Google doodle celebrates one month of India’s Mars mission

Google on Friday chose to record the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission’s one month in orbit around Mars with one of its popular doodles. The doodle for October 24 shows the spacecraft with par... »
Pichai Sundararajan aka Sundar Pichai. Photo: Kamal Narang

Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services

Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products.The India-born executive will have oversight ov... »
It is best to stick to the vendors you are familiar with rather than going to sites offering the lowest price and attractive offers. Photo: Shaju John

Six expert tips for safe online shopping

While ecommerce has gathered steam in India, it is important to take steps to protect yourself from the risks, such as credit/debit card frauds and identity thefts that come with online shopping. »
Prof. Hawking’s Facebook page has garnered over 900,000 likes so far.

In first Facebook post, Hawking asks fans to be curious

The famous theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking is now on Facebook, asking fans to be “curious”. In his first Facebook post, Prof. Hawking said: “I have always wondered what ma... »

Watch what your child is watching

Many parents and teachers remain confused on how to deal with the issue, triggering emotional problems within the family. »
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. File photo.
SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2014

Facebook Q3 revenue rises 59%, shares down slightly

Facebook Inc's mobile ads powered the social network past Wall Street revenue targets in the third quarter, even as the company revealed deep losses in its »
Understanding how the internet sleeps will help us avoid confusing a sleeping internet with an internet outage.
Washington, October 21, 2014

Why internet goes to ‘sleep’ in parts of the world

Do you know why internet is always up and running in the U.S. and Europe while people suffer many outages over the course of the day in Asia, South America and Eastern Europe? It happens... »
Monica Lewinsky gives a speech at the Forbes Under 30 Summit at the Pa. Convention Center.
WASHINGTON, October 21, 2014

Monica Lewinsky debuts on Twitter

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had an affair with then president Bill Clinton in 1998, has debuted on the Twitter social network just before speaking at Forbes magazine’s Under-30... »
The services will be offered through a new app development platform called Fabric.
Washington, October 20, 2014

Twitter set to launch tools for app developers

Microblogging site Twitter is likely to announce a number of tools at a conference on Wednesday to make it easier for programmers to build apps, according to media reports. Develo... »
Developed with the Berlin-based audio-streaming service SoundCloud, the Twitter “audio card” lets users discover and listen to audio directly on both iOS and Android devices. File photo
New York, October 18, 2014

Now, listen to music on Twitter

The micro-blogging site Twitter has added a new feature to allow its users to listen music directly from the twitter stream on mobile devices.Developed with the Berlin-based audio-streaming... »
SAN FRANCISCO, October 15, 2014

Snapchat breach exposes flawed premise, security challenge

The prospect of tens of thousands of potentially racy Snapchat photos hitting the Internet has driven home a simple fact: the mobile app's core feature - delivering photos and videos that vanish s... »
The website also informs about the attendance through graphs and other visualisations.
New Delhi, October 14, 2014

Now, a website to track government officials

Bureaucrats seem to be in for some tough times with a new website helping not only the government but also the public keep a watch on their movements. The website - »
Google Doodle on R.K. Narayan
Chennai, October 10, 2014

Google Doodle remembers R.K. Narayan

Google Doodle on October 10, 2014 paid tribute to ‘Malgudi Days’ creator R. K. Narayan on his 108th birthday. “Who's the man behind the book on our doodle in India? It's Malgudi's native... »
Ericsson India Head of Region Chris Houghton (left) and Ericsson Head of Strategy for Business Unit Radio Christian Hedelin at the launch of Radio Dot System in New Delhi on Thursday.
NEW DELHI, October 9, 2014

India likely to have 600 million broadband users by 2020: Ericsson

The mobile broadband subscriber base in India could grow to 600 million by 2020 from around 100 million now with 20 per cent of them using 4G, according to a white paper released here by Ericsson,... »
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg addressing the inaugural session of the first summit in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
New Delhi, October 9, 2014

India an amazing country with unlimited potential: Zuckerberg

For Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, India is more than just a big market. It is a test bed where he hopes to enable the development of tools and ideas that can be useful for the entire world. »

Flipkart puts spotlight on e-tailers

Facebook may launch app for sharing posts anonymously

Sorry, say Flipkart founders


First online murder may happen by end of year: experts

Technical glitches mar Flipkart’s 'Big Billion Day’

Yahoo keen to invest in Snapchat

Modi has more American FB fans than many US politicians

LOG OUT Of the virtual world and get back to the real world PHOTO: AP
Bangalore, October 27, 2014

Bangalore deals with tech addiction

Seventeen-year-old Rajath (name changed) is a PUC 2 dropout. He would rather spend about 10 to 12 hours a day at the cyber café playing games on the internet than do anything else. His family is at... »
NEW DELHI, October 21, 2014

Online traffic swells as festive season begins

The city streets are not the only place this Diwali that are chock-a-block with traffic. E-commerce sites are bustling with online traffic as many shoppers have switched to buying gifts, jewellery,... »
Instant answer to all questions: Social media knows it all
October 20, 2014

Grouping em along

Some years ago, when the internet was still something you used to access occasionally only to read mail or catch up with an old friend on chat. Looking for restaurant and eating options, house rent... »
Videos on Facebook are fast catching up with YouTube in terms of number of shares. A file photo of the Facebook office in Hyderabad.
New York, October 18, 2014

FB may become top video sharing site

Videos on Facebook are fast catching up with YouTube in terms of number of shares and the social networking site may overtake YouTube in video sharing through its news feed soon, say researchers.»
Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.
October 16, 2014

Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called “Safety Check,” will be available world... »
October 14, 2014

Hundreds of alleged Dropbox passwords leaked

Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords of online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website.The anonymous user, who cla... »
MUMBAI, October 13, 2014

CarTrade raises Rs.185 cr from Warburg Pincus, others

Online automobile classified platform CarTrade has raised Rs.185 crore from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, and CarTrade’s existing investors, Canaan Partners... »
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg addressing the inaugural session of the first summit (October 9-10), in New Delhi on October 09, 2014. The young billionaire will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and key members of Modi's Cabinet. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
October 9, 2014

Benefits of bringing connectivity to India are going to be profound: Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for the next billion Internet users has brought him to India for the first time. But given the lack of Internet connectivity and challenges related to a... »
New Delhi, October 9, 2014

Govt to seek Facebook help to promote education

The Union Government is expected take up with social networking giant Facebook, social sector issues like education and empowerment of the girl child, female foeticide and ‘Clean Ganga’ campaign a... »
Photo: V. Sudershan
CHENNAI, October 8, 2014

Flipkart halts in-a-day guarantee scheme

Online retail giant Flipkart has temporarily turned off its In-a-Day Guarantee and Same Day Guarantee delivery services to its premium subscribers. The development comes after it apologised for the... »

Twitter sues US government over surveillance rights

Yahoo to trim India headcount

Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8 billion

Flipkart sale: mega success or epic fail?

Web surfing becomes safer with new privacy system

Google to enable faster search on slow mobile network in India

Twitter wants MIT to make sense of your tweets