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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...


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...


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