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T-Series overtakes PewDiePie as most-subscribed YouTube channel
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Indian music label T-Series' YouTube channel has become the platform's most-subscribed after overtaking PewDiePie, run by 29-year-old Felix Kjellberg. PewDiePie and T-Series have more than 90.2 million subscribers each on YouTube. Notably, T-Series already has the most-watched YouTube channel in the world with nearly 65 billion views while PewDiePie's videos have been seen 20.7 billion times.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:27 pm on 20 Mar
Bill Gates' wealth hits $100 bn, becomes centibillionaire: Bloomberg
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates' wealth has hit the $100 billion mark, making him a centibillionaire and the only second person besides world's richest person, Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, with $100 billion wealth, Bloomberg said on Wednesday. Amazon's 55-year-old Founder is now worth $145.6 billion after adding $20.7 billion to his wealth this year. Microsoft's 63-year-old Gates gained $9.5 billion.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:15 pm on 20 Mar
People edit picture of Apple CEO Tim Cook using iPad, post memes
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Days after Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a picture showing him writing 'hello' on an iPad using a stylus, people began editing it and posting memes on the internet. They replaced 'hello' with texts like 'subscribe to PewDiePie' and 'I am Tim Apple'. Apple on Monday launched a new iPad mini with Apple Pencil support and a 10.5-inch iPad Air.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:11 pm on 20 Mar
PewDiePie 1st YouTube channel to gain 90mn subscribers, T-Series 2nd
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
YouTuber Felix Kjellberg's channel PewDiePie has gained over 90 million subscribers, a first for any content creator on the platform. PewDiePie was followed by Indian record label T-Series, which became the second channel to amass 90 million subscribers. T-Series, the channel with second highest subscribers, had earlier managed to overtake PewDiePie briefly on three occasions.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:55 pm on 19 Mar
Mumbai twin brothers to burn effigy of PUBG ahead of Holi, seek ban
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Amar and Ashish Vitthal, twin brothers from Mumbai's Sion Koliwada, have built an effigy of mobile game PUBG to be burnt on the occasion of 'Holika Dahan'. "PUBG must be banned. Parents tell us children play PUBG all day. They appreciate us for the concept," Ashish said. "People are turning violent with PUBG, children aren't focussing on studies," Amar said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:06 pm on 20 Mar
Google fined $1.7 bn by EU for unfairly blocking advertising rivals
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday imposed a $1.7-billion fine on Google for blocking rival online search advertisers, marking the company's third penalty in two years. Last year, the EU imposed a record $5-billion fine on Google for using the Android operating system to block rivals. In 2017, Google was fined $2.7 billion for hindering rivals of shopping comparison websites.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:14 pm on 20 Mar
Apple debuts new AirPods with Siri, more battery life from ₹14,900
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Apple on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its wireless headphones, AirPods, with 50% more talk time, hands-free 'Hey Siri' and the option of a new Wireless Charging Case. AirPods with standard charging case will be available for ₹14,900 and the ones with Wireless Charging Case will cost ₹18,900. New AirPods will be available "later this spring", Apple said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:16 pm on 20 Mar
Karnataka boy writes how to play PUBG in Economics exam, fails
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
A Karnataka boy failed his first-year pre-university exam after he wrote only about 'how to play PUBG game' in the Economics answer sheet. He had secured distinction in his SSLC exam last year but lost track of his studies this year after getting addicted to the game. He now has a chance to appear in the exam scheduled for June.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:23 pm on 20 Mar
Google to shut down Inbox app on April 2 alongside Google+
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Technology giant Google has begun notifying users that it will shut down its service, Inbox by Gmail on April 2. "You can find your favourite Inbox features in the Gmail app...Your messages are already waiting for you," Google said. This comes alongside the shutdown of Google's social media platform Google+, also scheduled to take place on April 2.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:11 pm on 19 Mar
Google Maps now lets users report accidents, speed cameras
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Google Maps recently rolled out features to report accidents and speed cameras, shortly after it introduced speed limits in navigation. The features, available only on Android devices for now, can be accessed via 'Add a report' during navigation. Once a user has reported an accident, Google Maps allows other users on that route to clear up the accident icon.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:27 pm on 19 Mar
Flipkart deploys 100 robots at B'luru delivery hub to sort packages
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
E-commerce major Flipkart has deployed over 100 Artificial Intelligence-powered robots to sort customers' packages according to their location at its Bengaluru delivery centre, claiming that it's "India's first robot-based sortation technology". The robots help process 4,500 shipments an hour at twice the human speed with 99.9% accuracy. The modular, self-charging robots can work for 7-8 hours on a single charge.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:03 pm on 20 Mar
Japanese billionaire asks all 17,000 employees to learn coding
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Less than a decade after directing workers to communicate in English at work, billionaire CEO of Japanese IT giant Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani, has now asked his 17,000 employees to learn basic coding. "If you're working for Toyota, you know how the automobile works...So if you work for an IT company, you need to know what's in the computer," Mikitani said.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 08:21 pm on 20 Mar
