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| 07 March, 2021, 05:43 PM IST | E-Paper

    Facebook announces launch of small business grant for India

    Facebook's India MD Ajit Mohan stated that recovery of small businesses from the pandemic will be critical to the recovery of Indian economy, and Facebook wants to do everything it can to help.

    Facebook updates Messenger app, introduces Mentions and Message Reactions

    You can now react to messages with the complete range of Messenger emoticons.

    Facebook updates can reflect your personality traits

    Psychologists surveyed Facebook users to examine the personality traits and motives that influence the topics they choose to write about in their status updates.

    No contradiction in being pro-biz, pro-poor: Arun Jaitley's Facebook update

    Jaitley today changed the cover photo on his FB profile and added a new slogan saying there is no contradiction between being "pro-business and pro-poor".

    Carmakers tout audio facebook as US seeks texting curb

    Audible Facebook updates and steering-wheel controls that let drivers buy movie tickets and check stock prices went on display at CES, 2012.

    Signal woos users with simple terms of service; says India market response beats expectations

    Acton said the Indian market has "completely exceeded all expectations" and the growth in the past few days has driven the company to add capacity to meet the burgeoning demand.

    Italy investigates Apple, Google, Dropbox over cloud storage

    The competition and market authority said on Monday it has opened a total of six investigations into Apple iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox's online storage service in response to complaints about unfair commercial practices and violations of the country's consumer rights directive.

    YOU, I & AI: A look at how AI is becoming omnipresent in our lives

    What comes naturally to humans is now being taught to machines. The ability of machines to learn from behaviour trends means certain repetitive tasks do not need human intervention anymore.

    Facebook prohibits weapon accessory ads to users under 18: Report

    Facebook announced this policy amidst a nationwide debate over gun reform in US after mass shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe and Texas.

    Define 'incel': Men who blame society for their inability to find a partner

    Incel is an involuntary celibate who feels owed a sexual or romantic relationship.

    Feeling lonely and depressed? Your Facebook posts can predict mental health status

    Words like 'tears', 'feelings', 'I' and 'me' indicate loneliness and hostility.

    A step-by-step guide on how not to share your WhatsApp data with Facebook

    In the blog post, the company said that it will explore ways for businesses to send messages using its platform over the next several months.

    Banned outfits in Pakistan operate openly on Facebook: Report

    The names of all banned outfits - including acronyms and small variations in spelling - were searched on Facebook to find pages, groups, and user profiles.

    Belief shapes our behaviour

    When we see behaviour we can decode the underlying belief. However, the opposite is not true. We cannot change people’s beliefs by forcing them to behave in a particular way.

    Smart watch projects time, texts, tweets on hand!

    A smart watch which projects the time onto your hand and may even be able to show texts, Facebook updates and tweets is being developed.

    Celebs drive off luxury cars at 60 per cent discount

    Sometimes a big celebrity may, on his or her own, directly connect with the car company to get the best deal/discount on the model/brand of their choice.

    Facebook, WhatsApp spell doom for relationships

    The fact that Facebook has minute by minute updates of everything we do, is landing these couples in soup.

    Do you upload inspirational quotes on Facebook? Here's what it says about you

    The level of a person's intelligence can be gauged from his/her Facebook updates.

    Technology has changed the way we deal with money & the brands that manage it

    The question no longer is if mobile payment wallets are a threat to banks. Now we must ask what’s the banking industry doing to fight back.

    Twitter becomes most preferred choice for social media interactions for IPL this season

    According to Bengaluru-based social media agency, Simplify360, IPL 8 has had about 89% of mentions on Twitter alone.

    Soon, you can compose Facebook posts in multiple languages

    Anyone in the test group can enable the multilingual composer by going to the Language section.

    Facebook rolls out Mentions app for verified accounts

    Journalists can now share a lot more information on Facebook, as the Mentions app allows them to post to their public followers and not just to their friends.

    Has your phone's battery drained out again? This software can help you!

    A new software that can significantly reduce the battery drainage in smartphones by suppressing apps that run in the background.

    Want more 'likes' on Facebook? Click farms can get you thousands of it at just $2

    Business for such click farms is booming, with clientele ranging from singers and movie stars to startups, struggling publications and even political parties.

    How to post on Google+ & Facebook simultaneously

    A simpler way is to use the Circles feature on Google+. First, go to, login to your account and on the right side of the page you will see an option to ‘upload via email’ .

    IPL T20 season kicks off with its popular fantasy league game

    The digital version of the T20 cricket that debuted last year saw participation from about 550,000 players from across the globe.

    Facebook turns your Android into social phone with Home OS

    Facebook on Thursday announced Home, an "operating system" like app that would convert Android phones into a 'Facebook phone'.

