Trends

  • Kejriwal loses lead on Google search trends, Modi surges ahead 28-02-2014 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: As India inches closer towards general elections, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi have emerged as the most searched politicians online, Google said today. According to Google Trends, on a scale of 0-100, Modi scored 65 points,...
  • Following Twitter, Facebook now adds trending topics to site 17-01-2014 06:36 PM

    In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook will add trending topics to its website to let users know what other users are posting about at the moment, whether it's the death of a world leader or the Golden Globe awards. Users in the US, UK, India, Canada and Australia will...
  • Facebook adds Twitter-like trending topics 17-01-2014 06:03 AM

    New York: In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook is adding a feature to its service that lets users know the topics of discussion that are trending among the site's 1.2 billion users, whether it's the death of a world leader or the Oscars. Users in the US, UK, India,...
  • 2013: 5 biggest tech trends that defined the year 31-12-2013 02:39 PM

    New York: As I look back at the more than 100 tech products we reviewed in 2013, a handful of gadgets and services deserve a second look. It's become clear that one brand rarely stands out any more in whatever product category you look at. Competition is more intense than...
  • 'Badhai ho, aapko ladki ka baap hua hai' and other hilarious Alok Nath jokes you shouldn't miss on Twitter 30-12-2013 02:42 PM

    Who would have thought there would come a day when Alok Nath would be trending on Twitter; aren't we 'blessed'? One sarcastic tweet seemed to have started it all on Sunday night; it read "Our nation only learnt about heart attacks because of Alok Nath." According to Twitteratis, it was...
  • YouTube Rewind: Top 10 videos India watched in 2013 21-12-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: Movie trailers, short film, popular TV shows, cricket, made for web videos and nursery rhymes made it to the top the 10 trending videos of the year on YouTube in India this year. As 2013 comes to a close, YouTube has compiled a list of the most-watched videos...
  • Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, iPhone 5s the most talked about on Facebook in India this year 10-12-2013 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: Facebook took a look at the people, moments and places that mattered most on Facebook in India in 2013. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is the most talked about person on Facebook in India beating likes of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Apple iconic device iPhone 5s,...
  • Samsung Galaxy Star Pro, Galaxy Trend launched at Rs 6,750, Rs 8,290 17-10-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Intensifying competition in the mid-segment smartphone market, Samsung India launched two devices under its Galaxy series, Galaxy Star Pro and Galaxy Trend, which are priced at Rs 6,750 and Rs 8,290, respectively. The Samsung Galaxy Star Pro is a dual SIM handset powered by a 1GHz single-core processor....
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend with 4-inch display spotted online for Rs 8,490 23-09-2013 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: Samsung has silently introduced a new smartphone in India named "Galaxy Trend". The phone is listed on the Samsung India eStore for Rs 8,700, while the phone is available for purchase on e-commerce stores like Flipkart and Snapdeal for Rs 8,490. There is officially no word on the...
  • Facebook testing Twitter-like trending topics section 02-09-2013 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Facebook has already taken a leaf from Twitter's book, and now a new report claims that Facebook is testing a Twitter-like Trending Topics section. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is testing this new section in the homepage News Feed of its website. The...
  • Dance shows on TV: Dance institutes are the beneficiaries 02-07-2013 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: Dance institutes across India are laughing all the way to the bank - thanks to parents' new-found fascination for TV reality shows. "There is a big boom in the industry for the past two years. It is amazing to see how the mindset of parents has changed towards...
  • Growth of social media helping education in Arab world 26-06-2013 05:14 AM

    Dubai: The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by people, created new horizons for government entities and new social trends by Arab societies, says a new report. Titled "Transforming Education in the Arab World: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Social Learning", the fifth...
  • Google aims to simplify the Web for Indian users 18-06-2013 10:35 AM

    Chandigarh: Google India launched a campaign which is aimed at simplifying the web for the country's internet users. "The objective of the campaign is to help simplify the Web for Indian users, showing how they can get instant answers to their most common queries," Sandeep Menon, Director, Marketing, Google India,...
  • Fashion trend: Priyanka Chopra, Anushka don zebra strips 09-04-2013 03:45 PM

    Zebra is the latest fashion icon with celebrities embracing the stripes. And the actresses are scorching up the magazine covers as summer sets in. ...
  • Five fitness trends to watch for 12-01-2013 10:57 AM

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  • Top 10 tech trends of 2012 26-12-2012 03:47 PM

    Here is a list of the top 10 trends that ruled the tech world in 2012. Photo filters - Many people were seen using photo editing apps thsi year like Instagram and Pixlr O-matic on Android, PicMix on BlackBerry and so on. This was evident as most of the photographs seen this year on networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus had photo filters applied to them.Large-screened phones - We witnessed a rise in the number of large-screened phones this year. From home-grown manufacturers to tech titans, almost every company came up with at least one large-screened phone this year.
  • Women know what they want at 59: Study 08-12-2012 01:55 PM

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  • Vedic Mantra chanting gets a new voice in India 08-11-2011 10:43 AM

    Haridwar: For centuries, Indian women were forbidden from chanting Vedic Mantras, especially in public, out of fear the power of the religious verses might cause menstrual problems and difficulties in bearing children. Though the thinking changed slightly in recent years to allow women to chant in some cases, it remained...
  • Why fingernails on blackboard sound so horrible 04-11-2011 01:25 PM

    London: Ever wondered why scraping your nails down a blackboard sounds so awful? It's because human ears are designed in such a way that it amplifies the screeching sound to make it intolerable, scientists say. Researchers from Germany and Austria found that the noise of fingernails on a chalkboard is...
  • Russian circus man sets new Guinness record 01-11-2011 03:33 PM

    Moscow: A Russian animal tamer has set a new Guinness record, standing on two horses running side by side while his two women assistants stood one on top of another on his shoulders. Edgard Zapashny set the record Monday. He and his assistants formed an acrobatic 4.5-metre-tall human column. Zapashny...
  • Out-of-body experience? It's your brain playing tricks 31-10-2011 05:23 PM

    London: Have had an out-of-body experience? It's nothing, just your brain playing tricks on you, according to a new study. Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge claim that common spooky scenarios, such as floating above a hospital bed or walking towards the light at the end of a...
  • Ring in a birthday, don't count the coins

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Ever since my daughter turned one, she is invited to one birthday party every month. And she loves them. Why wouldn't she? Balloons, cakes, ice-cream...

  • What's Trending: strong online support for Anna 17-08-2011 10:03 AM

    Anna Hazare was trending on the web after he was arrested by Delhi police on Tuesday. ...