Reddit: News

19 Jul 2024


Microsoft outage: How a faulty update took airlines, banks offline

A significant Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) issue has impacted thousands of Microsoft's Windows machines globally, causing major disruptions in various sectors all over the world.

17 Jul 2024

Hardik Pandya

Natasa Stankovic departs Mumbai with son amid divorce speculation

Actor-model Natasa Stankovic, along with her son Agastya, was seen leaving Mumbai early Wednesday morning amidst swirling divorce rumors from cricketer-husband Hardik Pandya.

16 Jul 2024

Kim Kardashian

Netizens slam Kim Kardashian for disrespectful pose with Lord Ganesha

American reality TV star Kim Kardashian recently sparked controversy by using a Ganesha idol as a prop during a photoshoot at the wedding festivities of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Mumbai.

02 Jul 2024


Google Pixel 6 factory reset bug may leave phones unusable

Several owners of Google's Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6A handsets, have reported their devices becoming unusable or "bricked" after performing a factory reset.

26 Jun 2024


Reddit tightens security against AI bots scraping platform content

Reddit, the widely-used social media platform, is reinforcing its Robots Exclusion Protocol (robots.txt file) to shield its content from automated web bots.

04 Jun 2024


Amazon under fire for selling counterfeit copies of anticipated book

Amazon recently sold counterfeit copies of "Imminent: Inside the Pentagon's Hunt for UFOs" by Luis Elizondo.

04 Jun 2024


YouTube TV app bug misrepresents status of live content

A bug has been discovered in the YouTube TV app that incorrectly displays live content as non-live.

03 Jun 2024

Hardik Pandya

Natasa Stankovic reuploads wedding pictures amid split rumors; fans react

Serbian model Natasa Stankovic recently reinstated wedding photos with her husband, cricketer Hardik Pandya, on her Instagram profile.

17 May 2024


Reddit stock surges 11% on new AI partnership with OpenAI

Reddit has announced a strategic partnership with artificial intelligence firm OpenAI, leading to an 11% surge in the social network's shares during late trading.

14 May 2024


Amazon warehouse workers turn to bots for time off

Amazon warehouse employees are leveraging technology to secure voluntary time off (VTO), according to posts on Reddit and Github pages reviewed by 404 Media.

12 May 2024


India's influencer marketing industry to hit ₹34 billion by 2026

India's influencer marketing industry is projected to surge from ₹19 billion in 2023 to a staggering ₹34 billion by 2026, as per a recent FICCI EY report.

10 May 2024


OpenAI files copyright claim against r/ChatGPT subreddit: Here's why

OpenAI has reportedly filed a copyright complaint against a ChatGPT-related subreddit.

10 May 2024


Reddit tightens control over public data with contract requirement

In a bid to enhance user privacy, Reddit, the popular online platform, has introduced a new "Public Content Policy."

08 May 2024


Reddit shares surge 15% as Q1 revenue increases by 48%

Reddit's stock experienced a significant surge of over 15% in after-hours trading following the announcement of its first quarterly earnings since going public last month.

25 Apr 2024


Reddit's mobile app gets new features for better comment interaction

Reddit is introducing updates to its mobile application for iOS and Android, aimed at enhancing user interaction with comments.

AI being used to exploit Reddit for product promotion

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being harnessed to exploit Reddit threads, to promote products, and manipulate Google's search engine rankings through a technique called 'Parasite SEO.'

16 Apr 2024


Meet Wayne: The bad boss of US-based Amazon delivery drivers

Amazon delivery drivers in the US have turned to humor, as a means of expressing their dissatisfaction with demanding workloads.

11 Apr 2024


Apple Vision Pro users report black eyes, headaches, neck pain

Several users of the Apple Vision Pro have reported experiencing physical discomfort. Symptoms include black eyes, headaches, and neck pain.

