Google steps into Facebook’s turf with hyperlocal query app Neighbourly

Google is stepping into social networking giant Facebook’s territory with its new app called Neighbourly that will allow users to ask queries and get them answered by other users in their vicinity. The internet giant on Thursday launched the beta version of the hyperlocal app for the users in Mumbai, and said it would take… Continue reading Google steps into Facebook’s turf with hyperlocal query app Neighbourly

Jacqueline, Salman draw flak for hugging a kid

Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are facing the ire of the netizens for forcing an ‘unwilling child’ to hug Jacqueline. Jacqueline had taken to social media to share a clip of the stars’ appearance on a reality TV show where the ‘Sultan’ star can be seen persuading a young boy, a contestant, to… Continue reading Jacqueline, Salman draw flak for hugging a kid

Facebook argues against company break-up, says ‘we keep you safe’

Faced with new questions about whether it’s a monopoly, Facebook Inc. is making a bold argument: owning so many communications platforms helps keep users safe. On Tuesday, the European Parliament asked Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg whether he should be allowed to own two of the world’s largest chat applications, Messenger and WhatsApp, in addition… Continue reading Facebook argues against company break-up, says ‘we keep you safe’

Twitter to look at your conversation to identify the trolling instincts

Upping the ante against internet trolls, Twitter is looking at behavioural signals to narrow down on cyber bullies. In its newest safety initiative, the social media website is using machine learning to identify behaviours that distort and detract public conversations on Twitter. “We’ve designed this to work in any market where we have sufficient use,… Continue reading Twitter to look at your conversation to identify the trolling instincts

Facebook ties up with BOOM to start pilot against fake news in Karnataka

Social networking giant Facebook is introducing a third-party fact-checking programme in India to combat the spread of “false news” on its platform, starting with a pilot in Karnataka, which goes to polls next month. Facebook said it has partnered with BOOM, an independent digital journalism initiative certified through the International Fact-Checking Network, for a pilot… Continue reading Facebook ties up with BOOM to start pilot against fake news in Karnataka

Deepika, Ranbir style icons for millions of Indians: Manish Malhotra

Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who has roped in Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor to walk for his show that will celebrate the seventh edition of his label in association with the Mijwan Welfare Society, says that both the actors are the style icons in their own way. “I am thrilled to have… Continue reading Deepika, Ranbir style icons for millions of Indians: Manish Malhotra

Instagram set to beat other social media channels in 2018, says report

An overwhelming 80 per cent of social media influencers are of the opinion that Instagram will be growing the fastest in 2018, much ahead of Twitter and Facebook. The findings form part of a survey conducted by influencer marketing platform Zefmo. The India Influence Report 2018 added that 92 per cent marketers are expected to… Continue reading Instagram set to beat other social media channels in 2018, says report