
  • India tops list of requests for blocking content on Facebook 13-04-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: Indian law enforcement agencies requested Facebook to block content in 4,765 instances citing local laws between July and December last year, the largest by any country. The social networking giant said it blocked content after government officials and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT) reported that such...
  • Don't have your name on voter's list? Here's what you must do 12-04-2014 11:51 AM

    If you want to make your vote count this election season, just having a voter ID card is not enough. Your name must also be on the voter's list. And thanks to Network 18 and Netcore, it's now very easy for you to ensure just that. ...
  • Addicted to Twitter? You may be causing harm to your relationship and killing romance in your life 12-04-2014 11:20 AM

    New York: Are 140 characters coming between you and romance in your life? You are not alone. A study contends that those addicted to Twitter are likely to have problems with their partners than those who are not. The more time you spend on Twitter, the more harm you are...
  • Facebook to require separate mobile app for sending and receiving messages 10-04-2014 12:17 PM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc will no longer let users send and receive private messages within its main smartphone app, and will require that users install a separate messaging app, the Internet company said on Wednesday. Facebook began notifying users in France, England and several other European countries on Wednesday that...
  • Facebook users in India cross the 100 million mark 09-04-2014 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook has crossed 100 million active users in India, its largest base outside the US. "Today, we have more than 100 million people who access Facebook actively in India each month," Facebook India Head of Growth & Mobile Partnerships Kevin D'Souza told PTI. Facebook's mission...
  • A new tool that predicts which photos will go viral on Facebook 06-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Washington: Scientists have developed a computer algorithm that predicts whether a photo will go viral on Facebook by watching how fast it is shared. Stanford researchers said the clues to predicting which of the many millions of photos on Facebook will spring from obscurity and go viral lie in 'cascades'....
  • LS polls: How to ensure your vote 05-04-2014 07:44 PM

    If you want to make your vote count this election season, just having a voter-Id card is not enough, your name must also be on the voter's list. Network 18 has tied up with Netcore to offer an easy solution. All you need to do is type in your voter...
  • Change India: How can we ensure a robust foreign policy? 05-04-2014 02:47 PM

    In the 14th and final edition of the 'Change India: An agenda for the next PM' series, panel of experts discuss ten policy initiatives that will enable the next Prime Minister to frame a more robust foreign policy which promotes and protects India's interests in the world. ...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million: Report 01-04-2014 11:02 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc is in preliminary talks to acquire online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. The deal could further Yahoo's efforts to bolster its online video programming and video advertising revenue, according to the report,...
  • LS polls: Facebook cracking down on fake 'likes' 31-03-2014 12:19 PM

    With politicians boosting their social media presence in the poll season using fake online followers, Facebook has started cracking down on fraudulent accounts showing suspicious high number of 'likes'. Data from the Facebook team show that close to 52,000 pages exist for politicians and political parties in India. Of them...
  • Holy cities of Varanasi, Gaya used for smuggling rare tortoises, turtles 30-03-2014 11:41 AM

    The holy cities of Varanasi and Gaya are being increasingly used for smuggling of rare tortoises and freshwater turtles, according to the wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC officials said the final destination for these turtles, smuggled via Bangkok, is Hong Kong. The officials pointed out at the recent arrest...
  • WATCH: Network18 and Google in an interactive video chat with Shivraj Singh Chouhan 29-03-2014 06:55 PM

    An interactive and live video conversation with the Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan where he speaks about the politics and elections. ~~amp;nbsp; ...
  • Retendering of equipments may delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal-hit areas 28-03-2014 07:59 PM

    In a development that will further delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal -affected areas, inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission on Friday decided to re-tender the purchase of equipment for setting up mobile towers. The project to set up mobile towers in the Naxal-affected areas was originally scheduled for...
  • Watch: Network18 and Google in a live video conversation with Arun Jaitley 25-03-2014 05:09 PM

