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Facebook Signs Deal With ESL to Live Stream E-Sports

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook to bring over 5,550 hours of e-sports events, original content It also recently announced a tie-up with Major League Baseball Twitter also partnered with ESL, Dreamhack to live stream tournaments Taking on Twitter and Amazon-owned Twitch when it comes to live-streaming sport events, Facebook has now announced a partnership with global e-sports company […]

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Facebook Rolls Out New 'Order Food' Feature for Mobile and Web

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS The feature is showing up for select people in US It appears on web and the app as well The ‘Order Food’ feature is powered by Delivery.com and Slice Facebook is rolling out a new ordering food feature, in a bid to keep users hooked onto its app, and not stray off to another […]

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China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Almost half of China’s Internet users use live video streaming sites The live broadcasting market was worth CNY 21 billion in 2016 Ministry of Culture said that it had shut down 10 hosting platforms Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing […]

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Facebook Testing Tools to Help People Discover Local News

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook testing products that meaningfully engage with their community The test have just begun and are on three products Facebook is also using software to intercept graphic content A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its […]

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Facebook Gets 'Live Chat With Friends' and 'Live With' Features

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Live Chat With Friends is currently being tested on mobile Live Chat With Friends will be made available broadly in summer Live With feature was earlier available only to public figures It is not a hidden fact that Facebook has been trying to focus on videos for quite some time and after imitating some […]

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Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users […]

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BlackBerry Says Its New Solution Can Help Businesses Monitor WhatsApp Chats

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry has partnered VoxSmart to offer data monitoring services It provides ability to capture, record, store and analyse mobile voice Services will be useful for firms to monitor WhatsApp and WeChat chats To enable financial institutions monitor data on WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging platforms in line with the upcoming European Union (EU) directive, […]

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McDonald's to Use Snapchat to Hire Workers in the US

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS McDonald’s will hire some US workers this summer through Snapchat About 250,000 people will be hired across its US restaurants The chain started accepting “Snaplications” in Australia last month In its bid to attract young applicants, American fast-food chain McDonald’s will hire some US workers this summer through the photo-sharing app Snapchat. The world’s […]

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Facebook Rainbow Reaction Is Here and This Is How You Can Get It Now

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has added the Rainbow reaction to support LGBTQ Pride There are also Pride-themed masks and frames Pride-themed features on Facebook will till June-end Facebook has launched a new Rainbow emoji reaction, among several other features, in honour of the LGBTQ Pride Month — celebrated every year in June — and show support to […]

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IRCTC Offers Rs. 50 Cashback on Tickets Bought Using New mVisa Payment Method

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Users can link their visa debit, credit or prepaid account to mVisa app IRCTC will give Rs. 50 cashback to consumers using mVisa to book tickets Consumers can book tickets through mVisa scan & pay on the IRCTC website Rail travellers using IRCTC can now book train tickets by mVisa payment method that allows […]

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