Meta has admitted that it will start laying off some of its employees, and will stop hiring for the upcoming year. It will also impose stricter financial restrictions to brace for a tougher year.
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Twitter is now offering an "Immersive" video player and an Explorer tab for recommending the most popular content on the platform. The microblogging network seems to be following TikTok.
Alice, a commuter airplane with two propellers powered by electric motors has conducted its first flight. The duration of the journey is limited by batteries. It also has restrictions on capacity.
YouTube has released new features for Smart TVs. Any device that can output 5.1 Surround Sound will be able to do so for videos that have the content, and users will be able to chat while casting.
Microsoft 365 and Office subscriptions will get complimentary access to "Premium filters and effects" available for the Clipchamp cloud-based video editor. The Essential pack costs $12 per month.
Mozilla has implied that tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, and Apple use their dominant position in the market to limit, steer, and influence consumer choice, especially regarding web browsers.
The Indian government has proposed a new law which could grant the administration sweeping powers to bypass end-to-end encryption (E2EE) and intercept messages and calls on platforms such as WhatsApp.
Instagram suffered a two-hour-long outage. The social media platform has now come back to life and started to function normally. The exact cause behind the service going down isn't yet known.
Meta and Google have so far avoided reducing their workforce. Instead of announcing layoffs, these tech giants are restructuring their departments and asking employees to join active projects.
Microsoft might not label fake news as "false". The company seems concerned that the topic is heavily politicized, and hence might go after creators and distributors of disinformation campaigns.
Microsoft Xbox Update Preview coming to the Alpha ring members of the Xbox Insider program. The update allows muting the startup sound of the console and tests a new filter system for games and apps.
Google is moving Reminders from Assistant and Calendar to an independent app called Tasks. The app will assimilate everything from every device and help users. Google Keep isn't going away either.
NVIDIA RTX Remix is a platform that will allow modders to add Ray Tracing to decades-old classic games that worked on DirectX 8 and 9. The tool will add a lot more data for "realistic" light effects.
YouTube has announced 'Creator Music', which allows YouTubers to use licensed music in their videos without attracting penalties. There's a catalog of popular music, with flexible revenue sharing.
The free LibreOffice productivity suite has started demanding a convenience fee of about $9. This charge is only applicable to a particular group of users and can be easily avoided.
Google is rolling out a pilot program that allows political campaigns to secure "Spam Folder Exemptions", which ensures Gmail's junk mail detection is intentionally stalled for certain emails.