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OPPO launches F17 Pro Diwali edition aiming to spread happiness
short by Roshan Gupta / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
OPPO has launched a new film under its 'Be the light, to spread the light' campaign. It's a story of a man who brings happiness on the face of two underprivileged kids by contributing to their desire to celebrate Diwali. Aiming to encourage people to spread happiness this Diwali, OPPO has launched F17 Pro Diwali Edition at ₹23,990.
short by Roshan Gupta / 02:03 pm on 22 Oct
Mi India aims to brighten the season with its festive campaign
short by Roshan Gupta / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
To commemorate 2020 edition of #DiwaliWithMi Sale, Mi India has released a brand film that depicts resilient spirit of celebration. Capturing the hearts of Mi Fans and consumers, the film features a host of young, digital-first influencers across the country aiming to reflect diversity of brand's audiences. It brings light to the small moments that make Diwali special for everyone.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:41 pm on 23 Oct
Snapchat co-founders get $2.7 billion richer in just 2 hours
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 21 Oct 2020,Wednesday
Snapchat Co-Founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy got richer by $2.7 billion in just 2 hours on Tuesday after the app's parent Snap reported better-than-expected results. Snap rose up to 25% in extended trading. This lifted the fortunes of Spiegel and Murphy by $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively, taking them to $6.9 billion and $7.2 billion, according to Bloomberg.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 05:07 pm on 21 Oct
Electronics and IT Ministry Secretary, Ajay Sawhney, has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey conveying government's disapproval after a location tag in a live broadcast showed Jammu & Kashmir as part of China. The letter mentions that such attempts raise questions on Twitter's neutrality and fairness. It further states that any attempt to disrespect India's sovereignty and integrity is unlawful.
short by Daisy Mowke / 02:35 pm on 22 Oct
Apple Watch SE owners report burning sensation on wrist from overheating
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Oct 2020,Wednesday
At least six Apple Watch SE owners from South Korea have reported burning sensation on their wrist due to overheating of the smartwatch. Some users also experienced malfunctioning of the smartwatch due to overheating, where a yellow tint appeared on the upper right part of the display. A user from the US also reportedly experienced the overheating issue.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:15 pm on 21 Oct
Amazon refused to appear before Parliamentary panel on Oct 28: Lekhi
short by Nandini Sinha / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Amazon has refused to appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Data Protection Bill on October 28, PTI quoted panel chairperson and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi as saying. "If no one on behalf of the e-commerce company appears before the panel it amounts to breach of privilege," she said. The panel has summoned officials of Twitter on October 28.
short by Nandini Sinha / 02:56 pm on 23 Oct
HCL Technologies is arranging for employees' return to offices and is encouraging them to start coming to the office for at least one day a week. "We're telling employees to come at least once in a week, and probably by December, you can do one or two days in a week," Chief Human Resources Officer Apparao VV said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:07 pm on 22 Oct
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has said that social networks nowadays are serving as "amplifiers for idiots and crazy people". He went on to warn that "excesses" of social media are likely to result in greater regulation of internet platforms in the coming years. Notably, Schmidt presided over the $1.65 billion deal where Google bought YouTube in 2006.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:06 pm on 22 Oct
WhatsApp allows users to mute a chat forever from today
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has rolled out a feature to all its users today allowing them to mute both individual and group chats forever. Previously, WhatsApp offered three options under the 'Mute' tab — 8 hours, 1 Week and 1 Year. The app has now replaced the '1 Year' with the 'Always' option.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:35 am on 23 Oct
Streaming platform Quibi shutting down 6 months after launch
short by Pragya Swastik / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
US-based mobile-focused streaming platform Quibi is shutting down just over six months after launch following lower-than-expected viewership and downloads. Led by Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, it offers shows in 5-minute to 10-minute 'chapters'. It raised $1.75 billion in pre-launch funding from major Hollywood film studios including Walt Disney.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:30 am on 22 Oct
Gujarat-born US District Court Judge Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been selected to hear US Justice Department's antitrust case against Google. Mehta, appointed to the court in 2014, did his BA in Political Science and Economics from Georgetown University and JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. The 48-year-old was previously a partner at law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 22 Oct
Google Pixel 5 owners report gap between screen and body
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Oct 2020,Wednesday
Several owners of Google's latest Pixel 5 smartphone took to social media and Google's product support forums to report a gap between the smartphone's screen and body. While most users reported a gap near the front-facing camera, some noticed a gap near the SIM tray or along the top of the phone. Google has not commented on the issue yet.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:22 pm on 21 Oct
Facebook Dating launches in Europe after 8-month delay
short by Hiral Goyal / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Facebook has launched its dating service, Facebook Dating, in 32 European countries after the initial launch in February was postponed due to regulatory concerns. Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) had raised concerns saying no documentation regarding data protection impact assessment had been provided to them. Facebook Dating is available within the Facebook app as an opt-in feature.
