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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,...


Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th March 2014

Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks SAN FRANCISCO- Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft. The change came after news broke last week that the US technology titan peered into the account of a French blogger who had gotten hold of inside information about Windows software...


Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th March 2014

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friends’ lives. Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg said that the acquisition of Oculus was a long-term bet that making the social network’s offerings more immersive would pay off....


Cybercrime part of sophisticated online economy: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th March 2014

Cybercrime part of sophisticated online economy: study WASHINGTON- The dark world of cybercrime has evolved from one of rogue individuals to a functioning market-based economy with its ups and downs, code of conduct and “innovation.” A study by Rand Corp. and commissioned by the security firm Juniper Networks found a well-organized, multibillion-dollar underground economy that has become “a playground of financially driven,...


Google’s Page says US online spying threatens democracy

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th March 2014

Google’s Page says US online spying threatens democracy VANCOUVER- Google co-founder Larry Page on Wednesday condemned US government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy. His comments came during an on-stage chat at a prestigious TED gathering, where a day earlier fellow Google founder Sergey Brin had a virtual encounter with National Security Agency whistle blower Edward Snowden. A photo of...


Ban on YouTube not to be removed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th March 2014

Ban on YouTube not to be removed ISLAMABAD: Internet users of Pakistan, who were expecting YouTube ban to be removed in the upcoming months have to wait for a little longer, as the IT officials on Tuesday claimed that the controversial content posted on the website has not been filtered yet. According to the sources, the Federal Information Ministers earlier announced to...


‘Big data’ collection from Google can be misleading: Study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th March 2014

‘Big data’ collection from Google can be misleading: Study ISLAMABAD: A significant research has put ‘big data’ collections from platforms such as Google, Twitter and Facebook in the dock, stating that campaigns and companies can manipulate these platforms to ensure their products or issues are trending. To cement their view, authors examined Google’s data-aggregating tool Google Flu Trend (GFT) which was designed to provide...


Cyber laws needs to be implemented in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th March 2014

Cyber laws needs to be implemented in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Renowned analyst Hassan Latif has said that Cyber laws are required to be implemented in practice to ensure ban on illegal use of internet. Talking to BBC Radio, he said that some people are in favor of making strict laws to ensure ban on illegal internet websites while others are against of it, by...


Move over ’123456′: passwords go high-tech too

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th March 2014

Move over ’123456′: passwords go high-tech too HANOVER, Germany- Internet users may before long have a secure solution to the modern plague of passwords, in which they can use visual patterns or even their own body parts to identify themselves. Developers at the world’s biggest high-tech fair, CeBIT, say that one of the biggest frustrations of having a smartphone and a computer...


Google Business Group, P@SHA join hands to bring WoW to Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th March 2014

Google Business Group, P@SHA join hands to bring WoW to Pakistan Google Business Group (GBG) – Pakistan Chapter and Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) have joined hands to lead the Women on the Web (WoW) initiative in Pakistan with the support of Google. The initiative will help Pakistani women utilise the power of the Internet more effectively to grow their businesses. WoW enables more women entrepreneurs...


 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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