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WhatsApp now has more than 48m active users a month in India

The WhatsApp messaging service is doing really well in India. According to a report by BGR India, WhatsApp spokesperson Neeraj Arora told the site that the company now has more than 48 million active users a month.<p>There were 40 million monthly active users in India in February, which translates to …

Facebook reportedly tinkering with its own mobile ad network

Facebook is about to step up its mobile ad game.<p>The social network will soon join the likes of Google and Apple with the launch of a mobile advertising network that leverages its database of user information to serve up better targeted ads, according to a Recode report. The social network will …

78% of Organizations Experienced a Data Breach in the Past 2 Years

When Target publicly confirmed that the credit and debit accounts of 40 million customers had been compromised in December, many consumers received a …

Facebook Prepares A Money-Transfer Service, But Still Needs Trust

With more than 1 billion active mobile users, Facebook has the kind of scale to make any e-payments service jealous, but it could be years before the company gets that other important feature to running a viable financial business: trust.<p>Facebook has been working since at least late last year on a …

Google Hints It May Begin Favoring Encrypted Sites in Searches

Google is considering giving a boost to encrypted sites in its search-engine results, one of its top engineers has hinted.<p>Matt Cutts, an engineer in …

Facebook to use drones and satellites to bring internet to remote regions

Facebook has unveiled plans to use specially designed aircraft and satellites to connect remote parts of the the world to the internet<p>Facebook plans to send drones and satellites to remote parts of the world to connect them to the internet using laser technology, its founder Mark Zuckerberg …

The NFL Proves Yet Again It's The No Fun League With Dunk Celebration Ban

Roger Goodell's National Football League isn't going to shake it's reputation as the "No Fun League" any time soon. In the latest move by the NFL to legislate individual player expression, touchdown celebrations that include dunking the football over the crossbar will be penalized beginning with …

Porto Alegre threatens to pull out of hosting Brazil World Cup matches

The mayor of Porto Alegre in Brazil has revealed his city may be forced to pull out of hosting matches at this year's World Cup over a lack of temporary structures at its stadium.<p>José Fortunati admitted in an interview with a local radio station that the Estádio Beira-Rio is not yet ready to host …

Jets sign Michael Vick, release Mark Sanchez

The Jets are parting ways with quarterback Mark Sanchez and signing Michael Vick to fill the void.<p>The New York Jets supplanted Mark Sanchez on their roster with Michael Vick. The team announced both moves via Twitter in a span of 10 minutes Friday afternoon.<p>Vick started the 2013 season as the …

China Using Drones To Spot Polluters

An anonymous reader writes <i>"China is reportedly now using 4 drones to spy on polluting industries, according to The Guardian. The unmanned aircraft</i> …

Save The Date: The Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival Returns With Dozens Of Food Trucks In Tow, Saturday, April 12

Rejoice! The warm weather food truck festivals will soon be starting up for the 2014 season.<p>The Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival returns to Main Street …

Crackdown Betrays Breadth of Beijing’s Challenges

By Stanley Lubman<p>The severity of China’s current crackdown on outspoken activists is an expression of the anxiety that has taken hold of the Party-state. Two recent criminal proceedings involving public protests illustrate the depth, but also the breadth, of that anxiety.<p>In one case in Beijing, Hu …

Facebook's Face Identification Project Is Accurate 97.25% of the Time

kc123 tips news that 'DeepFace,' the software research project created by Facebook engineers to identify people in pictures, is now accurate 97.25% …

Greg Oden to start for Heat again, could be a permanent move

Greg Oden's comeback with the Miami Heat will take another step with him starting his second consecutive game Tuesday night.<p>When Greg Oden signed …

Bo Jackson offers QB Wilson advice

Bo Jackson says Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson should stay focused on football.<p>"Stick to what got [Wilson] in the headlines, not …

Seattle Seahawks

Pandora Raises Subscription Fees, Does Away With Annual Plan

Pandora Media will increase fees for its ad-free music-streaming service by $1 a month to almost $5 a month in May, in a move to cover the rising cost of licensing tunes.<p>The company, which streams music from virtual radio stations to mobile devices such as Apple's iPhone or Google Android …

Qatar World Cup 2022 investigation: where are the Fifa members who decided to award country World Cup?

Ben Rumsby discovers half of the Fifa executive committee have been replaced since 2010, with only 12 of the 24 originally down to decide the hosts for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups still in place<p><b>GONE</b><p><b>Jack Warner, Trinidad:</b> Retired from all football positions in 2011 after being implicated in the …

The Best Adventure Books of 2013

This was a good year for club-chair adventurers. From airplane hijackers to kidnappings to a renegade Colorado River descent, these tales transported us into troubled Africa, into the wild skies of the 1970s, and down raging Western floodwaters. We didn’t rank them—we couldn’t; they are all …

Google slashes Google Drive storage pricing, offers 1TB for $9.99

Google is cutting the monthly cost of extra storage for Google Drive today. Users always receive 15GB for free, but they can now jump up to 100GB for $1.99, down from the previous price of $4.99. Perhaps the most appealing option is the 1TB tier, which has fallen from $49.99 each month all the way …

10 gorgeous places to see in a kayak

Paddle through nature<p>Some travelers go to great lengths to get a unique view, like trekkers who climb to the summit of a mountain in the pre-dawn …

Canoeing

A New Survey Reveals Which Social Media Brands People Are Most Attached To

And we’re not talking about “liking,” apparently. To clarify, attachment, which is at the core of Brand Dependence research methodology, refers to …

Social Media

Facebook spreads rainy-day blues to sunny places, study says

Ever feel the rainy-day blues on a bright and sunny afternoon? If so, your Facebook account may be to blame, according to new research.<p>In a paper published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists argued that the hugely popular social networking site exerts an emotional "spillover" effect that …

Becoming Emotionally Self-Reliant

I’m the first to admit that for many years, I was a bit emotionally needy.<p>Not in a crazy, desperate way, but in the way that many of us are. I wanted …

iOS 8: Apple considers moving iTunes Radio to its own app to boost usage

In an effort to boost usage of its new streaming music service that launched alongside iOS 7 last fall, Apple is considering changes to iTunes Radio. The Cupertino company is now testing iTunes Radio as a standalone application with iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans. iTunes Radio …

SoftBank's CEO Wants U.S. Mobile Industry to Follow Japan's Lead. Um, No Thanks.

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is visiting the U.S. this week to tell Washington how the U.S. can learn from Japan’s example to improve its mobile broadband infrastructure.<p>Still smarting from early indications that U.S. regulators are skeptical of a possible merger of SoftBank’s Sprint subsidiary with …

Lessons from Hiking: 5 Ways to Live with Less Stress and More Joy

<b>“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by the mountain. He is inspired.”</b> <b>~William Arthur Ward</b><p>I like to hike in the mountains. It is such …

Hiking

Instagram Inks Ad Deal With Omnicom Worth up to $100 Million

Instagram has inked its first major ad deal with an agency, and it's big.<p>The photo- and video-sharing site is rolling out a paid advertising program …