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BlackBerry files lawsuit against Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

BlackBerry files lawsuit against Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

BlackBerry Ltd on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against social media platforms Facebook Inc and its units WhatsApp and Instagram.

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

Content for its "AMP stories" initially comes from outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, Conde Nast, Wired and US People magazine.

Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday as the social networking website faced technical issues.

Fake Brazilian 'photographer' duped BBC and others

Fake Brazilian 'photographer' duped BBC and others

Eduardo Martins, the war photographer, never existed -- the photos and videos he posted were doctored ones stolen from real photographers who risked their lives in places like Iraq.

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

Following months of silence, reality television star Kim Kardashian re-emerged on social media on Tuesday, posting a photograph of herself with rapper husband Kanye West and their two children.

Road safety campaign reaches over 300,000 people

Road safety campaign reaches over 300,000 people

The month-long national road safety campaign, ‘#Make It Click Qatar’ organised by ConocoPhilips and BMW Qatar, has reached over 300,000 people through its digital platform.

French actress Cottilard denies Brad Pitt affair rumours

French actress Cottilard denies Brad Pitt affair rumours

Marion Cottilard has taken to Instagram to announce her second pregnancy and quash rumours of any alleged involvement with Brad Pitt, her co-star in the upcoming movie Allied.

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Iran has "arrested or summoned" around 450 social media users over their online activities, a website linked to the powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday.

New Instagram feature makes content disappear after 24 hours

New Instagram feature makes content disappear after 24 hours

Instagram is taking aim at fast-growing messaging app Snapchat with a new feature that gives users the option to make pictures and videos to disappear automatically after 24 hours.

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

Facebook said on Wednesday the number of users of its Messenger application had topped one billion, a key milestone as it seeks to expand the platform to new services.

Fanar night view wins Instagram contest

Fanar night view wins Instagram contest

A mesmerising view of Fanar (Qatar Islamic Cultural Centre) captured against the backdrop of the night sky has turned out to be the winning picture of the 16th edition of the Gulf Times Instagram contest.

‘Beautiful sight’ wins Gulf Times Instagram contest

‘Beautiful sight’ wins Gulf Times Instagram contest

Shiny Keneth’s ‘Beautiful Sight’ has emerged as the winner of the 15th edition of Gulf Times Instagram contest.