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Snapchat foraying into new territory

  • Everyone is competing with Snapchat. Its competitors are not shying away from copying its features. However, one can hardly blame them. Snapchat is shattering all numbers. It is growing in a very rapid and explosive way.Interestingly though, Snapchat has not reacted to any of the direct copying...

How the BBC found its voice in the Arab world

  • LONDON: In these days of quick-hit, “use it fast and ditch it even faster” consumerism, anything that has been around for 80 years and is still popular must be considered a mold-breaker....

Facebook makes reality TV its new weapon for web supremacy

  • CANNES: Facebook said Wednesday it was reviving the pioneering MTV reality show “The Real World” as its secret weapon to lure viewers away from YouTube. The social media giant said it was also trying to harness the formidable online power of the “cute kitten” factor with a new show called “Wor...

India bans 47 more Chinese mobile apps

  • NEW DELHI: India has banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking the highly popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns, an information ministry official and media reports said Monday. Tensions between the world’s two most-populous ...

Emaar Dubai and Zoom partner up for virtual NYE show

  • LONDON: UAE developer Emaar Dubai and web conference platform Zoom have partnered up to showcase a virtual New Year's Eve event to audiences around the world. The event will take the famous Burj Khalifa’s fountain show straight to viewers’ tablets as many are locked in their homes due to...

Mexico to allow appeals on social media account cancelation

  • MEXICO CITY: The party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented for public comment a proposed set of regulations on Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies. The new law proposed Monday by López Obrador’s Morena party would open the companies to fines of up to $4.4 million ...

India tells social media firms to take down ‘Indian variant’ posts

  • NEW DELHI: India’s government has ordered social media platforms to take down content that refers to the “Indian variant” of the coronavirus. The B.1.617 variant was first detected in India last year and has been blamed for much of a devastating Covid-19 wave that has battered South Asian nati...

India warns of clampdown on social media firms over failure to follow new rules

  • LONDON: Indian authorities have warned that big social media platforms that did not comply with new laws issued in the country three months ago may from Wednesday have their operations interrupted. Companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have reportedly failed to abide by rules highlighted...

First look: the shocking details behind MBC’s explosive Carlos Ghosn documentary

  • LONDON: “How on earth do you get to the point where somebody like Carlos (Ghosn) has to hang out with shadowy figures to smuggle him out across an international border, halfway across the world, safely?” Nick Green, the director of an upcoming documentary about the former Nissan chairman called...

Facebook says it should not be blamed for US failing to meet vaccine goals

  • WASHINGTON: Facebook on Saturday defended itself against US President Joe Biden’s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story. “The data shows that 85 percent of Faceb...