Netflix
Netflix launches TikTok-rival 'Fast Laughs' for mobile users
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Fast Laughs, currently only available for iOS device owners in select countries, looks and feels like TikTok or Instagram Reels. It offers a full-screen feed from films (like Murder Mystery), series (Big Mouth), sitcoms (The Crew) and stand-up from comedians like Kevin Hart and Ali Wong.
Jio-Phone
Two years of unlimited services and new JioPhone at Rs 1,999
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A Jio statement said that under the first-of-its kind- offer in India, a new user would get a new JioPhone, unlimited voice calls for two years, unlimited data (2 GB per month) for two years and there would be no requirement for recharge for two years.
India tablet market
India tablet market records 14.7% growth in 2020, Lenovo leads
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Samsung was the top gainer as their strong control on component supplies helped them gain a 13-percentage point jump in their market share. Also, it managed to remain at the top spot in the consumer segment with shipments growing 157 per cent over 2019, according to the IDC's 'Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker'.
New-Twitter-tool
New Twitter tool to let users block, mute abusive accounts
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With the new safety mode, the micro-blogging platform will automatically detect accounts that "might be acting abusive or spammy." The company will limit how those accounts can engage with your content for seven days.
Doubtnut
Doubt-solving platform Doubtnut raises Rs 224 cr
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Leading multilingual doubt-solving platform platform Doubtnut on Thursday announced it has raised Rs 224 crore in series B funding led by SIG and Lupa Systems. Existing investors Sequoia Capital India, Omidyar Network India and Waterbridge Ventures also participated in the funding round.
social media, OTT
Govt comes up with stricter norms for social media, OTT
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Addressing the media, the Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that social media platforms will be classified under two categories - social media intermediaries and significant social media intermediaries - with the latter being subject to greater obligations.
Telegram
Telegram introduces auto-delete messages feature
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All the messages show a countdown to their deletion time, users can track the time to specific messages by simply tap on Android or press and hold on iOS. Auto-delete only applies to messages sent after the timer is set, earlier messages will stay in the chat history, Telegram said.