Enterprise Tech Dispatch: Google halts facial tech research over $5 bribes

Vignesh Ananthraj

Google halts the launch of facial recognition technology Tech giant Google has halted the research on its new facial recognition ....

9 October, 2019

Snapchat parent opens India office, to build local team

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

US-headquartered Snap Inc, which owns multimedia messaging platform Snapchat, has launched India operations by opening an office ....

13 August, 2019

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram face major global outage


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

14 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


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

7 March, 2019

Indian lawmakers summon Facebook officials to discuss protecting citizens' rights


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

22 February, 2019

Instagram elevates Vishal Shah as head of product


Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing app Instagram said on Monday it promoted its director of product management Vishal Shah ....

11 December, 2018

After building Hotstar, Ajit Mohan will now have to rebuild Facebook in India

Anirban Ghoshal & Anand J

Sometime last year, Hotstar chief executive Ajit Mohan took to Facebook to write about a new feature of his video-streaming service. ....

26 September, 2018

Instagram co-founders resign in latest top-level exit from Facebook


Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical ....

25 September, 2018

Telecom dept is figuring out ways to block Facebook, WhatsApp in emergencies

Shweta Sharma

The telecom department has asked internet service providers and telecom operators to suggest ways in which social networking platforms ....

7 August, 2018

Facebook-owned Instagram to play long videos in challenge to Google's YouTube


Facebook Inc-owned social network Instagram launched a mobile app on Wednesday dedicated to user-generated videos up to an ....

21 June, 2018

Now, an AI engine that combats facial-recognition detectors crawling social media

Anirban Ghoshal

Researchers from the University of Toronto have come up with an artificial-intelligence technology that thwarts facial recognition ....

1 June, 2018

Facebook rejigs top management, starts blockchain division


Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday ordered one of the biggest management shakeups in the history of the social ....

9 May, 2018

BlackBerry claims Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram copied Messenger features


BlackBerry Ltd on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing ....

7 March, 2018

Instagram reaches 600 million monthly active users

Priya Singh

Instagram has reached 600 million monthly active users, adding its latest 100 million users faster than ever before, the company ....

16 December, 2016

Facebook unveils year-end review 2016; Pokemon Go, iPhone 7 among most talked in India

Priya Singh

Social networking giant Facebook released its year-end review for 2016, highlighting 'moments, events and trends' that ruled ....

9 December, 2016

WhatsApp to withdraw support from millions of devices by year-end

Priya Singh

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently announced in a blogpost that the messaging platform would no longer be functional on older devices ....

5 December, 2016

Instagram emulates Facebook Live, to launch video feature Go Insta

Priya Singh

Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram is all set to launch 'Go Insta', a live video service similar to that of Facebook Live. 'Live ....

11 November, 2016

WhatsApp testing Snapchat-like status feature

Priya Singh

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new ....

4 November, 2016

Instagram to lure users to spend through 'shop now' option

Dearton Thomas Hector

Facebook Inc.-owned photo and video sharing app Instagram is testing a "shop now" button that it will roll out from next week, ....

2 November, 2016

Instagram launches a replica of Snapchat "Stories"

Disha Sharma

Instagram, the photo sharing app owned by Facebook, has taken a leaf out of rival Snapchat's book and launched a feature which ....

3 August, 2016