Reddit CEO's $193 million salary ignites debate over unpaid moderators

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is under fire for his substantial $193 million salary package, while the platform's moderators receive no financial compensation.

22 Mar 2024

Stock Market

Reddit marks impressive entry into stock market as shares surge 

Reddit made a powerful entrance on the New York Stock Exchange, with shares closing 48% higher on the first day of trading.

Reddit prices IPO at $34 per share to raise $748M

In a significant boost to the crippling Initial Public Offering (IPO) market in the technology sector, social media giant Reddit set its IPO at the peak of its projected range of $31 to $34 per share.

18 Mar 2024


This mixed-reality game transforms your room into custom spaceship

Starship Home, a mixed reality game exclusive to Meta Quest 3, is set to revolutionize the gaming landscape by converting your surroundings into bespoke spaceships.

Reddit IPO oversubscribed five times: Is a bumper listing expected?

Reddit's initial public offering (IPO) has been oversubscribed between four to five times, as reported by Reuters.

Reddit announces IPO with a valuation target of $6.4 billion

Reddit, the popular social media platform, has disclosed plans for one of the year's most anticipated initial public offerings (IPOs), aiming to raise up to $748 million.

Reddit aims to raise nearly $750M through its IPO

Reddit is gearing up for a massive initial public offering (IPO), aiming to raise as much as $748 million.

03 Mar 2024

Sam Altman

Sam Altman's net worth crosses $2B; OpenAI isn't the reason

Sam Altman, the founder and CEO of OpenAI, has recently seen his net worth surpass $2 billion, per the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

Why Reddit's IPO is not enticing its users

Reddit's recent IPO filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission has generated mixed feelings among its users as the social media platform may prioritize profit over its community.

Reddit files for IPO, eyes NYSE listing under 'RDDT' ticker

Reddit, the popular social media platform, is gearing up for its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "RDDT."

22 Feb 2024

Stock Market

Reddit offering shares to top 75,000 users ahead of IPO

Good news for Reddit enthusiasts!

22 Feb 2024


Reddit strikes $60 million AI content licensing deal with Google

Reddit, the popular social media platform, has inked a $60 million per year content licensing deal with tech giant Google, according to Reuters.

Reddit inks $60M content licensing deal with AI company: Report

Reddit has signed a $60 million yearly content licensing deal with an undisclosed artificial intelligence (AI) company, reported Bloomberg.

01 Feb 2024


Reddit users votes for the most hyped foods in Bengaluru

In the bustling metropolis of Bengaluru, the culinary scene is a vibrant tapestry of flavors, reflecting the city's diverse demographics and cosmopolitan spirit.

23 Jan 2024


Discovering Bihar: Breaking stereotypes through candid conversations

In a heartwarming Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit, a resilient woman from a remote village in north Bihar took center stage.

Reddit plans IPO in March, to sell 10% stocks

Reddit, a popular social media platform, is preparing for its initial public offering (IPO) in March this year.

Reddit may decide to go public in early 2024

Reddit, the United States (US)-based social media giant, is in talks with potential investors for an initial public offering (IPO) as early as the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, Bloomberg has reported.

28 Sep 2023


Reddit will not let users opt out of personalized ads

Reddit revealed that users will no longer have the option to opt out of ad personalization based on their activity within the platform.

26 Sep 2023


Reddit's Contributor Program converts gold into real money

Reddit has announced a new "Contributor Program" that enables users to earn real-world money by converting Reddit gold into cash.

09 Sep 2023


Reddit introduces multilingual translation feature for posts: How it works

Reddit has rolled out a new multilingual translation feature, allowing users to translate posts into eight different languages.

25 Aug 2023


Reddit starts moderator rewards program amid persisting tensions

Reddit has unveiled the 'Mod Helper Program,' a tiered system designed to reward moderators with trophies and flairs based on their comment karma.

27 Jul 2023

Latest Tech News

Reddit is testing new 'Official' label: How it works

Elon Musk started a trend in the social media world with a premium plan that offers a blue tick. Twitter's blue checkmark has inspired other companies like Meta.

