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Twitter Buys Yes for Product VP Talent

Twitter last week purchased Yes and named the mobile app startup’s CEO, Keith Coleman, as its new VP of product — a challenging post. Coleman will be Twitter’s third VP of product this year and the fifth since 2014. Twitter’s main problems are monetization, which has plagued it since its founding; slowing user growth; and stiff competition. Those encouraged by ... Read More »

Min Browser Muffles the Web’s Noise

Min is a Web browser with a minimal design that provides speedy operation with simple features. When it comes to software design, “minimal” does not mean low functionality or undeveloped potential. If you like minimal distraction tools for your text editor and note-taking applications, that same comfort appeal is evident in the Min browser. I mostly use Google Chrome, Chromium ... Read More »

Google Gives Google+ Some Nips and Tucks

Google on Tuesday announced three new updates to Google+ in an effort to revive interest in the faltering product.   The added features will be rolled out next week, when the old Google+ layout will vanish. First, lower quality comments will be hidden, although Google didn’t explain how comments will be judged or who will make those calls. Google has ... Read More »

Google’s Santa Tracker is up and running

If you’ve been wondering about the strange familiarity of music when you are doing your weekly shop, and an unusually heavy amount of people wearing red and white hats then we’re happy to reveal that this is because it’s nearly Christmas – and that means the annual Google Santa Tracker is here. Yep, every year we bring you the news ... Read More »

Facebook report shows increase in data requests from India

In keeping with the global trend, the Indian government requested social networking giant Facebook for data 6,324 times in the first half of 2016 — up from 5,561 requests in the earlier July-December 2015 period, Facebook’s latest Government Requests Report revealed on Saturday. Facebook restricted access to 2,034 pieces of content “in response to legal requests from law enforcement agencies ... Read More »

Around 950 mn Indians still not on Internet: Study

Though mobile data plans in India are among the cheapest in the world and average retail price of smartphones is steadily declining, yet nearly 950 million Indians do not have an Internet connection, according to a joint study done by Assocham-Deloitte. “Internet penetration is increasing in India, the access to affordable broadband, smart devices and monthly data packages is required ... Read More »

200 More railways stations to have free Wi-Fi facility by 2017

After the successful completion of the free WiFi project for 100 railway stations, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu wants to have another 200 stations to go WiFi by 2017. “More trains would also be provided with Wi-Fi next year,” Prabhu said. “The objective is to have Wi-Fi facility in all railway stations in small cities and towns,” he added. The Minister ... Read More »

Now create email ID in eight Indian languages

The world’s first free linguistic email address service ‘DATAMAIL’ is now accessible through computers using all popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Netscape, Safari and Flox. One of India’s largest IT services organisation, DATA XGen Technologies Pvt Ltd, a group company of Jaipur-based Data Infosys in October had launched world’s first free linguistic email address for Smartphones ... Read More »

Ericsson demonstrates IoT solutions in Andhra village

Swedish communication technology firm Ericsson on Thursday demonstrated at Mori village of Andhra Pradesh its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for creating smart and sustainable villages in the state. Both projects — Connected Aquaponics and Smart Water Grid Management — were demonstrated in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, after a three-month pilot. Ericsson earlier this ... Read More »

What did India watch on Youtube in 2016?

YouTube on Wednesday released the top 10 trending videos, music videos and bollywood trailers of the year 2016. While Rajnikanth-starrer “Kabali” bacame the top trending movie trailer, comedian Kapil Sharma’s show featuring actor Salman Khan was the top trending video of the year, YouTube said in a blog post. A video showing the “embedded GPS chip” in the new Rs ... Read More »