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Bangladesh to shut Facebook pages for blasphemy

A BANGLADESH court yesterday ordered authorities to shut down five Facebook pages and a website for blaspheming the Prophet, the Quran and...

Instagram opens up to advertisers worldwide

INSTAGRAM opened its platform to most advertisers across the globe on Wednesday (September 9) as the photo-sharing app seeks to make more money and...

Google fellow may give ‘knowledge on demand’ says Amit Singhal

GOOGLE search guru Amit Singhal believes the search-engine of the future will be “a perfect personal assistant” - knowing what you want, when you...

First official UK ‘royal app’ launched for wedding

BRITAIN’S first official royal app was launched today, and with the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton just weeks away, unsurprisingly it focuses...

Indian school students to participate in finals of NASA competition

Twelve students from a Delhi school have been selected to participate in the finals of the prestigious International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) at...

iPad challenge looms large at Asia IT show

TABLETS that match the iPad but at a cheaper price. Slimmer, more powerful notebooks. At Computex, Asia’s top IT fair, manufacturers are showing how...

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

PERSONAL data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company...

Apple celebrates life of Steve Jobs

STEVE Jobs was honored online and off on Wednesday (October 19) as tributes poured into a memorial website set up by Apple for its...

India regulator deals blow to Facebook in Internet row

INDIA'S telecom regulator on Monday (February 8) dealt a blow to Facebook's plans to offer free mobile Internet through its controversial Free Basics service,...

US startup seeks to liberate diners from queues

ROBB Myer cannot stomach the notion of being stuck at the entrance of a restaurant waiting for word that a table is finally available.       So...