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Month: February 2022

Facebook Reels

The company is also building direct monetisation options for Facebook Reels through ad revenue share and fan support. Meta has launched its TikTok-rival short-video making app Facebook Reels for iOS and Android to more than 150 countries across the globe. To help creators earn money from Facebook Reels, the company said it is expanding tests

Chrome’s ‘Lite to be discontinued

“Lite Mode” in Chrome for Android is a rebranded version of “Data Saver,” which debuted on the platform several years ago as a tool for those with slow or limited data connections, Tech giant Google has announced that, with its upcoming Chrome 100 release, the company will discontinue the “Chrome Lite Mode” feature that has

LinkedIn podcast network

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is reportedly debuting a podcast network that features in-house shows from the LinkedIn News team as well as programmes from leading industry figures. The shows are geared toward a professional audience. They focus on areas including understanding technology, managing mental health and explaining the hiring process, reports Engadget. The company said the LinkedIn

solar plant in South Africa

Amazon has launched a solar plant project in South Africa. The tech giant have set up a 10-megawatt solar plant in the Northern Cape Province which is thought generate to 28,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable energy per year, which is equal to the yearly amount of electricity consumed by over 8,000 homes in South Africa.

Google Maps Disabled in Ukraine

Alphabet Inc’s Google confirmed on Sunday it has temporarily disabled for Ukraine some Google Maps tools which provide live information about traffic conditions and how busy different places are. Ukraine is facing attacks from Russian forces who invaded the country on Thursday. As missiles fell on Ukrainian cities, nearly 400,000 civilians, mainly women and children,

Bitcoin Donations to Ukraine

Cryptocurrency analysts say at least $13.7m has so far been donated to the Ukrainian war effort through anonymous Bitcoin donations. More than 4,000 donations have been made so far, with one unknown donor gifting Bitcoin worth $3m to an NGO. Cryptocurrency fund raising is becoming an increasingly prominent part of modern conflicts around the world.

Putin puts Russia’s nuclear forces on alert

In a dramatic escalation of East-West tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian nuclear forces to be put on high alert in response to what he called “aggressive statements” by leading Nato powers. The alarming step came as street fighting broke out in Ukraine’s second-largest city and Russian troops squeezed

Putin removed from Judo

Blackbelt Putin, a keen practitioner of judo, has now been suspended from his figurehead role at the International Judo Federation. Blackbelt Putin, a keen practitioner of judo, has now been suspended from his figurehead role at the International Judo Federation. Russia has already been stripped of the Champions League final, the biggest event in club

Twitter access restricted in Russia

Twitter has said access to the platform is being restricted in Russia in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. In a tweet, the company said it is “aware” that access to the platform has been restricted for some people in Russia, adding it is “working to keep our service safe and accessible”. NetBlocks,

YouTube takes action against RT

YouTube has announced it is taking action against Russian state-owned broadcaster RT after access to Twitter was restricted in the country amid the invasion of Ukraine. The platform said it has limited the ability for RT and other Russian channels to make money from advertisements, following a similar move by Facebook. It also said access