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OnePlus launches Buds Pro 2 with improved sound and noise cancelation at $179

Last year, Apple introduced the new Pro version of its AirPods lineup, Samsung upgraded its Pro buds and Google launched the first Pixel Buds Pro. Now it’s OnePlus’ turn with the Buds Pro

Pinterest reaches 450 million monthly users, will focus on making videos ‘shoppable’

Pinterest said during its latest earnings call that the service now has 450 million monthly active users globally, a 4% jump year-on-year. The company noted that while the user base in the U.S. and Ca

Twitter will stop forcing its algorithmic timeline on iOS and Android

The circle of Twitter decisions is complete. The social network will finally stop forcing its algorithmic “For You” timeline to users on iOS and Android. Twitter said that the apps will re

Elon Musk says Twitter will provide a free write-only API to bots providing ‘good’ content

Last week, Twitter said it is shutting down free access to its APIs starting February 9. Now, days before the deadline, Elon Musk said that after getting feedback from developers, Twitter will provide

Apple says it now has 935 million paid subscriptions

Apple had a rare quarter where it missed its revenue target due to problems in the supply chain and manufacturing. But its services revenue was a bright spot in the earnings. The company said it now h

Google says YouTube Shorts has crossed 50 billion daily views

All social media companies are in a race to win the short video war and Google is showing some progress against TikTok and Instagram. The search giant said during its latest earnings call that YouTube

Twitter Blue expands to six new countries, brings back Spaces curation

Twitter is in a hurry to make money, and in another step that might lead to some revenue it has expanded the Twitter Blue subscription to six new countries. The paid plans are now available in Saudi A

Samsung, Google and Qualcomm are making a mixed-reality platform

Samsung, Google and Qualcomm are joining hands to make a mixed-reality platform. Executives from the companies, namely Samsung’s TM Roh, Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon, and Google’s Hiros

Twitter to end free access to its API in Elon Musk’s latest monetization push

Twitter will discontinue offering free access to the Twitter API starting February 9 and will launch a paid version, the Elon Musk-owned microblogging website said as it looks for more avenues to mone

Pinterest lays off 150 people as a part of its ‘long-term strategy’

Pinterest has made a second job-cutting move within weeks of the first round of layoffs in December. The company has let go of almost 150 employees (representing less than 5% of its workforce), accord

Waverly Labs launches a translation app called Forum with support for 20 languages

Waverly Labs, the company behind wearables focused on translation, has launched an app called Forum that helps users translate and transcribe audio in real time. The company says the solution is usefu

Netflix lists rules and exemptions to prevent account sharing outside household

Netflix is now detailing how it aims to maintain password sharing within a household while cracking down on outside usage. The company aims to curtail account sharing this year by asking people to pay

Twitter discontinues CoTweets, says will debut text attachments next week

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is discontinuing CoTweeting, a feature that let two users co-author a tweet. The company said that the feature will immediately cease to exist. Users will be able to

Snapchat now has more than 2 million paid subscribers

Snapchat has more than 2 million paid subscribers on its Snapchat+ program, the company said during its latest earnings report. Snap noted that the paid plan, which costs $3.99 a month, is a part of &

Groupon cuts another 500 employees in second round of layoffs

Groupon has laid off another 500 employees in a bid to cut costs, the company said in an SEC filing last week. The e-commerce company had cut 500 jobs — nearly 15% of its workforce then — in Augus

Stashpad is a notepad for devs with a ‘DM to yourself’ interface

It’s hard to develop a personal note-taking habit. Many folks just resort to using a default app like Apple’s Notes app or sending something to themselves on Slack. It’s fine if you

Chrome for Android now lets you lock your incognito session

Chrome is rolling out an update for Android users that lets them lock their incognito sessions with a password code or biometric info when they exit the app. The feature has been available for iOS use

Twitter partners with DoubleVerify and IAS on brand safety initiative amid advertiser exits

Amid declining ad revenue and advertiser exits, Twitter announced today that it has teamed up with adtech companies DoubleVerify and Integral Ad Science (IAS) to tell advertisers if their ad is placed

Microsoft services like Outlook and Teams accessible again after outage caused by a ‘network issue’

Update 25/01/2023 7:15 p.m. IST: Microsoft’s services are back online after a downtime that lasted for more than four hours. The headline is changed to reflect that.  “We determined that

Twitter won’t force you to the ‘For You’ timeline on web anymore

In another flip-flop move, Twitter says that it will now remember the feed — the algorithmic “For You” or chronological “Following” — its users have chosen on the w
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