Twitter accounts of government officials and state-backed media will now be labeled
The social media giant will also stop amplifying accounts or tweets from state-backed media outlets on the home page, timeline or search through its recommendation algorithm.
Apple denies having an interest in buying TikTok
Even if Apple was interested, the deal would put the company in a complex situation where it has to balance pressure from both the US and China.
WhatsApp adds a search tool to let users check if a forwarded message is fake news
WhatsApp says that the content of a forwarded message is uploaded directly on the browser and the company doesn’t see its content.
Facebook is now a destination for official music videos and premiere of new content
The company is also introducing a new place in Facebook Watch where users can discover music based on genre, artist, mood or themed playlists.
Apple is now the most valuable publicly traded company on the planet
Apple released its third quarter financial report for the fiscal year 2020…
17-year old Florida teen arrested for being the mastermind behind Twitter’s massive hack
As per the US Department of Justice, the scam bitcoin account that was mentioned in the fraudulent tweets got transfers worth over $100,000.
Twitter is surveying users about a subscription-based model of its platform
Twitter is also asking users if they will pay to see lesser ads on social media, and how the audience will react to a paid version of the platform.
Apple’s new gift card is for ‘everything Apple’, both hardware and software
The older Apple Store Gift Cards and the App Store & iTunes Gift Cards will continue to be valid, but they are no longer up for purchase on Apple’s website.
Adobe introduces a host of ‘.new’ browser shortcuts to make working with PDFs easier
The new browser shortcuts introduced by Adobe include PDF.new to quickly convert a file or image into a PDF file, Sign.new, JPGtoPDF.new and more.
Google Maps and Search listings now show a Black-owned business attribute
The attribute is identifiable by a round icon with three rust-toned lines running diagonally across it and a black heart in the middle.
CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience, kicks off on January 6
You’ll be able to watch all the announcements from the comfort of your home, but an all-digital format is a lost opportunity for participating brands.
Google app adds a Lens shortcut directly in the search bar
Lens integration is definitely a useful addition in the Google app and will make it easier to perform a quick image search or copying text from an image.
Samsung Pay debit card created in collaboration with SoFi is now available in the US
Samsung says there won’t be any account fees, overdraft fees or transfer fees for creating an account, and there will be exclusive rewards as well.
Twitter is exploring a subscription-based model that might be tested later this year
CEO Jack Dorsey added that the company has set “a really high bar for when we would ask consumers to pay for aspects of Twitter.”
Messenger Rooms now lets you broadcast live on Facebook
You can now go live alongside up to 50 people directly from Messenger Rooms.
Spotify debuts video podcasts for free and premium users
Spotify’s video podcasts will be available for free and premium users across the world on both mobile and desktop.
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Twitter says no passwords were accessed after the massive cryptocurrency scam hack
The social media giant revealed that some of its employees with access to internal systems and tools were targeted to execute the attack.
Grammarly’s advanced editing tools arrive on Google Docs alongside a nifty sidebar
Three new editing suggestions – clarity, engagement, and delivery – are now making their way to Google Docs via the browser extension.
Twitter makes it easier to access DMs on the web
The company has begun rolling out a dedicated Messages tab that is always present as a collapsible window in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Twitter accounts of Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and more hacked to promote Bitcoin scam
I’ll double the Bitcoin donation you send me in the next 30 mins. Well, no thanks!
Google reveals a major Gmail redesign with deeper Meet, Chat and Docs integration
Google essentially wants to turn Gmail into a one-stop-shop for all your work needs and the goal is to bring all productivity apps in one place.
Reddit finally brings support for native image galleries
Users will only be allowed to add 20 photos in an image gallery, but the company plans to add support for more media types such as videos and GIFs soon.
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Reliance announces Jio tv+ with content from over 12 global OTT platforms
At the 43rd Annual General Meeting (RIL-AGM) today, Reliance had a slew…
HUAWEI reports 13.1% revenue boost in the first half of 2020 despite COVID-19 impact
The company said it brought in CNY 454 billion (~ $64.9 billion) in revenue during H1 2020, while the net profit stood at 9.2% of that figure.
Google announces new skill training programs to help people get high-paying jobs
The company is also offering 100,000 need-based scholarships to help applicants complete its new career certificate courses.