Month: September 2019

Facebook-owned Instagram has announced to restrict people under age 18 from viewing posts from celebrity influencers that promote cosmetic surgery and various weight-loss products. Certain posts will be hidden from users under age 18 while others will be removed from Instagram as well as parent company’s platform Facebook, Instagram’s public policy manager Emma Collins said
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India’s government has announced an immediate ban on e-cigarettes — citing youth-focused public health concerns. In a news statement following a cabinet meeting today finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the ban covers production, manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising of e-cigarettes. Sitharaman suggested India’s youth are viewing e-cigarettes as a “style statement”,
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Facebook is once again defending Libra – this time against fears that the envisioned cryptocurrency could replace sovereign currencies from the US dollar to the Euro and threaten central banks’ control over money creation. David Marcus, the executive leading the project, posted a series of tweets the same day members of the Libra Association met with
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Facebook Inc unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services. The launch comes as Facebook is trying to pivot toward more private forms of communication, after years of slowing user growth, data-sharing scandals and calls
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Epic Games has introduced a new ‘Party Hub’ cross-platform voice-enabled communication feature for Fortnite, its massively popular online multiplayer game. The Party Hub is available only for the mobile version of Fortnite on Android and iOS, but players on PCs or consoles can join parties, and anyone can continue a chat session on another device after
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To push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals, HP on Tuesday introduced the HP Elite Dragonfly laptop, an ultra-light premium convertible notebook weighing under one-kilogram, along with premium displays and accessories for home and office. Equipped with up to 16GB RAM and solid-state storage (SSD) of up to 2TB, the 13-inch Elite Dragonfly
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Only about 10% of India’s 1.3 billion people know English. Yet, that is the only language Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa understands in the nation. That changes today. At a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant said Alexa now supports Hindi, a language spoken by roughly half a billion people in India.
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Aiming to let users express themselves through music on Facebook and Instagram with music stickers on “Stories” and other creative tools such as “Lyrics on Instagram”, and “Lip Sync Live”, Facebook on Tuesday launched Instagram Music in India. This would also let users add songs to their Facebook Profiles. “Facebook and music share something special
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