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  • Twitter co-founder Dorsey's company gets USD 100 mn Jun 29, 2011 08:44 PM IST

    Twitter co-founder Dorsey's company gets USD 100 mn

    Square, the mobile payment service started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, secured USD 100 million in a financing round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

  • Twitter founders return to roots, relaunch Obvious Jun 29, 2011 09:07 AM IST

    Twitter founders return to roots, relaunch Obvious

    Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams plan to revive Obvious, the company they conceived years ago as a technology project incubator that eventually spawned Twitter.

  • Tencent in steep climb to be China`s Facebook, Twitter Jun 27, 2011 12:26 PM IST

    Tencent in steep climb to be China`s Facebook, Twitter

    Tencent Holdings Ltd, the world's third largest Internet firm, aims to be China's Facebook, Twitter and Google -- all rolled into one.

  • Facebook overtakes Microsoft in UK: UKOM/Nielsen Jun 27, 2011 10:21 AM IST

    Facebook overtakes Microsoft in UK: UKOM/Nielsen

    Facebook overtook Microsoft websites in Britain for the first time last month, becoming the UK's second-most popular after Google as people aged over 50 flocked to social networks, online measurement body UKOM/Nielsen said.

  • Hugh Hefner's aborted wedding becomes a TV special Jun 23, 2011 02:40 PM IST

    Hugh Hefner's aborted wedding becomes a TV special

    A week after being jilted by his 25 year-old fiancee, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is making the most of his new "runaway bride" theme.

  • Be careful of what you tweet Jun 18, 2011 03:40 PM IST

    Be careful of what you tweet

    One in three Americans say they have tweeted or posted something online that they later regretted.

  • Facebook may be good for friendships, politics Jun 17, 2011 11:04 AM IST

    Facebook may be good for friendships, politics

    Contrary to popular fears that cultivating "Facebook friends" will harm people's ability to make friends offline, research suggests that users of social networking sites have higher measures of social well-being.

  • Mining Twitter for trading profits Jun 16, 2011 11:05 AM IST

    Mining Twitter for trading profits

    Traders get everything they need to trade their portfolio from social media sites like Twitter and newcomer StockTwits, a micro-blogging site on stocks that he has a small equity stake in.

  • Dine with WikiLeaks' Assange for only $575 Jun 15, 2011 08:37 AM IST

    Dine with WikiLeaks' Assange for only $575

    Eight admirers of anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are being offered the opportunity to dine privately with their idol early next month at an asking price of 350 pounds (USD 575) per head.

  • Google hones search for mobile and speed Jun 15, 2011 08:00 AM IST

    Google hones search for mobile and speed

    Google Inc unveiled new features and technology to speed up Web searches and to make it easier for people to use its flagship search engine as they increasingly access the Internet from handheld mobile devices.

  • France's Lagarde takes IMF campaign to Twitter Jun 10, 2011 08:32 AM IST

    France's Lagarde takes IMF campaign to Twitter

    France's Christine Lagarde took time out from a week of globe-trotting on Thursday to take her campaign to be the new IMF chief online, spending an hour tweeting to the general public on her merits for the job.

  • Twitter CEO says 80% of advertisers renew Jun 02, 2011 07:24 AM IST

    Twitter CEO says 80% of advertisers renew

    More than 80% of the companies that advertise on Twitter renew their marketing efforts on the microblogging service, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday.

  • Hip-hop star Sean Kingston stable after water crash May 31, 2011 08:00 AM IST

    Hip-hop star Sean Kingston stable after water crash

    Chart-topping hip-hop star Sean Kingston remained hospitalized in intensive care on Monday, a day after his personal watercraft hit a bridge in Miami Beach, a spokesman for his record label said.

  • Twitter buys TweetDeck, terms undisclosed May 26, 2011 08:19 AM IST

    Twitter buys TweetDeck, terms undisclosed

    Twitter confirmed on Wednesday that it has bought TweetDeck, a popular third-party software application that organizes tweets, the short messages delivered through the online social network.

  • Microsoft latest security risk: 'Cookiejacking' May 26, 2011 08:09 AM IST

    Microsoft latest security risk: 'Cookiejacking'

    A computer security researcher has found a flaw in Microsoft Corp's widely used Internet Explorer browser that he said could let hackers steal credentials to access FaceBook, Twitter and other websites.

  • LinkedIn IPO boosted by 30%, to raise up to $352 mn May 17, 2011 06:41 PM IST

    LinkedIn IPO boosted by 30%, to raise up to $352 mn

    LinkedIn Corp, which runs a social network for professionals, said the pricing of its initial public offering was increased by 30%, as investors clamour to ride the social networking wave.

  • Twitter brings world closer for Japan quake charity e-book May 10, 2011 09:12 AM IST

    Twitter brings world closer for Japan quake charity e-book

    An avid Twitter user's desire to help Japan recover from the devastating March earthquake and tsunami has resulted in a charity e-book based on material gathered from around the world -- all within three days.

  • Internet Boom 2.0 is here, starts to look bubbly May 09, 2011 08:19 AM IST

    Internet Boom 2.0 is here, starts to look bubbly

    The tantalising prospect of finding the next Facebook, Groupon or Twitter is driving the biggest rush of venture capital into the Internet start-up arena since dot-com mania first boomed and then fizzled more than a decade ago.

  • Twitter seeks to buy TweetDeck for up to $50 million May 03, 2011 08:47 AM IST

    Twitter seeks to buy TweetDeck for up to $50 million

    Twitter has made an offer to acquire TweetDeck, a popular third-party software application for using Internet social networking services, for up to USD 50 million, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

  • Facebook, YouTube new battlegrounds in Singapore elections Apr 26, 2011 06:00 PM IST

    Facebook, YouTube new battlegrounds in Singapore elections

    The odds are always stacked against opposition candidates in Singapore elections and for Nicole Seah, a political novice contesting in the backyard of a popular former prime minister, they should be overwhelming.

  • Justin Bieber under siege in Israel Apr 13, 2011 07:59 AM IST

    Justin Bieber under siege in Israel

    Justin Bieber is not getting much spiritual peace on his eagerly anticipated visit to Israel.

  • Historians flay new book on Gandhi; say it's in 'bad taste' Mar 29, 2011 05:28 PM IST

    Historians flay new book on Gandhi; say it's in 'bad taste'

    Controversy has refused to die down over claims about Mahatma Gandhi''s sexual preferences in a new book with Gandhi''s kin and historians saying it was an attempt to "sensationalise" the life of the icon of non-violence and showed the "negative" mindset of the author.

  • Twitter co-founder named executive chairman Mar 29, 2011 08:27 AM IST

    Twitter co-founder named executive chairman

    Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is returning to the microblogging company to oversee product development, but will remain chief executive of his separate mobile payment start-up company.

  • LinkedIn hits 100m members worldwide Mar 22, 2011 07:26 PM IST

    LinkedIn hits 100m members worldwide

    LinkedIn, the online social network for professionals and job seekers, now has 100 million members worldwide and more than half are from outside the United States.

  • Sheen sparks new era of cyber celebrity meltdowns Mar 10, 2011 01:01 PM IST

    Sheen sparks new era of cyber celebrity meltdowns

    Tracking celebrities in trouble used to be so easy. First, there was the problem, then a public apology followed by a trip to rehab and interview in People magazine or on Oprah Winfrey's talk show.

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