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Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

10 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

A week ago, Jio Platforms, the telecom-to-digital entity of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries, launched JioMeet, a video conference service that looked more like a rip-off of its prime competitor 'Zoom'.

A Facebook glitch is crashing popular iOS apps: Details here

10 Jul 2020

A Facebook glitch is crashing popular iOS apps: Details here

If you are running into frequent app crashes on your iPhone, you are probably not alone!

Fake news alert: CBSE 2020 results not releasing this week

09 Jul 2020

Fake news alert: CBSE 2020 results not releasing this week

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday sought to clarify that it is yet to release the dates to announce examination results.

Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

09 Jul 2020

Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

Amid growing security concerns, the Indian Army has directed its troops to delete 89 smartphone applications.

Fans just found Sushant Singh Rajput's lookalike on Instagram

08 Jul 2020

Fans just found Sushant Singh Rajput's lookalike on Instagram

The Internet is a funny place. People often seek refuge online when real-life emotions get too overwhelming to handle.

Verishop = Pinterest + Instagram + TikTok

08 Jul 2020

Verishop = Pinterest + Instagram + TikTok

The idea of online shopping has long revolved around visiting e-commerce websites, searching for products, or exploring categories.

Now, Instagram brings TikTok-like 'Reels' to India

08 Jul 2020

Now, Instagram brings TikTok-like 'Reels' to India

The key to success is making a move at the right timeā€”and Instagram is doing just that.

India's app ban could cost TikTok's parent company $6 billion

06 Jul 2020

India's app ban could cost TikTok's parent company $6 billion

Following the deadly Indo-China clash along the LAC, the Indian government announced the decision to ban 59 'unsafe' Chinese applications.

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

05 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of tech, but the story that drew the most attention was the ban imposed by India on 59 Chinese apps.

Skoda to launch Rapid (TSI automatic) in India in September

04 Jul 2020

Skoda to launch Rapid (TSI automatic) in India in September

In response to a query on Facebook, Skoda Auto India's Brand Director, Zac Hollis, has confirmed that the automatic version of the 2020 Rapid 1.0 TSI will be launched in September.

COVID-19 Free Jobs Forum, a place to find work opportunities

04 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Free Jobs Forum, a place to find work opportunities

COVID-19 has put a dent in the Indian economy, with several industries suffering and tens of thousands of people going out of work.

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

03 Jul 2020

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

Jio Platforms, the entity that holds the telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has scored another big investment.

Animated stickers to QR codes: All new features of WhatsApp

02 Jul 2020

Animated stickers to QR codes: All new features of WhatsApp

Continuing its push to make communication easier for billions of people around the world, WhatsApp is rolling out a series of new features for its app on Android, iOS, and KaiOS.

Google gets serious about AR again, acquires "smart-glasses" company North

01 Jul 2020

Google gets serious about AR again, acquires "smart-glasses" company North

Following the footsteps of players like Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, internet giant Google is also joining the bandwagon of Augmented Reality or AR.

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

30 Jun 2020

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

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.

La Liga, Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: Preview, Dream11 and stats

30 Jun 2020

La Liga, Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Barcelona will face a severe test against an in-form Atletico Madrid in gameweek 33 of La Liga 2019-20 season.

TikTok's creators begin switching to Instagram, YouTube after government's ban

30 Jun 2020

TikTok's creators begin switching to Instagram, YouTube after government's ban

A few hours ago, the Government of India imposed a ban on popular video-sharing service TikTok as well as 58 other 'unsafe' Chinese applications.

Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads

29 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads

Facebook is heavily reliant on a revenue model where it shows personalized ads from brands and generates money from the businesses for providing ad space and the resulting traction.

Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C to be launched on June 30

29 Jun 2020

Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C to be launched on June 30

Xiaomi Malaysia has shared a teaser on Facebook, confirming the launch of its upcoming budget handsets, the 9A, and 9C, on June 30.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

28 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

This week has been all about consumer technology, thanks to Apple.

Sushant's family to set up a foundation in his honor

27 Jun 2020

Sushant's family to set up a foundation in his honor

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's family will set up a foundation called Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF), to support individuals aspiring to work in the fields of cinema, science, and sports - three subjects that were extremely close to his heart.

Now, Facebook will warn you about old news articles

26 Jun 2020

Now, Facebook will warn you about old news articles

Credibility and timeliness are the two most important aspects of online news consumption; they define what people perceive of different matters, events.

Coronavirus impact: No face-to-face classes at IIT-Bombay in 2020

25 Jun 2020

Coronavirus impact: No face-to-face classes at IIT-Bombay in 2020

With teaching methods being redrawn in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, IIT-Bombay has become the first major institute in the country to scrap face-to-face classes for this year.

After online petition, matrimonial website removes skin color filter

24 Jun 2020

After online petition, matrimonial website removes skin color filter

A matrimonial website has removed a skin color filter from its platform after facing criticism online.

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

24 Jun 2020

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.

Soon, WhatsApp will support animated stickers: Details here

23 Jun 2020

Soon, WhatsApp will support animated stickers: Details here

More than a year after launching sticker support, WhatsApp is working towards expanding the capability - by adding animated stickers.

Here's why brands are boycotting Facebook advertising

23 Jun 2020

Here's why brands are boycotting Facebook advertising

A string of brands has committed to an advertising boycott on social media platform Facebook, which has been facing criticism over its handling of misinformation and hate speech.

Apple WWDC 2020: What to expect, when, where to watch?

21 Jun 2020

Apple WWDC 2020: What to expect, when, where to watch?

Apple's 31st Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is set to kick start on June 22, Monday, as an "online-only experience".

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

19 Jun 2020

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

A day ago, Twitter announced audio tweets as a way to let users share their personal thoughts and experiences in their own voice.

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

18 Jun 2020

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

I know you were in pain: Sushant Singh Rajput's sister

18 Jun 2020

I know you were in pain: Sushant Singh Rajput's sister

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti penned a touching tribute for him on Facebook, thereby apologizing for all the pain that he had to go through. However, the post has now been removed.

Self Musing: Sushant Rajput's team launches website in his memory

17 Jun 2020

Self Musing: Sushant Rajput's team launches website in his memory

It still seems like a hard pill to swallow that the ever-charming and talented Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us.

Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads

17 Jun 2020

Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads

As Twitter continues its stringent policy to moderate and fact-check misleading political posts, including those by US President Donald Trump, Facebook is taking a different approach.

Instagram CEO announces plan to better support Black users

16 Jun 2020

Instagram CEO announces plan to better support Black users

In light of the brutal killing of George Floyd and the racial discrimination protests stemming from it, Instagram is moving to take steps to better support Black communities.

'Dabangg' director Abhinav Kashyap blames Salman for ruining his career

16 Jun 2020

'Dabangg' director Abhinav Kashyap blames Salman for ruining his career

The tragic death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has raised many pertinent questions and has brought the entire entertainment fraternity under scrutiny.

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

16 Jun 2020

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has confirmed that its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is ready to testify before a US Congressional panel this July.

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

15 Jun 2020

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

WhatsApp has launched its peer-to-peer payments service for users across Brazil.

#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more

14 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, especially for consumer tech enthusiasts.

ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches

13 Jun 2020

ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches

The International Cricket Council's Anti Corruption unit has stated that players could receive corrupt approaches through social media during lockdown.