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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...


Google’s Nest to buy Dropcam for $555 mn: report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st June 2014

Google’s Nest to buy Dropcam for $555 mn: report WASHINGTON- Google’s Nest Labs said Friday it was buying video monitoring start up Dropcam for a reported $555 million in cash. The deal comes amid huge growth in the smart home sector. One such example is Nest, which began as a smart-thermostat startup and Google bought in January in a deal valued at $3.2 billion....


YouTube and Facebook censored in Iraq

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th June 2014

YouTube and Facebook censored in Iraq Facebook, YouTube and other social media websites on Friday were censored due to increasing threats and presence of violence within the country by a Sunni Insurgency advancing in the capital. Both Facebook and YouTube authorities have claimed that they have received complaints from the users that they are unable to acess their sites, but there...


CIA joins Twitter, Facebook

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th June 2014

CIA joins Twitter, Facebook WASHINGTON: The secretive US spy agency joined the world of social media Friday, and quickly had the Twitter verse talking. “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet,” the Central Intelligence Agency quipped on its newly minted official Twitter page. Within two hours of the post, it received around 90,000 retweets...


Cyber failures spark search for new security approach

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th May 2014

Cyber failures spark search for new security approach WASHINGTON- With cybersecurity’s most glaring failures in the limelight, many experts say it’s time for a new approach. In recent weeks, the security community has been rocked by news of a massive breach at online giant eBay affecting as many as 145 million customers, following another that hit as many as 110 million at retailer...


Twitter agrees to block ‘blasphemous’ tweets in Pakistan: Report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd May 2014

Twitter agrees to block ‘blasphemous’ tweets in Pakistan: Report NEW YORK: Twitter, a U.S.-based online social networking and microblogging service, has honoured five requests from Pakistan in this month to block tweets considered, “blasphemous or “unethical”, The New York Times reported Friday. Abdul Batin of the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority made the requests in which he asked the company, which headquarters in San Francisco, to...


Apple, Google call truce in smartphone patent war

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th May 2014

Apple, Google call truce in smartphone patent war SAN FRANCISCO- Google and Apple, the two technology titans behind the world’s top smartphone platforms, called a truce Friday in a long-running patent war. “Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss all the current lawsuits that exist directly between the two companies,” the companies said in a joint statement. “Apple and Google have also agreed...


Ban on YouTube to be removed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th May 2014

Ban on YouTube to be removed ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday passed a resolution under Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Shazia Marri to remove the ban on YouTube in Pakistan. According to Shazia Marri, except Pakistan, all Muslim countries have removed the ban on YouTube, whereas the entities in which YouTube is banned can be accessed through certain proxy...


Yahoo unveils original online shows

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th April 2014

Yahoo unveils original online shows SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo on Monday unveiled original online shows and new advertising options as it continued a long-running attempt to evolve into an Internet venue for premier content. Yahoo used an advertising-focused Digital Content NewFronts gathering in New York City to trumpet two comedy programs, a partnership with Live Nation to stream concerts, an online...


Facebook profits nearly triple to $642 mn; mobile soars

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th April 2014

Facebook profits nearly triple to $642 mn; mobile soars NEW YORK: Facebook profits nearly tripled  in the first quarter to $642 million on a 72 percent surge in revenues, helped by strong gains in mobile users and mobile advertising. Demonstrating that it is successfully following the shift from personal computers to mobile devices — which a year ago appeared to pose a huge challenge...


Twitter rules out Turkey office amid tax row

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th April 2014

Twitter rules out Turkey office amid tax row ISTANBUL: Social networking company Twitter on Wednesday rejected demands from the Turkish government to open an office there, following accusations of tax evasion and a two-week ban on the service. Speaking after two days of closed-door talks with Turkish officials, Colin Crowell, Twitter’s head of global public policy, told AFP: “We did not agree on...


US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp deal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th April 2014

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp deal WASHINGTON: US regulators warned Facebook Thursday about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the messaging service set to be acquired by the huge social network for a whopping $19 billion. In a letter to both companies, the Federal Trade Commission noted that WhatsApp has made “promises” to consumers on protecting their data and...


Social media sites, a medium of access to the marketing world

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th April 2014

Social media sites, a medium of access to the marketing world Social media has been a major player in the digital marketing landscape for the last few years. First we saw the rise of mega platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google plus. If we imagine our life without these landscapes and platforms, the communication and information grid would have been impossible for us, whereas all the...


Facebook founder Zuckerberg’s base salary reduced to $1 annually

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2014

Facebook founder Zuckerberg’s base salary reduced to $1 annually New York: Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s salary was down last year, but don’t cry for him. He’ll be OK. In fact, the mega wealthy Facebook boss was just following the CEO salary downsizing trend for some industry heavyweights, such as Google. The social networking site paid him a salary of $1 last year,...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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