Bill Gates joins Jeff Bezos as the only two members of the $100 billion club

Bloomberg tracks the fortunes of some 2,800 billionaires. Of those, 145 are worth at least $10 billion, making them decabillionaires. Now, the world contains two centibillionaires simultaneously. Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, once the world’s richest person, has again eclipsed the $100 billion threshold, joining Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos in the exclusive club, according to […]

Himachal BJP complains to poll body against Congress for sharing ‘malicious’ video on Twitter

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday wrote to the chief electoral officer (CEO) of Himachal Pradesh complaining against opposition Congress for spreading “misleading and defamatory” information on a microblogging site. Congress on Sunday had shared an old video on its Twitter handle in which a woman is seen allegedly thrashing a person with […]

‘Rewarded products’: Google wants Android developers to make money by showing video ads to users

Google has launched a new programme which will help developers make money from non-paying app users. Called ‘rewarded products’, Google will help developers monetise apps by showing ads in a video format. Users can choose to watch the video advertisement and after completion will receive in-app currency. The virtual money can be used for paying […]

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will become ‘privacy-focused’ like WhatsApp

Mired in several data breaches amid growing government hearings, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is working to make his social networking platform “privacy-focused” like WhatsApp. Admitting that people want private, encrypted services, he said Facebook will become like the mobile messaging platform WhatsApp which is more secure with end-to-end encryption. “We plan […]

Facebook is losing users in US: Report

Social networking giant Facebook today hosts around 15 million fewer people in the US than it did in 2017, with the biggest drop being among teen and millennial demographic. A new US-specific survey data compiled by market research firm Edison Research highlighted that Facebook’s user-base was shrinking, particularly in the coveted 12- to 34-year-old in […]