6 out of 10 links on Twitter are ignored by users
A study by Columbia University claims 60% of the links shared by users on micro blogging site Twitter are never clicked. The findings were based on a month-long study during which 2.8 million tweets were scanned. This refutes the notion that sharing a link is tantamount to making impact online. In fact, the study found that only a bunch of blockbuster article, when shared, get most clicks. Only 9% of such shared links account for 90% of clicks on Twitter. Read more.
Chrome drains battery faster than Edge browser, claims Microsoft
Microsoft claims that the Google Chrome browser on desktop drains battery faster than Microsoft’s own Edge browser. A crew at Microsoft used a couple of lab controlled tests to find out the battery efficiency of four top browsers. The first test measured the browsing behaviour only. The second one, where they streamed video on all of them, showed the Edge browser beat Chrome by three hours. The Chrome lasted only 4 hours 19 minutes, while Microsoft Edge lasted 7 hours 22 minutes. Read more.
Moto G4 expected to show in India tomorrow
The other variant of the recently launched, Smartphone Moto G4 Plus, by Lenovo is expected to be available in India form 22 June on Amazon.in. The smartphone looks just like the Moto G4 Plus ( ₹ 13,499 onwards) and has almost similar configuration. The only difference is that it doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, has a 13-megapixel camera instead of 16 and has single 16GBn storage+2GB RAM variant. The new phone’s price is yet to be announced.
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More than half of the global urban populace lacks internet access
Nearly 57% of the population living in cities do not have success to broadband connection, a study carried out by US-based research company Maravedis Rethink Research claims. The study was released yesterday on the occasion of World WiFi Day and was carried out to find out how many people are actually connected to the internet. The findings show that Europe has the highest percentage of connected population with 81% users, while West Asia and Africa have the least internet connected population with 18% users. In Asia-Pacific, including India, 68% of the urban population does not have access to internet. Read more.
1.5 million people used Google WiFi service on railway stations
The notion that public WiFi networks are not safe has not deterred Indian users from using the public WiFi network installed at railway stations and platforms last year in collaboration with Google. In a blog post, Google claimed that more than 1.5 million users accessed WiFi services across 19 railway stations. Google claims the consumption was much higher in tier 2 cities with smaller stations like Bhubaneswar clocking in higher usage than Mumbai Central station. Google had tied up with RailTel in September 2015 to roll out WiFi networks in over 400 railway stations across the country. Read more.