Google's new Photo app has misidentified images of black people as gorillas. Google was alerted to the issue via Twitter by computer programmer Jacky Alcine, whose images were given the offensive tag. The company has apologized for the error and says it is taking steps to make sure it does not...

MattiMakkonen-070115.jpg The inventor of text messaging, Matti Makkonen, a Finnish national, passed away at the age of 63. Known as the "reluctant father of SMS", he had suggested the idea of Short Messaging Service at a Telecoms conference in 1984 in Copenhagen. Despite being the pioneer of SMS, Makkonen many a time said...

facebook-070115.jpg You can now send cash via Facebook Messenger in the U.S. The free Messenger P2P Payments service will allow you to do just that, enable users to send money to each other 'in just a few taps'. The service is now available only to Facebook Messenger users across the U.S.

microsoft-layoff-063015.jpg Software giant Microsoft Corp. will cut 1,200 jobs as it shuts down its web display advertising business and hands the operations over to AOL Inc. and AppNexus Inc., Bloomberg reported Monday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. Microsoft is closing the business as it plans to sharpen focus on key areas.

Chevrolet-062615.jpg Chevrolet has introduced a new safety feature for cars equipped with OnStar services that will alert the vehicle owners in real time if someone attempts to steal their vehicle. The Theft Alarm Notification feature will be available to eligible subscribers later this summer.

facebookmsngr-062515.jpg Gone are the days when you needed to have a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger. Social network Facebook, Inc. announced in a blog post on Wednesday that you can now sign up for its separate Messenger service without a Facebook account, starting initially in the U.S., Canada, Peru and Venezuela. The move is seen as a bid by Facebook to boost business user base.

Googlenewslab-062315.jpg Google is offering a new tool to journalists for better search and to embellish a story. Google says its News Lab will help increase audience engagement and better visualization.

Blackberry-062315.jpg Canadian smart phone maker BlackBerry Ltd. reported Friday a profit for the first quarter that surged from last year, reflecting improved gross margins as well as higher software and technology licensing revenues. However, adjusted loss per share came in wider than analysts' expectations, and quarterly revenues also missed their estimates, as smartphone sales dropped.

Taylorswift-062215.jpg A letter from pop music juggernaut Taylor Swift has prompted Apple Inc. (AAPL) to decide to pay artists for streaming, even during customer's free trial period for the company's new streaming music service that launches June 30.

Whatsapp-verizon-061915.jpg Technology companies are increasingly being scrutinized for their transparency and privacy practices when they handle government requests for customer data. Meanwhile, customers are worried about how well their data is protected amid data breaches, mass surveillance and government requests for encryption, after government surveillance revelations were made by NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013.

twitter-061215.jpg Twitter, Inc. is doing away with the 140-character limit on direct messages or private messages starting in July. The announcement was made on its developer blog by Sachin Agarwal, product manager for direct messages at Twitter.From sometime in July, a direct message will start accepting text longer than 140 characters. The new limit for direct messages will be 10,000 characters.

twitter-061115.jpg In order to improve user safety and address troll on its microblogging platform, Twitter said its users will now be able to share with each other the lists of all accounts that have been blocked by them. In addition, users can now block people identified as trolls all at once, instead of blocking them individually.

Facebook-Lite-060515.jpg Social networking site Facebook, Inc. has Friday rolled out a simplified version of its App for mobile devices called "Facebook Lite" that will run on the Android operating system. Facebook said the new App will be available for download in countries across Asia starting today. Meanwhile, it will be available in parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe over the coming weeks.

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