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Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

Once WhatsApp and Instagram (and Oculus) became sufficiently big, it was time to integrate these properties into the larger Facebook machine

04 Oct 2020 10:32 PM

Pandemic opens global opportunity for maths teacher taking classes on Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp

Students watch Basirat Olamide Ajayi’s short math videos—no more than 5 minutes long—and respond to her questions.

07 Sep 2020 5:54 PM

Rahul Gandhi: International media has exposed FB-WhatsApp's assault on India's democracy

Ruling party's IT cell head Amit Malviya alleged a

01 Sep 2020 7:28 PM

Tech This Week | The UPI payments space is in for its biggest shift yet

Earlier this week, the Competition Commission of India dismissed an anti-trust case against WhatsApp Pay.

22 Aug 2020 2:45 PM

Debunking rumours of profiteering off the pandemic, Bill Gates wants to get the truth out

Fabricated news articles crafted by conspiracy theorists targeting Gates have gained traction online with hundreds of thousands of believers

24 Jul 2020 5:22 PM

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Blow to Facebook as Brazil suspends WhatsApp digital payments just a week after launch

Brazil’s central bank said the payments platform was anti-competitive and there were concerns over data privacy.

24 Jun 2020 6:06 PM

Soon expected to launch in India, WhatsApp payments become available in Brazil

Stalled by regulatory hurdles, plans are afoot to integrate WhatsApp services with JioMart to take on rivals Paytm, PhonePe and Google Pay.

16 Jun 2020 5:11 PM

JioMart, self-declared as a kirana store aggregator, launches in 200 cities without them

Grocery is 70% of Indian retail market, with 90% driven by neighbourhood shops. Will Reliance include them, subdue them or wipe them out?

26 May 2020 5:54 PM

YouTube, WhatsApp abound with conspiracy theories accusing Bill Gates of starting the virus outbreak

In recent months, 5G networks and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros have also been blamed for creating COVID-19

18 May 2020 10:09 PM

Ecommerce makes lockdown bearable in rest of India but Kashmir netpreneurs suffer without 4G

The Supreme Court last week refused to direct the government to restore high speed internet in the Valley.

17 May 2020 9:23 PM

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Paper currency now seen as a COVID risk, former RBI man says banks should take to Whatsapp

Reliance Jio, with its new ties to Facebook , already hopes to use Whatsapp for cash transactions. Banks should jump on that bandwagon too.

15 May 2020 10:17 PM

Oppo to resume production at 30 pc capacity, will accept orders through WhatsApp, SMS

The company is also offering warranty on new phones up to Rs 2,599, as well cashback and EMI schemes till May 31.

07 May 2020 6:44 PM

Get Aarogya Setu from Google, Apple app stores only, Pakistan collecting data via fake links: Police

Some people have been receiving malicious links via WhatsApp and SMS, the police said in its cyber security alert

06 May 2020 6:11 PM

Now order your meds by WhatsApp

Supply arrangements with India Post have been made for delivery of medicines to the remotely located stores

05 May 2020 3:15 PM

Users added aplenty but Google, Facebook, and Twitter lose ad revenues amid covid lockdowns

As travel and shopping shut down, advertising on the three platforms plummeted, but now as lockdown curbs begin to ease, things may look up

01 May 2020 8:01 PM

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Reliance JioMart begins using WhatsApp for grocery deliveries in Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan

The deal with Facebook will help Ambani set up a digital platform to take on Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart

27 Apr 2020 10:28 PM

Searches for child sexual abuse material spike, NCPCR sends notice to Google, WhatsApp, Twitter

A recent report by India Child Protection Fund showed that there has been a surge in searches for child sexual abuse material amid lockdown

26 Apr 2020 10:51 PM

Facebook introduces Messenger Rooms allowing video calls with 50 friends, in alternative to Zoom

Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can join a Messenger Rooms video chat

25 Apr 2020 12:56 PM

Now WhatsApp video call can have 8 participants; Centre offers Rs 1 cr prize to build homegrown Zoom

WhatsApp's earlier limit was four callers; Centre's innovation challenge encourages developers to build an alternative videoconferencing app

21 Apr 2020 3:16 PM

WhatsApp limits forwards to one chat at a time in India to halt spread of coronavirus misinformation

The messaging app earlier restricted forwards to five chats but it did not prove effective enough against the spread of fake news

07 Apr 2020 2:04 PM

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