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After Yahoo data breach, some angry users close accounts

Many Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close accounts, some of which they had not used in years, after the internet company announced it suffered one of the world`s largest cyber breaches.

Twitter moving closer to sale: possible suitors Salesforce, Google
Twitter moving closer to sale: possible suitors Salesforce, Google

Twitter Inc is moving closer to a sale and has received expressions of interest, CNBC reported on Friday, sending the microblogger`s shares up more than 19 percent in their biggest gain in over two

Airtel takes on Reliance Jio plans, offers 90 days free 4G data pack
Airtel takes on Reliance Jio plans, offers 90 days free 4G data pack

Bharti Airtel has launched a 4G data pack that offers free data for 90 days, a company statement said here on Friday.

Cafe Coffee Day, O-Zone Networks tie-up to offer free Wi-Fi at cafes
Cafe Coffee Day, O-Zone Networks tie-up to offer free Wi-Fi at cafes

Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), India`s leading youth aggregator has tied up with leading and `neutral` Wi-Fi service provider O-Zone Networks to provide free Wi-Fi access to customers at its cafes in select cities across the country.

Skype can be used for ID check using Aadhaar database: Microsoft
Skype can be used for ID check using Aadhaar database: Microsoft

Technology giant Microsoft on Thursday said it has presented to central authorities various “case scenarios” on how its Skype service can be used for identity authentication using the Aadhaar database.

Skype can be used for ID check using Aadhaar database: MS
Skype can be used for ID check using Aadhaar database: MS

 Technology giant Microsoft said it has presented to central authorities various "case scenarios" on how its Skype service can be used for identity authentication using the Aadhaar database.

India made 139 account information requests in 2016: Twitter
India made 139 account information requests in 2016: Twitter

Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 139 account information requests and requested for 42 accounts to be removed from the micro-blogging website, Twitter`s biannual transparency report revealed on Thursday.
 

Cashkaro to drive Rs. 300 crore in GMV this festive season
Cashkaro to drive Rs. 300 crore in GMV this festive season

India`s largest cash-back and coupons site is expecting to drive Rs. 500 crore worth of GMV this festive season (Oct-Dec).

Good news for 2G, 3G users! This company to bring free voice call, cheaper data package
Good news for 2G, 3G users! This company to bring free voice call, cheaper data package

Here are some of the plans that BSNL will bring to counter Reliance Jio.

Facebook 'likes' may not affect people with purpose
Facebook 'likes' may not affect people with purpose

The Facebook users who reported getting more likes on average also reported greater self-esteem.

PayPal extends refund period by 120 days
PayPal extends refund period by 120 days

 In a bid to facilitate refunds for customers and merchants, PayPal, one of the world`s leading payment platforms, extended the time limit from 60 to 180 days for filing a refund claim, a company official said on Thursday.

BSNL to bring lifetime free voice call, cheaper data package than Reliance Jio!
BSNL to bring lifetime free voice call, cheaper data package than Reliance Jio!

Targetting the 2G and 3G users, BSNL soon plans to bring a plan which will give neck to neck competition to Reliance Jio –Know full details.

Twitter sees jump in official requests to remove posts
Twitter sees jump in official requests to remove posts

Twitter saw a jump in official requests to remove posts in the first half of this year, the company said Wednesday.

Yatra.com, Uber tie-up for app integration
Yatra.com, Uber tie-up for app integration

 Leading companies in the Indian online travel space Yatra.com has announced the launch of app integration with Uber, the world`s largest on-demand smart mobility app to make road travel hassle free for its customers.

Internet now has 334.6 mn domain name registrations
Internet now has 334.6 mn domain name registrations

Nearly 7.9 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2016 globally -- a growth rate of 2.4 percent over the first quarter -- global domain and internet service provider VeriSign Inc. said on Wednesday.
 

Indian digital classified industry to grow to $1.2 bn by 2020: Report
Indian digital classified industry to grow to $1.2 bn by 2020: Report

The Indian digital classified industry is set to grow three times to $1.2 billion by 2020 -- driven by the rapid growth of e-services, real estate and automobiles, Google and KPMG revealed on Wednesday.

Google launches 'Allo' messaging app
Google launches 'Allo' messaging app

Google has launched its messaging app 'Allo', which would compete with the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Reliance Jio has new competition from Vodafone's FLEX –Check out full tariff and plan details
Reliance Jio has new competition from Vodafone's FLEX –Check out full tariff and plan details

Here are the full tariff and plan details of Vodafone's FLEX mobile plan.

Amazon makes customers pay more for popular products
Amazon makes customers pay more for popular products

The online shopping portal Amazon`s algorithms make customers pay more for popular products giving prominence to items that benefit the retail giant.

Flipkart crosses 100-million customers milestone
Flipkart crosses 100-million customers milestone

Homegrown e-tailer Flipkart has crossed the 100-million registered users mark, becoming the first e-commerce company in the country to hit the milestone.

Jabong launches social intranet platform ''Destination f''
Jabong launches social intranet platform ''Destination f''

India’s leading online fashion destination, Jabong, has announced that it has launched a social intranet platform on mobile devices for its employees.

Virus Alert! Don't click this Facebook video
Virus Alert! Don't click this Facebook video

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Twitter eases 140-character limit on tweets
Twitter eases 140-character limit on tweets

Twitter announced Monday it was easing its 140-character limit on tweets, implementing a policy announced in May to no longer factor certain add-ons including pictures into a message`s length.

Samsung says China Note 7 phone fire damage caused by external heat
Samsung says China Note 7 phone fire damage caused by external heat

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in China that reportedly caught fire was damaged by external heating.

 

India moves to get a grip on e-commerce issues at WTO
India moves to get a grip on e-commerce issues at WTO

India is trying to comprehend issues pertaining to e-commerce with a view to taking a position in global trade negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Is your Wi-Fi too slow? Know the reasons and how to fix it
Is your Wi-Fi too slow? Know the reasons and how to fix it

Here are five reasons that slow down your internet speed and know how to fix it.

 Amazon to open 'seller cafes' to offer on-ground help
Amazon to open 'seller cafes' to offer on-ground help

Online marketplace Amazon India is opening 'seller cafes' across 24 cities and towns to offer on-ground help to merchants on its platform ahead of the festival season.

 Airtel to deploy e-KYC solution in 5,00,000 stores
Airtel to deploy e-KYC solution in 5,00,000 stores

Mobile operator Bharti Airtel on Sunday said it has rolled out over 20,000 units of Aadhaar based e-KYC solution across India, and plans to have the facility deployed in over 500,000 retail outlets, including in rural pockets, in the coming months.