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Sameer Pitalwalla

Who makes those crazy YouTube videos?

Meet the man behind Culture Machine, the company that creates wacky online content. With an office now in Chennai, Sameer Pitalwalla tells us about rocking Gen X »
Union Minister of Railways D V Sadananda Gowda launching a social media platform of Indian Railways in New Delhi on Monday.

Railway Ministry joins Facebook, Twitter

On the eve of Rail Budget, the Railway Ministry on Monday launched its official Twitter account and Facebook page in a bid to disseminate information quickly.“Tomorrow we are going to prese... »

We the chatterboxes

WhatsApp groups are bonding people with each other as never before. Some like the intimacy while others find it too close for comfort »

Wikipedia edit-a-thons to add content on LGBTs

From Monday, Wikipedia will hold a series of “edit-a-thons” to encourage people to add content to the site about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.It is inspired b... »
Screenshot of Google Maps in Hindi.
Jaipur, July 22, 2014

Google Maps now available in Hindi

Search giant Google announced on Monday that its Maps service will now be available in Hindi. Starting Tuesday, map users can simply change the language settings on their Android device or on thei... »
Washington, July 19, 2014

Facebook app for celebrities

Facebook has launched a new app called ‘Mentions’ for Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities to help them manage their public figure pages. “We are introducing Facebook Mentions, a n... »
THE MANY-HEADED BEAST There will always be something else to talk about
July 15, 2014

What is there to talk about online?

Over the past few months in India on the social media, discussions, arguments, analysis and counter analysis, trolling and the emergence of countless internet memes have revolved around the general... »
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
NEW DELHI, July 3, 2014

Facebook communicated badly on emotions study: Sandberg

Facebook, whose secret psychological experiment has stirred a global debate on privacy and protection of user data, on Wednesday said it was just like any other product testing and was aimed at i... »
KOZHIKODE, July 2, 2014

Goodbye Orkut, fond memories

Unlike most people who swear only by Facebook, C.P. Sini still logs into her Orkut account. “I too am more into Facebook like everybody else these days, but I still visit my Orkut page and... »
NEW YORK, July 1, 2014

Facebook scores a billion World Cup interactions

Facebook has passed the 1 billion mark in World Cup interactions. The company said on Monday the milestone was reached over the weekend. No other single event has generated this much act... »
Screenshot of Google vocie search.
NEW DELHI, June 24, 2014

New Google voice search understands Indian dialect

Search giant Google on Tuesday showcased its voice search technology here, saying the application now supports English voice searches done using Indian accent as well.Stating that the comp... »
Facebook doesn’t share your specific identity with advertisers. Rather, the advertiser can select the types of people to show ads to.
NEW YORK, June 20, 2014

Tech Tips: Facebook ads, tracking and you

If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook your profile information, status updates, likes and interests. That’s changing. The company s... »
June 19, 2014
Telling Voices

A great career without excuses

Larry Smith, an economist by training, does not let us in on whether he has a great career, but his talk is on why we fail to have great careers. Pacing the stage at a hectic speed, the... »
A file picture of the logo of LinkedIn, the professional networking website outside its headquarters in Mountain View,California, in US.
Bangalore, June 18, 2014

More than half of traffic will be from mobile devices: LinkedIn

Professional networking site Linkedin on Wednesday said more than half of its traffic is going to come from mobile devices very soon. “Increasingly the world is becoming more and more mob... »

Have a ball

‘Teenagers in mini-metros are more tech savvy’

Cybercrime costs global economy up to $575 bn annually: McAfee

Ronaldo tops riskiest online searches list for footballers

India has slowest internet penetration growth in APAC

Google taking requests to censor results in Europe

New Delhi, July 21, 2014

Government promises broadband facility in every village

The Centre on Monday promised to extend broadband facility to every village in the country with the active cooperation of State governments. Telecommunication and IT Minister Ravi... »
NEW DELHI, July 17, 2014

ED is now part of Twitter community

Dr. Rajan Katoch, Director, Enforcement, Ministry of Finance. File Photo: Kamal Narang “Follow us for quick updates on happenings in ED, including information on notable actions taken against forex and money laundering offences,” tweeted the Enforcement Directorate while launching i... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
New Delhi, July 3, 2014

Modi is third most followed world leader on Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an avid user of social media, is the third most followed world leader on micro blogging website Twitter, next only to U.S. President Barack Obama and the Pope. <... »
CHENNAI, July 2, 2014

This September, bid adieu to the original social network

Many Chennaiites on Tuesday fondly remembered their tryst with Orkut — a social network that was buzzing through most of the last decade, and which is now facing the virtual gallows with Google re... »
July 1, 2014

The Hindu readers on Social Media Day: best picks

Raghu Kunche (centre) with co-stars in the video
HYDERABAD, June 30, 2014

Connected, yet disconnected

Remember the 2009 film Bumper Offer? Maybe not. But does the song ‘Enduke Ravanamma’ ring a bell? With its funny take on recession, the song went viral and singer-composer Raghu Kunche shot... »
Marketing and music: Cariappa
Bangalore, June 24, 2014

Sounds good

Remember how you couldn’t agree more with that meme on Facebook that read, “In India, people first become engineers before they decide what they want to do”? The tale is true of many, including 27... »
June 20, 2014

Increasingly technology-driven

Innovation is the key to progress and the powers that be in the real estate industry have now begun to leverage technology to help people find the right homes. The search may be for a home to rent... »
About 43 per cent of traffic comes from mobile, company focussing on mobility to
drive engagement.
BANGALORE, June 18, 2014

India, the second largest LinkedIn user base

At around 26 million users, India is the second largest user base for professional networking site LinkedIn. China, however, may be close on the heels given that just over five months into the lau... »
Reality check: Social networking sites are here to stay fast becoming the norm of the day
Bangalore, June 15, 2014
Looking Glass

All roads lead to the net

Come summer holidays and I am besieged by the parents of those students who have either failed or have been asked to take a retest or performed poorly in academics. The parents’ minds are plagued... »

‘Modi played a key role in expansion of Twitter in India’

Google to buy Skybox for $500 million

Super-spies arrive on Twitter

Cyber crime: Vizag next only to Bangalore

Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears

Iran judge summons Facebook CEO

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World