Any place on the map! How GPS is transforming the way we travel

The taxi driver had absolutely no idea about thehe called his home. It had been two years since he moved to, but he was clueless about the most basic destinations -Fountain, Nariman Point, Bandra. His modus operandi was to hand over his phone and ask the passenger to key in the details of the destination …

Google expands partnership with Prasar Bharati for live, archival content digitisation

NEW DELHI: Tech gianton Tuesday announced a continued long-term collaboration withfor live coverage onand Google Search for events of national importance such as the National Independence Day and Republic Day telecast. Google will also work towards digitising content from over two decades fromandon Google Arts and Culture and host digital archives of Prasar Bharti in …

Delhi High Court directs Facebook, Google to remove offending material on Sasikala

New Delhi: TheWednesday directedandto remove alleged derogatory material related to BJP leaderPushpa who claimed that her image was being tarnished by purported morphed photos and videos with a man on social media. A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh also stayed the June 2 judgement of a single judge relating to the direction …

Five women, three men and two brands – the Top 10 most followed accounts on Twitter

Pop-sensationon Friday createdhistory by becoming the first person to garner 100 million followers on the micro blogging site. The singer, who made her debut on theplatform in 2009, has been very active since she first tweeted during her travels in Berlin. And now, the ‘Witness’ singer can reach 100 million people with just 140 characters. …

Emerging startups find their big picture in web videos

Videos are emerging as the preferred way to communicate with prospective consumers for early stage consumer internet, as they expand user base beyond metros. Faster internet, language barriers for text and literacy issues are making these startups explore video as an option to make their products go viral. A new breed of fintech players such …

How US-based scientist Gaurav Agrawal’s sunset picture broke the Internet & phones

It was a picture capturing a beautiful sunset over St Mary Lake in Montana, US. And that’s all it should have been. Instead, the stunning picture by San Diego-based scientist and amateur photographersent manyusers into a frenzy last month. The visual captured by Agrawal during a trip last year, when downloaded as a wallpaper, caused …

Internet companies see a jump in consumption of religious, astrology and wellness posts

BENGALURU:companies including home-grown social media startups and music-streaming firm Gaana have recorded a jump in the consumption of, astrology andsince March, even as the Covid-19forced people to stay indoors. Religious organisations are also relying on, Instagram andto broadcast their content, as most places of worship are closed. Live-streaming of festivals, recorded sessions of church services …

CISF issues fresh social media rules for personnel; seeks disclosure of their IDs

NEW DELHI: The(CISF) has issued a set of new social media usage guidelines for its about 1.62 lakh personnel directing them to ‘disclose’ their user IDs on all platforms like,and Instagram to the organisation, an official order said. The fresh guidelines issued on July 31 said violators and defaulters of these rules will face ‘strict …