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April 30, 2018



Reuters
April 4, 2018
A woman opened fire with a handgun at YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, wounding three people before shooting herself dead as employees of the Silicon Valley tech company fled into the surrounding streets.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, March 27, 2018
Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs summoned by Senate committeeThe chief executive officers of top three social media platforms: Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Indian-American Sunder Pichai of Google, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter have been summoned by a Congressional committee for a hearing on data privacy. The hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee has been scheduled for 10 April. In a statement, committee chairman Chuck Grassley said Zuckerberg has been invited to discuss the company's past and future policies regarding the protection and monitoring of consumer data as reported by Mint.PNB may soon get a defaulter tag, first time for any bank in IndiaIt's been well over a month since Nirav Modi's fraudulent LoU scam was unearthed at the Punjab National Bank (PNB), but the troubles for PNB are showing no sign of abating. The beleaguered public sector lender is now staring at a shady title of 'defaulter', a first for any bank in India. According to a report in The Economic Times, if the scam-hit PNB does not pay back the amount by March 31, state-run Union Bank will have to treat PNB as a defaulter in its books, provide for the loan, and even classify the amount as non-performing asset (NPA) if auditors insist.Air India employees' jobs likely to remain safe for a year if airline gets soldIn a move that would protect thousands of Air India officials from being sacked immediately after privatisation, the government is likely to add a clause that will make it mandatory for the new owner to retain all national carrier's staff for one year after the completion of the sale. Business Standard has reported that a clause in share purchase agreement would entail that a successful bidder take the employees of Air India and Air India Express on its payroll for a period of one year.BJP, Congress trade barbs over data-breach stormA social media debate over data privacy on political party apps in India escalated yesterday with the Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition Indian National Congress trading barbs. The row comes at a time of heightened sensitivity worldwide after the alleged misuse of personal data amid the unfolding Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy. Allegations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official mobile app was sending personal user data to a third party without consent caused an online uproar over the weekend. The BJP denied the allegations and said the data was being used only for analytics to offer the \"most contextual content\". The BJP in turn took aim at the Congress after the same security researcher highlighted that the opposition party's app was transmitting personal data of those that signed up in an unsecured format.India ranks 109th globally in mobile download speeds: reportIndia, the largest consumer of mobile data in the world, ranks 109th when it comes to mobile Internet download speeds, a report said today. The average download speed over the mobile increased to 9.01 mbps in February from the 8.80 mbps in November last year, but the country's rank continued to stay at 109th. Norway is positioned at the top with an average download speed of 62.07 mbps. The findings of the report come amid a massive increase in data connections by the over one billion mobile phone customers in the country and an increased thrust on connectivity by policymakers. The country, however, fared better on the fixed broadband front, according to Ookla, with its rank improving to 67 at the end of February, against 76 last year, as reported by PTI.


Ajita Shashidhar
New Delhi, February 20, 2018
'I visited the Taj in Agra and spent some time with the UP police. It was phenomenal to know how they are using Twitter, how it is an integral part of everything that they do.'


BusinessToday.in
February 9, 2018
Twitter reported a net profit of $91.1 million, or 12 cents per share, compared to a loss of $167.1 million, or 23 cents per share, a year earlier.


Team BT
Delhi, October 3, 2017
GST collections in August, less than what the government was expecting. The July collections were `94,063 crore. Only 55 per cent assessees paid tax for August, compared to 64 per cent for July.


Reuters
New York, September 27, 2017
The days of Twitter Inc limiting messages to 140 characters, a signature of the social network since its launch in 2006, may be numbered.


Compiled by Devika Singh
Delhi, November 26, 2016



Reuters
September 27, 2016
With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service - which has long struggled to define its core purpose -may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it.


BT Online
New Delhi, September 14, 2016
Twitter's defining trait, the 140-character-limit is all set to change. Starting September 19, the twitterati will get more space to write and express.


IANS
New York, June 23, 2016
Twitter paid for the right to stream 10 of the NFL Thursday night games and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had hinted that this deal would help the company earn better traffic, tehnology website Re/Code reported.


IANS
New York, June 21, 2016
In a significant announcement, micro-blogging website Twitter has acquired an 18-month-old London-based startup Magic Pony Technology to expand its capabilities in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).


IANS
New York, June 15, 2016
Micro-blogging website Twitter has invested $70 million in popular music streaming service SoundCloud, a move that may push Twitter's stalled growth and engagement with its over 300 million users.


Reuters
New York, May 25, 2016
Twitter Inc said on Tuesday that user names and media attachments such as photos and videos will no longer count toward the length of a tweet but the 140-character limit will remain.


Reuters
May 17, 2016
Twitter Inc users will soon have more flexibility in writing tweets because the company plans to stop including photos and links as part of its 140-character limit, according to a Bloomberg report.


IANS
New York, May 2, 2016
Micro-blogging website Twitter has retired \"Magic Recs\" -- an effective bot account that used to send users direct messages (DM) recommending viral accounts or Tweets to follow.


IANS
New York, April 29, 2016
After reporting dismal results this week, micro-blogging website Twitter is no longer pitted against social networks like Facebook and is now categorised under the \"news\" section in the Apple's App Store.


IANS
New York, March 21, 2016
Micro blogging website Twitter is set to mark its 10th anniversary on Monday. It's time to look back at important milestones achieved and what the future may look like for the platform, which has been documenting the world in 140 characters.


IANS
New York, March 19, 2016
Appearing on a TV show, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the 140-character limit is \"a beautiful constraint\" and that Twitter \"will never lose that feeling\".


IANS
New York, March 10, 2016
The micro-blogging website is offering its employees cash bonuses of $50,000 to $200,000 so that they stay with the company for at least a year.


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