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Google announces National Finalists of Doodle4Google Contest 2016
New Delhi [India],Nov. 2 : Google India on Wednesday announced the names of the twelve national finalists of the eighth edition of its annual Doodle4Google (D4G) competition. Themed on 'If I could teach anyone anything, it would be', this year, the contest received innumerable entries from kids across the country. Twelve of the most creative and impactful doodles have made it to the finals. Read Full Story

Microsoft warns Google for revealing flaws before fixes are available
San Francisco [US], Nov. 2 : Microsoft, the American multinational technology giant, on Tuesday warned that a group of hackers linked to attacks on the Democratic National Committee had exploited a vulnerability in all Windows PCs and that it would not be able to fully mend this for another week. Read Full Story

Breaking smart: 7 things you need to stop doing online
New Delhi , Oct.27 : In the beginning, the Internet was not terrifically user friendly - early users needed tech chops just to get online, and they had to do so over a wired, dial-up connection. Read Full Story

ARM accelerates secure IoT from chip to cloud
New Delhi , Oct 26 : ARM has released its most comprehensive product suite ever to deliver new levels of security, efficiency, low-power connectivity and device life cycle management for the Internet of Things (IoT). Read Full Story

Instagram reportedly trying live video feature with Android
Washington(D.C.) [U.S.],Oct. 24:Social media app Instagram is the latest addition in the race to showcase the live feature facility after the likes of Facebook and Snapchat. Since then, the social media networking giant has been pushing this service with its full capacity. Therefore, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the company is reportedly working to bring the feature to its photo and video sharing platform Instagram. Read Full Story

Instagram now available on Windows 10
New Delhi , Oct. 14: Instagram has unveiled its application for Windows users, more specifically Windows 10 tablet users. Read Full Story

Now, Facebook Workplace can be accessed by all
London [England], Oct. 12 : Social networking giant Facebook has made its new platform called the 'Workplace' for businesses available to the public on September 10. Read Full Story

Google brings Accelerated Mobile Pages(AMP) for mobile search results
New Delhi , Oct. 12 : Google on Wednesday announced the roll-out of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for mobile search results in India. In updated version you will see a label that indicates a page is AMP'd. This doesn't change Search results but will show you which sites have pages that are ready to load lightning fast. Read Full Story

Snapchat removes auto-advance feature for personal playlist
New Delhi , Oct 8 : Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia mobile application has scrapped its auto-advance function in favor of a new story playlist feature that's all about personalization. Read Full Story

Facebook comes up with 'Messenger Day' in Poland
U.S./India, Oct. 3 : Facebook is testing Messenger Day on a small number of users in Poland and this new feature will sound awfully familiar to anyone under the age of 30. Read Full Story

Google celebrates Ladislao Jose Biro's 117th birth anniversary
Mountain View, Sept 29 : Google on Thursday celebrated Ladislao Jose Biro's 117th birth anniversary by dedicating an interactive doodle. Read Full Story

Hubhopper makes way to world's top 50 social apps after three weeks of launch
New Delhi , Sep 28 : Hubhopper, founded by brothers Gautam Raj Anand and Uday Raj Anand hits the market with a bang by nabbing the 40th position on the Google playstore weeks after launch. Read Full Story

YouTube announces 'YouTube Go' for next generation users
New Delhi , Sep 27 : World's most popular online video community YouTube has announced a brand new app, YouTube Go, designed and built from insights gathered from India. Read Full Story

Google announces multiple India-inspired products with sharp focus on India
New Delhi , Sep 27 : Search engine giant at the second edition of its signature Google for India event has announced five new products that are adapted for and aimed at expanding access to the Internet for users in India. Read Full Story

Bobble's tech to power Japan's Baidu for real-time personalised content
New Delhi , Sep 27 : Technology from India Bobble will soon go live inside Facemoji, Japan's number one keyboard. Facemoji users in the US will soon get unlimited content with their faces and customizable text. Facemoji will roll out Bobble's functionalities by integrating Bobble's SDK on Android and iOS. Read Full Story

500 million accounts hacked: Yahoo
New York, Sept 23 : Online giant Yahoo on Thursday said it believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts has been stolen by hackers. Read Full Story

Kaspersky Lab announces completion of its machine-readable threat intelligence platform
New Delhi , Sept.21 : Kaspersky Lab is proud to announce completion and full availability of its Machine-Readable Threat Intelligence Platform, part of the Kaspersky Security Intelligence Services product range. Read Full Story

Freecharge becomes first digital payment app to incorporate Windows 10 Cortana integration
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Sept.21 : In an industry first, customers can now complete an end to end recharge and make bill payments using Cortana, Microsoft's voice-based smart assistant. Freecharge, India's fastest growing digital payments platform has enabled voice support transactions on its Windows 10 app version. Read Full Story

Bobble Keyboard launches globally after massive success in India
New Delhi , Sep 14 : Bobble Keyboard has been launched in more than 150 countries on Google Playstore and Apple App Store. Read Full Story

