Houseparty plans a 3-day online fest, featuring Katy Perry, John Legend & Snoop Dogg

Video-calling apphas seen its popularity surge vis a vis established rivals like Skype over the past few months, but makers of the apps now extend its functionality to take on apps like Instagram andwhich allow live-video broadcasts. Houseparty is looking to expand its ambit by hosting a three-day online festival featuring musicians, actors and a …

How US-based scientist Gaurav Agrawal’s sunset picture broke the Internet & phones

It was a picture capturing a beautiful sunset over St Mary Lake in Montana, US. And that’s all it should have been. Instead, the stunning picture by San Diego-based scientist and amateur photographersent manyusers into a frenzy last month. The visual captured by Agrawal during a trip last year, when downloaded as a wallpaper, caused …

Internet companies see a jump in consumption of religious, astrology and wellness posts

BENGALURU:companies including home-grown social media startups and music-streaming firm Gaana have recorded a jump in the consumption of, astrology andsince March, even as the Covid-19forced people to stay indoors. Religious organisations are also relying on, Instagram andto broadcast their content, as most places of worship are closed. Live-streaming of festivals, recorded sessions of church services …