Aryan Prakash

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WhatsApp to roll out mute shortcut for group chats: Report

WhatsApp has already unveiled the ability to automatically disable notifications for large groups on the beta version two weeks ago. The mute shortcut for group chats feature is under development and will be unveiled in the future update of WhatsApp desktop beta.

The messaging platform rolls out features from time to time for a user-friendly experience
The messaging platform rolls out features from time to time for a user-friendly experience
Published on Nov 27, 2022 04:08 PM IST

Elon Musk announces ‘Verified’ next Friday, colour ticks for govt, individuals

The billionaire took to Twitter to announce the subscription plans for companies, government and individuals.

An image of Elon Musk is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration.(REUTERS file)
An image of Elon Musk is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration.(REUTERS file)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 03:54 PM IST

‘Doesn’t it kinda run itself?': Twitter user's query to Musk on shutdown rumours

In a written communication to employees, Musk wrote they “will need to be extremely hardcore” to build “a breakthrough Twitter 2.0” and that long hours at high intensity will be needed for success.

Musk wrote that employees “will need to be extremely hardcore” to build “a breakthrough Twitter 2.0”(AP file)
Musk wrote that employees “will need to be extremely hardcore” to build “a breakthrough Twitter 2.0”(AP file)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 10:58 AM IST

‘Crying it out…’: SUGAR CEO Vineeta Singh on emotional outburst at workplace

SUGAR Cosmetics co-founder and chief executive officer Vineeta Singh often shares her views on social media on a wide range of issues like women equality, entrepreneurship, startups etc. She is also a judge on reality TV show Shark Tank India, guiding aspiring entrepreneurs.

Vineeta Singh, co-founder and CEO of Sugar Cosmetics.
Vineeta Singh, co-founder and CEO of Sugar Cosmetics.
Published on Nov 15, 2022 02:37 PM IST

‘Less costly…’: at HTLS, RBI governor backs digital currency

The Reserve Bank of India in a statement had announced that the e-rupee will be test launched for retail use in select users and locations within a month.

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das speaks at the HT Leadership Summit
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das speaks at the HT Leadership Summit
Published on Nov 12, 2022 04:09 PM IST

‘World wants India…': Vedanta boss on PM Modi, Foxconn and Young India at HTLS

Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit said the world wants India remain a market and not a manufacturer.

Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022
Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022
Published on Nov 12, 2022 02:23 PM IST

From Amber Heard to model Gigi Hadid, 5 celebrities who have quit Musk's Twitter

Elon Musk's Twitter buyout has left several celebrities leaving the microblogging platform.

Actor Amber Heard (left) and model Gigi Hadid.
Actor Amber Heard (left) and model Gigi Hadid.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 03:31 PM IST

3 Indians featured in Asia's 20 Asia Power businesswomen

According to Forbes website, the 20 women business leaders were ranked for their achievements in their current role of running a business with sizeable revenue and demonstrating strong leadership throughout their career.

Emcure Pharma executive director Namita Thapar (left), Mamaearth co-founder Ghazal Alagh and SAIL chairperson Soma Mondal.(Forbes)
Emcure Pharma executive director Namita Thapar (left), Mamaearth co-founder Ghazal Alagh and SAIL chairperson Soma Mondal.(Forbes)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 01:09 PM IST

Tweeples are abandoning Musk's Twitter for this social media platform

Mastodon is founded by German-born Eugene Rochko who began to code the platform in 2016 after he became ‘disillusioned with Twitter’

In his blog, Rochko says the platform is used to publish 500-character posts called ‘Toots’ with pictures, texts, polls, videos to the followers and also follow ‘interesting people’.
In his blog, Rochko says the platform is used to publish 500-character posts called ‘Toots’ with pictures, texts, polls, videos to the followers and also follow ‘interesting people’.
Published on Nov 07, 2022 06:16 PM IST

Is India's IT workforce ready for embracing new age 5G technology?

Amit D Mishra, co-founder and chief executive officer of talent upskill firm iMocha, spoke to Hindustan Times on a wide range of issues including upskill programmes for 5G technology, talent re-skill and of course, moonlighting.

