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Facebook Tests Posting of Instagram Stories as WhatsApp Statuses

HIGHLIGHTS The feature has been confirmed to be in testing A Story posted as a WhatsApp Status will be encrypted Facebook didn’t confirm if it would roll out the feature globally Facebook is running a small test to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp Status. The new feature will let users post decorated photos, videos, and GIF images from Instagram on WhatsApp, ... Read More »

Why Intelligent Disruption in Advertising Will Be the Most Important Trend of 2018

Intelligent disruption will change the way the ad industry functions. Getty Images As we begin another year, is there a phrase or thought that the advertising industry can focus its attention on as we enter 2018? I submit to you two words: intelligent and disruption. According to Merriam-Webster, disrupt is, “to break apart, to throw into disorder, to interrupt the ... Read More »

Airtel Partners Intex, Offers Aqua Lions N1 at an Effective Price of Rs. 1,649

HIGHLIGHTS Intex Aqua Lions N1 was unveiled on Wednesday alongside the offer Two older Intex smartphones were also brought under Airtel’s offer Airtel previously partnered with Karbonn and Celkon Airtel has partnered Intex to bring three of the domestic brand’s smartphones under its Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative, which offers cashback to sweeten the purchase and lock customers onto the operator’s network. Thus far, ... Read More »

Apple Requires Games With Loot Boxes to Disclose to Users Odds of Receiving the Items

HIGHLIGHTS Games have to let users know the odds of getting rare items in loot boxes This is now required by Apple for games on the App Store It’s just a matter of time before other digital game stores follow suit Amidst the on going controversy surrounding loot boxes in video games courtesy Star Wars Battlefront 2, Apple has declared that games with loot ... Read More »

Appointment of Dalit priests in Kerala temples gives hope to their counterparts in Tamil Nadu

In October, the Travancore Devaswom Board recommended the appointment of 36 non-Brahmins, including six Dalits, as priests in the temples it manages in Kerala. This came after the Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board for the first time conducted a written test and interviews for candidates. The recruitment board, which fills permanent positions in the state’s temples, made the appointments according to norms laid ... Read More »

How Virtual Reality Is Changing The World Of Advertising

(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images) What opportunities does augmented reality open up for advertisers? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Julia Tokareva, Software Development Consultant at RubyGarage, on Quora: Augmented reality technology has already gained popularity, so more and more users are enjoying it. Many companies have already embraced ... Read More »

YouTube Advertising Crackdown Puts Some Creators Out of Work

YouTube’s crackdown on inappropriate material is inadvertently depriving some creators of as much as 80 percent of their monthly sales, a blow to the very people who helped make the site the most popular place to watch video online. The swift drop in revenue, a side effect of YouTube’s attempt to remove ads from offensive videos, has caused some users ... Read More »

Microsoft Edge Browser Goes Out of Preview; Now Available to Download for Android, iOS

HIGHLIGHTS The Edge browser app was available for Windows Insiders last month It is now available to download via Google Play and the App Store Microsoft has added a couple of new features since the preview Microsoft has officially released its Edge browser for Android and iOS devices, a month after unveiling its beta version last month to receive feedback from the ... Read More »

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Here’s another reason to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as according to scientists, a plant-based diet may help to reduce the risk of a deadly heart failure. According to the study, people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. Another team of researchers also ... Read More »

Diabetes patients, beware: Glucose control can increase risk of death

A team of researchers has found that the common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality. Looking at routine data from over 3,00,000 people in the UK, collected between 2004 and 2015, researchers found that lower levels of glycated haemoglobin — typically regarded as being good ... Read More »