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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.

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

15 Sep 2020

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

In a bid to help make planet Earth a greener and less polluted place to live, Facebook has announced a new 'Climate Science Information Center' for its main app.

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

03 Sep 2020

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

29 Aug 2020

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.

#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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

21 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

02 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

This week, the biggest story in tech was the congressional trial of the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon over anti-trust issues.

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

31 Jul 2020

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."

Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

30 Jul 2020

Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

On Wednesday, Big Tech went on trial as the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook appeared before Congress for a hearing on antitrust.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

28 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

A lot has happened in the world of technology since last evening.

Big Tech CEOs to testify before Congress: All details here

27 Jul 2020

Big Tech CEOs to testify before Congress: All details here

On Wednesday, the Chief Executives of four of US' largest technology conglomerates - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google - are heading to testify before a US Congressional panel.

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg says no deal with Trump and more

21 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg says no deal with Trump and more

Since last evening, the world of technology has seen some notable developments.

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

14 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

After a massive fund-raising spree of Jio Platforms, Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani has become the sixth-richest person in the world.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more

07 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more

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

Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision

04 Jun 2020

Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision

When Twitter moderated a few controversial tweets from US President Donald Trump, all eyes were on what Facebook, its counterpart, would do to deal with similar content on its own platform.

Shocking! Instagram blocks #blacklivesmatter posts as 'spam'

02 Jun 2020

Shocking! Instagram blocks #blacklivesmatter posts as 'spam'

As thousands of Americans continue to protest against the killing of a black man by a police officer in broad daylight, Facebook is drawing flak for turning away from the situation.

'Facebook Shops' to take on Amazon in e-commerce: Here's how

20 May 2020

'Facebook Shops' to take on Amazon in e-commerce: Here's how

After launching several scattered features aimed at buying and selling products, Facebook is making a full-fledged move in the social e-commerce arena to take on players like Amazon.

COVID-19 crisis: Facebook cancels all large events until 2021

17 Apr 2020

COVID-19 crisis: Facebook cancels all large events until 2021

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve around the world, Facebook has decided to cancel all its large events until next year.

Jack Dorsey donating 28% of his wealth to 'disarm' COVID-19

08 Apr 2020

Jack Dorsey donating 28% of his wealth to 'disarm' COVID-19

In a major move, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and payments platform Square, has announced the decision to donate $1 billion, or about 28% of his wealth, to aid COVID-19 relief efforts.

Facebook likely to acquire 10% stake in Reliance Jio

26 Mar 2020

Facebook likely to acquire 10% stake in Reliance Jio

After Meesho and Unacademy, Facebook is looking to invest in Reliance Jio to make another big move in the Indian market.

Facebook just banned ads on sanitizers, wipes, and face masks

20 Mar 2020

Facebook just banned ads on sanitizers, wipes, and face masks

In a bid to combat price-gouging practices stemming from the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19, Facebook has expanded the scope of its ad policy.

Facebook just pledged $20 million to fight COVID-19 outbreak

15 Mar 2020

Facebook just pledged $20 million to fight COVID-19 outbreak

As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continues to grow worse around the world, Facebook is doing its part to help combat the pandemic.

Before big speeches, Zuckerberg gets his armpits blow-dried: Report

20 Feb 2020

Before big speeches, Zuckerberg gets his armpits blow-dried: Report

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has made a name for himself - for both good and bad reasons.

After Pichai, Elon Musk calls for regulation of AI development

19 Feb 2020

After Pichai, Elon Musk calls for regulation of AI development

A few weeks ago, Google and Alphabet's boss Sundar Pichai spoke on the possible risks and advantages of artificial intelligence (AI) and called for 'balanced' regulation of the tech.

I'm number 1 on Facebook, Modi is number 2: Trump

15 Feb 2020

I'm number 1 on Facebook, Modi is number 2: Trump

Before his maiden visit to India as the United States President, Donald Trump has sort of compared his Facebook popularity with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Elon Musk says Facebook is 'lame' and should be deleted

11 Feb 2020

Elon Musk says Facebook is 'lame' and should be deleted

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never been a fan of Facebook or its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Five years after losing husband, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg announces engagement

04 Feb 2020

Five years after losing husband, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg announces engagement

Facebook's number two in command, Sheryl Sandberg announced her engagement to Tom Bernthal on Monday, less than five years after she lost her husband.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos made $13 billion within minutes

31 Jan 2020

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos made $13 billion within minutes

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is minting more money than you could imagine.

Facebook taking U-turn, drops plan to show WhatsApp ads: Report

17 Jan 2020

Facebook taking U-turn, drops plan to show WhatsApp ads: Report

For more than a year, we have been hearing about Facebook's highly ambitious plan to monetize WhatsApp by showing ads.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg

18 Dec 2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has never been a fan of Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook.

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

12 Dec 2019

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

Facebook's ad policies have been in question for all the wrong reasons.

Jeff Bezos gave $131M to charity, 0.1% of his wealth

02 Dec 2019

Jeff Bezos gave $131M to charity, 0.1% of his wealth

From Jeff Bezos to Elon Musk, billionaire business magnates often donate a part of their wealth to charitable causes.