Facebook

Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, fellow Harvard students and his college roommates on February 4th, 2004, Facebook has now grown to 1.94 billion monthly active users as of March 2017. Facebook is the most popular social media site worldwide and also owns other popular social media sites such as Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger. This multi-billion dollar company has its headquarters in Menlo, California, USA.

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US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

29 Oct 2020

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.

Three new features coming to Instagram Live: Details here

28 Oct 2020

Three new features coming to Instagram Live: Details here

In a new development, photo-sharing app Instagram has extended the duration of its Live video to four hours from the existing timeframe of 60 minutes. It will also provided an option to save the Live videos for 30 days.

Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das quits after hate-speech row

27 Oct 2020

Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das quits after hate-speech row

On Tuesday, Ankhi Das stepped down as the head of Facebook's public policy in India, South Asia, and Central Asia.

Experts are overseas: Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee

23 Oct 2020

Experts are overseas: Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee

E-commerce giant Amazon has refused to appear before a Parliament committee looking into the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, saying experts on the matter are abroad.

Here's how to mute a WhatsApp chat forever

23 Oct 2020

Here's how to mute a WhatsApp chat forever

WhatsApp has finally introduced a new feature that lets you mute a chat forever. So, if you are a part of an annoying group on the messaging app, chances are you are going to love this new option.

Quibi is shutting down, Katzenberg blames coronavirus for the failure

22 Oct 2020

Quibi is shutting down, Katzenberg blames coronavirus for the failure

Quibi is shutting down, officially, with its founder Jeffrey Katzenberg confirming the same.

Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

21 Oct 2020

Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

In a new development, Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Platforms Ltd. has announced its 5G plans in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

Kangana receives rape threat from lawyer; latter denies

21 Oct 2020

Kangana receives rape threat from lawyer; latter denies

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has received a rape threat online, allegedly from an Odisha-based lawyer.

Amazon employees can work from home until June 2021

21 Oct 2020

Amazon employees can work from home until June 2021

Amazon has allowed its employees who can work from home to continue doing so until June 2021. The guidance is applicable for staff members around the world.

'PM Narendra Modi' biopic producer threatened online, files complaint

16 Oct 2020

'PM Narendra Modi' biopic producer threatened online, files complaint

Amit B Wadhwani, a co-producer of the biopic PM Narendra Modi has filed a police complaint after receiving threats on social media, according to reports.

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

16 Oct 2020

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

A man has approached the Delhi High Court alleging his dead wife's photo was being circulated, depicting her as the victim of Hathras case, prompting the bench to pass orders to the Centre.

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

15 Oct 2020

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday decided to restrict a controversial article on United States Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, inviting criticism from conservatives.

How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

15 Oct 2020

How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

A Google search of 'blogging in India' will show various hacks of becoming a blogger.

Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister

14 Oct 2020

Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that there should be no religious education with the government's funding.

Liverpool announces global anthem contest to honor Lennon's 'Imagine'

11 Oct 2020

Liverpool announces global anthem contest to honor Lennon's 'Imagine'

For those songwriters who admire and love John Lennon, here's a chance to pay him a fitting tribute or his song Imagine!

Clooney couple, playwright Ray Cooney help UK's only dinner-theater reopen

11 Oct 2020

Clooney couple, playwright Ray Cooney help UK's only dinner-theater reopen

It's common knowledge that the global entertainment industry is struggling to keep up with film release delays and public places shut down for pandemic.

Now, Twitter will nudge you to retweet with quotes

10 Oct 2020

Now, Twitter will nudge you to retweet with quotes

In the run-up to the US Presidential election on November 3, social media giants are doubling down to prevent abuse of their platforms.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

08 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

Last night, Amazon expressed discontent over Future Group's deal to sell its businesses to Reliance Retail and issued the former a legal notice.

