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YouTube
YouTube On Mobile Gets Loop Option For Playing Videos

Google-owned YouTube on mobile has reportedly gained a Loop video option allowing users to repeat their currently playing content for as long as they want.

Restrain WhatsApp From Implementing Privacy Policy: Centre To HC
WhatsApp Reiterates Its Stand On New Privacy Policy Till India Gets PDP Law

"We reiterate that we have already responded to the Government of India and assured them that the privacy of users remains our highest priority. As a reminder, the recent update does not change the privacy of people's personal messages."

Google
Google: Search Not Classified As Part Of New IT Rules

Google on Wednesday clarified that its Search engine is not classified to be part of the new IT intermediary guidelines 2021, urging the Delhi High Court to set aside an order that puts Google Search as part of the new IT rules.

Twitter
Twitter Introduces Stories-Like Ads In Fleets

In a bid to take on Facebook and Snapchat, Twitter has brought Stories-like vertical format, full-screen ads to its Fleets feature for the first time.

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Capgemini, Ericsson To Boost 5G Deployment Via Mumbai Lab

"The 5G lab will support our global clients and cater to four main industry categories namely Smart Factory, Smart Utilities, Smart City and Smart Retail to enhance the relevance of the Lab's use cases in the multisectoral paradigm,"

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5G To Grow Strongly Despite Radio Component Shortages: Report

The radio components include baseband processors, RF transceivers, power amplifiers, RF filters, switches, antenna tuners, drain modulators, tuners, and other RF front-end components.

Twitter Is Working On Facebook-Like Tweet Reactions View
Twitter Is Working On Facebook-Like Tweet Reactions View

Twitter paused its blue badge verification programme within a week of its launch, saying it is now rolling in verifications requests that have reached it.

WhatsApp
WhatsApp Won't Limit Functions If You Don't Accept New Policy

In a U-turn, WhatsApp has said that it will not limit functionalities for users who do not accept the new privacy policy that went into effect on May 15.

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Twitter Lists New Subscription-Based Service 'Twitter Blue' On iOS

Meanwhile, the Indian government has hit back hard at Twitter's latest statement raising concerns over the 'potential threat' to freedom of speech, saying that the microblogging platform is trying to dictate its terms in India, and also wants to undermine the country's legal system.

Facebook
Facebook To No Longer Remove Claims That COVID-19 Was Lab Made

Facebook has announced to push down all posts by users who repeatedly share misinformation and fake content across its platforms, as it expands its fact-checking programme to individuals from Pages, Groups, Instagram accounts and domains.

Twitter Takes Down 90-95% Of Accounts Listed By Indian Govt
Twitter Spaces Now Available On Desktop, Mobile Web Browsers

"Spaces are making their way to Twitter for web! Now you can join a Space to listen in, test out the new transcription design, and set reminders to join a scheduled Space."

Google
Google Rolls Out Redesigned Weather App On Android

Google Weather app on Android, which has received a redesign, is now beginning to roll out to those on the latest Search beta.

Facebook
Working Hard To Meet Indian IT Rules For Social Media: Facebook

With the deadline to comply with the new IT rules meant for big social media platforms in India ending on Tuesday, Facebook said that the company aims to comply with the provisions of the new intermediary guidelines and is working towards it.

Facebook & Twitter
Twitter, Facebook May Not Be Able To Operate In India From May 26

The deadline to comply with the new legal rules meant for big social media platforms, which were issued by the government three months ago, is ending on Tuesday, threatening the operations of the likes of Twitter in India.

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OPPO Begins To Deliver Its Products To Your Home Via WhatsApp

Smartphone brand OPPO on Monday announced home delivery of its products with a simple text on the WhatsApp app.

Microsoft Office For Android Gets Dark Mode
Microsoft Office For Android Gets Dark Mode

The latest Office app for Android will now automatically enable the dark mode if you have set that as a system preference on your Android device.

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Air India's Passenger Info Compromised In Global Data Breach

National carrier Air India on Friday reported that some information of its passengers has been compromised in a massive cyber data breach with its vendor SITA PSS.

Twitter
Twitter To Relaunch Blue Badge Verification With 6 Categories

"We're gradually rolling it out to everyone to ensure that we can review applications in a timely manner," the company said.

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Google Tests New Tool To 'Follow' Sites In Chrome On Android

Google is testing a new feature for its Chrome browser on Android that lets users "follow" sites to create an updating list of new content they publish.

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WhatsApp New Privacy Policy Row In India; Telegram Vouches For User Privacy

Telegram on Thursday reiterated that unlike many other messaging apps, it is not dependent on a third-party platform to store its user data that leads to an additional layer of security, thus eliminating the possibilities of a back-door access.

Microsoft Announces Retirement Of Iconic Internet Explorer On June 15
End Of An Era! Microsoft Announces Retirement Of Iconic Internet Explorer On June 15

"With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10."

Google
Google Unveils New Feature For Faster Connectivity

In a bid to make all devices work better together, tech giant Google has announced a new feature Fast Pair that helps make it easier and faster to connect to Bluetooth devices around.

Google Phone App Introduces Caller ID Announcement Feature, Know Steps To Enable
Google Phone App Introduces Caller ID Announcement Feature, Know Steps To Enable

The Caller ID announcement in the latest Google Phone build might be especially useful if you are listening to music or general audio and have it unceremoniously cut short due to a random incoming call.

PUBG
Pre-Registrations For PUBG's Indian Version Now Live On Play Store

South Korean video game developer Krafton on Tuesday announced that the pre-registration for PUBG's Indian version "Battlegrounds Mobile India" is now live on Google Play Store for fans in India.

Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams Available For Personal Use With Free Video Calls 24/7

Microsoft has launched the personal version of its communication app Teams for use among friends and families that offers all-day free video calling.