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'I divorce you': Dubai Princess Sheikha Mahra dumps husband on Insta story

Emirati Princess Sheikha Mahra revealed her husband's alleged infidelity, a little over a year after their marriage

'I divorce you': Dubai Princess Sheikha Mahra dumps husband on Insta story
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 6:04 PM IST

Instagram's new audio feature to let users add up to 20 tracks to a reel

Multi-audio Tracks on Reels will also let users align text, stickers and clips while editing in the app. The feature is available to users in India starting today

Instagram's new audio feature to let users add up to 20 tracks to a reel
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 4:30 PM IST

Viral video: Hawai Chappal sold for 1 lakh in Saudi Arabia, netizens react

A video went viral on social media where a staff member of a footwear store could be seen selling Hawai sandals for Rs 1 lakh in Saudi Arabia. Watch the video here

Viral video: Hawai Chappal sold for 1 lakh in Saudi Arabia, netizens react
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 3:56 PM IST

'No more mugs until thefts stop': Coffee brews trouble at Tesla plant

Tesla's Berlin Gigafactory confronts Ikea coffee cup thefts amid broader controversies over working conditions and environmental impact

'No more mugs until thefts stop': Coffee brews trouble at Tesla plant
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 2:24 PM IST

India's AI law to focus on innovation, may skip penalties for violations

The Ministry of Electronics and IT is drafting a new AI law which will require social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and X to include watermarks and labels on content

India's AI law to focus on innovation, may skip penalties for violations
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 10:54 AM IST

'Luxury shame' hits China's luxury market as elites dial down on austerity

The elite in the Land of the Dragon are refraining from ostentatious purchases, putting the nation's luxury market under strain

'Luxury shame' hits China's luxury market as elites dial down on austerity
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 6:11 PM IST

Twitter was founded on this day in 2006, here's all you need to know

Jack Dorsey founded Twitter in 2006 with Evan Williams and Biz Stone. It was purchased by Elon Musk in 2023 for $44 billion, who later renamed it X

Twitter was founded on this day in 2006, here's all you need to know
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 1:24 PM IST

Instagram to prioritise short-form content to connect users with friends

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said that the platform will prioritise short-form content over long-form videos as connecting people with friends is part of the core identity of the platform

Instagram to prioritise short-form content to connect users with friends
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 6:09 PM IST

HC orders social media platforms to ban accounts misusing Razorpay's name

The Delhi High Court's order includes measures such as suspension of access to domain names operated by unknown entities involved in these scams

HC orders social media platforms to ban accounts misusing Razorpay's name
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 7:16 PM IST

Live events on rise on back of social media popularity, craze among youth

The sold-out tickets for shows of Sheeran, Vir Das, Varun Grover, Zakir Khan, Arijit Singh, Mamma Mia among dozens of others are a sign of the boom in live entertainment

Live events on rise on back of social media popularity, craze among youth
Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 9:19 PM IST

Pakistan PM Sharif to decide fate of social media platforms during Muharram

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would decide the fate of social media platforms such as YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok during the Muharram festival as the Punjab government sought a ban on them, citing the need to control hate material. Shiite Muslims hold large gatherings during the festival to observe the martyrdom of the grandson of the prophet of Islam. The Muslims generally observe his martyrdom as a symbol of resistance to tyranny, and the Shiite Muslims take out rallies during the first ten days of Muharram which culminate into huge processions on the 9th and 10th of the month. The Sunni Muslims have a historic theological rivalry with the Shiites, and extremist Sunni groups brand them as heretics and target them through bombings, with Pakistan witnessing numerous such attacks in the past. To disrupt communication among the militants, governments in Pakistan traditionally undertake elaborate security measures during Muharram, including suspension of

Pakistan PM Sharif to decide fate of social media platforms during Muharram
Updated On : 06 Jul 2024 | 12:22 PM IST

