WFH woes: Zaggle Chairman’s daily screen-time went up from 6 to 10 hours during lockdown

Chairman Raj N on the gadgets and apps that keep him at the top of his game: Gadgets of choice “The two gadgets that I can’t live without are my Fitbit smartwatch and smartphone. The smartwatch tracks my physical activity and how the body is responding to it. It reads my sleep patterns and gives suggestions to improve it. As an analytical person, I engage with data on the number of steps...

WhatsApp does its bit, donates $1 mn to International Fact-Checking Network, launches coronavirus info hub

To most observers,might still be in the shadow of its elder sibling Facebook in the social networking sweepstakes, but in Europe and Asia – India, especially – the popular messaging app is emerging as a social networking app in its own right. Thousands of messages are exchanged between users and the in the groups that they are members of. Some of the messages are links from news websites and...

When will the happy ads return? Advertisers prepare for post-coronavirus economy

Sad piano chords, somber shots of empty streets and close-ups of people staring out their windows. So prevalent were coronavirus-themedthat followed a similar template just a few weeks ago, they were parodied in a YouTube compilation video: ‘EveryCommercial is Exactly the Same.’ While the ads were meant to convey solidarity with those sacrificing and suffering,are finally lightening...

Why people do not make money in stocks? JL Collins has an answer

Renowned author and financial blogger JL Collins says it is essential forto stay away from complex investments, as they are not only costly but are less effective too. Investors often get trapped into complex and enticing financial investments, which only profit those who create and sell them. One should note that often, the simple investment strategies win and that’s why one should stick to...

With a car that can cook your dinner, latecomer Hyundai just took EV race several gears higher

Hyundai Motor Co. is pitching its new Ioniq 5 as being able to do more than the average. In a series of promotional videos on YouTube, a camper is shown running on a treadmill hooked up to the car’s battery, listening to their favorite tunes on a bank of speakers, and even rustling up a roast-chicken dinner in a portable oven. The car can supply up to 3.6 kilowatts of power, enough to run...

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...

Your YouTube content will have to pass Wipro muster

BENGALURU:major has recently received a project to provide content management services to the Google-owned YouTube, at a time when the video-streaming site ramps up its efforts to monitor its platform, said people aware of the matter. The content management services will involve removal of posts involving pornography, incitement to violence, harassment, or hate speech. A group of people...

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...

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...

YouTube wants to ‘frustrate’ some music users with ads so they pay

By Lucas Shaw will increase the number of ads that some users see between music videos, part of a strategy to convince more of its billion-plus viewers to pay for a forthcoming subscription music service from the Google-owned video site. People who treat YouTube like a music service, those passively listening for long periods of time, will encounter more ads, according to Lyor Cohen, the...