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The best and the worst April Fools’ Day pranks by tech companies today

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The best and the worst April Fools’ Day pranks by tech companies today

So it’s April 1 and as the grand old tradition goes, it's that time of the year when laughing at other people is sort of a mandate. Tech companies love to announce outlandish products on the day, and this year was no different. We saw the existing pranksters like Google getting their game on as usual, but we also some new entrants giving some tough competition to the professionals. Here's our pick of the best and the worst pranks coming out of April Fools' Day 2015 by tech companies. More →
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Twitter launches Curator, a real-time search and filtering tool for media organizations

By on April 1, 2015 at 3:26 PM.

Twitter launches Curator, a real-time search and filtering tool for media organizations

Twitter today launched a new product aimed at media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters called Curator. The tool essentially lets them identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time. More →
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Deepika Padukone’s My Choice Vogue Empower video isn’t the choice of women on the Internet

By on March 31, 2015 at 1:18 PM.

Deepika Padukone’s My Choice Vogue Empower video isn’t the choice of women on the Internet

The Vogue Empower video has gone from being celebrated, to being ridiculed in a very short span. Accused of being a tad bit 'female chauvanistic', the video has sparked an online debate on the line that needs to be drawn in femeinsm. The short video titled 'My Choice' features Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, along with 98 other women from Mumbai voicing equality for females in all spheres of life. More →
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Cricketers choose Facebook, Twitter to react to the India vs Australia semi final

By on March 27, 2015 at 6:22 PM.

Cricketers choose Facebook, Twitter to react to the India vs Australia semi final

All that people could talk about on social media was the big semi-final between India and Australia. Even as Indians watched Dhoni and team falter, opinions, status messages and tweets continued to pour in with simmering anxiety. Facebook  recorded as many as 6 million people in India talking about the match, with 17 million interactions (posts, comments and likes) driving around the game. Twitter India had the #IndvsAus trending right on top way before the match began, and stayed on for hours even after the match was over. More →
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Anushka Sharma targeted by Twitterati after Virat Kohli flops in semi-final game against Australia

By on March 26, 2015 at 4:33 PM.

Anushka Sharma targeted by Twitterati after Virat Kohli flops in semi-final game against Australia

As India chases a huge total of 329 runs, all eyes were on the batsmen to perform. Early wickets of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan didn't help, and Indians prayed for Virat Kohli to take his best onto the pitch. But after facing 13 balls, and scoring only one run, Kohli was caught by B Haddin, and was forced to walk back to the dressing room. As the entire stadium watched in silence, Twitter took things to another course, and blamed it on that one person sitting in the stands watching the match. As it turns out, Virat Kohli's alleged partner Anushka Sharma was at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), and as soon as his wicket fell, Twiterverse was abuzz with the blame-game, with one user even calling her 'national panuati' (which means bad omen). More →
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India vs Australia: Jadeja’s new haircut takes centrestage on Twitter

By on March 26, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

India vs Australia: Jadeja’s new haircut takes centrestage on Twitter

It's the big semi final. India is just a step away from lifting the coveted World Cup yet again, and all of social media is abuzz with chatter and hoots. With the entire country hurdled around TV sets watching the spectacle unfold, a big change was noticed in one of the team players. Ravindra Jadeja's new haircut has become the fodder of all jokes on Twitter. Trending on the number three spot in India, Jadeja's unusual haircut has attracted a lot of attention from users. More →
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