YouTube star Stevie Ryan passes away at 33, suicide suspected

LOS ANGELES: Television personality Stevie Ryan was found dead at her residence in what the LA County Coroner’s Office has ruled as a suicide by hanging. She was 33. Ryan, best known for YouTube channel and VH1 comedy series Stevie TV, died on Saturday, according to the coroner’s office’s online confirmation, reported Deadline. The actress first rose to fame through her...

Google’s startup bets could help its Bharat push

Search gianthas made two back-to-back investments in the social network and short videos category through its $10 billion India Digitisation Fund, as it looks to strengthen its presence in the country’s burgeoning digital ecosystem. The investments inandhave come at a time when domestic and global companies are looking to capitalise on unprecedented user demand for short videos brought about by...

Onida Smart LED TV- Fire TV Edition review: Stands out from the crowd, better than Android TV

Get it for: Rs 12,999Highlights: First TV to run Fire TV OS, user experience Afterandpartnered with Flipkart to manufacture and sell their smart TVs online, Onida too has joined the trend and launched a TV in partnership with Amazon. The Onida Smart LED TV- Fire TV Edition comes in 32 inches and 43 inches and here, we review the former, priced at Rs 12,999. The idea behind the TV is simple: to...

LG G8x ThinQ review: Vivid colours, ample brightness, good for multitasking & high on innovation

Get it for: Rs 49,900Highlight: Dual screen Putting an extra screen in a smartphone sounds like a quirky idea and that is exactly what LG has done with its G8x ThinQ. The second screen comes in a case that can be connected to the phone and acts as an additional display. While this feature makes the smartphone looks distinct and fun to use, the twin screens are not really high on utility. When...

Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus untruths

SAN FRANCISCO: As the newspreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up. Google,and other platforms are struggling to keep ahead of scammers, trolls, and others with ill intent who routinely use major tragedies or disasters as opportunities to swindle or manipulate people. ‘The public concern about coronavirus is being used as a vehicle to...

Prince Harry joins pop royalties like Selena Gomez, J-Lo at ‘Vax Live’ concert in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES: Britain’sjoined pop royalty includingat a star-studded concert inSunday to urge faster and more even global vaccinations, as he voiced support for India during its devastating Covid outbreak. ‘: The Concert To Reunite The World’ featured video messages from the pope and President Joe Biden and in-person appearances from Hollywood stars such as Ben Affleck and Sean...

YouTube goes the TikTok way, starts testing short video-sharing app ‘YouTube Shorts’ in India

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube, on Monday, began testing arival in India, saying it would refine its short video format and roll it out in more countries in coming months. made its debut as TikTok pursues a partnership with Oracle that it hopes will spare it from being shut-down in the US by. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday confirmed a bid from Oracle concerning TikTok’s American...

Working with governments to ensure openness of platform, protect users from harmful content: YouTube

is focused on working withto better shape regulations that allow the video streaming platform to preserve openness, while protecting communities from, YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said. The top executive noted that the platform has always had a robust set of community guidelines to protect the ecosystem of users,and partners from aspects like hate speech, misinformation and harmful...

Inside the BITS YouTube mafia

‘When the world zigs, zag.’ This 1982 strapline for Levi’s (written by Barbara Noakes) resonates well with ninestudents who have recently found popularity as YouTubers. In an environment where the world expects premier engineering college students like them to become future startup founders, product designers, or analysts at major investment banking firms, these 18-to-22-year-olds took a...