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  • Facebook making Messenger a platform for direct business Yesterday

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. The new features mark Facebook's latest effort to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with...
  • Flipkart aims to generate 20 lakh jobs in 2015 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Domestic eCommerce major Flipkart today said it will generate over 20 lakh jobs through its marketplace and ancillary services this year. The Bangalore-based firm expects 60 per cent of this employment to be generated in the logistics and warehousing sector. "Sellers on our marketplace have been directly responsible for...
  • Will you pay to watch video clips online? 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Would you pay to see some of the Internet's best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it. Instead of free-for-all distribution supported solely by advertising, Vessel will charge...
  • War on 'click fraud' puts online advertising revenue at risk 4 days ago

    New York: A growing number of US companies, including MillerCoors and AIG, are stepping up the battle against online ad fraud by demanding proof that their ads have been seen by real people instead of computers hijacked by cybercriminals. Spurred by a warning in December by the Association of National Advertisers...
  • Internet good for spreading education: Survey 4 days ago

    Washington: A majority of people in emerging and developing nations say the internet is good for spreading education, reveals a new survey done across 32 countries. A majority also see the internet as a good influence on personal relationships and the economy but offer a mixed view on other impacts, the...
  • Safety guard: 6 rules on how to avoid online shopping fraud 4 days ago

    As online shopping in India and around the world is growing exponentially, the threats that online shoppers face are also increasing. It is always better to err on the side of caution. This helpful infographic guides you on how to keep your money safe while shopping online. ...
  • Weekend Reading List: From recorrecting the myth of Steve Jobs to why news media should drop apps 6 days ago

    The weekend's here and here are five recommended reads from the intriguing world of technology: The evolution Of Steve Jobs: Rick Tetzeli, revisits - and attempts to correct - the myth of Steve Jobs. The story of the Apple co-founder "can't be explained by a set of stereotypes that haven't changed...
  • Amazon gets approval to test delivery drones outdoors 1 week ago

    Seattle: Amazon.com has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to customers by air, even as it faces public concern about safety and privacy. The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it issued an experimental airworthiness...
  • India's fashion e-retail market to touch $35 billion mark by 2020: Google 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Increasing Internet penetration and growing preference for online shopping is expected to help the online fashion retail market touch $35 billion by 2020, Google India today said. Fashion retail on e-commerce portals is expected to constitute 35 per cent of the total online retail revenue generated in India by...
  • Tech firms, not spy agencies, 'will win' the encryption battle: Google's Eric Schmidt March 19, 2015

    Washington: Technology firms will ultimately prevail in their efforts to use strong encryption on devices that cannot be accessed by the government, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday. Schmidt, speaking at a Washington think-tank, said he was "sympathetic" to the arguments of law enforcement and intelligence agencies seeking to thwart...
  • Indian e-commerce market growing rapidly; set to cross Rs 1 lakh crore mark by 2015-end: Report March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The technology driven e-commerce market in India has come of age and is growing rapidly to cross Rs.1 lakh crore by the year-end, an industry report said on Wednesday. "Growing at 33 per cent, the digital commerce market is set to cross Rs.1 lakh crore by December 2015 from...
  • Nintendo's shares swell following its decision to develop smartphone games March 19, 2015

    Tokyo: Shares in Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday notched their biggest daily gain since listing as investors cheered the decision by the creators of Super Mario to venture into smartphones in a bid to retain users. The stock ended limit-up, or 21 per cent, at $141, a day...
  • Sony launches PlayStation Vue online TV service for $50 a month March 19, 2015

    New York: Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. The Web and cloud-based television service, which allows users to access live TV and on-demand video, has been in test mode since...
  • Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks launches paid nonfiction video streaming service March 19, 2015

