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Facebook India hires ex-Ola COO as head for global biz groupg

Facebook India hires ex-Ola COO as head for global biz groupg

🕔16:08, 14.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 14 Facing intense political heat in India, Facebook on Monday announced the appointment of former Ola Chief Operating Officer Arun Srinivas as director of its Global Business Group to lead the strategy and delivery of the India

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Facebook rolls out TikTok rival Instagram Reels in India

Facebook rolls out TikTok rival Instagram Reels in India

🕔13:31, 4.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 4  As millions of Indians scout for new platforms to unleash their creativity in absence of Chinese TikTok, Facebook on Friday launched its short video making app Instagram Reels in India. The Reels Tab is a new

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Facebook removes 22.5mn hate speech content, 1.5bn fake accounts in Q2

Facebook removes 22.5mn hate speech content, 1.5bn fake accounts in Q2

🕔07:45, 12.Aug 2020

San Francisco, Aug 12  Facebook on Tuesday said that it purged 22.5 million pieces of hate speech content in the second quarter (April-June) this year, increased from 9.6 million pieces of content in Q1, and its proactive detection rate for

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Facebook unveils 2 ‘Accelerator’ programmes to nurture startups

Facebook unveils 2 ‘Accelerator’ programmes to nurture startups

🕔11:49, 5.Aug 2020

San Francisco, Aug 5  To help nurture the startup ecosystem, Facebook has launched two new Accelerator programmes that will focus on product themes and exploration of collaborative partnerships to provide even more value for startups. Called ‘Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity’ and

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Facebook brings official music videos to its platform

Facebook brings official music videos to its platform

🕔08:43, 1.Aug 2020

San Francisco, Aug 01  Facebook on Friday announced to bring official music videos from top artists to its main platform in the US. Facebook launched the music videos in partnership with Sony Music Group, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group,

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Facebook logs solid growth in Q2, 3.14bn people use its apps

Facebook logs solid growth in Q2, 3.14bn people use its apps

🕔11:52, 31.Jul 2020

San Francisco, July 31  Facing ad boycott over its inaction to remove hate speech, Facebook shares surged over 7 per cent after the social network reported net income of $5.18 billion as revenue jumped 11 per cent to $18.69 billion

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With Jio, WhatsApp Pay to empower millions of Indians: Zuckerberg

With Jio, WhatsApp Pay to empower millions of Indians: Zuckerberg

🕔11:50, 31.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 31  Reiterating his commitment to launch WhatsApp Pay for over 400 million users of the messaging platform in India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the Reliance Jio partnership is a huge opportunity to enable small businesses

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Facebook inks music licensing pact with IPRS

Facebook inks music licensing pact with IPRS

🕔18:01, 20.Jul 2020

Mumbai, July 20  The Indian Performing Rights Society Ltd on Monday announced a pact to license its music repertoire for video and other social experiences across Facebook and Instagram. People will now be able to choose music from the IPRS

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Facebook expands Messenger screen sharing to iOS, Android

Facebook expands Messenger screen sharing to iOS, Android

🕔07:44, 18.Jul 2020

San Francisco, July 18  Facebook has now made screen sharing available globally on the latest versions of Messenger’s Android and iOS apps, besides the desktop app and Web. Screen sharing allows people to instantly share their screen with friends and

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Indian Army bans 89 apps for its personnel, including FB, Insta

Indian Army bans 89 apps for its personnel, including FB, Insta

🕔07:39, 9.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 9  The Indian Army has asked all its personnel and soldiers to remove 89 apps by July 15 owing to the national security risks. The list not only have Chinese apps that have already been banned by

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Jio Platforms receives Rs 43,574 cr from Facebook after approvals

Jio Platforms receives Rs 43,574 cr from Facebook after approvals

🕔07:58, 8.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 8  Jio Platforms has received Rs 43,574 crore from Facebook, which now owns 9.99 per cent in the company. In a filing with stock exchanges, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) said this is further to the announcement on

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‘Boost with Facebook’ to help businesses adjust to new normal

‘Boost with Facebook’ to help businesses adjust to new normal

🕔12:01, 26.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 26  The social network has kicked off a new initiative called Boost with Facebook Summer of Support during which, it will help millions of people get the digital skills and information they need to navigate these challenging

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CCI reviewing Facebook buy in Jio Platforms

CCI reviewing Facebook buy in Jio Platforms

🕔18:50, 17.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 17  The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is reviewing Facebook’s acquisition of 9.99 per cent stake in Jio Platforms. The CCI looks to prevent misuse of data in all the deals it assesses, Chairman Ashok Kumar Gupta

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Facebook Shops now open for small businesses, coming on Instagram soon

Facebook Shops now open for small businesses, coming on Instagram soon

🕔10:32, 20.May 2020

San Francisco, May 20  In a bid to help struggling small businesses in Covid-19 times, Facebook has introduced Shops to help set up a single online store for customers to access on both Facebook and Instagram. While Facebook Shops is

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Jio partnership is to build similar products around the world: Zuckerberg

Jio partnership is to build similar products around the world: Zuckerberg

🕔10:49, 30.Apr 2020

San Francisco, April 30  Facebook’s over Rs 43,000 crore investment in Jio Platforms will help the social networking giant build similar products for the other key markets around the world, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook, which has long been

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WhatsApp group video, voice calls now support 8 participants

WhatsApp group video, voice calls now support 8 participants

🕔07:14, 29.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 29 Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday doubled the number of participants in a video or voice call from four to eight people at a time on its platform. To access the new limit on WhatsApp calls, all participants in

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Facebook’s Jio investment to help RIL move to zero debt: Report

Facebook’s Jio investment to help RIL move to zero debt: Report

🕔13:12, 27.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 27  Facebook’s over Rs 43,000 crore investment in Jio Platforms would help Reliance Industries (RIL) in its movement towards becoming a zero net debt company by March 2021, a Credit Suisse report said on Monday. “Deal cash

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Facebook’s investments in India besides $5.7 bn in Reliance Jio

Facebook’s investments in India besides $5.7 bn in Reliance Jio

🕔19:29, 22.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 22  Much before announcing its $5.7 billion investment for nearly 10 per cent stake in Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)-led Jio Platforms on Wednesday, Facebook had already started investing in Indian firms. The social media giant made its

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WhatsApp limits frequently forwarding messages to 1 chat at a time

WhatsApp limits frequently forwarding messages to 1 chat at a time

🕔13:30, 7.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 7  In a bid to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced to introduce a new limit on frequently forwarding messages where a WhatsApp user can forward such messages to one

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Facebook, Google may lose over $44bn in ad revenue in 2020

Facebook, Google may lose over $44bn in ad revenue in 2020

🕔10:22, 26.Mar 2020

San Francisco, March 26  The novel coronavirus pandemic can wipe out more than $44 billion in global ad revenue for the tech giants Facebook and Google in 2020 as digital advertising runs dry, a new report has predicted. According to

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