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  • India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Actor Ranbir Kapoor joins hands as a creative partner with online music streaming site Saavn August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor today joined hands as a creative partner with Saavn (South Asia Audio Vídeo Network), a leader in digital streaming for Indian music. Ranbir will work side by side with Saavn (digital music service) team on consumer marketing, ideation and production, business development and content. "I am excited...
  • Baby blackout: Why parents are opting to keep babies off Facebook August 20, 2014

    New York: Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there...
  • No child's play: Why online bullying is going from bad to worse August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. "Child bullying...
  • Yahoo Stores: Yahoo relaunches its e-commerce platform; lets small businesses easily set up online stores August 17, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo announced the relaunch of its e-commerce platform, which allows small businesses to easily set up online retailing. The new Yahoo Stores system, said a company blog post, allows users to "turn your idea into a business in less than two minutes." Amit Kumar, head of Yahoo Small Business, said...
  • Presenting an authentic image on social networks includes elements of fakery August 16, 2014

    London: People fake parts of their online image in order to conform to social norms and expectations, a new study has found. Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery, researchers said. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland discovered that being authentic is very important...
  • How online retail in India is shaping up August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea. Some investors see India as the world's next big e-commerce opportunity,...
  • Still stalking Facebook profiles? You need to see the 10 biggest online dating websites in India that could help you find the best match! August 14, 2014

    Remember long ago when you were in school and had to find undiscoverable locations to go on a date? It was Murphy's Law - the day you decided to go on a date to a local café, a relative or family friend would definitely meet you at the same place!...
  • Trolls push Robin Williams' daughter Zelda off the Internet August 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: The daughter of Robin Williams quit social media Wednesday, upset by Internet trolls and the online pilfering of photos of her Oscar-winning dad following his death by apparent suicide. "I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or...
  • Online retailer Jabong plans to introduce private label brands August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Online fashion retailer Jabong.com is planning to launch private label brands in the next 4-5 months, a top company official said. "We are setting up a full-fledged design team in London because we also want to create our own brands that provide good, fast, western fashion to the Indian consumers....
  • Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies August 9, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers, documents showed Friday. The US Internet search giant made the commitment in settling a lawsuit from shareholders alleging Google failed to...
  • Beware! The Facebook 'colour change' app is a scam that tries to hack into your account August 8, 2014

    New York: Have you tried to change the colour scheme of your Facebook profile lately? Beware of a virus attack as a "colour change" malware is back and has already affected over 10,000 people around the world. The malware has been fixed by Facebook repeatedly but it has resurfaced again,...
  • Yahoo to join Google to create a secure email system August 8, 2014

    Yahoo said it will join Google to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defences against government intrusion...
  • OLX, Flipkart partner to leverage each other's strengths August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: E-commerce portal Flipkart has partnered online classifieds player OLX.in for a marketing tie-up that will leverage each other's strengths to offer combined benefits of their platforms to users. The first phase of the tie-up will be kicked off with a joint marketing campaign urging consumers to upgrade by selling their...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Malware sneaks into online ads: Researchers August 6, 2014

    Washington: Hackers are increasingly slipping malicious software into online advertising, creating risks for the Internet economic model, security researchers said Tuesday. A report presented at the Black Hat security conference said "malvertising" has become increasingly prevalent and difficult for users to detect. "Malvertising victims are infected with malware in the course of...
  • 7 must-know tips to help you create better, stronger passwords August 6, 2014

    New York: This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee...
  • Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords affecting 420,000 websites August 6, 2014

    New York: Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history...
  • HRD pushes for National Academic Depository Bill to curb fake degrees, marksheets August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry is pushing for the National Academic Depository Bill, which could go a long way in curbing the fake degree scams. It will also benefit employers to access a verified database for all academic degrees in India. Sources in the ministry have indicated to...
  • Amazon infuses $2 billion into Indian arm, a day after Flipkart announced $1 billion funding July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: On Tuesday Flipkart announced that it raised a fresh round of funding worth $1 billion. This is seen as a part of Flipkart's aggressive scale up after Amazon's rapid expansion in India that has heated up competition. Now a day later, Amazon announced that it will invest an additional...
  • Flipkart adds $1 billion to its armoury to battle the Amazon invasion July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart said on Tuesday it had raised $1 billion (Rs 6,000 crore) in funds as it battles US giant Amazon for supremacy in the hyper-competitive local market. Flipkart, set up in 2007 by two former Amazon employees, said Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC was among those...
  • Flipkart raises $1 billion funding, highest-ever in Indian e-commerce industry July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has raised $1 billion (about Rs 6,013 crore) in one of the largest funding rounds for any e-commerce company globally - and the single largest round by an internet company from India. Co-led by existing investors Tiger Global Management and Naspers, the funds will...
  • Amazon India to open 5 new centres for faster delivery July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Global e-commerce giant Amazon will open 5 new centres across India to ensure faster product delivery in the fiercely competitive online shopping space, which is dominated by homegrown players like Flipkart and Snapdeal. The US-based firm already has two fulfilment centres (FCs) in Mumbai and Bangalore. With the addition...
  • Dating site OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experiment to find love formula July 29, 2014

    San Francisco: OkCupid on Monday said it messed with members' minds a bit in a bid to refine the formula for finding love at the online matchmaking service. OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder made a case for the practice in a blog post titled "We Experiment on Human Beings" which came on...
  • Virus stealing debit, credit card information prowling online portals July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Debit and credit card owners in the country have been alerted by cyber security sleuths against the damaging activities of a virus which attacks Point of Sale (POS) business counters to steal confidential data like card number and passwords. The virus, of the deadly Trojan/Botnet family, is prowling in...