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Facebook’s Australian ban and why it has imposed this ban

Facebook has taken drastic step of restricting Australian users of sharing and viewing news on its platform. This unprecedented step is in response to proposed legislation from the Australian government that seeks to force internet platforms including giants like Facebook & Google to pay news publication companies for sharing their content on their platform. As of now, Google still hasn’t officially announced any restrictive measures against the Australian users but is expected to follow the suit following today’s drastic steps taken by Facebook.

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YouTube has big plans for 2021 including expanding TikTok rival Shorts and launching in-video shopping

Youtube’s task for 2021 is cut out as it plans to charter in newer avenues for beefing up their revenue. Among its big plans, the streaming giant is planning to ramp up the presence of its short-video offering ‘Shorts ‘in the U.S. by adding new tools and to add 4K and offline DVR feature to its Youtube TV. Above all, its 2021 plan also includes much anticipated entry in the e-commerce market by rolling out the in-video shopping feature.

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Google will be beefing up its online education offering in 2021

Google today announced host of updates for its education tool but the search giant is not done yet. The tech behemoth is planning to add 50 more features to its education products including Google classroom and Google workforce. Although online education has never been Google’s main profit avenue, the acceleration given by COVID-19 has certainly made Google serious about this vertical.

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Trump 2020 Campaign app is gone from Play Store

Google has suspended Trump 2020 Campaign app from play store for non-functionality issues. Google said that the app didn’t receive any major updates for many months, leading to functionality issues and thereby forcing search giant to take this drastic step.

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Twitter starts testing voice DMs  in three countries including India

Twitter has announced that it has started beta testing new voice messaging feature for direct messaging. Currently, the experimental feature is available only in three countries including India, Japan and Brazil. The bets testing feature will be rolled out in phases in these countries.

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