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  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to head entertainment and sports committee at the Indian Merchants' Chamber July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has been roped in as the chairman of the expert committee on entertainment, media and sports of the Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC), the premier trade and industry body. Before Bhandarkar, Karan Johar, Manmohan Shetty and Balkrishna Shroff had headed the committee. Prabodh Thakker, IMC president, hopes...
  • What if Google sold itself back in 1997? Larry Page and Sergey Brin share the story July 8, 2014

    Back in 1997, Google was almost acquired by Excite, one of the early Internet portals and search engines. The world would have been a very different place if the acquisition that was initially pegged at $1 million that was later brought down to $350,000. In an interview with venture capitalist Vinod...
  • Love babies, cats, puppies and spooky photos? 15 addictive Twitter handles and 10 Facebook pages you need to follow NOW! May 30, 2014

    What do you see on your timeline when you log in to Twitter? If the same old political tweeters and football live tweeters have taken over your TL, here's the much wanted respite you need.From adorable animals doing completely human things to the most brilliant ads from across the world,...
  • 'Modi's Facebook page fastest growing for any elected leader' May 21, 2014

    Washington: Narendra Modi has the fastest growing Facebook page for any elected official in the world and is only second after US President Barack Obama in terms of fan following of politicians, an official of the social networking website said on Wednesday. "Modi continues to have the fastest growing page (for...
  • The most 'Liked' page on Facebook belongs to singer Shakira with 86 million 'Likes' March 26, 2014

    Singer Shakira has the most followed page on Facebook with a staggering 86.66 million 'likes' on her official page on the social media site. The ABC News quoted the 'Hips Don't Lie' singer in a statement saying she "cannot believe" she has the most-followed page. "I always wanted to have a...
  • Google redesigns its search engine results page on PCs March 14, 2014

    San Francisco: Web surfing through the Internet's main gateway now looks slightly different on personal computers, thanks to a few cosmetic changes to Google's search engine this week. The tweaks to the way Google's search results appear on desktop and laptop computers mirror a makeover on smartphones and tablets introduced a...
  • Facebook streamlines Pages design, introduces Pages to Watch feature March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook is giving Pages a facelift that the company says will make it easier for people to view the information they want and help Page admins find the tools they use most. In the new updated Page timeline design the right-side column of the timeline will display all...
  • 5 things to know about Google's mystery barge March 9, 2014

    San Francisco: A Google barge built with recycled shipping containers proved its seaworthiness as it cruised from the San Francisco Bay to Stockton. But many other details about the odd-looking vessel remain a mystery. Here are five things that we do know so far: Google is an unconventional company that can...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 March 4, 2014

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the world's richest man in the Forbes magazine's annual billionaire list that includes 56 India-based billionaires. Apart from the richest people on the planet, the list also details the world's richest billionaires in the world of tech. Google's Larry Page has...
  • 'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out at a LGBT conference, receives standing ovation February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Ellen Page, who has acted in films like 'Juno' and 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' came out at the THRIVE Conference for LGBT youth in Las Vegas on 14 February 2014. The actress, whil addressing the audience, in her speech said, "I'm here today because...
  • Grammy Awards 2014: Led Zeppelin's 'Celebration Day' wins best rock album January 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Legendary rock band Led Zeppelin's 'Celebration Day' bagged the best rock album trophy at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The gala event was held Sunday at the Los Angeles staples Center. 'Celebration Day' documents live performances of the surviving members of the band during their reunion in 2007. The album...
  • Interesting facts about Google you probably didn't know December 26, 2013

    It is said that the biggest leap in search usage came when Google introduced its much-improved spell checker, giving birth to the "Did you mean" feature. This instantly doubled Google's traffic. There are many other interesting facts about Google you probably didn't know. ...
  • Manna Dey was an Englishman in his discipline: Shameer Tandon October 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Composer Shameer Tandon was perhaps the last musician to work with Manna Dey. Recalling his experiences with the singing giant, he said that the legned was '86 years young that time' and 'like an Englishman in the way he spoke and his discipline'. "I have been blessed that I had...
  • Arjun Rampal launches official Facebook page to interact with fans October 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal has extended his digital presence by launching his official page on social networking site Facebook. It shares the highlights of his career and personal life starting from 1996. The model-turned-actor, who is active on microblogging site Twitter and has over 1.3 million followers on the digital...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar stresses on Hollywood, Bollywood exchange September 29, 2013

