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Disappointed but won't give up on connecting India: Zuckerberg

IANS - 3 hours ago New York, Feb 9 (IANS) A day after India's telecom watchdog said no to Facebook's Free Basics, the social networking giant's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg conveyed his disappointment in a post but conveyed his commitment to keep working to break down barriers to connectivity in India. In a move seen as an endorsement of net neutrality and a setback to offerings such as Facebo…

  • Budweiser didn't pay for Manning's post-Super Bowl shout out Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    No, Anheuser-Busch didn't pay Peyton Manning to say he'd be drinking a lot of Budweiser after winning the Super Bowl. The company's verified Twitter account said late … More »Budweiser didn't pay for Manning's post-Super Bowl shout out

    No, Anheuser-Busch didn't pay Peyton Manning to say he'd be drinking a lot of Budweiser after winning the Super Bowl. The company's verified Twitter account said late Sunday, "We didn't know the shout ...

  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks about the current situation in Colombia at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2016
    Santos says referendum will be held on peace deal regardless of FARC AFP News - 7 hours ago

    President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday said a referendum would be held on a possible peace deal with Marxist FARC fighters, whether the rebels want a vote or not. The … More »Santos says referendum will be held on peace deal regardless of FARC

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks about the current situation in Colombia at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2016

    President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday said a referendum would be held on a possible peace deal with Marxist FARC fighters, whether the rebels want a vote or not. The FARC and the government have said they aim to sign a peace deal by March 23. "Whatever gets signed in Havana, I will submit to a referendum vote, whether …

  • Twitter and Facebook are big market movers Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    Stocks that moved substantially Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Twitter Inc. (TWTR), down 82 cents to $14.90 The social media … More »Twitter and Facebook are big market movers

    Stocks that moved substantially Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Twitter Inc. (TWTR), down 82 cents to $14.90 The social media company's stock continued to sink over ...

  • Motorists ride past a billboard displaying Facebook's Free Basics initiative in Mumbai, India
    India introduces net neutrality rules barring Facebook's free Inte … Reuters - 10 hours ago

    By Sankalp Phartiyal and Himank Sharma NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India introduced rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing … More »India introduces net neutrality rules barring Facebook's free Inte …

    Motorists ride past a billboard displaying Facebook's Free Basics initiative in Mumbai, India

    By Sankalp Phartiyal and Himank Sharma NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India introduced rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the Web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses. The …

  • Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the eG8 forum in Paris
    French data privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook Reuters - 10 hours ago

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users' web activity without their … More »French data privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook

    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the eG8 forum in Paris

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users' web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop some transfers of personal data to the United States. The French order is the first significant action to …

  • Supporters of Free Software Movement Karnataka protest against Facebook's Free Basics initiative, in Bangalore on January 2, 2016
    India regulator deals blow to Facebook in Internet row AFP News - 11 hours ago

    India's telecom regulator on Monday dealt a blow to Facebook's plans to offer free mobile Internet through its controversial Free Basics service, by outlawing differential … More »India regulator deals blow to Facebook in Internet row

    Supporters of Free Software Movement Karnataka protest against Facebook's Free Basics initiative, in Bangalore on January 2, 2016

    India's telecom regulator on Monday dealt a blow to Facebook's plans to offer free mobile Internet through its controversial Free Basics service, by outlawing differential pricing for data packages. Facebook has suffered a fierce backlash in India from "net neutrality" advocates. Responding to the decision, Facebook chief …

  • India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited … More »India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.

  • Mikaela Shiffrin, pictured on November 29, 2015, suffered a bone bruise, hairline fracture and partially torn ligament in her right knee in a warmup run for a race in Are, Sweden, on December 12, 2015
    Slalom skier Shiffrin set to return to World Cup action AFP News - 12 hours ago

    US slalom queen Mikaela Shiffrin will make her World Cup return from a knee injury suffered in December in a slalom at Crans Montana on Monday. Shiffrin, who returned … More »Slalom skier Shiffrin set to return to World Cup action

    Mikaela Shiffrin, pictured on November 29, 2015, suffered a bone bruise, hairline fracture and partially torn ligament in her right knee in a warmup run for a race in Are, Sweden, on December 12, 2015

    US slalom queen Mikaela Shiffrin will make her World Cup return from a knee injury suffered in December in a slalom at Crans Montana on Monday. Shiffrin, who returned to training on snow on January 31, said in a post on her Facebook page that the race -- added to the schedule in place of a cancelled slalom from Maribor …

  • Industry, users laud TRAI; Facebook, operators cry foul IANS - 14 hours ago

    Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Industry users and netizens on Monday hailed the regulator's favourable order on net neutrality while social network Facebook and cellular operators … More »Industry, users laud TRAI; Facebook, operators cry foul

    Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Industry users and netizens on Monday hailed the regulator's favourable order on net neutrality while social network Facebook and cellular operators cried foul. "We congratulate TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) for enshrining the principles of net neutrality and non-discriminatory access," …

  • Twitterati upbeat over net neutrality IANS - 15 hours ago

    Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Twitterati on Monday joined the user industry in hailing the telecom watchdog for ruling in favour of net neutrality, though it meant a loss of … More »Twitterati upbeat over net neutrality

    Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Twitterati on Monday joined the user industry in hailing the telecom watchdog for ruling in favour of net neutrality, though it meant a loss of face to Facebook and cellular operators.

