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  • India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion August 31, 2013

    A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath...
  • Two brothers aim to give Zuckerberg a run for his money with Jumpbook August 30, 2013

    Patna: Two brothers from Patna, Nilay Singh and Ankur Singh, can give Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg a run for his money. Working out of a one-room apartment in Patna, the two unassuming brothers are taking on Mark Zuckerberg and have launched a new social networking website Jumpbook, claiming it offers...
  • 3 Navy officers lose job for divulging information on Facebook April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Three Navy officers are being terminated from service for divulging secret information on social networking websites such as Facebook and the primary reason for these cases of indiscipline was "moral turpitude", the Defence Ministry has informed a Parliamentary panel. It also told the Standing Committee on Defence that in...
  • Use Facebook to know people, officials told July 8, 2012

    London: Civil servants in Britain have been told to use social networking website Facebook at work to find out what the public is thinking. Bob Kerslake, head of the civil service, has written to departmental chiefs ordering them to make sure staff interact with the public on social networking websites, the...
  • Web content case: DoT likely to submit report today June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The objectionable content case against Facebook, Google and 17 other social networking sites comes up at a Delhi court on Friday. The Department of Telecommunication is expected to submit an Action Taken Report. In the previous hearing the judge had rapped the petitioner for not listing the company...
  • Facebook unveils changes in terms of service April 21, 2012

    Houston: Social networking site Facebook has unveiled changes to its new terms of service, tweaking earlier drafts in an apparent effort to ease users' concerns about privacy and how their information is used. Based on the feedback from users, Facebook released a new set of proposed changes on Friday and offered...
  • Now, anti-Mamata web content under scrutiny April 14, 2012

    Kolkata: Even as the controversy surrounding the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra over a cartoon on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is still afresh, the West Bengal Police has also started probing a complaint of defamation against social networking sites, including Facebook. The complainant alleges malicious campaigning against Mamata Banerjee...
  • Web content: Case against Google India dropped April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Google India's name was on Friday taken out from the suit for trial of various social networking websites for allegedly hosting offending contents, after it was pointed out to a Delhi court that it is merely a software developing firm. Administrative Civil Judge Praveen Singh dropped the case...
  • Court asks websites to remove offensive content December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major blow to 21 social networking websites including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and YouTube, a Delhi court on Saturday asked them to remove derogatory content by February 6, 2012. All the 21 defendants have to submit an order of compliance to the court that they have received...
  • Social networking sites summoned by court December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: In yet another blow to 21 social networking sites including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and YouTube, a Delhi court on Friday issued summons to them for facing trial for allegedly webcasting objectionable contents. Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar took cognizance on a private criminal complaint and directed the Centre for...
  • Social networking websites pulled up by court December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: In yet another blow to 21 social networking sites including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and YouTube, a Delhi court on Friday issued summons to them for facing trial for allegedly webcasting objectionable contents. Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar took cognizance on a private criminal complaint and directed the Centre for...
  • Facebook wins dismissal of 2nd Winklevoss case July 23, 2011

    New York: Facebook Inc won a dismissal of a second lawsuit by the Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss seeking to boost their $ 65 million settlement with the company and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. US District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston dismissed litigation over the accord, three months...
  • Thanks, but no thanks: Winemakers to FB, Twitter! July 27, 2010

    New York: When it comes to social media, most winemakers prefer to drink alone. More than 80 per cent of the 532 French winemakers surveyed by online marketing company mysocialwinery.com said they did not blog or use Facebook, Twitter or other websites that allow consumers to comment, recommend, track or question...
  • Google decides on row: Buzz-Gmail stays February 13, 2010

    San Francisco: Google Inc said it may create a stand-alone version of its Buzz social networking product but won't separate Buzz from its Gmail service, a linkup that has spurred controversy over privacy. Google, the world's No.1 Internet search engine, launched Buzz earlier this week in a bid to tap...
  • After ban on social sites, China now to strict web rules December 28, 2009