    Microsoft Windows Phone 7 devices go on sale

    Smart phones running Microsoft Corp's new software are now available for AT&T Inc and T-Mobile USA customers.

    How to bequeath your Gmail, Facebook, other digital accounts to your family, heirs

    Here's how you can bequeath your digital accounts, documents to family, friends and ensure that your digital content is handled exactly the way you want.

    Overhauled Yahoo! email makes it debut

    An overhauled version of Yahoo! Mail was rolled out late Tuesday as the pioneering Internet firm sought to better integrate trends such as social networking.

    How a 2012 police encounter unleashed a gang war in Punjab and culminated in the Nabha jailbreak

    While Nabha Jail has a sanctioned strength of 197 personnel, only 71 are said to be in place.

    How technology has changed the way people travel

    Here are some of the most obvious but significant and peculiar disruptors.

    Internet is addictive, just like a slot machine: David Greenfield

    With growth of smart phones, tablets and a range of gadgets, people are now waking up to the side effects of always-on 24x7 connected world.

    No discipline inside Kerala jails? Many inmates have easy access to mobile phones

    The revelations snowballed into a major political controversy because these prisoners are accused of killing RMP leader TP Chandrasekharan.

    Advice the Congress is likely to ignore

    Rahul Gandhi. What has he done? What does he want to do? What does he think? Do Indians have a right to know or not?

    More than 6,000 Jackson comments per minute on Facebook

    Facebook users were at times firing off 6,000 comments per minute as they watched Michael Jackson's memorial online.

    How to make a flawless office presentation

    Do you get clammy hands and cold feet at the thought of making an office presentation? Here are the other things you can focus on to make a flawless presentation.

    ET Review: Motorola Defy

    The Motorola Defy looks more than presentable. At 13.4 mm, it is not pencil thin, but neither is it bulky.

    The Empire Strikes Back

    The new HTC HD7 sees HTC repeat the large display formula of the HD2, only this time with Windows Phone 7 running under the hood.

    Facebook begins rolling out revamped home page

    Top online social-networking service Facebook on Wednesday began rolling out a revamped home page that emphasizes fresh news.

    Apple wants its iPhone back

    A 27-year-old Apple software engineer has been outed as the unfortunate employee of the notoriously secretive company who left behind an iPhone prototype in a California beer garden.

    Power at click of mouse: The best of both worlds

    There are 2 worlds people look to the net to deliver—'my world' & 'the world'. The key to simplifying the Web lies at the intersection of the two.

    Gen Y shuns e-mail, becomes e-social

    More young ones use more of FB & Twitter and don't think much of mails.

    Yahoo! 3Q net profit doubles but revenue disappoints

    Yahoo said third-quarter net profit soared to 396.1 mn dollars from 186 mn dollars a year ago while revenue rose two percent to 1.6 bn dollars.

    Reaching out to GenNext: Head honchos learn to use social networking sites

    CEOs are learning the language of the youth much faster. The sites are also giving them a platform to get their ideas across to their teams — in a less formal way.

    Yahoo to upgrade e-mail, search results and get 'more social'

    Yahoo! said it was changing its style to be more iterative, upgrading and evolving Web pages.

    Add extra hardware to smarten up your TV with Internet features

    ET shows you how you can smarten up your existing TV with Internet features by just plugging in some extra hardware rather than laying out the cash on a new one.

    Star activity of 2010: Logging into Twitter and Facebook

    Social networking via Twitter and Facebook has been the star activity of 2010 for India’s aam enabled-aadmi.

    With consumers shifting to laptops, tablets, can marketers still rely on TV commercials

    With the economy nose-diving and marketing budgets crunched, the pricey commercial on TV may no longer be the answer to all troubles

    Sunday ET: Job market: Now your employer may well be playing big brother on social media

    A deep-dive into a person’s social-media profile is not always profitable, points out Surabhi Gandhi, co-founder of recruitment firm Teamlease Services.

    Bal Thackeray: Iconoclast turned restrictive iconographer of Marathi pride

    If Pakistan was a nation Jinnah created on a typewriter, the Shiv Sena was a political party Thackeray created on the strength of sketched pictures and printed words.

    The Great Down-aging Syndrome: Why 40 is the new 20

    Today's 40- and 50-year-olds are shedding years - and old inhibitions - in a quest to look, feel and think young. As the Great Down-aging Syndrome spreads across urban India, Brand Equity looks at the challenges of marketing to consumers who see age as just a number

    AAP's landslide victory in Delhi: ET examines the party's future prospects in 10 states

    To bring you a sense of where AAP stands outside Delhi, here is a look at 10 states and examines how close — or far — it is to fighting an election.

    Check out the lazy Indian's guide to good life

    God bless entrepreneurship. Now you don’t have to move out of the house. You can do your grocery shopping, clothes shopping, shoe shopping and even intimates without moving away from your recliner.

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