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Facebook as we know

Facebook as we know

THE recent suicide committed by two siblings in Uttara has deeply saddened and shocked the nation; our deepest sorrows are with the single mother. Keeping aside the societal and domestic unhappiness caused by the separation of the parents, another aspect that might be missed is the part played by Facebook in this tragedy....

Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium which includes social media and mobile phones has emerged as a more effective marketing platform for products than the traditional promotional activities. Consumers' behaviour is changing gradually with the influence of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and the uses of smartphones, marketing of products and services delivered through them reach...

New Facebook settings offer more privacy control

New Facebook settings offer more privacy control

Popular social networking site Facebook has rolled out a new ‘privacy checkup’ aimed at helping users exert more control over their privacy settings. The new system uses a blue dinosaur to guide Facebook users through its procedures of privacy settings for personal information and sharing their posts. The new setting was unveiled from the Facebook...

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...

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