UK to keep social networks in check with internet safety regulator

The UK government is taking a hard line when it comes to online safety, appointing what it claims is the world’s first independent regulator to keep social media companies in check. Companies that fail to live up to requirements will face huge fines, with senior directors who are proven to have been negligent of their […]

Social Media Won’t Be Allowed to Abuse Election Process: Prasad

Social media platforms will never be allowed to abuse India’s election process and stringent measures backed by laws on data protection and individual privacy have been put in place, Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. Addressing the plenary of the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting in Salata, Argentina, on August 23-24, Prasad also noted […]

Social Media Companies Can’t Escape Responsibility: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the government has issued notice to WhatsApp as social media companies are accountable for the misuse of their platforms. The government issued notice to WhatsApp as rumours in the social media application preceded most incidences of violence, Prasad said in the Rajya Sabha while participating in a discussion on the misuse of social […]

Facebook Unveils ‘Watch Party’, Making Watching Videos a Social Experience

Facebook has introduced a feature called “Watch Party” that will let the members of a group watch videos and interact with each other at the same time. “In a Watch Party, members of a group can watch videos together in the same space at the same time — videos are chosen by the group admins and […]

China’s Best Social Media And Internet Stocks

Igor Greenwald, Breakthrough Tech Profits The Chinese internet sector is hotter than the sun. It is the belle of the latest global carry-trade ball, which shows few signs of flagging. YY is China’s leading social live-streaming platform, the closest equivalent toYouTube in the world’s biggest market. It’s growing like an internet powerhouse should, with revenue up 32% year-over-year […]

Goldman Sachs asked its interns about their spending habits, social media apps, and dreams – here are their answers

Internship season has wrapped up on Wall Street, and young financiers have headed back to school with all the new skills and knowledge they picked up over the summer. Of course, banks can also learn a thing or two from the young people they hire for a summer. Goldman Sachs on Thursday released the firm’s second […]

Nintendo to Shut Down Miiverse, Its Social Network for Wii U and 3DS

Farewell Miiverse. Nintendo has announced that it will be shutting down the social network which was launched with the Wii U gaming console. The service will stop working on November 8 and while it never was a massive success, it did have a dedicated user base. Miiverse allowed users to submit hand-drawn posts, which would then show up against their […]

Future Talks New Album and Social Media Hiatus With Zane Lowe

Future’s self-titled and decidedly feature-free new album hits Apple Music tonight, meaning you know who got the scoop on an instaclassic interview: Zane Lowe. The interview, shot at the iconic Walter’s Clothing in Atlanta, finds Future reflecting on his blockbuster Drake collab What a Time to Be Alive and his current desire to go “more […]

Kylie Jenner praises social media

Kylie Jenner praises social media-Image1 Kylie Jenner Kylie Jenner says social media “is everything” to her. The 19-year-old reality TV star, who has more than 86 million followers on Instagram, credits it and other platforms for the success of her Kylie Cosmetics company. She explained: “Social media is everything to me. It can also be […]