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Depression May Be Linked To Negative Experiences On Social Media

Social media has certainly had its share of red-flag research in recent years. Studies have shown it to be linked to a number of negative outcomes, including depression, jealousy, low self-esteem, and even suicidality. A new study in the journal Depression and Anxiety also finds social media to be linked to

Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy Code-Repository GitHub

Microsoft has reportedly held talks to buy software developer platform GitHub. The San Francisco, California-headquartered GitHub has more than 23 million individual users in more than 1.5 million organisations. Software developers use the tools of the privately-held company to store code, keep track of updates and discuss issues. The

Facebook to train 60K Indian women on safe use of Internet

New Delhi, Facebook on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme aimed at training 60,000 women in universities across India on safe use of the Internet, social media and email in a year. Launched in collaboration with

Snapchat’s New Lens Reacts to Sounds

Snapchat has rolled out its first Lens that reacts to sound. “It’s a cute animal mask overlay for your face, with ears that pulse and glow, and eyes that move based on the sounds it hears. Snapchat says it’s just the first of many,” Engadget reported late Monday,

Tupperware-style products use the Internet of Things to help you reduce your food waste

Chicago-based tech startup Ovie has launched Smarterware, a line of food-storage products that alert users when the contents of their fridge are about to spoil. The products are distinguished by their Smart Tags – glowing discs that signal if an expiry date is approaching through easily recognisable colour

Xiaomi Said to Seek June 7 Listing Hearing for $10 Billion IPO

Xiaomi Corp. aims to seek formal Hong Kong stock exchange approval on June 7 for an initial public offering that could raise about $10 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Beijing-based smartphone maker hopes to price the share sale late next month if its application is

Facebook Expands Its Controversial Pilot to Combat Revenge Porn to More Countries

HIGHLIGHTS The pilot was first started in Australia last November It is now expanding to Canada, the UK, and the US Tool would help prevent revenge porn uploads: Facebook Facebook is expanding its pilot programme to combat revenge porn on its platforms. First started in Australia last November, the

Facebook Unveils 3-Pronged Strategy to Fight Fake News

To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see. Another part

Smart Columbus releases operating system to solve transportation challenges

Smart Columbus—a partnership of businesses, local governments and research groups that oversees the city’s work on the federal Smart Cities grant—is introducing the initial version of a computer operating system meant to address a variety of transportation-related challenges in the city of Columbus this week. The system is called the Smart

Why Social Media Discretion Is Increasingly Important to Your Brand

Pre-internet, the extent to which we knew about each other was the extent to which we volunteered information about ourselves. We generally kept our business to ourselves, and we were happy in our ignorance. We had a work life and, at the end of a long day, we