short by Hiral Goyal / 04:55 pm on 23 Oct
Facebook India's Public Policy Head Ankhi Das was questioned for nearly two hours by the Joint Parliamentary Panel on the Personal Data Protection Bill, reports said. Facebook was reportedly asked about the revenue it generated and the percentage it spent on safeguards for data protection. Twitter and Amazon have been asked to appear before the committee on October 28.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:57 pm on 23 Oct
White House denies researcher hacked Trump's Twitter account
short by Hiral Goyal / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
The White House has denied Dutch cybersecurity researcher Victor Gevers' claims that he logged into Donald Trump's Twitter account by guessing his password, Forbes reported. A Twitter spokesperson also told Forbes that there is no evidence to support Gevers' claims and that the platform "proactively implemented account security measures for high-profile Twitter accounts".
short by Hiral Goyal / 08:11 pm on 23 Oct
Dr Reddy's Labs hit by cyberattack, isolates data centre services
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
Pharmaceutical major Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Thursday said it has isolated all its data centres services following a cyberattack. Its plants in US, UK, Brazil, India and Russia were impacted and shut, as per reports. The firm said it expects "all services to be up within 24 hours" and it doesn't foresee any major impact of the breach on operations.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 01:31 pm on 22 Oct
WhatsApp to allow users to shop directly from chats
short by Hiral Goyal / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Facebook's new update to WhatsApp Business will add an in-app shopping feature, allowing users to shop directly from the chats. The update will let users browse through a store's product catalogue, add items to their cart and place their order through the chat itself. This feature is currently not available in India but the company is planning on its expansion.
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:10 pm on 23 Oct
TCS in talks to buy Deutsche Bank's tech unit: Reports
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Postbank, a technology services unit of Deutsche Bank. Financial details of the proposed transaction aren’t known. TCS' potential takeover of Postbank's 1,400 employees will reportedly help Deutsche Bank reach its job-cuts target. The potential acquisition might be completed by the end of the year, as per reports.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 01:19 pm on 22 Oct
Amazon has issued a statement saying the company's inability to appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) may have been misconstrued and led to a misunderstanding. "We have utmost respect and regard for the important work being done by the JPC," Amazon added. BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi earlier said that coercive action could be taken if Amazon failed to appear.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:04 pm on 23 Oct
RBI bars payment firms from issuing new proprietary QR codes
short by Hiral Goyal / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Under the new guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India, it has barred payment system operators from issuing new proprietary Quick Response (QR) codes for payment transactions. It has also asked them to switch to at least one interoperable QR code by March 31, 2022. The measures are aimed at providing better user convenience due to interoperability, RBI said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 03:37 pm on 23 Oct
Facebook's Oversight Board has announced that Facebook and Instagram users can directly approach them if their content has been removed from the social media platforms or they have "exhausted the company's appeal process". The cases will be prioritised on the basis of its impact on the users, critical importance to public discourse and posts that raise questions about Facebook’s policies.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:13 pm on 23 Oct
China urges Sweden to 'correct wrong decision' after Huawei ban
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
China on Wednesday told Sweden to "correct its wrong decision" after the European country banned Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE from its 5G networks. China said the ban should be reversed to avoid a "negative impact...on the operations of Swedish companies in China". Swedish Prime Minister said the decision was for their own security and not aimed at China.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 09:10 am on 22 Oct
Facebook removes fraud networks using US elections to make profit
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
Facebook on Wednesday said it suspended fake accounts and pages from several countries that were posting spam about the US elections to gain clicks and money. The networks originated in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Albania and the Philippines among others. A Facebook official said the takedown was different from earlier instances since these were primarily about financial gains, not political.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 11:52 am on 22 Oct
Google has added its no-code development platform, AppSheet, to Google Workspace that allows users to create apps without writing a single line of code. Users can access the feature using Google Sheets, by selecting the "Open in AppSheet" option under "Tools". "AppSheet will take care of the coding part, analysing the data structure and creating a prototype app," Google wrote.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:26 pm on 23 Oct
Airbnb hires Apple’s ex-design chief Jony Ive and his new firm
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
Home rental platform Airbnb said on Thursday it is hiring Apple's former Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and his firm LoveFrom to build "a multi-year relationship to design the next generation of Airbnb products and services." Ive was at Apple from 1996 to 2019, and was at the helm of launching the iPhone, iMac and Apple Watch, among others.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 02:59 pm on 22 Oct
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