Reddit: News

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.

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).

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.

19 Jun 2020


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 2020

Social 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 2020


#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 2020

Alexis 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 2020


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 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

The last week of April was all about bugs, glitches, and leaks.

01 May 2020


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 2020


Apple's new iPhone SE misses out a much-needed feature

Apple's new iPhone SE is the talk of the town.

06 Mar 2020

Social 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 2020


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 2020


#BugAlert: Don't update! Windows 10 hides your personal files

Microsoft is just not getting a grip on Windows 10 and its issues.