    China's internet is still on lock down. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have been blocked for months. ...
  • Shashi Tharoor says will tweet, but in moderation September 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the controversy surrounding his comments on the microblogging site Tweeter, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor is upbeat about using this "innovative method of communication" used by the likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. "(US President) Barack Obama uses it, (Secretary of State) Hillary...
  • Cong isn't diplomatic, warns and scolds Tharoor September 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has defended Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor, says dismissing his controversial as just a joke. But the rest of the Congress doesn't seem to agree. Senior Congress leaders are now publicly asking Tharoor to resign. ...
  • PM gets Tharoor's joke, downplays his remark September 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor, who has been under fire for his "cattle class" travel remark, has got some reprieve. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called his remark “a joke”. "It was a joke," said Singh in New Delhi when reporter asked him about the controversy...
  • Tharoor says 'sorry' for his cattle class remark September 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Reacting to the controversy over his "cattle class" remarks, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Thursday night said he was "sorry" for hurting sentiments and that his words had been misunderstood. Tharoor ran into trouble for a message he posted on the social networking site...
  • Watch: Tweeting for a good cause September 15, 2009

    Hundreds of Twitter users are trying to gather funds for underprivileged kids. ...
  • Twitter site offers followers line to God August 18, 2009

    Jerusalem: Want to tweet God? An Israeli University student has opened a Twitter site, twitter.com/thekotel, where prayers can be sent for placement in the crevices of Jerusalem's Western Wall, a Jewish holy site that faithful believe provides a direct line to the Almighty. "I take their prayers, print them out...
  • Watch: Facebook, Twitter inaccessible due to politics August 10, 2009

    New Delhi: If you had trouble checking Twitter or Facebook in the past few days, it all had to do with the Russia-Georgia stand off. ...
  • Facebook hit, suspects sabotage August 7, 2009

    San Francisco: Twitter and Facebook, two of the Web's hottest hangouts, suffered service problems on Thursday, raising speculation that they had come under a pre-planned coordinated attack by hackers. Facebook members saw delays logging in and posting to their online profiles. The social networking site is working with Twitter and Google...
  • Twitter site knocked down in attack by hacker August 7, 2009

    San Francisco: Twitter and Facebook, two of the Web's hottest hangouts, suffered service problems on Thursday, raising speculation that they had come under a pre-planned coordinated attack by hackers. Twitter, the popular micro-blogging service, was knocked down by a malicious attack that prevented people from accessing its website for several hours...
  • Minister Tharoor's twitter account creates a flutter July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor is creating a flutter with his Twitter posts but it's leading to a raging debate regarding protocol. Is the MoS breaching protocol or just being people savvy, ask some. Actors Mallika Sherawat and Gul Panag are on to the social...
  • MySpace to lay off 30 per cent of staff June 17, 2009

    New York: MySpace, the social network owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, said it will cut 30 per cent of its staff to lower costs as it struggles to stay popular in the face of rising competition. MySpace will be left with about 1,000 employees, it said in a statement...
  • Networking sites here to stay: can't scrap that September 2, 2007

    Making friends and finding love in real life is passé: the Internet is where people socialise. Join a social networking website and make friends with total strangers all around the world. Adnan Patrawala, a 16-year-old Mumbai resident, made friends with three persons on Orkut. The ‘friends’ kidnapped him for ransom and...
  • Orkut trouble for young Delhi girl June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Even before the storm over the alleged defaming of a Delhi airhostess on Orkut has died down, a Delhi teenage girl has fallen victim to the Orkut mischief-makers, who have posted a profile on the web page, describing her as a 'sex teacher'. The girl's profile also has obscene...
  • Schoolgirl made sex worker on Orkut June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Orkut seems to have become the new favourite with on-line mischief makers as yet another case of misuse of the social networking website has come to light with a schoolgirl complaining that her fake profile has been posted on it. The girl’s father, a student of a South Delhi...