07 Jul 2023


Reddit v/s moderators: New NSFW subreddits threatened with strict action

Reddit and its moderators have been battling it out for a while. Reddit communities have been protesting against the platform's new API pricing and its recent behavior toward volunteer moderators by labeling subreddits NSFW (Not Safe For Work).

04 Jul 2023

Karan Johar

#RockyAurRaniKiiPremKahaani: Netizens slam makers for revealing entire plot in trailer

Karan Johar is all set to enthrall audiences with his upcoming family drama Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani—the trailer of which was released on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2023


Reddit hacked: Hackers demand $4.5 million and API pricing change

Reddit's strong message to moderators to end their protest may have had some success, but the company is still not out of troubled waters.

16 Jun 2023


How Reddit is dealing with the unprecedented subreddit blackout

Earlier this week, thousands of Reddit communities called subreddits went dark or private to protest the platform's upcoming API changes.

12 Jun 2023


Reddit blackout starts today: Here's why subreddits are protesting

Reddit is in trouble. The app could be a shell of itself for the next few days as thousands of subreddits plan to go dark starting today.

09 Jun 2023


Reddit API pricing fallout: Apollo to shutdown and blackout call

Reddit's new API pricing has been quite controversial, with developers of many third-party Reddit apps calling it threatening to their apps' survival.

28 Apr 2023


Reddit's latest update brings Discord-like channels and more

Reddit does not have the best track record when it comes to chat products. That's probably why the company said its new chat product is unlike its previous launches.

27 Apr 2023


Liquor bottles, dirty mattress: Bengaluru tenant leaves behind unbelievable mess

A tenant's hasty departure from a rental property in Bengaluru caused quite a stir on social media.

05 Oct 2022

Formula 1

Reddit helps man battling cancer with F1 tickets for fiancé

The internet is not always fun and jokes. Sometimes, it's just a heartwarming platform that reminds us that the world isn't that bad.

04 Sep 2022

Akshay Kumar

'Cuttputlli' copied joke from 'BB Ki Vines'? Bhuvan Bam reacts

Akshay Kumar's first direct-to-digital release of the year, Cuttputlli arrived on Disney+ Hotstar on Friday (September 2).

09 Aug 2022


Mumbai man seeks sisters on Tinder for Raksha Bandhan

Apps like Tinder have made finding dates much easier and faster, but does it always have to be romantic love?

05 Aug 2022


Florida-based employee fired for being late; colleagues protest

Punctuality is definitely something employers expect from their employees. However, being late once in a while shouldn't lead to a mercurial situation.

13 Jun 2021

Internet Protocol

Single customer triggered bug that caused global internet outage: Fastly

On June 8, a global internet outage took the world by surprise at around 3:00pm Indian Standard Time. The outage affected many prominent news outlets and social media platforms including CNN, The Verge, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Reddit.

08 Jun 2021

Internet Protocol

Major websites including Amazon, The Guardian, CNN, Reddit down

A global internet outage (now resolved) was reported by several internet users around 3 PM Indian Standard Time. The disruption has affected a number of websites including news portals such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Guardian in addition to platforms such as Reddit.

27 Apr 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more

Unknown perpetrators, using the power of deepfakes, duped Dutch politicians into believing they were video conferencing with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's chief of staff.

26 Apr 2021

Social Media

Reddit faces class action suit for hosting child pornography

Reddit is facing an unprecedented lawsuit under the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (FOSTA-SESTA) Bills introduced by then US President Donald Trump.

21 Apr 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook announces its Clubhouse clone, and more

You can find everything in Silicon Valley except originality. Sure enough, Facebook joins the mad rush to clone Clubhouse.

