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Zuckerberg sacks 11,000 employees, extends hiring freeze at Meta

Zuckerberg sacks 11,000 employees, extends hiring freeze at Meta

🕔18:03, 9.Nov 2022

San Francisco, Nov 9 (IANS) In one of the worst lay-offs ever in the tech industry, Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday sacked more than 11,000 employees — about 13 per cent of the global workforce – and extended

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Meta ties up with Salesforce to boost businesses on WhatsApp

Meta ties up with Salesforce to boost businesses on WhatsApp

🕔19:37, 20.Sep 2022

San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced a partnership with software company Salesforce where companies on their platform can use WhatsApp business messages to answer customer questions, run marketing campaigns and sell directly in

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Meta crosses $1 bn annual revenue run rate for Reels ads

Meta crosses $1 bn annual revenue run rate for Reels ads

🕔12:25, 28.Jul 2022

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Meta has crossed $1 billion annual revenue run rate for ads on its TikTok rival short-video making platform Reels, and Reels now has a higher revenue run rate than Facebook/Instagram Stories at identical times post-launch, its

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Centre aims to make Big Tech pay for using content from news publishers

Centre aims to make Big Tech pay for using content from news publishers

🕔20:51, 16.Jul 2022

The Indian government is planning to make Big Tech pay publishers for using their content on their respective platforms, as other countries aim to create a revenue-sharing bridge between internet companies like Google and Facebook and digital news publishers. New

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WhatsApp gets NPCI nod to extend payments service to 100 mn Indian users

WhatsApp gets NPCI nod to extend payments service to 100 mn Indian users

🕔12:30, 14.Apr 2022

In a major flip to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to make deeper inroads into the Indian digital payments ecosystem, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has approved an additional 60 million users on unified payments interface (UPI) for WhatsApp.

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FB to demote Russian state media across its entire platform

FB to demote Russian state media across its entire platform

🕔09:50, 2.Mar 2022

Meta-owned Facebook, which has already blocked access to RT and Sputnik within the European Union and Ukraine, now said it will demote all Russian state media across Facebook and Instagram around the world. San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) Meta-owned Facebook, which

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Google removes over 1 lakh pieces of bad content in India in Jan

Google removes over 1 lakh pieces of bad content in India in Jan

🕔19:43, 1.Mar 2022

Google removed 104,285 pieces of bad content based on user complaints in January this year — an increase from 94,173 pieces of bad content it removed in December, the tech giant said in its monthly report in compliance with the

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After FB and Insta, YouTube blocks Russian news outlets RT, Sputnik

After FB and Insta, YouTube blocks Russian news outlets RT, Sputnik

🕔19:14, 1.Mar 2022

After Facebook and Instagram, Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday said it has also blocked Russian news outlets RT (formerly Russia Today) and Sputnik across Europe in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) After Facebook and Instagram, Google-owned

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Markets hammer Facebook stock 25%, valuation tanks $230 bn; Zuck slips behind Ambani, Adani

Markets hammer Facebook stock 25%, valuation tanks $230 bn; Zuck slips behind Ambani, Adani

🕔07:29, 4.Feb 2022

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) The pivot to Meta isn’t helping Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook. Markets directed their wrath on missing fundamentals – a sharper-than-expected decline in profits and a gloomy outlook – in the first earnings report of the newly christened

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Zuckerberg, Pichai signed ‘big deal’ to carve up ad market: Report

Zuckerberg, Pichai signed ‘big deal’ to carve up ad market: Report

🕔11:29, 15.Jan 2022

San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) A serious anti-trust complaint in the US has reportedly revealed that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were allegedly involved in an ad collusion plot, a charge that both tech giants

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WhatsApp for iOS working on new message reaction feature

WhatsApp for iOS working on new message reaction feature

🕔15:03, 17.Oct 2021

San Francisco, Oct 17  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been working on new reaction features as the new beta version of the platform brings the ability to manage reaction notifications with new settings to disable them or change their tone for iOS

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Bipartisan roadblock coming Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple way next week

Bipartisan roadblock coming Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple way next week

🕔05:15, 16.Oct 2021

New York, Oct 16 (IANS) A group of lawmakers, comprising both sides of the US political aisle, led by Senators Amy Klobuchar, Democrat, and Chuck Grassley, Republican, will float legislation to bar Big Tech platforms like Amazon and Alphabet’s Google from

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WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption for chat backups

WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption for chat backups

🕔12:27, 15.Oct 2021

San Francisco, Oct 15  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has finally started rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android users globally. With the new update, if a user chooses to back up his chat history with end-to-end encryption, it will

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Facebook bans about 1,000 ‘militarised’ social movements

Facebook bans about 1,000 ‘militarised’ social movements

🕔11:44, 13.Oct 2021

San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) Facebook has banned almost 1,000 groups on a leaked private list of ‘Militarised’ social movements, which are further part of the “dangerous individuals and organisations” list prepared by the social network. Facebook has taken most of

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‘Twitchy, toxic, divisive’: Facebook’s Instagram problem implodes

‘Twitchy, toxic, divisive’: Facebook’s Instagram problem implodes

🕔11:27, 6.Oct 2021

New York, Oct 6 (IANS) “Twitchy”, “toxic”, “divisive”. Facebook’s Instagram problem is imploding. Facebook bought out the photo sharing app for $1 billion in 2012 and on Tuesday, a whistleblower blew the covers off how Facebook engineers the toxic connections

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How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

🕔11:14, 5.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 5  Facebook reported a 47 per cent (year-over-year) increase in ad revenue amounting to $28 billion in the second quarter (Q2) this year. The massive outage that left the entire family of Facebook apps down for several

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WhatsApp users on stable iOS version receive multi-device support

WhatsApp users on stable iOS version receive multi-device support

🕔17:24, 17.Sep 2021

San Francisco, Sep 17  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reportedly started rolling out the multi-device feature on the stable iOS version of the app. Users on the latest 2.21.180.14 version of WhatsApp for iOS who have enrolled in the beta program will

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FB’s new policy for fighting ‘coordinated social harm’

FB’s new policy for fighting ‘coordinated social harm’

🕔10:37, 17.Sep 2021

San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Facebook has announced a new policy that allows it to take out networks of accounts engaging in “coordinated social harm”. The company said the change could help the platform fight harmful behaviour it wouldn’t otherwise be

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WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

🕔08:12, 11.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 11  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has completed building end-to-end encrypted backups and will soon begin rolling out this extra layer of privacy and security protection to the users, the company announced on Friday. The company claimed that with end-to-end

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Facebook-supported programme to tackle Covid misinformation in India

Facebook-supported programme to tackle Covid misinformation in India

🕔07:11, 25.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 25  Logically and NewsMobile on Tuesday announced their collaboration on a Facebook-supported programme — a series of media literacy workshops — targeting Covid-19 misinformation in India. The multi-lingual programme, called Covishaala, aims to educate and inform people

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