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25 Jun 2021Bollywood
'Dhol' actress Payal Rohatgi arrested for threatening society member
Bigg Boss fame actress Payal Rohatgi was arrested today for verbally abusing her housing society's chairperson.
15 Jun 2021Entertainment
Hold on, so Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are married?
Gwen Stefani's recent Instagram post has sparked rumors of her getting married to Blake Shelton over the weekend.
14 Jun 2021Twitter
'Naagin-2' actor Rohan Gandotra lost projects for low social-media presence?
Social media platforms can bridge the gap between celebrities and fans, helping them to interact openly.
13 Jun 2021Rakhi Sawant
Times when Rakhi Sawant and bizarre went hand-in-hand
Rakhi Sawant sure finds ways to grab media attention with her posts and allegations.
11 Jun 2021Ed Sheeran
Wait is over! Ed Sheeran's 'Bad Habits' coming this month
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is finally dropping new music this month.
02 Jun 2021Bollywood
A pizza-party post landed Siddharth Pithani straight to NCB net
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) was trying to catch Sushant Singh Rajput's former roommate Siddharth Pithani since last August, as per reports.
28 May 2021Amazon
NewsBytes Briefing: Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis no longer thought-crime, and more
Mainstream media, so-called fact checkers, and Big Tech censors have a busy weekend of stealth editing incriminating content and revising their algorithmic ban hammers ahead of them.
27 May 2021Facebook
Instagram, Facebook finally allow users to hide Likes
In mid-April, Instagram was spotted testing a setting that would allow users to hide the number of Likes from others' posts showing up on their feeds as well as their own posts. Facebook was expected to follow suit with a similar implementation.
27 May 2021E-commerce
Instagram launches new 'Shop' tab section exclusively for product drops
In yet another move markedly reducing dependency on advertising revenue, Instagram has announced that it will add a new section called "Drops" under the Shop tab on the app.
26 May 2021Twitter
NewsBytes Briefing: Delhi Police pays Twitter a visit, and more
Twitter learned the hard way that Narendra Modi shouldn't be confused with Donald Trump, and that its arbitrary policies won't fly in India.
25 May 2021Facebook
Instagram could reward content creators with Bonuses for uploading Reels
In today's age where social media is drawing flak for targeted advertising, firms such as Facebook, its subsidiaries, Snap Inc., and Twitter are desperately trying to monetize their platforms in other ways.
23 May 2021COVID-19 India
Sambhavna Seth alleges her father died due to medical negligence
Actress Sambhavna Seth has alleged that her father, who was seeking treatment for COVID-19 at a Delhi hospital, passed away due to the negligence of the hospital staff.
20 May 2021Kangana Ranaut
Please stop Kangana Ranaut, enough of your tone-deaf comments!
It's one thing to have an opinion, and an entirely different scenario to be lacking sensitivity.
18 May 2021Twitter
NewsBytes Briefing: Twitterati feels the subscription blues, and more
Apple has been going after its Big Tech rivals by hurting their ad revenue models, but Twitter is making sure it can weather Apple's impending "adpocalypse".
16 May 2021Hollywood
Make way, Rakhi Sawant is now eyeing Hollywood!
Actress-dancer Rakhi Sawant never fails to keep us hooked to her antics, be it on a reality show or in real life.
13 May 2021Facebook
Instagram allows users to list preferred pronouns on their profiles
Social networking platform Instagram has launched a new, albeit small feature where users will get to update up to four pronouns on their profile.
13 May 2021YouTube
NewsBytes Briefing: YouTube's TikTok clone already doing well, and more
Silicon Valley's foundation is built on compelling ideas. But ideas can be stolen, which happens with clockwork precision in the world of social media platforms. For instance, YouTube's TikTok clone has been gradually phased out from testing to global roll-out now.
09 May 2021Facebook
Facebook brings chat themes, new features to Instagram and Messenger
Social media giant Facebook has unveiled multiple new theming features across its messaging services, including Messenger, Instagram, and Messenger Kids. Functional improvements include visual replies, read receipts, improved audio recording tools, and an updated archive feature on Instagram.
05 May 2021WhatsApp
Signal exposes Facebook on Instagram, Facebook bans its ads
In another shocking incident that could tarnish Facebook's brand image, Signal displayed ads on Instagram illustrating how frighteningly intrusive the platform's data collection practices are to the target audience.
