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Indians spend more time shopping than social networking when online: Survey

Indians voted online shopping (98 percent) as the top reason to access internet; closely followed by social networking (96 percent), revealed a recent survey conducted by American Express and Nielsen to gain consumer insights on online buying habits. The American Express and Nielsen survey titled ‘Understanding Online Consumers’ was conducted …

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TRAI won’t impose fees on WhatsApp, Viber, and other apps: Report

Indian telecom companies have been quite vocal about their dislike for over-the-top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp, Viber and the likes. Last month there was a buzz around TRAI implementing fees on such apps, and a new report suggests otherwise. A report by The Economic Times states that TRAI has rejected telcos’ proposal to …

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Putting Indian national flag as a display picture ‘not illegal

With Independence Day drawing closer, the social media fiends had begun replacing their profile pictures with the national flag. However, soon a message went viral informing users that it is illegal and they could get in trouble. We also received one such message on WhatsApp stating, “Indian Constitution doesn’t allow …

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Robin Williams’ daughter quits Twitter following social media abuse

Robin Williams’ daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called “cruel and unnecessary” messages following her father’s death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations. Zelda Williams, 25, wrote that she was stepping away from her Twitter, Tumblr …

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From Syria to Ukraine, social media opens up warfare

In 2013, Eliot Higgins used videos posted online from Syria to track weapons and pinpoint a chemical strike in Damascus from a computer in the English Midlands. This year, the British blogger and activist is using the same techniques to investigate the missiles in Ukraine believed to have brought down Flight …

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LinkedIn reports 47% growth thanks to profitable hiring business

LinkedIn’s booming hiring business and rapid international expansion will be the main growth drivers for the next few quarters, analysts said after the corporate networking site’s revenue and profit forecast smashed expectations. LinkedIn’s shares rose 8 percent to $194.90 in early trading after the company also reported a 47 percent …

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India records highest social networking growth: Study

More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 percent in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer. “Indians are increasingly logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the country recording the highest social networking growth of 37.4 percent …

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