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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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Facebook launches healthcare tool for checkup reminders

Facebook launches healthcare tool for checkup reminders

🕔17:16, 29.Oct 2019

San Francisco, Oct 29  Making a foray into the personal digital healthcare domain, Facebook has unveiled a “Preventive Health” tool that connects people to health resources and sends checkup reminders. Launched first in the US, the tool is designed to

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Facebook picks 6 projects from India for AI ethics research

Facebook picks 6 projects from India for AI ethics research

🕔20:19, 22.Sep 2019

New Delhi, Sep 21 To encourage research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics, Facebook has selected six projects from India that will focus on three key areas – governance, cultural diversity and operationalising ethics. The winners, declared on Friday, included the

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Germany fines Facebook $2.3mn for under-reporting content complaints

Germany fines Facebook $2.3mn for under-reporting content complaints

🕔09:06, 3.Jul 2019

London, July 3  Germany on Tuesday slapped $2.3 million fine on Facebook’s Irish subsidiary for under-reporting illegal content complaints it received last year. According to BT.com, the country’s Federal Office of Justice also complained about the lack of transparency in

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Facebook to hire banking expert to run ‘Libra’

Facebook to hire banking expert to run ‘Libra’

🕔12:23, 29.Jun 2019

San Francisco, June 29  Facebook is looking to hire a seasoned executive to run its digital coin ‘Libra’ project who has the know-how of the complex government and central banking system. According to David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of messaging

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Facebook says its digital currency ‘Libra’ coming in 2020

Facebook says its digital currency ‘Libra’ coming in 2020

🕔17:50, 18.Jun 2019

San Francisco, June 18  Amid intense calls to break it down as the company has grown too big, Facebook on Tuesday announced its own digital wallet subsidiary called “Calibra” for its global cryptocurrency “Libra” which would be powered by Blockchain

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Now Facebook ad breaks for Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu as well

Now Facebook ad breaks for Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu as well

🕔11:12, 14.Jun 2019

Menlo Park (California), June 14 Facebook is expanding money spinning ad breaks to Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada and Telugu as it was available only in select languages so far. Number of pages using ad breaks has tripled and those earning over $1,000

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Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report

Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report

🕔07:08, 25.May 2019

London, May 25  Facebook, which owns WhatsApp and Instagram, is gearing up to launch its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday. Called “GlobalCoin,” the cryptocurrency would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen

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Facebook releases maps to help fight disease outbreak

Facebook releases maps to help fight disease outbreak

🕔08:32, 21.May 2019

San Francisco, May 21  In a bid to fight disease outbreaks, Facebook has built new maps that can help its health partners better understand where people live, how they are moving and whether they have connectivity. “All of these maps,

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Facebook building its cryptocurrency in Switzerland: Report

Facebook building its cryptocurrency in Switzerland: Report

🕔07:03, 20.May 2019

San Francisco, May 20  Giving its cryptocurrency dream a firm beginning, Facebook has reportedly set up a company called Libra Networks in Switzerland that is developing payments and Blockchain systems for the social networking giant. According to a report in

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