Facebook joins ex-Microsoft India chairman’s initiative for mass entrepreneurship

Payal Ganguly

In a bid to help small entrepreneurs use digital platforms, Facebook has joined the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship ....

16 April, 2019

WhatsApp’s much-delayed payments service may take another five months to roll out

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp may take another five months to fully comply with payment data-localisation norms, persons ....

12 April, 2019
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WhatsApp tells SC it has identified auditor to inspect payments system

Payal Ganguly

After building out a system to store payment-related data in India last year, messaging service WhatsApp has now identified ....

10 April, 2019

European Commission to pilot ethics guidelines for AI

Anand J

The European Commission has come up with ethics guidelines aimed at building trust while using artificial intelligence and is ....

9 April, 2019

Facebook taps AI to block abusive accounts ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to block around a million abusive accounts ....

8 April, 2019

WhatsApp is giving users greater control over group chats

Payal Ganguly

After announcing that it will block automated bulk messaging and tweak features for forwards, instant messaging platform WhatsApp ....

3 April, 2019
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WhatsApp Pay yet to comply with data localisation norms: RBI

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India has said that WhatsApp has not complied yet with the data localisation guidelines issued in April 2018 ....

29 March, 2019

Facebook introduces AI initiative for disaster relief, blood donations and more

Anand J

Social media behemoth Facebook has announced a slew of initiatives to deliver social and inclusive growth by using emerging technologies ....

28 March, 2019

Google sets up external ethics council for AI, other emerging technologies

Anand J

Alphabet Inc.'s Google has formed an external advisory council for the responsible development of artificial intelligence ....

27 March, 2019

Byju’s valuation crosses $5 bn with funding from General Atlantic, Tencent

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ed-tech unicorn Byju’s, owned by Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd, has raised $31.3 million (Rs 215 crore at current exchange ....

22 March, 2019
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Facebook forays into music in India; users can now share hits in posts

Payal Ganguly

Facebook has forayed into music in India, with the social media platform announcing licensing deals with T-Series, Zee Music Company ....

15 March, 2019

Facebook loses top execs as product boss, WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels resign

Reuters

Facebook Inc's chief product officer and one of its earliest employees, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he is leaving ....

15 March, 2019

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram face major global outage

Reuters

Facebook Inc struggled to restore its services fully on Thursday after a 17-hour partial outage made the world's largest ....

14 March, 2019

Exclusive: Logistics startup BlackBuck to raise new round led by Goldman Sachs

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Zinka Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which operates business-to-business tech-enabled logistics startup BlackBuck, is raising Rs ....

13 March, 2019

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to work closely with EC ahead of elections

Payal Ganguly

In a meeting with the parliamentary committee on information technology, Facebook group vice-president for global policy Joel ....

7 March, 2019

Facebook sees its future in private chats, says Zuckerberg

Reuters

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday the company would encrypt conversations on more of its messaging ....

7 March, 2019

Ezetap appoints interim head Byas Nambisan as new CEO

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Cellphone payments service provider Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd has appointed its former finance chief and interim chief ....

6 March, 2019

Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials to discuss protecting citizens' rights

Reuters

An Indian parliamentary panel has summoned representatives of Facebook Inc, its messaging services WhatsApp and photo-sharing ....

22 February, 2019

WhatsApp security bug lets users bypass new privacy controls

Reuters

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on ....

21 February, 2019

Only ads verified by EC to be published: Facebook, Google tell Bombay HC

Payal Ganguly

Social media platforms Facebook, Google and YouTube on Monday said they will conduct a “pre-verification process” ....

19 February, 2019

Facebook hires former journalist Natasha Jog as election integrity head for India

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook has appointed former journalist Natasha Jog as its election integrity head for India, The Economic ....

13 February, 2019