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Former Apple executive is back to lead company's car project
Former Apple executive is back to lead company's car project

According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Bob Mansfield is now in-charge of the Project Titan, Apple's car project, after former head of the project- Steve Zadesky resigned from the company in January this year. 

Save your mobile data! Google Maps to get Wi-Fi only mode and more for Android
Save your mobile data! Google Maps to get Wi-Fi only mode and more for Android

To enjoy the advantage of the brand new features, all you need is an Android operating system and Maps v9.32 installed on your smartphone.

Twitter will not Periscope its quarterly earnings results
Twitter will not Periscope its quarterly earnings results

Micro-blogging website Twitter will not use its livestreaming video app, Periscope, to broadcast its Q2 earnings, which are set to land next Tuesday, a media report said.

Munich attack: Facebook activates safety check tool
Munich attack: Facebook activates safety check tool

According to Metro.co.uk, this is the fourth time in little over a month Facebook has activated the tool.

Microsoft improves OneDrive photos, adds 'Pokemon Go' detector
Microsoft improves OneDrive photos, adds 'Pokemon Go' detector

Days after its release, Pokemon Go has became the fastest-moving online game of the recent times.

Milo Yiannopoulos Twitter ban: WikiLeaks threatens to start its own micro-blogging service
Milo Yiannopoulos Twitter ban: WikiLeaks threatens to start its own micro-blogging service

In an online exchange of words between WikiLeaks and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, WikiLeaks posted: "We will start a rival service if this keeps up because @WikiLeaks and our supporters are threatened by a space of feudal justice."

Pokemon Go debuts in the country where Pokemon was born!
Pokemon Go debuts in the country where Pokemon was born!

Shares of Nintendo, the company that sponsors the whole series of Pokemon games, jumped as much as 6.85 per cent at the Tokyo Stock Exchange after the news, although shortly after, the rise began to slow down

Facebook's solar-powered internet plane Aquila takes maiden flight!- Watch
Facebook's solar-powered internet plane Aquila takes maiden flight!- Watch

Facebook's Connectivity Lab completed the full-scale test of Aquila which is designed to bring internet connectivity down to the Earth using Laser technology. 

Google honours legendary singer Mukesh with a doodle on 93rd birth anniversary
Google honours legendary singer Mukesh with a doodle on 93rd birth anniversary

Internet giant Google honoured the legendary playback singer Mukesh with a beautiful doodle on his 93rd birth anniversary on Friday. 

Tinder rolls out its new feature in India
Tinder rolls out its new feature in India

This newly-launched feature will enable users to meet new people, create groups and plan activities together.

Google's latest app will bring Indian art and culture closer
Google's latest app will bring Indian art and culture closer

The search engine giant's new application will help art lovers across the country and globe discover popular works from different museums over 70 countries.

Stream up to four hours of video with Facebook Live
Stream up to four hours of video with Facebook Live

Last month, Facebook announced that users can go live from the face-swapping MSQRD app and utilise different Snapchat-like masks and filters while the video is running.

Facebook Messenger celebrates 1 billion monthly active users with floating balloon emoji!
Facebook Messenger celebrates 1 billion monthly active users with floating balloon emoji!

Messenger is now the second-most popular iOS app of all time, behind Facebook.

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users
Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

The growth in Messenger gives greater reach to Facebook, which is moving to create a "family" of applications beyond the social network.

People prefer Instagram over Facebook to interact with celebrities
People prefer Instagram over Facebook to interact with celebrities

The survey says that people are 1.3 times more likely to chat with celebrities using photo and video sharing website Instagram rather than its parent company Facebook.

Pokemon Go, go, gone! Indonesian armed forces barred from playing game while on duty
Pokemon Go, go, gone! Indonesian armed forces barred from playing game while on duty

The game has everyone eating out of its hand, including, it appears, the armed forces.

Neymar Jr responds to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's football challenge – Watch to see who won!
Neymar Jr responds to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's football challenge – Watch to see who won!

Neymar had immediately responded to Zuckerberg's post accepting the challenge and wasted no time in posting a video of himself playing the game.

Milo Yiannopoulos, self-described "most fabulous supervillian on the internet”, gets permanent ban on Twitter!
Milo Yiannopoulos, self-described "most fabulous supervillian on the internet”, gets permanent ban on Twitter!

Twitter took the plunge and banned Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor at conservative news site Breitbart and one of Twitter's most offensive users, after several complaints and repeated suspensions against him.

Want to get your account 'verified' on Twitter? Here is how you can get 'blue badge'
Want to get your account 'verified' on Twitter? Here is how you can get 'blue badge'

The microblogging-cum-social media portal Twitter has announced that it has created an online application process for accounts to receive ‘verified’ status. 

Snapchat integrates Bitmoji stickers in chats and photos
Snapchat integrates Bitmoji stickers in chats and photos

After you are done with your carbonic avatar, link your account with Snapchat and you are free to use images in chats and videos.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg challenges Neymar Jr to a 'secret' game of soccer! - Watch
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg challenges Neymar Jr to a 'secret' game of soccer! - Watch

By way of a Facebook video, Zuckerberg has thrown a soccer challenge at none other than Barcelona's football striker Neymar Jr.!

Facebook pushes new ad tool to help developers target active app users
Facebook pushes new ad tool to help developers target active app users

With this latest feature, the company is planning to to give advertisers and app developers better long-term results for their app install campaigns. 

Google announces new voter registration tool ahead of 2016 US Presidential election
Google announces new voter registration tool ahead of 2016 US Presidential election

Apart from this, Google recently introduced real-time responses from the nominated candidates into its search results in order to provide users ample information about the political process.

OurMine says it hacked Pokemon Go servers
OurMine says it hacked Pokemon Go servers

The hacking team hit Pokemon Go's login servers with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack leaving some players frustrated as they were unable to log in to the game, technology website TechCrunch reported. 

Social media use hampering kid's moral development
Social media use hampering kid's moral development

More than half of the parents in Britain think that excess exposure to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is hampering their little ones moral development and progress.

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube blocked in Turkey
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube blocked in Turkey

Turkey Blocks, a Twitter account that regularly checks if sites were being blocked in the country, reported at 11.04 p.m., that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were all unresponsive, TechCrunch reported.

Bittorrent Now officially out on iOS and Apple TV
Bittorrent Now officially out on iOS and Apple TV

The best thing is Bittorrent Now is not using any peer-to-peer technology like other torrents. So, users can stream their content directly from Bittorrent's servers. 

Facebook makes modest progress on workplace diversity
Facebook makes modest progress on workplace diversity

Revealing the LGBT workforce data at its premises for the first time, Facebook on Thursday released its diversity report, announcing a modest increase in the number of women and minority employees and highlighting lack of talent to fulfill its diversity goals.
 

France terror attack: Social networking giant Facebook activates safety check tool
France terror attack: Social networking giant Facebook activates safety check tool

A large truck moved through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing at least 80 people after which the Mark Zuckerberg-owned Facebook turned it on.

Facebook brings to light its secret datacenter lab that monitors its performance on every device
Facebook brings to light its secret datacenter lab that monitors its performance on every device

The Lab has racks that can hold up to 60 devices and each rack can accommodate 32 smartphones, all of which are running a version of one of Facebook's many mobile apps.