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Report claims that Parler CEO John Matze has been fired
Unconfirmed reports claim that Parler CEO John Matze has been fired by the company’s board of directors. Fox News that claims to have accessed the internal memo first reported the development. However, there is officially no news yet on this matter. Parler, which is officially hailed as right wing social network, is currently inaccessible on Internet after Amazon Web Services terminated its services. AWS was forced to take this extreme decision following last month’s unprecedented violence in Capitol Hill, which was supposedly instigated through propaganda paddled by the right wing platforms like Parler.
Facebook faces ban in Myanmar post-military coup
Facebook may become the first big internet company in Myanmar to pay a hefty price for its supposed anti-military stance. The South East Asian country has just witnessed a military coup couple of days back and its military rulers (as is expected) are turning heat on everyone that threatens its writ. Facebook, with its superlative power to shape public perception, was obviously among the primary targets for Myanmar’s military junta. The country has ordered a temporary ban against Facebook and many of its citizens are reportedly already facing problems in accessing Facebook.
Instagram may soon start beta testing ‘vertical stories’ feed
Instagram may soon start beta testing a TikTok clone feature that will enable its users to view ‘stories feed’ vertically rather than horizontally. It seems that Instagram has finally understood that ‘vertical viewing’ goes naturally with mobile and thereby enhances the user experience of its users. However, the photo-sharing platform is yet to start beta testing this new feature but has confirmed that it is working on it. Instagram had recently launched ‘Reels’ to give more prominence on videos and compete with TikTok.
Amazon starts using Netradyne’s AI Cameras in Delivery Vans but Drivers raise red flag on Privacy
Amazon has confirmed that it has started using artificial intelligence equipped Cameras from Netradyne in delivery vans on selected routes in the US. These AI cameras will supposedly help in better fleet management and 100% supervision of safety violations done by drivers. This new feature is currently on a beta testing mode. However, drivers have started crying foul over this beta feature as it supposedly preys on their privacy.
$100 Mn funding sets up Indian gaming startup MPL on a unicorn fast lane
Although not confirmed yet but reports from Indian news portal claims that online gaming startup MPL or Mobile Premier League has scooped up $100 Mn funding from investors. The latest funding has almost doubled the startup’s valuation, taking its market valuation to $800 Mn and propelling it to the coveted unicorn status. The latest funding has come barely months after it scooped up $90 Mn.