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Facebook gets Stories feature; now add effects to photos and videos
Facebook gets Stories feature; now add effects to photos and videos

A new Facebook Camera feature lets users add effects to their photos and videos.

Has London terror attack put WhatsApp's encryption service in the dock?
Has London terror attack put WhatsApp's encryption service in the dock?

The brazen terror attack on British parliament has once again fulled the debate on encrypted messaging.

Facebook adds camera features, moving closer to Snapchat
Facebook adds camera features, moving closer to Snapchat

Facebook Inc is giving the camera a central place on its smartphone app for the first time, encouraging users to take more pictures and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of camera-friendly rival Snapchat.

Now, share your Live Location privately with Messenger
Now, share your Live Location privately with Messenger

Facebook Messenger has added a new feature Live Location that lets you share -- for an hour within a private direct or group message thread -- your real-time location on a map.

YouTube ad boycott may cost Google $750 mn
YouTube ad boycott may cost Google $750 mn

Google was even summoned to address the parliament about what it planned to do about the problem.

Facebook launches Town Hall tool to find nearby lawmakers
Facebook launches Town Hall tool to find nearby lawmakers

Facebook has launched a new tool that would make it easier for users to find and "follow" their elected representatives. The tool lists the officials based on users` location and provide a fast access to them.

Reliance Jio Prime Members can enjoy free 120 GB 4G data additionally – Know how
Reliance Jio Prime Members can enjoy free 120 GB 4G data additionally – Know how

Check out how you can get free 120 GB 4G data additionally on Reliance Jio.

Facebook's Messenger app adds live location-sharing
Facebook's Messenger app adds live location-sharing

Facebook Inc added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc`s Google Maps. 

Reliance Jio Prime Membership deadline to be extended beyond March 31?
Reliance Jio Prime Membership deadline to be extended beyond March 31?

Under the Prime Membership plan customers can enrol by paying one-time fee of Rs 99 and continue to get Happy New Year offer benefit till March 2018.

Facebook to begin testing GIF button for comments
Facebook to begin testing GIF button for comments

Social media giant Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that will allow users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments.

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

Google introduces shortcuts to its Search
Google introduces shortcuts to its Search

With shortcuts right on the home screen, users now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat and drink, entertainment and weather sections.

BSNL International Wi-Fi roaming service – All you want to know
BSNL International Wi-Fi roaming service – All you want to know

If you are a BSNL user and you are travelling abroad, these information could help you plan better.

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time
Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.

4G contributed 60% of incremental data traffic in 2016: Survey

High-speed mobile broadband technology 4G drove data traffic across India in 2016, making up 60 percent of incremental data volumes, according to a Nokia study.

4G was major driver of data traffic in 2016
4G was major driver of data traffic in 2016

4G was the major source of data traffic across the country in 2016, contributing 60 percent of the incremental payload from 2015 levels, a new report said on Thursday.

Reliance Jio announces another bumper offer! Get Prime Membership for free – Know how
Reliance Jio announces another bumper offer! Get Prime Membership for free – Know how

Now you can get Reliance Jio's Prime Membership for free – Know how to get it.

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.