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Actor-YouTuber Rahul Vohra dies of COVID-19 after chilling Facebook post

10 May 2021

Actor-YouTuber Rahul Vohra dies of COVID-19 after chilling Facebook post

Actor and YouTuber Rahul Vohra has died of COVID-19 complications at just the age of 35.

Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton launch their YouTube channel

10 May 2021

Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton launch their YouTube channel

A little over a month after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their first Netflix series, Prince William and Kate Middleton have launched their YouTube channel.

'Git Gud with Knighton': Guests talk while playing 'Dark Souls-3'

09 May 2021

'Git Gud with Knighton': Guests talk while playing 'Dark Souls-3'

What if a talk show gave us the chance to know our favorite social media influencers like never before as they get hilariously beat at a video game?

Will Smith, Alicia Keys roped in for YouTube original series

09 May 2021

Will Smith, Alicia Keys roped in for YouTube original series

YouTube has announced a new slate of original series that includes huge stars headlining the projects.

NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more

07 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more

After numerous flight tests ending up in fiery balls of fire, Elon Musk's SpaceX has finally managed to land a Starship prototype without an incident.

Some YouTube users witnessing auto-translated versions of English video titles

06 May 2021

Some YouTube users witnessing auto-translated versions of English video titles

Google has cutting-edge experimental projects operating at the same time, and cross-pollination between these isn't uncommon. That explains how some YouTube users are reportedly being served with options for automatic translation of text elements associated with videos.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortage cripples the auto industry, and more

01 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortage cripples the auto industry, and more

Global chip shortages are getting ridiculous. Ford has projected its earnings will be slashed by an eye watering $2.5 billion as a consequence. That's 1.1 million fewer vehicles from just one auto maker.

YouTube testing SoundCloud-inspired timed comments linked to specific video timestamps

30 Apr 2021

YouTube testing SoundCloud-inspired timed comments linked to specific video timestamps

YouTube is working on borrowing a nifty SoundCloud feature that allows videos to be annotated by comments. The feature allows users to view comments tied to the exact moment they are watching in a video.

'Lut Gaye': Hashmi's song crosses 500mn views in 60 days

20 Apr 2021

'Lut Gaye': Hashmi's song crosses 500mn views in 60 days

The music video of T-Series single Lut Gaye, starring Emraan Hashmi in lead, just broke a record!

After 'DNA,' BTS's 'Boy With Luv' hits 1.2bn YouTube views

16 Apr 2021

After 'DNA,' BTS's 'Boy With Luv' hits 1.2bn YouTube views

BTS is on a record making (or breaking?) spree.

Congress launches YouTube channel 'INC TV' to combat "partisan" media

14 Apr 2021

Congress launches YouTube channel 'INC TV' to combat "partisan" media

The Congress party today launched its own YouTube channel called INC TV on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.

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.

YouTube will check videos for copyright infringement prior to publishing

19 Mar 2021

YouTube will check videos for copyright infringement prior to publishing

Copyright strikes in YouTube's world are serious business and can lead to channels being permanently deactivated. YouTube has a new way to mitigate copyright trolling and reduce the risk of receiving strikes.

NewsBytes Briefing: Uncle Sam wants your YouTube money, and more

12 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Uncle Sam wants your YouTube money, and more

YouTubers have been suffering lately from rampant demonetization, COPPA purges, and the overall decline in AdSense revenues, but Google isn't done just yet.

Non-US YouTube creators will have to pay US taxes

11 Mar 2021

Non-US YouTube creators will have to pay US taxes

YouTube creators outside of US, including those in India, will soon find themselves paying taxes to Uncle Sam.

NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

25 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

Facebook banned pages belonging to the YPG (translated: People's Protection Units) at the behest of Turkey, according to a latest exposé by ProPublica.

YouTube launches supervised accounts with parental controls tailored for teenagers

25 Feb 2021

YouTube launches supervised accounts with parental controls tailored for teenagers

YouTube has rolled out Supervised accounts to help parents control the content their children can access on the platform. The feature is targeted at teenagers and fills the gap between YouTube Kids and unrestricted access.

YouTube TV may soon allow downloading content for offline viewing

17 Feb 2021

YouTube TV may soon allow downloading content for offline viewing

YouTube TV could allow users to download movies and shows for offline access. 9to5Google reports that after updating the YouTube TV app to version 5.06.2, opening the app generates a "Looking for incomplete downloads" notification.

