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  • Twitter Voice Messages feature being rolled out to Android, iOS users in India, Brazil and Japan Feb 17, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    Twitter Voice Messages feature being rolled out to Android, iOS users in India, Brazil and Japan

    The Twitter voice message in direct messages is an extension to the Twitter Voice Tweets introduced in June 2020.

  • Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok Feb 16, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok

    Here are some Indian made alternatives to popular social media platforms

  • Tech Weekender | Twitter censorship and its Indian alternative Koo; EA's big mobile gaming play; Cyberpunk 2077 woes; and more Feb 14, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    Tech Weekender | Twitter censorship and its Indian alternative Koo; EA's big mobile gaming play; Cyberpunk 2077 woes; and more

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ended February 13.

  • Koo is a cool addition to the dictionary of bizarre social media names Feb 14, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    Koo is a cool addition to the dictionary of bizarre social media names

    With zillions of sites in the digital universe, standing out isn’t easy. Finding names that are unique and memorable can be a real challenge.

  • Twitter chief Jack Dorsey teams with Jay-Z to back bitcoin Feb 13, 2021 11:04 AM IST

    Twitter chief Jack Dorsey teams with Jay-Z to back bitcoin

    Dorsey, who is also founder and chief of financial services and mobile payments firm Square, said in a tweet that he and Jay-Z are giving 500 bitcoin to fund an independent endowment called "Btrust."

  • Facebook, Twitter CEOs in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March Feb 13, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Facebook, Twitter CEOs in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March

    Facebook has discussed making its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, available to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the report added, citing two people. Twitter and its chief, Jack Dorsey, have discussed the same, Politico said, citing one person.

  • Twitter to add more labels to identify accounts of govt leaders, institutions Feb 12, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Twitter to add more labels to identify accounts of govt leaders, institutions

    Twitter said the roll-out will begin in Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates from February 17.

  • Twitter blocks 97% of accounts, posts flagged by IT Ministry Feb 12, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Twitter blocks 97% of accounts, posts flagged by IT Ministry

    This followed a meeting between Twitter representatives and the Information Technology Secretary on Wednesday evening where the US-based microblogging platform was issued a stern warning to comply with local laws or be prepared for action.

  • SC issues notice to Twitter, Centre in PIL seeking mechanism to check fake news Feb 12, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    SC issues notice to Twitter, Centre in PIL seeking mechanism to check fake news

    The Supreme Court's notice comes amid a row between the government and Twitter over blocking of accounts allegedly spreading misinformation and inflammatory messages related to the ongoing farmers protest.

  • Twitter locked or suspended your account?  Here are your options Feb 12, 2021 09:05 AM IST

    Twitter locked or suspended your account? Here are your options

    Twitter can lock an account if it finds suspicious activity or if the account has been compromised.

  • Twitter may pay its employees, vendors in Bitcoins; purchase on cards, CFO says Feb 11, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Twitter may pay its employees, vendors in Bitcoins; purchase on cards, CFO says

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had earlier declared his "passion" for bitcoin while explaining the social media giant's decision to ban US President Donald Trump from the platform following violent riots on Capitol Hill.

  • The dilemma that Twitter and social media pose for democracies Feb 11, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    The dilemma that Twitter and social media pose for democracies

    Freedom of expression is the life blood of democracies, but hate speech and incitement to violence need to be firmly disallowed

  • Twitter welcome to do business, but must respect Indian laws: Govt Feb 10, 2021 11:25 PM IST

    Twitter welcome to do business, but must respect Indian laws: Govt

    Indian laws enacted by parliament must be followed irrespective of Twitter’s own rules and guidelines, Electronics and Information Technology secretary tells Twitter officials, expressing strong displeasure at the social media network's reluctance to take down accounts that abuse freedom of speech.

  • Can Koo be India's answer to Twitter? Feb 10, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    Can Koo be India's answer to Twitter?

    What is Koo and why is it being touted as India's alternative to Twitter? Let's hear from the CEO himself.

  • Koo has a Chinese investor who is exiting, says founder Aprameya Radhakrishna Feb 10, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Koo has a Chinese investor who is exiting, says founder Aprameya Radhakrishna

    Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Koo, said Shunwei Capital was a very small stakeholder in the company and its stake would be bought by other investors.

  • Twitter Spaces: What is it exactly? How to use it? Feb 10, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Twitter Spaces: What is it exactly? How to use it?

    The beta for Twitter Spaces is rolling out to 3,000 more users.

  • Koo founder: All for freedom of speech but will first follow law of the land Feb 10, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    Koo founder: All for freedom of speech but will first follow law of the land

    Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder of Koo, which is benefitting from Twitter’s row with the Indian government, says his microblogging site will bring together English and non-English speaking users.

  • YouTube takes down music videos supportive of farmers' protest Feb 10, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    YouTube takes down music videos supportive of farmers' protest

    Despite the takedowns, fans of the artists have posted the video on other channels.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad turns down request for meeting with Twitter; MeitY Secretary to lead talks Feb 10, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Ravi Shankar Prasad turns down request for meeting with Twitter; MeitY Secretary to lead talks

    In the talks with the Centre, Twitter is likely to convey its internal policy on implementation of valid government orders for blocking content and accounts.

  • Twitter to govt: Blocking accounts against Indian law, and our principles of defending freedom of expression Feb 10, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    Twitter to govt: Blocking accounts against Indian law, and our principles of defending freedom of expression

    The microblogging site also listed steps, including suspension of more than 500 accounts engaging in manipulation, action on accounts inciting violence and labelling of tweets that were in violation of its policy, as part of enforcement under the Twitter Rules since the violence in New Delhi on January 26.

  • Read full text of Twitter's response to blocking orders from Centre Feb 10, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    Read full text of Twitter's response to blocking orders from Centre

    Twitter has said that the values that underpin the open internet and free expression are “increasingly under threat around the world”.

  • Twitter begins blocking accounts as per Centre’s request: Report Feb 10, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Twitter begins blocking accounts as per Centre’s request: Report

    The issue came to a head on February 9 after reports emerged that the Centre may drag the social media platform into a legal mire if it failed to “quickly comply” with requests.

  • What is Koo, how to download it, and why Indian ministers are moving to the Twitter alternative Feb 09, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    What is Koo, how to download it, and why Indian ministers are moving to the Twitter alternative

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who holds portfolios including Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications along with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal are among the prominent names who have joined Koo.

  • Centre may drag Twitter into legal mire for failing to ‘quickly comply’ with requests: Report Feb 09, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Centre may drag Twitter into legal mire for failing to ‘quickly comply’ with requests: Report

    If it does seek legal recourse, the Centre could lodge an FIR against Twitter under Section 69A (3) of the Information Technology Act

  • 'Concerned over safety of employees', Twitter seeks meeting with IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after Centre's warning Feb 08, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    'Concerned over safety of employees', Twitter seeks meeting with IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after Centre's warning

    Twitter believes that the open and free exchange of information has a positive global impact, and that the tweets must continue to flow, said the microblogging site.

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