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  • Shah Rukh Khan is Sophia’s favourite actor

    Hyderabad: Shah Rukh Khan is the favourite actor of Sophia, the human-like robot. ‘Love for all’ is the change she wants to see in this world. The humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI), stole the show at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) here on Tuesday. Everyone has[Read More…]

  • Scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells

    Washington: In a breakthrough, scientists from the US and Japan have transferred human stem cells into sheep embryos, an advance that may pave the way for growing transplant organs inside animals. The hybrid embryos containing both human and sheep cells were created in an early step toward growing human organs[Read More…]

  • WhatsApp's 'one-way' broadcast mode for group chats is here

    Quoting WhatsApp message renders ‘delete’ feature ineffective

    San Francisco: If someone has quoted your message on WhatsApp before you delete it, you will still be able to see that message — rendering the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature ineffective, a media report said. Last year, WhatsApp rolled out this feature to allow its over one billion user base to[Read More…]

  • Facebook testing to merge News Feed, Stories into single interface

    Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users’ data

    Brussels: A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data on users or face daily penalty of 250,000 euros. The court found the social media site guilty of breaching Belgium’s privacy laws, www.deredactie.be reported late Friday. The Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CPP) had taken Facebook to[Read More…]

  • Twitter pulls the plug on official Mac app

    San Francisco: Twitter has announced it is ending support for its dedicated desktop Mac application and that it has pulled it from the web and from Apple’s App Store. “We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will[Read More…]

  • ‘Digital consumer spending to more than double to $100 bn by 2020’

    New Delhi: The potential for digital consumer spending in India is expected to more than double from the current $40 billion to $100 billion by 2020, a report said on Thursday. According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)-Google India report, the growth will be led by sectors like e-commerce — which[Read More…]

  • No mobile phone to be disconnected: Government

    40% of Indians prefer video ads on mobile phones: Survey

    New Delhi: Owing to falling 4G data prices, a significant 40 per cent of Indians prefer to watch advertisement videos on their mobile phones over other media, finds a survey. The survey, by mobile advertisement technology and data analytics company MoMagic Technologies, showed that most of the mobile advertisements were viewed[Read More…]

  • Facebook now has a War Room to fight election interference

    Facebook to launch smart home speakers in July: Report

    San Francisco: Taking on Amazon, Google and Apple, Facebook is now set to officially roll out two smart home speakers in 2018. According to a report in Taipai-based website Digitimes, the two models — Aloha and Fiona with 15-inch touchscreens — will be launched around July. “Supply chain sources said that[Read More…]

  • Indian government requests for Facebook data rose 62% in 2017

    Not our job to recruit journalists for content: Facebook

    San Francisco: In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebook executive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform. At the “Code Media 2018” conference in California organised by the famous tech portal ReCode, Facebook’s[Read More…]

  • Snapchat rolls out new filters for your cat

    New Snapchat update draws ire of over 6 lakh users

    London: Snapchat’s latest redesign, which was released last week, has not gone down well with many users. This is evident from the fact that an online petition calling for the removal of the new update has attracted more than 6 lakh signatures. The “Remove the new Snapchat update” petition, which is[Read More…]

  • Naipaul's death major loss to world of literature: Modi

    Technology must be used for development, not destruction: Modi

    Dubai: Technology must be used only for development and raising the standard of life of the common man and not for destruction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday. Speaking at the World Government Summit, Modi pointed out that while poverty and malnutrition have not been wiped out from[Read More…]

  • Twitter Q4 revenue up, user base at 330 mn

    Twitter Q4 revenue up, user base at 330 mn

    San Francisco: With a monthly active user base of 330 million, Twitter registered $732 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 with a net income of $91 million. Twitter had registered a loss of $167.1 million, or 23 cents a share, for the same period last year. The micro-blogging[Read More…]

  • Idea cellular suspends interconnect services with Aircel

    Idea cellular suspends interconnect services with Aircel

    New Delhi: Telecom service provider Idea Cellular on Wednesday said it has suspended interconnect services with Aircel due to non-payment of dues. “Despite several reminders for releasing the dues since November 2017, the operator has failed to meet its payment commitments forcing Idea to suspend interconnect services, as per the terms[Read More…]

  • Nearly 30% Indians experienced sexual risk online in 2017: Study

    Nearly 30% Indians experienced sexual risk online in 2017: Study

    New Delhi: Nearly three in 10 Indians experienced a sexual risk online, including unwanted sexting, in 2017 with males reporting higher levels of harassment than females, a Microsoft study said on Tuesday. It found that 23 per cent males reported harassment as compared to 16 per cent females, which was driven[Read More…]

  • Man jailed for not sharing Facebook password

    84% Indians share passwords with partners: Study

    New Delhi: Though 89 per cent Indians think that privacy is important in a relationship, 84 per cent people have shared their passwords and PINs with their partners, a McAfee study revealed on Tuesday, calling for vigilance while sharing personal information. According to the study, 77 per cent of Indians think[Read More…]

  • New Facebook features to protect users from bullying, harassment

    Facebook bans cryptocurrency ads on its platforms

    San Francisco: Facebook has banned ads that promote initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and binary options trading from its platforms, including Instagram, Audience Network and Messenger. The new policy prohibits ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, Facebook said[Read More…]

  • Google removed 7 lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017

    Google removed 7 lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017

    San Francisco: Google removed over seven lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017 that violated its policies – 70 per cent more than the apps it took down in 2016 — the company said on Wednesday. “Not only did we remove more bad apps, we were able to identify and[Read More…]

  • WhatsApp's 'one-way' broadcast mode for group chats is here

    ‘WhatsApp Business’ now available on Android in India

    New Delhi: To help businesses communicate better with their customers in India, WhatsApp has officially rolled out “WhatsApp Business” — a free-to-download Android app for small businesses — in the country. The new app, available on Google Play Store, will make it easier for companies to connect with customers, and more[Read More…]

  • Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay publishers

    Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay publishers

    New York: Facebook, which controls a lion’s share of the online advertising business along with Google, should pay a fee to publishers if it wants to promote trustworthy and accurate news on its platform, media mogul Rupert Murdoch has said. According to The Verge on Tuesday, Murdoch, in a letter, proposed[Read More…]

  • New Facebook update to prioritise trustworthy news: Zuckerberg

    San Francisco: After tweaking its News Feed to allow users to see more updates from family and friends than posts from businesses, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now announced to prioritise news that is trustworthy, informative and local. In a Facebook post on Saturday, Zuckerberg said it’s important that News Feed[Read More…]

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