Category: Instagram

Indonesia restricts WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram usage following deadly riots – TechCrunch

Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based users are today reporting difficulties sending multimedia messages via WhatsApp, which is one of the country’s most popular chat apps, and posting content to Facebook, while the
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Facebook bans a fresh batch of mostly far-right figures – TechCrunch

Facebook just announced a new mini-purge of controversial accounts that violate the platform’s rules. In this instance, Facebook cited its policy against “dangerous individuals and organizations” to bring the ban hammer down on Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Paul Nehlen, Louis Farrakhan. The company also doubled down on its position toward Alex Jones
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India’s Times Internet isn’t ceding ground to US rivals Facebook and Google – TechCrunch

The aggressive push by Silicon Valley companies and Chinese firms to win India, one of the last great growth markets, has decimated many local businesses in recent years. With each passing day, Amazon is closing in on Walmart-owned Flipkart’s lead on the e-commerce space. Uber is fighting with Ola for the tentpole position of the
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Vue.ai raises $17M to equip online retailers with AI smarts – TechCrunch

Vue.ai, a U.S/India startup that develops an AI platform to help online retailers work more efficiently and sell more, has announced a $17 million Series B round. The investment is led by Falcon Edge Capital with participation from Japan’s Global Brain and existing backer Sequoia Capital India. Parent company Mad Street Den was founded in
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Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions – TechCrunch

The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches, on the holiest weekend of the Christian calendar. In a brief statement, the
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PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app – TechCrunch

If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO
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Aggressive Instagramming is ruining Southern California’s super bloom

People trampled California’s poppies for the ‘gram, and ruined it for the rest of us.  Fields of fiery “super bloom” poppies are lighting up the hills of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, a city about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Thanks to uncommonly heavy rains this winter, much of Southern California is seeing
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Courteney Cox posts Instagram call back to the best ‘Friends’ scene

Courteney Cox remembers the RIGHT way to move your furnitureImage: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images By Jess Joho2019-03-03 22:20:55 UTC Courteney Cox gave us a dose of ’90s nostalgia on Saturday with an Instagram post that brought us right back to the days of beautiful thirty-somethings somehow living in outlandishly expensive Manhattan apartments. In
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