Author Archives: Loknath Das

Here’s how much social media stars get paid to post ads

Actress Olivia Munn watches Christmas movies Facebook Last November, actress Olivia Munn posted a video to her Instagram in preparation for the holidays: She wore green and red pajamas, she cooked a holiday turkey and she lounged on the couch with her two sweater-clad dogs. She also watched her favorite Christmas movie — thanks to her cable setup from Xfinity. “Happy ... Read More »

High school ‘shooter’ showed off assault rifle on social media

Caleb Sharpe poses with a gun during a video posted to YouTube.YouTube The troubled teen who allegedly killed one student when he opened fire inside a Spokane high school, loved “Breaking Bad,” and posted videos of himself brandishing guns and simulating shootings on YouTube, according to a new report.rt. Spokane Country Sherriff’s Office deputies arrested Caleb Sharpe, 15, following Wednesday’s shooting at ... Read More »

Four Bihar teachers hire Maoist to kill education official

The arrested teachers and panchayat secretaries at a police station in Bihar’s Arwal district. (HT photo) achers. While three teachers, husband of yet another and two panchayat secretaries were arrested on September 12, one more teacher is evading arrest. Altogether 11 people are accused in the BEO murder case. The arrested have been identified as Virendra Kumar, husband of panchayat ... Read More »

Jio Running ‘Sinister Campaign’ to Bring Down Interconnect Charges, Says Airtel

In a fresh war of words, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday alleged that Reliance Jio is running a “sinister campaign” to bring down the call connection charges by misleading authorities and the public with inflated figures. Bharti Airtel in a letter to TRAI Chairman R S Sharma alleged that Reliance Jio (RJio) has again misrepresented the facts through wrong calculations of interconnection usage charges (IUC). Airtel’s reaction comes ... Read More »

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton to Leave Company

HIGHLIGHTS Brian Acton will leave WhatsApp to start a new foundation Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009 WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the team to pursue a non-profit organisation “at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications.” Acton and Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum co-founded WhatsApp, which is now the biggest messaging app in ... Read More »

Apple TV 4K With HDR Support Launched, Powered by Apple A10X Fusion SoC

HIGHLIGHTS The Apple 4K TV offers HDR and high resolution support of 4K Apple TV 4K is getting access to movies in 4K at low-price Inside the Apple TV 4K is A10X Fusion SoC At Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple Campus, Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced a new generation of its streaming device called Apple TV 4K. The Apple TV 4K offers two ... Read More »

Intel: Tech Stock At A Discount

Summary Intel has an attractive 3% dividend yield supported by a conservative 40% payout ratio. Despite the stellar dividend, and strong top-line growth over the past 18 months, Intel continues to lag the market, down 1.3% YTD. Today, Intel is one of the cheapest stocks on DJIA index stock, trading at just 13.4X P/E. Analysis We believe the market is ... Read More »

Fake news a concern as Indonesians lap up social media

Indonesia’s daily number of Facebook users currently stands at around 65 million. (Photo: Chandni Vatvani) JAKARTA: Whether they are tweeting or posting, Indonesians love social media. According to Instagram, the country is its largest market in the Asia Pacific. Twitter too, says Indonesians are among its top five users worldwide, and Facebook – the social media favourite of Indonesians – ... Read More »

Chandigarh education dept moves HC against minority status to Vivek High School

The Chandigarh administration has moved the Punjab and Haryana high against the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutes (NCMEI) order granting minority status to Vivek High School, Sector 38. The case is listed for hearing on September 12. The education department, on behalf of the administration, has sought quashing of orders passed by the commission in 2012, saying that the ... Read More »

Twitter Brings Account Sharing Feature to Android, iOS Apps

HIGHLIGHTS TweetDeck offers a more convenient Twitter experience TweetDeck app was bought by Twitter for $40 million back in 2011 Twitter now has 328 million monthly active users (MAUs) Twitter is now allowing users to share access to their multiple accounts via iOS and Android applications without needing to share that accounts password. The company retweeted a tweet from its ... Read More »