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Google aims to get 20 million Indian SMEs online by 2017
Google aims to get 20 million Indian SMEs online by 2017

Google India will get 20 million small and medium enterprises (SME) online by 2017 by using a simple mobile-based app called 'Google My Business', that will help businesses to create and manage their information across Google products for free in both Hindi and English, a company statement said here on Tuesday.

Become professional guitarist, drummer with this app

A new app, called WholeWorld Band, encourages users to create their own music by building around song stems uploaded by artists.

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues
Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.

Google celebrates Sally Ride’s 64th birthday with an animated doodle
Google celebrates Sally Ride’s 64th birthday with an animated doodle

Internet search giant Google on Tuesday celebrated 64th birthday of late American astronaut Sally Ride with an animated doodle on its homepage.

Nasscom sets up cyber security task force

IT industry body Nasscom and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has launched a task force that aims to build India as a global hub for providing cyber security solutions.

Facebook's Internet.org attracts 8 lakh users in India

Social media giant Facebook has garnered 8 lakh users in India for its Internet.Org initiative that has been in the thick of the net neutrality controversy.

Snack away at the movies with Snacket app
Snack away at the movies with Snacket app

Tired of long cues to grab a snack while at a movie theatre or scared of missing scenes post interval? Here comes Snacket, an app which lets you order food and drinks from your smartphone in a quick and easy way while you enjoy a film of your choice.

Instagram 'highlights' to bring best pics for you
Instagram 'highlights' to bring best pics for you

In a recent development, Instagram started sending an email digest called 'Highlights' featuring a few of the posts from people you follow.

Soon, manage your pics with Google's new photos app

If you are already in awe of Google+'s image functions, there is a bit of a good news for you. Google may soon launch a photo app with all the features of Google+ image and more.

India to have 70 supercomputers for high-level research by 2022
India to have 70 supercomputers for high-level research by 2022

The Indian government has begun the process of having 70 supercomputers in the country, which will enable research in different fields ranging from climate, defence and other areas, which a normal computer is ill-equipped for.

What your Facebook updates say about you!
What your Facebook updates say about you!

Can your Facebook updates reveal your personality? Well, a recent research says yes!

Google updates maps with traffic alerts
Google updates maps with traffic alerts

Google has updated its maps with a traffic alerts feature that brings explanations as to why various routes will be faster.

Free Wi-Fi in Delhi: Access to be on limited data usage basis
Free Wi-Fi in Delhi: Access to be on limited data usage basis

The Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to provide free Wi-Fi Internet to city residents on the basis of limited data usage instead of setting a time limit.

Facebook still favourite with most global brands: Study
Facebook still favourite with most global brands: Study

 Majority of global brands still prefer Facebook over other platforms, reveals a new study.

Frenchman posts art, Facebook cries nudity
Frenchman posts art, Facebook cries nudity

Facebook has removed the profile of a French art lover after he posted on his page a painting that the social networking site termed 'nude'.

Adult dating website hack exposes personal data

A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday.

New OSS policy to add strategic value to 'Digital India' drive: Expert

The central government's new policy which mandates the use of Open Source Software (OSS) for e-Governance applications will add strategic value to the "Digital India" drive, an expert said on Friday.

Facebook users can now see biographical information from new friends
Facebook users can now see biographical information from new friends

Facebook has updated its messenger application wherein the users will now see publicly shared biographical information like current city and job title at the top of message threads from people they have not chatted before.

Google puts White House blunder blame on ''racist web users''
Google puts White House blunder blame on ''racist web users''

Google has identified the culprit behind the White House showing as "n***a house" screw up, and it turns out it`s not them, it`s you.

Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations

Russia`s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules.

Spotify adds videos, podcasts to music streaming service
Spotify adds videos, podcasts to music streaming service

In a bid to go beyond a music-streaming platform, Spotify has announced plans to take a "massive leap forward" by introducing podcasts and videos.

Forget selfie, this 'elphie' will floor you!

If you were left stunned by a black macaque's selfie last year that became a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer about who owned the selfie, this awesome "elphie" is going to floor you completely.

'Red-faced' Google Maps fixing White House being depicted as 'N***a' House'

Google Maps is fixing a huge blunder, due to which the White House is being depicted as the "N***a House" in its search bar.

Twitter can help improve transgenders' well-being

Twitter "big data" can help address the health issues faced by the transgender community like HIV, substance abuse and depression, says a study from University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).

Women form only a third of India's internet population: Google
Women form only a third of India's internet population: Google

Only one-third of the total Indian population with access to the internet are women, says a survey conducted by Google.

Free video calling in Facebook's Messenger now available worldwide
Free video calling in Facebook's Messenger now available worldwide

Internet search giant Facebook added a free video calling feature to its Messenger app last month.  

Internet search pioneer Lycos selling patents

Internet search pioneer Lycos today said it is selling some of its technology patents as the company prepares to lauch "a suite of hard good products."

China to invest USD 70 billion to improve Internet

China on Wednesday said it would invest USD 70 billion to increase Internet speeds and expand broadband access in rural areas by this year, as the country strives to boost growth by unleashing the potential of its more than 648 million web users.

Parl Committee to discuss Net Neutrality issue tomorrow

A Parliamentary Committee will discuss the controversial issue of net neutrality on Thursday at a meeting where officials of telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are expected to present their views.

Are Tweets to now start popping up in Google searches?
Are Tweets to now start popping up in Google searches?

Google and Twitter have joined hands and officially announced thatmobile users will now be able to view tweets if they search with "hashtag."