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  • Smartphones still a luxury for many in India 15 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as it expects Internet users in India to double to 400 million by 2018, BCG said prices of smartphones -- an important driver for net penetration - are "too expensive for many" in the country. Exuding optimism on the increasing Internet penetration in one of the world's...
  • Teens should learn coping strategies to thwart online abuse: Study 15 hours 56 minutes ago

    New York: Boosting teenagers' ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the internet, is a more effective strategy for keeping them safe, says a new study. More resilient teens were less likely to suffer negative effects even if they were frequently online, said the...
  • Flipkart eyes 1 lakh sellers on its platform by December Yesterday

    Indore: India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart said it is aiming to expand its network by enhancing the number of sellers to one lakh by December, from 30,000 currently. "Right now 30,000 sellers are connected to our network. We are trying to increase this to one lakh by December," Flipkart Senior Vice-President...
  • India's Paytm forays into e-commerce; to compete with Flipkart, Snapdeal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mobile payment services firm Paytm announced its foray into the eCommerce space, putting itself, which is backed by Alibaba, in direct competition with giants like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. Paytm, in which world's one of the largest e-tailers Alibaba had picked up stake, expects its eCommerce entry to...
  • 10 years later, YouTube is a hit but is it profitable? 2 days ago

    Washington: Ten years after its launch, YouTube has become a household name for online video but faces an array of rivals in the market and lingering questions about its business model. The first video uploaded April 23, 2005 - an 18-second clip of co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo...
  • 10 years of YouTube: Facebook emerges as a video-sharing threat 2 days ago

    It's 10 years since the first clip ('Me at the Zoo') was uploaded on YouTube, and the service - now owned by Google - has dominated online video-sharing ever since. But for how long? Facebook said on Wednesday that its users were watching 4 billion videos a day, compared with 3 billion...
  • YouTube turns 10: Watch the first YouTube video ever uploaded 3 days ago

    The 'popstar' YouTube that actually made several popstars what they are today, including Justin Bieber and Zoella, has turned 10 on Thursday. It's been 10 years since Jawed Karim - the man behind the concept of the video sharing site - uploaded the first ever video of his zoo visit on...
  • India is the 16th most bot-infected country worldwide: Symantec 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Cyber attackers are infiltrating networks and evading detection by hijacking the infrastructure of major corporations and using it against them besides exploiting vulnerabilities within a very short time, a security and anti-virus company said on Wednesday. "Attackers don't need to break down the door to a company's network when...
  • eBay plans to grow by thinking small as PayPal split looms 3 days ago

    New York: eBay plans to grow by thinking small as it prepares for life apart from PayPal. The company says it is focusing on getting more people, as well as small- to mid-size businesses, to buy and sell items on its popular online marketplace. The effort comes as it attempts to address...
  • Why Internet security conferences are the scariest events to attend 3 days ago

    San Francisco: A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. Hallway chatter and keynote speeches are peppered with scary stories of increasingly sophisticated hackers siphoning off valuable personal and corporate data. In the words of one expert, the bad guys are outmaneuvering those charged with keeping the...
  • Amazon launches online travel service 4 days ago

    New York: The site that sells everything from toilet paper to toys can now send you on a romantic getaway. Amazon is expanding its travel service online, dubbed Amazon Destinations, the latest effort by the e-commerce site to bolster its service offerings. The travel service offers deals on hotels and getaways in...
  • Twitter to now auto-sift abusive tweets, ban users to crackdown on online abuse 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Twitter has taken another step forward in protecting its users from online abuse by announcing changes to its threat policy that will make harder for offensive or threatening posts reach the user. The microblogging site has introduced a filter that will automatically sift out threatening messages from a user's...
  • Take the Google Earth Day quiz to find out which animal are you 4 days ago

