Social Media

Yahoo Investigating Claims of Huge Data Breach Affecting 200 Million Accounts

HIGHLIGHTS Hacker also responsible for selling LinkedIn data dumps earlier Yahoo’s exposed considered to be really old Verizon recently bought Yahoo for roughly Rs. 32,500 crores After a hacker going by the name of Peace put up for sale a cache of what’s alleged to be 200 million stolen Yahoo user account credentials earlier this week, the Internet company says ... Read More »

Telegram Responds to Report of Massive Hack

HIGHLIGHTS Telegram says only publicly available information was accessed Company admits 15 million account numbers were confirmed to be from Iran Telegram disregards reports of account access by SMS interception Messaging app Telegram has on Tuesday responded to media reports that claimed a hacker attack that originated in Iran was not a “massive” one and only publicly available information was ... Read More »

Hacking of DNC Raises Fears of Cyber-Attack on US Election

Can the US election be hacked? The recent breach of Democratic National Committee data, along with other electronic intrusions, has raised concerns about cyber incidents that could affect the outcome of the US presidential race, or other contests. The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the hack that targeted the DNC had accessed an analytics data program that ... Read More »

WikiConference India 2016 Starts Friday in Chandigarh

HIGHLIGHTS The conference will take place from August 5-8 in Chandigarh The event will also include ‘hackathons’ and ‘edit-a-thons’ Wikipedia notches often among the highest results when information is searched online India, a key growth area for Wikipedia, is gearing up for a national conference “for Wikimedians in India to meet and share their views, discuss challenges and exchange useful ... Read More »

Dropbox Paper Enters Open Beta; Android and iOS Apps Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Dropbox Paper moves into public beta phase Dropbox Paper apps launched on both Android and iOS One million docs created during service’s private beta phase Dropbox Paper, the online tool to collaboratively create and edit documents, has moved from its private beta phase to a public beta and the company has also announced that it is launching the app ... Read More »

US Judge Dismisses Part of Alibaba Counterfeit Goods Lawsuit

A US judge on Thursday dismissed part of a lawsuit filed last year by Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and other luxury brands accusing Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of promoting the sale of counterfeit goods. US District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan dismissed racketeering claims asserted by brands owned by Paris-based Kering SA , saying their complaint failed ... Read More »

Cyber-Security Firm FireEye Announces Layoffs

Cyber security firm FireEye Inc said on Thursday it planned to lay off 300 to 400 of its 3,400 workers as it announced quarterly sales below its own forecast, due to a slowdown in demand for its services helping businesses respond to hacking attacks. FireEye’s shares were down 16.2 percent at $14.02 in extended trading. The Milpitas, California-based company also ... Read More »

Future Group, Paytm Partner to Take Big Bazaar Online

Retail company Future Group has tied up with mobile payments and commerce platform Paytm to enable Paytm users to shop for Big Bazaar merchandise on the online marketplace and get it delivered to their homes. The tie-up will make Big Bazaar the anchor store on thePaytm marketplace. Further, customers of Big Bazaar can get a 15 per cent cashback on ... Read More »

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Social media is the main connection of the 21st Century, and businesses are tapping into it’s powerful potential. Social media can (and should) be used for more than status updates and sharing your meatloaf dinner with family and friends. When utilized correctly, social media can help you connect with your customers, build your business, and link with potential customers as well. However, social media ... Read More »

Twitter Introduces Hashtag Ads

If you use social media to help promote your business, then chances are you haveused hashtags at some point. These content labels can be a great way to promote and locate topics of interest. Though hashtags can certainly be abused … #HelloPersonWithEighteenOrMoreHashtagsOnOnePost! Twitter played a big role in making hashtag usage so widespread, and now the company is introducing an ... Read More »