Baidu has agreed to pay JOYY US$3.6 billion for its video-based entertainment live streaming business YY Live in China, which includes YY mobile app, YY.com website and PC YY. The transaction is expected to be […]
Instagram has got two new tabs — a Reels tab fors discovering short and fun videos, and a Shop tab to provide easy acess to brands and products. Reels was first announced in August when […]
Zendesk has established a strategic partnership that lets companies engage with customers, share information and respond to questions across WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram. According to Zendesk and ESG research, companies with the best customer experiences […]
Scienjoy is leveraging 5G technologies to create a fully immersive user experience and drive the development of entertainment that combines online, offline, and virtual reality. The China live streaming platform is pioneering the application of […]
If you’ve been inundated with WhatsApp notifications, the messaging platform has just introduced a magic word — “Always”. Instead of the previous maximum muting duration of one year, you can now mute chats forever. You […]
If online service usage was not already the norm before COVID-19 struck, it will certainly be post-pandemic as nearly half of respondents (45 percent) to a ForgeRock survey plan to consumer more online services post-pandemic.
ByteDance has received a reprieve from the US ban on TikTok following the creation of TikTok Global, in which Oracle and Walmart will have a 20 percent stake.
In a double announcement, Oracle has become TikTok’s secure cloud technology provider and taken a 12.5 percent stake in TikTok Global.
The US government is tightening the noose around TikTok and WeChat. From September 20, both China-originated apps will no longer be downloadable from App Store and Play Store in the States.
This has been a long time coming. From October 13, trash items in Google Drive will be automatically deleted after 30 days.
Tencent is opening an office in Singapore that will serve as its Asia hub.The WeChat owner has offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, highlighting the importance of the region to the company.
Move aside, Microsoft and Walmart. It seems that ByteDance has decided to partner with Oracle to solve its TikTok challenge in the US.
Facebook is limiting forwarding on Messenger in a bid to stop the spread of viral misinformation.
China has just thrown a spanner into the TikTok sale of its US operation. By announcing an additional 23 new categories to its regulations on technology export, the China government has gained an advantage in the deal.
First, it was Microsoft. Now, Walmart has decided to join the Redmond-based software company is buying TikTok.
With physical events still not possible due to social distancing in many parts of the world, Facebook is giving individuals and small businesses a lifeline by enabling them to create paid online events on the social media platform.
Facebook Live has emerged as a top platform for live broadcasting for organisations during this trying period. Messenger Rooms was introduced in April to meet the increasing videoconferencing needs. Now, Facebook has announced a way to get the best of both platforms — users can broadcast live to Facebook using Messenger Rooms.
Netflix is doing what most, if not all, service providers, have not done — cancel subcriptions of inactive accounts. And these are paid accounts so doing so will result in revenue loss for the streaming service provider.
Set up shop on Facebook and Instagram (Photo: Facebook)Having an online shop is so important today. With people huddled at home and movement limited, online shopping has spiked, leaving those without an online presence behind.
Messenger Rooms available on groups and eventsLess than a month after Messenger Rooms was rolled out, Facebook has given this videoconferencing feature more room to grow by availing it on events and groups.
Hold video calls for up to eight persons now — up to 50 in coming weeks, (Photo source: Facebook)
Can’t say this was unexpected. The demand is high and the need, urgent. In response, Facebook has launched Messenger Rooms, its videoconferencing service for the masses.
All advertisers on Google will have to show proof of identity and where they operate from as part of the search giant’s move towards greater transparency to users.
Facebook is investing US$5.7 billion or a 9.99 percent stake in India’s Jio Platforms. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, Jio will use the new invesment to pursue new opportunities for businesses of all sizes, especially small merchants, micro-businesses and farmers, and create digital ecosystems that will empower, enrich and uplift the lives of all 1.3 billion Indians.
Zendesk has launched Gather, which lets companies provide trusted and transparent support to customers through online community forums. They can engage with each other and company experts to offer guidance and insight beyond what a single customer support agent might be able to handle.
While its competitors struggled, Huawei strode ahead and emerged the winner in the worldwide smartphone market in Q1. Though it’s still behind market leader Samsung, the China-based smartphone giant narrowed the gap with an astounding 50 percent growth in the quarter, according to IDC.
Singapore has joined 18 other countries, including Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, that can access Facebook Dating, the social media platform’s dating feature.
Social media giant Facebook is partnering with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore to give Southeast Asia startups a head start in developing data-driven technologies.