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Classic games can now be embedded in tweets

Classic games can now be played on Twitter, by tweeting the URL the game user wants to play. According to the Verge, the feature only appears to work for MS-DOS games right now. Also, users can even embed the tweet, and thus, the game inside a webpage. The Internet Archive …

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Facebook to give you control over data sharing

If you are bewildered by the expanse of data that many apps and websites have about you, relax. Facebook is about to give you greater control, now, over how much data you want to share with others. Also, apps that Facebook determines are asking for unnecessary information from users could …

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Why some companies fail at Twitter

You may find shopping at a Nike showroom or visiting Starbucks for your favourite coffee a reason to cheer you up but according to a latest study, these two brands are among those who are failing at corporate tweeting. A data analysis by the Harvard Business Review (HBR) has revealed …

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How Facebook is changing Internet.org to make it more inclusive

Internet.org, Facebook’s marquee program to bring people in developing countries online, first came to India in February. Facebook partnered with Reliance Communications to provide almost 40 websites and services free to users — everything from news and weather information to travel sites like Cleartrip. It also included free access to Facebook …

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Facebook launches open Internet.org platform amid net neutrality debate

Facebook Inc is launching an open platform for online content and application developers to join its Internet.org service, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets. The platform, unveiled on Monday, will be open to …

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Meerkat dumps Twitter for Facebook

The much hyped but little used live video streaming service has added closer ties with the world’s largest social network as part of a new iOS app update. As well as being able to post streams to Facebook, Meerkat users will now also be able to see if anyone they’re …

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Snapchat now allows users to share news stories

As of Tuesday, Snapchat users are able to trade clips with their friends, using the app’s updated Discover feature. To share music, news articles or video clips, simply tap and hold the desired Discover content, TechCrunch reports. Discover was added to the popular photo-sharing app in January, as a way …

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LinkedIn crosses 30-million member mark in India

Professional networking site, LinkedIn on Thursday said it has crossed 30 million-user mark in India, its largest market outside the US. Globally, LinkedIn has over 364 million members. “This marks a 50 per cent growth over the past two years. LinkedIn had 3.4 million members when it started operations in …

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Facebook may sue lawyers over fugitive’s lawsuit: N.Y judge

Facebook Inc may pursue a lawsuit against law firms that represented a New York man who recently turned fugitive rather than face federal charges that he tried to defraud founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the company, a judge ruled on Monday. New York Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower …

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Why everyone from Narendra Modi to Tim Cook is joining Weibo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to join China’s wildly popular social media platform, Weibo, was a studied decision. Modi consulted two of India’s senior most diplomats and China-hands – foreign secretary S Jaishankar, who served as ambassador here for four years till the end of 2013 and the current envoy, …