Angry Birds Maker Rovio Posts Sharply Lower Quarterly Profit

Rovio Entertainment, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game series and movie, on Friday reported an increase in second-quarter sales at its games business, providing a positive sign for investors after a profit warning in February. The Finnish company, which listed on the stock market in Helsinki last September, reported lower second-quarter earnings due to declining […]

Twitter Explains Decision to Remove Support for ‘Outdated Developer Tools’

In its bid to deliver better experiences for its users, Twitter has removed support for some outdated but key developer tools in third-party apps. In a blog post on Thursday, Twitter said it will remove access to application programme interfaces (APIs) needed to power push notifications and an auto-refreshing timeline. “We’ve chosen to stop investing in other products including two […]

Facebook to Broadcast Champions League Football in Latin America

Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches in Latin America through 2021, UEFA announced Wednesday, in the latest bid by online platforms to tap into the lucrative live sports market. The deal will make Facebook “the exclusive free-to-air home for certain UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories during the 2018-21 cycle,” UEFA said in a statement. […]

Twitter Threatened With Shutdown in Pakistan: Report

Micro-blogging platform Twitter has been asked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to comply with its requests to block objectionable content or face a shutdown in the country, the media reported on Thursday. According to a report in Dawn, Twitter is in danger of being banned in Pakistan because of the government’s inability to force the tech giant […]

Facebook Messenger for Kids Now Lets Children Add Friends Themselves

Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform. “Parents have to turn on a setting that creates a four-word passphrase that is used to generate these contact requests,” Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday. The connection requests will be sent directly […]

WhatsApp Backups Will No Longer Count Towards Google Drive Storage Quota

WhatsApp has expanded its partnership with Google to start offering Android users added benefits to use WhatsApp backups on Google Drive. The Facebook-owned company has revealed that WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota starting November 12, 2018. It is also important to note that WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than […]

Facebook to Broadcast Champions League Football in Latin America

Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches in Latin America through 2021, UEFA announced Wednesday, in the latest bid by online platforms to tap into the lucrative live sports market. The deal will make Facebook “the exclusive free-to-air home for certain UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories during the 2018-21 cycle,” UEFA said in a statement. […]

Twitter Threatened With Shutdown in Pakistan: Report

Micro-blogging platform Twitter has been asked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to comply with its requests to block objectionable content or face a shutdown in the country, the media reported on Thursday. According to a report in Dawn, Twitter is in danger of being banned in Pakistan because of the government’s inability to force the tech giant […]

Instagram Slammed by Users for Not Removing Facetune Ads

Photo-messaging app Instagram is facing criticism for not removing an advertisement of a paid photo editing app Facetune that is targeted at women under 25 years of age. The social media users have slammed the Facebook-owned Instagram as well as the app for promoting the idea of altering faces for better pictures, AdNews.com reported on Sunday. The paid app […]