29 Apr 2021Zomato
NewsBytes Briefing: Intel should be worried of Apple, and more
Even as Apple's new iOS 14.5 wreaks havoc on Facebook's and Google's advertising business model, its custom-designed processors have not only displaced Intel's offerings, but their performance and efficiency threatens the x86 rivals.
28 Apr 2021Facebook
Instagram is developing Creator Shops, tools targeting 'creator middle class'
In a recent Instagram Live session with Instagram boss Adam Mosseri, Mark Zuckerberg announced a suite of new tools which would help Instagram influencers monetize their online presence.
27 Apr 2021Bollywood
Palash Sen reveals why he stayed away from Bollywood
Singer-songwriter Dr. Palash Sen, who founded the pop-rock band Euphoria three decades ago, recently revealed why he kept a distance from Bollywood for all these years.
24 Apr 2021Snapchat
NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more
If you thought the term Big Tech mafia was a hyperbole, think again. App makers told US senators that they are scared of Apple and Google during the ongoing anti-trust dog and pony show.
23 Apr 2021Facebook
Facebook begins monetizing TikTok clone Instagram Reels in India
Facebook's TikTok copy Instagram Reels won't be free any longer, at least for users in India, Brazil, Germany, and Australia. Facebook will be testing advertisements for the short video platform in these countries.
20 Apr 2021Facebook
Facebook unveils its upcoming Clubhouse-style audio-based social media offering
When Big Tech social media platforms such as Twitter and Spotify unveiled their Clubhouse clones, it was speculated that Facebook would also join in with a similar platform.
19 Apr 2021Kamal Haasan
Actress blasts doctor after dermatological process leaves her with swelling
Tamil actress Raiza Wilson has lashed out at a dermatologist for allegedly pestering her to undergo a procedure she "didn't need."
16 Apr 2021Facebook
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook could enter the dating game, and more
Facebook had already made an abortive attempt at its own dating app back in 2019, but that didn't work out at all. Now, the social media behemoth is trying its hand at video-based speed dating.
15 Apr 2021Facebook
Instagram's test lets users hide Likes, Facebook might follow suit
Continuing its ongoing experimentation with the Likes counter, Instagram has now announced a new option. It allows users to turn off the visibility for the Likes count on their own posts as well as others' posts they see on the app.
08 Apr 2021Social Media
High time we normalize all body types, says Sayantani Ghosh
Popular TV actress Sayantani Ghosh broached an important topic on social media recently, that of body positivity and shaming.
08 Apr 2021Bollywood
After Aamir Khan, Amit Sadh, Samir Soni quit social media
The recent COVID-19 surge has been hard on the entertainment industry with many actors getting infected and shoots being halted.
01 Apr 2021Snapchat
Instagram Reels' latest feature called Remix mimics Duets from TikTok
It's no secret that Instagram Reels is Facebook's version of TikTok. And, now Instagram's new Remix feature announced yesterday mimics TikTok's Duet feature.
22 Mar 2021Facebook
App Store privacy analysis finds Instagram, Facebook most invasive apps
Apple's privacy campaign keeps on giving. Cloud Storage firm pCloud rummaged through Apple's brand-new privacy labels and came back with a privacy report card for apps with results that will shock no one.
20 Mar 2021Twitter
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.
19 Mar 2021Facebook
Facebook working on Instagram for children under 13
Facebook is building a version of Instagram for children. The company had reportedly announced the app internally on Thursday, but it is not yet launched for public use.
18 Mar 2021Paytm
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook develops concern for human rights, and more
Last time Apple feigned privacy concerns, that was revealed to be a ploy to ruin Facebook by going after its ad revenues. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had responded by famously asking employees "to inflict pain" on Apple.
17 Mar 2021Facebook
Instagram deploys AI tool to keep teens safer: Here's how
On Tuesday, Instagram announced a new technology that will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to determine users' age. The tool is aimed at underage youngsters who might lie about their age to create accounts on the platform.
12 Mar 2021Twitter
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.
11 Mar 2021Social Media
Instagram Lite rebooted in 170 countries; Adds Reels support
The Instagram Lite app has been available in India since last December, but now Facebook has launched it in a new avatar in 170 countries. The lightweight app is meant for smartphone owners with limited space.
10 Mar 2021Instagram Stories
Instagram Captions feature will transcribe audio within your Stories
Instagram is testing a new feature called Captions which transcribes the audio of Instagram Stories.
02 Mar 2021Facebook
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon accused of discriminating against blacks, and more
Not long after being caught stealing tips from its drivers, Amazon follows in Google's footsteps and gets accused of discriminating against a black employee.