Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Facebook

Metaverse will change the way we function — but here’s what it means for businesses

BMW, Disney, Gucci and Warner Bros are some of the companies already operating in the metaverse. Take a look at a summary of upcoming trends.

Shopping, studying and working: How we will spend an hour a day in the metaverse in 2026

About 30% of the world’s organisations will have metaverse products and services by 2026, too, says technology research specialist Gartner.

Snapsave provides an amazing guide to download Facebook videos in 5 easy steps

The Facebook video downloader is a Snapsave app extension that lets you save videos from Facebook to your computer.

Sonia Gandhi tears into Modi govt & BJP for ‘colluding with FB, Twitter to hack democracy’

During Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Congress interim chief asked govt to put an end to ‘systematic interference’ of FB & other social media giants in India’s electoral politics.

Social media platforms show filtered reality. We should learn to take breaks

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Al Jazeera claims FB ran ‘surrogate ads’ to help BJP in 2019. Jio-funded news site denies link

Facebook has refuted the allegations, stating that there are teams focused on taking down such ads, and that its policies are applied uniformly, irrespective of political positions.

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok begin restricting access to Russian state media platforms in EU

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a growing number of govts to ask large tech companies to reduce or restrict their services in Russia aiming to curtail propaganda.

Mark Zuckerberg still has too much control of Facebook

While founders of Microsoft, Alphabet Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. have stepped aside, Zuckerberg who founded Facebook 18 years ago, still controls 58% voting shares & remains chairman.

In post-Covid age of digital campaigns, parties spent just Rs 8 crore in 3 months on Facebook

In 2017 polls in same 5 states, key national & regional parties spent over Rs 300 crore on publicity. But, it seems that digital ad spends aren’t a big part of this expense head.

Facebook, Instagram block handles of Indian Army’s Kashmir-based Chinar Corps

A senior official said the matter had been taken up with the authorities concerned in Facebook, but so far there has been no response from their side.

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India’s monetary panel sees need for more interest rate hikes

India’s monetary policy makers voted to hike interest rates for the first time in nearly four years and moved to drain billions of rupees from the banking system to tame prices.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.