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India among top three nations for active users growth on Facebook: Meta

Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:39 PM IST

The company has reported a 4 per cent increase in worldwide daily active users (DAUs) to 2 billion on average during December 2022 from 1.93 billion during December 2021.

The company defines a daily active user as a registered and logged-in Facebook user who visited Facebook through its website or a mobile device, or used the Messenger application (and is also a registered Facebook user), on a given day.(Bloomberg)
The company defines a daily active user as a registered and logged-in Facebook user who visited Facebook through its website or a mobile device, or used the Messenger application (and is also a registered Facebook user), on a given day.(Bloomberg)
PTI |

WhatsApp calling set to become faster. Here's how

According to a report, the Meta-owned service is developing a ‘calling shortcut’ feature.

A logo of messaging service platform WhatsApp. (REUTERS File Photo)
A logo of messaging service platform WhatsApp. (REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 04:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

OpenAI announces new subscription plan for ChatGPT: All you need to know

‘ChatGPT Plus’ will come for a monthly charge of $20, the research laboratory said, adding, however, that free access to the chatbot will continue as well.

The OpenAI website ChatGPT (Bloomberg)
The OpenAI website ChatGPT (Bloomberg)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 02:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ChatGPT sets record for fastest-growing app with 100 million users: Report

The report, citing data from analytics firm Similarweb, said an average of about 13 million unique visitors had used ChatGPT per day in January.

ChatGPT can generate articles, essays, jokes and even poetry in response to prompts. (File)
ChatGPT can generate articles, essays, jokes and even poetry in response to prompts. (File)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:16 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Netflix reveals first details of anti-password sharing plan

The new post on the FAQ page reveals that sharing a password with people, who don’t live with the primary account holder, will become increasingly difficult.

When a new device associated with the primary account is trying to log in from a different address, the user will have to enter a four digit verification code, according to the new FAQs post. (File)
When a new device associated with the primary account is trying to log in from a different address, the user will have to enter a four digit verification code, according to the new FAQs post. (File)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 12:51 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Banned over 36 lakh Indian accounts in December 2022: WhatsApp

Of these, more than 13 lakh accounts faced action proactively, before reports from users reported by users, said the Meta-owned platform.

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Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Elon Musk has made his Twitter account private. Here's why

Elon Musk indicated it was a test to see if tweets from locked/private accounts had greater reach.

Elon Musk's tweet announcing the account update garnered over 24 million views. (File)
Elon Musk's tweet announcing the account update garnered over 24 million views. (File)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 09:25 AM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Rail minister announces India's first hydrogen train; Know the technology

Hydrogen-powered train uses hydrogen fuel cells to produce electricity by converting hydrogen and oxygen, which is then used to power the train's motors.

Hydrogen fuel does not emit harmful pollutants such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, or particulate matter.
Hydrogen fuel does not emit harmful pollutants such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, or particulate matter.
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 07:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

If ChatGPT were India’s finance minister, ‘ideal budget’ would look like this

From acing US medical licensing exams to fixing bugs in computer code, the AI chatbot which uses Natural Language Processing has been going viral on social media.

A Twitter user - whose handle is @aparanjape - shared the chatbot’s recommendations to the question “what is an ideal budget?” (File)
A Twitter user - whose handle is @aparanjape - shared the chatbot’s recommendations to the question “what is an ideal budget?” (File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 03:47 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Intel cuts employee salaries, CEO pay by 25%: Report

Hourly workers and employees below the seventh tier in the company’s system won’t be affected.

Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger is taking a 25% cut to his base salary, (File)
Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger is taking a 25% cut to his base salary, (File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 09:38 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

PayPal to cut 2,000 jobs in latest tech layoffs

The cuts, which will affect about 7% of employees, will take place in the coming weeks, Chief Executive Officer Dan Schulman told employees in a memo.

PayPal’s stock has been battered by the slowdown in growth in payments volume on its platform after the pandemic began to recede. (File)
PayPal’s stock has been battered by the slowdown in growth in payments volume on its platform after the pandemic began to recede. (File)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 08:41 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Jio launches 5G services in 34 more cities; 225 covered till now

The statement further added that a 5G network rollout of this scale is a first anywhere in the world, and 2023 will be a landmark year for India, when the entire country will reap the benefits of the revolutionary True 5G technology, delivered through Jio's superior network infrastructure.

Jio spokesperson said that the company has achieved this feat in under 120 days since the Beta Trial launch.(Reuters File)
Jio spokesperson said that the company has achieved this feat in under 120 days since the Beta Trial launch.(Reuters File)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 03:00 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

WhatsApp to increase character limit for group subject, description

According to a report, the maximum limit has been expanded from 25 to 100 for subject, and from 512 to 2,048, for description.

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 10:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

German tech firms looking to hire laid off professionals in Silicon Valley

Spooked by inflation and the prospect of recession, Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook owner Meta have announced a combined almost 40,000 job cuts.

Germany, with one of the world's oldest populations, has gaping holes in its labour force.(Unsplash)
Germany, with one of the world's oldest populations, has gaping holes in its labour force.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 10:14 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Facebook seeks to block $3.7 billion UK mass action over market dominance

Meta Platforms Inc, the parent company of the Facebook group, is facing a mass action brought on behalf of around 45 million Facebook users in Britain.

