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WhatsApp rolls out 5-chat message forwarding limit globally

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:14
Aiming to curb fake news, Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp on Monday announced it has globally lowered to five the forward limit for chats — a feature first launched in India last July. “Starting today, WhatsApp will be implementing this change, globally…

Apple selling iPhone SE devices again in US

Monday, 21 January 2019 15:40
Apple is reselling iPhone SE devices in the US from clearance stores just four months after declaring discontinuation of its sale, media reports said. As part of the sale, the company is offering the 32GB and 128GB storage variants of…

Samsung files new patent application for 3D displays

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:02
Samsung has filed a new patent application at the US Patent and Trademark Office for 3D displays that users may connect to their smartphones and tablets, media reported. These displays could exist as TV sets or monitors and show content…

Facebook faces ‘record-setting’ fine over privacy violations: Report

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:01
Facebook is facing a “record-setting” fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its handling of user data and privacy violations. According to a report in The New York Times citing sources late Friday, the FTC “is in the…

Facebook testing ‘LOL’ app to woo kids, experts wary

Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:51
In a fresh attempt to woo children into joining its network and boost user growth, Facebook is testing a new hub called “LOL” that will let kids share and post humorous meme content. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch late…

‘Speed Limit’ feature on Google Maps expanding in US

Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:35
The “speed limit” feature on Google Maps that has been confined to only some parts of the US, seems to have expanded to new areas, a media report said. “One tipster from New York City, another from Los Angeles and…

Facebook kills over 300 Russia-linked fake accounts, Pages

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:52
Social networking giant Facebook on Thursday killed over 300 fake Pages and accounts linked to Russia that it said was “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour”, almost two years after the US presidential election. The social media giant removed 364 Pages…

Streaming platforms to self-regulate content in India

Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:12
Streaming platforms including Netflix, Hotstar, Voot and SonyLiv, have signed and agreed to follow a new industry code of conduct and self-regulation for online content in India. The streaming platforms, also known as Online Curated Content Providers (OCCPs), have voluntarily…

Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:10
Facebook has announced to invest over $300 million over the next three years to support local news organisations. In a blog post, Campbell Brown, Vice President, Global News Partnerships, said that Facebook wants to support local journalists and newsrooms with…

Nokia to cut jobs, says slow 5G progress not cause for layoffs

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:09
Finnish telecommunication giant Nokia on Tuesday announced its plans to cut jobs, media reported. Nokia gave 350 as a layoff target in Finland, and said the figures in France and Germany would be higher, but did not specify. However, the…