Tag "Twitter"

The Decline, Fall & TikTokification of the Social Media Empire

By : Sunil Rajguru

Does anyone remember Orkut? This was a social media website launched in 2004 by Orkut Büyükkökten, a Google employee. For some reason this became a craze in India and Brazil. It was the hottest social media property in India and

Yet another Indian tech CEO, now at Twitter

By : Sunil Rajguru

Indian American Parag Agrawal heads Twitter; Trump still looks to his own social media network & an electric scooter under 50K. Will India actually ban Bitcoin? (Ep-51, November 26) Paytm is no bull in the market (Ep-50, November 19) Nykaa

Social Media flux continues

By : Sunil Rajguru

A lot of churn in social media, UPI roars back with records & the billionaires’ space race. Bitcoin’s 414th obituary? (Ep-37, May 21) Crypto flavour of the season (TNTW Ep-37. May 14) PUBG returns in new avatar (Ep-35, May 7)

New CxO Appointments in July 2021

By : Laxitha Mundhra

Here is an updated list of all important appointments in IT organizations in India for July 2021. Here is an updated list of all important appointments in IT organizations in India for July 2021. 1. Zupee has appointed Gaurav Mehta as

Twitter to test Professional Profiles along with other paid products

By : Laxitha Mundhra

Twitter has officially announced that it is testing its new Professional Profiles feature with some US brands. The new feature will provide a way for brands to present themselves on the platform. It will have dedicated tools like product portfolio,

Twitter has held talks to acquire Clubhouse for $4 Billion: Report

By : CIOL Bureau

Micro-messaging app Twitter was in talks to acquire audio-only chat app Clubhouse for $4 Billion, reported Bloomberg on Wednesday. Both the companies have not commented on the matter, but people familiar with the matter suggest that the deal is closeted.

Florida Teen who led the Twitter Bitcoin Scam via Apple, Musk, Gates’ accounts, jailed for 3 years

By : CIOL Bureau

On July 15, 2020, the Twitter accounts of many prominent personalities displayed a singular message. “Give me your bitcoin and I will double it”. People even fell for the scam and collectively lost more than $100,000 in the cryptocurrency. In a

The Big Picture of Indian Politics, Politicians and Social Media

By : Laxitha Mundhra

In her recent article Nidhi Razdan pointed out a few drawbacks of the Congress Government and all their social media handles went berserk on her. They called her out as BJP bhakt and whatnot, but that’s beside the point [or

Twitter starts rolling out voice DMs in India, Brazil and Japan

By : CIOL Bureau

In early October 2020, Twitter had introduced a feature of voice tweet. Now, you can also send voice messages in DM on Twitter. The voice message feature will let you send a voice message through DM. Further, the company has

Modi vs Jack & Koo vs Twitter

By : Sunil Rajguru

Twitter​ and India fight it out over the farmers’ protests, new Indian OTT​ regime in the offing and Tesla​ boosts Bitcoin​, good news for other cryptocurrencies​ too. Digital Budget for post-Covid India (Ep-23, Feb 5) When a sub-Reddit & an

Twitter alternative Koo App is leaking user data confirms French Hacker; CEO Responds

By : Laxitha Mundhra

The Koo app has recently gained momentum as many Government officials, including Union Minister Piyush Goyal, have made the shift to Koo. Winner of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge, the Koo app, is available in 11 Indian languages. Similar

Made In India Twitter Alternative Koo gets a big boost 10 months post-launch

By : CIOL Bureau

In March 2020, Aparameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka started a Made In India Twitter alternative – Koo. The app has recently gained momentum as many Government officials, including Union Minister Piyush Goyal, have made the shift to Koo. Winner of the Aatmanirbhar

Twitter permanently suspends @realDonaldTrump account

By : Laxitha Mundhra

Twitter has a policy where it verifies debatable tweets. That is, the company, in its blog of Twitter rules states “We assess reported Tweets from world leaders against the Twitter Rules. These ensure that people can participate in the public

Big Tech Monopoly over Internet: Think India invites article on “Freedom of Speech” by Nov 30

By : CIOL Bureau

Think India is a pan-India organization established to bring together the best talent of the country and to infuse in them a ‘Nation-First’ attitude. The organization seeks to develop solution-based thinking and inspire young India to serve society. It also

PM Modi’s personal website Twitter account @narendramodi_in gets hacked; retrieved

By : CIOL Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s additional Twitter account was hacked between September 2 and 3. The twitter account is linked to his personal website. Tweets appeared urging followers to make donations to ‘PM National Relief Fund for COVID-19’ through cryptocurrency and

Twitter hack & Jio’s 5G dreams

By : Sunil Rajguru

Twitter saw one of the most high-profile attacks ever, but was it just about Bitcoin? 5G could finally take off with Jio’s plans and Google’s $10 billion India investment. A brief round-up of the major stories of the week… Last

Obama, Biden, Musk, Kanye West, Apple and other’s Twitter accounts hacked in a bitcoin scam; Twitter responds

By : CIOL Bureau

The Twitter accounts of high profile figures and corporations, including former United States President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Rapper Kanye West and his family, Mike Bloomberg, Uber

Amazon India and Twitter will allow employees to work from home till October

By : CIOL Bureau

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the world economy. Employees have to work-from-home for their companies. This makes it harder, but companies need to prioritise the health of workers. In the same case, Amazon India and Twitter have allowed their employees

Twitter provided a front row seat to the world’s largest democratic election with a record 396 million Tweets for #LokSabhaElections2019

By : CIOL Bureau

Over the last several months, candidates and citizens made Twitter the destination for breaking news and real-time public discussions about the #LokSabhaElections2019. The world’s largest and longest democratic election spanned six weeks and culminated in Counting Day when India determined

Twitter India unveils latest #PowerOf18 election 2019 Research on first time eligible voters

By : CIOL Bureau

Twitter is about serving the public conversation, highlighting what’s happening in the world and enabling people to talk about it right now. As part of its youth engagement initiative #PowerOf18, Twitter India unveils new research findings today specific to first