    New York: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says the Indian film industry and Hollywood can learn a lot from each other as the two industries seek to cater to the evolving nature of cinema. Bhandarkar is representing the Indian film industry at the three-day 'Cinema Beyond Boundaries' that began here on September...
  • A googling confusion: When exactly is Google's real birthday? September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: With an interactive game of a doodle to celebrate its '15th birthday', Google will keep many of us occupied with beating the best scores. When you have collected enough toffees in your game of pinata, pause and think if September 27 is indeed the day Google was born....
  • Google celebrates its 15th birthday with a playable pinata game doodle September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been 15 years since 1998 when two Stanford university students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, got together to form a company that would change the face of the Internet, for ever. Interestingly, the selection of September 27 as Google's birthday seems to be a one of convenience...
  • LinkedIn to open service to high school students from September 12 August 20, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn will soon open up its online professional networking service to high school students as part of an effort to help steer their collegiate careers. Effective September 12, the new minimum age to create a LinkedIn account will range from 13 years old to 16 years old in most...
  • Vigil at Wisconsin Sikh temple to mark anniversary of shooting attack August 6, 2013

    Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather on Monday for a candlelight vigil at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee where a white supremacist opened fire a year ago, killing six worshippers. In that attack, Wade Michael Page walked into the temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin as worshippers prepared...
  • Ashok Gehlot accused of buying fake likes for his Facebook page July 12, 2013

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is faces allegations of 'buying fake likes' for his Facebook Page. The BJP made those allegations after Gehlot's facebook page saw thousands of new fans from even Istanbul. There was an increase of 50,000 likes within a month and 15,000 dropped within hours of the...
  • Facebook to pull ads from pages with sexual or violent content June 29, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc said it will no longer allow ads to appear on pages with sexual or violent content, as the online social network moves to appease marketers being associated with objectionable material. The moves come a month after several businesses pulled their ads from Facebook amid reports of pages...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar's next film is a musical June 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is working on his next film which will be a musical and is also likely to have a touch of realism. Madhur is known for his realistic films like 'Chandni Bar', 'Page 3', 'Corporate', 'Traffic Signal', 'Fashion', 'Jail' and 'Heroine' and had earlier also attempted a romantic-comedy...
  • Finally Facebook also launches Verified Pages and Profiles May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: That blue and white icon with a check mark is a much desired badge on Twitter. So what if even a fake account can flaunt one? Google Plus, the latecomer to the social networking party, also has its verified checkmarks. And finally the big daddy of social networks,...
  • US: Bail denied to teen accused of Facebook terror post May 25, 2013

    Boston: A judge denied bail on Friday to a Massachusetts teenager who was arrested on terrorism charges after posting lyrics on his Facebook page suggesting he could do worse than the Boston Marathon bombers. Cameron D'Ambrosio, an 18-year-old aspiring rapper from Methuen, about 30 miles (50 km) north of Boston, was...
  • Google CEO Larry Page discloses 'rare' vocal cord problem May 15, 2013

    San Francisco: Google CEO Larry Page has disclosed a problem with his vocal cords that makes it difficult for him to speak and breathe occasionally, but he says he remains fit enough to keep running the Internet's most influential company. The explanation that Page posted Tuesday on his Google Plus profile...
  • Google CEO Larry Page paid $1 salary, 4 other executives get $124 mn March 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Google CEO Larry Page and his longtime partner Sergey Brin limited their salaries to $1 apiece last year, while four other top executives received combined compensation packages totaling more than $124 million. The breakdown disclosed in a regulatory filing Wednesday consisted mostly of stock awards that could ultimately be...
  • Have you confessed yet? Do it on Facebook's new 'confession' pages March 19, 2013

    Washington: "I'm a compulsive laundry room thief," says one Facebook confession. "I'm the reason the 'Public Urination is Illegal' signs were put up at Coyote Village," says another. "I sold books for the semester to go to South Padre for spring break ... Gotta pay for the booze somehow," reveals yet...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar: I am on a break right now December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Post 'Heroine', filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he is on a break from direction. "I am on a break right now. I am only visiting different places and busy attending film festivals. I usually take a break after each film because it is a little tiring. So, I need a...