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Internet giants come calling to IITs with fancy offers

MUMBAI: Three giants of the internet -Facebook, Microsoft and Google – landed at the Indian Institutes of Technology this year to pick the brightest brains to power their headquarters. Facebook, which picked one student last year, was seen at all IIT campuses, from Bombay to Guwahati to Madras. It paid the highest salary – $140,000 (about Rs 72 lakh) per annum – apart from a ... Read More »

Facebook warns of recent wave of spam

New York: Facebook said Wednesday that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users’ pages with pictures showing graphic sex and violence. The social-networking company urged its 800 million-plus users to remain vigilant to keep their accounts from being hijacked. That includes reporting suspicious links on friends’ pages and not clicking on links that offer deals ... Read More »

Just watching TV too boring for today’s children

They text friends during advertising breaks, use MSN or Facebook when their parents are watching an adult programme, or play an electronic game while waiting for their laptop to load up. Health and exercise researchers at Bristol and Loughborough universities, who carried out the research, say campaigns to reduce “screen time” will only ever work if people understand how chlidren ... Read More »

Facebook, Google as addictive as drugs: Study

NEW YORK: Several studies have found that Facebook, Twitter and Google are as addictive as drugs. People react like twitchy addicts denied their drugs when forced to give up access to the Internet and other electronic media. And just like a boozer who leans on bourbon as a social lubricant, online addicts believe that people who aren’t hooked on the information superhighway, text ... Read More »

Facebook, Skype in govt sights

New Delhi, July 13: The Centre has asked Google, Facebook, Skype and other Internet and mobile-based communication services to open up their servers for scrutiny by the country’s security agencies. Junior telecom minister Sachin Pilot said today that several social networking websites and Internet telephony companies had been asked to provide real-time access to messaging traffic. “Papers were exchanged months ... Read More »

Facebook, Skype to launch video chat

Just as Google’s next big thing ‘Google Plus’ is all set to launch, Facebook and Skype are about to strike a deal that would bring the video chatting service to the social networking site. With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promising an “awesome” new feature on July 6, Skype, which was recently purchased by Microsoft for a whopping $8.5 billion, could become ... Read More »

Facebook to make $1 billion from social gaming this year

Facebook will generate an estimated $1 billion in revenue from social gaming this year. The majority of this revenue will come from advertising, but some will come from Facebook Credits, the social network’s currency for purchasing content on the site. Unsurprisingly, Facebook is declining to comment. Kevin Ryan, a leading Internet entrepreneur and former chief executive of online advertising giant ... Read More »

Facebook to launch Facebook Credits for Indian users today

New Delhi: Social networking site Facebook will Friday introduce a payment system ‘Facebook Credits’ for Indian users who could spend the virtual currency across various games or applications they use on the popular website. A virtual currency, Facebook Credits is already popular among gaming enthusiasts in many other countries, including the US. “Facebook will introduce a new payment system Facebook ... Read More »