X: News

Twitter is an American microblogging-style social networking platform where users can post messages called "tweets" and interact with the community by liking, retweeting, and sharing tweets. Users who haven't signed up can only read tweets and not interact with them. Interestingly, prior to April 2020, Twitter could also be accessed via SMS. Now, it is a mobile-centric application that can be accessed on a website as well. It is called a microblogging platform because the length of tweets was originally restricted to 140 characters. In 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 characters. Time-limited audio and video tweets can also be posted. Further, Twitter has earned notoriety as a microblogging service because most tweets are written by a small minority of users. As of 2019, Twitter boasted 330 million monthly active users. Following the viral success of the audio-based social networking app Clubhouse, Twitter launched a rival service known as Twitter Spaces where users could create audio-based discussion rooms called "spaces". In this format, the host and few speakers can host discussions and address several listeners. Monetization options for creators are also available on Spaces and the Twitter app.

12 Jul 2024

Elon Musk

EU accuses X of violating DSA, may impose hefty fines

X has become the first very large online platform (VLOP), to receive a preliminary finding of violating EU's Digital Services Act (DSA).

12 Jul 2024

Zomato

Zomato users can now delete individual orders from delivery history

Zomato, a widely-used food delivery app in India, has launched a new feature that allows users to delete individual orders from their order history.

12 Jul 2024

Google

Copycat controversy: Retro accuses Google Photos of stealing style, features

Retro, a photo-sharing start-up, has identified notable resemblances between its app and a new feature on Google Photos named "My Week."

12 Jul 2024

Stock Market

Zerodha resolves BSE connectivity issue impacting F&O trade orders

Zerodha, a prominent brokerage firm, has announced that it has rectified a connectivity issue with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), affecting Futures and Options (F&O) orders.

11 Jul 2024

Elon Musk

X to sue certain boycotting advertisers following damning Congressional hearing 

Elon Musk has declared his intention to sue those involved in an advertising boycott against X.

10 Jul 2024

Nike

Nike inspires Saudi girls with 'What if You Can?' campaign

Nike launched its first-ever campaign in Saudi Arabia, titled What if You Can?, developed by Wieden + Kennedy, earlier this year.

09 Jul 2024

Elon Musk

X backtracks on encryption? Manual review of DMs sparks concerns

Elon Musk's social media platform, X, is facing scrutiny for manually reviewing certain users' direct messages (DMs).

06 Jul 2024

Elon Musk

X exploring deeper Grok integration: A more personalized platform?

Elon Musk's social networking app, X, is reportedly developing innovative methods to integrate xAI's Grok more deeply into its platform.

05 Jul 2024

Elon Musk

EU's regulatory hammer coming down on X over content concerns

Elon Musk's social media platform, X, is set to face a formal warning from the European Union (EU) due to its inability to control dangerous content, according to Bloomberg.

05 Jul 2024

Meta

175M users later: Why Threads failed to challenge X's dominance

Threads, the social media platform developed by Meta, has garnered 175 million users within its first year.

04 Jul 2024

Bumble

Scammer gets scammed: X user tricks dating app swindler

In the era of digital dating, platforms like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge have become hotspots for scammers.

03 Jul 2024

Adam Mosseri

Threads reaches 175 million monthly users in just 12 months 

Threads, the social networking platform developed by Meta, has achieved a milestone of over 175 million monthly active users within its first year.

03 Jul 2024

Koo

Why India's alternative to X, Koo is shutting down

Indian social media platform, Koo, has declared its closure following unsuccessful acquisition discussions with internet media start-up Dailyhunt.

02 Jul 2024

A24

'Despicable Me 4' expected to ignite US box office

Despicable Me 4, the sixth installment in Universal and Illumination's successful animated franchise, is projected to generate between $100-$125M during the five-day Fourth of July holiday period.

25 Jun 2024

Gaming Bytes

Midnight Society gaming studio severs ties with co-founder Dr Disrespect

Midnight Society, a game studio co-founded by renowned streamer Dr Disrespect, also known as Guy Beahm, has publicly announced the immediate termination of its relationship with him.

24 Jun 2024

Elon Musk

X CEO Linda Yaccarino reshuffles leadership amid tensions with Musk

Linda Yaccarino, CEO of X, has made changes to her leadership team in response to pressure from Elon Musk.

23 Jun 2024

Canara Bank

Canara Bank's social media handle on X hacked; username altered

Canara Bank's official social media account on X has been compromised.

23 Jun 2024

Google

Phishing attack? How billionaire Mark Cuban's Gmail account got hacked

American billionaire and Shark Tank US judge, Mark Cuban, revealed today that his Gmail account was compromised.

22 Jun 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's X is making live streaming a paid feature

Social media platform X has announced plans to make live streaming a premium feature.

17 Jun 2024

YouTube

YouTube now testing X-like 'Notes' feature to tackle misinformation

YouTube is testing a new feature, 'Notes,' that allows users to add context and information to videos.

16 Jun 2024

Garena Free Fire MAX

Garena Free Fire MAX releases redeem codes for June 16

Garena Free Fire MAX has unveiled redeem codes for June 16, providing players with complimentary rewards and enhancing their gaming experience.

