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The IIT-turned Uber driver: A good Samaritan or bluff?

By : CIOL Writers

Just read the story with an innocent heart, and it has all the emotional stuff packed directly from Bollywood leaving you with a drenched handkerchief. But if you try to overdo the reading bit, the emotions might just fly away

China bans using social media content as “news”

By : CIOL Writers

Just a week after China’s internet censorship chief Lu Wei stepped down, the internet regulator has launched a fresh crackdown on social media content and has restricted media organizations from reporting of news gathered from social media, with the government

Myntra’s End of Reason Sale records 23X daliy sales

By : CIOL Writers

The clouds of depression are clearing out for the online fashion e-commerce store Myntra, as the portal claims to have seen a 23-fold increase in base-line sales post its two-day ‘End of Reason Sale’. This comes as a fresh breath

No more boasting about that huge discount you got on Amazon

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon ads capture the psyche of Indian shoppers quite perfectly. But the e-commerce giant’s latest move to phase-out list prices, or manufacturer’s retail prices, and directly show discounted prices to the users, seems slightly ignorant of how the mind of

Facebook’s new algorithm to prioritize friends and families

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has announced that the platform will limit the posts in News Feeds from other Facebook pages and instead prioritize posts from users’ families and friends and the news is nothing less than a shocker for the media industry. The

Hooray! Sarabhai vs Sarabhai to return as web series

By : CIOL Writers

In this age of TV series that sound more of buffoonery than story-telling, the news that the Sarabhai family will visit us once more comes as a joyous relief. Set aside all those nagins, and makkhis, and wolves of TV

People, relax, Facebook will not charge you to protect your privacy

By : CIOL Writers

For those who have been frantically posting status updates on Facebook, standing up against the company’s alleged move to charge its users to keep their posts private, consider this: IT IS A HOAX! If you just wind back to 2013,

Terrorism database of suspected individuals leaked on internet

By : CIOL Writers

Terrorism is a nagging nuisance world over, but the general public has little information on how huge the menace is. But that changed recently, as a database of 2.2 million suspected terrorists and people linked to organized crime, prepared by

Head of China’s top internet regulator Lu Wei quits

By : CIOL Writers

Head of China’s top internet regulator Lu Wei, who brought in a severe curtailing of internet freedom during his tenure, has stepped down. It is a known fact that China censors online content that it deems are politically sensitive, along

Hack into a Facebook account with a fake passport!

By : CIOL Writers

Aaron Thompson is a Facebook user who has exposed an online thief that gained access to his account simply by sending the support team a fake passport to unlock the account. Thompson spoke about the incident on news site Reddit

No ban on Whatsapp in India: Supreme Court

By : CIOL Writers

The Supreme Court of India thinks that banning Whatsapp is a preposterous proposition and has rejected the petition seeking the same. Keeping in mind the freedom of expression of the people, the court has thus directed the petitioner to approach

7 travel apps worth your time and money

By : CIOL Writers

If you are a travel enthusiast, this one’s for you. There is no dearth of traveling apps available in the play store but most of them are good for nothing, clunky and pretty bugging. And it can be pretty tedious

Google’s new ‘My Activity’ dashboard lists your entire search history

By : CIOL Writers

Google has introduced a new dashboard called ‘My Activity’, that shows all of your online activities such as search history, video searches and places you have visited. The new dashboard improves upon Google’s previous My Account dashboard, which allows you

Snapchat the new hub for prospective lovers

By : CIOL Writers

Forget Tinder or any other dating app; Snapchat is what you want if you really want to know if your crush is really into you. Just hover over those three dots after you have posted a snap story, and tap

Facebook chucks its ‘f’ logo in ‘Like’ button

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has taken the first step to making its social plugin buttons flatter and more distinct. Facebook’s ‘like’ button, the familiar blue icon that is found on millions of pages around the web along with Facebook’s share icon, is getting

Zuckerberg’s neighbors don’t want a wall around his $100m Hawaiian holiday retreat

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has caused outrage among locals on the Hawaiian holiday island of Kauai after he began construction of a large stone wall around his $100million 750-acre retreat. Well, neighbors are unhappy about the wall because they say

360-degree photos on Facebook are a rage

By : CIOL Writers

Lately, the Facebook news feed has been taken over by those interactive photos, which instruct you to hold your phone up and move it around to view different parts of the photo. It’s called 360-degree photos and is quite fun.

Facebook uses location services to pop up those creepy friends suggestion on your feed

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook’s Suggested Friends feature is a nuisance to many, while most wonder how some people even landed up on the list, considering you have never met them or even heard of them. It turns out that Facebook uses your phone’s

Social media day in Ahmedabad to fuel discussion on changing face of communication

By : CIOL Writers

The impact that social media generates around us need not be overemphasized. Addressing the diversity of this target audience is the 4th edition of ‘Social Media Day’ to be held in Ahmedabad. ReDi, a joint collaboration between Simulations Public Relations,

It’s all #Messi in Social media

By : CIOL Writers

Leonel Messi, the God of Football, has announced his retirement at the age of 29, and nobody can believe it. In a very emotional manner, Messi declared his retirement from the International Football Team of Argentina, after losing a penalty