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24 Jan 2018

Mark Zuckerberg

Flicks: A new unit of time invented by Facebook

Facebook has come up with a new way of measuring time. Just like hours, minutes and seconds, there's now a new unit of time called "Flicks" invented by Facebook's Virtual Reality team.

23 Jan 2018


WhatsApp developing new "notification system" to fight fake messages, spam

WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular messengers; it is regularly updated to offer new features and improve the user experience.

22 Jan 2018

Social Media

New Manforce adrak condoms: For winter and sore throats

Just when we thought Manforce couldn't get any more creative than last year's achaar condoms, the male-contraceptive giant has upped its ante with the announcement of another much-loved desi flavor - adrak and honey.

19 Jan 2018


California couple denies torturing and abusing chained, shackled children

California couple David and Louise Turpin, whose 13 children were found bound and chained inside their house, have pleaded not guilty.

18 Jan 2018


How a Facebook selfie led cops to a murderer

Two years ago, Cheyenne Rose Antoine, now a 21-year-old, got into a heated argument with her friend Brittney Gargol, then 18.

16 Jan 2018


California couple chained, tortured their 13 children, arrested

On Sunday, California cops received a strange call: a 17-year-old girl said she'd escaped from her house, where her 12 siblings were held captive.

15 Jan 2018


Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to leave Disney

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will no longer serve as Disney's board members.

15 Jan 2018


Facebook to launch voice-based video chat home device

According to media reports, Facebook is foraying into the devices market and has developed a voice-based home video chat device called Portal.

12 Jan 2018

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook News Feed to now prioritize posts from friends

Facebook is making a major modification to its News Feed algorithm that will prioritize posts from friends and family instead of news and other third-party publisher content.

09 Jan 2018


#CES2018: Facebook's Oculus, Xiaomi partner for two standalone VR headsets

In a surprise move, at the ongoing CES, Facebook's Oculus VR has announced a partnership with Xiaomi for building standalone VR (virtual reality) headsets.

09 Jan 2018


Book Indane LPG cylinder on Facebook and Twitter! Here's how

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has allowed consumers to book LGP cylinders via SMS, phone or online, but now it has expanded the service to even Facebook and Twitter!

08 Jan 2018


WhatsApp to bring Facebook-style stickers, group calls and more!

Facebook-owned popular messaging app WhatsApp, used by over 1.3bn users, has been on a roll lately, introducing new features almost every week and constantly improving the app.

05 Jan 2018

Mark Zuckerberg

In 2018, Zuckerberg vows to rid Facebook of hate, interference

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's 33-year-old founder-CEO, famously gives himself a personal challenge at the beginning of every year.

04 Jan 2018


Over 75 billion WhatsApp messages sent on December 31

WhatsApp achieved a new milestone this New Year's Eve. Over 75 billion messages were sent by users on the Facebook-owned app.

04 Jan 2018


You can soon post Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp!

Facebook-owned popular image sharing platform Instagram is soon rolling out a feature to allow users to post Instagram Stories directly as a WhatsApp Status.

03 Jan 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal's Kullu district begins 2018 by raising awareness about periods

Attacking an age-old tradition, Himachal's Kullu district welcomed the new year by spreading awareness about periods.

29 Dec 2017

Social Media

'Don't want to die like Lankesh': Humans of Hindutva goes-offline

Humans of Hindutva (HoH), a popular Facebook page satirizing mostly the right wing, has been taken down.

27 Dec 2017


Facebook now wants you to use your Aadhaar name

The primary goals of Aadhaar were to give everyone an identity and ensure efficient implementation of government schemes.

25 Dec 2017

Facebook Messenger

This malware infects Facebook Messenger users to mine Monero, bitcoin-alternative

Tokyo-based cybersecurity giant Trend Micro has warned that a new cryptocurrency mining bot is spreading across the world fast through Facebook Messenger.

20 Dec 2017


Facebook gets safer; launches new tools to boost user privacy

Facebook has rolled out a series of tools to ensure greater security and privacy for its users.

