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Orkut’s Hello is expected to hit Indian users soon

By : CIOL Writers

In 2004, when Google launched the social networking site, Orkut gave us the first glimpse of the dominating form of internet. Though it went off successfully, Orkut was slowly strangulated to death in 2014 by Facebook’s raging popularity. However, Orkut’s

Instagram & Snapchat, the most detrimental social networking app for teenagers: Study

By : CIOL Writers

While social media platforms are proving out to be a boon for business owners, on the other end, it is leaving a negative effect on teenagers. We all knew it, but now we have numbers to prove the fact. According

Facebook brings food ordering feature to its platform

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is upping its ante so that you are never away from the social media platform. Besides the slew of other services, Facebook is now rolling out a new food ordering option on its app and desktop site that will

WhatsApp brings ‘Pinned Chat’ feature to Android

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has officially rolled out “Pinned Chats” on its platform that allows users to pin up to three chats to the top of the list. The said feature was spotted last month in beta but is now available to download through Google

Facebook Messenger gets a makeover for improved navigation

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to make the Messenger experience more organised and easy, Facebook has given its messaging platform a makeover. The update introduces new tabs to the top of Messenger’s main screen for moving between your messages, active contacts, and groups.

Caution: WhatsApp URL that claims to change colour theme is an adware

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like the cyber world is reeling under some kind of crisis. While WannaCry is still wreaking havoc across the globe, a new adware has been spotted circulating around the web that tricks you to visit ‘шһатѕарр.com’. Notably, this isn’t the official WhatsApp

Instagram rolls out Snapchat-like augmented reality ‘Face Filters’

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has finally brought the last and the only feature that was yet to be copied from Snapchat to Instagram. Instagram rolled out a selection of augmented reality ‘Face Filters’, including furry koala ears, math equations swirling around your head,

Snapchat’s fuel machine: High GDPs, high-end smartphones and young blood

By : CIOL Writers

What if Snapchat is mere 1/8th the size of Facebook; the ephemeral photo sharing app never considered itself part of the rat-race. Snapchat isn’t aiming for Mars or running after any milestones, it’s for a special coterie- High GDPs, high-end

Will Instagram’s new mobile web sharing features help it to drive growth?

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to drive growth in areas with slow connectivity or expensive data, Instagram has upgraded its mobile website adding core features of the main app that includes photo sharing and a lightweight version of the Explore tab. Why new features? Instagram has

Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by families of San Bernardino attack victims

By : CIOL Writers

Skeptics had forewarned about such things long back and looks like we are finally confronting the dark side to social media. Amidst the growing criticism and debate about social media providing an easy platform for terrorists, fundamentalists and other criminals

Quikr acquires on demand services platform Zimmber

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to further boost its hyperlocal household services, online classifieds firm Quikr has acquired on-demand services platform Zimmber for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will help the company accelerate its growth in household services and continue towards its goal of organising this fragmented

Facebook to hire a team of 3,000 people to monitor violent and other inappropriate posts

By : CIOL Writers

In the light of ever increasing violent broadcasts on its platform, Facebook is hiring a team of 3,000 humans to flag violent and other inappropriate content on its platform. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that Facebook will hire 3,000 more

Your Twitter and Facebook posts could decide if you get US visa or not

By : CIOL Writers

Don’t underestimate the power of a seemingly innocuous 140-character tweet that you posted last night on Twitter expressing your views on Trump’s first 100 days as the US President. Well, that tweet could make or break your big American dreams.

Facebook beats expectations with $8.03B revenue in Q1; user base grows to 1.94B

By : CIOL Writers

It was another good, if not great quarter for social networking giant Facebook beating Wall Street expectations. The company reported $8.03 billion in revenue and a user base of 1.94 billion for the first quarter of the year. “We had a good

WhatsApp suffered major global outage; now back online

By : CIOL Writers

Popular messaging platform, WhatsApp suffered a major global outage on Wednesday that lasted for several hours before being resolved. While, the Facebook owned company did confirm the outage in a media statement, it did not shed light on the reason behind

YouTube’s desktop website gets a makeover with new design, dark theme and more

By : CIOL Writers

YouTube is celebrating its 12th birthday with a re-designed website and a slew of brand new features including a new dark mode, tweaks to search and channel pages, and an updated theater mode that allows you to watch videos in a

Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games now rolling out worldwide

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games feature that was first introduced in November, is now available to all of its billion-plus users across the globe. There are more than 50 games available in Messenger in certain territories, including titles like Word with Friends,

Facebook promotes former NY Times exec, Alex Hardiman to help fight fake news

By : CIOL Writers

After receiving flak from all quarters for the fake news menace that reportedly changed the course of the US Presidential elections, Facebook is doing all it can to redeem itself of the curse. While the social networking giant is continuously adding new

Twitter inks 16 new streaming partnerships to ramp up its live video efforts

By : CIOL Writers

Putting its lost deal to live stream NFL games on Thursday night behind, Twitter unveiled 16 new streaming video partnerships yesterday, led by BuzzFeed, Vox Media, Viacom, the WNBA, and the PGA. The new partnerships came on the heels of 

Users may quit WhatsApp if they feel privacy is breached: Facebook to SC

By : CIOL Writers

Responding to a petition filed by two Indian students over privacy concerns with Facebook-owned WhatsApp, Facebook counsel K K Venugopal told a Supreme court bench, that, “Those who find the new privacy policy irksome or violative of their fundamental rights, can quit. We’ve