Internet now has nearly 330 mn domain name registrations

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 13:56

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Nearly 2.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to 329.3 million, a new report revealed on Wednesday.


Researchers give thumbs down on internet in classrooms

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:06

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Using the internet in classrooms for study purposes, is likely to affect academic performance, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students, researchers warned.


Internet freedom on the decline in India: Report

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 18:42

Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Although India overtook the US to become the worlds second largest internet consumer base behind China last year, internet freedom declined slightly in the country, offsetting gains made in 2014 and 2015, a report revealed on Monday.


AI system improves performance by surfing on internet

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 14:36

New York, Nov 13 (IANS) Researchers from the US have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that surfs the internet, extracts information from the available plain text and organises it for quantitative analysis in very less time.


Internet, smartphones can boost healthy lifestyle

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:46

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Internet- and mobile-based programmes can help people adopt healthy lifestyle, become more physically active, eat healthy and achieve modest weight loss, which may in turn reduce their risk of chronic disease, says a study.


Novel model to help track IS activities on social media

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:30

Washington, June 17 (IANS) Applying some physics to study how terrorist groups grow online, a team of researchers has developed a model to identify behavioural patterns among Islamic State (IS) supporters, providing law enforcement agencies a roadmap to track their activities and help stop terror attacks.


Internet Saathi: Transforming lives of women through digital education

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:08

Dholpur (Rajasthan), June 14 (IANS) Twenty-five-year-old Kamlesh Kumari, a resident of Sirmathura village in Dholpur district of Rajasthan, is deeply engrossed with a tab, searching for child healthcare tips while her four-month-old daughter sleeps on her lap.


'Internet Saathi' to digitally empower one lakh women in Bengal

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 17:38

Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) 'Internet Saathi', a joint digital literacy programme of Google India and Tata Trust, is all set to roll out across 400 villages and reach one lakh women in Purulia district in West Bengal in the next few months.


Microsoft, Facebook to build 6,600 km subsea cable for faster internet

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:36

San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Microsoft and Facebook have joined hands to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean that will help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers.


'Hopeful of touching 500 mn internet users mark in 2016'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:50

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The government is hopeful that India will touch 500 million internet users mark by the end of 2016, union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Wednesday.