Australia has passed the News Media Bargaining Code to get Facebook, Google and other tech platforms to pay Australian publishers for showing their contents in posts and searches. Under the code, Facebook and Google will […]
Australia should be able to view news on their Facebook feeds again in the next few days. This about turn comes after the Australian government agreed to change its proposed media bargaining law aimed at […]
Despite the pushback from users, WhatsApp is determined to press on with its privacy updates. Since news broke of the changes to privacy terms and conditions, the messaging app has faced what it deemed as […]
Facebook has taken the drastic step of blocking publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news. This ban is in response to the Australian government’s proposed new Media Bargaining law, […]
One month after it was hooked offline by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Parler has returned online. In various reports, it seems that Parler’s lifeline came from SkySilk, a Los Angeles-based cloud platform. Its resurrection must […]
Parler CEO John Matze has been fired by the company’s board. According to his memo to staff (reported by Fox News), Matze noted that on January 29, 2021, “the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer […]
Faced with a proposed new Australian law on having to pay news sites for links to their articles, Google is threatening to pull the search engine out of the continent. Google is not the only […]
An unlikely source has helped to revive social media platform Parler, a week after its forced removal by America’s Big Tech firms. Reports suggest that its website is now hosted on Russia’s DDOS Guard. However, […]
Three more months. WhatsApp users have more time to consider if they are prepared to accept the messaging platform’s new terms and conditions. This follows a backlash that has resulted in millions migrating to alternatives […]
The repercussion of WhatsApp’s new terms and conditions are massive with many users flocking to alternatives such as Signal and Telegram over the past few days. Signal is reaching one million daily downloads while Telegram […]
Dealt with a killer blow, social media platform Parler has struck back at Amazon Web Services (AWS). It has filed a lawsuit against the cloud computing service provider for violating anti-trust law and breach of […]
Messaging app Telegram, which has around half a billion active users, will be inserting advertisements in 2021 as part of its monetisation strategy. More traffic translates to more expenses which can add up to “at […]
Facebook has come under fire in the United States for anti-competitive practices. The Federal Trade Commission and 48 states alledges that the socila media giant has become a monopoly by gobbling up its competitors, namely […]
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.