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Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

09 Apr 2021

Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

Private data belonging to a whopping 500 million LinkedIn users has been leaked. Leaked credentials include LinkedIn ID, email addresses, phone numbers, full names, and gender details.

Spotify and LinkedIn gear up to join the Clubhouse party

31 Mar 2021

Spotify and LinkedIn gear up to join the Clubhouse party

Spotify and LinkedIn are preparing to jump into the trendy "live audio" space after the invite-only Clubhouse app grabbed the attention of millions of iPhone users.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

23 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

After successfully getting Google to capitulate and pay for news, Australia learned the hard way that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is made of sterner stuff. Facebook's Aussie news ban also wiped out critical resources involving suicide helplines and COVID-19 information channels.

Microsoft takes on Fiverr, Upwork with LinkedIn Marketplaces

23 Feb 2021

Microsoft takes on Fiverr, Upwork with LinkedIn Marketplaces

Professional social networking platform LinkedIn will soon give the likes of Fiverr and Upwork a run for their money. The Microsoft-owned company will enter the gig economy with a new service called Marketplaces.

Volkswagen teases Project Trinity as its next flagship electric car

23 Jan 2021

Volkswagen teases Project Trinity as its next flagship electric car

German automaker Volkswagen is working on a new flagship electric vehicle, called Project Trinity, the company's CEO, Ralf Brandst├Ątter has confirmed via a LinkedIn post.

Slack is testing 'Video Stories' and many more features

08 Oct 2020

Slack is testing 'Video Stories' and many more features

After almost every mainstream social media service on the block, even work-focused companies are jumping on the bandwagon of 'Stories'.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

07 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.

Arrested journalist shared India's border strategy with China, say police

19 Sep 2020

Arrested journalist shared India's border strategy with China, say police

The Delhi Police on Saturday said that freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma was sharing sensitive information about India's border strategy with Chinese intelligence.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

30 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, including a few interesting hardware launches and some rather concerning security issues, outages, and data leaks.

How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

28 Aug 2020

How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

Phishing is a common hacking technique, but in some cases, it can be deployed to do more damage than you can possibly imagine.

Instagram caught accessing camera unnecessarily on iPhone

27 Jul 2020

Instagram caught accessing camera unnecessarily on iPhone

Despite being in beta, Apple's latest iPhone operating system, the iOS 14, is doing wonders at bringing sneaky app behaviors into the limelight.

Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations

26 Jul 2020

Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations

China's Alibaba and its billionaire founder Jack Ma have both been summoned by an Indian court over allegations of censoring content and spreading fake news.

LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

21 Jul 2020

LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Microsoft-owned professional network LinkedIn has announced that it will be laying off about 960 employees, or 6% of its workforce, around the world.

After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

05 Jul 2020

After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

A few days back, we reported the case of Chinese video app TikTok snooping on the clipboard of iPhones.

COVID-19 Free Jobs Forum, a place to find work opportunities

04 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Free Jobs Forum, a place to find work opportunities

COVID-19 has put a dent in the Indian economy, with several industries suffering and tens of thousands of people going out of work.

Leap.Club, the professional network for women announces Bengaluru, Mumbai launch

02 Jul 2020

Leap.Club, the professional network for women announces Bengaluru, Mumbai launch

For years, experts have raised concerns about the low representation of women at senior levels in the corporate sector.

Zomato launches 'Talent Directory' to help outplace laid-off employees

01 Jun 2020

Zomato launches 'Talent Directory' to help outplace laid-off employees

Days after laying off hundreds of its employees, food tech giant Zomato has launched a public database/directory to help outplace those workers.

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

31 May 2020

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

In the new "upside-down" world, masks and gloves have replaced hugs and handshakes. Courtesy coronavirus, there's uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and most importantly distancing.

Amid COVID-19, Swiggy lays off 1,100 employees

18 May 2020

Amid COVID-19, Swiggy lays off 1,100 employees

The economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to hit salaried employees, in a way no one could have imagined a few months ago.

Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages

20 Mar 2020

Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages

After Stories, Instagram is copying another highly-celebrated feature from Snapchat- ephemeral or self-disappearing text messages.

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board: Here's why

14 Mar 2020

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board: Here's why

Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, has decided to step down from the board of Microsoft - the company he co-founded more than four decades ago with Paul Allen.

Twitter wants to become an Instagram-clone, disgruntled users say #RIPTwitter

05 Mar 2020

Twitter wants to become an Instagram-clone, disgruntled users say #RIPTwitter

Stories are everywhere, and you won't be able to dodge them anytime soon!