20 Apr 2021

Social Media

Reddit throws open its Clubhouse clone to the masses

Every social media entity under the sun has either announced plans to clone Clubhouse or actually introduced a clone. After Facebook, Spotify, LinkedIn, and Telegram jumped on the audio-only social media bandwagon, Reddit has finally caught onto the phenomenon.

26 Mar 2021

Social Media

Reddit parts way with controversial employee after site-wide protests

Reddit was compelled to part ways with former UK politician Aimee Challenor after hundreds of high profile subreddits went private to protest the platform's censorship.

26 Mar 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit users get transgender employee fired, and more

The last couple of days saw high drama with several high-profile subReddits going private to protest Reddit censoring dissent against an employee. Redditors expressed concerns against a recent Reddit hire and former transgender politician's checkered past.

23 Mar 2021

Bill Gates

Bill Gates says his coding skills are now "rusty"

As the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates surely is one of the pioneers of home computing, but he admits he is no longer on top of the programming skills that made him a billionaire.

08 Mar 2021


Reddit hires former Snap executive Drew Vollero as first CFO

Reddit, the internet discussion platform riding high on unprecedented growth, has roped in former Snap Inc. executive Drew Vollero as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

09 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more

Apple had recently taken great pains to warn us about its evil Big Tech brethren and their evil advertisements. Looks like it forgot to heed its own warnings.

09 Feb 2021


Reddit raises $250 million in Series E funding

Super Bowl advertisements are incredibly pricey, but Reddit seems to have got its money's worth. The self-declared "front page of the internet" has raised a cool $250 million in the latest funding round.

07 Feb 2021


Reddit steps in to stop coup attempt in WallStreetBets subreddit

Hollywood's entanglement in the people's rebellion against Wall Street has led to such high drama that Reddit was forced to step in.

06 Feb 2021

Trump Administration

NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more

The fine journalists at BuzzFeed saw documents implicating former US President Donald Trump of many terrible things, but quickly deemed them too evil to be seen by their readers. So now we must take their word on the orange man being bad.

02 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Google pays for systemic racism, misogyny, and more

It looks like we've figured out why Google removed the "don't be evil" clause from its motto in 2018.

01 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Musk's army of gamer cyborg monkeys, and more

There is never a dull moment with Elon Musk. At a recent Clubhouse interaction, the world's richest man revealed that his Neuralink start-up has monkeys with brain implants that allow them to play video games with one another.

29 Jan 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.

28 Jan 2021

Elon Musk

Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

Hedge funds have lost billions shorting GameStop and AMC stocks.

28 Jan 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more

What began as a price war between Reddit's army of trading enthusiasts and the Wall Street billionaires over the GameStop stock, saw the hedge funds lose more than $10 billion.

28 Jan 2021

Elon Musk

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

Short-selling video game retailer GameStop's stock has cost investors and hedge funds $5 billion in losses (once you apply some fancy financial calculations) in 2021.

02 Jan 2021


Redditor compresses 'Shrek' film onto a 1.44 MB floppy disk

In a stark departure from 8K televisions and high fidelity Blu-ray media playback, a Redditor has gone full retro by cramming the entire Shrek film onto a floppy.

12 Sep 2020


Pixel 3 owners are complaining about swollen batteries: Details here

When Google had unveiled Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with top-end internals and impeccable cameras, they were seen as the company's answer to flagships in the market.

24 Aug 2020


Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G's image and specifications leaked

Google is expected to launch its all-new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G on September 30. In the latest development, the design and key specifications of both the handsets have been revealed in a now-deleted Reddit post.

20 Jul 2020


Pixel 4 XL's glass back is coming off: Details here

Google's Pixel line-up has drawn a lot of attention for its extraordinary camera and software features.

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.

30 Jun 2020


Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.

25 Jun 2020

Johnson & Johnson

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

Joining the bandwagon of brands that are making their products socially inclusive, the Indian unit of Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, has decided to drop "Fair" from the name of the skincare cream "Fair & Lovely," multiple reports said on Thursday.