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  • Delhi Police to connect with people on WhatsApp 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi police will soon assist and connect with the public on the popular social messenger app WhatsApp. A circular issued by the top brass of the force has asked all the officials from Chowki in-charge to Joint Commissioners, to use the app to connect with the general public apart...
  • WhatsApp to soon launch free voice calling feature: Reports September 1, 2014

    New York: If media reports are to be believed, mobile messaging service WhatsApp is set to launch a free voice calling feature for its 600 million active users. Recent changes in the interface of the app suggests the feature is coming soon. "The leaked images of the upcoming user interface shows that...
  • 'What is this WTF your friends use on Facebook?' 16 questions your parents ask that make you wonder why you introduced them to social media August 27, 2014

    Wow! Your parents are on Facebook. You have to add them. That fateful day when you added your parents as friends on Facebook was probably the last day you were happy about them joined the social networking site. Since then you have only been the IT guy of your house....
  • Man arrested for sending porn clip to Delhi Police helpline on WhatsApp August 22, 2014

    A man has been arrested for allegedly posting a pornographic clip at the recently launched WhatsApp anti-corruption helpline of the Delhi Police. The accused identified as Chandan Singh was arrested by the New Delhi District Police after it received a complaint from Deputy Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) on August 19....
  • A new service that lets you transfer money over Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Payment solutions provider Oxigen today launched its mobile wallet (mWallet) service, Oxigen Wallet, through which users can transfer money, purchase gifts for their friends and family on social networking platforms. Besides, users would also be able to use their wallet to recharge their mobile phones, pay bills and shop...
  • Delhi Police launches WhatsApp helpline to curb corruption August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphones and the popular chat messenger - WhatsApp - in it has now turned into an effective weapon against errant policemen with Delhi Police launching a new anti-corruption helpline where one can send audio or video clips if any cop seeks bribe or harasses a person. The new helpline...
  • Here's how you can use WhatsApp to help catch corrupt policemen August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The next time a police officer seeks a bribe or harasses you, don't feel frustrated. Help is at hand, literally in the form of your smartphone equipped with chat application Whatsapp. Apart from calling and registering a complaint, a recorded audio or video clip can be sent to the...
  • Photos: 'Facelook' beauty parlour, WhatsApp sari, Google hotel: 15 Indians who won the Internet with their slightly disturbing love for social media August 7, 2014

    Indians are normally very active on social media sites. If they aren't sharing jokes on WhatsApp groups, they're posting Goa vacation or Karwa Chauth pictures on Facebook or outraging against Honey Singh on Twitter. It's the perfectly normal thing to do unless someone takes their obsession to a new level....
  • BJP to launch multimedia messaging service like WhatsApp for local body elections July 31, 2014

    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 July 27, 2014

    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)...