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: F8 cancellation, Nest outage, Decathlon leak, Apple's store, more

01 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: F8 cancellation, Nest outage, Decathlon leak, Apple's store, more

This week, we have witnessed a lot of buzz in the world of tech, thanks to several launches, leaks, announcements, and scary security threats.

It's a weird world when LinkedIn works on Snapchat-like stories

28 Feb 2020

It's a weird world when LinkedIn works on Snapchat-like stories

In a major surprise, LinkedIn has announced the plan to bring self-disappearing Snapchat-like stories to its website/app.

Meet Ryan Roslansky: The new CEO of LinkedIn

06 Feb 2020

Meet Ryan Roslansky: The new CEO of LinkedIn

After International Business Machines (IBM), LinkedIn, the social network for working professionals with over 600 million users, is witnessing a major management change.

Avast shutting down company that sold user data without permission

01 Feb 2020

Avast shutting down company that sold user data without permission

A few days back, anti-virus giant Avast was caught selling PC activity of its users through its subsidiary, a company named Jumpshot.

Avast sold user-data to Google, Microsoft for millions of dollars

28 Jan 2020

Avast sold user-data to Google, Microsoft for millions of dollars

Avast, one of the leading providers of anti-virus and internet security solutions, is facing flak for engaging in some shady data business.

Online insurance provider Acko raises $16 million from Ascent Capital

30 Nov 2019

Online insurance provider Acko raises $16 million from Ascent Capital

Mumbai-based insurance-tech start-up Acko General Insurance, a digital first platform which primarily offers two-wheeler and four-wheeler insurance, has raised $16 million in funding from Ascent Capital.

TikTok grows as Facebook loses market share in India

08 Nov 2019

TikTok grows as Facebook loses market share in India

TikTok is on a mind-boggling run in India.

Flipkart sale: Top deals on best-selling smart TVs in India

28 Sep 2019

Flipkart sale: Top deals on best-selling smart TVs in India

If you are planning to buy a new smart TV, now might be a good time.

Had to beg and plead to open in ODIs: Tendulkar

26 Sep 2019

Had to beg and plead to open in ODIs: Tendulkar

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said he had to "beg and plead" to open the innings for India in an One-Day International against New Zealand in 1994.

Frenchman dies during sex on work trip, company held "responsible"

13 Sep 2019

Frenchman dies during sex on work trip, company held "responsible"

A French company is being held accountable for the death of an employee, who suffered a heart attack while having sex on a business trip.

Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders

29 Aug 2019

Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders

Congress has finally woken up from its slumber, or so it seems. The party, which was decimated in the Lok Sabha polls, has launched a hunt for its social media head.

Google shutting down its LinkedIn competitor Hire, without telling why

28 Aug 2019

Google shutting down its LinkedIn competitor Hire, without telling why

After killing off Google+, Allo, and Inbox over the last few months, Google is sunsetting another one of its consumer-focused products - Hire.

LinkedIn bug allowed fake job opening for Google's CEO position

29 Jul 2019

LinkedIn bug allowed fake job opening for Google's CEO position

Just recently, a job opening appeared on LinkedIn, one aimed at hiring a replacement for Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Musk's start-up to showcase tech to 'link' humans with computers

13 Jul 2019

Musk's start-up to showcase tech to 'link' humans with computers

Back in 2017, Elon Musk co-founded a neuroscience company called Neuralink to link man and machine. Yes, for real!

These five people are among youngest engineers in the world

02 Jul 2019

These five people are among youngest engineers in the world

In India, engineering is the most preferred professional course among youngsters.

Who would pay $30/month for super-fast emails? Apparently, Valley's VIPs

01 Jul 2019

Who would pay $30/month for super-fast emails? Apparently, Valley's VIPs

Over the last 15 years, Gmail has evolved into an excellent email solution - free and easy to use.

Want visa for US? You'll have to submit social-media details

02 Jun 2019

Want visa for US? You'll have to submit social-media details

Since he took office, US President Donald Trump has been speaking about cracking down on illegal immigrants. Taking this same thought a step further, the US has changed rules for visa applicants.

Kanishak Kataria reveals how he became the UPSC CSE-2018 topper

18 Apr 2019

Kanishak Kataria reveals how he became the UPSC CSE-2018 topper

The results of Civil Services Examinations 2018 were declared on April 5 by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) and IIT-Bombay alumnus, Kanishak Kataria, bagged AIR 1 in his first attempt.