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Indian Microblogging Platform Koo Announces Instant Free Verified Tick

With Twitter going behind the paywall, Indian microblogging platform Koo has found the perfect opportunity to make its presence felt. It’s Founder and CEO Aparameya Radhakrishna today invited those with a verified account on Twitter to join KOO and get an instant free verified tick. “All the lovely handles here on Twitter, you are welcome …

Apples iOS Beta Software Users To Get 5G In India From Next Week

Apple will enable 5G for Indian users in the iOS beta programme as early as next week. Airtel and Jio customers on any of the iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (3rd generation) models will be able to use Apple’s Beta Software Program to experience 5G service. The Apple Beta Software Program …

Koo App Crosses 50 Million Downloads

India’s multi-lingual microblogging platform, Koo App, clocked 50 million downloads with a large increase in users, time spent and engagement since January this year. With a high adoption rate in terms of app installs and average time spent in the past couple of months, the platform continues to drive digital inclusion among the native language-speaking …

Is Elon Musk ‘Extremely Stupid’? Billionaire Says Yes

The world’s richest man, Elon Musk is known for not just his out-of-the-box ideas and ambitious plans for the progress of humankind, but also for his weird comments and friendly banter on Twitter which he now owns. On Wednesday morning, Musk made light of a comment which insinuated that the Tesla chief executive officer is …

Get A Blue Tick For ₹220, Bossman Musk Decides It for Twitter

The coveted Twitter blue tick won’t be free anymore. It will come at a price – of $8 or ₹220 per month. Elon Musk has said his newly acquired brand will charge $8 per month to Twitter users who want the much-coveted symbol of a blue tick signifying verifying account. Musk, who acquired the social …

RBI to launch digital currency today; to be denoted with sign e₹-W

CBDCs are essentially central bank approved variant of digital money, a safer option than cryptocurrency which is difficult to regulate by government agencies and can be used for various illegal activities.

After Penalty, Google Pauses Enforcement Of Play Billing System

Internet giant Google temporarily halted enforcement of its requirement for developers to use its Play billing system for the purchase of digital goods and services days after India’s antitrust regulator imposed ₹936.44 crore for abusing its market position. Last week, Google India was found guilty by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) of abusing its …

Elon Musk To Serve As Twitter CEO; Fires Entire Board

Billionaire Elon Musk said on Monday in a filing that he will be the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, the micro-blogging site he took over paying a sum of $44 billion. Currently Musk calls himself “chief twit”.  He has fired the entire board, giving him unbridled control over Twitter. Earlier, Tesla CEO had fired Twitter CEO Parag …

Pay In 90 Days Or Lose Blue Tick; Twitter To Soon Charge Fee For Verification

In the first major development since the firing of top officials at Twitter, ‘Chief Twit’ Elon Musk has given a deadline of November 7 to his staff to launch paid subscription model for verification. Under the subscription model, Tweeples will have to pay a subscription charge of $ 19.99 or Rs 1650 (approx) for blue …

Old vs New Pension Scheme: Employees Free To Choose, But What’s The Difference?

After Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, now Central Govt allows certain employees to choose between the New Pension Scheme or Old Pension Scheme. Center said that under the Central Civil Services (Implementation of National Pension System) Rules, 2021, the option for the old pension scheme is available in case of the employee’s discharge from service on …