Newfound Router Flaw lets hackers control 'Home Internet Connections'
New Delhi , Sep 2 : F-Secure researchers have uncovered a critical vulnerability in some models of Inteno home routers that, if exploited, is severe enough to allow an attacker complete control over the victim device and the Internet traffic traveling through it. The finding highlights the security challenges plaguing consumer routers. Read Full Story

Acer unveils first convertible 'Chromebook' with 13-inch display
New Delhi , Aug 31 : Acer extends its Chromebook lineup with the Acer Chromebook R 13, the industry's first convertible Chromebook with a 13.3-inch display. Read Full Story

Delighted Indian fans break 'Google search records' for Olympics, Sindhu, Sakshi Malik among most searched
New Delhi, Aug. 20 : P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik did not just win medals at Rio Olympics and won hearts of millions of Indians, the two of them are also trending on internet and has made up to the list of most searched Indian athletes on Google. Read Full Story

Google marks India's Independence Day with 'Tryst with Destiny' doodle
New Delhi, Aug. 15 : To mark India's 70th year of independence, Google today dedicates its doodle to Jawaharlal Nehru's historic "Tryst with Destiny" speech to the Indian Constituent Assembly in the Parliament, towards midnight on August 15, 1947. Read Full Story

Google unveils enhanced features for fans to enjoy 'Olympic Games'
New Delhi, Aug 2 : Celebrating the buzz and excitement around the Olympic games across the country, Google has unveiled a set of enhanced features to bring alive the Olympic mood among Indian fans. Read Full Story

'Pokemon Go' 0.31.0 update released for Android
New Delhi, July 31 : Niantic Inc. has rolled out a major update for the immensely popular Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game, bringing in new features to the game and a slight change to its user interface, weeks after it was released for iOS and Android platforms. Read Full Story

Google dedicates doodle to 'Upanyas Samrat' Munshi Premchand
New Delhi, July 31 : Google India has dedicated its doodle today to the modern Hindusthani litterateur Munshi Premchand, marking his 136th birth anniversary. Read Full Story

Instagram to soon come-out with 'anti-harassment' tool
Washington, .D.C, July 30 : In order to combat online harassment, Instagram, the photo sharing app, will soon rollout 'high volume comment threads' that allows users to filter abusive comments or completely turn off the comments section altogether. Read Full Story

ASUS Republic of Gamers unveils desktop 'G20CB'
New Delhi, July 28 : ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled its brand new G20CB compact gaming desktop, which is the first PC in India sporting latest NVIDIA Pascal GeForceGTX1080 GPU. Read Full Story

Indian boy wins big at Google Community Impact Award
New Delhi, July 19 : Google India today announced the winner of the Google Community Impact Award, a theme based award part of Google Science Fair 2016. Read Full Story

It will take longer to reach Windows 10 goal, says Microsoft
New Delhi, July 16 : Microsoft Corporation has announced that it will take time to get Windows 10 on a billion devices, but has rescheduled the time table for the ambitious goal. Read Full Story

Flipkart takes a peep into digital Indian's abode
Bengaluru, July 16 : Ecommerce marketplace Flipkart announced a study that brings about popular home buying trends online. Observing the purchase patterns among its 75 million consumers, Flipkart delves into Indian homes and the changing lifestyles reflected through the type of products consumers purchase across the country. Read Full Story

'Organic' computers come closer to reality
Washington D.C, Jul 15 : What if your computer was organic too? A team of researchers has come one step closer to making nature meet science. Read Full Story

Microsoft apologises for trying to get its 'bae interns' high
London, Jul 8 : Microsoft has apologised for sending out an e-mail invite to "bae" interns to a party, offering "lots of dranks" and the ability to "get lit" on a Monday night.'' Read Full Story

Facebook's translation tool to help overcome language barrier
California, July 4 : Social networking giant, Facebook, is set to help users overcome language barriers by allowing them to view posts in their preferred language. Read Full Story

Facebook to discontinue Paper app from its lineup
California, Jul 2 : Social networking giant, Facebook is ready to pull shutters on its news reading app Paper, reports said. Read Full Story

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account hacked
California, June 27 : Search engine Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account was hacked on Monday, media reports said. Read Full Story

Meera and Muzaffar Ali launch HP Spectre 13 laptop in fashion event
New Delhi, Jun 22 : The capital city witnessed timeless designs and technology come together as, master couturiers Meera and Muzaffar Ali showcased their collection inspired by the most stylish laptop of the year Spectre 13, by HP India. Read Full Story

Google Father's Day doodle is all about following your dad
New Delhi, Jun 19 : Marking the day that's a dedication to dads across the world, this year's Google Father's Day logo goes with shoes. Read Full Story

India ranks fourth in hacked servers: Kaspersky Lab
New Delhi, June 16 : Kaspersky Lab researchers have investigated a global forum where cyber criminals can buy and sell access to compromised servers for as little as USD 6 each. Read Full Story

