Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, stands up and joins others in the audience in applauding the U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote on Net Neutrality during an open hearing at the FCC in Washington on Thursday.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, stands up and joins others in the audience in applauding the U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote on Net Neutrality during an open hearing at the FCC in Washington on Thursday.

Net neutrality activists declare victory

New rules require that U.S. broadband providers must act in "public interest" and refrain from using "unjust or unreasonable" business practices. »
Virtually Speaking

Out of context in 140 characters

Last Sunday was a wonderful day. India beat Pakistan at its first World Cup match. Only, that wasn’t all that happened. Leave it to social media to mine the depths of ugliness for making us all so... »
Telling Voices

Towards a gilded life

Reports from Nature bring to light that gold has several other uses besides embellishment, writes Sudhamahi Regunathan »

Google doodles to mark Alessandro Volta’s 270th birthday

Born in 1745 in the town of Como, the Italian physicist was known for the invention of an early form of battery in 1799. »
A visitor to Marine Drive browsing the Internet on his tablet. Photo: H. Vibhu

Hotspot among the high rises

With 10 public Wi-Fi hotspots to be made available in the city by April, a look at what is in store for ever-connected Kochiites »
Gladson Jackson contends that online communities help spread the message and ensure that smaller brands and companies get noticed.
February 27, 2015

Coming together

Creating communities in fields such as health, food and fashion is one of the elements that make social media work. At the Social Media Week, a discussion was held on these diverse communities and... »
Barbara Cartland
February 27, 2015
Telling Voices

Romancing the spirit

Those who are familiar with Barbara Cartland will enjoy watching the three interviews with the Queen of Romance on Youtube. As one of them introduces her, she presents herself in each one of them,... »
A file of photo Moto X and Moto G.
NEW YORK, February 25, 2015

Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers

Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Among the improvements over last year’s model- the camera now has auto-foc... »
New Delhi, February 18, 2015

U.S.-based news portal Mashable to foray into Indian market

U.S.-headquartered news portal Mashable on Wednesday announced its foray into the Indian market in partnership with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd’s JV firm, which ter... »
February 15, 2015

Stay safe in cyberspace

The principal of a top Gurgaon school summoned us minutes before our Internet Safety Students' Workshop to ask, “What are you going to tell my middle school children, so that they don’t get ideas... »
Facebook Inc has tied up with India's Reliance Communications Ltd to offer free access to a handful of online services in India, broadening its campaign to boost Internet use in the developing world.
February 11, 2015

‘I think Wikipedia should be objecting to how is using their site’

On Tuesday, Facebook announced a partnership with Reliance Communications to launch in India, a service which facilitates access to select websites for free. The social m... »
Love in the times of Tinder. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
COIMBATORE, February 2, 2015

Tinder Loving Care

Love came into Raghu’s life through his phone on one sultry afternoon when he was cooped up at home. He was running a fever, and bored, he had installed Tinder just to pass time. That’s when Nina’... »
Motorola India General Manager Amit Boni said, “We are looking at setting up about 5-10 experience centres across various metros this year, starting with Bangalore.” File photo
NEW DELHI, January 29, 2015

Motorola to open ‘experience centres’ in India

Motorola, the first company to take the online route for sales of its handsets in India, on Thursday said it is looking at setting up offline experience centres in the country that would double as... »
In India, growth this year (2015) is expected to be more than twice as fast at 30.4 per cent. While it shows signs of slowing, it will still climb by 16.5 per cent in 2018, the report said. File photo
New Delhi, January 28, 2015

‘Twitter accounts for only 17% of Indian social network users’

As Twitter in India clocks a double digit growth rate, the micro-blogging site accounts for only 17 per cent of the total social network users in one of the world’s largest Internet market.... »
Dubai, January 28, 2015

ICC launches official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 App

The International Cricket Ccouncil (ICC), in partnership with Reliance Communications, on Wednesday launched the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 app. The app is now available for free d... »  

Facebook denies hackers brought it down

Facebook's impact on Indian economy pegged at $4 billion

Twitter acquires Indian start-up ZipDial

On Facebook, gory videos now come with a warning

Facebook the leader of social media: Survey

You’ve got memes

Remembering the self

Twitter says timeline delivery issue resolved

YouTube has revolutionised the way independent artistes perform by mamking them instant superstars.
February 27, 2015

A decade and counting

YouTube is addictive. You click on a G3 music video that features guitar legends, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and John Petrucci, next thing you know, you’re watching a D-I-Y clip on how to frost mason... »
Rob Thorp, a member of Backbone Campaign, demonstrates outside the Federal Communication Commission in Washington on Thursday. ISPs would have to act in the
February 27, 2015

What is net neutrality?

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday set new rules to regulate Internet providers. Following are some details about the concept of net neutrality and the FCC’s work to regulate I... »
Screenshot of the official facebook page of Ministry of External Affairs.
New Delhi, February 23, 2015

FB to host live Q&A session with MEA spokesperson today

As part of its public diplomacy initiative, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs will participate in a live question-answer session on Facebook on India’s external engagements on T... »
Google plans to bring Loon to India.
February 15, 2015

The scramble to bring internet to more Indians

Silicon Valley has many of the world’s most innovative and influential Internet companies. India has millions of people untouched by the Internet but nonetheless potentially accessible. Put the two... »
Mutsuki Mockett
February 12, 2015
Telling Voices

Of life, death and in between

It is the title of the book that catches the attention: Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye. And where does this happen? Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett tells us, “Mount Doom is... »
February 5, 2015

The psychopath inside

In 2005 he was juggling two research projects; one was investigating the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease in his own family, and the other was researching psychopathic tendencies in serial killer... »
In this October 29, 2014 photo, people are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Los Angeles, January 29, 2015

Facebook rides mobile devices to double profit

Facebook has exceeded analysts’ predictions with annual results of double the net profit posted by the company a year earlier — thanks to good business growth through mobile devices in 2014. ... »
New Delhi, January 28, 2015

Don't promote pre-natal sex selection, SC tells search engines

Observing that “India is suffering so much because of its sex ratio”, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Internet search engines, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to neither advertise nor... »
London, January 28, 2015

Google gets competition in new search engine

Finnish researchers have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones and helps people search more efficiently. Developed at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technolo... »
A screenshot of Facebook page taken during the outage.
January 27, 2015

Into the digital darkness

Facebook’s down. Bravely holding back a slowly rising surge of panic, people turn to Instagram. But Instagram’s down too. That’s not all. Thousands of netizens are looking at their phones in horro... »

Google marks R-Day with tableau doodle

SpaceX raises $1 billion in funding from Google, Fidelity

24 million Twitter users never tweet

‘Decent’ humour, dissent, not prohibited

Weaving art into the Web

An extremist in Pak wanted to sentence me to death: Zuckerberg

For Samsung ‘Internet of Things’ is the sign of things to come