Facebook to get rights to show music videos
Bloomberg reported in December that Facebook was looking to acquire rights to music videos from major record labels to boost its Watch video service, while TechCrunch earlier this month said that it could launch licensed music videos in the United States in August.
Facebook set to expand WhatsApp's commerce partnerships in India, then take it global
In April, Facebook announced investments of $ $5.7 bill...
Facebook, Google bet on Jio pact to tap into opportunities in India; plan to take solutions global
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the partnership "will be to wire up and get thousands of kiranas, small businesses across India, onboarded onto WhatsApp to do commerce there". In the investor call of Alphabet, its chief Sundar Pichai said the company has announced a 'Google for India' Digitisation Fund to help Indian Internet users.
Highlights: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google CEOs grilled at US Congress hearing over their market power
Congressional lawmakers finally got a chance Wednesday to grill the CEOs of Big Tech over their dominance and allegations of monopolistic pr...
India data-curb plan 'anathema', U.S. tech giants plan pushback
A USIBC spokeswoman had no comment on the draft letter. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce didn't respond to Reuters queries.
Facebook fails to appease organizers of ad boycott
Rivals like Twitter and Snap have moved to label or play down untruthful or incendiary posts from Trump on their platforms, but Facebook has resisted labeling his posts as hate speech or taking them down. Zuckerberg has defended the hands-off approach by stressing the importance of free speech and arguing that Facebook is not an arbiter of posts.
Microsoft's foray in Indian social media is long due, say experts
Under CEO Satya Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft has refocused business to the Cloud and led an aggressive acquisition strategy using cash to buy both big as well as small firms.
Future still uncertain, old TikTok videos flood other social media platforms
Old TikTok videos with the app’s watermark on them can be seen on other apps in a move that may have potential legal ramifications for these content creators and the apps uploading them. ByteDance owned TikTok owns the IP on content created using their proprietary tools.
Government's move to ban apps will hurt Xiaomi India revenue: Analysts
A browser earns royalties from its default search engine , digital ads and other integrated shortcuts on its home page. Mi Browser currently displays 15 shortcuts including social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn and shopping websites ShopClues etc.
India seeks to limit Facebook, Amazon, Google dominance over online data
The document named U.S. giants Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google as the beneficiaries of first-mover advantages and network effects that have “left many new entrants and start-ups being squeezed and faced with significant entry barriers.”
Apple, Amazon and Google are all bulletproof, nothing in this world can challenge them
Tackling companies with combined annual revenue of $782 billion, more than the gross domestic product of Switzerland, is a huge challenge, meaning competition authorities benefit from the work that’s already been done elsewhere.
Facebook to shut TikTok clone Lasso
Lasso was launched in 2018 as an answer to TikTok, which has gained popularity globally. However, Lasso failed to gain traction and match TikTok. Facebook is now betting on Instagram Reels. It is also similar to TikTok where a user can record 15 second videos.
Facebook hires three new directors for India
Manohar Hotchandani joins Facebook as director, business development and will be working across multiple opportunities in India, with a focus on growing gaming, commerce, AR/VR, Facebook said.