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Facebook now auto-enhances your photos
Facebook now auto-enhances your photos

Facebook has now started improving the contrast and lighting of all images uploaded by the users.

Twitter in two minds over autoplaying videos on users' timeline
Twitter in two minds over autoplaying videos on users' timeline

 Social networking site Twitter is reportedly in two minds over autoplaying videos on its users' timeline.

Facebook launches new feature to enhance photos by default
Facebook launches new feature to enhance photos by default

Facebook has launched a new feature wherein the photos that people post from their phones would be enhanced by default with the app adjusting lighting, shadows and general clarity.

Instagram updates five new filters for users to experiment with still images
Instagram updates five new filters for users to experiment with still images

Photo-sharing site Instagram has unveiled new features for enhancing photos giving its users more choices to experiment with still photos.

Narendra Modi most searched personality on Google
Narendra Modi most searched personality on Google

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most searched personality-cum-politician in the virtual world this year, global search engine Google said Tuesday.

Facebook's India user base grows to 112 million
Facebook's India user base grows to 112 million

 Growing internet penetration and a large youth population has helped world's largest social network platform Facebook expand its userbase in India to 112 million -- the second largest after the US.

Forced to pay for content, Google News closes in Spain

US giant Google today went ahead with a vow to shut down its popular online news service Google News in Spain in protest at a new law which would make it pay for content.

Experts say no security can ensure cybercrime prevention

 Security experts say there are no possible solutions to ensure full-proof security and prevent future cyber attacks.

Google may introduce 'buy now' button allowing users to purchase products through search result page
Google may introduce 'buy now' button allowing users to purchase products through search result page

Google is reportedly working on its " buy now" button to compete with Amazon wherein the users would be able to shop online and purchase products with a single click right through Google's own search result page.

Govt plans to roll out wifi in top 25 cities by June 2015
Govt plans to roll out wifi in top 25 cities by June 2015

Government is looking for a speedy roll out of wifi services at select public places in top 25 cities with population of over 10 lakh by June 2015.

Street artist Banksy most Googled person under 'who is' phrase in 2014
Street artist Banksy most Googled person under 'who is' phrase in 2014

Street artist Banksy was the name people most typed on Google after the phrase "who is" in 2014.

Google fined in Petrobras probe in Brazil
Google fined in Petrobras probe in Brazil

A Brazilian court says it has fined Google around USD 200,000 for refusing to intercept emails needed in a corruption investigation at state-run oil company Petrobras.

Google celebrates Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky's 148th birthday with a doodle
Google celebrates Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky's 148th birthday with a doodle

Internet search giant Google on Tuesday celebrated Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky’s 148th birthday with one of its trademark doodles.

Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation

Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.

Google launches Hindi advertising service
Google launches Hindi advertising service

Online search giant Google has launched Hindi ads on its display network to allow advertisers reach out to 500 million Hindi speakers across the world.

Excessive Facebook use associated with substance abuse: Study
Excessive Facebook use associated with substance abuse: Study

Social media such as Facebook may not only be addictive, it could also be associated with impulse control disorders, including substance abuse, a new study has warned.

Researchers to scan social media use during disasters

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Ohio-based Kent State University $300,000 grant to study public responses to disaster warnings and alerts across social media.

More flexible digital communication in the offing
More flexible digital communication in the offing

A team led by an Indian-American scientist has begun to describe theoretical limits on the degree of imprecision that communicating computers can tolerate - with very real implications for the design of communication protocols.

2014: Spotlight moments in News and Politics on Twitter
2014: Spotlight moments in News and Politics on Twitter

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to stand out this year on Twitter, in terms of trends, it was also the Kashmir's massive floods that caught the nation's attention as they came together to save the lives of people stranded in the worst floods in nearly six decades in the state.  

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Social media reactions after terrorist attack studied
Social media reactions after terrorist attack studied

Emotional reactions on Twitter in the hours and weeks following a terrorist attack can help predict where public fears will be heightened most as a result of the incident, a new study says.

Facebook removes Bing search engine from its platform after 4 years
Facebook removes Bing search engine from its platform after 4 years

Facebook has reportedly announced its decision to remove the Bing search engine from its platform as it ends a four-year-long online relationship with Microsoft's search engine.

Google celebrates legendary Raj Kapoor's 90th birthday with a doodle
Google celebrates legendary Raj Kapoor's 90th birthday with a doodle

Google India celebrates today legendary film star Raj Kapoor's 90th birthday by dedicating doodle on its homepage.

Google adds South Indian language Malayalam to translation tool
Google adds South Indian language Malayalam to translation tool

Google has added support for ten new languages, including Malayalam- a South Indian language, to its translation tool.

Zuckerberg considering adding "dislike" button on Facebook
Zuckerberg considering adding "dislike" button on Facebook

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that he is considering adding a "dislike" button to Facebook posts, allowing users to express emotions in another way other than "like" or leaving a comment.

Users' engagement up 7 times in GOSF 2014

The Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) 2014 witnessed seven times more users' engagement than last year, Nitin Bawankule, industry director, eCommerce, Google India said here Friday.

Delhi HC to test MTS internet speed claims
Delhi HC to test MTS internet speed claims

The Delhi High Court Friday asked Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL), which provides high speed internet under the name MTS, to bring their "equipment" on Monday to test their claim that they provide speeds upto 9.8 Mbps.

Top Indian Politics and News moments on Twitter in 2014
Top Indian Politics and News moments on Twitter in 2014

Acting as a real time sound-track to the biggest Political and News moments as they unfolded in the world, whether it was PM Modi’s victory tweet or Mars Orbiter's historic entry into the Martian orbit tweet, Twitter made sure that it played out all at the same time.

20 most re-tweets from Indian Twitter accounts in 2014
20 most re-tweets from Indian Twitter accounts in 2014

With Politics dominating the top moments on Twitter in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@NarendraModi) topped the list with the most re-tweeted tweets of the year.

2014: Top 10 fastest rising Twitter hashtag trends in India
2014: Top 10 fastest rising Twitter hashtag trends in India

The micro-blogging site Twitter continues to be the world’s largest social networking platform for live or public conversations.