Emerging startups find their big picture in web videos

Videos are emerging as the preferred way to communicate with prospective consumers for early stage consumer internet, as they expand user base beyond metros. Faster internet, language barriers for text and literacy issues are making these startups explore video as an option to make their products go viral. A new breed of fintech players such …

Five women, three men and two brands – the Top 10 most followed accounts on Twitter

Pop-sensationon Friday createdhistory by becoming the first person to garner 100 million followers on the micro blogging site. The singer, who made her debut on theplatform in 2009, has been very active since she first tweeted during her travels in Berlin. And now, the ‘Witness’ singer can reach 100 million people with just 140 characters. …

Delhi High Court directs Facebook, Google to remove offending material on Sasikala

New Delhi: TheWednesday directedandto remove alleged derogatory material related to BJP leaderPushpa who claimed that her image was being tarnished by purported morphed photos and videos with a man on social media. A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh also stayed the June 2 judgement of a single judge relating to the direction …

Google expands partnership with Prasar Bharati for live, archival content digitisation

NEW DELHI: Tech gianton Tuesday announced a continued long-term collaboration withfor live coverage onand Google Search for events of national importance such as the National Independence Day and Republic Day telecast. Google will also work towards digitising content from over two decades fromandon Google Arts and Culture and host digital archives of Prasar Bharti in …

Any place on the map! How GPS is transforming the way we travel

The taxi driver had absolutely no idea about thehe called his home. It had been two years since he moved to, but he was clueless about the most basic destinations -Fountain, Nariman Point, Bandra. His modus operandi was to hand over his phone and ask the passenger to key in the details of the destination …

ASCI investigates ads featuring Ajay Devgn and MS Dhoni, calls them misleading

MUMBAI: Actor’s ad for Dabur Babool Ayurvedic Paste and’s campaign for Rexona Whitening were among the marketing efforts found as ‘misleading’ by, a self regulatory body of advertisers. The Dabur campaign on television and Youtube had a message in Hindi which alleges that ordinary white toothpastes are cheating consumers and the cheating will stop by …

Money game: The growing biz of PUBG and its star players

(This story originally appeared inon Aug 26, 2019) Aaditya Sawant, a popular YouTuber with 4.8 million subscribers, was playing and livestreaming the battle royale gameearlier this month when a fan pinged him, seeking to be his team member. The fan had paid him over Rs 6,000 in two hours through afeature called ”, in which …

YouTube working on removing harmful content: Sundar Pichai

has made significant changes to its hate speech policy and removed over nine million videos in the last quarter as part of an ongoing process to reduce the spread of,’s Indian-American CEOsaid Monday, but acknowledged that the platform is too big to completely fix the problem. YouTube, which is owned by Google, has come under …