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Survey: Majority of cyber bullying incidents go unreported

Survey: Majority of cyber bullying incidents go unreported The findings of a new survey have revealed that the problem of cyber bullying - also called trolling - is apparently worse than what it was initially feared, because a majority of cyber bullying incidents are not reported.

Limeroad.com to expand operations to 23 countries

Limeroad-com1Hyderabad, March 13 : Limeroad. com, India's first social shopping platform for women, plans to expand its operations to 23 countries by June, the company's founder said here Wednesday.

Launched three months ago, the platform will add buyers and vendors from various countries.

LimeRoad. com's founder and CEO Suchi Mukherjee said the unique platform offers to women a wide range of products for shopping online. She said they aim to build it into the most extensive and engaging lifestyle platform ever.

The company has tied up with 100 vendors across the country and the number is expected to double next month.

New internet domain names create web of confusion

New internet domain names create web of confusionWashington, March 12 : Move over ".com", because over the course of the next year the internet is expected to be inundated with thousands of new, generic, domain-name extensions.

Big businesses, including online retailer Amazon, have applied to purchase exclusive rights to several of these so-called generic top level domains (gTLD), including .read and .book, a move critics said could jeopardize the openness of the internet.

West Bengal students to get e-library

West Bengal students to get e-libraryKolkata, March 12 : Come April, Students in West Bengal will now have free access to international journals and books online -- courtesy an electronic library.

The e-library consortium, an initiative of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), the umbrella body of 88 colleges and institutes dealing in modern science, medical science, homeopathy, alternative medicine etc., will link all the affiliated colleges spread across the state.

Google revamping Gmail for mobile Web and Gmail Offline

Google revamping Gmail for mobile Web and Gmail Offline In a recent revelation via its Google+ page, Internet search giant Google said that it is revamping Gmail for mobile Web and Gmail Offline, which will include many of the new features which the company brought aboard its iPhone and iPad apps in December.

Experts: The most harmful cyber attacks could impact nearly all parts of life

Experts: The most harmful cyber attacks could impact nearly all parts of lifeIn what can be deemed as a formal declaration of a secret cyber war that has been going on for decades, a private security company said in a last-month announcement that, in the last nearly seven years, US government and private firma have been attacked approximately 147 times by Chinese military hackers.

Google developing ''Amazon-like'' same-day delivery service

Google developing ''Amazon-like'' same-day delivery serviceLondon, Mar 7 : Google is developing a service called Shopping Express, which arranges for local shops to sell products online and have them delivered at the customer''s address on the same day.

The move has been identified as the web giant''s entry into the territory occupied by the world''s largest online retailer Amazon, who also offers same-day deliveries, the Telegraph reports.

Facebook users ''unwittingly'' sharing more personal info than ever: Study

Facebook-usingWashington, Mar 7 : Facebook users are unwittingly sharing more personal information online than ever, according to a study.

The seven-year study from Carnegie Mellon University found people were more likely to share additional private information with friends and a group the researchers call the "silent listeners", which include Facebook, third-party app developers and advertisers, reports ABC News.

The researchers used data from 5,076 Facebook users in the university''s network to study how privacy and disclosure evolved from 2005 until 2011.

Cupid begins independent audit of member database

Cupid begins independent audit of member databaseInternet based dating service, Cupid has said that it is commissioning an independent audit of its member database following claims that customers were lured to the site with users disappeared when they paid for the service.

Cupid faced criticism over claims that some of the users were attracted to pay for the service through messages from users but when they joined the site, those users did not exist. The company refuted these claims and said that it operates in a legal and appropriate manner.

Google’s latest Transparency report offers data on National Security Letters

Google’s latest Transparency report offers data on National Security LettersIn a disclosure which marks the first of its kind revelation about government requests made to any leading Internet service provider, Google said in its Tuesday-released Transparency Report that, in 2012, it received less than 1,000 `National Security Letters' (NSLs) from federal authorities.

According to Google, the NSLs - which comprise letters written by US government agencies - received by the company from federal authorities in 2012 sought financial as well as communications details of up to nearly 2,000 individuals.

