Twitter Revamps Moments Feature for Rio 2016 Olympics

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter will also let users to use team emojis with 3-letter country code hashtags There are 50 Olympics emojis that are triggered by using hashtags The hashtags will be available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish Micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday announceda change to its Moments feature which will now insert Olympic-related tweets into […]

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Facebook Starts Rolling Out Shop and Service Sections to Pages

In a move to make its Pages feature valuable for businesses online, Facebook on Thursday announced two new Page sections – Services and Shop – for emerging markets including in India where 57 percent of people on Facebook are connected to a business. The Shop section provides businesses with a new way to prominently display […]

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Hackers Accessed Telegram Messaging Accounts in Iran: Researchers

Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers told Reuters. The attacks, which took place this year and have not been previously reported, jeopardized the communications of […]

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EA Posts Unexpected Profit on Higher Game Downloads

Video-game publisher Electronic Arts Inc, known for titles such as FIFA and Star Wars Battlefront, reported an unexpected first-quarter profit, helped by higher downloads of its games. The company’s digital business, where players download digital versions of games, generates higher margins than sales of physical discs. EA’s shares initially rose about 2.5 percent in extended […]

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Pokemon Go Launched in Brazil Ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

Creators of Pokemon Go on Wednesday said the blockbuster mobile game has been released in Brazil just in time for the Rio Olympics which start on Friday. A spokesman for the game’s publisher Niantic confirmed in an email that “the app is currently rolling out across all of Central and South America.” Earlier in the […]

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Freedom 251 Delivery Update and 6 New Phones

HIGHLIGHTS 5000 ‘lucky’ customers will start getting their Freedom 251 units Ringing Bells Elegance and Elegant are new Android phones The company has also announced 4 new feature phones Freedom 251 units will finally start shipping on Friday, the controversial manufacturer of the Rs. 251 smartphone said in New Delhi on Thursday. At the event, […]

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