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Xiaomi’s Barra joins Facebook to head virtual reality

Friday, January 27, 2017 | More »

Hugo Barra, who recently quit smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. as its global vice president, has joined social networking giant Facebook Inc. as its head of virtual reality. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform. “Hugo ...


Can Orkut founder’s new social network Hello recreate the magic?

Remember Orkut? The social networking site was all the rage before it was eclipsed by Facebook. Now, Orkut’s creator is taking a second shot at success. Former Google engineer Orkut Buyukkokten developed Orkut.com in 2002 as an independent project within the search engine giant. He took advantage ...

8 August, 2016 | More »


Goibibo rolls out travel-based social network

Online travel agency (OTA) Goibibo.com, part of South African digital media firm Naspers, has rolled out a travel social network on its mobile app titled, ‘GoContacts’ which enables users to get connected on Goibibo app using their phone books. “By launching GoContacts, we are further strength...

20 June, 2016 | More »


How Meet Around helps find like-minded strangers

Can’t find someone in your neighbourhood who shares the same eclectic tastes as yours? Would like to organise a jam session on the weekend but can’t cobble up a team? Taking German classes but can’t find anyone to converse with? Well, it’s time to check out Meet Around. The w...

10 June, 2016 | More »


Real gifts sold on Facebook as site taps commerce potential

Facebook Inc is taking a small step toward becoming an e-commerce platform by launching a feature for users to buy and send real gifts worth as much as hundreds of dollars. As of Thursday, users can purchase and ship products from more than a hundred “Facebook Gifts” vendors with a few c...

27 September, 2012 | More »

Online Networks Still Creating Buzz: Social-network Path Raises More Than $30M

Social-network Path lined up more than $30 million in venture funding from Redpoint Ventures and others, illustrating investors’ increasing willingness to pour money into variations on the basic theme of online networking. The company said it would use the proceeds to build growth, including i...

17 April, 2012 | More »

Facebook Entrepreneurs In Hot Demand

The Facebook mafia is a social network. The band of early Facebook employees who built the online world of friending, liking and poking are starting their own companies, and relying on their real-world connections with each other for advice, investment and collaboration. Their new ventures vary from...

12 March, 2012 | More »

App Aims To Make A Social Network More Personal

Interested in sharing more personal moments of life to a small group of friends rather than a large network? An app called Path could help. Originally conceived as a way to post photos and videos for close family and friends to see, the app was re-released this month as a “smart journal”...

27 December, 2011 | More »


It’s Not About ‘Whom’ You Know, But ‘What’ You Know: Gild.com India MD

This one is purely for techies – those who will enjoy coding to solve a missile defence puzzle or challenging a colleague in an online skills test. Gild.com is a global online community for developers that combines evaluation of skills with online contests, sponsored by the likes of Sapient, Oracl...

29 August, 2011 | More »