Australian online retails sales grew 27%

Australian online retails sales grew 27%According to a new report, the total online retail sales recorded a growth of 27 per cent during the one year period till January to $13 billion compared to the same period of the previous year.

The National Australia Bank's latest Online Retail Sales Index showed that the total online retail sales grew by an impressive 27 per cent while the overall retail sales recorded a growth of just 0.4 per cent over the same period.

Google announces Play Book Store availability in India

Google announces Play Book Store availability in IndiaIn a recent post on the Google India blog page, Google revealed that its Play Book Store has now been made available in India; giving the users the ability to download thousands of Indian book titles from the company's Google Play app store.

On the blog page, Google India said that the Play Book app - which allows users purchase and read e-books on their smart devices and computers - can now be downloaded by the Indian users from the Google Play Store

FCC proposing to increase amount of unlicensed wireless spectrum available by 35%

FCC proposing to increase amount of unlicensed wireless spectrum available by 35%In a move aimed at lessening wireless Internet congestion, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to increase the currently-available amount of unlicensed wireless spectrum by as much as 35 percent.

With the move marking the biggest opening up of the airwaves in ten years, the FCC commissioners voted unanimously for the opening up of 195 megahertz of extra spectrum in the 5GHz band.

China’s Defense Ministry insists Mandiant’s report was flawed and ‘destructive’

China’s Defense Ministry insists Mandiant’s report was flawed and ‘destructive’ Slamming US security firm Mandiant's recent report that a Shanghai-based People's Liberation Army (PLA) unit was engaged in cyberwarfare against US corporations, organizations and government agencies, the China's Defense Ministry has issued a strong denial of the allegations leveled by Mandiant.

Microsoft's refreshed Outlook.com webmail service to take on Google’s Gmail

Microsoft's refreshed Outlook.com webmail service to take on Google’s GmailIn an announcement which underscores potential new competition for Google's Gmail email service, Microsoft has revealed that its new webmail service - Outlook. com - has come out of beta testing, and is now available to all users.

Microsoft's revamped Outlook. com webmail service was introduced nearly seven months back in a limited preview mode; as a replacement for the company's longtime email offering, MSN Hotmail, which has been online since 1997.

Microsoft launches Outlook.com email service

Microsoft launches Outlook.com email serviceSoftware giant, Microsoft has said that its new Outlook. com e-mail service is now available for the users around the world.

The company said that its Outlook. com email service has now moved out of its preview stage. The service was first introduced by the company in July, 2012 as an answer to rival Google's Gmail service, which has emerged as the dominant email service across the world.

Google creates doodle to mark 540th birthday of Copernicus

Google creates doodle to mark 540th birthday of CopernicusInternet giant, Google has created a doodle to mark the 540th birth anniversary of Nicolaus Copernicus, who was a scientist and mathematician during the Renaissance era. The doodle on the company's flagship online search home page is an animated heliocentric model that was created by the astronomer from Poland.

Kim Dotcom plans to expand file sharing site Mega

kim-dotcom-mega-siteWashington, Feb 18 : Online privacy advocate Kim Dotcom has will expand his new file-sharing site Mega to include secure email, chat, voice, video and mobile services.

The tech entrepreneur made the announcement Saturday via Twitter, saying the updates will arrive `in the coming years.'

This tweet, along with several others, seems to position Mega as a stronghold for Internet privacy and freedom, Mashable reports.

Google predicts more than 50% of advertising to go online in 5 years

Google predicts more than 50% of advertising to go online in 5 yearsDuring the course of his recent address as the D: Dive Into Media conference, Google's chief business officer Nikesh Arora said that there is a "reasonable probability" that, within the next five years, more than half of advertising would be online.

Yahoo acquires Alike, the creator of mobile app for recommendations

Yahoo acquires Alike, the creator of mobile app for recommendationsOn Tuesday, Internet firm Yahoo gave a notable boost to its mobile division, by announcing that it has acquired Alike, the company which is the creator or a mobile app for recommendations.

With Alike's mobile app essentially helping users to locate nearby restaurants, bars and other venues which they may like, the Alike concept is fairly akin to that of location-sharing platform Foursquare, which now functions as a social network as well as a recommendation search engine.




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