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  • Soon order food of your choice through SMS onboard train 14 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is launching a mobile phone-based service in a move to offer multiple catering options to passengers. The SMS-based service, part of the e-catering service, will be launched on September 25 in a...
  • Walmart to extend online wholesale platform reach from October 1 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Walmart India on Saturday said it will extend online wholesale platform to its members in Guntur and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh from October 1. The US-retail giant at present operates B2B e-commerce platform in two cities--Hyderabad and Lucknow-- in the country. "Starting October 1, members of Best Price wholesale stores...
  • Piracy moves to the Internet cloud 2 days ago

    Online piracy of music, films and other content has moved to the Internet cloud, reaping big profits for digital thieves, according to a study released Thursday. The study identified 30 cloud-based "cyberlockers" which operate globally and are hosted in various locations around the world, and which take in some $96 million...
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in talks with Snapdeal to enter India: Report 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks with online retailer Snapdeal to enter India, the Economic Times reported on Thursday, citing two people aware of the development. Alibaba, whose shares are set to debut on the US market on Friday in what could be the world's largest ever initial public...
  • Tiger Global leads $60 million investment in India's Quikr 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian online classifieds portal Quikr has secured $60 million from backers led by US investor Tiger Global Management to boost product development and expand its mobile business, the company said on Wednesday. Indian online businesses, especially e-retailers, have been a favourite for global investors who are betting on the segment's...
  • Digital afterlife: How to manage your (online) life after death 4 days ago

    New York: Sure, you have a lot to do today - laundry, bills, dinner - but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing...
  • Croma partners with Snapdeal to sell its products online 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Tata Group promoted electronics retail chain Croma and Snapdeal.com entered into a strategic partnership to sell products online. As per the agreement, Snapdeal.com would create Croma's Flagship Store on its e-commerce website to sell electronics items including mobiles, tablets and laptops, a statement by both the retailers said. The two...
  • London designers target fashion-hungry shoppers with 'tech firsts' 6 days ago

    London: Fuelled by the boom in online sales for the latest trends, London's designers are finding new ways to deliver instant gratification to fashion hungry shoppers, amid high hopes of boosting growth in the sector. British retailer Topshop, whose website attracts an average of 4.5 million hits a week, launched a...
  • Women in ISIS have their own media channel 1 week ago

    ISIS has its own female brigade who serve their extremist ideas. These women have their own media channels and actively post blogs. 15 per cent of ISIS recruitment's are considered to be women. From firing an AK-47 to cleaning weapons, they know it all. ...
  • First of its kind online data base for dental care 1 week ago

    Greater Noida: Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said on Saturday. Launched by the FDI World Dental Federation, a leading international organisation representing the dental profession, 'Data Hub for Global Oral Health'...
  • Prevent sexual harassment, Irani tells vice chancellors September 13, 2014

    Chandigarh/New Delhi: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday exhorted all vice chancellors (VCs) of central universities to ensure prevention of sexual harassment. Irani said this at a two-day retreat of vice chancellors of central universities in Chandigarh Sep 12-13. "The minister exhorted all VCs to ensure prevention of sexual...
  • Prakash Javadekar launches online portal for monitoring of zoos September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched an online portal for grant of recognition to zoos and their monitoring besides an E-archival and retrieval management system for the Central Zoo Authority. A book "Zoos in India 2014" was also released at the event. The online portal for grant...
  • US threatened Yahoo with $250,000 a day fine over surveillance September 12, 2014

    Washington: US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed Thursday. The documents, made public in a rare unsealing by a secretive court panel, "underscore...
  • Facebook bolsters video content, challenges YouTube September 12, 2014

    Facebook has approached some of YouTube's biggest content producers to get them to distribute their videos on the social network, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Facebook seems to be taking on Google's video site by trying to lure its biggest content producers to...
  • Millions of Google passwords leaked online; check if yours is safe September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A database containing about 4.93 million usernames and passwords of Google accounts was posted on a Russian Bitcoin security forum. The user posting the data claimed that about 60% of the logins in the leak were active could be accessed successfully using the leaked credentials. The same Google account password...
  • Twitter tests shopping service with a 'buy' button on tweets September 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet. A small percentage of US users will be able to see the "buy" button from Monday, Twitter wrote in a blog post. "Users will get access to offers and merchandise they...
  • 'What do you do online if you don't shop?!': 16 struggles only a compulsive online shopping addict will understand September 8, 2014

    Do you get excited every time you receive a mailer from an online shopping website declaring new offers? Don't worry; you're not the only one. With the mushrooming of several e-commerce websites on the internet, you've probably bought everything from clothes to diapers and shoes to jewellery online.Every time you...
  • Online 'ischooledx' launched to help students in traditional schooling September 6, 2014

    Kochi: Aiming to help students do well in studies and hone their innovative skills, a free online school 'ischooledx' has been launched that will provide a platform for students to overcome shortcomings of their traditional schooling. In today's world of cut-throat competition, sometimes nurturing creative and innovative talent of students...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak clouds iPhone 6 launch, Apple shares slump September 4, 2014

    New York: Apple shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth. Shares of the smartphone maker slumped 4 per...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: Key questions and answers about your files stored online September 3, 2014

    New York: The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and blamed it on intruders who were...
  • Apple admits celebrity nude photos were stolen from iCloud but denies security breach September 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars apparently in response to copyright complaints. However, experts say there...
  • Mad rush to acquire 25,000 DDA flats continue September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: It's that time of the year when people get into a mad rush to get their hands on a prime piece of real estate in Delhi. Delhi Development Authority's housing auction- the biggest ever, has been rolled out with more than 25,000 flats on offer. The new scheme...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: It's time to change some important settings on your smartphone September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars took the Internet by storm. Word of the images began spreading early Sunday and multiple reports suggest that the photos had been obtained by hacking into iCloud accounts. Apple says it is investigating whether any iCloud accounts had been tampered with. Cybersecurity...
  • Is Apple's iCloud bug to be blamed for the celebrity nude photos leak? September 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos...
  • India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Philately enthusiasts rejoice. Commemorative postage stamp collections from India Post are now available for online purchase through e-commerce site Snapdeal. The philately collectibles from India Post put on sale on the site include the ones issued to mark Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test match, FIFA World Cup 2014 and...
  • Air India website crashes on day 1 of its grand Rs 100-per-ticket sale August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India website on Wednesday crashed on day one of the 5-day special discount period. The airline had launched 'Air India Offer', a scheme offering tickets for Rs 100 apart from all applicable taxes. The offer has started from Wednesday. The discount is available only for online booking and...
  • Tata partners Snapdeal to sell houses online August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Value Homes, a real estate firm focussed on affordable housing, has partnered with e-commerce major Snapdeal to sell houses through the online marketplace model. As part of the partnership, about 1,000 homes across projects in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai will be put up for...
  • 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...
  • SoundCloud to start paying artists, record companies August 22, 2014

    Berlin: SoundCloud said on Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify. Berlin-based SoundCloud boasts some 175 million unique listeners a month, but so far...