Facebook on Monday asked a London tribunal to block a collective lawsuit valued at up to 3 billion pounds.(REUTERS)
Facebook on Monday asked a London tribunal to block a collective lawsuit valued at up to 3 billion pounds.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 07:14 PM IST
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Want to buy iPhone? This deal available on Flipkart for iPhone 14, 14 Plus

iPhone 14 has an MRP of ₹79,900, while that for iPhone 14 Plus is ₹89,900.

Apple launched iPhone 14 in September last year.
Apple launched iPhone 14 in September last year.
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 05:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

After Google Map shows wrong route, iPhone 14's SOS saves two women in Canada

According to Dwight Yochim, a senior manager with BC Search and Rescue, this was possibly the first use of the feature in British Columbia.

A display of iPhone 14 smartphones at the Apple Inc. Regent Street store in London, UK. (Bloomberg)
A display of iPhone 14 smartphones at the Apple Inc. Regent Street store in London, UK. (Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 04:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

To make file sharing easier, Google makes 2 ‘improvements’ to Meet

The updates began rolling out on January 25, and will take up to fifteen days to be visible, Google said.

Google has made 2 improvements to Google Meet (Image: Google)
Google has made 2 improvements to Google Meet (Image: Google)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 03:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi

On WhatsApp for iOS, people will be able to react to messages in community group

According to WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned service is developing an in-app banner, which will let users know when the update is available for them.

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Published on Jan 30, 2023 11:13 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Russian Roulette’: Google ex-employee documents her layoff. Watch video

Nicole Tsai, a programme manager at Google before she was fired, said she learnt about her layoff after being unable to login to her official email.

Nicole Tsai, who filmed a YouTube video to narrate what transpired on that ill-fated day she was fired by Google.(Reuters)
Nicole Tsai, who filmed a YouTube video to narrate what transpired on that ill-fated day she was fired by Google.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 06:14 PM IST

Mann ki Baat: India's techade dream to be fulfilled by innovators, says PM Modi

Modi has in the past used "techade" to describe the decade being dominated by technologies and India making most of it.

PM Modi said India's rank in patent filling is seventh globally while it is fifth in trademark registration. (File)
PM Modi said India's rank in patent filling is seventh globally while it is fifth in trademark registration. (File)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 01:10 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Mann Ki Baat: E-waste can harm environment if not disposed, says PM Modi

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi said even if all commercial planes made in human history are weighed together, it will still be less than this e-waste.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Published on Jan 29, 2023 12:25 PM IST

This 45-year-old Biotech CEO spends $2 million a year to be 18 again

Bryan Johnson even has a machine to monitor the number of erections at night, which are reportedly similar to a teenager’s.

Bryan Johnson's day starts with two dozen supplements and a green juice with creatine and collagen peptides. (Twitter/bryan_johnson)
Bryan Johnson's day starts with two dozen supplements and a green juice with creatine and collagen peptides. (Twitter/bryan_johnson)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 09:15 AM IST

This AI tool from Google can generate music from text

MusicLM can even simulate human vocals, and while it seems to get the tone and overall sound of voices right, there's a quality to them that's definitely off.

FILE PHOTO: A Google LLC logo is seen at the Google offices in the Chelsea section of New York City, U.S., January 20, 2023. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A Google LLC logo is seen at the Google offices in the Chelsea section of New York City, U.S., January 20, 2023. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 01:30 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Instagram announces dynamic profile photo feature. Check details

With this, users will be able to add their Instagram avatar to their profile photo, and anyone visiting that profile will be able to flip between the two, seamlessly.

Now, users can showcase their photo and digital avatar as profile photo, simultaneously (Image courtesy: Instagram)
Now, users can showcase their photo and digital avatar as profile photo, simultaneously (Image courtesy: Instagram)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 11:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Twitter users to soon be able to appeal for suspending accounts: Report

According to Twitter, the accounts will be evaluated under the social media platform's new criteria for reinstatement starting from February 1.

Twitter users to soon be able to appeal for suspending accounts: Report(REUTERS)
Twitter users to soon be able to appeal for suspending accounts: Report(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 09:53 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

WhatsApp to add new features to proposed redesigned text editor

The feature will be released in a future update of the app.

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Published on Jan 27, 2023 04:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Get iQOO 9 Pro 5G from Amazon at less than 60,000. Check details

The deal is available on two variants of the phone, both of which have an MRP of more than ₹70,000.

iQOO 9 Pro 5G.
iQOO 9 Pro 5G.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 02:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Air France opens ‘communication channel’ on WhatsApp: All you need to know

France's flag carrier is already present on various social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger.

Air France is already present on several social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger (File Photo / Representational Image)
Air France is already present on several social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger (File Photo / Representational Image)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 11:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

From Google to Spotify, these giants have fired thousands of workers

The layoffs announced so far by Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Meta alone amount to 41,000, about a third of the jobs they added since 2019, a Bloomberg report stated.

Google, Twitter, Amazon, Salesforce, Spotify and other top global firms have been ‘culling’ their workforce as part of ‘restructuring’ exercises(Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash)
Google, Twitter, Amazon, Salesforce, Spotify and other top global firms have been ‘culling’ their workforce as part of ‘restructuring’ exercises(Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 10:44 PM IST
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