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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.

Gmail users high alert! Don't fall for this online scam
Gmail users high alert! Don't fall for this online scam

A hacking trap has been laid in such a manner that even the most tech savvy users might be duped.

Reliance Jio free calls bonanza to continue for 3 months after March 31
Reliance Jio free calls bonanza to continue for 3 months after March 31

Are you worried about Jio plans after the expiry of March 31 deadline? The party won't be over soon.

Facebook integrating Messenger app into desktop version
Facebook integrating Messenger app into desktop version

In the upgraded version, the previous inbox icon has been replaced with the Messenger icon in the blue navigation bar at the top of the screen.

Google acquires Twitter's mobile app developers platform Fabric
Google acquires Twitter's mobile app developers platform Fabric

In a bid to help developers build better apps and grow their business, Google has acquired Twitter`s mobile app developer platform Fabric.

Emojis, emoticons – new ways to convey messages on Facebook, WhatsApp
Emojis, emoticons – new ways to convey messages on Facebook, WhatsApp

Emojis and emoticons are the new ways to communicate or convey messages on social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.

Trai seeks AG's opinion on Reliance Jio's free voice and data offering
Trai seeks AG's opinion on Reliance Jio's free voice and data offering

Telecom regulator Trai has asked for attorney general's views on billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio's free voice and data offering till March that rivals have called "predatory".

Cyber vulnerability: Digital payment providers to fix firewalls as transactions swell
Cyber vulnerability: Digital payment providers to fix firewalls as transactions swell

At a time when the cyber vulnerability in the payment gateways of e-wallet companies are becoming visible as they witness a rise in usage and popularity, upgraded security is the only way to safeguard millions of first-time users.

Twitter to shut down Dashboard from February 3
Twitter to shut down Dashboard from February 3

Twitter is shutting down its Dashboard feature that offers businesses a set of tools to track tweets, access analytics and more.

Now, Idea Cellular offers extra 3GB of 4G data a month for a year
Now, Idea Cellular offers extra 3GB of 4G data a month for a year

Hitting up the data war, Idea Cellular on Wednesday announced it was giving an additional 3GB of 4G data to its customers on select unlimited calling plans.

Yahoo to change name to Altaba: Key things you should know
Yahoo to change name to Altaba: Key things you should know

The company plans to change its name to Altaba after it turns over its email, websites, mobile apps and advertising tools to Verizon.

Reliance Jio 4G download speed beats Airtel, Vodafone: TRAI
Reliance Jio 4G download speed beats Airtel, Vodafone: TRAI

As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data, the average download speed of Reliance Jio network reached a huge 18.16 megabit per second (MBPS) during the month of December.

Check out the hottest keywords of 2016
Check out the hottest keywords of 2016

Reliance Jio and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli were among the hottest keywords of 2016 in both Hindi and English content among the Indian online consumers.

Facebook to start charging users?
Facebook to start charging users?

Some of Facebook users were left shocked on Saturday after a message appeared stating they'll soon be charged for using the service.

Yahoo Messenger introduces read receipts, typing indicators
Yahoo Messenger introduces read receipts, typing indicators

With "read receipts", a user can see if the message has been read or not and it will also show the similar results for group chats.

Google unveils My Business web services for SMBs; launches Digital Unlocked education programme
Google unveils My Business web services for SMBs; launches Digital Unlocked education programme

Making the announcements, he said the company is working on products for India that can be expanded globally.

This is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's New Year resolution
This is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's New Year resolution

Zuckerberg has resolved to meet people in real life in every US state by the end of the year.

Google Doodle pays tribute to Savitribai Jyotirao Phule on her 186th birth anniversary
Google Doodle pays tribute to Savitribai Jyotirao Phule on her 186th birth anniversary

Phule, India`s 19th century social reformer was among the country`s first to speak up for the rights of women.

Jio Happy New Year Offer: Here's why Reliance extended free calls, data offer
Jio Happy New Year Offer: Here's why Reliance extended free calls, data offer

Reliance Jio has told telecom regulator Trai that its latest voice and data offer does not violate any of the existing norms that requires promotional offers to be limited to 90 days.

Twitter's new year gift: Soon you may edit tweets
Twitter's new year gift: Soon you may edit tweets

Bringing more controls to the platform, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company was thinking to bring editing functionality to tweets.

Twitter unveils live 360-degree video through live streaming app Periscope
Twitter unveils live 360-degree video through live streaming app Periscope

With 360 video on Periscope, you can experience moments with the broadcaster and take a look around — it’s one step closer to actually being there.

Reliance Jio SIM cards to be home delivered by Snapdeal; comes with ‘Happy New Year’ Offer
Reliance Jio SIM cards to be home delivered by Snapdeal; comes with ‘Happy New Year’ Offer

Snapdeal will do home delivery of Reliance Jio SIM cards that comes with ‘Happy New Year’ Offer --Know how to get it.

No need to queue up at bank or ATM! Snapdeal to deliver cash at your doorstep
No need to queue up at bank or ATM! Snapdeal to deliver cash at your doorstep

Snapdeal has announced the launch of "Cash@Home" service, which allows users to order cash and have it delivered at their doorstep.

You can use Reliance Jio 4G services on 2G and 3G smartphones – Know how
You can use Reliance Jio 4G services on 2G and 3G smartphones – Know how

Reliance subscribers can experience Jio on a 3G or even 2G smartphone using the JioFi 4G Portable Voice + Data Device.