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Facebook rolls out redesigned version of Trending Topics for iOS

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Last year, Facebook received a lot of criticism for promoting biased and fake news. After spending more than a year to improve its algorithm, Facebook has finally unveiled a redesigned version of its “Trending Topics” section to give users a variety of

Facebook introduces a private chat option to livestream with friends

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According to Facebook, people comment on Live videos ten times more than regular videos, which we’re sure is, always overwhelming. To help you avoid the visual spam and have more meaningful interactions on these videos, Facebook has added a new

Orkut’s Hello is expected to hit Indian users soon

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In 2004, when Google launched the social networking site, Orkut gave us the first glimpse of the dominating form of internet. Though it went off successfully, Orkut was slowly strangulated to death in 2014 by Facebook’s raging popularity. However, Orkut’s

Instagram & Snapchat, the most detrimental social networking app for teenagers: Study

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While social media platforms are proving out to be a boon for business owners, on the other end, it is leaving a negative effect on teenagers. We all knew it, but now we have numbers to prove the fact. According

Facebook Messenger gets a makeover for improved navigation

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In a bid to make the Messenger experience more organised and easy, Facebook has given its messaging platform a makeover. The update introduces new tabs to the top of Messenger’s main screen for moving between your messages, active contacts, and groups.

Instagram rolls out Snapchat-like augmented reality ‘Face Filters’

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Facebook has finally brought the last and the only feature that was yet to be copied from Snapchat to Instagram. Instagram rolled out a selection of augmented reality ‘Face Filters’, including furry koala ears, math equations swirling around your head,

Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony and others join the grand AI partnership club

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Adding more ammunition to the grand AI alliance, Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to share best practices and communicating openly

Snapchat’s fuel machine: High GDPs, high-end smartphones and young blood

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What if Snapchat is mere 1/8th the size of Facebook; the ephemeral photo sharing app never considered itself part of the rat-race. Snapchat isn’t aiming for Mars or running after any milestones, it’s for a special coterie- High GDPs, high-end

Users may quit WhatsApp if they feel privacy is breached: Facebook to SC

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Responding to a petition filed by two Indian students over privacy concerns with Facebook-owned WhatsApp, Facebook counsel K K Venugopal told a Supreme court bench, that, “Those who find the new privacy policy irksome or violative of their fundamental rights, can quit. We’ve

Facebook Messenger Lite app now available in 132 countries

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Though Snapchat‘s user figure might be a fraction of Facebook’s but Mark Zuckerberg never underestimates his rivals. Apparently, Facebook is doing every bit to tap on developing world markets that Snapchat is yet to reach. Hence, Facebook has announced a global expansion

Google updates Search tool to take on fake news

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After launching multiple initiatives, Google is now turning to its most powerful weapon to combat fake news- Search, where it receives something around 5.5 billion search queries per day. The Search giant has announced some structural changes to its renowned search engine,

Facebook Lite gets reactions; special camera effects for Indian users

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Facebook has added a couple of new features to Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of its mobile app aimed at markets with slow connectivity. At its “Facebook: A Place to Connect” event organised in New Delhi, the social networking giant announced rolling

J&K govt bans Facebook, WhatsApp and others social media platforms in the valley

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended all social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the wake of widespread students’ unrest in the valley. The government order, released on Wednesday, said that anti-social elements were “misusing” social

Pinterest killing its ‘Like’ button because it isn’t a social network

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Pinterest wants you to know that it isn’t a social network like Facebook or Instagram. And to prove that point, the visual discovery startup is killing off its “Like” button claiming that people often confuse it with the ‘Save’ button despite the fact

Beware! Group admins on WhatsApp or Facebook could be jailed for sharing fake news

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If you are a group admin on WhatsApp or Facebook, you better be careful, because now it’s officially a criminal offence to spread rumours on social media. Offensive posts—such as rumours, fake news, morphed photographs and videos with fabricated narratives—circulated through

Twitter is testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets

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Twitter has been on different experimenting modes lately, all to increase its user base. After testing paid version of Tweetdeck, the micro-blogging site is now testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets around real-life events and conversations in your timeline.

Jugnoo launches hyperlocal content platform, AskLocal

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Chandigarh-based Jugnoo has launched AskLocal, a geo-location based, hyper-local content platform for users, to access locally relevant information. With this, Jugnoo, better known for its vast auto rickshaw network is introducing a new way to connect within cities based on relevant content,

Facebook’s secretive Building 8 is working on brain-computer interface

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Following in the footsteps of Tesla’s Elon Musk, who aims to connect your brain with a computer, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook’s Building 8 – a secretive research lab which was launched last year – is building a brain-computer interface that

Facebook announces second generation of its Surround 360 video camera

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Mark Zuckerberg has been unequivocal about his company’s VR push. Marking Facebook’s deeper dive into the VR technology, the social network announced the second generation of its Surround 360 video camera design at F8 conference yesterday. The new camera is shaped

More than 160 tech companies file brief against Donald Trump’s latest immigration ban

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Its 162 tech firms against Donald Trump. Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft, Snap and 150 other tech companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March. The