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Twitter’s live stream will track the solar eclipse across the US

By : CIOL Writers

Because, not every one of us has the privilege to travel to the US and witness the “once-in-a-lifetime celestial event,” in person, Twitter has teamed up with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s total solar eclipse that will cross the US from

Now video clickbait stories on Facebook News Feed will be demoted

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook which was often criticized for not doing enough to combat fake news on its platform, has launched two new updates that will limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. The posts being targeted are those that

Skype’s new design to arrive on desktop with a preview app

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft is launching a preview version Skype with a new desktop design available for users to try. Skype says that the new changes are made with the larger screen of the desktop in mind. Microsoft has tweaked group chats in

HBO’s Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked by OurMine

By : CIOL Writers

For HBO, it’s been a really tough month. Two weeks ago, HBO got hacked and its data got leaked; close to 1.5 TB of data got leaked online. Two episodes of the ongoing season 7 of Game of Thrones were

Indian Govt asks Google, Facebook and others to remove Blue Whale Challenge links

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of the recent incidents of suicides involving teens in India and other countries, the Indian government has issued a directive for the Internet majors like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft, and Yahoo to immediately delete the links of dangerous

Social media more preferred by professionals looking up for job opportunities

MUMBAI, INDIA: LinkedIn’s recent report, ‘Inside the Mind of Today’s Candidates‘ which provides insights into the behaviors, motivations, and preferences of professionals looking for jobs in India says that a high percentage of professionals use social media and digital platforms

Facebook undergoes makeover with circular profile pictures and no blue header

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to provide a cleaner user interface, Facebook has announced new updates to its News Feed that makes navigation easier and convenient. The first big change is the new comment thread on posts that will now look more like chat bubbles.

Facebook covertly launches a mobile app in China

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook, which has largely been banned in China since 2009, has found a way to sneak in the country. The social networking company has quietly launched an app called Colorful Balloons that behaves very much like company’s own Moments, according to a report by

Facebook acquires German computer vision startup Fayteq

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has acquired Fayteq, a small German startup that builds software add-ons for video editing. The news was first reported by German publication Deutsche Startups but was later confirmed by the social networking company itself. A note on Fayteq website now reads that its products and

Hike acquires Bangalore-based hardware startup Creo

By : CIOL Writers

Homegrown messaging and social media technology company Hike has acquired Creo, a Bangalore-based startup that has in the past released smartphones, media streaming dongles, and an operating system. Hike announced the acquisition in a short statement without disclosing the price of the

Has HBO offered to pay hackers $250K as a ‘bug bounty payment’?

By : CIOL Writers

HBO appears to have agreed to pay hackers $250000 who hacked their account and stole scripts, shows and employee information. The hackers released an email this week from HBO in which a company executive expressed willingness to pay them the

Snap’s Q2 earnings report was a big disappointment

By : CIOL Writers

Snap reported a worse-than-expected quarterly earnings as it missed Wall Street expectations on both fronts- revenue and user growth. Snap said its daily active users (DAUs) reached 173 million in the quarter ended June 30, with a 4.2 percent growth rate, slower

Facebook launches ‘Watch’ with original videos to rival YouTube and TV

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook‘s battle to become number one destination for original TV shows begins as it launched its redesigned video platform- Watch tab yesterday. It features original programming financed by Facebook, alongside videos from other creators, in a tab that will become personalized

Disney will launch its own streaming service in 2019

By : CIOL Writers

Disney has decided to end its distribution agreement with Netflix in 2019 and instead launch its own streaming service. The company says that its new streaming service would be built off technology from the Major League Baseball founded video streaming

Facebook shuts down its teen-focused social app Lifestage

By : CIOL Writers

While Sarahah is taking the social networking world by storm, another teen-focused social app, Lifestage is dying a slow death in another corner. Facebook‘s experimental “teens-only” app Lifestage, meant to be a Snapchat competitor has been pulled from the App Store, Business Insider reports. The

Have you downloaded Sarahah, the latest app sensation in town?

By : CIOL Writers

We have a new app-sensation in town that’s been spreading like wildfire. Meet Sarahah, an app that has been downloaded millions of times on Google Play and Apple’s App Store since its launch in June. The app allows users to search

HBO hackers demand multi-million ransom for Game of Thrones scripts

By : CIOL Writers

HBO hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online on Monday demanding millions of dollars in ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files, according to the Associated Press. In a five-minute video

Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld

By : CIOL Writers

Netflix has made its first ever acquisition by purchasing comic book company Millarworld for an undisclosed amount. Two of Millarworld’s best-known comics, “Kingsman” and “Kick-Ass” are not included in this deal. Mark Millar, a Scottish writer, and former Marvel employee

YouTube adds in-app chat feature for sharing videos

By : CIOL Writers

YouTube has added a new chat feature to its Android and iOS apps to allow users to share a video with friends and chat about it in a private thread. “Starting today, you can share videos with your friends and family

Google creates ‘Stamp’ inspired by Snapchat Discover

By : CIOL Writers

Google Alphabet recently announced a news product called ‘Stamp’ that would serve up articles in a mobile magazine-like design, which is quite similar to Snapchat‘s Discover service. Google Stamp is in the early stages of testing with the publishers. “The success of