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WhatsApp Sued for Sharing Data With Facebook by German Consumer Group

HIGHLIGHTS German consumer group VZBV sues WhatsApp WhatsApp alleged to transfer data to Facebook without consumer approval Facebook claimed to use WhatsApp data to improve features on its platform WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, has been sued by a German consumer group for sharing data with the parent company. The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband) also referred to ... Read More »

Facebook Hits 1.86 Billion Monthly Active Users as Earnings Surge

Facebook Hits 1.86 Billion Monthly Active Users as Earnings Surge HIGHLIGHTS Facebook said it made a net profit of $3.7 billion Daily active users went up to 1.23 billion India was a hot market in the fourth quarter Facebook shares bounced Wednesday with word that profit more than doubled in the final quarter of last year, coming back down after ... Read More »

Oculus Ordered to Pay $500 Million in ZeniMax Copyright Infringement Case

A US jury Wednesday ordered Facebook and creators of its Oculus Rift to pay $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,370 crores) to gaming software firm ZeniMax in a lawsuit that claimed the virtual reality technology was stolen. The Texas jury made the award in a trial in which Oculus was accused of basing its Rift headset on technology stolen from ZeniMax’s ... Read More »

Postblazer Manages Multiple Social Media Accounts: Here’s How

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary Postblazer is a fast, reliable and powerful social media scheduler that works with both Facebook and Twitter. If your seeking an effective social media scheduler for both Facebook and Twitter, Postblazer deserves some consideration. Managing Multiple Social Media Accounts with Postblazer How it Works Signing up for an account is quite easy. Click on their “Start ... Read More »

Happy Grasshopper Delivers Customized Email Followup

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary From instant automated responses to long-term keep-in-touch campaigns, Happy Grasshopper is an automated email marketing service that helps businesses convert more leads and generate more referrals easily. Happy Grasshopper is an automated email marketing service that provides businesses and entrepreneurs with a way to automatically stay in touch with their contacts. How? The company has a ... Read More »

Your So-Called Secrets Are Out — Time to Upgrade Your Banking Security

Your mother’s maiden name is probably not a secret. Neither, necessarily, is your high school mascot or the size of your car payment. But some banks and brokerages still pretend this is information only you would know, and that could be putting your money at risk. So-called security questions long ago outlived their usefulness, since they can be hard for ... Read More »

Facebook Lite for Android Review: Made for India

While phone makers are now launching 4G handsets and companies like Airtel and Reliance working towards bringing the networks in India, you might think that there’s no need for apps that minimise data use. The fact of the matter though is that even in a metro like Delhi, 3G access depends greatly on which part of the city you’re in ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Live Video Feature Rolling Out to Users Worldwide: Here’s How it Works

HIGHLIGHTS It will work for users with Instagram version 10 and above The live video feature shows up in Stories It has been rolled out to users globally After releasing it in November and making it available only to users in the US, Instagram has now introduced live broadcasting on Instagram Stories for users worldwide. The Live video feature will ... Read More »

Hugo Barra Is Leaving Xiaomi to Join Facebook’s Oculus Team ‘To Lead All VR Efforts’

HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg announced the move via Facebook Barra announced his departure from Xiaomi earlier this week Zuck says VR and AR ‘will be the next major computing platform’ Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President who said earlier this week he is leaving the Chinese company to head back to the Silicon Valley, is joining Facebook to lead the Oculus ... Read More »

Twitter’s Explore Tab Combines Trends, Moments, Search, and Live Video

HIGHLIGHTS The feature combines trends, Moments, search and live video highlight The intent was to make Twitter more inviting Twitter has been striving to boost its ranks of users and revenue Twitter on Thursday added an “explore” tab aimed at making it easier to find interesting content, the latest move to boost engagement at the one-to-many messaging service. The feature, ... Read More »