That every auction is different is a cliché. Success depends on several factors, including the demand and supply of spectrum, the number of operators, and economic conditions. All these dynamic factors make auctions dissimilar. But is the 5G auction significantly different from the others? Indeed, it is. (Shutterstock)
That every auction is different is a cliché. Success depends on several factors, including the demand and supply of spectrum, the number of operators, and economic conditions. All these dynamic factors make auctions dissimilar. But is the 5G auction significantly different from the others? Indeed, it is. (Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 10:02 AM IST

Not just blue tick fee, Musk's Twitter is planning these paid services for users

With his eyes set on earning advertising revenue, Elon Musk and his close advisers have roped in product reams to brainstorm on how to quickly bring in money.

Elon Musk's photo is seen through a Twitter logo in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Elon Musk's photo is seen through a Twitter logo in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 05:27 PM IST

‘Power to the people’, tweets Elon Musk as he stays defiant on $8 blue tick fee

The Twitter boss has been devising new ways for Twitter to make money after his buyout, which include the job cuts and the $8 fee for verification badge.

Twitter owner Elon Musk.(AP file)
Twitter owner Elon Musk.(AP file)
Updated on Nov 05, 2022 10:42 AM IST

Elon Musk's new jet costs 643 crore, can accommodate 19 passengers: Report

Elon Musk's new private jet is said to be offering the most spacious cabin in the history, is expected to be delivered by next year. This new plane can accommodate 19 people and can fly at a height of 51,000 feet.

Elon Musk calls himself Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator. .(Reuters)
Elon Musk calls himself Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator. .(Reuters)
Published on Nov 04, 2022 03:16 PM IST

From scrapping ‘days of rest’ to Vine revival, 5 things Musk is doing at Twitter

Elon Musk, who now calls himself as the ‘Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator', has opted for a complete overhaul of the social media company.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter last week.(AFP)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter last week.(AFP)
Published on Nov 04, 2022 02:24 PM IST

‘Why would you buy…’: Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath on India's housing market

Pointing out that the residential rental yield is 3 per cent which is nowhere near beating inflation, Kamath said that whenever the black money problem is resolved in India, the housing market will be most affected.

Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath.(Mint file)
Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath.(Mint file)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 06:06 PM IST

YouTube unveils Pinch to Zoom, Precision seeking features | 10 points

YouTube said the users shouldn't worry as the platform they know and have been using for past 17 years is still at its core.

YouTube said it wanted to add vibrancy to the apps without detracting from the viewers' habits(AFP)
YouTube said it wanted to add vibrancy to the apps without detracting from the viewers' habits(AFP)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 04:23 PM IST

WhatsApp says it banned 26.85 lakh Indian accounts in September this year

Like other social media platforms, WhatsApp releases its monthly report detailing the action it took keeping in mind the safety of users. The report is published under India Monthly Report under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

Talking about tackling abuse on WhatsApp, the Meta-owned messaging platform said it also deploys tools and resources to prevent harmful behaviour.
Talking about tackling abuse on WhatsApp, the Meta-owned messaging platform said it also deploys tools and resources to prevent harmful behaviour.
Published on Nov 01, 2022 05:46 PM IST

With Vine revival, is Twitter owner Elon Musk gearing to take on TikTok?

Days after acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk ran a poll on the social media platform he owns now. “Bring back Vine?” he asked his followers.

A phone screen displays a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo.(AFP)
A phone screen displays a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 03:36 PM IST

GST collections up by 16.6% to 1.52 lakh crore in October, says Centre

The government said GST revenue for October 2022 is the second highest monthly collection after April.

The monthly GST revenues have been more than the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.4 lakh crore mark for eight months in a row. (Representative Image)
The monthly GST revenues have been more than the 1.4 lakh crore mark for eight months in a row. (Representative Image)
Published on Nov 01, 2022 12:40 PM IST

Elon Musk on reports of $20 fee for Twitter blue tick: ‘We need to pay…’

In many announcements after Twitter buyout, Musk said the verification process was being revamped. Several media reports claimed the microblogging giant would charge a monthly fee of $20 fee from the users who have a blue tick. The users would get 90 days to subscribe to the blue tick verification.

Elon Musk's photo is seen through a Twitter logo in this illustration.(REUTERS)
Elon Musk's photo is seen through a Twitter logo in this illustration.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 01, 2022 12:15 PM IST

‘Tantalising carrot’: Elon Musk on receiving auto-generated mail from Twitter

Ever since he took control of Twitter last Thursday, Musk is making sweeping changes to the social media platform.

