Cleartrip Acquisition by Flipkart Met With Fond Farewells on Indian Twitter

E-commerce giant Flipkart on Thursday announced that it was acquiring online travel aggregator Cleartrip. The Walmart-owned company did not disclose the acquisition amount. Cleartrip has been one of the most popular entities in India’s online travel space, and Twitter put up a befitting farewell to the original minds behind the company founded in 2006. Acknowledging […]

Karan Johar unfollows Kartik Aaryan on Instagram? Read details – Times of India

Karan Johar’s production house confirmed that it will be re-casting ‘Dostana 2’ after the exit of Kartik Aaryan due to professional circumstances. A source revealed to ETimes, “There is buzz that Kartik has expressed creative differences over the script of ‘Dostana 2′”. If the reports are to be believed, Karan’s production house will not work […]

Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy in India, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

New Delhi: Facebook has signed a deal to buy renewable energy in India from a local firm’s wind power project, the social media giant’s first such deal in the South Asian nation, the companies said on Thursday.The 32 megawatt wind power project, located in southern Karnataka state, is part of a larger portfolio of wind […]

Free E-commerce Certification Programme in Malaysia by 11street Academy

Free E-commerce Certification Programme in Malaysia 11street Academy is endorsed by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Google AdWords and Facebook with objective of enhance sellers with the fundamental and essential skillsets to manage online businesses as well as understanding the Digital Marketing landscape. In order to enrol in this program, you are required to be […]

Twitter is down in India for some users, company says it’s working on a fix

Twitter faced a massive outage earlier today with over 71,000 users reporting the issue on the outage monitoring website DownDetector. During the outage, users were able to access the app with cached posts visible, however, they could not post new tweets, or even like, retweet or comment on the older ones. The issue reportedly mainly affected […]

Faceoff: Indianapolis shooting leaves 4 Sikhs dead, Twitter calls it a racist attack | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI. Four members of the Sikh community are among those who killed in the mass shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday night by a gunman identified as 19-year old Caucasian youth Brandon Scott Hole. US President Joe Biden, who is faced with yet another mass shooting on his watch, called the […]

Priest named ‘social media influencer’ awardee – Manila Bulletin

A parish priest has been named male social media influencer at the 2020 Catholic Social Media Awards (CSMA). Rev. Fr. Joseph Fidel Roura (Facebook) Reverend Father Joseph Fidel Roura, the parish priest of Quasi-Parish of Our Lady of La Salette at the Muzon village of San Jose del Monte, was recognized during the virtual awarding […]

Online communities helping Indians sail through pandemic: FB

Facebook. New Delhi, (Asian independent) Amid the pandemic, India saw a steep growth in online communities on Facebook and 92 per cent respondents said they received some form of support through online community groups amid the deadly Covid wave last year, a new Facebook-New York University (NYU) report said on Friday. Over 38.8 per cent people […]

Is China’s luxury market really ‘Covid-proof’? Chinese demand for Dior gave LVMH a US$10 billion boost, thanks largely to millennial and Gen Z online shoppers | South China Morning Post

What differentiates China’s Big Tech antitrust challenges from those of Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple | South China Morning Post

Two thirds of urban Indians plan to use online shopping delivery services in the future

YouGov’s latest research reveals two-thirds of urban Indians (67 per cent) plan to increase the use of online shopping or delivery services once the pandemic is over. The ‘International FMCG/CPG report 2021: Consumer goods in a crisis’ provides a high-level analysis of consumers’ attitudes to fast moving/consumer packaged goods across 17 global markets. The white […]

Family, social media tips for first-time voters | Kolkata News – Times of India

Kolkata: While some have been watching Youtube videos of how people cast vote, others have been taking notes from their parents over the nuances of voting. Also, there are some who are aware of the poll process and are running an awareness campaign, inspiring others to vote — they are all first time voters living […]

Karan Johar unfollows Kartik Aaryan on Instagram? Read details | Hindi Movie News – Times of India

Karan Johar’s production house confirmed that it will be re-casting ‘Dostana 2’ after the exit of Kartik Aaryan due to professional circumstances. A source revealed to ETimes, “There is buzz that Kartik has expressed creative differences over the script of ‘Dostana 2′”. If the reports are to be believed, Karan’s production house will not work […]

India stands at 49th position in inclusion and gender equality in accessing the internet, reveals Facebook-EIU report

