Department of Justice calls Google ‘monopolist’ in its antitrust lawsuit
Google argues that the antitrust lawsuit is deeply flawed, and that it doesn’t square with either the facts or the law.
US Justice Department to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google: Reports
DOJ will reportedly accuse Google of abusing its dominant market position to stifle competition and engaging in anti-competitive practices.
Google
Google Search, Lens, and Maps get new features to make your pandemic life easier
Busyness information will now be shown directly on Google Maps without even searching for a place, and while on the move as well.
Google Vote
Google Assistant and Search get new features to help voters
If performing a web search sounds like a hassle, a simple “Hey Google, where do I vote?” voice query will be enough to get you started.
Onzoom
Zoom unveils OnZoom platform to let users host paid online events
OnZoom has started to roll out as a public beta platform, but is only available for paid Zoom users as of now.
Carl Pei
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company, claim multiple reports
Carl Pei is leaving OnePlus and now reportedly plans to focus on his own venture, contrary to rumors that he might join Samsung.
Twitter
Twitter wants you to quote tweet instead of retweeting, will restrict tweet actions
All Trends in the “For You” tab will include a description to tell Twitter users why exactly a particular topic or person is trending.
Google Chrome
Google boosts the security of Chrome browser for Android and iOS
Chrome v86 on iOS adds support for Face ID, Touch ID and device passcode that has to be entered before autofill password jumps into action
Google Meet won’t limit the duration of your calls to 60 minutes until March next year
Google Meet app for Android and iOS has also received the noise cancellation feature that was rolled out for the web version back in June.
Facebook’s new Accounts Center will let you cross-share posts and stories on Instagram
The Facebook Accounts Center will also let users enter their Facebook Pay information only once and automatically carry it over to Instagram.
Twitter is expanding its ‘read an article before retweeting’ prompt globally
Twitter says that its experiment proved successful as the number of people who actually read an article before retweeting it rose by 33%.
Amazon launches its game streaming service called Luna, and here’s everything we know
Luna is currently in the early access phase and is available solely on an inivte-only basis exclusively in the US market.
LinkedIn redesign
LinkedIn now has Stories too, gets a major redesign with a ton of useful new features
LinkedIn now lets users switch from messaging to video call with one click during a text exchange, and a dark mode is coming soon as well.
Everyone is doing stories, so Pinterest now has its own version too
Called Story Pins, they won’t disappear after 24 hours and can be pinned to your board like regular posts.
Facebook is giving creators more control over the usage of their images
Creators can choose to monitor the usage of their images, block it or attribute the right credit via an ownership link on the post.
Apple Store online is finally launching in India on September 23
You can buy Apple products, customize your Mac, purchase Apple Care+, get students discounts, and avail assistance from the online store.
Twitter boosts account security protocols to avoid election period disasters
Twitter will prompt owners of ‘high-profile’ accounts to activate 2FA and will automatically enable its Password Reset Protection.
Google brings artists J. Balvin, Ellie Goulding and Grimes to teach you about art and culture
Can a top musician finally make you pay attention in an art and culture class about famous paintings and their deep interpretations?
YouTube launches its own TikTok rival called YouTube Shorts in India
YouTube Shorts should be 15 seconds or less, and there will also be an option to speed up or slow down the speed of your clips.
Google’s experimental Fundo platform is now open for all creators to host paid online events
Fans can have a 1-on-1 chat and even pose for photos with their favorite creator for a virtual photobooth experience.
Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio could launch Android-powered low-cost phones in December
The low-cost Jio phones could set a major challenge to Chinese vendors such as Xiaomi and BBK Electronics.
Facebook now lets you move photos and videos to Dropbox
In addition to Dropbox, the social media company’s data transfer tool also allows movement of media to Koofr and Google’s Photos.
Google Images will show licensing information for photos to promote responsible usage
Google says the changes have been made to clearly tell users who are the creator or copyright holders of an image.
Facebook tests linking user profiles with news subscriptions to end repeated sign-ins
Facebook says repeated log-ins are a major pain point for everyone, and the new account linking tool ends it by introducing a persistent login experience.
Facebook is bringing its dedicated news section to more countries including India
The social media titan is considering the UK, Germany, France, India and Brazil for the wider rollout of its news service.