Google introduces Facebook competitor, emphasizing privacy

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Google took its biggest leap yet onto Facebook’s turf on Tuesday, introducing a social networking service called the Google+ project — which happens to look very much like Facebook. The service, which will initially be available only to a select group of Google users who will soon be able to invite others, will let people [...]

Facebook to launch music service

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Social network Facebook will launch a new music service on its website in partnership with other online music services, a media report said. The launch is likely to be announced at a conference in August, Xinhua reported citing U.S. media. The dashboard will feature friends’ recommended songs, top songs, top albums and a “happening now” [...]

‘Operation India’ removed from Facebook and Twitter

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The famous hacker group Anonymous has been on the news for their fight against corruption. And their latest move that has been making news is their newly opened account ‘operation India’ against corruption in, Facebook and Twitter. Recently they hacked the website of government IT organization, National Informatics Centre (NIC) in support of Baba Ramdev. [...]

Facebook Phones From HTC Coming Out Next Month

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There were rumors on the release of the Facebook Phone set to make a release soon. It just turned out that this rumor might very well be true as reports roll out of HTC in work to launch the same. The interesting bit here is that it’s not one phone that they are releasing. HTC in keeping [...]

Should India ban Facebook?

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The past few days have seen a lot of action on and off Facebook. A Kashmiri lad was arrested for creating an “anti-national” group on the social networking site. This was followed by a FIR being lodged by an IPS Officer against Facebook and the creators of the “I Hate Gandhi” group on Facebook. Cut to present, [...]

FIR filed against Facebook for ‘I Hate Gandhi’ group

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FIR has been lodged against Facebook and others in ‘I hate Gandhi’ group. Complaint has been filed by Amitabh Thakur, an IPS officer. The FIR says, that Facebook is a social networking site which is accessible to people globally. A criminal case crime No 72/2011 under section 153, 153 A(1)(a), 153 A(1)(b), 153 A(1)(c), 153-B, [...]

Following Complaints, Facebook Puts Address And Number Sharing On Hold

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Just before the weekend, Facebook announced that it had expanded the information users are able to share with external websites and applications, to include home addresses and mobile phone numbers. This enables developers of e.g. an ecommerce site to more easily fetch the address and phone number of a potential customer to streamline the checkout [...]

‘The Social Network’ Wins Golden Globe Awards For Best Picture, Screenplay, Director, Score

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After being nominated for a number of awards at this year’s Golden Globe awards ceremony, ‘The Social Network’ nabbed Best Picture (in the drama category), Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Score (Trent Reznor), and Director (David Fincher). Those are all significant categories for the awards ceremony, with the movie garnering more awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press than [...]

How To Get An Invite For All New Facebook Messages Service

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Touted as “Gmail Killer” the new Facebook Email Service was being rumored from quite some time now and has finally been officially unveiled, dubbed “The New Messages” the update to existing Facebook Messages feature now combines Texts, chat and email together in one simple conversation. The updated “New Facebook Messages” interface not only displays your Facebook [...]

More Evidence That Facebook Is Nearing 600 Million Users

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Recently, there have been a lot of questions as to whether Facebook has crossed the 600 million user mark. Goldman Sachs is reportedly telling potential Facebook investors that the social network currently has 600 million monthly active users. But Facebook statistics portal Socialbakers (formerly known as Facebakers until Facebook strongly urged the startup to change [...]

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