Despite cheapest data plans and nearly 700 million internet users, India is at a dismal 49th spot globally when it comes to internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the world wide web, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study has revealed. India is tied with Thailand in 49th place this year on the scores of […]

Legal & IP Translation Startup Bering Lab Gets Funded By Korean Search Giant Naver

If your company has AI as a cornerstone, investors will probably love you. Among such companies in recent funding news are Israel-based language service provider (LSP) BLEND, platform and API integration on a SaaS model; Berlin-based LSP Lengoo, an AI agency; and New York-based tech startup OthersideAI, an email productivity tool built on the world’s […]

China and the RCEP: Guangzhou Becomes First City to Issue Special Cross-Border E-Commerce Measures

Guangzhou’s measures to promote cross-border e-commerce is the first such move in China where special policies have been rolled out to help the local business community benefit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, when it comes into effect. On March 30, the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Commerce published Several Measures for Guangzhou to Grasp the […]

Pakistan suspends services of social media platforms following violent protest – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday temporarily suspended the services of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp to stop their use to organise demonstrations following violent protests by a radical religious group that has now been banned by the government. The government banned Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) on Thursday following three days of violent protest by […]

BeLive Powers Live Streaming for E-commerce Giant Bukalapak, Singapore Retailer Changi Airport Group and Telco M1 with its Interactive Live Streaming Solutions

[ACCESSWIRE] SINGAPORE, MY / ACCESSWIRE / April 16, 2021 / According to Grand View Research, the global streaming market size was valued at US$50.11 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 21% from 2021 to 2028. BeLive (www.belive.sg) understands the opportunities present in the emerging live […]

Online communities helped 92% of Indians sail through pandemic: Facebook

Amid the pandemic, India saw a steep growth in online communities on Facebook and 92 percent of respondents said they received some form of support through online community groups amid the deadly COVID-19 wave last year, a new Facebook-New York University (NYU) report said on Friday. Over 38.8 percent of people in India said the […]

Chrissy Teigen is back on Twitter, proving how difficult it is to quit the platform | Business Insider India

Chrissy Teigen rejoined Twitter on Friday after a three-week hiatus. She’s among several celebrities and moguls who have publicly quit and returned to the platform. Research shows that these apps become addicting because they create feelings of “social well-being.” Chrissy Teigen has logged back on. The model, TV personality, and cookbook author tweeted on Friday […]

Pakistan suspends services of social media platforms following violent protest – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday temporarily suspended the services of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp to stop their use to organise demonstrations following violent protests by a radical religious group that has now been banned by the government. The government banned Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) on Thursday following three days of violent protest by […]

H&M saga in Vietnam: The promise and peril of social media, Opinion News & Top Stories

H&M, the globe-trotting purveyor of fast fashion, has in recent times found itself caught in the pincers of rival nationalisms. The source of the latest controversy – the Swedish firm’s supposed position on China’s divisive nine-dash line claim to the South China Sea. H&M has been facing a growing uproar and boycott calls from social […]

Money saving tips for meals at Haidilao hotpot chain trend on Chinese social media, but not all are impressed | South China Morning Post

Former employee accuses Facebook of being ignorant of its policies to favour a BJP MP | Business Insider India

Facebook has been caught in another controversy for being accused of showing bias towards the ruling regime. Sophie Zhang, a former employee, says Facebook stopped the checkpoint process after realising one of these networks supports a BJP MP. It’s not the first time Facebook has found itself cornered for its bias towards the BJP. US-based […]

Facebook signs first clean energy deal in India

20h | Antony Savvas Facebook has signed a major deal to buy clean wind power from a company in India to help power its offices and data centres in Asia. It is the first such deal that the social media and advertising giant has signed in India. The 32MW wind power project – located in […]

MicroLED Displays: Patents, Facebook And China

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Facebook oversight board extends timeline to decide on Donald Trump ban – Times of India

Facebook Inc’s independent oversight board said on Friday it had extended the timeline for deciding whether to uphold former US President Donald Trump‘s indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram. The board, created by Facebook in response to criticism over its handling of problematic content, wrote in a tweet that it would announce the decision in […]

Uighur workers advertised on Chinese internet

Reuters U.S. preliminary plan on Afghanistan is to remove at least some contractors -Pentagon The Pentagon said on Friday the preliminary plan on Afghanistan is for at least some contractors to be removed during the United States’ military withdrawal from the country. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan […]