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Govt asks depts not to post 'unverified' facts on social sites

The government on Thursday issued guidelines for its departments using social media networks asking them not to post confidential information and 'unverified' facts.

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Twitter says problems in blocking; govt firm on stand


Twitter has conveyed that it was facing technical difficulties in blocking certain webpages where morphed and inflammatory images were uploaded but the government made it clear that the social network

Google buys Frommer's travel guides


US publishing house John Wiley & Sons said on Monday it is selling all of its travel assets - including the well known Frommer's brand - to Internet titan Google.

The New Jersey-based company did not

Internet stock collapse dents Silicon Valley


Social media companies, once hailed by their Silicon Valley boosters as world-changing businesses with limitless potential, are instead proving a sobering reminder of how investors can be seduced by I

Google Internet business defies econ worries, ad clicks surge


Google Inc's core Internet business increased revenue by 21 per cent in the second quarter, easing Wall Street worries that a slumping global economy would take a toll on the company's online advertis

Yahoo! names Google’s Marissa Mayer as new CEO


Yahoo! announced Monday it had named 37-year-old Marissa Mayer, a key Google team member, as its chief executive, making her among the most prominent women in technology and corporate America.

1st photo ever posted on net turns 20

Les Horribles Cernettes, the CERN-linked musical group whose image was the first ever on the Internet, will be playing a last-ever concert on July 14 to celebrate the photo’s 20th anniversary.

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TRAI issues quality of mobile Internet service standards


Telecom regulator TRAI on Tuesday issued guidelines on minimum quality benchmark for mobile Internet services, which among other things makes it mandatory for operators to activate such services withi

Take a virtual tour to know TN heritage

Are you a heritage buff keen on exploring the cultural heritage in Tamil Nadu? The state archaeology department’s website would be the ideal spot to obtain a bird’s eye view of the heritage wealth of

Thousands of PCs may lose Internet access from Monday

Thousands of computers in India, which are hit by a malicious virus DNS Changer, may lose Internet access from Monday, according to Web security firm McAfee.

DNS Changer is a malware computer progra

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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.

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