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  • BJP to launch multimedia messaging service like WhatsApp for local body elections Yesterday

    The BJP plans to launch a multimedia messaging service on the lines of WhatsApp before the scheduled local body elections. "We are developing a multimedia messaging service on the lines of WhatsApp to be called Bhajapa Samvad Setu," a senior office bearer of the BJP's state level information technology cell said...
  • Facebook extends closing of WhatsApp acquisition by a year 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook has extended by a year the closing of its landmark $19 billion deal to acquire instant messaging app WhatsApp. The California-based firm will have to pay WhatsApp $1 billion in cash and $1 billion in stock options in case it fails to close the deal...
  • Twitter adds a WhatsApp button to its Android app June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Twitter has added a new WhatsApp button in its new version of the Android app. The WhatsApp button that appears within in a tweet as a sharing option now lets users easily share tweets with people on WhatsApp. Earlier users would go to the share button and select the...
  • India's first Internet de-addiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts June 18, 2014

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet de-addiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got together...
  • Case registered against student for leaking RGPV examination paper June 11, 2014

    A case has been registered against an engineering college student for allegedly leaking Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) examination paper on the mobile messaging service WhatsApp, a police officer said on Wednesday. The case was registered against the student Rahul Sharma, based on a complaint by a private engineering college's senior...
  • WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton sees challenges in US and other markets June 7, 2014

    Polo Alto: Boosting the adoption of messaging service WhatsApp in the United States and some other markets is proving difficult, co-founder Brian Acton said, but the company will still create substantial revenue for prospective parent Facebook Inc. "Growth in the United States is a challenge for us," Acton said on Wednesday...
  • WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum takes a dig at Apple for 'copying' features June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple previewed a spate of new features in its upcoming iOS 8 software at the annual developers conference in San Francisco on Monday, and quite a few of them appeared to be borrowed or copied from existing services. The Cupertino giant appears to have lifted a few of WhatsApp...
  • Iran denies it summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to court May 28, 2014

    Tehran: An Iranian prosecutor denied reports that a local judge ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy. Shiraz Chief Prosecutor Ali Alghasimehr was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered to appear in court in Iran May 27, 2014

    Tehran: A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported today. It quoted Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force,...
  • Congress slams Modi government for crackdown on critics June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Even as Narendra Modi was sworn-in on Monday, five students were detained in Bangalore over the weekend for circulating anti-Modi messages on WhatsApp, making this the second such incident in less than a week. A Goa professional was earlier arrested for an anti-Modi post on Facebook. The Bangalore students...
  • Jhalawar cops introduce new number to recieve public complaints on WhatsApp May 26, 2014

    Jhalawar police has introduced a mobile number for the public to connect with them through message-sending application WhatsApp. The new initiative will help the police in getting quick information about any incident or crime from people and will provide the public direct connectivity with the police, SP Rahul Barhat said. "People can...
  • Bangalore: Five youngsters detained for circulating anti-Modi message on WhatsApp May 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Five students were on Saturday detained by Bangalore Police for allegedly circulating anti-Narendra Modi messages on smartphone messenger WhatsApp. All the five youngsters hail from Bhatkal in Karnataka. While four of them were released on Sunday, one was handed over to Belgaum Police. An FIR has been registered against Waqas by...
  • Punjabis are the most chill people on Earth! Listen to these Punjabis make up romantic songs on BBM, iPhone, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype and the selfie May 22, 2014

    Punjabi singer-turned-actor Gippy Grewal has released a new album called WhatsApp. In the wide universe of technology-related songs, Grewal's sad, slow number will be remembered for its heartbreaking quality and memorable lyrics, when translated. A love-lorn Punjabi man is shocked to see his face on the WhatApp display image of his...
  • FTP: Did social media play an important role in verdict 2014? May 19, 2014

