West Bengal  /  Published 23.03.19

City hand in hit IPL ad

Game banayega name. That is the theme of the advertisements building up excitement for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, which is set to start on Saturday.And one of them, featuring Virat Kohli, h...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 22.03.19

With 2.5 billion streams on YouTube, Baby Shark is the snappiest earworm at the moment

Here’s a challenge: Listen to Baby Shark once and then try to hit the stop button. Of course, if children have the rule of your house, this track is already playing at max volume already. Baby Shark...
By Mathures Paul in

People  /  Published 22.03.19

Meet Samia Ali, the four-year-old Internet star

Instagram follower count: 142K. YouTube follower count: 203K. And the person whose account we are talking about is only four years old. The social media feeds of Atlanta-based Samia Ali are filled wit...
By Mathures Paul in

Technology  /  Published 13.03.19

YouTube Music arrives in India at a crucial time

Spotify arrived in India late, very late... only last week. Yet, it has enough power to hasten the arrival of another global big music streaming app — YouTube Music, which is a standalone service. A...
By Mathures Paul in

India  /  Published 06.03.19

YouTube leak 100% fake, says CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Wednesday that purported question papers of yet-to-be-held Classes X and XII exams that have been uploaded on YouTube were “100 per cent ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Education  /  Published 05.03.19

Like, buy

Mumbai’s Samidha Singh always had a great sense of fashion. “My friends used to appreciate my photos on Instagram and, gradually, I started getting barter collaborations. Eventually, I jumped into...
By Manasi Shah in

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

The internet's Gandhian streak

Sir — It might sound implausible, but the internet seems to be developing a Gandhian streak. Do-it-yourself videos, ranging from items of household decor to weird suggestions of chopping of hair to ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 20.02.19

Social platforms are a threat to the nation state

By Arghya Sengupta in

Technology  /  Published 13.01.19

The bad ad in my Face

Is there a way to block advertisements and sponsorships that frequently display on my Facebook wall?Trilochan SinghFacebook earns its money from advertisements and banners; there is no way it is going...
By Surit Doss in

Technology  /  Published 01.01.19

Video gurucool

One of the first videos on YouTube, posted on May 22, 2005, was of co-founder Steve Chan’s cat. The 30-second clip — titled Pajamas and Nick Drake — showing Chan’s pet playing with a rope didn...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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