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France bans protest over anti-Islam movie


September 20th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS) France Thursday banned a protest against the screening of an anti-Islam US movie which has triggered outrage across the Muslim world, Xinhua reported.According to news channel ... Read more...

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YouTube launches iPhone app with advertisements


September 12th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 12 (IANS) YouTube, the world's largest video-sharing service, has launched a new official application with advertising for Apple's iPhone.According to YouTube's official blog, users of iPhone ... Read more...

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Thousands take part in bull-spearing fest in Spain


September 12th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tordesillas (Spain), Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people attended Tuesday in this northwestern Spanish city the festival of Toro de la Vega, during which young people spear a bull to ... Read more...

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Dominican woman uses her body for advertising


August 28th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Dominican-born Margarita Dominguez has transformed her body and those of a score of young people who work for her company into advertising billboards with the ... Read more...

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Software firm denies Russian spy agency tie-up


August 28th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian IT company has denied any involvement in a project to develop software to monitor social networks and influence public opinion for the country's ... Read more...

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Libyan interior minister quits


August 26th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 26 (IANS) Libyan Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali resigned Sunday after being attacked for the performance of the security forces during a surge of violence, Al-Jazeera TV reported.The ... Read more...

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US aid to transition from cash to electronic form


August 25th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Entrepreneur Karl Mehta, the only Indian-American among 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows, would work on "The 20 percent Initiative" that aims to transition international development assistance payments ... Read more...

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Anahi makes US debut as shoe designer


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actress and singer Anahi is making her US debut as a designer and businesswoman with her own line of shoes oriented toward Latino ... Read more...

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Microsoft unveils new email service


August 1st, 2012 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) Microsoft Tuesday introduced the preview version of Outlook.com, a new free web-based personal email service with cleaner user interface and integration with social networks ... Read more...

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Why was Guwahati molestation video put on YouTube, ask netizens


July 13th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Social networks were Friday flooded with angry reactions over the molestation of a teenager in Guwahati, with many questioning as to why the video was ... Read more...

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Thousands throw wine at each other in Spain fest


June 30th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Logrono (Spain), June 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people took part Friday in the Haro Wine Battle in the Spanish Rioja region, during which they threw some 6,000 litres of wine ... Read more...

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Facebook generates feel good factor


June 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) People love social networks, which is quite obvious from Facebook's 900 million active users and its reputation as one of the most visited websites, second ... Read more...

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Google conjures artificial brain with billion connections


June 26th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Google has done the unthinkable -- the creation of an 'artificial brain' from 16,000 computer processors, with more than a billion connections. The team led by ... Read more...

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Please save Goa from drugs and garbage: German Goaphile (Letter from Goa)


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Anjuna/Panaji, June 23 (IANS) A German Goaphile has appealed to the state's chief minister to cleane Goa's coastline of drugs and garbage which he said was giving the state a ... Read more...

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Alejandro Sanz unveils album-title game for fans


June 6th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 6 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz, one of the most active artists on the social networks, is using an Internet game to get his fans to "guess" ... Read more...

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Mark Zuckerberg sued by Facebook investors


June 5th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Investors have filed a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of the social networking site Facebook, claiming that he knew the organisation had been overpriced ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican band honoured by Argentine varsity


June 4th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honoured by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the ... Read more...

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Understanding networks to find how diseases spread


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Vastly dissimilar yet complex networks ranging from global air traffic to neural networks -- share very similar features, a study says. The findings could be ... Read more...

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Russian social network delays IPO after Facebook crash


May 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) VKontakte, one of Russia's most-popular social networks, has postponed its initial public offering indefinitely after the flotation of the world's largest social network Facebook ... Read more...

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Organ seekers on social networks more successful


May 24th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Transplant patients are increasingly turning to social networks in their search for organs - and appear to be getting results, Daily Mail reported.Researchers examined nearly ... Read more...

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China to put out quake data on social networks


May 24th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Chinese authorities Thursday suggested they may use social networking websites to enhance awareness on earthquake prevention and disaster reduction.The popularity of microblogging sites should be utilised ... Read more...

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JLo tops list of world’s most powerful celebrities


May 17th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 17 (IANS/EFE) Jennifer Lopez dethroned Lady Gaga as the world's most powerful celebrity, according to a list published Wednesday by Forbes magazine in which the queen ... Read more...

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Syrian Christians fear Islamist rule if Assad goes


May 15th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Christians living in conflict-torn Syria are afraid their community would fall victim of religious extremism if President Bashar al-Assad's regime collapses and Islamists come to ... Read more...

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Shakira notches 50 mn Facebook fans


May 13th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS/EFE) Colombian pop star Shakira set a new record on social networks this week as the number of her fans on Facebook zoomed to 50 million.The ... Read more...

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Russian stewardess fired for tweet on Sukhoi crash


May 11th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A stewardess from Russia's largest airline Aeroflot has been fired after she left a derogatory comment on Twitter about the fatal crash of a Sukhoi ... Read more...

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Bing to integrate social networking with search results


May 11th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) Microsoft Thursday announced that its search engine Bing will integrate information from social networking sites into search results. According to Bing's official blog, the ... Read more...

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Facebook plans to go public to raise $87bn


May 4th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Facebook will go public with a stock price of $28 to $35 to set the popular social network's valuation as high as $86.6 billion, according ... Read more...

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Chavez to return to Venezuela this week


April 24th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke Monday on state television for the first time since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment nine days ago and said ... Read more...

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Medvedev praises development of internet


April 19th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has praised the rapid development of the internet in the country, and called on web users to engage more in ... Read more...

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Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 bn


April 10th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Facebook will purchase the popular photo sharing app Instagram for $1 billion, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced."For years, we've focused on building the best ... Read more...

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Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion


April 10th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by BNO News
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -— Internet social network giant Facebook announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire popular photo-sharing app Instagram for roughly $1 billion.According to the ... Read more...

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Spanish soccer star to wed journalist


March 14th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 14 (IANS/EFE) The captain of the Spanish national soccer team that won the 2010 World Cup, Iker Casillas, will wed journalist Sara Carbonero in July, the next issue ... Read more...

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Sofia Vergara to host `Saturday Night Live’


March 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 13 (IANS/EFE) Sofia Vergara expressed on the social networks her enthusiasm over her upcoming outing as host of "Saturday Night Live", which will be broadcast April ... Read more...

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Why happiness, health eludes ambitious people?


March 6th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Do go-getters, attending the best colleges and universities, having prestigious careers and high salaries, lead more successful or healthier lives than average guys?"Despite their many accomplishments, ... Read more...

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Over three mn Mexican teens have posted racy photos on Web


March 6th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 6 (IANS/EFE) Around 3.6 million Mexican teenagers say they have posted photos of themselves in "provocative poses" on the Internet, a data-protection agency said.And more than 40 ... Read more...

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