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Singapore passes new law to curb 'harmful' social media content

Singapore passs a law against social media platforms Facebook, TikTok, and others to remove “egregious content” such as those promoting...

Singapore

Facebook parent Meta to fire over 11,000 employees

Facebook's parent company Meta today announced that it would be firing around 13 per cent of its workforce. The broad job cuts follow...

Corporate

Meta gears up for mass firings this week: Reports

Facebook parent Meta is preparing for large-scale layoffs that are expected to affect many thousands of employees. Meta gears up for mass...

Corporate

WhatsApp suffers longest ever outage

Global messaging service WhatsApp went down for about two hours today, the longest ever outage in its history.

Global

Nonagenarian Indian goes back to her Pakistan home after 75 years

Ninety-year-old Reena Varma finally went back to the house in Rawalpindi city, Pakistan that she had dreamed about for 75 years.

India Spotlight - @work

How can video marketing step up the success of SMEs?

Video marketing is the key for SMEs to step-up their online presence and achieve success in the cut-throat business world.

SMEs

Russia ups crackdown on media, shuts access to Facebook

Russia's government and tech giants has tension. Russia has fully restricted access to Facebook after the social media platform made it...

Global

Indian Embassy in Ukraine issues evacuation advisory; Air India to run three flights

Russia Ukraine crisis created tensions and uncertainties with respect to the situation in Ukraine, all Indian nationals are advised to leave...

Global

Indian government's tense meeting with tech firms over fake news: Reports

Indian officials reportedly held heated discussions with Google, Twitter and Facebook for not proactively removing what they described as...

India

International Sikh news portal alleges censorship by Facebook

An article on the website of the news portal Sikh24 claims that the hashtag #sikh has been blocked by the social media giant.

Global

Facebook to give SGD4.75 million in grants to small businesses in Singapore

Facebook Singapore will be providing SGD 4.75 million in grants to businesses in the country that have experienced challenges due to the...

SMEs

Facebook extends work from home policy till July 2021

Facebook has also announced that it will provide employees USD 1000 for their home office needs.

Covid-19

NTU and Facebook pilot programme to develop data centre talents in Singapore

Tech giant Facebook has partnered Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) to launch a pilot programme aimed at developing local...

Singapore

Mukesh Ambani moves ahead of Jack Ma as Asia’s richest person after Facebook deal: Bloomberg

In a massive deal, Facebook Inc. will be investing USD 5.7 billion in Ambani’s Jio Platform - the social networking leader’s biggest...

Corporate

Facebook invests SGD 8.15 billion in India's Jio Platforms

The tech giant said the investment aims to enable new opportunities for businesses of all sizes in India, in particular, the more than 60...

Corporate

Facebook issues correction notice under Singapore government’s ‘fake news’ law

A post by Facebook user Alex Tan, who runs the States Times Review blog, has been embedded with a correction label, at the request of the...

Singapore

Facebook’s dating feature goes live in 20 countries, including USA and Singapore

Facebook Dating is the social media giant’s latest feature and is currently restricted to 20 countries.

Gadgets

WhatsApp launches 'tipline' to counter fake news

To counter circulation of fake news in the time of elections in India scheduled to start from April 11, WhatsApp has launched a 'tipline'...

Global

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Facebook launches ‘Candidate Connect’ feature

With just a few weeks to go for Lok Sabha elections 2019, social media major Facebook has launched a feature 'Candidate Connect' through...

Global

One can do anything if he or she has the right attitude and mindset: Viveik Patel

After his true act of patriotism, NRI Viveik Patel doesn’t need much introduction. This million-dollar man raised over USD1 million for...

USA NRI Stories

Patriot acts: NRI raises over USD1 million in just 11 days for Pulwama martyrs

NRI Viveik Patel deserves a special mention. The 26-year old, who started his own fundraiser on Facebook with a target of raising...

Global

Facebook acquires shopping startup GrokStyle launched by Indian origin woman

In an attempt to enable users shop better using Artificial Intelligence, Facebook has acquired a startup founded by an Indian-origin woman,...

Global

Temporary outage of Facebook, Instagram feeds across the world

Millions of Facebook and Instagram users spread across the world were unable to access their feeds for a short period yesterday night...

Singapore

Facebook and IMDA jointly launch start-up programme

Startup Station Singapore is a six-months programme, and aims to take in between eight and 12 start-ups in the pioneer batch.

Singapore

Facebook to open first Asian data centre in Singapore with investment of SGD1.4 billion

Facebook will open its first data centre in Asia in Singapore with an investment worth SGD1.4 billion. It will also open avenues for...

Singapore