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Facebook videos to autoplay with audio on News Feed – Know how to disable it
Facebook videos to autoplay with audio on News Feed – Know how to disable it

Facebook is soon rolling out an update to all its users that would autoplay the sound of a video on News Feed, without users having to tap on it.

Reliance Jio crosses 100 million customers: Mukesh Ambani
Reliance Jio crosses 100 million customers: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday said his telecom venture Jio has crossed a customer base of 100 million.

Facebook pushes video onto TV screens with new apps
Facebook pushes video onto TV screens with new apps

The new apps -- for Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV -- will provide a more convenient way for users of the social network to view videos on a large screen.

Twitter rolls back anti-abuse update after user feedback
Twitter rolls back anti-abuse update after user feedback

In line with its attempts to curb online abuse and harassment, Twitter has announced an update that would not notify the users when they were added to lists, but the update was soon rolled back following user feedback.

Data breaches becoming more complex, damaging: Verizon
Data breaches becoming more complex, damaging: Verizon

Data breaches are becoming more pervasive and damaging and are now affecting every department within an organisation -- leaving a lingering, if not lasting, imprint on an enterprise.

Valentine's day: Reliance Jio, Airtel, Idea, Aircel play the love game on twitter
Valentine's day: Reliance Jio, Airtel, Idea, Aircel play the love game on twitter

For once, 'love is in the air' among the fiercest rivals of the Indian telecom industry on the Valentine's Day, with twitter playing the cupid.

No more torrent sites on Google search, Bing, Yahoo?
No more torrent sites on Google search, Bing, Yahoo?

Google, along with search engines like Bing and Yahoo are reportedly going to ban all the pirated torrent sites on their search.

Reliance Jio to offer mobile number starting with numeral 6
Reliance Jio to offer mobile number starting with numeral 6

DoT has issued the 6-series MSC codes in three circles –Assam, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

Idea Money launches USSD-based platform for digital payments
Idea Money launches USSD-based platform for digital payments

Idea Cellular on Thursday said it has enabled USSD-based platform for shopkeepers and customers to conduct digital transactions using Idea Money service.

Now go cashless for all your travel bookings using FreeCharge on Yatra

FreeCharge consumers will be able to pay for bookings on Yatra, India`s leading online travel company and largest domestic hotels platform.

Alibaba to provide free Internet in India?
Alibaba to provide free Internet in India?

Alibaba is in talks with telecom operators and Wi-Fi providers to offer free Internet services

Now, BSNL offers 1GB of mobile internet at just Rs 36, 2GB at Rs 78
Now, BSNL offers 1GB of mobile internet at just Rs 36, 2GB at Rs 78

To counter threat from Reliance Jio, state-run telecom firm BSNL Friday slashed 3G mobile internet rates by about three-fourths, bringing down the cost of per GB data to as low as Rs 36 under a special pack.

Amazon seeks govt permission to set up food e-retail venture in India; spend $500 million
Amazon seeks govt permission to set up food e-retail venture in India; spend $500 million

Amazon has filed its application with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

Alibaba to hold 40% stake in Paytm's new e-commerce biz
Alibaba to hold 40% stake in Paytm's new e-commerce biz

The shareholding is through Alibaba.com Singapore and AliPay Singapore.

Reliance Jio tariffs in line with regulations: TRAI
Reliance Jio tariffs in line with regulations: TRAI

Telecom regulator TRAI has said the tariff plans of Reliance Jio are in compliance with its regulations and the existing tariff orders.

 

Facebook, Oculus to pay $500 mn in VR lawsuit
Facebook, Oculus to pay $500 mn in VR lawsuit

A US court has ordered Facebook`s virtual reality subsidiary Oculus and its executives to pay game developer ZeniMax Media $500 million in damages over copyright infringement and violation of non-disclosure agreement.

Union Budget 2017: Want to ask question to FM Jaitley directly? Do it on twitter
Union Budget 2017: Want to ask question to FM Jaitley directly? Do it on twitter

After the presentation of Union Budget 2017 in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will reply to questions by Twitterati.

Soon track your friends in real-time on WhatsApp
Soon track your friends in real-time on WhatsApp

The tracking can be kept on for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or indefinitely.

Facebook introduces security key to protect data
Facebook introduces security key to protect data

Users will be required to enter a special security code from their phone in addition to the password when they login from a new browser.

Idea set to take on Reliance Jio, to launch slew of apps
Idea set to take on Reliance Jio, to launch slew of apps

Telecom operator Idea Cellular is set to launch a variety of apps across movies, TV, music, games and others next week as part of its bid to transform into a full-fledged digital services company, in competition to the new entrant- Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Twitter replaces Moments with Explore tab; available to iOS users
Twitter replaces Moments with Explore tab; available to iOS users

You do not have to wander around on Twitter to find its multiple features, as the micro-blogging site has rolled out a new tab called Explore that consolidates Moments, search, trending hashtags and live video features all in the same place.

Facebook takes aim at fake news with new 'trending' formula
Facebook takes aim at fake news with new 'trending' formula

Facebook is updating its "trending" feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president.

Now buy Google Play recharge with FreeCharge
Now buy Google Play recharge with FreeCharge

Through the new category, FreeCharge allows consumers to buy a Google Play recharge code on its platforms.

Google Doodle marks India's 68th Republic Day
Google Doodle marks India's 68th Republic Day

Google showed a stadium full of people amid a sea of tricolour decking up the arena.

Reliance Jio becomes primary data connection on mobiles in India
Reliance Jio becomes primary data connection on mobiles in India

Reliance Jio has become the primary data connection on most of the mobile devices in India, with 42 percent users having activated Jio in their 4G-enabled slot.

E-commerce players seek sops on digital transactions in Budget
E-commerce players seek sops on digital transactions in Budget

With the government`s emphasis on a less-cash economy, stakeholders in the country`s digital space have sought incentives in the upcoming Union Budget on February 1.

Twitter has huge fake account networks
Twitter has huge fake account networks

Computer scientists have found massive collections of fake accounts on the micro-blogging site Twitter, suggesting that one person or a group is managing these accounts.

Snapchat updates guidelines to tackle fake news and clickbait
Snapchat updates guidelines to tackle fake news and clickbait

Clickbait describes web content that aims to exploit the curiosity gap, providing just enough information to make the reader curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity without clicking through to the linked content.

Flipkart's Republic Day sale kicks off – Flat discount of Rs 9,000 on iPhone 6; check out top 10 deals
Flipkart's Republic Day sale kicks off – Flat discount of Rs 9,000 on iPhone 6; check out top 10 deals

Flipkart's Republic Day sale will continue till the midnight (11:59 pm) of Thursday.

Amazon 3-day Great Indian Sale kicks off – Check out products on offer
Amazon 3-day Great Indian Sale kicks off – Check out products on offer

Below is a sneak peek of deals for The Great Indian Sale.