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University study says Facebook’s ads tools are gender bias

A new University research claimed that Facebook targeted an Instacart delivery job ad to a female-heavy audience while a Domino’s Pizza delivery job ad to a male-heavy viewership. This is because most of the Instacart drivers are female, while Domino’s is popular among men, said the study published by the University of Southern California. LinkedIn, […]

IIFL Securities appoints Nandkishore Purohit as CDO

IIFL Securities has appointed Nandkishore Purohit as Chief Digital Officer to push for the digital transformation of the company. Purohit comes with over two decades of experience and has led digital transformation at HDFC Securities and Angel broking, in the past. He has also worked with HDFC Bank, HDFC Securities, TCS, and Alstom. Purohit, in […]

TCS, Ericsson join hands to build cloud-based R&D workplace

TCS will help Ericsson to build and operate a Cloud-based R&D digital workplace. The partnership will help Ericsson to enable anytime-anywhere access and automated delivery of the development environment for its global R&D workforce. TCS will also support Ericsson’s globally distributed teams with on-demand, zero-touch, and remote provisioning. It will also launch a 24×7 Command […]

Facebook suspends 16,000 accounts for trading fake reviews

Facebook suspended 16,000 accounts trading fake reviews of products and services. The social network took the step under the pressure of Britain’s competition watchdog, which intervened for the second time. It also made changes to detect, remove and prevent misleading paid content, including on Instagram. Competition and Markets Authority began a crackdown after it found […]

Instagram, Facebook suffers a brief outage

Facebook and Instagram suffered a temporary outage on Thursday across the globe. During the outage, users were not able to send or receive messages for a brief period. Many users saw a message “Sorry, something went wrong” and on the app under news and groups, a message said the pages weren’t available and that it […]

Indian smartphone users time spent on app jumps 80%: App Annie

An App Annie report said that consumers across the globe are spending on an avg 4.2 hrs a day on mobile apps, a 30% rise from just two years ago. In some countries, the average is even more than five hours. In the  Q1 of 2021, the daily time spent in apps surpassed four hours […]

Personal data of 500 mn LinkedIn users up for sale

Names, email addresses, phone numbers, and genders of 500 mn LinkedIn profiles have been put up on sale, said the Microsoft owned professional network. Besides. another 2 mn records, which one can access to view after paying $2, have been leaked as a proof-of-concept sample, under which it mentions the 500 mn profile bank of […]

Viacom18 Digital Ventures appoints Vineet Govil appointed as CTO

Viacom18 Digital Ventures has appointed Vineet Govil as CTO. Govil, in his new role, will be responsible for strengthening the product’s backend technology and help consumers by offering a seamless and immersive user experience. He has over two and half decades of experience and was heading Sling Media’s India Development Centre as a VP. Govil […]

Vodafone customers in Australia faces nationwide network outage

Vodafone customers in Australia experienced nationwide outages on Friday. The issue was highlighted when subscribers flooded social media platforms with complaints. Vodafone, in several tweets, said, ” We are aware of an issue impacting 4G services nationwide. Data services may be falling back to 3G intermittently, causing congestion and slower speeds. We are working to […]