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Google launches YouTube Kids

With an aim to provide internet safety to kids, Google has released its new app YouTube Kids for all Android and iOS devices. The YouTube Kids app comes with a built-in filter which removes the inappropriate videos from the search […]

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Call-To-Action Button for Facebook Pages launched

Facebook Page is mostly used for business purpose. Most of the organizations and online retailers are creating Facebook Pages for their own company. It is a place for them to understand the taste of their customers and what they are […]

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Facebook Legacy Contact lets you manage account even after death

Now stay alive even after your death with Facebook Legacy Contact, a new feature recently added by Facebook. Legacy contact allows users to nominate a family member or a friend to have control over their Facebook profile afterlives. Facebook is […]

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Facebook introduces ThreatExchange, a common threat sharing platform

Facebook has made a platform, called ThreatExchange, where data on current attacks (such as malware and phishing attacks) can be shared. Companies including Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, and Yahoo! are already participating and Facebook is now calling for others to join in. […]

Facebook provides free Internet in India

Facebook tied up with Reliance communications to provide free Internet in India. Reliance communications says the initiative by Facebook also includes a total of 33 free websites under different categories, mostly education, health and social networking. People who are using […]

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Fatal Porn-based tagging malware infects thousands of Facebook accounts

It’s time to adjust your Facebook privacy settings as the famous social networking site is attacked by a fatal Porn-based tagging malware infecting thousands of Facebook accounts. Though it is not the first time that Facebook has been infected with […]

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Group Direct Message and Mobile Video Camera come to Twitter

Twitter had announced last year that it was developing some advanced feature applications.  Following the same, Twitter recently rolled out two of such apps. The first of them is ‘Group Direct Message’ while the other one is ‘Mobile Video Camera’. The […]

Facebook and Instagram Suffer Global Outage – DDoS Suspected

Thousands of Facebook users were left bewildered as the social networking site went down for almost 40 minutes, possibly due to a DDoS attack. They were not able to login as the main page was showing a message that said […]

Twitter acquires Indian newbie ZipDial

Twitter recently made the official announcement of it acquiring a startup company from India, called as ‘ZipDial’. ZipDial is a product company based in the city of Bangalore in India. With this acquisition, Twitter is hopeful that it will become […]

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Twitter launches Digits login for web

Twitter has launched its first ever developer kit that lets the mobile app developers to embed Digits login for the app’s website. This way, Digits login platform is used for website’s login, instead of the conventional password process. Twitter mentions […]

Twitter Rolls Out New Feature “While You Were Away”

Twitter is rolling its new feature ‘While you were away’. As the name suggests, this feature shows you a recap of all the tweets posted while you were not on Twitter. The recap of important tweets will be displayed with […]

Facebook drops Bings Search engine results

Facebook has silently dumped the Bing search engine results and they will no more be displayed on Facebook. Facebook has been using the Microsoft Bing Search results since the year 2010, but the refurbished Facebook search offerings will now include […]

ESET joins the Facebook security vector

Facebook, being the most popular social media network is a big target for scams and thus the team has decided to partner with security vendor ESET. This is the third security vector of Facebook this year. Earlier in May, the […]

Twitter’s new powerful search lets you search for all tweets

Taking microblogging to next level, Twitter has launched its new and powerful search index today. Twitter has been around since 2006 and has gained a continuous popularity ever since its inception. The lately released search engine of Twitter allows user […]

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Facebook Groups, a new app by Facebook, launched

If you are a die-hard fan or a regular user of Facebook, this is something of your interest. Along with the fleet of apps by Facebook such as Rooms, Paper and Slingshot; the giant has launched yet another app called […]

Facebook launches New Places Directory

The Facebook team has been hard at work on several new tools in the last few months. Its latest launch – New Places Directory looks to be a big step in the direction of local search. The new feature rolled […]

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Google Hangout to let users make free one minute International calls

The users of Google Hangout app have one more reason to smile. Recently, Google announced that user can make a minute long international call for free via Google Hangout. This facility will be available for the users from 25 countries […]

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Facebook and Yahoo develop new method to handle recycled email addresses

Last year we covered about Yahoo releasing inactive Yahoo IDs and making them available for new users.  Microsoft, too, has been recycling inactive Outlook.com email accounts. However the act of releasing inactive IDs has raised concerns of intruders using deleted […]

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Snapchat Service breached: Photos leaked

The troubling incident reported about Snapchat suggests the service was breached. Members of anonymous online messaging forum 4chan claim to have accessed gigabytes of private photographs shared on Snapchat by breaking into cloud storage servers of a third-party application that […]

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Facebook introduces the Internet.org App

In today’s world, the Internet has become a necessity more than a luxury. It connects us to the whole world. However, there are still majority parts of the world which do not have access to the internet. This is mainly […]

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Reddit Live, a live blogging tool, launched

Reddit has launched a live blogging tool called as Reddit Live. Aimed at users who want to keep posting about live events in real time, the feature has been in semi-open beta version since February. Reddit Live With Reddit Live, […]

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Google to shut down Orkut on September 30, 2014

Google has announced the closure of its first social networking website Orkut, on 30 September 2014. As per the official blogpost, Google is shutting it down, to focus more on its other ventures like YouTube, Blogger and Google Plus. Before […]

Facebook Launches Slingshot

After a failed attempt to buy Snapchat last year, Mark Zuckerberg has now come up with Slingshot, an app similar to Snapchat, which deletes the photos and videos shortly after sharing. The new Facebook app, Slingshot allows the users to […]

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Facebook to use your Browsing History to deliver Ads

Facebook will soon be launching a new ad program which will display the ads on your timeline according to your browsing history. Your timeline will now show the ads based on the websites you visit over the web. For example, […]

Twitter Small Business Guide released

The Twitter community is expanding by thousands, if not millions with each passing day. The micro-blogging platform that allows you to express your opinion in 140 character long tweets has become an indispensable tool for communication, today. The website is […]

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Facebook to offer free malware cleanups to infected computers

Imagine the count of visitors that Facebook attracts every day. More the traffic, increased is the chances of many getting affected by threats such as malware. Though it is almost impossible to protect against all modern security threats, Facebook seems […]

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Google reportedly planning to dismantle Google+

Google+, the social networking website and authorship tool from Google Inc, is reportedly in troubled waters after the sudden departure of its head, Vic Gundotra. Last Thursday, April 24th 2014, Vic Gundotra announced that he is leaving Google after spending […]

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Facebook to buy WhatsApp messaging service for a whopping $19 billion

A move that can be termed as surprising, if not shocking, Facebook Inc announced on Wednesday afternoon that it was acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion in stock and cash. WhatsApp is a world leader in mobile messaging over the internet […]