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WhatsApp to introduce advertisements to ‘status’ in 2020

The ads will reportedly occupy the entire screen when you tap on Status and a user can swipe up to know more about the ad.

Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report

Called 'GlobalCoin', the cryptocurrency would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen countries starting in the first quarter of 2020.

Samsung may soon launch Galaxy A70s with first-ever 64MP camera sensor

The 64 MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 reportedly uses pixel-merging Tetracell technology to churn out 16 MP images in low lighting conditions by merging four pixels into one.

Amazon working on wearable device that can read human emotions

The wearable device has microphones paired with software that can detect the wearer’s emotional state from the sound of his voice.

With Modi back at the helm, startups hope for simpler norms, more investments

While measures have been taken to provide relaxation from Angel Tax, startups expect further simplification when looked at from a long-term lens.

Facebook removes 3 bn fake accounts, says 5% of its monthly active users were fake

For every 10,000 times people who view content on Facebook, 11 to 14 views contained content that violate the platform's adult nudity and sexual activity policy.

Indian government requested Facebook for data of 20,805 users, second most after US

The volume of content restrictions based on local law increased globally by 135 %, from 15,337 to 35,972 during the second half of 2018.

Twitter records nearly 400 million tweets in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

During the course of the six weeks of the election from April 11 till May 19, national security emerged as the most talked about election-related topic on Twitter.

Snapchat employees across departments spied on users' data for years

The employees used "SnapLion", an internal tool to access Snapchat user data like location information, saved Snaps (photos or videos), phone numbers and email addresses.

Edu-tech startup XploraBox raises undisclosed amount in funding from SucSEED

The funds will be sued to scale up and establish overseas presence beginning with North America and GCC countries as it targets a revenue of Rs 100cr in 3 years.