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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.

Facebook debuts 'Infinite Office': Sneak-peek into futuristic offices (Buzzword: VR)

17 Sep 2020

Facebook debuts 'Infinite Office': Sneak-peek into futuristic offices (Buzzword: VR)

Yesterday, Facebook held its Connect AR, VR conference, and made a ton of announcements.

Chris Evans turns over asset goof-up smartly, harps on voting

16 Sep 2020

Chris Evans turns over asset goof-up smartly, harps on voting

These are the times when Chris Evans probably wished his fans stayed less active online.

Piers Morgan slams haters of Diversity's Black Lives Matter performance

16 Sep 2020

Piers Morgan slams haters of Diversity's Black Lives Matter performance

When Ashley Banjo and his British dance troupe Diversity presented a performance based on the Black Lives Matter movement, they didn't think of the backlash they would receive.

Ryan Reynolds wishes his pooch birthday, Blake Lively trolls him

16 Sep 2020

Ryan Reynolds wishes his pooch birthday, Blake Lively trolls him

Ryan Reynolds, who recently resumed shooting for Red Notice, has learned the lesson of "having a taste of his own medicine," the hard way.

2020 French Open: All that you need to know

15 Sep 2020

2020 French Open: All that you need to know

The 2020 French Open is all set to start on September 27.

NewsBytes Briefing: Potential signs of life on Venus, and more

15 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Potential signs of life on Venus, and more

Last night, our planetary neighbor Venus made major headlines as a group of researchers found potential signs of alien life using ground-based telescopes.

Instagram could charge a commission for adding links to captions

14 Sep 2020

Instagram could charge a commission for adding links to captions

Facebook's sprawling business lines mostly rely on ad-based revenue, but that does not mean the company is not interested in charging direct fees.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok US partners with Oracle, and more

14 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok US partners with Oracle, and more

Last night, multiple outlets reported that Chinese giant ByteDance has rejected Microsoft's purchase bid for TikTok and chosen Oracle as its 'technology partner' in the US.

"Took me to bedroom, rubbed my leg": Model on Khan

13 Sep 2020

"Took me to bedroom, rubbed my leg": Model on Khan

Model/actor Dimple Paul, also known as Paula, has opened up about what conspired ten years ago when disgraced filmmaker Sajid Khan had allegedly sexually harassed her.

IPL: KKR to sign USA's Ali Khan as Gurney's replacement

12 Sep 2020

IPL: KKR to sign USA's Ali Khan as Gurney's replacement

Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to sign USA's 29-year-old fast bowler Ali Khan as a replacement for English seamer Harry Gurney.

"We will win this": Aftab Shivdasani tests positive for COVID-19

11 Sep 2020

"We will win this": Aftab Shivdasani tests positive for COVID-19

Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 42-year-old actor took to his social media handles to reveal his diagnosis.

Move over "elephant poop tea," Akshay drinks cow urine everyday

11 Sep 2020

Move over "elephant poop tea," Akshay drinks cow urine everyday

Just days after a teaser clip for Akshay Kumar's upcoming Into The Wild episode showed him sipping on what they call "elephant-poop tea," the 53-year-old actor has revealed that he drinks cow's urine "for Ayurvedic reasons" every day.

"Asked me to strip at 17": Model accuses Sajid Khan

11 Sep 2020

"Asked me to strip at 17": Model accuses Sajid Khan

Paula, an Indian model and actor, has accused disgraced filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexual harassment and casting couch.

'Grey's Anatomy' shooting resumes; Ellen Pompeo thanks healthcare-workers

09 Sep 2020

'Grey's Anatomy' shooting resumes; Ellen Pompeo thanks healthcare-workers

Grey's Anatomy is back to ABC Prospect Studios to shoot its 17th season, which is heavily focused on the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Fisher v/s Warner Bros. feud over director Joss Whedon intensifies

09 Sep 2020

Fisher v/s Warner Bros. feud over director Joss Whedon intensifies

Ray 'Cyborg' Fisher thinks his career is on the line as his relentless war of words with Warner Bros. shows no sign of mellowing down.

Tom Cruise resumes stunts for 'MI 7' shoot in Norway

08 Sep 2020

Tom Cruise resumes stunts for 'MI 7' shoot in Norway

It is impossible even for COVID-19 to stop superstar Tom Cruise from resuming shoot of his highly anticipated venture of the Mission Impossible franchise.