    A live conversation with Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley where he speaks about the upcoming elections and his future plans in politics. ...
  • Cloak: An 'anti-social' network that helps you avoid meeting people 24-03-2014 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: This is an app that many secretly desire. In this age of social networks, when you are connected with people you like and also those you wouldn't want to bump into in real life, the Cloak app is designed to keep you away from unwanted real-life meetings. The...
  • Network18 initiative to check voter's name in electoral rolls 23-03-2014 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: Election bugle has been sounded and with that the leaders have hit the ground, rushing to woo one and all; a similar rush was also seen at camps put up by the Election commission for the voters to get their voter-id cards. But having a voter-ID card is...
  • Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter 22-03-2014 12:55 PM

    Turkey's ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections brought a furious reaction at home and abroad on Friday, with users of the social networking service denouncing the move as a "digital coup" and the president expressing his disapproval. A court blocked access to Twitter after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's...
  • TV18 launches Kannada news channel ETV Kannada 20-03-2014 11:56 AM

    TV18's Kannada news channel ETV Kannada was launched at a star studded event in Bangalore on Wednesday. ...
  • CPM goes online to court young voters 18-03-2014 05:33 PM

    The CPM on Tuesday went online by logging into its Facebook account and Twitter handle, a move aimed at wooing young electors, a sizeable number of whom would be first-time voters in the coming Lok Sabha elections. "As the new generation is more comfortable in these form of social media,...
  • Man arrested over Twitter threat to shoot random pedestrian 16-03-2014 03:07 PM

    Los Angeles: A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Los Angeles after writing on Twitter that he would shoot a random pedestrian if people retweeted his message 100 times on the social media website, police said. Dakkari Dijon McAnuff posted a photo on his Twitter account earlier this week of...
  • Facebook can create an epidemic of wellbeing 13-03-2014 12:27 PM

    You may be worried about airborne virus that can bring cold or flu but what about emotional contagion spreading fast via online social networks? According to a new research, Facebook feelings are contagious. Positive posts beget positive posts and negative posts beget negative ones - with the positive posts being...
  • Change India: How to tackle India's chronic twin deficit crisis 08-03-2014 09:36 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Network18's latest campaign is on 'Change India - Agenda for the next PM'. In this series, 10 policy initiatives have been listed that will enable the next prime minister to combat the cancer of corruption in the country. ...
  • BlackBerry suffers network outage in Canada, Asia Pacific 05-03-2014 12:45 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd suffered a network outage affecting some users in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region, the smartphone and technology company said, at a sensitive time for the firm. The outage hit Canada's leading mobile network, according to a memo sent to some customers of both BlackBerry and Rogers Communications...
  • Facebook lets your past catch up on you, allows you to see your search history buried in its settings 01-03-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Quite like Google, Facebook also keeps a track of what all your search for on the social networking site. It keeps your search history private, which means means that you need to be signed in to Facebook to view your history. You can view your past searches in...
  • WhatsApp's 'biggest' outage caused by a network router fault; founder Jan Koum issues an apology 24-02-2014 12:56 AM

    New York: WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday's outage of the mobile messaging app. "We are sorry about the downtime," wrote Koum. "It has been our longest and biggest outage in years. It was caused by a network router fault...
  • Nokia mulls buying Juniper, merging it with NSN: Report 20-02-2014 05:29 PM

    Frankfurt: Finland's Nokia is considering buying US-based network gear maker Juniper Networks to merge it with its unit Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), German online publication Manager Magazin Online reported, citing unnamed sources. NSN Chief Executive Rajeev Suri travelled to the United States late last year to discuss with Juniper's...
  • Facebook set to buy Whatsapp for a whopping $ 19 billion 20-02-2014 10:11 AM

    Social networking website Facebook is all set to buy popular mobile messaging service Whatsapp for a whopping $ 19 billion in cash and stocks. Whatsapp Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will now join the Board of Directors of Facebook. Whatsapp will, however, continue to work independent of Facebook's existing messaging...