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Twitter blocks 3.7 lakh accounts in six months
Twitter blocks 3.7 lakh accounts in six months

Twitter has blocked over 3.7-lakh accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of 2016, bringing the total number of accounts shut by the popular micro-blogging website to over six lakhs in 18 months.

BSNL's bumper offer: Get 2GB data per day at Rs 339
BSNL's bumper offer: Get 2GB data per day at Rs 339

In a month, the consumer will get 30 GB data and 25 minutes free call per day

Idea counters Reliance Jio with 12GB data, unlimited calls, SMSes and free roaming
Idea counters Reliance Jio with 12GB data, unlimited calls, SMSes and free roaming

In a bid to tackle the raging price war in the country, Idea has come up with an Ultimate  postpaid plan for customers giving upto 12GB data, unlimited calls, SMSes and free roaming.

Airtel hits back at Jio on speed ad with Ookla backing
Airtel hits back at Jio on speed ad with Ookla backing

Bharti Airtel on Tuesday lashed out at Reliance Jio's allegations around its fastest network ad campaign, saying that the complaint is a deliberate attempt to "malign the brand" and "misguide customers".

Twitter live video API for media firms launching today?
Twitter live video API for media firms launching today?

Twitter will allow media firms to plug directly into Twitter's software to go live by opening its streaming application programming interface (API) to them.

Idea to sell 2G, 3G, 4G mobile data at same price
Idea to sell 2G, 3G, 4G mobile data at same price

Telecom operator Idea Cellular will start selling 1GB and above mobile data plans across its 2G, 3G and 4G network at same price by the end of this month.

Twitter to allow media firms to directly live stream
Twitter to allow media firms to directly live stream

Twitter in partnership with PBS NewsHour on Fenruary 28 live-streamed US President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress.

Facebook videos dominate social media: Report
Facebook videos dominate social media: Report

Facebook videos continue to dominate the social media, driving growth, engagement and media consumption, a new report has said.

Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL – Compare who has a better data plan
Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL – Compare who has a better data plan

Here is a comparative plan of the various telecom operators and their data tariff.

Mobile internet usage up 29% over previous quarter: Report

Driven by low-priced data offers, mobile internet usage was up by 29 percent in the period October-December 2016, over the previous quarter, a joint report by market research firm Kantar IMRB and Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) said on Thursday.

BSNL offers 2GB data per day, unlimited calling for Rs 339
BSNL offers 2GB data per day, unlimited calling for Rs 339

To counter threat from Reliance Jio, state-run telecom firm BSNL on Thursday launched a new plan that offers 2 GB of 3G data per day and unlimited calling within its network for Rs 339.

 

Your online video viewing habits can be tracked!
Your online video viewing habits can be tracked!

Gaps in YouTube`s encryption enable both government intelligence agencies, hackers and internet marketers to determine which videos a user is watching, said the researchers.

Reliance Jio free offer to continue; TDSAT asks Trai to re-examine issue
Reliance Jio free offer to continue; TDSAT asks Trai to re-examine issue

The telecom tribunal on Thursday did not stay Reliance Jio’s free promotional offer, but asked regulator Trai to “re-examine” issues relating to the approval granted to the operator to continue with the freebies.

Itel collaborates with Idea Cellular to offer 1GB free data per month
Itel collaborates with Idea Cellular to offer 1GB free data per month

This is what you need to do to avail the offer.

Airtel launches 4G in J&K, completes national rollout
Airtel launches 4G in J&K, completes national rollout

With the latest launch, Airtel 4G service is now available in all 22 telecom circles of the country.

Airtel post-paid users can get 30GB free 4G data – Know how
Airtel post-paid users can get 30GB free 4G data – Know how

The post-paid users can get upto 30 GB free 4G data through MyAirtel app.

Google unveils Cloud Video Intelligence API
Google unveils Cloud Video Intelligence API

Google has unveiled a cloud-based Video Intelligence Application Programming Interface (API) that helps locate the exact frame from a large video database.

Get 3GB data, unlimited local and STD calls at just Rs 149 on RCom
Get 3GB data, unlimited local and STD calls at just Rs 149 on RCom

Reliance Communications is offering 1GB data to new 4G customers for Rs 49 whereas 3GB data will be priced at Rs 149 plus free, unlimited local and STD calls within its network.

Facebook launches Messenger Day; available on iOS, Android
Facebook launches Messenger Day; available on iOS, Android

Facebook has launched "Messenger Day" that let users share with the public or a custom friend decorated photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.

Now, get Reliance Jio prepaid recharges on Paytm
Now, get Reliance Jio prepaid recharges on Paytm

While local voice calls, STD and roaming will continue to be free, consumers will have to pay for bundle of data from April 1.

Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017
Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017

Its predecessor, Visual Studio 2015, was installed over 21.1 million times since its release.

Twitter adds analytics to Moments for all web users
Twitter adds analytics to Moments for all web users

Moments is a powerful feature that allows to collect and curate tweets to tell stories in new ways.

Netflix inks pact with Airtel, Videocon d2h, Vodafone to ramp up presence in Indian market
Netflix inks pact with Airtel, Videocon d2h, Vodafone to ramp up presence in Indian market

With an aim to ramp up its presence in the Indian market, digital streaming service Netflix has said it has partnered with Airtel, Videocon d2h and Vodafone.

Google doodle celebrates International Women's Day
Google doodle celebrates International Women's Day

With eight slide shows, the doodle reminded of the female pioneers and their vast contributions in multiple fields - from arts to science.

Check out complete tariff of Jio Prime membership post paid plan
Check out complete tariff of Jio Prime membership post paid plan

io Prime members can continue to enjoy the unlimited free voice, free data offered in the 'Happy New Year' scheme.

Reliance Jio average download speed doubled in January
Reliance Jio average download speed doubled in January

At this speed, a user can download a movie in less than three minutes.

It's raining mobile data on Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea – Compare full tariff plan
It's raining mobile data on Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea – Compare full tariff plan

Here is a comparative plan of the various telecom operators. Check out the full tariff table.

Facebook may finally launch a ‘dislike’ option on its platform
Facebook may finally launch a ‘dislike’ option on its platform

Facebook may finally launch a ‘dislike’ option but only for Messenger on its platform.

Facebook launches 'disputed' tag to crack down on fake news
Facebook launches 'disputed' tag to crack down on fake news

Social media giant Facebook has launched its much hyped "fake news" crackdown initiative in the US, tagging as "disputed" the stories that are deemed false by fact checking organisations, the media reported on Sunday.
 

Facebook may soon broadcast original shows
Facebook may soon broadcast original shows

After the success of its Facebook Live feature, Facebook is looking for original TV-like programmes from various genres and may pay hefty amount for it, a media report said.