Won't be part of Apple TV streaming service: Netflix CEO
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said Netflix's TV shows and movies will not be made available on Apple's upcoming TV streaming service, rumoured to be unveiled on March 25. When asked about how Netflix plans to compete against rivals like Amazon and Apple, Hastings said, "With difficulty." "We will make this a better industry if we have great competitors," he added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:18 pm on 19 Mar
Facebook, TikTok to make industry 'Code of Ethics' ahead of LS polls
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
IAMAI and social media firms including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and TikTok have agreed to make a 'Code of Ethics' for the industry ahead of the 2019 General elections. The operational details will be laid down by Wednesday evening, an official statement said. Social media firms' representatives met with the EC on Tuesday to discuss social media usage during elections.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 01:16 am on 20 Mar
Google unveils video game streaming service Stadia
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Google unveiled its on-demand video-game streaming service Stadia, built for Chrome, Android and TVs, at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. Stadia's 'Crowd Play' feature will let people, watching a YouTube live stream, to actually join the streamer's game. The service will initially be launched this year in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 04:25 pm on 20 Mar
I want to get on: Jeff Bezos after he experiences robot dragonfly
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
World's richest person Jeff Bezos tweeted a video from a recent conference where he experienced a robot dragonfly, and captioned it, "[B]igger please, I want to get on!" Bezos credited the robot to German automation company Festo. Last year, Bezos had shared a picture of himself walking a robot dog, made by Boston Dynamics, at the annual conference.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 12:26 am on 20 Mar
US politician sues Twitter, users for $250 mn for parody accounts
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
American politician Devin Nunes has sued Twitter and some of its users for over $250 million, accusing them of defamation and negligence. The lawsuit accused Twitter of ignoring "lawful complaints" about offensive material hosted on its platform and censoring conservative voices. Two parody accounts named '@DevinNunesMom' and '@DevinCow' are among those sued by the Republican Representative.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 08:13 pm on 19 Mar
Huawei foldable 'Mate X' phone to be launched in India later this year
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Huawei has confirmed launching its foldable 5G smartphone 'Mate X' in India in the second half of 2019, however, it hasn't revealed its India price. The phone sports an 8-inch (2480x2200 pixels) display when unfolded, and a 6.6-inch (2480x1148 pixels) display when folded. It has a 40-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:12 pm on 20 Mar
Not enough local news for US local news service: Facebook
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Facebook has found that one-third of Americans live in places where there isn't enough local news to launch its local news service 'Today In'. Facebook said it couldn't find five or more recent news articles directly related to those towns in the past 28 days. It said 35% of users in America's Midwest, Northeast, and South live in such places.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 09:20 pm on 19 Mar
Spotify's China rival posts $127M quarterly loss after US IPO
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Spotify's China-based music streaming rival Tencent Music has reported a net loss of around $127 million in its first quarter after going public in the US in December 2018. Tencent Music shares fell over 7% after hours despite reporting strong Q4 earnings. Notably, Tencent Music has been profitable at an operating level for the last two years, unlike Spotify.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:20 pm on 20 Mar
FB, YouTube CEOs asked to meet US officials over NZ attack
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The US Homeland Security Committee Chairman wrote to CEOs of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft, requesting a briefing before the committee over the video of attack on two New Zealand mosques. The letter stated the video was widely available on the platforms well after the attack that killed at least 50 people. "You must do better," the letter added.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 04:11 pm on 20 Mar
ZTE's new phone has camera placed on side than notch: Report
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Chinese smartphone maker ZTE's new smartphone named Axon V reportedly features a 3D camera placed on its top-right side rather than on a notch. The phone has a 6.8-inch 21:9 ratio OLED all-screen display and a broader internal space for higher battery volume, the report added. The phone is expected to arrive later this year.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 01:42 am on 20 Mar
Facebook to remove age, ZIP code ad targeting after lawsuits
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Facebook has agreed to remove targeting based on age, gender and ZIP code for credit, housing or employment ads to settle discrimination lawsuits filed against it. Additionally, any detailed targeting option related to protected classes like race and sexual orientation will also be unavailable, Facebook said. The social media giant will also reportedly pay $5 million to settle the lawsuits.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 08:59 pm on 20 Mar
Instagram adds feature to shop without leaving app in US
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Instagram has added an in-app 'Checkout with Instagram' feature in the US to let users shop without leaving the app. Users' payment information will be stored by the app after their first payment, the Facebook-owned platform revealed. The feature, which currently includes around 20 top brands like Adidas and Kylie Cosmetics, may carry a fee for sellers, the platform added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 02:39 pm on 20 Mar
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