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In an era of fake news, trolling and privacy concerns, Neighbourly could help Google take on Facebook and WhatsApp. A Mumbai train commuter who witnessed an accident earlier this month, turned to his smartphone to ask neighbors how to help a bleeding victim. Responses poured in instantaneously. Take him to the station master at the next stop; ask the ticket collector for first aid; call 138 for emergency help and so on. Not long after, the commuter posted a happy ending: the injured party had received medical attention. This transpired within minutes on Neighbourly, the hyper-local social network unveiled in India this month by Google’s Next Billion Users program. The neighborhood network -available in Mumbai and soon to expand to other cities - lets people share local expertise and crucial information with others in the vicinity. The crowd-sourced recommendations range widely: kitchen cabinet makers, service stations that repair electric scooters, cricket...
Police officer Rema Rajeshwari has a local antidote, an education campaign, to fight fake news.
Facebook's six years lessons as a public company has made it incredibly adept at making money by finding new places to stick ads and tailoring them to specific needs.
Taken on 7 April, 2004, the photograph is actually of convicts at a sentencing rally in the Chinese city of Wenzhou.
App developer Aditi Kamal explains that US app Bolo Messenger was created by her and her husband when they were in the US. It was a startup funded by their savings.
Whatsapp's entry into India’s payments space has been likened to WeChat, which reshaped payments in China when it expanded beyond messaging.
Time and again, the US space agency has stepped in to refute fake claims and hoaxes that surface in India.
The picture of the Red Fort without the National Flag in Delhi was shared by more than 29,000 people and had over 12,000 reactions on one Facebook post.
The Intellegince Bureau has been assigned the job of finding out who actually called for the 2 April shutdown and it seems to be struggling for an answer.
The storm has already passed, still there is a buzz that it will knock out power, cause darkness and give us dizziness over the weekend.