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Orkut, Google's first networking site, comes to an end

Orkut, Google's first networking site that was hugely popular in India and Brazil, is officially coming to an end on Tuesday.

RIP Orkut! Google finally shuts down website

RIP Orkut! Google finally shuts down website

Internet giant Google on Tuesday confirmed it will shut down its Orkut, its first social networking site on September 30.

FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online

An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said.

Orkut departure adds another project to Google’s kitty of exits

Within a month of people bidding goodbye to the iconic Ambassador car, the time has come for good old Orkut to depart forever. The original social networking site that once had a huge collection of scraps and photographs is being phased out by Google due to lack of takers.

RIP Orkut! Google to shut down website on Sep 30

Orkut, Google`s first social networking site, will cease to exist after September, with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago.

Court stays proceedings against 13 US websites

Delhi court said proceedings against 13 websites, including Facebook and Google, are "stayed" in a complaint case which accused them of promoting class enmity and undermining national integrity.

India behind time on online protection of children

"The world has gone way ahead, we are way behind" on protection of children from online abuse, the Delhi High Court Tuesday told the Centre, lamenting lack of adequate laws to address the issue.

Court asks MHA to verify forms to be sent to US-based websites

The websites named in the complaint include Facebook, Orkut, YouTube, Yahoo, Blogspot, Google and Microsoft.

India stands 2nd in monitoring netizens data

Governments around the globe made nearly 21,000 requests for accessing Google in bid to obtain users’ data in the first six months of 2012, with the Indian Government making the second most highest demands.

Websites case: Court asks ministry official to verify summons

The 21 social networking websites were issued summons by the court Dec 23 last year for allegedly committing offences of criminal conspiracy.

Study sees social media growth falling in India

India may be embracing latest technologies like mobility and cloud, but factors like privacy concerns and cultural fabric could restrain social media growth.

Hearing in case against websites deferred till May 23

The hearing of a complaint against various social networking websites was deferred today by a Delhi court till May 23.

We have removed objectionable contents: Google Inc

The US-based search engine Google Inc on Thursday told a Delhi court that that it has already removed alleged objectionable contents from its web posts.

Protests erupt across Europe against web piracy treaty

People protested in cities including Warsaw, Prague, Slovakia, Bucharest, Vilnius, Paris, Brussels and Dublin.

Govt wanted 358 items removed from Google in Jan-Jun period

As many as 255 item removal requests cited the government criticism as the reason, said the Google Transparency Report.

Dunbar`s number, the new yardstick on networking sites

New study suggests that the brain can`t handle more than 150 friends.

Youth held for harassing girl by impersonating her on Orkut

Hyberabad police Thursday arrested a 25-year-old youth for allegedly harassing a girl through abusive/vulgar messages and obscene pictures after creating a fake account on a social networking website in her name.

Ban SNSes like Facebook, Orkut, demands Goa Chief Minister

In the backdrop of fake accounts of ministers being created, Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has demanded a ban on social networking sites.

Orkut loses top slot to Facebook in India

Facebook has beaten Orkut and Yahoo! to become the top social networking site
in India.

Orkut trumps Facebook in India

Facebook might have overtaken Orkut globally in terms of the number of users, but Google`s social networking offering still remains the favourite in
India, according to the England-based online traffic tracking firm comScore.