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Facebook Live will have closed captions for hearing-impaired users
Facebook Live will have closed captions for hearing-impaired users

In a bid to make Facebook accessible to all, the social networking giant has allowed publishers to include closed captions (one of a series of subtitles) in Facebook Live, helping people who are hearing impaired to experience live videos.

Vodafone Ramzan Offer: Unlimited voice, data plan starting at just Rs 5 – Check out full tariff plan
Vodafone Ramzan Offer: Unlimited voice, data plan starting at just Rs 5 – Check out full tariff plan

With Ramzan Special Pack, 2G customers can enjoy the unlimited data offer for Rs 5 by dialing *444*5# and 3G customers can enjoy the unlimited data offer for Rs 19 by dialing *444*19#.

Facebook to launch messaging app for teens: Report
Facebook to launch messaging app for teens: Report

In a bid to protect vulnerable teenagers from online bullying and exploitation, Facebook is reportedly launching a new messaging app that will allow parents to monitor who their children are in contact with.

Google will now filter ads on Chrome
Google will now filter ads on Chrome

The company said that it wants to work with publishers to help them understand what kinds of ads will no longer be acceptable.

Google marks start of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle
Google marks start of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle

The interactive cricket game features a match between crickets vs snails.

Instagram doesn't 'copy' Snapchat but 'builds' on it, says CEO
Instagram doesn't 'copy' Snapchat but 'builds' on it, says CEO

Systrom endorsed that Instagram`s "Stories" feature is "definitely similar" to Snapchat`s version, but argued that it did not establish that they were copying.

In a first, Swiss court fines man for ''liking'' posts on Facebook
In a first, Swiss court fines man for ''liking'' posts on Facebook

Beware as even `liking` a controversial post on Facebook can land you in trouble. In a first such case, a Switzerland court has fined a man over $4,000 just for clicking the "like" button on comments that a judge deemed defamatory.

Twitter now filters Direct Messages from unknown followers
Twitter now filters Direct Messages from unknown followers

Twitter has added a new feature to Direct Messages (DMs) that will now filter DMs from unknown followers.

Twitter to livestream 5 BBC UK election specials
Twitter to livestream 5 BBC UK election specials

In another attempt to reposition itself as a major video provider, Twitter has linked up with the BBC to share coverage of five major UK elections debates from Wednesday.

UNBELIEVABLE! Reliance likely to offer 100 GB data at Rs 500 on JioFiber in 100 cities
UNBELIEVABLE! Reliance likely to offer 100 GB data at Rs 500 on JioFiber in 100 cities

JioFibre broadband services will likely offer 100 GB free data at 100 Mbps speed and free access to Jio premium applications.

Facebook aims to sell ads to drugmakers
Facebook aims to sell ads to drugmakers

Facebook will host a summit in June that is dedicated to health and aims to sell ads to the pharmaceutical industry, a media report said.

Idea Data Jackpot Offer: Get 10 GB monthly data for 3 months at just Rs 100
Idea Data Jackpot Offer: Get 10 GB monthly data for 3 months at just Rs 100

Customers can enjoy 10 GB data per month for first three months under the offer.

WOW! Airtel offering 1,000 GB extra data to customers on selective broadband plans
WOW! Airtel offering 1,000 GB extra data to customers on selective broadband plans

The offer can be availed by new and existing customers who enrolled for Airtel broadband services on or after 16 May.

Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone offers unlimited calls, 4G data at just Rs 19 per day – Know details
Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone offers unlimited calls, 4G data at just Rs 19 per day – Know details

Vodafone has launched two integrated plans – Vodafone SuperDay and Vodafone SuperWeek giving the prepaid customers benefits of unlimited local and free data.

Twitter for Apple TV updated with live 360 degree videos
Twitter for Apple TV updated with live 360 degree videos

Expanding its features for big screens, Twitter has updated its Apple TV app by adding support for live 360 degree videos and Periscope`s Global Map.

Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - sources
Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - sources

Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Twitter launches customisable Direct Message Card for businesses
Twitter launches customisable Direct Message Card for businesses

Twitter on Wednesday launched a customisable Direct Message Card that businesses can use to promote and share bots and other customer experiences in Direct Messages.

Facebook testing products to help people discover local news
Facebook testing products to help people discover local news

A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its users to local news.

E-commerce consumers to levy 1% TCS on sellers; consumers to be unaffected
E-commerce consumers to levy 1% TCS on sellers; consumers to be unaffected

E-commerce consumers are likely to remain unaffected once GST sets in from July 1 even as players like Flipkart and Amazon prepare to deduct one percent of the payment it makes to sellers under the new tax regime.

Soon you can order food from Facebook
Soon you can order food from Facebook

Facebook is rolling out new option "Order Food" to a select users in the US which will let them order food directly from its app, without having to open the restaurants`s dedicated app or website.

WannaCry virus hits Tirupati trust; 36 of over 2,500 computers affected
WannaCry virus hits Tirupati trust; 36 of over 2,500 computers affected

The affected computers were all old versions which were later updated, he said, adding that the virus issue was also fixed completely.

Facebook announces new updates to reduce clickbait
Facebook announces new updates to reduce clickbait

Facebook has announced three new updates so that people will see even fewer clickbait stories in their feeds, and more of the stories they find authentic.

BEWARE! Don't install this fake WhatsApp.com URL – Know details
BEWARE! Don't install this fake WhatsApp.com URL – Know details

A fake WhatsApp URL is doing the rounds --Know how you can identify it.

Airtel home broadband users to get 60 GB high speed data at Rs 899
Airtel home broadband users to get 60 GB high speed data at Rs 899

Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced new plans for its home broadband users, offering up to 100 percent more high-speed data benefits within the same monthly rentals.

Facebook to refund overcharged advertisers
Facebook to refund overcharged advertisers

Facebook will reimburse some advertisers after the company found and fixed a bug that misattributed some clicks on video carousel ads as link clicks.

Google doodle celebrates 115 years of Antikythera mechanism
Google doodle celebrates 115 years of Antikythera mechanism

Google has paid tribute to Antikythera mechanism –an ancient Greek analogue computer with a special doodle.

Flipkart to hold 'Big 10' sale tomorrow; lakhs of products on offer
Flipkart to hold 'Big 10' sale tomorrow; lakhs of products on offer

You can use your PhonePe wallet to avail 30 percent cashback on payments.

Amazon Great Indian Sale Day 2: Check out today's blockbuster deals
Amazon Great Indian Sale Day 2: Check out today's blockbuster deals

If you are in for some online shopping on Amazon, here are 10 blockbuster items listed for today

Reliance Jio is rolling out JioFiber 'Preview offer' in these places
Reliance Jio is rolling out JioFiber 'Preview offer' in these places

As Reliance Jio is gearing up to launch its much-awaited Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services in India, the company has made official its JioFiber Preview offer for select areas.

New Facebook update reduces links to low-quality web pages
New Facebook update reduces links to low-quality web pages

In an effort to enhance the user experience, Facebook has rolled out an update that reduces the posts on News Feed linking to low-quality web pages.