Slack is testing 'Video Stories' and many more features

08 Oct 2020

Slack is testing 'Video Stories' and many more features

After almost every mainstream social media service on the block, even work-focused companies are jumping on the bandwagon of 'Stories'.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

07 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.

Instagram gets interesting new features on its 10th birthday

06 Oct 2020

Instagram gets interesting new features on its 10th birthday

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing platform under the umbrella of Facebook, has turned 10 years old.

Tweets wishing Trump dies of coronavirus will be removed: Twitter

03 Oct 2020

Tweets wishing Trump dies of coronavirus will be removed: Twitter

After US President Donald Trump tweeted he contracted coronavirus, the social media platform was abuzz with posts — some subtly wishing he dies of the fatal disease and others more directly.

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

02 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

Irrfan Khan's wife Sutapa speaks on the insider-outsider debate

01 Oct 2020

Irrfan Khan's wife Sutapa speaks on the insider-outsider debate

Late actor Irrfan Khan's wife Sutapa Sikdar has written a note on Facebook, expressing her views on the "insider-outsider" debate that has dominated discussions about the Hindi film industry in the past few months.

WhatsApp testing new features for Android users: Details here

01 Oct 2020

WhatsApp testing new features for Android users: Details here

WhatsApp, the biggest messaging platform in the world, has given a glimpse of a few new features it is developing for Android users.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

01 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

Last night, Google held its Launch night event and showcased a bunch of new devices, including 5G-capable Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, a new Chromecast dongle with mic-integrated remote, and redesigned, more powerful Nest Audio speakers.

Now, you can message your friend on Facebook via Instagram

30 Sep 2020

Now, you can message your friend on Facebook via Instagram

More than a year ago, Facebook made headlines over the controversial plan to unify the underlying infrastructure of its main chat apps.

NewsBytes Briefing: Outage hits Apple App Store, iCloud, and more

30 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Outage hits Apple App Store, iCloud, and more

Last night, in a rare incident, Apple suffered from a major outage that left many of its services down, including Apple App Store, Music, Apple TV+, Photos, and iCloud.

Arbaaz files defamation case on being dragged in Sushant's case

29 Sep 2020

Arbaaz files defamation case on being dragged in Sushant's case

Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan has filed a defamation case against certain social media users for alleging his involvement in the recent deaths of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his former manager Disha Salian.

"Offensive, hurtful": SPB's son refutes rumors about his medical bills

28 Sep 2020

"Offensive, hurtful": SPB's son refutes rumors about his medical bills

SP Charan, singer-actor and son of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, has refuted the rumors being circulated about his father's hospital bills, terming them as, "offensive and hurtful."

#CoupleChallenge: What is it and why you should be careful?

27 Sep 2020

#CoupleChallenge: What is it and why you should be careful?

The latest trend to fascinate the netizens is the Couple Challenge, wherein people are participating to celebrate their relationships online through various social media platforms.

#WeeklyRecap: New Echo products, 2FA cracking malware, and more

27 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New Echo products, 2FA cracking malware, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology.

Instagram vulnerability could have led to account hijacks; now fixed

25 Sep 2020

Instagram vulnerability could have led to account hijacks; now fixed

Instagram has fixed a major flaw in its application.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

25 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

24 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

As ByteDance's TikTok deal is likely to see more delays owing to China's pending approval, the video company is moving to prevent itself from getting banned by Trump administration.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

23 Sep 2020

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

21 Sep 2020

Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

Often, security experts recommend two-factor authentication (2FA) as a way to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts and services such as Facebook and Instagram.

#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

20 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, including an unexpected - and still unconfirmed - case of alien life discovery.

TikTok CEO asks Instagram, Facebook to help fight US ban

19 Sep 2020

TikTok CEO asks Instagram, Facebook to help fight US ban

A few hours ago, the US Department of Commerce issued an order to ban the downloads of TikTok and WeChat apps, and limit their functionality.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

18 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

Last night, Apple confirmed the launch of its online store in India.