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India to have 2nd largest online user-base after China by 2016
India to have 2nd largest online user-base after China by 2016

Availability of low-cost smartphones and increasing penetration of mobile broadband will help India overtake the US as the world's second largest Internet user-base by 2016, research firm eMarketer said.

Any new US Internet rules must withstand lawsuits - FCC chief
Any new US Internet rules must withstand lawsuits - FCC chief

US regulators expect Internet service providers to sue the government over any changes in the way they are regulated and must reevaluate any proposals to make sure they stand up in court, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said at a meeting on Friday.

India one of fastest growing markets for Twitter
India one of fastest growing markets for Twitter

With more and more people getting engaged with the micro-blogging website, India is turning out to be one of the fastest growing markets for the US-based Twitter, a top company official said here Saturday.

How tweets can gauge unemployment levels
How tweets can gauge unemployment levels

  How people tweet during day and night can be used to gauge unemployment levels, a new study suggests.

Facebook app to help groups collaborate on projects
Facebook app to help groups collaborate on projects

 Facebook has launched a new app aimed at helping teams collaborate on projects.

Ignore online security warnings at your own risk
Ignore online security warnings at your own risk

 People are their own worst enemies when it comes to online security, a study indicates.

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web
China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang today demanded a greater role for Beijing in shaping the global Internet, calling for "order" online as he failed to address his government's censorship of content it deems politically sensitive.

Twitter users can once again share URLs through direct messages
Twitter users can once again share URLs through direct messages

Twitter users can now resume sharing URLs via the social network's DMs (direct messages).

WeMail introduces voice messages to emails

Email app WeMail will now allow users to record and send voice messages instead of text emails at up to 20 seconds each, a report said.

Researchers create first image-recognition software to improve web searches
Researchers create first image-recognition software to improve web searches

Researchers have developed an image-recognition software that uses photos to locate documents on the Internet with far greater accuracy than ever before.

Government working towards building national e-library

The government is working towards building a massive national e-library and providing wi-fi connectivity to classrooms, Amita Sharma, advisor, ministry of human resource development, said here Wednesday.

WhatsApp starts encrypting messages to thwart hackers
WhatsApp starts encrypting messages to thwart hackers

WhatsApp, the world's most widely used instant messaging service, has started encrypting messages to protect them from hackers, said Open Whisper Systems, a software development group associated with the company.

Narendra Modi has 8 million followers on Twitter account
Narendra Modi has 8 million followers on Twitter account

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday added more than 8 million followers on his official Twitter account.

India's internet users to cross 300 million
India's internet users to cross 300 million

 The number of internet users in India would reach 302 million by December 2014, registering a year-on-year growth of 32 percent over last year, a study said here Wednesday.

Facebook top choice for popular magazines to earn 'likes'
Facebook top choice for popular magazines to earn 'likes'

 The social networking site Facebook is the first choice for popular magazine brands when it comes to attracting followers and garnering “likes”, a new report has stated.

Apple devices under 'masque attack' threat: Cyber agency
Apple devices under 'masque attack' threat: Cyber agency

 Cyber security sleuths have alerted users of 'Apple' iphones and ipads against a lurking "masque attack" on their devices that could compromise gadget safety and steal sensitive private information.

Spate of cyber-attacks hit US government systems

The US has suffered a spate of cyber-attacks, reportedly from overseas, successfully infiltrating key government systems including the White House and National Weather Service and prompting authorities to shut down the unclassified e-mail system at the State Department.

Facebook service aimed at professionals to launch in a few months: Source
Facebook service aimed at professionals to launch in a few months: Source

Facebook Inc`s professional version of its social network aimed at businesses will launch in the next few months, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Top tech firms call for 'changes' to US surveillance programme

 A coalition of top technology and Internet giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, today called on the US Senate for "meaningful changes" to curb surveillance powers and for more transparency on government data requests.

Facebook developing a professional website "Facebook at Work"
Facebook developing a professional website "Facebook at Work"

Facebook Inc is secretly working on a new website called "Facebook at Work" that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported.

Facebook preparing new website for office use: FT

Facebook is preparing a new office version of its social networking site to compete with other sites like LinkedIn, the Financial Times reported on Monday citing sources familiar with the matter.

Now you can hide blue ticks on WhatsApp with 'Read Receipts'!
Now you can hide blue ticks on WhatsApp with 'Read Receipts'!

Last week, Whatsapp's new update , the ‘double blue ticks’ feature had kicked off a storm. With this new feature, it certainly wasn't easy to ignore or avoid a message and nor could you pull off that that customary lie as to why didn't you reply. All your excuses of not seeing the message were practically deemed null and void.

Self-repairing software that fights back malware
Self-repairing software that fights back malware

New software has been recently developed that not only eradicates viruses and other malware but also automatically repair the damages caused by them.

Now turn your car into Wi-Fi hotspot
Now turn your car into Wi-Fi hotspot

Adding a latest product to their kit, 4G Network EE recently launched its latest in-car WiFi entertainment hub called the Buzzard 2.

Some Facebook ads selling fake luxury items: Study
Some Facebook ads selling fake luxury items: Study

A new study has found that some advertisements promoting fashion and luxury items on Facebook may be fake.

US plans to build world's fastest supercomputers

US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Friday announced two awards worth $425 million to build two supercomputers three times faster than China's Tianhe-2, the most powerful system in the world, as well as research extreme scale supercomputing technologies.

Delhi's Connaught Place to get Wi-Fi access from Nov 16
Delhi's Connaught Place to get Wi-Fi access from Nov 16

Giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi's smart city vision a much awaited form, Tata Teleservices Limited, in association with New Delhi Municipal Council on Friday, declared to launch public Wi-Fi access in Connaught Place in the national capital on Nov 16.

Indian-origin girl makes PowerPoint presentation fun

If the mere thought of making PowerPoint presentations leaves you bored, then turn to these free, user-friendly online tutorials, courtesy a 10-year-old Indian-origin girl and probably the world’s youngest teacher of online software tutorials.

Pinterest says men now account for one-third of all sign-ups on site

Pinterest says that men now account for one-third of the total number of sign-ups on the site, hinting at its growing male audience.

Assam CM Gogoi congratulates Pune girl for depicting Assam in Google doodle
Assam CM Gogoi congratulates Pune girl for depicting Assam in Google doodle

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday congratulated Pune girl Vaidehi Reddy and invited her to the state for winning the sixth edition of 'Doodle4Google' contest through her depiction of the colourful natural and cultural mosaic of Assam.