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Twitter, Facebook driving couples to break relationships: study

Arguments over social media platforms among romantic partners are damaging relationships, ending in negative outcomes like emotional and physical cheating, breakup and divorce, a significant research reveals.

Impact of social media making politicians go online

With the growing power of social media, politicians who had so far shied away from the digital medium are now increasingly interacting with the youth through Facebook and Twitter this election season.

Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak

Microsoft Corp., which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged on Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets.

Facebook working on 'almost human' tech to recognise faces

Facebook is reportedly working on a facial recognition technology that is touted to be nearing human-level precision.

Google bathes doodle in colours to celebrate Holi

Internet giant Google on Monday celebrated the festival of colours Holi with a doodle bathed in yellow, blue, pink and green and sporting a 'pichkari' (spray gun). PIC INSIDE

Deal with Facebook doesn't change WhatsApp's privacy policy, says founder

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Tuesday clarified there would be no change in the mobile messaging start-up’s privacy policy after the $19 billion deal with Facebook. “I want to make sure you understand how deeply I value the principle of private communication,” he wrote in a blog.

Facebook, Skype challenge telcos' free cash flows: Fitch

Ratings agency Fitch on Friday warned that the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook and the former's plans to enter voice calls will further dent global telcos' ability to increase free cash flows, but ruled out serious impact on the Indian players in the near-term.

360 million stolen credentials for sale on cyber black market uncovered

A cyber security firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access.

Facebook's Zuckerberg the new mobile king

Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stars in the mobile industry's biggest fair, fresh from his $19 billion (14-billion-euro) takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp.

WhatsApp founders mint billions from FB

An unassuming white building in Mountain View, California, entered Silicon Valley folklore on Wednesday as the place where Jan Koum signed a $19 billion deal.

IIT-Delhi graduate head of 'all things business at WhatsApp'

Fast-growing startup WhatsApp was the talk of tech town on Thursday after social media giant Facebook announced a $19 billion buyout of the mobile-messaging application. While the deal created an instant global buzz, an Indian took centrestage in the aftermath. Mega deals |  WhatsApp: From food stamps to $19 billion dollar deal

WhatsApp deal shows Facebook push to stay on top

With a big, bold deal for hot messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook is demonstrating it wants youth, a wider footprint in more markets and new kinds of services to stay fresh.

Ukrainian roots shine through at WhatsApp

WhatsApp grew up in Silicon Valley, but its founder's background in Eastern Europe gave it its DNA. Its founder and CEO Jan Koum, 37, grew up mostly in the Ukraine, and moved to Mountain View, California, as a teenager.

Facebook to buy messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion

Facebook on Wednesday announced it was acquiring WhatsApp, a world leader in mobile messaging over the internet with 35 million users in India, for $19 billion in stock and cash.

Twitter users revolt over changes to abusive behavior policy

Twitter Inc encountered a user revolt for the first time as a public company after it tweaked its "block" function on Thursday, prompting an outcry from those who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.
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