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Facebook to pay Microsoft $550 million for patents


Facebook announced on Monday it would pay Microsoft $550 million for some of the patents the software giant recently acquired from AOL.

Facebook will pick up around 650 of the 925 patents Microsoft b

Mexican doctor criticised for operating room photos on Facebook

The Mexican social media has been buzzing with criticism of an anaesthesiologist who mocked patients by posting humiliating operating room photos on her Facebook page.

Mayte Rosas Gomez, who works fo

Google stock split helps Page, Brin maintain grip


Google Inc announced a stock split designed to preserve the control of co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin over the world's No. 1 Web search engine, asking investors to trust their long-term vision

Networking sites to the rescue

When a major tsunami hit the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004, newspapers and TV channels had gone into overdrive to explain what a tsunami is.

Seven years later, the word tsunami needs no introduct

Was prisoner using Facebook in jail?

The authorities at a jail in Gwalior have ordered a probe after a lifer was found regularly updating his Facebook profile even though inmates are not supposed to have access to computers.

Durgesh Bha

Facebook e-commerce: the next big thing?


A group of e-commerce start-ups, backed by some of the tech world's most pedigreed financiers, are betting that Facebook Inc can become an e-commerce powerhouse to rival Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc.

Taiwanese kills wife's Facebook friend

A jealous Taiwanese husband led an assault on a Facebook user who had flirted with his wife online, beating him to death with baseball clubs, police said Monday.

Chou You-huang, a 34-year-old residen

Facebook picks Nasdaq for marquee listing: Source


Facebook Inc, preparing what would be Silicon Valley's largest IPO, has picked Nasdaq over the New York Stock Exchange for its listing in a major victory for the technology-laden U.S. bourse, a source

6 Filipino boys in trouble over FB kiss photos

A Philippine Catholic school is witholding the diplomas of six high school boys who uploaded Facebook photos that appear to show them kissing each other, an education official said on Friday.

A day e

Facebook halts secondary market trading, plans for May IPO


Social-networking site Facebook is halting the sale of its shares on secondary markets effective next week as the company prepares to hold its initial public offering in May, according to a person fam

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.