Here are the top trending news from the world of technology
Nasa’s Ingenuity Helicopter nails a successful debut on Mars
NASA added another milestone on Monday when its Ingenuity Helicopter made a successful flight test on mars. For all those who don’t know, this is the first successful powered and controlled flight achieved on another planet. Although the Ingenuity Helicopter’s flight test only lasted for few seconds, space experts claims that this successful flight will open myriad of opportunities as far as space exploration goes.
Clubhouse gets another competitor, this time from Reddit
Clubhouse’s run away success has literally compelled many big tech companies to bring out the audio chat app clone into the market. While quite a few companies have already launched the Clubhouse like app, few others are gearing up for the launch. Now the latest company to join this list is Reddit, which on Monday announced the launch of Reddit Talk. As per reports, Reddit Talk is almost similar to Clubhouse but boosts some new features. Meanwhile, Clubhouse has just announced an undisclosed amount of funding in series C round at a $4 Bn valuation.
Zoom unveils 100Mn Zoom Apps Investment fund
Last year Zoom launched Zoom Apps and the Marketplace in an apparent sign that it wants to grow beyond its flagship video conferencing business. Now to grow its app marketplace further, the company on Monday announced the launch of $100 Mn investment fund. This funds will be used to backup those startups that frequently use Zoom toolset to create their products. The company hopes that funding such startups will help it in creating a thriving marketplace ecosystem.
Apple gives a Green Signal to the Parler App
Apple has said that it will allow the controversial social media app Parler to make a comeback on its app store. Apple said that it has taken this decision following Parler’s assurance that it will make required updates and follow content moderation practices. In January, Google and Apple had banned the right wing conservative app, after accusing it of instigating the mon violence that took place in the Capitol Hill earlier this year.
Google Earth gets its Biggest Update since 2017
Google Earth has brought a new time-lapse feature that allows its users to witness the drastic changes that our planet earth has underwent during the last 37 years. The initial reviews of this newly launched feature are pretty positive.