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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...


Social news’ no panacea for ailing media: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th March 2014

Social news’ no panacea for ailing media: study ISLAMABAD: News organizations get the most engaged readers by working on their own to build brand loyalty, not through referrals from social media or search engines, a study. The Pew Research Center found that “direct visitors” who use the news outlet’s specific address or have it bookmarked stay about three times as long as those...


Cybercriminals entrenched in ‘Dark Web’: researchers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th March 2014

Cybercriminals entrenched in ‘Dark Web’: researchers WASHINGTON- Cybercriminals are settling into a comfortable place in the “Dark Web” where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery. That’s the conclusion of researchers at McAfee, the US Internet security specialist, who noted that a huge data breach that affected as many as 110 million customers of the US retailer Target may...


Apps thrill toddlers as Swedish schools go digital

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th March 2014

Apps thrill toddlers as Swedish schools go digital STOCKHOLM- Two-year-old Mia traces out a letter on the screen with her forefinger, then claps with joy when the computer chants “wonderful!” and emits a slightly metallic round of applause. The preschool group at Tanto International School in central Stockholm is just getting used to a new batch of iPads — one for every two...


What is SEO ?

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th March 2014

What is SEO ? by Jamal Siddiqui Search Engine Optimization is the process of improving the visibility of a website on organic (“natural” or un-paid) search engine result pages (SERPs), by incorporating search engine friendly elements into a website. A successful search engine optimization campaign will have, as part of the improvements, carefully select, relevant, keywords which the on-page...


UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images: report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2014

UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images: report WASHINGTON- US senators said British and US spy agencies showed a “breathtaking lack of respect” for privacy after reports they had intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users. Files from Britain’s communications spy agency GCHQ leaked by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed how the Optic Nerve...


Pakistan campaigners say lift YouTube ban after US ruling

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2014

Pakistan campaigners say lift YouTube ban after US ruling ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Internet campaigners said Thursday there was no excuse for the government to maintain its ban on YouTube, after a US court ordered the removal of an anti-Islam film. The video-sharing website has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012 over its failure to take down the “Innocence of Muslims” movie that sparked furious...


LinkedIn launches China version despite censorship fears

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th February 2014

LinkedIn launches China version despite censorship fears BEIJING- Business networking site LinkedIn has launched a Chinese version, attempting to tap the huge market while navigating a strict censorship regime that has seen other foreign social media giants banned. China has the world’s largest online community with more than 618 million users. But its so-called Great Firewall blocks any online forums or content...


WhatsApp says to allow free voice calls by mid-year

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2014

WhatsApp says to allow free voice calls by mid-year Fresh from a $19-billion (14-billion-euro) takeover by Facebook, mobile messaging service WhatsApp said Monday it will launch free voice calls by mid-year. The introduction of free calls, revealed on the opening day of the four-day World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain, would match rival application Viber’s similar offering. “We are going to introduce voice on...


Facebook’s Zuckerberg the new mobile king

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2014

Facebook’s Zuckerberg the new mobile king BARCELONA- Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stars in the mobile industry’s biggest fair Monday, fresh from his $19 billion (14-billion-euro) takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp. The keynote speaker on the opening day of the February 24-27 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Zuckerberg has come a long way in the mobile world in a...


Security experts raise flags over WhatsApp

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd February 2014

Security experts raise flags over WhatsApp WASHINGTON- The Facebook deal for WhatsApp drew attention for its whopping price tag, but has also brought out fresh criticism over security for the billions of messages delivered on the platform. WhatsApp, which is to be acquired for $19 billion, says on its website that “communication between your phone and our server is fully encrypted.”...


Candy Crush tempts investors with sweet success

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2014

Candy Crush tempts investors with sweet success SAN FRANCISCO- Candy Crush is out to tempt investors with the sweet taste of success while avoiding the sourness left in the mouths of those who bit into social game maker Zynga. King Digital Entertainment, the developer behind the wildly addictive puzzle game, said this week that Candy Crush is seeking a listing on the...


Facebook bets big on mobile with $19 bn WhatsApp deal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2014

Facebook bets big on mobile with $19 bn WhatsApp deal SAN FRANCISCO- Facebook is betting huge on mobile with an eye-popping cash-and-stock deal worth up to $19 billion for Internet Age smartphone messaging service WhatsApp. The surprise mega-deal announced Wednesday bolsters the world’s biggest social network — which has more than 1.2 billion members — with the 450-million-strong WhatsApp, which will be operated independently with...


 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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