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  • Irish privacy regulator fines Facebook 265 million euros Nov 28, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Irish privacy regulator fines Facebook 265 million euros

    The penalty resulted from an investigation, started last year, into the discovery of a collated set of personal data that had been scraped from Facebook between May 2018 and September 2019, and made available online.

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Nov 26, 2022 11:26 AM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    The 2022 draft for the Data Protection bill is here, Apple may not be as privacy-focused as you think, Meta launches new minor safety tools for Facebook and Instagram, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 already has more than 25 million players, Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 782G, EU investigates TikTok over how it collects data, and Meta's Galactica AI is now offline

  • Meta is India’s largest media company. What does this say about Indian business? Nov 25, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    Meta is India’s largest media company. What does this say about Indian business?

    As the revenue numbers show, it is irrelevant how a company identifies itself. It can be a social media platform, a search engine or even a shopping website – as long as it offers content that brings in and holds audience interest, advertisers will follow

  • India is setting the benchmark for innovation and unique products: Ajit Mohan Nov 24, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    India is setting the benchmark for innovation and unique products: Ajit Mohan

    Mohan added that a decade ago, India used to refer to successful Western models that could be replicated in India. "You had a model that worked elsewhere; you could replicate it and make it work here in India," he said.

  • Laid-off Indian techies on H-1B visas race against time to find new jobs Nov 22, 2022 04:20 PM IST

    Laid-off Indian techies on H-1B visas race against time to find new jobs

    While there isn't necessarily a scarcity of jobs, the upcoming holiday season in the US is an additional source of concern, as workers on visa are constrained to find a new job within 60 days.

  • Meta is introducing new tools to protect teens from unwanted interactions Nov 22, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Meta is introducing new tools to protect teens from unwanted interactions

    Meta will make changes to keep teens safer on its social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook

  • The Tech Weekender | Top news from the world of technology this week Nov 19, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender | Top news from the world of technology this week

    Elon Musk contiunes to take the torch to Twitter, Qualcomm announces the Sanpdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, VLC is back in India, Intel takes aim at Deepfakes, and more.

  • Facebook to make changes from December 1 – no more political or religious views on profiles Nov 18, 2022 12:10 PM IST

    Facebook to make changes from December 1 – no more political or religious views on profiles

    Meta said that the changes were in line with making Facebook easier to navigate

  • Who is Sandhya Devanathan, the new Meta India head? Nov 17, 2022 01:55 PM IST

    Who is Sandhya Devanathan, the new Meta India head?

    Sandhya Devanathan is currently the vice president of Meta’s gaming vertical for Asia-Pacific.

  • Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg says he was more thoughtful about mass layoffs than Elon Musk at Twitter Nov 12, 2022 08:58 AM IST

    Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg says he was more thoughtful about mass layoffs than Elon Musk at Twitter

    Meta has let go over 11,000 workers while Twitter sacked roughly 50 percent of its 7,500-strong workforce.

  • Indian-origin ex Facebook employee among those who ran crypto empire FTX: report Nov 11, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    Indian-origin ex Facebook employee among those who ran crypto empire FTX: report

    Nishad Singh, an Indian-origin, ex Facebook employee was part of Sam Bankman-Fried’s inner circle that ran his crypto empire from a luxury penthouse in the Bahamas.

  • 'Have H1-B visa, my clock to leave US has started': Indian techie laid off by Meta Nov 11, 2022 12:43 PM IST

    'Have H1-B visa, my clock to leave US has started': Indian techie laid off by Meta

    Mark Zuckerberg has promised 16 weeks of base pay plus two additional weeks for every year of service as severance package to the impacted Meta employees.

  • Facebook employee on maternity leave woke up to nurse baby, received news of layoffs Nov 10, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Facebook employee on maternity leave woke up to nurse baby, received news of layoffs

    Anneka Patel, a Facebook communications manager on maternity leave was among the 11,000 Meta employees impacted by mass layoffs at the tech giant.

  • IIT graduate relocated to Canada for Meta job, got laid off 2 days later Nov 10, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    IIT graduate relocated to Canada for Meta job, got laid off 2 days later

    A Meta employee who relocated from India to Canada for a job with the tech giant was laid off just two days after joining

  • Meta misses deadline to pursue appeals against Facebook, Instagram ban in Russia: Report Nov 09, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Meta misses deadline to pursue appeals against Facebook, Instagram ban in Russia: Report

    Russia banned Facebook and Instagram as "extremist" in March as Moscow imposed sweeping restrictions on freedom of speech at home following its invasion of Ukraine.

  • Zuckerberg sacks over 11,000 Meta employees. Read his full message here Nov 09, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Zuckerberg sacks over 11,000 Meta employees. Read his full message here

    Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "There is no good way to do a layoff, but we hope to get all the relevant information to you as quickly as possible and then do whatever we can to support you through this."

  • Facebook parent Meta sacks over 11,000 employees Nov 09, 2022 04:48 PM IST

    Facebook parent Meta sacks over 11,000 employees

    This is the first major round of layoffs at Meta, and is being considered as the most drastic one since Facebook began in 2004.

  • Meta will begin laying off employees on Wednesday morning Nov 09, 2022 06:54 AM IST

    Meta will begin laying off employees on Wednesday morning

    Mark Zuckerberg appeared downcast in Tuesday's meeting and said he was accountable for the company's missteps and his overoptimism about growth had led to overstaffing, the report added, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Facebook parent Meta plans large-scale layoffs this week on weak earnings Nov 07, 2022 06:59 AM IST

    Facebook parent Meta plans large-scale layoffs this week on weak earnings

    Meta had in October forecast a weak holiday quarter and significantly more costs next year wiping about $67 billion off its stock market value, adding to the more than half a trillion dollars in value already lost this year

  • Pain of Big Tech companies’ hiring slowdown visible in India Nov 01, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Pain of Big Tech companies’ hiring slowdown visible in India

    The current active job openings from FAAMNG companies are about 90 percent lower than their typical active hiring volumes.

  • Sriram Krishnan is ‘helping’ Elon Musk with Twitter. 5 points about him Oct 31, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    Sriram Krishnan is ‘helping’ Elon Musk with Twitter. 5 points about him

    Sriram Krishnan said that Twitter "is a hugely important company and can have great impact on the world and Elon is the person to make it happen".

  • Tik-Tok: is it time for the mega Meta meltdown? Oct 29, 2022 01:59 PM IST

    Tik-Tok: is it time for the mega Meta meltdown?

    Even as project metaverse sucks the wind out of the company, Zuckerberg stands mangled, but firm, eyes fixed on the future

  • New IT rules to put greater obligations on social media platforms to act against unlawful content, misinformation: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Oct 29, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    New IT rules to put greater obligations on social media platforms to act against unlawful content, misinformation: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    The government on Friday notified rules under which it will set up appellate panels to redress grievances that users may have against decisions of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook on hosting contentious content.

  • How Instagram Reels is tripping up small sellers in India Oct 28, 2022 08:04 AM IST

    How Instagram Reels is tripping up small sellers in India

    Small sellers are finding it difficult to make videos to promote their products, given the costs and efforts, while buyers are left searching for quality and desired products.

  • Meta's short video feature Reels hits $3 billion annual revenue run rate: Mark Zuckerberg Oct 27, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    Meta's short video feature Reels hits $3 billion annual revenue run rate: Mark Zuckerberg

    Meta expects Reels to be a big money spinner in the long term, but it will pose a challenge to the company's revenue growth in the near term