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Chili’s backing up personal service with table-top tech

By : Riddhi Sharma

It’s a game night, and you wonder whether you should dine out with a match playing in the foreground, or just order-in. Most people choose dining out because of the experience. Almost all of us have a deep-seated expectation of

Alcohol ads on social media may influence you to drink

By : Riddhi Sharma

Alcohol advertising on social media has greater power to influence users to go out for a drink, a recent study by researchers from Michigan State University, claims. The researchers exposed 121 individuals to two types of ads—one group viewed ads

Beware! Facebook to track non-members with ads

By : CIOL Writers

Even as Europe regulators criticize Facebook’s practices over privacy concerns, the social network giant has decided to begin displaying ads to web users who are not members of its platform yet. Facebook will use cookies, ‘like’ buttons and other plug-ins

Iran threatens to ban social media sites

By : CIOL Writers

How far would you go to safeguard ‘morality’? The Iran government seems to think there’s no end to it. The Supreme Council of Cyberspace of Iran has threatened to ban all social media companies operating in the country, if they

How digital media is haven for regional films?

By : CIOL Writers

With regional cinema finding a new lease of life last year with films like O Kadhal Kanmani (tamil), Bahubali (telugu), Court (Marathi), Qissa (Punjabi) finding pan-India audience in 2015, this year has had some interesting releases which found a new

Social media gain for the non-profits

By : CIOL Writers

Priyadarshini Sachdev, a Bengaluru-based software professional, itches to do “something good for the society”. That’s the reason the 32-year-old gave up on her plush job to train her focus on her dream project—a not-for-profit organization for the senior citizens. The

Social media is our main source for “News”

By : CIOL Writers

The quintessential morning ritual for crores of Indians, of newspaper with a hot a cuppa of tea, might soon be a thing of past. If the research finding of a study published by Pew Research Center is anything to go

Hate your job? Change the title

By : CIOL Writers

It all started with Google. Swanky offices, informal spaces, hierarchy without cubicles, in fact, no hierarchy at all. The burgeoning trend of ‘cool’ offices has caught on for sure. And as they say—push one boundary and many other walls come

Social media misogyny, fight against online abuse

By : CIOL Writers

Haripriya Kaur is an avid traveller and part of the popular Facebook group—The Himalayan Club—where she often shared her experiences and pictures. But the bliss did not last for long. Wanting to go to Ladakh on a road trip, but

Facebook apologises after fat-shaming a model

By : Riddhi Sharma

Body-shaming, fat-shaming and other such words are doing the rounds on internet daily, what is shocking is that even social networking giants like Facebook are being party to it. In one such case, Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it

X-Men in your Snapchat lense

By : CIOL Writers

Apocalypse has struck Snapchat, literally. The lens feature of the service that allows its users to click pictures and add fun caricatures such as crowns, dog ears, alien eyes and more, was overtaken by a host of X-Men characters like

#Trending: Chewbacca, Ambani, Bhutan’s King

By : Riddhi Sharma

Here’s our latest round-up of all things trending on the Internet Chewbacca gone loco! Watch this Texas woman’s hilarious video that got the whole world cracking up! It has woman laughing uncontrollably after trying on a Chewbacca mask. It has

Yes Bank embraces Facebook at Work

MUMBAI, INDIA: Yes Bank is the first bank in India to roll out the business version of Fcebook called Facebook at Work for all its 15,000+ employees. Facebook at Work has a look and feel similar to that of Facebook

Forget friends on Facebook, we have only 5 real friends

By : CIOL Writers

You may have thousand-plus friends, on Facebook, but a research has discovered that humans actually have only five real friends. While humans have the capability of living in complex, layered societies, scientists have found that we have an upper limit

490 million social media posts as Chinese propaganda

By : Riddhi Sharma

The Chinese government has hired the ‘Fifty Cent Party’ to bombard the Chinese internet with pro-regime posts in order to avoid criticism to the ruling Communist Party. Previously, it was believed that the group- who allegedly earn 50 cents per

WhatsApp DOWN in the UK and parts of Europe

By : CIOL Writers

Whatsapp has become a part and parcel of our lives, and imagine a day without it? So, users have been complaining about the popular chat app’s sudden halt. It is not working in the UK, WHATSAPP is DOWN for parts

EgyptAir changed twitter and facebook logo

By : Riddhi Sharma

On Thursday night, EgyptAir changed its usual Blue-and-White Twitter and Facebook logo to a sombre Black one, with the background being a photo of grey clouds with MS804 written in black. The change took place a day after the flight

One hundred million LinkedIn logins for sale

By : CIOL Writers

Did you just read the headline and think, what? Are you kidding? No. An advertisement by a hacker claims that he has more than one hundred million LinkedIn logins for sale. Four years ago, a fraction of the reported number

Trending: Aishwarya Rai, MotoG4 and Sonu Nigam

By : CIOL Writers

Enjoyed the last collection of #WBIT? Here is another round-up of what’s breaking the internet! 1) Because pink lips are just so passé. Aishwarya trolls on Cannes are always hilarious, but we believe this time the trolls have more to

Tips to promote your business using Instagram

By : CIOL Writers

With all the buzz around Instagram, you must be planning to use Instagram for business purposes. Believe us, it is the place to be. It is currently pumped up with a lot of energy, a lot of excitement and vigour