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Redditors protest after popular employee's dismissal

 After the sacking of a key member of the Reddit team Victoria Taylor, many parts of the popular site including tech and gaming have been closed down.

Know more about release of Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft has announced about how it will be rolling out Windows 10 to customers.

'Internet cycle carts' to bring rural women online
'Internet cycle carts' to bring rural women online

In an innovative move to educate rural women about the internet, Tata Trusts and Google India on Friday announced a special programme to send 1,000 specially designed 'Internet Cycle Carts' to remote villages.

Facebook doesn't pose threat: YouTube
Facebook doesn't pose threat: YouTube

Is Facebook really eating into YouTube's territory? The latter doesn't think so.

Twitter rolls out new Ads button
Twitter rolls out new Ads button

Twitter has rolled out a new Twitter Ads button, which is available on the users profile pages on both the iOS and Android client applications. 

23 SECR zone stations to have Wi-Fi facility

Passengers will be able to log on to the Wi-Fi service at prominent railway stations of South East Central Railway zone, including Raipur, with the facility likely to be installed at these places by next year.

Google `campuses` give tech startups room to flourish
Google `campuses` give tech startups room to flourish

In a nod to its humble beginning in the garage of a Silicon Valley house, Google is building "campuses" around the world intended as fertile ground where entrepreneurs can flourish.

Cuba`s new wifi hotspots attract eager users

Near the popular Hotel Habana Libre in Cuba`s capital, a gaggle of young people on cellphones, tablets and laptops log onto the new wifi hotspot -- a small milestone in one of the least connected countries.

Trending! 'Things that unite Indians' catching up on Twitter
Trending! 'Things that unite Indians' catching up on Twitter

Look what's trending! Interestingly Indians have come up with something unique despite of their mid-week office tensions and are trending hashtag #ThingsThatUniteIndians on social networking site Twitter.

Facebook tests internet connectivity using lasers
Facebook tests internet connectivity using lasers

Facebook's Internet.org initiative has announced that it is testing a method for delivering the Internet via lasers to help connect people around the world.

Only 49 African-Americans in Twitter team
Only 49 African-Americans in Twitter team

Despite its diversity pledges, Twitter employs just 49 black people out of its total US workforce of 2,910.

Facebook working on delivering high speed internet using laser
Facebook working on delivering high speed internet using laser

Facebook, the world's largest social networking platform, is working on laser technology to deliver high speed internet through drones or satellites.

Want more ''likes'' on Facebook? Check your watch
Want more ''likes'' on Facebook? Check your watch

So your last Facebook post, on which you worked so much - giving smart twists to make it funny and awesome - did not garner any likes? Well, the fault may not be with the content but with timings, says a study.

Mark Zuckerberg: Control your company to keep your job at Twitter

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that he thinks one doesn't has to be a founder to be a successful CEO, but that status can give a lot of advantages that people might otherwise miss out on.

Trending! `Things that unite Indians` catching up on Twitter
Trending! `Things that unite Indians` catching up on Twitter

Look what's trending! Interestingly Indians have come up with something unique despite of their mid-week office tensions and are trending hashtag #ThingsThatUniteIndians on social networking site Twitter.

Gmail's latest update will add wallpapers, emoji
Gmail's latest update will add wallpapers, emoji

Google has announced a latest update of Gmail with some new features.

Facebook`s Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation
Facebook`s Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think.

Twitter's outgoing CEO's warning: Next boss faces complex challenges
Twitter's outgoing CEO's warning: Next boss faces complex challenges

Dick Costolo, the outgoing chief executive of Twitter, has warned that the next boss will have to manage an increasingly complex set of geopolitical challenges as well as the demands of Wall Street.

Google gets extended deadline to answer EU case

Brussels has given Google an extension until mid-August to answer an anti-trust case alleging that the tech giant abuses its search engine's market dominance, a company spokesman said today.

How internet anonymity software leak user details

Even the Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) -- which people use in the hope of avoiding mass surveillance -- leak information about the user, says a study.

Google Translate now shows better results for informal speech

 Google has updated its Translate service which will now show improved handling of informal speech.

Google rolls out new features for Google Earth as it turns 10

Google has released new features for Google Earth which has turned 10.

YouTube Map Explorer lets people discover videos uploaded around world

A new website called YouTube Map Explorer has been launched which shows the users what sort of videos people share with the world.

Google updates Hangout for iOS

Google has released an update of Google Hangouts app for iOS.

Facebook Ads Manager launches on Android

Facebook has rolled out its Ads Manager app which allows marketers to create and track campaigns on the move for Android.

Scientists mine Twitter to discover drug side-effects
Scientists mine Twitter to discover drug side-effects

Using Twitter data, scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects.

Facebook a hub for learned discussions: Study

High school and college students are increasingly engaging in vigorous, intelligent debate about scientific issues in a voluntary Facebook forum, says a study.

System to repair software bugs automatically

A new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure apps in just two minutes has been found, says researchers.

Facebook is monitoring videos you watch
Facebook is monitoring videos you watch

Facebook has yet again tinkered with its news feed algorithm -- this time to show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, un-mute or opt to watch in HD.

Google Maps now available in 12 more Indian cities
Google Maps now available in 12 more Indian cities

Starting Tuesday people can see traffic information for 12 new cities, including Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram and Bhopal, on Google Maps, a company statement said here.