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Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people’s free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice. The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters

Gujarat floods: Social media comes to the rescue as govt reaches out to locals, coordinates relief work

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a relief of Rs 500 crore after taking an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Gujarat on Tuesday, many villages around the Deesa city of Banaskantha district continue to remain cut off because the bridges and roads en route have

Amazon’s Meal Kits Go on Sale as It Looks to Expand Groceries Business

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a kit for salmon with

50 or More Posts on Facebook Could Get You Labeled as Fake News

If you use Facebook regularly to share news about your brand, product or service, you may want to make sure you don’t post too many updates in the future. Otherwise, you may run the risk of being labeled fake news. In a recent announcement, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) said that it was

Adobe’s board elects Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen as Chairman

Adobe today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Shantanu Narayen as Chairman of the Board. Narayen will continue in his role as President and CEO of Adobe and succeeds Co-Chairs and Co-Founders of the company, John Warnockand Chuck Geschke, who will remain on the Board.

Facebook has emerged as a new kind of media platform

Facebook is neither a “traditional” media company, nor it is a “traditional” technology company, CEO Mark Zuckerburg has said, adding that it is a new kind of platform. Zuckerburg on Wednesday invited his 82 million followers on Facebook to sit in on his discussion with Chief Operating

Twitter enables longer tweets as part of growth push

Twitter announced Monday it was easing its 140-character limit on tweets, in the latest effort to broaden the appeal and boost the user base of the social network. The new policy announced in May and now in effect no longer factors in certain add-ons, including pictures, into

US music business in rare growth as streaming doubles

The US music industry Tuesday posted its strongest growth in more than a decade in the first six months as streaming subscriptions doubled, but weakness reigned in other formats. Consumers in the world’s biggest music market had 18.3 million subscriptions to paid services such as Spotify, Apple

US to hand over control of the internet naming system as of 1 October

The US will finally be handing over the naming system of the World Wide Web more specifically known as the Domain Naming System or DNS to nonprofit organisation Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), on 1 October. The confirmation brings to an end the 20-year

Siri takes control as Apple’s macOS Sierra beta arrives

Less than a month after its unveiling at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, macOS Sierra arrived today for beta testers who have signed up to try Apple’s new desktop operating system. This is the third year in a row Apple has offered a public beta of