    The Google Earth Day doodle is a first of its kind doodle that "presents one of the Internet's favourite pastimes: a goofy quiz," that at the end of it tells you which animal you are the closest to. The Google Earth Day quiz works on "any up-to-date browsers on your mobile...
  • Delhi: Vehicle theft FIR registration application set for grand launch 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delhi police is planning a full-fledged roll-out for its app which registers FIRs online in motor vehicle theft cases, after its trial run went smoothly. Fifteen cases were lodged since the app's trial run which began on Thursday and Delhi police top brass are planning a grand event to...
  • WhatsApp now lets you backup conversations to Google Drive. Here's how you can do it 1 week ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has rolled out an update to its Android app that lets you backup your conversations to Google Drive, a feature that had been long requested by users. While there already had been an offline conversation backup option, the online backup feature is more convenient. It is available...
  • This tool reveals your online personality April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A new tool uses linguistic analytics to infer cognitive and social characteristics and tell you more about your online personality. The Pick 1 tool is a real-time survey and social analytics platform that uses your social media feed to provide an insight into your personality characteristics. Once you...
  • Maharashtra FDA raids Snapdeal premises for selling drugs online April 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has raided the premises of e-commerce major Snapdeal.com for allegedly selling medicines, including prescription drugs. Meanwhile, the company has said it has delisted the drugs on its portal and is assisting the FDA in the investigation. "Upon receiving the notice, we have delisted the products...
  • No sex please, just cutesy flirting and strawberries for China's online hostesses April 17, 2015

    Beijing: In China's online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches. Student Xiao Yue, 21, spends four hours most days chatting online with fans who shower her with virtual roses and other presents. Images: Only flirting, no sex: Meet China's online hostesses She is one of more than...
  • Relief for St Stephen's Devansh Mehta, SC stays his suspension order April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for St Stephen's student Devansh Mehta, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed his suspension order. Mehta was suspended by the college on Wednesday for launching an online magazine. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has sent a notice to the prestigious college of the Delhi University. Students...
  • Fully support net neutrality: Airtel April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Airtel, on Tuesday, said it fully supports the concept of net neutrality and its 'Airtel Zero' platform is open to all on non-discriminatory basis. The comments follow e-commerce major Flipkart's decision to "walk away" from its proposed tie-up with Airtel that has been at the centre of...
  • LG's upcoming LG G4 specs leaked online weeks before launch April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: LG's yet-to-be-released G4 smartphone has been prematurely revealed on the Internet weeks before its April 28 launch. The flagship device was spotted by Twitter user Evan Blass on an unannounced product site that showed the LG G4 having several colour options, including multiple shades of real...
  • Now, shop directly from Microsoft's Bing image search results April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is bringing your favourite online store a click closer. With its Bing search engine you can now purchase items directly via the search results page. The software giant updated its Bing image search results and now if you click on a picture, you can scroll or swipe...
  • Apple doesn't want people to queue up outside stores to buy its Watch April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Earlier, Apple wanted to treat its 'appointments-only' potential customers for its Watch as royalty. Now it doesn't want people to even stand for hours and keep their fingers crossed for the launch of its latest smartwatch and instead scroll through the catalogue from the comfort of their houses. Retail...
  • YouTube Kids app is deceiving, targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising: Consumer groups April 7, 2015

    Washington: The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter on Tuesday. Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because it...
  • VP9: How Google is bringing us closer to high-quality, buffer-free videos April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: VP9, a new video compression codec that YouTube is using, is bringing higher quality video to users while using lesser bandwidth. YouTube, in a blog post, explains how this video compression codec "bumps everybody one notch closer to our goal of instant, high-quality, buffer-free videos." VP9 is the most...
  • The Dyre Wolf: IBM uncovers new, sophisticated cyber scam that targets bank accounts April 3, 2015

    Seattle: IBM has uncovered a sophisticated fraud scheme run by a well-funded Eastern European gang of cyber criminals that uses a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls that the technology company says has netted more than $1 million from large and medium-sized US companies. The scheme, which IBM security researchers...
  • Shreya Singhal on her fight for free speech online and what led to her petition against Sec 66A of IT Act April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Shreya Singhal, 24-year-old, fought against the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act which led to the Supreme Court scrapping the draconian law. The law student filed the petition against Section 66A after two girls from Palgarh in Maharashtra were arrested for a Facebook post after Shiv...
  • Google search makes you only 'feel' smarter than you actually are April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: So you think you are smarter with that Internet-enabled smartphone and know the answers to all the questions from currencies to capitals to cats? A latest study is here to prove you just wrong. Instant and online access to information makes you only 'feel' smarter than you actually...
  • Amazon to launch home services marketplace; will connect customers with electricians, plumbers, painters March 30, 2015

    Chicago: Amazon.com is launching a home services marketplace that will connect customers with electricians, plumbers and painters in a move to have its services tied to every product sold on its website. Amazon Home Services, which will launch on Monday, will allow customers to buy 700 services such as car maintenance,...