Samyuktha Hegde accepts Kavitha Reddy's apology after alleged attack

08 Sep 2020

Samyuktha Hegde accepts Kavitha Reddy's apology after alleged attack

After being accused of moral policing by Kannada actor Samyuktha Hegde, Congress leader Kavitha Reddy has issued an "unconditional apology."

Malaika Arora tests positive for COVID-19, quarantined at home

07 Sep 2020

Malaika Arora tests positive for COVID-19, quarantined at home

Bollywood actor and television personality Malaika Arora has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 46-year-old took to social media earlier today to reveal her diagnosis.

#WeeklyRecap: PUBG banned, PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, and more

06 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: PUBG banned, PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, but two events gained particular attention.

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

04 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok India.

Insta-queen Ariana Grande becomes first woman to cross 200mn followers

02 Sep 2020

Insta-queen Ariana Grande becomes first woman to cross 200mn followers

It's raining accolades on Ariana Grande.

'Scream 5' in making; Cox and Arquette to reprise roles

01 Sep 2020

'Scream 5' in making; Cox and Arquette to reprise roles

Prepare to Scream again as the cult meta-horror franchise will be back to the theaters in 2022.

Ed Sheeran, Cherry Seaborn welcome their first child

01 Sep 2020

Ed Sheeran, Cherry Seaborn welcome their first child

Ed Sheeran is now a dad! He has shared this happy news on his Instagram handle today.

BMW Motorrad's M3 Touring estate previewed: Details here

30 Aug 2020

BMW Motorrad's M3 Touring estate previewed: Details here

As an addition to its line-up of performance estates, BMW Motorrad will launch its M3 Touring model in 2022.

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

28 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok, the current talk of the town, got Walmart as the latest bidder for its business.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome baby girl, Daisy Dove

27 Aug 2020

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome baby girl, Daisy Dove

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have welcomed their first child together.

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

25 Aug 2020

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

Today, news in the world of entertainment was about an exciting movie announcement, a fresh trailer release, and some more developments in the ongoing investigation into Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus

25 Aug 2020

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Delhi to London via bus? It's possible, but in 2021

25 Aug 2020

Delhi to London via bus? It's possible, but in 2021

Just in case you needed yet another reason to madly wait for 2021, here you go: A bus trip from Delhi to London shall be possible next year.

'Mirzapur 2': Release date out this day, this time

23 Aug 2020

'Mirzapur 2': Release date out this day, this time

The upcoming crime-thriller series Mirzapur 2 is one of the most hotly-anticipated digital releases for this year, and streaming giant Amazon Prime Video isn't leaving any chance to up the excitement quotient.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

23 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

This week, both Apple and Google made major headlines in the world of tech.

Court extends Britney's conservatorship till 2021, singer thanks fans

22 Aug 2020

Court extends Britney's conservatorship till 2021, singer thanks fans

Finally, some good news for Britney Spears's fans.

Entertainment round-up: Bollywood celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, and more

22 Aug 2020

Entertainment round-up: Bollywood celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, and more

On Saturday, news in the world of entertainment was mostly about Bollywood stars reveling in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. The 10-day festivities commenced today.

I need to breathe: Sooraj Pancholi quits Instagram, deletes posts

22 Aug 2020

I need to breathe: Sooraj Pancholi quits Instagram, deletes posts

Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi has announced he is taking a break from Instagram, as he feels "suffocated."

#LeakAlert: Data of 235 million TikTok, Instagram, YouTube users exposed

22 Aug 2020

#LeakAlert: Data of 235 million TikTok, Instagram, YouTube users exposed

As many as 235 million users of leading video services TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube have been hit by a data leak.

Netflix bashed for 'Cuties' poster sexualizing 11-year-olds, takes artwork down

21 Aug 2020

Netflix bashed for 'Cuties' poster sexualizing 11-year-olds, takes artwork down

Netflix is under fire for posting, what many think is, an inappropriate image showing child actors engaging in sensual dance postures from the film Cuties.

Fans excited as Marvel, Sony work on separate Spidey flicks

21 Aug 2020

Fans excited as Marvel, Sony work on separate Spidey flicks

We saw Andrew Garfield web-shooting criminals.

BCCI might host a farewell match for MS Dhoni: Reports

19 Aug 2020

BCCI might host a farewell match for MS Dhoni: Reports

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is willing to host a farewell match for former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

19 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

In the last few hours, renowned tech giants took major strides.