Category: Internet

WhatsApp Animated Stickers Coming to Android, iPhone, Web: Report

WhatsApp’s latest animated stickers feature working on Web version Highlights Animated stickers feature is coming soon to WhatsApp WABetaInfo notes iOS, Android, and WhatsApp Web to get support Tipster says that the feature is still under development WhatsApp is working on bringing animated stickers support to iOS, Android, and even the Web. Tipster WABetaInfo has Read More

Apple Music’s US Subscriber Count Said to Overtake Spotify

The number of Apple Music’s paid subscribers has reportedly eclipsed that of Spotify in the US HIGHLIGHTS By February end, Apple Music had 28 million subscribers Spotify’s subscriber count stood at 26 million at the same time Apple Music still behind Spotify in terms of total listener figures Apple Inc’s streaming music service overtook rival Read More

Going ‘live’ on the internet is out of control in wake of Christchurch

In the wake of the Christchurch tragedy, many questions are being asked of some of the world’s biggest tech companies, whose video-sharing platforms allowed the shooter to live-stream his attack in a 17-minute video which was uploaded to multiple social media sites and remained online well after the incident took place. The attack – which was apparently Read More

JOHN OLIVER’S RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR THE “GOLDEN AGE OF INTERNET SHAMING”

John Oliver doesn’t want you to stop making fun of people; that would put the satirist out of a job. But he does want you to think carefully about how and when you do it. The British comedian devoted the entire March 17 episode of Last Week Tonight on HBO to a topic familiar to anyone who Read More

Maduro’s internet blackout stifles news of Venezuela crisis

One of the world’s biggest news stories on March 4 was the daring return to Venezuela of opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó, who faced possible arrest by the authoritarian regime of Nicolás Maduro. But most Venezuelans were unable to follow his homecoming. The bulk of Venezuela’s TV and radio stations, which are controlled by Read More

Putin Signs ‘Fake News,’ ‘Internet Insults’ Bills Into Law

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial set of bills that make it a crime to “disrespect” the state and spread “fake news” online, Russian media reported on Monday. The bills amending existing information laws overwhelmingly passed both chambers of Russian parliament in less than two months. Observers and some lawmakers have criticized the legislation for its vague Read More

Reliance Jio Vs Airtel Vs Vodafone: 2 GB Per Day Data Plans Compared Here

Reliance Jio offers 2 GB/day internet data at Rs. 198 for 28 days. Telecom companies are offering high speed internet data plans at attractive prices. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio are offering internet recharge packs starting at Rs. 198 for 2 GB of internet data per day. Aggressive pricing of mobile data by billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Read More

Facebook Working on Its Own Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly bullish on the cryptocurrency project HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp users will also be able to do cryptocurrency transactions Telegram is also reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency Signal and Line are among others working on similar project More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media Read More

Google Rejects Australian Regulator’s Call for Scrutiny, Denies Market Power

Alphabet’s Google has rejected calls by Australia’s competition regulator for tougher scrutiny of its operations, denying that it enjoys market power in online searches and advertising, documents published on Monday showed. The global giant was responding to recommendations made late last year by the watchdog, such as increased scrutiny and a new regulatory body to Read More

Reliance Industries to Acquire Grab A Grub, C-Square to Expand E-Commerce, Logistics Services

Reliance Industries has entered into agreements to acquire logistics services platform Grab A Grub in a bid to augment the group’s digital commerce initiatives and strengthen its logistics services. The Mukesh Ambani-owned group said its wholly-owned subsidiary Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd (RIIHL) has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of equity shares Read More

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