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Meerkat decide to take Periscope head on; launches new features

Meerkat has announced that it was taking the battle with Periscope seriously, by laying out several new features. Periscope is a new live video streaming app that is backed by Twitter, and threatens to challenge Meerkat head-on. Since the launch, […]

Twitter to launch Periscope, a live video streaming app

Periscope is an app that lets you live stream just about anything. In addition, you can add text messages or emoticons to the video being streamed. All you have to do is to press a button to inform your friends […]

Facebook introduces ‘On This Day’: Walk down the memory lane

After testing it in beta mode for almost two years, Facebook has finally launched its app ‘On This Day’ today. The app takes users for a nostalgic trip to their past and shows where they were and what they were […]

Reddit now allows users to embed the comments and threads

You can now embed the comments threads from Reddit, says the official blog. This new feature added to Reddit enables users to showcase the Reddit comments on their website directly by pasting the embedded code into the web page. After […]

Facebook user fakes suicide; Lands in Mental Asylum

Facebook user Shane said he wanted to test the Facebook suicide prevention tool and hence he posted suicidal material on the social networking site. Anyway, he had to spend 72 hours in a mental asylum as no one was willing […]

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Facebook Messenger now lets you transfer money to Friends

Transfer money while you chat, is what Facebook telling its users. If you use Facebook Messenger to chat with your friends about splitting a last night party bill or clearing canteen debts, Facebook has made it easy for you to […]

LinkedIn acquires Careerify, online talent and recruiting platform

LinkedIn, world’s popular professional social network has announced that it is buying Careerify. Careerify, the Toronto-based startup which was founded in 2009 is an online recruiting and talent acquisition platform that helps in managing employee referrals and internal job mobility. […]


Google Plus to be split into Google Photos and Streams

After around a week of rumors, Google finally has announced two of its new products Photos and Streams. Google is supposedly reorganizing its social networking site Google+. In a post, Horowitz today announced that the company will soon be splitting […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 email accounts. However the act of releasing inactive IDs has raised concerns of intruders using deleted […]