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Instagram will soon become inaccessible in Russia

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Russia is all set to clamp down on photo sharing platform Instagram, according to the Russian regulator Roskomnadzor. The latest development is in response to Meta temporarily changing its content policy to allow users to upload violent content against Russian soldiers and leader Vladmir Putin. Meta implemented this rule across all its platforms including Facebook and Instagram. Although Facebook was already partially banned in Russia, this ban did not extend to Instagram. The ban on Instagram will be implemented from March 14 (Read More)


Americans will now have to pay more for their Uber Ride (here’s is why)

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U.S. customers will now have to pay bit more for their Uber rides as the ride hailing company decides to add temporary fuel surcharge to fares. Uber has taken this decision in the wake of surging gasoline prices across the U.S. and to help their drivers to cope with the price surge. Depending on the customers actual location, they will have to pay surcharge of either $0.45 or $0.55 on each Uber trip and Uber Eats customers will have to shell $0.35 or $0.45 on each order (Read more)


Signal is planning to roll out Snapchat-like stories to its app

According to reports, Signal app is currently beta testing self-destructive ‘stories’ feature at APK level. Since the testing is being done at the APK level, Signal’s customers are not able to see this feature. Reports claim that Signal’s ‘stories’ will carry all the similar features that are seen on Instagram and Snapchat stories. It was Snapchat that had first introduced this feature and later it was picked up by Facebook and Instagram.


Biden administration turns to TikTokers to fight Russian Propaganda

Biden administration called up on America’s top TikTok influencers and briefed them about taking forward America’s message on Ukraine and fighting Russian propaganda, according to The Washington Post. In its article, The Washington Post said that Biden administration has zeroed on TikTok for fighting Russia’s propaganda and spreading America’s message on Ukraine (Read more)


Byju’s, the world’s most valuable edtech company, raises $800 Mn

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Byju Raveendran, Founder & CEO of Byju’s

India’s most valued startup Byju’s, which is also the world’s most valuable edtech company, announced on Friday that it has raised $800 Mn from various investors. The company raised the latest funding round at an eye-popping valuation of $22 bn. Byju’s co-founder Byju Raveendran has himself invested $400 Mn in this round (Read more)

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