  • Take a Virtual Tour of Mars With This New 360-Degree Image From NASA
    Take a Virtual Tour of Mars With This New 360-Degree Image From NASA The Verge - 15 hours ago

    NASA published a 360-degree image on the Curiosity rover's official Facebook page last week that was meant to let viewers "explore Mars" with their smartphones. Luckily, … More »Take a Virtual Tour of Mars With This New 360-Degree Image From NASA

    Take a Virtual Tour of Mars With This New 360-Degree Image From NASA

    NASA published a 360-degree image on the Curiosity rover's official Facebook page last week that was meant to let viewers "explore Mars" with their smartphones. Luckily, a new version has just been uploaded to the YouTube channel of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and it looks much better. In the spherical image, Curiosity …

  • Twitter users say 'hands off my timeline!'
    Twitter users say 'hands off my timeline!' AFP Relax - 16 hours ago

    Reports of a new algorithm reordering users' timelines and an end to the 140-character limit came in for some very vocal criticism on Twitter this weekend, as users jumped … More »Twitter users say 'hands off my timeline!'

    Twitter users say 'hands off my timeline!'

    Reports of a new algorithm reordering users' timelines and an end to the 140-character limit came in for some very vocal criticism on Twitter this weekend, as users jumped on the #RIPTwitter hashtag to vent their fury. The social network's co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey took to the platform in an attempt to calm the burning …

  • Industry lauds TRAI; Facebook, operators disappointed IANS - 16 hours ago

    Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Institutional and individual users of the internet on Monday hailed the regulator's favourable order on net neutrality while social network Facebook … More »Industry lauds TRAI; Facebook, operators disappointed

    Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Institutional and individual users of the internet on Monday hailed the regulator's favourable order on net neutrality while social network Facebook and cellular operators cried foul. "We congratulate TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) for enshrining the principles of net neutrality and …

  • Highlights of watchdog order on discriminatory data pricing IANS - 17 hours ago

    New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Highlights of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) order on discriminatory pricing of data, which has a bearing on services like Facebook's … More »Highlights of watchdog order on discriminatory data pricing

    New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Highlights of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) order on discriminatory pricing of data, which has a bearing on services like Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel's Zero:

  • TRAI says no to discriminatory pricing, kills Free Basics IANS - 17 hours ago

    New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In a move seen as an endorsement of net neutrality and a setback to offerings such as Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero, India's telecom … More »TRAI says no to discriminatory pricing, kills Free Basics

    New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In a move seen as an endorsement of net neutrality and a setback to offerings such as Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero, India's telecom watchdog on Monday said no to discriminatory pricing of data content. "No service provider shall offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services …

  • Baby Frogs Dine on Mom's Unfertilized Eggs
    Baby Frogs Dine on Mom's Unfertilized Eggs LiveScience.com - 18 hours ago

    Discovered in wet forests in eastern Taiwan, the frogs are dimorphic, with the females having a slight size advantage, measuring 1.6 inches (41 millimeters) in length, … More »Baby Frogs Dine on Mom's Unfertilized Eggs

    Baby Frogs Dine on Mom's Unfertilized Eggs

    Discovered in wet forests in eastern Taiwan, the frogs are dimorphic, with the females having a slight size advantage, measuring 1.6 inches (41 millimeters) in length, compared with the male's 1.37-inch (35 mm) bodies. Follow us @livescience, Facebook& Google+.

  • Taylor Swift to perform at Grammy Awards IANS - 20 hours ago

    Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift will perform at the upcoming 58th Annual Grammy Awards on February 15 here. The Recording Industry Association of America … More »Taylor Swift to perform at Grammy Awards

    Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift will perform at the upcoming 58th Annual Grammy Awards on February 15 here. The Recording Industry Association of America revealed the news on their official Twitter page on Sunday, reports dailymail.co.uk. Taylor Swift will return to the Grammy stage for a performance at …

  • Najib extends condolences to Yaakob Mohammad's family New Straits Times - 22 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today recorded his condolences to the family of former UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) executive secretary Datuk Yaakob … More »Najib extends condolences to Yaakob Mohammad's family

    KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today recorded his condolences to the family of former UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) executive secretary Datuk Yaakob Mohammad who died early this morning. May Allah bless his soul,” Najib wrote in his Twitter account.

  • Fire on Mexico Pemex platform kills 3 workers, now under control Reuters - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Three workers were killed and at least seven injured when a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the latest in a string of incidents … More »Fire on Mexico Pemex platform kills 3 workers, now under control

    Three workers were killed and at least seven injured when a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the latest in a string of incidents is now under control, the Mexican oil giant said via Twitter on Sunday. A spokesman for Pemex said oil continued to be pumped but that the company …

  • A Pemex-operated platform on fire in the Gulf of Mexico on April 1, 2015, in the same area another Pemex platform caught fire on February 7, 2016, killing at least two
    Two dead in oil rig fire off coast of Mexico AFP News - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Two workers were killed and at least seven injured Sunday in an oil platform fire off the coast of Mexico, state petrol company Pemex said. The blaze broke out in a … More »Two dead in oil rig fire off coast of Mexico

    A Pemex-operated platform on fire in the Gulf of Mexico on April 1, 2015, in the same area another Pemex platform caught fire on February 7, 2016, killing at least two

    Two workers were killed and at least seven injured Sunday in an oil platform fire off the coast of Mexico, state petrol company Pemex said. The blaze broke out in a "compression area" on the rig located off the southeastern state of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico, Pemex reported on Twitter. It said nine injured workers …