12 Jun 2024

Elon Musk

Musk's X makes likes private for everyone to enhance privacy

X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, is implementing a significant change in its user experience.

11 Jun 2024

Apple

Musk threatens to ban Apple devices over OpenAI integration concerns

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has issued a warning that he will ban Apple devices from his companies if Apple integrates OpenAI at the operating system level.

10 Jun 2024

Apple Watch

Apple's watchOS 11 debuts with new health and fitness features

Apple has launched watchOS 11, the latest iteration of its smartwatch platform, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024.

10 Jun 2024

Music Industry

Megan Thee Stallion breaks down amid AI sex tape controversy

Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion was visibly emotional during her Hot Girl Summer tour in Tampa, Florida on Saturday.

08 Jun 2024

Abhishek Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan teases new collaboration with Abhishek Bachchan

Indian cinema titan Amitabh Bachchan recently shared photos on his blog and X (formerly Twitter) with his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, hinting at a new joint project.

07 Jun 2024

Elon Musk

Japan introduces new dating app to boost declining birth rates

Japan's concerning national birth rate has forced its government to launch a unique solution: a dating app.

05 Jun 2024

Elon Musk

X gets legal respite in Australia over church stabbing posts

Elon Musk's company, X, has expressed relief following the Australian eSafety commissioner's decision to drop a federal court case against the firm.

05 Jun 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk redirects NVIDIA chips intended for Tesla to xAI

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has directed NVIDIA, a prominent tech firm, to prioritize the delivery of AI processors to his other ventures, X and xAI.

04 Jun 2024

Android 11

Samsung Galaxy Watch FE fully revealed in latest leak

A significant leak has unveiled the design, features, and specifications of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Watch FE.

04 Jun 2024

Adam Mosseri

Meta's Threads rolls out swipe customization for user feeds

Threads, the social media platform by Meta, has unveiled a swipe customization feature for user feeds.

03 Jun 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's X permits adult content to take on OnlyFans

Social media platform X, has officially revised its rules, to allow the posting of adult and graphic content.

03 Jun 2024

Stock Market

Zerodha users face technical issues amid record market highs

Today, users of the low-cost brokerage firm Zerodha, reported a technical glitch that prevented them from accessing Kite Web.

30 May 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk accused of covert Twitter stock acquisition before takeover

Elon Musk is facing a lawsuit accusing him of secretly acquiring a multibillion-dollar stake in Twitter in early 2022 before eventually acquiring it.

29 May 2024

Elon Musk

Meta AI chief mocks Musk's xAI recruitment drive on X

Yann LeCun, the head of AI at Meta, has publicly ridiculed Elon Musk on X.

28 May 2024

Elon Musk

WhatsApp head denies Elon Musk's user data export claims

WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart has denied allegations made by Elon Musk that the messaging app exports user data each night.

28 May 2024

David Lynch

David Lynch teases 'something is coming' on June 5

Hollywood filmmaker David Lynch has piqued the curiosity of his followers with a cryptic video message shared on X/Twitter on Monday, coinciding with the Memorial Day in the US.

27 May 2024

Amazon Prime Video

MrBeast announces record-breaking $5 million game show: How to participate

Renowned content creator, Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, has announced a staggering $5 million giveaway, in what he calls the 'largest game show ever in history.'

27 May 2024

Elon Musk

xAI, Elon Musk's AI startup, raises $6 billion in funding

Elon Musk's artificial intelligence startup, xAI, has successfully secured $6 billion in a Series B funding round.

24 May 2024

Garena Free Fire MAX

Garena Free Fire MAX: How to redeem today's codes

Garena Free Fire MAX has released redeem codes for May 24, 2024.

19 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

'Won't allow AAP to protest outside BJP headquarters': Delhi Police 

The Delhi Police has said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did not seek permission to hold a protest outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters on Sunday.

17 May 2024

xAI

X unveils enhanced Communities feature to boost user engagement

X is introducing an updated version of its Communities feature. The revamp aims to facilitate networking around topics of interest, with each topic having a dedicated space and timeline.

13 May 2024

Australia

Australian court ends injunction on X over Sydney stabbing posts

The Australian Federal Court has decided not to extend an injunction against Elon Musk's social media platform, X.

10 May 2024

Nintendo

Mario-maker Nintendo cuts ties with X over high API fees

Nintendo has declared it will discontinue direct integration from the Switch's image album to X.

10 May 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk may testify again in SEC's Twitter takeover probe

Elon Musk could be called to testify once more in the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) investigation into his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter.

10 May 2024

Elon Musk

Jack Dorsey voices concerns over Bluesky 'repeating Twitter's mistakes'

Former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, recently criticized Bluesky, a service he helped launch.

09 May 2024

Garena Free Fire MAX

Garena Free Fire MAX releases redeem codes for May 9

Garena Free Fire MAX has released redeem codes for today, offering players a unique opportunity to win a range of in-game prizes without spending real money.

06 May 2024

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey unexpectedly departs from Bluesky board

In a recent social media exchange, Jack Dorsey, a key supporter of Bluesky, confirmed his departure from the company's board.

04 May 2024

Elon Musk

X introduces Stories feature with AI summaries powered by Grok

X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, has unveiled a new feature called Stories.