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Viber launches ‘instant shopping’ feature to search products within the app

By : CIOL Writers

Joining the bandwagon of messaging platforms offering shopping features, Viber is the latest to adopt the strategy to enter in the e-commerce industry. Viber is launching a new “instant shopping” feature that allows users to search for products without leaving

Now Instagram users can post multiple photos and videos in single post

By : CIOL Writers

Instagram is rolling out the much-awaited feature of sharing up to 10 photos and videos in one single post. Instagram wrote in a blog post, “You no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience

Twitter launches custom profiles for business agents and customer support teams

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is introducing yet another feature to lure customers and business agents to use its platform to boost their business. After making it easier for customers to directly message businesses, and allowing companies to add a “send a private message” button

Snapchat Spectacles now available to buy online at $129.99

By : CIOL Writers

If you’ve been a fan of Snapchat’s cool Spectacles, we have some really good news for you. Well, the funky glasses are no longer limited to Snap’s vending machines and are openly available for $129.99 at online portal Spectacles.com. But

WhatsApp Status gets a Snapchat inspired makeover

By : CIOL Writers

After rolling out Snapchat’s Stories format for iOS beta users last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now completely ditching its old text-based status messages format for all the platforms. Yes, the Facebook is now copying the Stories format for the fourth

Twitter rolls out new feature, ‘Time Out’ to tackle online abuse

By : CIOL Writers

Though Twitter has been launching many features and initiatives to tackle online abuse, Twitter has been giving the pushbutton to users to block and report abusive content, until now. However, with the latest feature, Twitter is taking the control in

Facebook to allow job postings on its platform

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is the undisputed king in the social networking space. Zuckerberg’s team now wants a similar crown for itself in the business networking domain and is leaving no stones unturned to achieve it. After launching Marketplace in October that lets

WhatsApp adds Snapchat Stories’ format for status messages on iOS beta

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like Facebook isn’t yet done with Snapchat. After clone copying Snapchat’s ephemeral photo/video story option for Instagram, the social networking giant is now gearing up to roll out this feature for its messaging platform WhatsApp. According to a tweet

Facebook to roll out app to watch videos on Smart TVs

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is taking one step forward to make its platform and apps, a go-to place for the content creators to share videos. The social networking giant would be launching an app that allows the users to watch Facebook user-generated videos

Facebook is chasing record labels for music licensing deals

By : CIOL Writers

We are well aware of the importance of the video content for Facebook, and how the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to adopt the strategy for its future growth. Now, to further strengthen its video strategy, Facebook is chasing

India Inc warming up to the concept of tech-enabled hiring

BANGALORE, INDIA: The ubiquitous use of mobile has changed not only the way we shop and transact, but also the way organisations hire. According to TeamLease Hiring Landscape report, more than 85% of businesses across India use mobile phones for

Valentine’s Day: Don’t fall prey to online dating scams

MUMBAI, INDIA: According to the recently released Norton Mobile Survey, dating-based social networking is rapidly becoming the norm in India with about 38 percent of consumers admitting to have used online dating apps at some point in their lives. Clearly,

Pinterest hires Google’s Randy Keller as its head of search

By : CIOL Writers

With renewed focus on its visual discovery tools, Pinterest has made an important hire in the form of Google’s former image search veteran, Randy Keller, who led a team of 40 engineers at Google, according to his LinkedIn page. In

Twitter’s poor run continues in Q4, meagre 0.6pc growth in MAUs

By : CIOL Writers

After looking at Twitter Inc.’s disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report, one might think there’s little hope left for Twitter, but the micro-blogging platform seems to believe otherwise. “The whole world is watching Twitter. While we may not be currently meeting everyone’s

LinkedIn now provides ‘disable comment’ option to manage comments on long-form articles

By : CIOL Writers

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, social media is increasingly becoming a hostile space because of online abuse. In the light of such incidents, many platforms are taking initiatives to control and reduce online abuse. Making a move in this

Say hello to your new weather app, Facebook

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook started decades ago with just a few pictures; then it became the platform to check on others’ lives. Then the social media giant reformed the concept of video content and also took the role of the newsroom by landing

YouTube launches live-streaming feature on mobile devices

By : CIOL Writers

Live video is becoming a rage on social platforms, with companies like Twitter and Facebook embracing the concept of streaming live events. However, YouTube was being reluctant to adopt mobile live streaming. But that’s all about to change. YouTube has

Hootsuite acquires social media ads manager AdEspresso

By : CIOL Writers

After relaunching Hootsuite Ads, the social media management company Hootsuite has acquired AdEspresso. The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed. Founded in 2013, AdEspresso offers users a set of tools to create, A-B test, and post advertisements

Viber launches ‘Secret Messages’ to let users set timers to view photos, videos sent

By : CIOL Writers

Viber is addressing one of the bugging concerns of what happens to the photos, videos, or posts shared with a particular person. Well, there are always two options- either the posts end up with that receiver only, or they could

Snapchat parent files to go public on the New York Stock Exchange

By : CIOL Writers

Snapchat, which was launched in 2011 to allow users be casual and raw in the disappearing photos, is going public and it’s going to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as “SNAP.” The company is said to be