Facebook CEO Zuckerberg invites you to ask him anything!

By on October 31, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg invites you to ask him anything!

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will be hosting his first community Q&A next Thursday at 5PM EST (2.30AM Friday IST). The motive behind this Q&A is to give people a chance to ask any question they might have for him. More →

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Twitter allows researchers access to its vast public database

By on October 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM.

Twitter allows researchers access to its vast public database

Twitter has finally given access to its vast database to a selected pool of researchers to study tweets and find answers to a variety of issues. As part of its ambitious data grant program, the micro blogging site is allowing academic researchers across various fields to “go back and study things” over, with almost a decade of historical data, Washington Post reported. More →
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Stephen Hawking joins Facebook, wants people to be ‘curious’

By on October 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM.

Stephen Hawking joins Facebook, wants people to be ‘curious’

The famous theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking is now on Facebook, asking fans to be “curious.” In his first Facebook post, Hawking said, “I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit.” More →
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Twitter acquires Twitpic, to archive all data in ‘read-only’ mode

By on October 26, 2014 at 10:58 AM.

Twitter acquires Twitpic, to archive all data in ‘read-only’ mode

Twitpic, an image and video sharing service for Twitter announced earlier today that it is getting acquired by Twitter. The announcement comes hours before the service was scheduled to shut down. As part of the acquisition, Twitter is getting Twitpic's website domain, and will keep all the Twitpic links and photos alive on the website, turning the media sharing platform into "read-only" mode. More →
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Here’s how Twitter plans on killing passwords

By on October 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM.

Here’s how Twitter plans on killing passwords

Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number. Jeff Seibert, director for mobile platforms at the popular social network, Wednesday introduced Digits, a free tool Twitter offers in 28 languages and 216 countries. More →
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Facebook’s Rooms is a new iOS app that lets users chat about their interests anonymously

By on October 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

Facebook’s Rooms is a new iOS app that lets users chat about their interests anonymously

Facebook today released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like. "Rooms" software introduced in the US and Britain for iPhone made its debut as Facebook tries to make peace with people unhappy that real identities are mandated for profiles at the world's leading social network. More →
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‘Facebook killer’ Ello raises $5.5 million in funding

By on October 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM.

‘Facebook killer’ Ello raises $5.5 million in funding

Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello today legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free. Ello converted to a public benefit corporation, which it described as “a new kind of for-profit company in the USA that exists to produce a benefit for society as a whole — not just to make money for its investors.”  More →
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Photographer Bimal Nepal accuses Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stealing photo for his Dhanteras Facebook post

By on October 23, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

Photographer Bimal Nepal accuses Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stealing photo for his Dhanteras Facebook post

Narendra Modi's social message on Facebook for the occasion of Dhanteras had an accompanied image that showed diyas lit on a dining table. In what can be termed as copyright infringement, Boston-based photographer Bimal Nepal claims that the image Narendra Modi's social media team used for the post belongs to him, and further alleges that neither the PM nor his social media team asked for his permission before using his image. Furthermore, there was no attribution given to him either on the post. More →
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Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

By on October 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM.

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Former White House intern during Bill Clinton’s reign, Monica Lewinsky, has stepped back into the spotlight by joining Twitter. Infamous for having an affair with the ex-President, Lewinsky joined Twitter in the early hours of Monday morning, and within the hour her account was verified.  More →
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