Twitter tweaks its timeline to show the ‘best tweets’ first

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Twitter tweaks its timeline to show the ‘best tweets’ first

Micro blogging site Twitter has promised to revamp it's core functions like replies and other features after it reported a disappointing earnings last quarter. The number of monthly active Twitter users, excluding those who use the service via SMS, fell from 307 million to 305 million last quarter, the Verge reported. More →
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Google’s porn problem: App to enlarge your genitals is top trending app on Play Store in India

By about 43 mins ago.

Google’s porn problem: App to enlarge your genitals is top trending app on Play Store in India

An app that claims to feature videos about enlarging your genitals has been the top trending app on Google's Play Store in India for more than a day. The app, which is rated appropriate for ages 12 years and above, defies Google's policy for sexually explicit content in apps. Interestingly, the app somehow became the number one trending app on the Play Store when it had just 1,000 downloads. BGR India downloaded the app and found it filled with adware. More →
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Oracle CEO Safra Catz discusses smart city solutions for Maharashtra

By about 2 hours ago.

Oracle CEO Safra Catz discusses smart city solutions for Maharashtra

Oracle CEO Safra Catz on Wednesday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and discussed how Oracle can provide assistance with smart city apps to improve citizen experiences. Safra discussed three mobile solutions -- myOneCity, mHelp and mTourist -- to help authorities provide multiple channels to address public grievances, be better prepared for natural disasters and improve tourism in the state. "I am thrilled to have this opportunity to meet with the chief minister of Maharashtra to discuss his vision and priorities for the state and to discuss our nearly three decade's commitment to India. More →
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Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo with 5,000mAh battery launched: Price, specifications, features

By about 2 hours ago.

Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo with 5,000mAh battery launched: Price, specifications, features

Lenovo has quietly launched yet another variant of the Vibe P1, called the Vibe P1 Turbo. Despite the name, this new smartphone seems to be the Vibe P1 Pro, which had leaked ahead of MWC last year. The smartphone is up for preorders on Lenovo's Indonesian website, IDR 3,999,000, which roughly translates to Rs 20,200. The listing was spotted by GSMArena, and it is available in silver, graphite grey and gold colors. More →
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NASA denies claims that a meteorite killed bus driver in Vellore

By about 3 hours ago.

NASA denies claims that a meteorite killed bus driver in Vellore

Scientists at the US space agency NASA have discounted reports that an Indian bus driver in Tamil Nadu was killed by a meteorite, but Indian experts said this can only be ruled out after "detailed analysis". Only a detailed analysis of the object that has been received from the Vellore police can tell whether it is a meteorite or not, said a senior official of Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). "The IIA team has received a sample from the local police. The nature of the object can be ascertained only after a detailed analyses by experts," IIA dean G.C.Anupama told IANSMore →
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Government installs 1,356 mobile towers in Naxal-hit areas

By about 3 hours ago.

Government installs 1,356 mobile towers in Naxal-hit areas

Working against odds to improve poor telephone connectivity, government has set up 1,356 mobile towers in Maoist-hit areas, benefiting thousands of people and security personnel who live in remote inaccessible regions. The towers were installed by state-run BSNL as part of an ambitious project to install 2,199 mobile towers in nine Maoist-hit states by March end of this year. An additional 175 mobile towers were also sanctioned by the Home Ministry for installation recently. More →
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LG G5 with Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow leaked

By about 4 hours ago.

LG G5 with Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow leaked

LG is all set to launch its upcoming flagship, the G5 at MWC 2016 on February 21. In the run-up to the event, LG has already teased that the smartphone will sport an ‘always on’ display similar to the second screen on LG’s V10. Now, ahead of launch, the prototype of the smartphone was also put through paces on Geekbench, revealing its key specifications and features. The G5 is powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and runs on Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. More →
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Here’s Mukesh Bansal’s farewell letter to employees post his resignation from Flipkart

By about 4 hours ago.

Here’s Mukesh Bansal’s farewell letter to employees post his resignation from Flipkart

Yesterday, Flipkart announced that its head of commerce and advertising platform, Mukesh Bansal had resigned. This marks the most high-profile exit for the company, and comes after last month's top-level reshuffle where co-founder Binny Bansal was elevated to the CEO position. With his exit, Mukesh has written a long letter to his employees talking about his journey with Myntra and Flipkart, and how it is with a heavy heart that he is leaving them behind. More →
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Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu launches three IT enabled projects

By about 4 hours ago.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu launches three IT enabled projects

IT-enabled handheld terminals for travelling ticket examiners (TTEs), a paperless unreserved ticketing mobile application and a facility for E-booking of disposable linen on trains were launched by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday. "Indian Railways is heading towards Digital India to bring transparency in Indian Railways and thus these IT enabled applications have been launched," said Prabhu at the ceremony at Rail Bhavan. More →
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Kolkata’s municipal body launches mobile app to spread awareness about eco-friendly measures and disaster alerts

By about 4 hours ago.

Kolkata’s municipal body launches mobile app to spread awareness about eco-friendly measures and disaster alerts

India's maiden integrated and dedicated climate cell in a civic body is proposed to be set up at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation with a dedicated web portal and mobile app intended to give out information to citizens on eco-friendly measures and disaster alerts, it was announced on Wednesday. More →
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