    The elections for the 16th Lok Sabha were fought very aggressively on social media as well. The platform not only created the buzz but also helped in connecting with the millions on a click. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether social media played an important...
  • Iran bans WhatsApp because Mark Zuckerberg is a Jew May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: According a report, an Iranian censor has banned the very popular messaging app apparently because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish. Haaretz, an Israeli media outlet, reports that ban announced by the secretary of Iran's Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content, Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, who was quoted as saying that...
  • WhatsApp now lets users mute groups for 8 hours to a century April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Popular messaging app WhatApp has started rolling out a new update for Android devices. The update comes with a new feature that lets users mute groups for as long as they want. Users can mute any group for "8 hours" to as long as "1 century". Once you...
  • WhatsApp crosses half-a-billion user mark April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Instant messaging app WhatsApp has crossed the half-a-billion user mark on the back of strong growth in emerging markets like India and Brazil. The company, which was acquired by social networking giant Facebook in February this year for $19 billion, was founded in 2009...
  • 'Dad, no, seriously stop it!' These 10 Twitter screenshots show Indian parents hilariously trolling their kids on WhatsApp April 18, 2014

    WhatsApping is the new verb for texting. New or old, for every smartphone owner this chat app is a basic necessity. If your parents have WhatsApp on their phones, just pray they never find out how to use it. Be very careful not to troll them while they're in the...
  • Snapshot: Photo of woman wearing saree with WhatsApp logo printed all over it conquers Indian Facebook timelines March 27, 2014

    Some smart branding, this. A photo has popped up on several people's Facebook timeline. It shows a woman sitting at what appears to be a bus stop in a white sari with the WhatsApp logo printed on it. And why not? If Facebook sweatshirts and Twitter tees are cool enough,...
  • Mark Zuckerberg on a spending spree; is he living in an alternate reality? March 27, 2014

    New York: Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether Zuckerberg "is nuts" for agreeing to pay $2 billion for Oculus less than five...
  • Lok Sabha elections: When WhatsApp, BBM foxed poll officials March 23, 2014

    How does one prevent hate speeches and inflammatory videos from being shared through applications like WhatsApp and on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)? Well, that's what has stumped poll officials. Having pronounced a strict code of conduct on use and misuse of social media during the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission (EC)...
  • WhatsApp, Instagram now available for Nokia X March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Two of the most popular apps - WhatsApp and Instagram - are now available for download on Nokia X. Users can get the fully functional WhatsApp version from third party stores such as 1Mobile Market or APTOiDE, both of which are accessible straight from their Nokia X. Users can...
  • Modern School's viral bullying video: Once the shock wears off, let's take a good, hard look at how we are raising our kids March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: If you are on WhatsApp, you would have by now been forwarded a disturbing video of a group of boys bullying a mate at what appeared to be a school's brick-lined playground. A short message usually precedes the video, now viral on WhatsApp, revealing the purported identities of...
  • WhatsApp update to hide 'last seen at' timestamp now available on Google Play March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, that is now being acquired by Facebook, has included a much-requested feature - the ability to hide the 'last seen at' timestamp. This feature was previously available only on the WhatsApp application downloaded from its official website but wansn't rolled out on Google...
  • Facebook-WhatsApp deal may be scrutinised by India's fair trade regulator CCI March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook's $19 billion deal (Rs 1,16,000 crore) to acquire WhatsApp may face a detailed scrutiny by the country's fair trade regulator CCI, especially since both players have significant presence in India. The world's largest social networking site Facebook has around 1.2 billion members globally while WhatsApp - a...
  • w00w00: The exclusive hackers club that had WhatsApp, Napster founders as members March 8, 2014

    San Francisco: A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps. Conducted over snacks and beer,...
  • Halt Facebook-WhatsApp deal, privacy groups ask regulators March 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Privacy advocates have asked US regulators to halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users. WhatsApp, a service that allows mobile phone users to send each other...
  • WhatsApp founders Jan Koum, Brian Acton in Forbes' global billionaires list March 5, 2014

    New York: Following Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, the two founders of the popular mobile messaging service have now earned a new distinction - a place in the Forbes's list of global billionaires. According to Forbes, 38-year-old Jan Koum, who ranks 202 in the list, is now worth $6.8 billion...
  • Whatsapplied to bread! Amul's response to the Facebook-WhatsApp deal February 26, 2014

    Amul, as expected, this time has poked fun at both WhatsApp and Facebook in its new topical. This topical comes on the heels of Facebook's announcement that it will buy popular messsaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. The tag line "Amul. WhatsApplied to bread!" in the latest topical implies that...