14 Dec 2017


Facebook to help young India create Virtual Reality products

Facebook partnered with Startup Village Collective (SV.CO), a Bangalore-based digital incubator, on Wednesday to help Indian students develop their ideas on virtual reality (VR) into globally marketable products and services.

13 Dec 2017

Reliance Jio

How's the JioPhone doing three months after launch? A verdict

Perhaps the most revolutionary development in the Indian market this year was the entry of the JioPhone, a feature phone at never-before prices that intensified an ongoing price war in telecom.

13 Dec 2017


Egyptian singer jailed for suggestively eating fruits in music video

Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old Egyptian singer, was convicted on Tuesday of inciting debauchery through her music video.

05 Dec 2017


Facebook launches "Messenger Kids" for users as young as 6!

With over two-billion users, Facebook is the world's largest social network. Looking ahead to the future, Facebook is now targeting kids.

04 Dec 2017

Sexual Harassment

It's the power, stupid: Sheryl Sandberg on workplace sexual harassment

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's 48-year-old COO, has once again ignited the debate on sexual harassment at workplace. She shared her personal experiences in a lengthy FB post on Sunday.

01 Dec 2017


Over 25 million businesses are now active on Instagram!

Facebook's photo-sharing app, Instagram, announced its platform now home to over 25-million businesses, a remarkable rise from 15-million in July this year.

29 Nov 2017

Mark Zuckerberg

How AI is helping Facebook tackle terrorist threats online

Facebook has revealed how it has moved from human intervention to AI to detect terrorism-related posts.

26 Nov 2017


Kolkata Police shares true crime stories on its Facebook page

Since July, the Kolkata Police has been posting true crime stories on their Facebook page and it has true-crime aficionados hooked.

20 Nov 2017


India's WhatsApp arrests: When speech regulation goes "overboard"

Legal persecution of citizens over their social media activity is nothing new and has often been used as a tool of repression in many countries.

14 Nov 2017


Bengaluru company picked by Facebook for marketing mix modelling partnership

RainMan Consulting, a Bengaluru-based marketing analytics company, has become one of the primary firms in Asia to join hands with Facebook as a marketing mix modelling partner (MMM).

14 Nov 2017


WhatsApp for iPad to be launched soon

After being popular on smartphones for several years, it looks like Facebook-owned WhatsApp is going to launch the messaging app for tablets now.

11 Nov 2017


How can WhatsApp generate revenue for Facebook?

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has one of the world's largest user-bases with over 1.3 billion users.

09 Nov 2017


Facebook asks users to submit nudes to prevent 'revenge porn'

In a bizarre development, Facebook has urged users to send in their nude pictures to the company in order to prevent them from being used as 'revenge porn'.

08 Nov 2017

Sexual Harassment

Raya Sarkar and vigilante justice on social media

It all started on October 23 when Raya Sarkar, a 24-year-old California-based law student, put up a post on Facebook accusing two professors of Jadavpur University of sexual harassment.

04 Nov 2017

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar-Mallika Dua Controversy: Twinkle Khanna minces her words!

Actress Twinkle Khanna who is Twitter's favorite child because of her witty and sarcastic tweets, has clarified her tweets on Akshay Kumar-Mallika Dua controversy but Mallika seems completely unfazed by it.

02 Nov 2017


Third-quarter Results: Facebook reports best quarter while Tesla, the worst!

Facebook posted its third-quarter earnings, and it looks like the social media giant has had its best quarter so far.

31 Oct 2017

Russia News

Facebook: Russia-linked posts reached 126 million American users

Facebook has revealed that at least 126 million Americans have seen political adverts posted by Kremlin's operatives both during and after the 2016 US presidential elections.

26 Oct 2017

Social Media

Facebook releases "Workplace Chat" app for desktop/mobile with game-changing features

A year after launching Workplace, the business-focused social networking platform, Facebook is now releasing "Workplace Chat" desktop and mobile apps, which have Workplace's existing messaging functionality.

25 Oct 2017

Social Media

Beware of your online activity. It may haunt you later

Tired of Facebook showing up your old, embarrassing posts? You aren't the only one. Also, FB isn't the only website to remind you that what you post online, in most cases, stays forever and is never truly private.