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Music-sharing and larger emojis for WhatsApp for iOS soon?
Music-sharing and larger emojis for WhatsApp for iOS soon?

Apart from this, users will get to enjoy larger emojis and also be able to send group invites.

Stop trafficking with a click! New TraffickCam app targets sex workers
Stop trafficking with a click! New TraffickCam app targets sex workers

It's an incredible smartphone app developed by Exchange Initiative that targets the darker world of sex trafficking.

Facebook hires top ex-Google executive for internet projects
Facebook hires top ex-Google executive for internet projects

 Social media giant Facebook has hired a co-founder of Google's Fibre high-speed internet project to beef up its internet connectivity team.

WhatsApp users now make over 100 million calls everyday!
WhatsApp users now make over 100 million calls everyday!

The Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Thursday announced that users are making over 100 million calls daily using the app. It said, the numbers translate to over 1,100 calls a second.

'What is the EU?' searches spike on Google after shattering Brexit vote
'What is the EU?' searches spike on Google after shattering Brexit vote

The search engine giant also saw spike increase in searches for 'Move to Ireland', 'How to move to France' and 'How to leave UK'.

Twitter activates Foursquare-powered location feed for iOS users
Twitter activates Foursquare-powered location feed for iOS users

The micro blogging giant in collaboration with Foursquare is giving iOS users a more precise platform that could inspire them to tweet when they are out and about.

Facebook train employees on how to manage political bias
Facebook train employees on how to manage political bias

"Facebook plans to add a section on 'political bias' to its class on 'managing bias.' All Facebook executives and many employees have taken the class which focuses on identifying and neutralising racial, age, gender and other types of bias," Wall Street Journal quoted Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, as saying. 
 

Facebook Live to roll out Snapchat-like filters
Facebook Live to roll out Snapchat-like filters

Users can soon go live from the face-swapping MSQRD app and utilise different Snapchat-like masks and filters while the video is running.

Google teams up with Udacity to initiate programme for Android beginners
Google teams up with Udacity to initiate programme for Android beginners

“Android basics Nanodegree by Google” programme in India will provide a guided path for beginners to learn essential skills for building apps for Android

Now, post videos of upto 140 seconds on Twitter!
Now, post videos of upto 140 seconds on Twitter!

Twitter users can now post videos that are up to 140 seconds long, a considerable increase from the previous 30-second limit.

Tumblr adds live video platform, but it's definitely different!
Tumblr adds live video platform, but it's definitely different!

Tumblr's video feature allows users to live videos through YouNow, Kanvas , Upclose and YouTube.

Instagram garners 500 million users; Mark Zuckerberg celebrates! - See pic
Instagram garners 500 million users; Mark Zuckerberg celebrates! - See pic

With 400 million active users worldwide, as of September 2015, Instagram has been cashing in on its larger than life membership, which includes the world's biggest celebrities.

More than half of global urban population have no wifi access: Study
More than half of global urban population have no wifi access: Study

A recent study revealed a shocking fact that nearly 57% of the city-dwellers worldwide have zero access to wifi connections. The study conducted by Maravedis Rethink on behalf of Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) highlighted that 37% of these disconnected population lives in wealthiest cities of the world, as per TeleAnalysis reports.

Yoga Day Special: Unite your love of Yoga and technology with these wearables!
Yoga Day Special: Unite your love of Yoga and technology with these wearables!

'Disconnect to connect'- this one line perfectly describes the word 'Yoga'. Yoga practice disconnects yourself from all the materialistic pleasures and connects your body and soul.

Google Prompt: An easy two-step verification method for safer accounts
Google Prompt: An easy two-step verification method for safer accounts

In order to make verification process hassel free, Google has introduced Google Prompt – an easy two-step verification method that requires just a simple yes/no to approve a log in.

It's terrifying! Mysterious sea creature spotted off Antarctica on Google Earth- Watch
It's terrifying! Mysterious sea creature spotted off Antarctica on Google Earth- Watch

According to the Telegraph, the image was taken near Deception island in South Shetlands and appears to capture a 'fin'.

Algeria blocks Facebook, Twitter to prevent exam cheating
Algeria blocks Facebook, Twitter to prevent exam cheating

In order to prevent cheating in secondary school examinations, Algerian autorities on Sunday temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Bluetooth 5.0 with double speed and quadruple range is set to hit floor in 2017!
Bluetooth 5.0 with double speed and quadruple range is set to hit floor in 2017!

Mark Powell, executive director of Bluetooth SIG said that the Bluetooth 5.0 will hit the market in late 2016 or early 2017.

Google wishes all dads 'Happy Father's Day' with an adorable doodle!
Google wishes all dads 'Happy Father's Day' with an adorable doodle!

Google celebrates fatherhood with a wonderful and endearing doodle.

Microsoft buys Wand Labs to boost its chatbot technology
Microsoft buys Wand Labs to boost its chatbot technology

The total sum as well as the terms of deal were not made public.

You could soon converse telepathically on Facebook
You could soon converse telepathically on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent live Q&A session was highly informative and entertaining and one of the information he provided his users with was that in the near future, all of us could possibly communicate telepathically on Facebook.

Google installs new research lab in Zurich to focus on machine learning
Google installs new research lab in Zurich to focus on machine learning

The research group will also explore the ways of developing computer intelligence so that it can be used to replicate the processes performed quickly by the human brain.

China blocks sale of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus
China blocks sale of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus

This order marked another severe fallout for the company in key overseas market.

 Microsoft teams up with legal marijuana industry
Microsoft teams up with legal marijuana industry

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Microsoft embarks on a new journey with its recent tie up with a software industry that supports the legal marijuana industry.

Now, exchange words via sms in Facebook messenger
Now, exchange words via sms in Facebook messenger

This new feature is available only on Android, however the message can be received on any platform.

US company sues Google; claims search engine giant stole their idea
US company sues Google; claims search engine giant stole their idea

According to a report in The Verge, Space Data Corporation alleges in its complaint against Google, it was they who had developed the technology nearly a decade back, and were in talks with with the search giant as well.

Your smartphone may lose half of its value in a month: Study
Your smartphone may lose half of its value in a month: Study

While cars typically lost 20 per cent of their value a year after being driven off, money-draining smartphones went down up to 65 per cent of their value in just a month of being released, musicMagpie.co.uk reported on Thursday.

News shared and recommended by friends on Twitter more likely to go viral: Study
News shared and recommended by friends on Twitter more likely to go viral: Study

Eighty two per cent of shares, and 61 per cent of clicks, of the tweets in the study sample referred to content readers found on their own.

Facebook commemorates Euro 2016 by introducing hidden soccer game
Facebook commemorates Euro 2016 by introducing hidden soccer game

Users willing to use this game named KeepyUp can enter the football emoji to start it. One needs to have the latest version of the messenger app for Android or iOS in order to activate it.

Free online streaming websites can put you at security risk
Free online streaming websites can put you at security risk

This study has revealed that the use of free live streaming websites can put viewers at security risk as these websites make you vulnerable to malware infections, personal data theft and scams.