28 Apr 2023Telegram
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.
04 Sep 2022Akshay 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).
13 Jun 2021Internet 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 2021Internet 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 2021WhatsApp
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 2021Social 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 2021Facebook
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 2021Social 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 2021Social 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 2021Twitter
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 2021Bill 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 2021India
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 2021Instagram
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 2021Tencent
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 2021Technology
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 2021Trump 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 2021Microsoft
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 2021WhatsApp
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 2021Facebook
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 2021Elon Musk
Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'
Hedge funds have lost billions shorting GameStop and AMC stocks.
28 Jan 2021Facebook
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 2021Elon 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 2021Technology
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 2020Google
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 2020Google
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 2020Google
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 2020LinkedIn
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 2020Facebook
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 2020Johnson & 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.
19 Jun 2020Apple
2020 MacBooks are running into USB 2.0 connectivity issues
The latest line of MacBooks - 2020 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air - is running into connectivity issues, creating problems for a number of users around the world.
10 Jun 2020Social Media
Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member
Reddit has named seed capital firm Y Combinator's CEO Michael Seibel as the first black member of its board.
07 Jun 2020Facebook
#WeeklyRecap: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more
This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology.
06 Jun 2020Alexis Ohanian
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, wants a black replacement
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has quit from the board of the company he started 15 years ago and wants his position to be filled by a black candidate. Making the major announcement on Friday, he said the decision was long overdue.
23 May 2020Security
Google Home Hub shows stranger's Nest cam footage, now fixed
A few days back, a Google Home Hub owner reported a mysterious (and creepy) case of seeing footage from the Nest security camera of a stranger.
03 May 2020Microsoft
#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more
The last week of April was all about bugs, glitches, and leaks.
01 May 2020Technology
Reddit pulls back 'chatrooms' within a day of launch
Yesterday, Reddit surprised the world by launching a 'chatroom' feature for some 16,000 subreddits.
28 Apr 2020Apple
Apple's new iPhone SE misses out a much-needed feature
Apple's new iPhone SE is the talk of the town.
06 Mar 2020Social Media
Reddit adds tool to help people with suicidal thoughts
In a major move, Reddit has launched a tool to help people with suicidal thoughts.
04 Mar 2020Google
How this guy turned a rotary phone into Google Assistant
Thanks to Amazon and Google's smart home devices, digital assistants run our homes today.
17 Feb 2020Microsoft
#BugAlert: Don't update! Windows 10 hides your personal files
Microsoft is just not getting a grip on Windows 10 and its issues.