Yahoo to shut its old Messenger App on Aug. 5
New Delhi, June 13 : American multinational technology company Yahoo Inc. has announced the shutting down of its chat service Yahoo Messenger from August five this year. Read Full Story

Orlando shooting: Facebook activates safety check for users
Orlando, June 13 : Following the deadliest mass shooting in Orlando, which is referred as the worst terror attack in the United States since 9/11, social networking giant Facebook has switched on its safety check feature for users in the country. Read Full Story

Amazon to launch streaming music service: Reports
New York, June 11 : American electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon is expected to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service soon. Read Full Story

Facebook to delete photos from your account for its new Moments app
California, June 11 : Social networking site Facebook is about to delete a group of photos on your phone in a bid to encourage users to download the new Moments app to share their photos. Read Full Story

Search engine does not favour Hillary Clinton or any other candidate, clarifies Google
California, June 11 : Internet giant Google has clarified on reports that its search engine has been altered to help Hillary Clinton win the 2016 presidential elections in the United States. Read Full Story

Goodle Doodle marks start of UEFA Euro 2016
London, June 10 : Cockadoodledoo- the Euro 2016 is finally here. Hence Google has dedicated its Doodle to UEFA's showpiece continental football tournament. Read Full Story

Facebook builds AI which can read messages in more than 20 languages
New Delhi, June 6 : Social networking giant Facebook has built an AI(Artificial Intelligence) system that can read texts and posts like a human. Read Full Story

Now, tweet in more than 140-characters
Melbourne, May25 : No need to compromise on words while tweeting, as Twitter is changing its 140-character limit. Read Full Story

British High Commission launches Facebook in Hindi
New Delhi, May 20 : The British High Commission in India officially launched its Hindi language Facebook page on Friday. Read Full Story

Sundar Pichai unveils 'Google Assistant', 'Google Home' at I/O conference
California, May 19 : Internet giant Google's Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has announced several new features like 'Google Assistant', 'Google Home', a new messaging app called 'Allo' and video calling feature 'Duo' at the ongoing I/O (input/output and 'Innovation in the Open') conference in Mountain View, California. Read Full Story

Low screen resolution, poor network impact app downloads in India: 9apps data report
New Delhi, May 18 : Despite soaring popularity and double-digit growth in Indian smartphone market, low screen size and resolution along with poor network penetration threaten the rate of app adoption in India, according to 9Apps, part of Alibaba Mobile Business Group. Read Full Story

Google to phase out Flash on Chrome
California, May 16 : Internet giant Google has announced its plans to phase out Flash support in its Chrome browser as a default. Read Full Story

Ixigo's 'inspire' travel plugin for Chrome to help find cheapest deals online
New Delhi, May 12 : ixigo, one of India's leading travel search marketplace has launched ixigo inspire, a Chrome extension that inspires travellers and instantly compares travel deals across travel sites. Earlier in beta, the plugin has now been fully rolled out to ixigo's user-base and works on the desktop version of Chrome. Read Full Story

After Chrome, UC Browser is most popular mobile browser in world
New Delhi, May 10 : With the mobile internet developing across different markets, consumers' mobile browsing behaviour and needs are also evolving. For instance, in the U.S. and European countries, people use browser mostly for retrieving information, making a mobile browser everyone's information hub; whereas in Asian countries, consumers with limited computing power and data plan use the browser for literally everything- making browsers their gateway to information, entertainment, e-commerce and more. Read Full Story

Google marks Mother's Day with 'symbolic' doodle
New Delhi, May 8 : Google dedicated its today's doodle to mark the International Mother's Day. Read Full Story

Now you can speak to Amazon's Alexa through your iPhone
New York, May 8 : Now you can speak to Amazon's Alexa through your iPhone. Yes, the company's voice assistance can connect to iOS 9.0 devices through an app named 'Lexi'. Read Full Story

Google Doodle marks Sigmund Freud's 160th b'day
New Delhi, May 6 : Google has dedicated its today's Doodle to mark the 160th birthday of famous psychologist Sigmund Freud, also known as the Father of Psychoanalysis. Read Full Story

Microsoft adds dynamics CRM Online
New Delhi /Kolkata, May 4 : Microsoft on Wednesday announced the availability of Dynamics CRM Online services from its local datacenter regions in India. Read Full Story

10-year-old rewarded for finding bug in Instagram
New York, May 4 : Social networking giant Facebook has paid USD 10,000 to a ten-year-old boy for spotting a bug in the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram. Read Full Story

Now you can book Jugnoo auto using Facebook messenger
New Delhi, May 04, : Jugnoo, one of India's leading auto rickshaw aggregator, has announced the launch of Jugnoo Bot for Facebook users. In a bid to broaden its customer base, Jugnoo forays into the social networking giant Facebook. Read Full Story

Kaspersky Lab says kids spend more of their lives online as they grow up
New Delhi, May 3 : Kids today spend more of their lives online than offline, according to research carried out by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids and Youth. Read Full Story


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