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Alphabet’s Google commits $10 billion to India

New Delhi, July 13, 2020 (Reuters/NAN) Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it will spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a growth market. “This is a reflection of...

Facebook Launches Parent Controlled Messenger Kids across Sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook is rolling out Messenger Kids – a video chat and messaging app that helps children connect with friends and family in a fun, parent-controlled space. Available to download from the Apple App and Google Play Stores, Messenger Kids has been designed for children...

Mark Zuckerberg eyes competition with Amazon, Alibaba, launches Facebook, Instagram Shops to list products for sale

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Shops, a new e-commerce feature that allows businesses to easily list their products on Facebook and Instagram. Using Facebook Shops allows businesses to list their products on their Facebook Page, Instagram profile, Stories or in ads. In the future,...

Facebook acquires GIF-maker Giphy to add to Instagram team

Facebook has purchased the GIF-maker Giphy and plans to make it part of the Instagram team. A report from Axios values the deal at $400m (£330m), but Facebook would not confirm the final price. In a blog post, Instagram's VP of Products Vishal Shah said third...

Facebook Investors unveils independent content oversight board to curb Mark Zuckerberg’s excess

(Reuters) — Facebook’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday. The independent board, which some have dubbed Facebook’s “Supreme...

Why 200 Million Facebook Users May Quit

Facebook has seen a significant upsurge in traffic during the Coronavirus pandemic, but for any US or Canadian citizens users toying with the idea of deactivating their accounts, Facebook just made it a whole lot easier to pack up and leave. After a successful trial...

Hackers Just Sold 267 Million FaceBook User Profiles For $540

Just a few days after exposing the sale of some 500,000 Zoom accounts for sale on the dark web, the research team at Cyble are back with another worrying tale of the vast array of information traded on furtive data markets. A “threat actor,”...

Facebook Launches Coronavirus Information Hub; Zuckerberg Says Activity Has Spiked

By Jeff Horwitz Facebook Inc. will roll out a coronavirus information hub at the top of users' feeds on the platform, as the company scrambles to adapt its products amid the global pandemic. In a press call on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walked through the...

Apple shuts all stores outside of China on coronavirus fears

Apple will shut all of its retail stores outside of China for two weeks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Chief executive Tim Cook announced the move in a letter posted to the company’s website, writing that Apple learned lessons from the closures...

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board, Berkshire Hathaway

Microsoft announced on Friday that Bill Gates is leaving the board. Gates is also stepping down from his position on the board of Berkshire Hathaway. “I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve – Microsoft...
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