Pak to ban social media platforms for 6 days to control hate during Ramadan

After successfully blocking X, formerly Twitter, for over four months, the Pakistan government is now set to ban all social media platforms -- YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok -- for six days from July 13 to 18, citing the need to control "hate material" during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz's cabinet committee on law and order has recommended banning of all social media platforms -- YouTube, X, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, among others --during 6 to 11 Muharram (July 13-18) in Punjab, a province of over 120 million people, to "control hate material, misinformation to avoid sectarian violence", according to a Punjab government notification issued here late Thursday night. The Punjab government of Maryam Nawaz has requested her uncle Shehbaz Sharif's government at the Centre to notify the suspension of all social media platforms on internet for six days (July 13-18). Pakistan Army Chief Gen Asim Munir has already declared soci

Pak to ban social media platforms for 6 days to control hate during Ramadan
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 11:51 AM IST

Social media platforms worry new data law could affect child safety, ads

Tech giants Google, Meta, YouTube, and Snap are concerned over India's new Digital Personal Data Protection Act's restrictions on behavioural tracking of children as they may compromise child safety

Social media platforms worry new data law could affect child safety, ads
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 4:50 PM IST

No more cooing: India's own Twitter alternative Koo calls it quits

Indian alternative to X (formerly Twitter) has officially shut down, with founders Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka citing financial struggles as the main cause

No more cooing: India's own Twitter alternative Koo calls it quits
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 1:42 PM IST

Shares of Trump Media and Technology up after first presidential debate

Shares of Trump Media, the owner of social networking site Truth Social, jumped 5 per cent at the opening bell on Friday after the first US presidential debate, with some investors believing it could become a bigger mouthpiece for the former president if he is re-elected. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump clashed on Thursday evening on topics including abortion, immigration and the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol. Biden's performance was largely seen as uneven, particularly early on. He tried repeatedly to confront Trump, who countered Biden's criticism by leaning into falsehoods about the economy, illegal immigration and his role in the January 6 insurrection. Citi analysts said on Friday there may be increased interest in Trump Media and Technology based on news headlines following the debate. Shares of Trump Media and Technology have been buffeted during Trump's run for president and swung wildly a day after Trump's conviction in his hush money trial

Shares of Trump Media and Technology up after first presidential debate
Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 8:50 PM IST

WhatsApp tests native in-app dialler in beta version for Android: Details

The in-app dialler in WhatsApp will allow users to make calls without saving the contact to address book first. It is currently being tested with select beta users and may roll out to everyone soon

WhatsApp tests native in-app dialler in beta version for Android: Details
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 4:30 PM IST

Soon, only premium subscribers will be allowed to live stream on X: Details

The announcement was made via a post by the official (at)Live profile on X. There is no clear timeline announced about when the change will get implemented

Soon, only premium subscribers will be allowed to live stream on X: Details
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 11:03 AM IST

'Heights of stupidity': Pune girl hangs from a tall building for grip test

A bunch of friends performed a dangerous stunt where a girl hung from a tall building holding her friend's hand. Social media users sought action against the content creators

'Heights of stupidity': Pune girl hangs from a tall building for grip test
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 2:35 PM IST

Instagram introduces 'Close Friends on Live': What is it and how it works

Announced on June 20, Instagram's close friends on live feature is being rolled out globally. It will give the users an option to limit viewers to their live broadcast

Instagram introduces 'Close Friends on Live': What is it and how it works
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 11:19 AM IST

New York guv signs bill to limit 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed a bill that would allow parents to block their children from getting social media posts suggested by a platform's algorithm, a move to limit feeds critics argue are addictive. Under the legislation, feeds on apps like TikTok and Instagram would be limited for people under age 18 to posts from accounts they follow, rather than content suggested by an automated algorithm. It would also block platforms from sending minors notifications on suggested posts between midnight and 6 am. Both provisions could be turned off if a minor gets what the bill defines as verifiable parental consent. The law does not take effect immediately. State Attorney General Letitia James is now tasked with crafting rules to determine mechanisms for verifying a user's age and parental consent. After the rules are finalised, social media companies will have 180 days to implement the regulations. We can protect our kids. We can tell the companies that you are not

New York guv signs bill to limit 'addictive' social media feeds for kids
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 7:50 AM IST