Culture  /  Published 16.05.21

Net-melting sounds

Sadly we have lost Sophie, one of the architects of the genre, early this year after an accidental fall in Athens, but the Scottish musician-producer’s attempt at imagining pop without borders w...
By Mathures Paul

Science Tech  /  Published 03.05.21

Snapchat: Getting the ‘spotlight’ right

• Snapchat ended the latest quarter with 280 million daily average users, compared with 265 million in the prior quarter and 229 million a year earlier. Though North America remains the company&r...
By Mathures Paul

Business  /  Published 05.04.21

ByteDance cries foul

China’s ByteDance has told an Indian court that a government freeze on its bank accounts in a probe of possible tax evasion amounts to harassment and was done illegally, according to a filing se...
By Reuters in Mumbai

World  /  Published 12.03.21

Pakistan to block TikTok after court order

Pakistan will block popular social media app TikTok after a court order, a spokesman for the country’s telecoms regulator said on Thursday. “The court has asked PTA to block access to Tik...
By Reuters in Islamabad

World  /  Published 06.03.21

Myanmar: TikTok to threaten protesters

Armed Myanmar soldiers and police are using TikTok to deliver death threats to protesters against last month’s coup, researchers said, leading the Chinese video-sharing app to announce it was re...
By Reuters in Singapore


Science Tech  /  Published 05.03.21

Netflix launches ‘Fast Laughs’

Netflix is using the vast content library at its disposal in a unique way. The streaming giant has gone deeper into short video format with a new mobile feature for its subscribers. Called Fast Laughs...
By Mathures Paul

Entertainment  /  Published 16.02.21

Niharika NM gets candid on her content

A funny one-liner: What would you call a person that can shake the moon? Chandrashekar. If life gives you lemons: Just don’t make lemon rice with it. A character you would love to play in a fi...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Business  /  Published 28.01.21

TikTok signals closure in India

TikTok parent firm ByteDance has started large-scale layoffs in the country after the government permanently banned the China-based short-video service along with 58 other apps following responses fro...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 27.01.21

TikTok to close India business

  Chinese social media firm Bytedance, which owns TikTok and Helo apps, has announced the closure of its India business following continued restrictions on its services in the country. TikTok&#...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 09.01.21

Platform beneath his feet

Twitch: In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel. Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s i...
By Mathures Paul


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