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Taking ice water challenge, Bill Gates outdoes Zuckerberg

Taking ice water challenge, Bill Gates outdoes Zuckerberg

After being challenged by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates has stepped up to the plate and taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the nerdiest way you could imagine. Never one for half measures, Gates’ video has clearly been well staged compared to the many other self-made efforts uploaded to Youtube (including Mark...

How digital natives can become better digital professionals

How digital natives can become better digital professionals

With social media use among adults growing more common every year, it seems like a natural solution to harness those online activities into a potential career, reports Hootsuite Blog. However, being a social media expert requires more than just growing up in a slow transition from a Myspace to a Facebook profile -...

Facebook vice president of product management resigns

Facebook vice president of product management resigns

Samuel Lessin, Facebook Inc's vice president of product management, said he would be leaving the company. Lessin said in a post on the social networking site that his departure would be effective August 29. He said he does not have any immediate plans but intends to help his wife Jessica Lessin with her publication, the...

Yahoo to join Google to create spy-free email systems

Yahoo to join Google to create spy-free email systems

Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defenses against government intrusion and...

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4 Hindu houses vandalised in Fatikchhari

4 Hindu houses vandalised in Fatikchhari

Fear in his eyes, 70-year-old Satyaranjan Dev was sitting on a cot with six women and kids of his family at Fatikchhari Police Station. He trembled as he recalled the mob attack on his tin-shed semi-pucca house early yesterday. Around 3:00am, hundreds of stick-wielding people, mostly youths, stormed his house at Brindabanpara village in kanchannagar...

World Cup final breaks Facebook, Twitter records

World Cup final breaks Facebook, Twitter records

Germany’s World Cup final victory over Argentina smashed global records on Twitter, and has become the biggest sporting event in Facebook’s history, reports The Guardian. Twitter said that Germany’s 1-0 victory peaked at 618,725 tweets a minute, easily breaking the previous record of 580,166 set during the team’s 7-1 demolition of Brazil in the...

Facebook buys video ad technology firm

Facebook has acquired LiveRail - a tech start-up that helps companies place more relevant ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps. LiveRail also provides a real-time bidding platform for marketers looking to place ads on online videos. The firms did not reveal the financial terms, but some reports indicate that Facebook paid between $400m and $500m (£233m and £291m) to buy the firm. Online video advertising is forecast to grow robustly in the coming years. "More relevant ads will...

Google launches Instagram account

Google launches Instagram account

Now Google cannot resist itself from joining in Instagram as the search giant, in a joint-celebration over the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube today launched its own account there. At the opening session, Google post a video, showing today’s time-sinking Google Doodle, reports USA based techcrunch.com.   The company announced the account via Twitter, and...

Govt asks Facebook to remove 3 contents

Govt asks Facebook to remove 3 contents

Bangladesh government has asked the Facebook authorities to remove three contents from its website, published between July and December 2013, a report by the social media giant says. Facebook published its second transparency report on April 11 this year. The first transparency report published in June 2013 said that Bangladesh government had asked for personal...

Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree

Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree

Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether Zuckerberg "is nuts" for agreeing to pay $2 billion for Oculus less than five weeks after inking a deal...

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