    New York: Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks on Wednesday launched a subscription streaming service for fans of science, technology and history, with the goal of dominating the nonfiction category in on-demand, online video. Hendricks said the ad-free service CuriosityStream fulfilled his long-held desire to deliver programming that people can watch whenever...
  • Apple in talks to launch online TV service; expected to be announced in June: Report March 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple's much-hinted-at TV service may soon become a reality as the iPhone maker is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such...
  • Amazon working on app for Apple Watch; to let you shop straight from your wrist March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon is said to be working on a version of its online shopping app for Apple's latest wearable- Apple Watch- that would allow users to shop at the e-commerce site with a single click. The Amazon shopping app for the Apple Watch will allow consumers to search for products...
  • How Snapdeal is turning Mumbai's Dharavi into a battleground for new customers March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: For viewers of Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, Mumbai's vast Dharavi slum is a byword for poverty, but to online retailer Snapdeal.com it is a battleground for new customers and, it hopes, a source of better margins. The company's aspirations are backed up by serious investment from the likes of Japan's...
  • SBI aims to cut bad debt with huge online property auction March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: India's largest bank, the State Bank of India (SBI), will hold a record online auction this weekend to sell repossessed flats, warehouses and offices worth a total of nearly $200 million as the state lender seeks to chip away at its $10 billion mountain of bad debt. The SBI auction...
  • Facebook to face nationwide lawsuit in the US for allowing unauthorised purchases made by kids March 12, 2015

    New York: A federal judge said Facebook must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose, California on Tuesday said a class of plaintiffs...
  • Twitter changes usage rules; strictly prohibits posting revenge porn on site March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has changed its usage rules to better address the grave concern of revenge porn posted on its site. The microblogging site now clearly warns against posting of revenge porn or other non-consensual, intimate photos on its platform. On its Twitter Rules page, the site tells users that images...
  • Amazon. Empowered by women. March 5, 2015

    To all men - we're afraid we have some bad news. The women want to let you know that they have found a more-than-satisfactory alternative that attends to most of their needs, and it has to do with one simple thing - Shopping. Shopping- there was a time when it...
  • Smartphone shopping in India grows by 100% over last two years: Survey March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Online purchases made through mobile phones in India have grown by more than 100 percent over the past two years, indicating a steep upward trend in e-commerce propelled by expediency, reveals the MasterCard Online Shopping Survey 2014 released here on Wednesday. The survey covers 14 countries across Asia Pacific. China...
  • This online dating app is Tinder-style, custom-built for India March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A new online dating app, TrulyMadly, which is based on Tinder has been custom-built for India keeping its social and cultural nuances in consideration. The app has been developed to cater to the 18-26 year-old Indian demographic and similar to Tinder, it allows for private conversations. However, as the...
  • India's online cab service Ola buys rival TaxiForSure for $200 million March 3, 2015

    Mumbai: App-based cab service Ola has bought rival TaxiForSure for $200 million as it eyes a bigger share in India's fast-growing online taxi services industry, where it competes with local players as well as Uber, the U.S. based online taxi-hailing company. The deal by Ola, backed by Japan's SoftBank Corp, is...
  • Twitter working with law enforcement officials to tackle online threats March 3, 2015

    Washington: Twitter said today it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without...
  • China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts February 28, 2015

    Beijing: Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said. Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings, Baidu, Sina Corp affiliate Weibo Corp and other companies deleted the accounts in a...
  • IRCTC joins hands with Amazon.in for online shopping February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to provide convenient online shopping experience to customers, IRCTC has tied up with Amazon.in to sell various products. Customers who access the IRCTC portal can now buy products ranging from consumer electronics, books, shoes, apparel, bags to toys, exotic food products, personal hygiene products, pet supplies, musical...
  • Alibaba's online payment firm Ant Financial looking at a domestic IPO in 2017: Report February 27, 2015

    Shanghai: Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba's affiliate which runs online payment platform Alipay, is seeking to raise up to $4 billion in a private placement of shares and is looking at a domestic IPO in 2017, the state-run Shanghai Securities News reported. Alipay, China's most widely used online payment platform, is...
  • Suresh Prabhu's hi-tech drive fails to take off on Railway Ministry site February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Even two hours after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu presented his maiden Budget speech in Parliament on Thursday, his vision and stress on technology upgradation was not reflected on the Budget page of the Railway Ministry site.The minister wanted to take the railways to a new height by...
  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol February 25, 2015

    The Hague Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol...