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Facebook to meet German government on Internet hate-mongering

Facebook today accepted an invitation from Germany's justice minister to discuss doing more to purge the social network of racist posts after widespread complaints from users.

Google digitises more Indian heritage sites

 Internet giant Google's cultural arm on Thursday said that it was digitising more heritage sites to put them up in what could be termed as a online museum.

PayPal fixes security flaw that allowed hackers to steal your money!
PayPal fixes security flaw that allowed hackers to steal your money!

A serious security flaw been discovered in PayPal that could have allowed hackers to steal your unencrypted credit card details.

Saavn eyes 25 million users by year-end, launches service for Windows 10

 Music streaming app Saavn expects its user base to touch 25 million by December this year on the back of strong smartphone adoption in the country and launch of its services on the Windows 10 platform.

Leaked! Ashley Madison was working on an app called 'What's Your Wife Worth'
Leaked! Ashley Madison was working on an app called 'What's Your Wife Worth'

There's yet another revelation from the Ashley Madison hack. The leak from Ashley Madison has revealed the company was working on an app called "What's Your Wife Worth''. Yes and it's exactly what it sounds like!

Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger

Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer questions with live human help and perform tasks such as buying gifts online and booking restaurants.

Google launches YouTube Gaming to take on Amazon-owned Twitch
Google launches YouTube Gaming to take on Amazon-owned Twitch

YouTube on Wednesday strode into an arena dominated by Amazon-owned Twitch, with the launch of a service tailored for the hot trend of video game play as a spectator sport.

Facebook launches new standalone app 'Moments' in India
Facebook launches new standalone app 'Moments' in India

Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday said it was introducing a new standalone app called Moments which would enable users to share photos privately.

YouTube set to officially launch YouTube Gaming
YouTube set to officially launch YouTube Gaming

 YouTube has announced that it will be officially launching its Twitch competitor called YouTube Gaming on August 26.

La Tomatina: Google doodle marks 70th anniversary of Spanish tomato-throwing festival
La Tomatina: Google doodle marks 70th anniversary of Spanish tomato-throwing festival

Google is celebrating Wednesday the 70th anniversary of the Spanish festival 'La Tomatina' with a colourful doodle on its homepage.

WhatsApp, Snapchat a rage among teenagers: Report
WhatsApp, Snapchat a rage among teenagers: Report

Mobile messaging apps like WhatsApp or Snapchat have become an instant hit among teenage users, finds a new report, adding that young people are continually finding and adapting new ways of communicating electronically to suit their needs.

Facebook launches ''Donate Now'' for NGOs
Facebook launches ''Donate Now'' for NGOs

Users would now have the option of a `donate` button on the pages of all non-profit organisations and linked advertisements on Facebook, Techcrunch.com reported.

Net neutrality: Industry body opposes zero-rated plans
Net neutrality: Industry body opposes zero-rated plans

In response to the Department of Telecom`s (DoT) paper on net neutrality, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Monday said it is "clearly and unambiguously opposed to zero-rated plans of any type".

Google celebrates legendary swimmer Duke Kahanamoku's 125th birthday with a doodle!
Google celebrates legendary swimmer Duke Kahanamoku's 125th birthday with a doodle!

Google today pays tribute to the legendary Hawaiian surfer and Olympic-medal winning swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. Aug. 24 marks what would’ve been Kahanamoku’s 125th birthday as he passed away in 1968.

This is how Facebook decides what's trending
This is how Facebook decides what's trending

Ever wondered how Facebook determines what you see in your news feed every time you log in? The social networking site has actually devised different algorithms for it.

Tweets now visible on Google search

 Now you can see Tweets in the Google search results as Google has added Tweets to their real-time search results on the desktop.

 Google-Twitter deal on search moves to desktop
Google-Twitter deal on search moves to desktop

Google and Twitter announced Friday their partnership placing tweets in online search results has been extended to desktop.

Twitter renames Twitter Publisher Network

Micro-blogging site Twitter today said it has renamed 'Twitter Publisher Network', a platform which helps advertisers connect with audiences, as 'Twitter Audience Platform'.

Yahoo Weather app gives warnings 15 minutes before rain or snow

 Yahoo has released a new feature in the form of its Weather app.

Google Photos now shows photos, videos automatically from the past

 Google's photo storage app Google Photos has released a new feature that allows the users to resurface photos and videos from the current calendar date in previous years.

Bing new feature brings screen contextual search before Google's Now on Tap

 Microsoft has released an update of Bing Android app with a new feature that analyzes what is on the users screen to bring them useful, relevant information without the need to switch apps.

Google integrates watch faces, built in Google Translate to Android Wear

 Google has released an update for Android Wear which will integrate watch faces and Google Translate.

Facebook adds GIFs in pages posts

Facebook has allowed businesses to post GIFs in Page posts.

Live streaming gets better - Comcast's Xfinity Share app now available to all users
Live streaming gets better - Comcast's Xfinity Share app now available to all users

Live streaming is getting much better yet again with Comcast now making its Xfinity Share app available to all subscribers.

Did Google try to derail Net neutrality in India?
Did Google try to derail Net neutrality in India?

Joining hands with Facebook, Internet search giant Google is allegedly lobbying against net neutrality in India, according to reports.

Net neutrality: Government receives over 73,000 comments
Net neutrality: Government receives over 73,000 comments

 As the deadline for comments on Net neutrality ended Thursday, as many as 73,326 people posted their views on the DoT report on mygov.In, the government's platform for citizen engagement.

16-year-old NRI kid claims his search engine is 47% more accurate than Google!
16-year-old NRI kid claims his search engine is 47% more accurate than Google!

Google is the undisputed king of search engines! It is said to have one of the fastest, most accurate search results as compared to other search engines that exist.

GIFs.com now allows making GIFs from YouTube videos, existing GIF

 GIFs.com has changed the way people share GIFs by adding a new player that attributes credit, links to the source and supports embedding.

Social media great help during disasters

 Social media has great impact on emergency rescue operations as it provides opportunities to interact with people by disseminating relevant information and gathering posted information, a new study says.

Twitter releases update for Mac to remove the character limit

Twitter has released an update for Mac. According to The Next Web, Twitter has added the new long direct messages feature to the client.