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Twitter is testing new 280 character limit for tweets

Twitter is now testing a new character limit, which could allow users to tweet out 280 characters instead of the usual 140 in one go. Twitter has put out a blog post announcing it is testing this feature and pointed out that one of the reasons was that in other languages, fitting 140 characters into a single tweet can be a challenge. A blog post by Twitter Product Manager Aliza Rosen and Senior Software engineer Ikuhiro Ihara highlights the challenges for people who were typing in different languages. The post…

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Know Steve Jobs – Father of Apple

Steve Jobs, pictured in 1996 PIC: REUTERS Born:25 February 1955 Died:5 October 2011 Early life:Born in San Francisco, Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs as a baby and soon moved to Mountain View, now known as Silicon Valley Jobs and Wozniak On a fateful day in 1969, a 14-year-old Steve Jobs met Steve Wozniak, then 19. The pair bonded over a love of electronics, and went on to design and build the first Apple computer in the Jobs family garage. Seeking enlightenment: Jobs dropped out of college in 1972, travelled…

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WhatsApp finally unveils plan to make money from businesses

WhatsApp that it is testing potentially money-making ways to be used by businesses to communicate with customers. A business version of Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp will be free to use at the outset, with plans to charge big businesses for certain tools in the future, according to the company. WhatsApp had yet to work out details of what it would charge, saying it was focused now on refining features with companies helping to test the application. It will be the first move by Facebook to monetize WhatsApp, which has focused…

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WhatsApp Update: WhatsApp Adds Colourful Status Feature in Latest Update

The new feature is available on iPhone and Android phones. Also, users can now view “Status” updates on WhatsApp for the web. Making its “Status” feature more interesting, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday rolled out an update that lets its 250 million monthly users share creative text-based “Status” updates. “The text-based status feature allows you to update your contacts in a fun and personal way. To customise text statuses, users can choose a specific font and background colour, or include links,” WhatsApp said in a statement. The new feature is available…

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Bengaluru’s ‘Airport to City’ Helicopter Rides Will Be Cheaper Than You Think!

HeliTaxi is expected to be functional from the Kempegowda International Airport within three months. People who frequent cab services for travelling in Bengaluru often find themselves at a loss getting a taxi during peak hours. Even if they are lucky enough to hail one, their day doesn’t begin without spending a few hours stuck in traffic. Well, soon you could fly your way out of all the above-mentioned hassles – literally. On its way to the Garden city is a helicopter taxi service that will help people reach their destinations…

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Coolpad Cool Play 6 With Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Coolpad has launched its new high-end smartphone Cool Play 6 in India The new smartphone features a dual rear-camera setup and 4000mAh battery The phone runs Android 7.1.1 and will get Android 8 update by year-end Coolpad has launched its flagship smartphone Cool Play 6 in the Indian market at Rs. 14,999. The phone was launched in China in May this year, and the company says it has customised the device for the Indian market. Available exclusively via Amazon India, the handset will go on sale in the country on September 4in Gold…

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London terror attack: UK wants encrypted WhatsApp messages

The U.K. government wants WhatsApp to give security services access to encrypted messages in the aftermath of the Westminster Bridge terror attack. Officials, however, could face stiff challenges if they choose to apply U.K. surveillance legislation to the U.S.-based firm, according to a digital privacy advocate. British press reports suggest Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood used the WhatsApp messaging service just minutes before the Wednesday rampage that left three pedestrians and one police officer dead and dozens more wounded. Home Secretary Amber Rudd used appearances on BBC and Sky News…

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WhatsApp Status rolls out: Tips to use it without blowing up your world

Sveral days ago WhatsApp had announced Status feature, which kind of turns the app into a social media app. It no longer is just a chat app. The feature was supposed to reach consumers in a few days and now it has. Last night WhatsApp updated the app in the Google Play store as well as the iOS store to ensure that all WhatsApp users have the Status feature in their apps. “Starting today, iPhone, Android and Windows users can send photos, videos and GIFs through Status to share special…

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Reliance Jio: Jio Prime and other big announcements made by Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani made a slew of announcements on Tuesday during his address to company employees in Mumbai. Celebrating Reliance Jio’s 100-million subscriber base, Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani made a slew of announcements on Tuesday during his address to company employees in Mumbai. Here is what he said: 1) Jio Prime: Customers who avail the Jio service on or before March 31 will be eligible to enroll for Jio Prime membership at a nominal fee of Rs 99 per year. Prime members will get full benefits of…

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