'Cobra Kai,' ex-YouTube product, is scoring high for Netflix too

07 Feb 2021

'Cobra Kai,' ex-YouTube product, is scoring high for Netflix too

Cobra Kai is the new action rage on Netflix and is already three seasons old.

Who is Indo-Australian spin sensation Tanveer Sangha?

31 Jan 2021

Who is Indo-Australian spin sensation Tanveer Sangha?

On Wednesday, Cricket Australia named Indian-origin spinner Tanveer Sangha in their squad for the T20I series against New Zealand.

Yash-starrer 'KGF Chapter 2' gets a release date

29 Jan 2021

Yash-starrer 'KGF Chapter 2' gets a release date

KGF fans, we have some good news for you!

Want to run away: Bachchan begins shooting for 'MayDay'

28 Jan 2021

Want to run away: Bachchan begins shooting for 'MayDay'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently wrapped up work on the TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, has kick-started shooting for Ajay Devgn's upcoming movie MayDay.

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

26 Jan 2021

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

YouTuber and serial philanthropist Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson has devised a clever scheme allowing absolutely anyone to send a photo or short video to the moon for just $10.

2021 Force Gurkha's interiors revealed in a new spy video

26 Jan 2021

2021 Force Gurkha's interiors revealed in a new spy video

The upcoming 2021 Force Gurkha SUV is expected to be launched in the coming weeks. In the latest development, a spy video of the off-roader has been posted on YouTube, revealing its cabin details.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

Zayn Malik dropped his number. Have you called it yet?

14 Jan 2021

Zayn Malik dropped his number. Have you called it yet?

One Direction offshoot Zayn Malik's marketing strategy while teasing his new album, Nobody is Listening, is stellar.

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

14 Jan 2021

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

The market of mobile apps continued to grow in 2020 in spite (or rather because) of the pandemic.

Spooky fest! Catch seven horror films for free on YouTube

11 Jan 2021

Spooky fest! Catch seven horror films for free on YouTube

Horror has a rather divided fan base, with people liking or hating the genre that delves deeper than just jump-scares.

Linkin Park's 'Numb' got a K-pop banger by ATEEZ's singer

08 Jan 2021

Linkin Park's 'Numb' got a K-pop banger by ATEEZ's singer

The insanely popular rock band, Linkin Park, has been lying low ever since the shocking 2017 demise of its lead singer Chester Bennington.

'KGF Chapter 2' teaser crosses three million likes on YouTube

08 Jan 2021

'KGF Chapter 2' teaser crosses three million likes on YouTube

The teaser of KGF Chapter 2 dropped last night and has gone insanely viral in no time.

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

08 Jan 2021

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

After peddling misinformation since November, claiming that Democrats stole the election, and approaching courts, United States President Donald Trump came the closest to conceding on Thursday (local time), a day after the violence at Capitol shamed his country and shocked the globe.

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

08 Jan 2021

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has been slapped with an indefinite ban by Facebook and Instagram. He was initially barred from posting anything on these platforms for 24 hours, in wake of the deadly violence at the Capitol.

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

07 Jan 2021

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

Twitter and Facebook accounts of outgoing United States President Donald Trump were temporarily locked by the tech giants on Wednesday in wake of the chaos that took over the Capitol just as a ceremonial session of Congress was underway.

'Cyberpunk 2077' developers announce 'Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' anime for Netflix

06 Jan 2021

'Cyberpunk 2077' developers announce 'Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' anime for Netflix

It's not all bad for CD PROJEKT RED.

Burj Khalifa's 3-minute-long birthday wish for BTS's V is grand!

30 Dec 2020

Burj Khalifa's 3-minute-long birthday wish for BTS's V is grand!

BTS's vocalist V aka Kim Taehyung celebrates his 25th birthday today.

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage

28 Dec 2020

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage

A 37-year-old citizen journalist was on Monday sentenced to four years in prison by a Chinese court over her coronavirus outbreak reporting, more than a year after the virus emerged in Wuhan.

Insult track on PM Boris Johnson tops Amazon Music chart

28 Dec 2020

Insult track on PM Boris Johnson tops Amazon Music chart

Sensational music takes little to get recognized, but a track full of hatred towards British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gained the top spot on Amazon Music Chart.

62% of cybercrime complaints linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police

25 Dec 2020

62% of cybercrime complaints linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police

At least 62% of the cybercrime complaints lodged in 2020 were related to financial frauds, Delhi Police said in a statement.