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Facebook is down right now !

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Facebook is down right now ! Users worldwide are experiencing issues connecting to Facebook and Instagram, both on the Web and via mobile apps. It’s not clear what’s causing the outage, which first occurred around 1:10am ET. However, Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is running as usual. It is pertinent to mention here that the last instance of Facebook going down...


Google wishes to go ahead and takes World-wide-web straight to the billions lacking access

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

Google wishes to go ahead and takes World-wide-web straight to the billions lacking access The breaking news is that Google hasn’t shied from novelty as well as investing big to figure out ways in order to connect a lot more individuals to the web. During the last couple of years, its concepts have included fleets involving tiny satellites, solar-powered drones which would fly all over the world as well...


‘All-out Mobile payments war with Apple’, Google is girding its loins

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd January 2015

‘All-out Mobile payments war with Apple’, Google is girding its loins Softcard, a mobile payments company developed by the largest wireless carriers in the country is on the selling block now. Reports claimed that to purchase Softcard, Google has made an offer of an amount less than $100 million, meanwhile, PayPal, the e-commerce giant owned by eBay, has also submitted an offer to acquire Softcard. The...


Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to Hamza Ali Abbasi for deleting post

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th January 2015

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to Hamza Ali Abbasi for deleting post Mark Zuckerberg has apologized to Hamza Ali Abbasi for removing a post shared by the Pakistani actor regarding the Charlie Hebdo attack and freedom of expression. When asked by a Facebook user, what Zuckerberg had to say about his network’s deletion of the post shared by the ‘Waar’ actor, Mark Zuckerberg personally responded, “I don’t...


Internet addiction affects six per cent of people worldwide

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Internet addiction affects six per cent of people worldwide ISLAMABAD: Six per cent of people are suffering from internet addiction worldwide, hampering their health and interpersonal relationships, a study has revealed. Researchers from University of Hong Kong presented 164 internet addiction prevalence figures, with an overall global prevalence estimate of six per cent, Indo-Asian News Service reported. Data was taken from more than 89,000...


Mobilink Provides Free Access to Twitter to Encourage Use of Live, Public Social Networking in Pakistan

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 20th November 2014

Mobilink Provides Free Access to Twitter to Encourage Use of Live, Public Social Networking in Pakistan Mobilink has entered into a partnership with Twitter, which is the world’s leading platform for live public, conversations, to accelerate Internet usage in Pakistan and enable users to share ideas & information instantly. The partnership will allow Mobilink customers to use the innovative portfolio of Twitter’s mobile services, including Twitter SMS and Twitter Access. As...


Social Media Blunders to Avoid

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

Social Media Blunders to Avoid Social media is a mode of social interaction among people in which they create, share or exchange information, ideas, and pictures/videos among virtual communities and networks. Now a days most of the brands/companies are focusing on Social Media to interact with their users directly. Social media is different from traditional or industrial media in many...


Yahoo buys video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 mn

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

Yahoo buys video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 mn SAN FRANCISCO- Yahoo on Tuesday announced it is buying video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million to bolster its ability to make money from marketing on desktop computers and mobile devices. “Video, along with mobile, social, and native, is driving a surge in digital advertising,” Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said. “Acquiring BrightRoll will dramatically...


Iran’s Internet police warn govt of Instagram ban

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

Iran’s Internet police warn govt of Instagram ban TEHRAN: A body tasked with policing the Internet laid down a two-month deadline Tuesday for Iran’s government to regularize the use of Instagram or access to the site would be blocked. Iranian authorities regularly block Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites considered damaging to the values of the Islamic republic. Mohammad Ali Asfani, a member of...


Shale oil and its environmental impact

By: Humair Rana, Uploaded: 9th November 2014

Shale oil and its environmental impact The fledgling US shale gas exploration is making headlines not only in every media outlet ,but also every corner of business arena is feeling its trembling and economic benefits have acquired the center stage in this debate as it has revolutionized the entire energy sector raising the US gas reservoir from conventional source, and now having drilled...


Malaysians accused of hacking US news website

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th November 2014

Malaysians accused of hacking US news website KUALA LUMPUR- The US-based Environment News Service on Friday accused Malaysian government hackers of shutting down its website after it ran a story on a new book implicating a senior politician in alleged graft. “The attack on our site came from a Malaysian government entity as identified by their IP address,” Sunny Lewis, editor-in-chief of...


LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th November 2014

LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal SEOUL: LG Electronics said Wednesday it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google as the South Korean firm tries to expand its smartphone business. The deal covers patents on a “broad range of products and technologies” that already exist and will be filed in the next 10 years, the two firms said in a...


