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Google celebrates Bartolomeo Cristofori's 360th birthday with a musical doodle
Google celebrates Bartolomeo Cristofori's 360th birthday with a musical doodle

Internet search giant Google on Monday paid tribute to Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of piano, with a musical doodle on his 360th birth anniversary.

Google+ Twitter account goes live 4 yrs after its launch

The Twitter account of social network Google+ has gone live for the first time in the last four years since it launched.

Facebook to give you control over data sharing

If you are bewildered by the expanse of data that many apps and websites have about you, relax. Facebook is about to give you greater control, now, over how much data you want to share with others.

Net Neutrality: COAI's campaign garners support of 40 lakh people

Telecom lobby group COAI Sunday claimed that 40 lakh mobile subscribers have supported its 'campaign' that calls for Internet-based communication services such as WhatsApp and Skype be subjected to similar norms that apply to mobile operators.

Facebook to roll out new feature 'Instant Articles'
Facebook to roll out new feature 'Instant Articles'

Facebook users may be able to read full New York Times, Buzzfeed, and National Geographic articles and watch videos on their feed later this month as the social media platform is in talks with publications to introduce the new feature which will be called, 'Instant Articles.'

Teen becomes viral hit on FB for teaching people 'how to be humble'
Teen becomes viral hit on FB for teaching people 'how to be humble'

A 14-year-old girl from a Carribean nation has hogged all the limelight on social media by offering people her unique perspective on how to make the most out of modest means.

India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes
India, Japan vow to crack down on cyber crimes

India has sought assistance from Japan on the latest technologies and expertise to tackle cyber criminals in Internet espionage, cyber terrorism and stealing personal as well as critical data.

US telecom groups, AT&T seek to block new Internet rules

US telecom industry groups, alongside AT&T Inc and smaller companies, on Friday called for regulators to immediately block parts of new stricter rules for Internet service providers, citing steep costs and threats to investment.

Facebook connecting millions in Nepal
Facebook connecting millions in Nepal

Over seven million people in Nepal used Facebook to reach out to over 150 million friends and family members across the globe after last week's devastating earthquake, a company official said in a statement on Friday.

Classic games can now be played on Twitter
Classic games can now be played on Twitter

Classic games can now be played on the micro-blogging site Twitter. The user can play the game just by tweeting the URL on the site.

Online voting comes a step closer to reality

Even as voters gear up to stand in queue for Britain's upcoming general election this month, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a technique to allow people to vote online - even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses.

Facebook glitch makes outside links disappear
Facebook glitch makes outside links disappear

Facebook has reported that a glitch had caused users posts to disappear and new links are apparently being blocked when posting is attempted.

Labour Day: Google pays tributes to workers with a doodle
Labour Day: Google pays tributes to workers with a doodle

Continung with its tradition to mark specific days and events, Google on Friday celebrated Labour Day with a colourful doodle on its homepage.

Twitter launches @TwitterFood, a dedicated account for food-related tweets
Twitter launches @TwitterFood, a dedicated account for food-related tweets

Twitter has launched @TwitterFood for food-related tweets.

Instagram bans offensive eggplant emoji
Instagram bans offensive eggplant emoji

Photo-sharing website Instagram has blocked searches for the eggplant (or aubergine) emoji after some users posted it to represent a penis.

Google's 'Password Alert' to thwart phishing attacks
Google's 'Password Alert' to thwart phishing attacks

Google has launched a new Chrome add-on that stops users from recycling their Google password on other sites.

Coming soon, Microsoft's new browser 'Edge'
Coming soon, Microsoft's new browser 'Edge'

Finally, Microsoft is doing away with its old browser - Internet Explorer. The company on Wednesday unveiled its next generation web browser called “Microsoft Edge” at its Build conference in San Francisco.

Nepal earthquake: ICRC launches website to trace missing quake victims

 In the aftermath of the devastating Nepal earthquake, The International Committee of the Red Cross has created an online page where survivors of the April 25 earthquake as well as family members of those missing can register themselves to contact each other.

Instagram scraps suggestive d**k-like aubergine emoji
Instagram scraps suggestive d**k-like aubergine emoji

As Instagram announced its decision to allow users to hashtag emojis, it has left out an emoji that was universally used as a code for penis- the aubergine.

China's Great Firewall hijacks Faebook's login system

China's Great Firewall has reportedly been consistently intercepting the Javascript module from Facebook Login, which allows third-party sites to authorize users through Facebook infrastructure, for the last three days.

Twitter's Periscope gets over one million sign-ins in first ten days
Twitter's Periscope gets over one million sign-ins in first ten days

Twitter has announced that its live streaming video app Periscope has more 1 million users signed in to the app in the first 10 days after its official launch.

YouTube to start making feature films starring website's biggest stars
YouTube to start making feature films starring website's biggest stars

YouTube will start making feature films which will be "driven by YouTube stars" in partnership with AwesomenessTV.

Technical issues continue to bog down TRAI website

The website of telecom regulator TRAI remained inaccessible for a few hours for the second consecutive day due to a technical snag in its system provided by the National Informatics Centre.

Experts warn of critical shortage of cybercrime experts

Experts warned at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of a critical shortage of global specialists trained to confront increasingly malicious cyber security threats.

Twitter users watch more movies that non-users: Survey

If you are on Twitter and use it frequently, chances are that you are also an avid movie lover and hit theatres within 10 days of a new film release, says a survey.

Here’s how Facebook’s tweaked News Feed algorithm will affect posts you see
Here’s how Facebook’s tweaked News Feed algorithm will affect posts you see

Just when you were getting used to the last change that Facebook made to your timeline, they went ahead and made another ‘tweak’; this time once more to the way in which stories populate your hallowed News Feed.

Facebook introduces video calling on Messenger
Facebook introduces video calling on Messenger

Facebook has introduced video calling on its messaging platform, allowing users to chat face-to-face with their friends by tapping a single button inside Messenger app.

Google launches online portal to buy patents
Google launches online portal to buy patents

Google has announced an experimental program, 'Patent Purchase Promotion', that will allow it to buy patents from businesses and other patent holders who desire to sell.

Nepal earthquake: Facebook rolls out 'donation button' for quake victims
Nepal earthquake: Facebook rolls out 'donation button' for quake victims

After the disastrous earthquake wrecked Nepal, relief aids and donations are pouring in from everywhere. Tech companies are also doing their bit to help Nepal in this time of crisis.

Facebook launches video calling in Messenger app

Facebook Inc said on Monday it added a video-calling feature to its standalone Messenger app.