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk is making sweeping changes in the microblogging platform after acquiring it last Thursday.(AP file)
Twitter's new owner Elon Musk is making sweeping changes in the microblogging platform after acquiring it last Thursday.(AP file)
Updated on Oct 31, 2022 04:18 PM IST

Centre issues fresh warning to Google Chrome users, says ‘remote attacker…’

According to Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, the software affected include Google Chrome versions prior to 107.0.5304.62 for Mac, versions prior to 107.0.5304.68 for Linux and the versions prior to 07.0.5304.62/63 for Windows.

According to CERT-IN, multiple vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome
According to CERT-IN, multiple vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome
Published on Oct 31, 2022 01:00 PM IST

Want a secure retirement life? 5 tips by Zerodha co-founder you shouldn't ignore

Zerodha co-founder Nithin Kamath offers valuable lessons to the young blokes, citing that the technological developments have led to the retirement age dropping to 50 and life expectancy going up to 80 due to medical advancement.

Zerodha co-founder Nithin Kamath(Twitter/Nithin Kamath)
Zerodha co-founder Nithin Kamath(Twitter/Nithin Kamath)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 06:39 PM IST

Man emails Tim Cook after Apple Watch saves his life in an accident: Report

It was on October 15 when Nolan Abel met with an accident after he lost control of his car. His car speeding at 70 miles per hour hit an electric pole at 3:30 am.

Apple watch 8 series was launched at Apple Far out event.(Apple)
Apple watch 8 series was launched at Apple Far out event.(Apple)
Updated on Oct 29, 2022 11:59 AM IST

Why is Spotify shutting offices globally next week?

Spotify’s third-quarter ad revenue increased 19%, but the company said sales were slower than expected due to a “challenging macro environment.”

The Stockholm-based audio streaming platform recalled the 2021 Wellness Week it had observed, stating that some employees travelled to new countries while others connected with old friends(Reuters file photo)
The Stockholm-based audio streaming platform recalled the 2021 Wellness Week it had observed, stating that some employees travelled to new countries while others connected with old friends(Reuters file photo)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 03:41 PM IST

‘Remote attacker…’: Centre issues warning on Apple iOS & Ipad OS

The Indian Computer Emergency Response System (CERT-IN), an agency under the ministry of electronics and information technology has issued a ‘High’ severity warning for Apple iOS and iPadOS users.

The Centre said a remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by persuading a victim to open a specially crafted file or application
The Centre said a remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by persuading a victim to open a specially crafted file or application
Published on Oct 26, 2022 05:00 PM IST

With 3 crore/day donations, Shiv Nadar named most generous Indian. Full list

Among the women, Rohini Nilekani emerged as the most generous woman philanthropist with a donation of ₹120 crore. Leena Gandhi Tewari and Anu Aga donated ₹21 crore and ₹20 crore respectively.

Wipro founder Azim Premji, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and HCL founder Shiv Nadar.
Wipro founder Azim Premji, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and HCL founder Shiv Nadar.
Published on Oct 20, 2022 05:33 PM IST

Received link to a ‘Diwali gift'? It could be a Chinese phishing attack

The Computer Emergency Response Team, a nodal agency under the ministry of electronics and information technology, has issued a warning to users against phishing attacks this Diwali.

The CERT-IN warned that the threat actor is targeting women and asking them to share links among peers over their social media accounts(Getty Images/ Representational photo)
The CERT-IN warned that the threat actor is targeting women and asking them to share links among peers over their social media accounts(Getty Images/ Representational photo)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 04:13 PM IST

Apple launches latest iPad in India at 44,900. Check details, specifications

Apple iPad is equipped with a 10.9 inch liquid retina display and a 2360x1640 pixel resolution. This time, Apple has removed Touch Id with the 2022 model.

Apple's latest iPad.(Apple website)
Apple's latest iPad.(Apple website)
Published on Oct 19, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Is your WhatsApp account banned by mistake? Follow these steps to recover it

The messaging app has time and again issued advisories and guidelines on data security and information sharing. In its monthly safety reports, WhatsApp mentions how many Indian accounts it banned in the particular month over complaints by users and as part of its initiative to prevent abuse and misinformation.

WhatsApp has also shared some tips which can help you save your account from being banned.
WhatsApp has also shared some tips which can help you save your account from being banned.
Published on Oct 18, 2022 11:29 AM IST
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