Russian Lawmakers Approve Harsher Fines for Tech Firms Without Offices

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill providing for stricter penalties for foreign internet companies that fail to open an office in Russia, including fines. Moscow has long sought to exert greater control over technology firms, and disputes over content and data have intensified since it sent armed forces into Ukraine on February 24. Foreign […]

Meta to Enable NFT Cross-Posting on Facebook, Instagram Apps

Facebook is getting a new ‘digital collectibles’ tab where creators will be able to showcase their non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The release of this NFT-centric feature on Facebook is going to be gradual and will start being available for select creators based in the US. Last month, Instagram had also said that it had begun testing […]

Instagram to Turn Video Posts to Reels: Report

Instagram is reportedly testing a way to turn video posts into Reels. The Meta-owned social media platform is said to have mentioned has reportedly said that the change is currently being tested with a select number of users around the world and it is part of Instagram’s plan to simplify the videos on the application. […]

Facebook Owner Meta Will Reportedly Lower Engineering Hiring Target for 2022

Facebook parent Meta Platforms has reportedly reduced its target for hiring engineers in 2022 to around 6,000-7,000, down from an initial plan to hire about 10,000 new engineers. According to Reuters, the statement comes Meta Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, who cited the figure during a weekly employee Q&A session on Thursday. In another update, Meta […]

Instagram tests making all video posts Reels

Instagram’s efforts to compete with TikTok are growing with the blogging platform’s latest move. As per a screenshot posted to Twitter by Matt Navarra, Instagram has begun testing making every video posted to Instagram a Reel so it may reach a larger audience across Instagram and Facebook. In an email to TechCrunch, a Meta spokesperson […]

Binance Ropes-In Instagram, TikTok Star Khaby Lame as Brand Ambassador

Binance has roped-in TikTok star Khaby Lame to create awareness around cryptocurrencies and Web3 via social media. Lame, 22, is a Senegalese social media celebrity based in Italy. With over 78 million followers on Instagram and over 145 million fans on TikTok, Khaby is one of the most followed social media influencers in the world. […]

Amazon Places Purchase Limit on Emergency Contraceptive Pills

Amazon has placed a temporary purchase limit of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills, the company said on Tuesday. The move comes days after the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ruling that recognised women’s constitutional right to abortion. Women with unwanted pregnancies in the country now may face […]

54 Percent in India Turn to Social Media for Factual Info, Says Study

As many as 54 percent of people in India turn to social media when looking for factual information, according to a global study by Oxford University Press (OUP). The research-led campaign ‘The Matter of Fact’ looked at the level of understanding of how truths are identified and sources validated. Despite concerns around misinformation and false […]

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