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'Broken But Beautiful-3' teaser: Sidharth Shukla's Agastya mirrors Kabir Singh

14 May 2021

'Broken But Beautiful-3' teaser: Sidharth Shukla's Agastya mirrors Kabir Singh

ALTBalaji is back with the third season of Broken But Beautiful, and this time we have new leads in the form of Sidharth Shukla (Agastya), the current Internet's favorite, and Sonia Rathee (Rumi).

Halo, watermelon smile dog from 'Thoughts of Dog,' passes away

12 May 2021

Halo, watermelon smile dog from 'Thoughts of Dog,' passes away

Halo, the dog behind the iconic watermelon picture of the Twitter page 'Thoughts of Dog,' has died. She was nine.

Swara Bhasker calls Israel 'apartheid state,' gets brutally trolled

11 May 2021

Swara Bhasker calls Israel 'apartheid state,' gets brutally trolled

As the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, social media users in India remain divided over the issue.

Facebook tests 'Read First' prompts to check misinformation

11 May 2021

Facebook tests 'Read First' prompts to check misinformation

Amidst the overflow of information being disseminated across the social media platforms, stopping the spread of false information and fake news has become more important than ever.

Sonu Sood no more a COVID-19 savior?

10 May 2021

Sonu Sood no more a COVID-19 savior?

The second wave of COVID-19 has severely affected India, and help has been pouring in from the entire world in the last few months.

'TMKOC's Babitaji, Munmun Dutta, uses casteist slur; invites netizens' ire

10 May 2021

'TMKOC's Babitaji, Munmun Dutta, uses casteist slur; invites netizens' ire

Munmun Dutta, best known for playing Babita Iyer in the Hindi sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has drawn the ire of social media.

NewsBytes Briefing: IBM creates first 2-nanometer chip, and more

08 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: IBM creates first 2-nanometer chip, and more

Those who thought IBM had stopped making processors are in for a surprise as the company claims to have created the world's first 2nm processor.

Twitter introduces Tip Jar; allows users to tip favorite accounts

07 May 2021

Twitter introduces Tip Jar; allows users to tip favorite accounts

After many rumors and leaks alluding to Twitter testing new means of integrating payments into the platform, Twitter has finally begun testing the Tip Jar feature.

Kangana's Twitter ban: Designers cut ties; Koo app welcomes her

05 May 2021

Kangana's Twitter ban: Designers cut ties; Koo app welcomes her

The last 24 hours have been explosive for Rangoon actress Kangana Ranaut.

Twitter Spaces now open to accounts with 600+ followers

04 May 2021

Twitter Spaces now open to accounts with 600+ followers

Twitter had been planning to open its Clubhouse clone called Twitter Spaces to everyone sometime in April. On May 3, the company announced that now every account with 600 or more followers can host Spaces.

Kangana Ranaut's Twitter handle gets permanently suspended, actress responds

04 May 2021

Kangana Ranaut's Twitter handle gets permanently suspended, actress responds

Controversy's favorite child Kangana Ranaut's Twitter handle has been permanently suspended.

Actor Siddharth says BJP members harassing him, leaked his number

29 Apr 2021

Actor Siddharth says BJP members harassing him, leaked his number

Tamil actor Siddharth has claimed that the members of Bharatiya Janata Party from Tamil Nadu are harassing him and have leaked his phone number online.

Twitter will display region-specific vaccination information prompt in user timelines

27 Apr 2021

Twitter will display region-specific vaccination information prompt in user timelines

On April 26, popular microblogging platform Twitter said that this week, it will display a prompt with region-specific COVID-19 vaccine information at the top of people's timelines.

Star of Oscars 2021 Chloe Zhao gets censored in China

26 Apr 2021

Star of Oscars 2021 Chloe Zhao gets censored in China

Filmmaker Chloe Zhao was undoubtedly the star at the 93rd Academy Award function that concluded earlier today.

Anupam Kher gets trolled for 'Aayega to Modi Hi' tweet

26 Apr 2021

Anupam Kher gets trolled for 'Aayega to Modi Hi' tweet

The Narendra Modi-led government is being slammed for administrative failure in dealing with the second wave of the pandemic.

52 tweets removed for 'spreading fake news' on COVID-19

25 Apr 2021

52 tweets removed for 'spreading fake news' on COVID-19

The central government has reportedly denied that it directed Twitter to censor messages regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in India.

Twitter working on feature to tip users for tweets

24 Apr 2021

Twitter working on feature to tip users for tweets

Twitter is going all out with its monetization model, and the latest addition to that involves a way for Twitter users to pay each other.

#BoycottRadhe trends on Twitter, SSR fans brutally troll Salman Khan

23 Apr 2021

#BoycottRadhe trends on Twitter, SSR fans brutally troll Salman Khan

Salman Khan dropped the trailer of his upcoming Eid release, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai amid much fanfare yesterday.

Twitter begins testing Professional Profiles for businesses in the US

23 Apr 2021

Twitter begins testing Professional Profiles for businesses in the US

Popular microblogging platform Twitter has announced the launch of a new Professional Profile test feature that would set businesses apart from individuals on the platform.

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers blackmail Apple with repair schematics, and more

23 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers blackmail Apple with repair schematics, and more

Apple has been fleecing customers with exorbitant repair charges and planned obsolescence, but now a hacker collective called REvil has turned the tables on it.

