WhatsApp faces outage in India, Twitter abuzz
Millions of users were unable to share videos, photos and GIFs, audio and stickers and several of those said they were even unable to view WhatsApp Status feature. According to Downdetetector.com, the problem started in the evening around 4 p.m. and alive outage map showed users in India, Europe, Brazil and in Southeast Asia were affected by the outage.
Clearview AI: The company that might end privacy as we know it
Until now, tech that identifies everyone based on faces has been taboo because of its erosion of privacy.
Seeking a match offline? there’s an app for that
Many millennials think it’s easier to feel the chemistry face to face, versus on text whether it’s casual dating or looking for a life partner, reports Anjali Venugopalan
India is becoming a popular destination for foreigners to chase their startup dreams
A host of foreign nationals are relocating to India to fulfil their startup ambitions despite stumbling blocks.
MX Player named top streaming app in India in 2019
On Thursday, MX Player was named the top streaming app in India for 2019 by App Annie, a San Francisco-based research firm that specialises in data on the mobile app industry.
Oyo's layoffs have hotel partners worried
Hoteliers are unable to contact company representatives who were doing business with them.
4 tech cos sue Facebook for anti-competitive behaviour
Facebook was sued by four potential competitors who accuse it of anticompetitive behaviour and who asked a judge to order chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to give up control of the social media behemoth.
Instagram down as several users are unable to log on to the app
An error message ‘Oops, an error occurred’ appears when some users try to access their account.
Not so private: Dating apps accused of sharing intimate user data with other businesses
Tech companies have come under increased scrutiny over data privacy.
UC Browser offers 20 GB storage via in-app cloud service
UC Drive will give 20 GB of free storage via its in-app cloud storage service offering for Indian individual users. This is UC Drive’s first launch in the global market. India makes up for about 50% of UC Browser’s global downloads, according to a release.
BharatPe appoints Dhruv Bahl as Head of Operations
The company said he will be responsible for overall operations across merchant acquisitions, servicing, payments, lending and commerce. Bahl has previously worked at Fortis, Bain & Company, PayTM and Airtel Payments Bank and Roadzen. The company, which was launched in 2018, raised a total of $65.5 mn in two rounds of funding last year.
Looking for love? Last weekend of Jan & Valentine week best time to go on a date
Dating Sunday – the first Sunday of a new year – is the biggest day for singles hoping to meet a match online.
JNU violence: Delhi HC asks WhatsApp, Google to provide information sought by police
The court also asked police to seize at the earliest phones of members of two WhatsApp groups on which the January 5 violence was allegedly coordinated.
Real estate developer launches property exchange app
While we are not eliminating property consultants from the system, we are opening a platform that would bring in more transparency and customer control, said Hardeepsinh Rana, COO of Bada Property Exchange.
HC seeks response of police, WhatsApp, Google on plea to preserve data of JNU violence
The counsel said police has also written to WhatsApp to preserve data of two groups "Unity Against Left" and "Friends of RSS" including messages, pictures and videos and phone numbers of members, related to JNU violence incident.
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