UK charity launches app to scan for suicidal tweets

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th October 2014

UK charity launches app to scan for suicidal tweets LONDON- A British suicide prevention charity on Wednesday launched a Twitter-scanning app designed to tip people off when their friends post potentially worrying messages. The free app from Samaritans scans for tweets involving phrases such as “tired of being alone”, “hate myself”, “depressed”, “help me” and “need someone to talk to”. If the message poster’s...


Women’s pay remark trails Microsoft chief to the cloud

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st October 2014

Women’s pay remark trails Microsoft chief to the cloud SAN FRANCISCO- Even as Microsoft ramped up Internet “cloud” offerings for businesses, its chief continued to be dogged by a comment that women should not ask for pay raises. Satya Nadella hosted a press gathering Monday in San Francisco, where the US software titan detailed its strategy and latest moves for helping businesses tap into...


Facebook sues lawyers over bogus founder claim

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st October 2014

Facebook sues lawyers over bogus founder claim NEW YORK: Facebook Monday sued lawyers who represented a man claiming he was entitled to a stake in the huge social network, saying they should have known he was a scam artist. The lawsuit by Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg seeks damages from members of big law firms DLA Piper and Milberg LLP, as well...


Yahoo wants to invest in Snapchat: report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th October 2014

Yahoo wants to invest in Snapchat: report SAN FRANCISCO- Flush with cash from its investment in Alibaba, Yahoo is angling to buy into hot mobile messaging startup Snapchat, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Yahoo has been in talks to take part in a funding round that would value Snapchat at $10 billion, but how much it plans to invest remained...


FIA arrests four fraudsters in over Rs 200m Internet jobs scam

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th September 2014

FIA arrests four fraudsters in over Rs 200m Internet jobs scam RAWALPINDI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Cyber Crime Circle, Rawalpindi Region has arrested four suspected fraudsters in over Rs 200 million Internet jobs scam. A gang of fraudsters allegedly collected over Rs 200 million from people, who were offered five different online jobs packages on advert clicking website. Such scams are a form of advance fee...


Yahoo adds ‘Style’ to digital magazine line-up

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd September 2014

Yahoo adds ‘Style’ to digital magazine line-up SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo on Wednesday hit the Internet catwalk with a digital fashion magazine dubbed ‘Style.‘ The online publication headed by print magazine veteran Joe Zee promised a fresh, sophisticated approach to fashion for people of all kinds. “I had a mission to create a digital magazine that was a study in contrasts – accessible...


Facebook tuning mobile search at social network

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

Facebook tuning mobile search at social network SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Search results remain true to sharing...


Facebook tuning mobile search at social network

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

Facebook tuning mobile search at social network SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Search results remain true to sharing...


Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd August 2014

Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter WASHINGTON: A brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affected users worldwide. According to the website downdetector.com, the disruption began around 1600 GMT and appeared to last less than an hour. “Earlier this morning, some people had trouble accessing Facebook...


Faysal Quraishi Speaks At Social Media Smashup

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th July 2014

Faysal Quraishi Speaks At Social Media Smashup Despite his extremely busy schedule between shooting his Ramazan transmission and Furqan Khan’s upcoming serial Iqrar, Faysal Quraishi still finds time to contribute to society by sharing his views on important issues through different organized platforms. Faysal’s latest contribution came through his participation at the social media get together, Social Smashup Pakistan which took place...


New social network gives a penny for your thoughts

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th July 2014

New social network gives a penny for your thoughts WASHINGTON- A new social network says its goal is sharing among its users — including some of the profits. Bubblews, which is launching a new platform Wednesday, aims to bring together people by giving a small slice of ad revenues to users for each time they post or share. Founders Arvind Dixit and Jason Zuccari...


Faysal Quraishi: First Pakistani celebrity to launch own phone application

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th July 2014

Faysal Quraishi: First Pakistani celebrity to launch own phone application As smartphones gain in popularity around the world, celebrities are taking advantage of their fans being constantly glued to their phones. It is not only international stars that are doing this,as some of our local celebrities are also getting in on the action. In the coming days, Faysal Quraishi, popular Pakistani television star and host,...


Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 1st July 2014

Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce SAN FRANCISCO- Twitter announced Monday that it has cut a deal to buy mobile ad firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service. San Francisco-based Twitter did not disclose how much it paid for Tap Commerce, which is located in New York City, but technology news website Recode.net reported the...


What Is Google Panda?

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th June 2014

What Is Google Panda? by Jamal Ashraf Siddiqui Google Panda is a change to Google’s search results ranking algorithm that was first released in February 2011. The change aimed to lower the rank of “low-quality sites” or “thin sites”, and return higher-quality sites near the top of the search results. Panda is updated from time-to-time. When this happens, sites...


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