Facebook allows advertisers to buy in-stream ads


New York, Facebook allows advertisers. In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social-networking platform. The move also gives advertisers an option to specify whether they would like their in-stream ads to appear on Facebook itself or

Google rolls out Q&A feature to Maps, mobile Search Google rolls out Q&A feature to Maps, mobile Search

Google rolls out Q&A feature to Maps, mobile Search. Google has rolled out ‘Questions & Answers’ feature to Google Maps and mobile Search to help users get information about places they want to go to. Users can ask or answer a question — or read the existing questions and answers about a place — by

Rajasthan holds IT fest to develop apps on state schemes Rajasthan holds IT fest to develop apps on state schemes

Rajasthan holds IT fest to develop apps on state schemes. Around 800 experts and students are taking part in a two-day IT event here that aims to provide a platform for entrepreneurs and startups and develop apps for state flagship schemes.The event, DIGIFEST 2017, organized by Rajasthan Information and Technology Department, was kicked off today

Swipe Elite 4G with 5-inch display, 8MP camera launched Swipe Elite 4G with 5-inch display, 8MP camera launched

Swipe Elite 4G with 5-inch display, 8MP camera launched. Swipe Technologies has launched a new smartphone, the Elite 4G, in India. The company claims its Swipe Elite 4G is “India’s most affordable 5-inch 4G smartphone with Gorilla Glass” on it.Swipe Elite 4G sells for Rs 3,999, and it is exclusive to Flipkart. If you’re in

Second Bullet Train to be started in Punjab, Amritsar to Delhi Second Bullet Train to be started in Punjab, Amritsar to Delhi

A Second Bullet train will be started in Punjab. An Indian Railways bullet train will take you from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh in the coming years. The speed of this bullet train is 300km/hour. The bullet train would complete the 458-km long train journey in 2 hours. Presently, the Delhi to Amritsar Shatabdi Express

NHAI launches mobile apps for electronic toll collection
NHAI launches mobile apps for electronic toll collection

NHAI launches mobile apps for electronic toll collection. The National Highways Authority of India on Thursday launched two mobile apps to ensure smooth functioning of the Electronic Toll Collection system. The two apps — MyFASTag and FASTag Partner — will facilitate the availability of FASTags for electronic toll collection making it possible to buy or

Ola's connected car platform, Ola Play now in six cities across India
Ola’s connected car platform, Ola Play now in six cities across India

Taxi app Ola has announced the launch of Ola Play, its connected car platform for ridesharing in two new cities, Chennai and Pune. Ola Play launched in November last year, in a short span of time has witnessed 200 percent quarter on quarter growth. Starting with over 1000+ cars in the city and a host

Central Ministers, Bureaucrats To Get Electric Cars From November

The government plans to get 1,000 electric cars for the ministers in the country by November. The decision comes as India, which is the world’s third largest oil consumer, has decided to join the Electric Vehicle (EV). Notably, to make the plan a success, global bids have been set up to install 10,000 battery operated cars

HBO’s Facebook, Twitter accounts hacked
HBO’s Facebook, Twitter accounts hacked

HBO’s troubles are just getting worse as on Wednesday night hackers took control of the network’s social media accounts. According to Variety, a hacking group broke into company’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.“Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security, HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security – ourmine.org -> Contact,” read

Indus OS speech-to-text feature now in 23 Indian languages
Indus OS speech-to-text feature now in 23 Indian languages

Indus OS speech-to-text feature now in 23 Indian languages. Domestic Android-based mobile operating system Indus OS unveiled a new ‘speech-to-text’ feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language.Apart from English, the new version of its Keyboard will now support 23 Indian languages. “The latest version will introduce speech-to-text

Government asks 21 smartphone makers to share security information
Government asks 21 smartphone makers to share security information

Government asks 21 smartphone makers to share security information. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday said it has asked 21 smartphone makers across the world, of which majority are Chinese, to share the security procedures and processes they have undertaken to ensure the security of mobile phone devices. A senior official at

Home Minister Rajnath launches Live Twitter wall ‘Bharat Ke Veer’
Home Minister Rajnath launches Live Twitter wall ‘Bharat Ke Veer’

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the live Twitter wall for promoting “Bharat Ke Veer” portal on 71st Independence Day. The Minister of Home Affair Hansraj Gandaram Ahir and Kiren Riju has also contributed their one month salary for the portal.The portal aims to facilitate online donation directly to the families of paramilitary

Instagram introduces comment threads to make chatting easy
Instagram introduces comment threads to make chatting easy

Instagram introduces comment threads to make chatting easy. Aiming to make chatting with fellow Instagrammers easy, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday introduced comment threads on its platform.   Henceforth, users who reply to any Instagram post will find their response automatically grouped right underneath it in a thread.“Comment threads help you keep track of conversations and

eMudhra registers 20 million eSigns within two years
eMudhra registers 20 million eSigns within two years

eMudhra registers 20 million eSigns within two years. eMudhra, a digital identity and transaction management space on Wednesday announced that it has received issuance of over 20 million eSigns, since its inception in July 2015, surpassing its 2.5 million eSigns targets which were set at the end of 2016. eSign is eMudhra’s flagship service, which

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Explodes in user’s pocket
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 allegedly Explodes in user’s pocket

A Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 unit allegedly burst into flames in a user’s pocket. He suffered serious injuries due to explosion. The user name  is  Bhavana Suryakiran. He is from Ravulapalem in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district.He says that his Redmi Note 4 unit caught fire in his pockets while riding a bike. A fire that broke

Cyber experts welcome ban on Blue Whale challenge
Cyber experts welcome ban on Blue Whale challenge

Cyber experts welcome ban on Blue Whale challenge. Welcoming the Government of India’s direction to internet majors Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately remove links of the dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, cyber experts on Wednesday said that the government need to come up with more innovative strategies to deal with

USB devices may leak information to hackers: Study
USB devices may leak information to hackers: Study

USB devices may leak information to hackers: Study. USB connections the most common interface used globally to connect external devices to computers are vulnerable to information ‘leakage’, making them even less secure than thought, a study has found.Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia tested more than 50 different computers and external USB hubs

Govt. Asks Google, Facebook, Microsoft To Remove Blue Whale Links
Government Asks Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Others To Remove Blue Whale Links

Government has directed internet majors – Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo – to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries. “Instances of children committing suicide while Blue Whale Challenge have been reported in India…You are hereby requested

Sony Pictures, Discovery to bid for IPL media rights
Sony Pictures, Discovery to bid for IPL media rights

Sony Pictures, Discovery to bid for IPL media rights. Leading broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and Discovery Communications have bought the bid documents for the upcoming auction of media rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL).The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on July 21 invited bids for media rights for a

Asus accidentally leaked ZenFone 4 smartphones ahead of launch
Asus accidentally leaked ZenFone 4 smartphones ahead of launch

Asus accidentally leaked ZenFone 4 series on its French website, possibly revealing the unreleased phones a mere days ahead of the official launch. The leak indicates the launch of at least four new smartphones in the ZenFone 4 series, including the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and ZenFone 4 Max.Incidentally, Asus