Man wanted to meet girlfriend, Mumbai Police's retort floors netizens

22 Apr 2021

Man wanted to meet girlfriend, Mumbai Police's retort floors netizens

Mumbai police's humorous reply to a Twitter user, who wanted to meet his girlfriend during the ongoing coronavirus-induced restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government, has won the hearts of netizens.

SSR's father moves court against movies depicting actor's personal life

20 Apr 2021

SSR's father moves court against movies depicting actor's personal life

Sushant Singh Rajput's father has moved Delhi High Court against movies that depict the late actor's name, personal life, images, caricatures, or lifestyle in the form of a biopic or story, Bar and Bench reported.

Hansal Mehta gets abusive when offered a ticket to Pakistan

19 Apr 2021

Hansal Mehta gets abusive when offered a ticket to Pakistan

Director Hansal Mehta engaged in an abusive argument with a Twitter user recently.

Sudeep's 'Vikrant Rona' to release in 3D on August 19

15 Apr 2021

Sudeep's 'Vikrant Rona' to release in 3D on August 19

Kannada star Sudeep's Vikrant Rona is all set to hit the big screens on August 19, announced the actor earlier today.

Kerala: Dancing medicos inspire cops to bat for vaccines

12 Apr 2021

Kerala: Dancing medicos inspire cops to bat for vaccines

Dancing to the tunes of 1970s Boney M classic Rasputin, Janaki and Naveen, two medical students from Kerala's Thrissur Medical College, have shaken the social media for more reasons than one.

'SSR Wrong Height Recorded' trend reignites SSR's death mystery

06 Apr 2021

'SSR Wrong Height Recorded' trend reignites SSR's death mystery

The untimely demise of Kedarnath actor Sushant Singh Rajput last year remains one of the most discussed topics till date.

Twitter confirms Spaces is coming to desktop web browsers

02 Apr 2021

Twitter confirms Spaces is coming to desktop web browsers

Twitter has confirmed to The Verge that Spaces will soon be available on web browsers. This will allow users to access Spaces from their desktop PCs and laptops.

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: Reddit users get transgender employee fired, and more

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.

Twitter may introduce emoji reactions, downvote option for tweets

25 Mar 2021

Twitter may introduce emoji reactions, downvote option for tweets

In a move resembling the 2015 replacement of Favorites (star icon) with Likes (heart icon), microblogging site Twitter could reportedly introduce emoji reactions and downvotes for tweets.

34 and successful: Kangana writes note to self on birthday

23 Mar 2021

34 and successful: Kangana writes note to self on birthday

National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut turned 34 today and penned a note for herself.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump is coming back with vengeance, and more

22 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump is coming back with vengeance, and more

Just when it looked like the Trump derangement syndrome had subsided and the mainstream media seemed ready to find a new bogeyman, former US President Donald Trump is coming back with his own social network.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweet auctioned for $2.4 million

22 Mar 2021

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweet auctioned for $2.4 million

Twitter CEO Jock Dorsey's first-ever tweet was auctioned for a whopping $2.4 million (around Rs. 18 crore). The Twitter founder declared that the entire auction proceeds would be donated to charity of Dorsey's choice, fittingly in the form of Bitcoins.

SpiceJet honors Sonu Sood's humanitarian efforts during COVID-19 migrant crisis

20 Mar 2021

SpiceJet honors Sonu Sood's humanitarian efforts during COVID-19 migrant crisis

Sonu Sood, the usual antagonist on celluloid, had turned into a savior for thousands last year, as he helped migrant workers reach their hometown, and JEE, NEET aspirants their exam centers, by providing transportation.

Twitter confirms undo tweet feature, but it could be paywalled

20 Mar 2021

Twitter confirms undo tweet feature, but it could be paywalled

The long-rumored undo tweet feature gets closer to reality. But there's some bad news. Noted app researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered more evidence hinting at the feature's impending release, but she also noticed a subscription screen tied to it.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter gets ready for fifth-generation warfare, and more

20 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter gets ready for fifth-generation warfare, and more

You really need to pay attention when Angela Merkel, who was once scouted by Stasi secret police, gets spooked by Big Tech censorship.

Twitter wants to ban rule-breaking leaders, seeks users' opinions

19 Mar 2021

Twitter wants to ban rule-breaking leaders, seeks users' opinions

After Twitter and the rest of the Big Tech cabal permanently unpersoned then US President Donald Trump earlier this year, Twitter is toying with the idea of muzzling elected government officials and world leaders alike for breaking its capricious rules.

Why is #RippedJeans trending on Indian Twitter?

18 Mar 2021

Why is #RippedJeans trending on Indian Twitter?

Indian Twitter users have decided to school Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat for his comments on women wearing ripped jeans.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google faces a $5 billion lawsuit, and more

16 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google faces a $5 billion lawsuit, and more

Google's last-ditch effort to have the class action lawsuit thrown out has failed. Now the technology conglomerate faces $5 billion in potential fines for tracking user activity through Chrome browser's incognito mode.

Ahead of Assembly elections, Twitter launches multilingual initiatives

15 Mar 2021

Ahead of Assembly elections, Twitter launches multilingual initiatives

On Monday, Twitter announced that it is launching multilingual features to assist with the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Puducherry this year.