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Social Media Usage in Rural India Grew 100 Percent in a Year

Usage of social media in rural India has grown by 100 percent during the last one year with 25 million users residing in that belt, a report said on Wednesday.However, urban India registered a relatively lower growth of 35 percent with the total number of users at 118 million as on April 2015, says the ‘Social Media in India 2014’ ... Read More »

Twitter Buys Artificial Intelligence Group Whetlab

Twitter on Wednesday acquired the artificial intelligence startup Whetlab, bolstering the analytics capacity which is becoming increasingly important for social networks.Terms were not announced for the deal, which was disclosed in a tweet by the Twitter engineering team and on the website of the Massachusetts-based Whetlab. Twitter did not comment on its plan for the service, but artificial intelligence can ... Read More »

Anonymous Hackers Attack Canada Government Websites

Hackers disrupted Canadian government websites for several hours on Wednesday, senior officials said, but denied that any personal data had been compromised in the cyber-attack.The hacker collective Anonymous took responsibility in an online video, saying it was done in protest of a controversial anti-terror law that dramatically expands the powers and reach of Canada’s spy agency. The government’s public website ... Read More »

German Carmakers Reportedly Ready Offer for Nokia’s Here as Deadline Looms

Germany’s premium auto makers BMW Daimler and Audi are preparing an offer for Nokia’s maps business, as binding bids are due by end of Thursday, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters.The binding offers will be used as a basis to pursue negotiations for making a final offer, one of the sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Finland’s Nokia started ... Read More »

Best Features of MobiKwik App

If you are planning to do mobile recharges on the go, then you will need an app like Mobikwik, which is considered to be one of the best mobile recharge apps as of today. In fact, in addition to mobile phone recharges, you can also pay bills, DTH top-ups, etc. There are two ways in which you can make a ... Read More »

‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’: Prime Minister asks all to stay connected

New Delhi: In an effort to reach out to the masses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his mobile application which provides a unique opportunity to receive messages and e-mails directly from the PM.  PM Modi took to Twitter to write: “ Launched ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. Come, lets stay connected on the mobile!” Launched ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. ... Read More »

Google teams up with orchestras to target classical music

    Google teamed up with five leading orchestras Monday in a bid to draw more classical music lovers to digital music as the streaming sector booms. Dubbed Classical Live, the initiative will offer exclusive recordings through the Internet giant`s Google Play service from orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. Also involved are the Boston Symphony ... Read More »

Social media users in India reach 143 million in April

New Delhi: Social media users in the country reached 143 million by April with rapid uptake seen in rural India where user base grew by 100 per cent in last one year to 25 million. The revelations come in a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and IMRB International. “There are 143 million social media users in India ... Read More »

Holiday tech: 5 travel gadgets you should not leave home without, from cameras to e-books

Holiday reading … Amazon’s latest Kindle, the Voyage, boost the screen resolution and adds a new way to turn pages.Source: Supplied GETTING away on holiday does not necessarily mean leaving technology behind. Holiday-makers should be careful about the technology they do choose, however. Some can deliver entire libraries in a tiny form, capture faraway photos straight out of your pocket, ... Read More »

Facebook Could Suggest Status Update Topics

Looks like Facebook wants the users to keep updating their status very frequently. And if you are at a loss of ideas about your next update, worry not – Facebook would suggest the topic.In a new Facebook feature test, some users are seeing “Suggested Topics” appear in their status update boxes, SociaTimes reported. “After commenting on a friend’s post about ... Read More »