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Facebook introduces mobile recharge option for Indian Users

Facebook has launched a new feature in India that allows users to top up their prepaid mobile connections by using the same applications but currently, this feature is only available on Facebook’s Android application and that too for prepaid users.

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Fortnite is now available on iOS for everyone

Epic Games has officially announced about the launch of Fortnite: Battle Royal on mobile, so now anyone with an iPhone SE / 6S or later running iOS 11 can easily download the game from App Store and can jump directly into a match and experience the fun.

Uber is closing its on-demand delivery service, UberRush

On June 30th, Uber is shutting down its on-demand delivery service for laundry, groceries, flowers and just about anything under 30 pounds. The company has notified its users in an email that the company is putting end to its UberRush operation in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.

Google is closing its URL shortening service, goo.gl

Google is shutting down its URL shortening service, goo.gl from 13th April, onwards. Existing users will still function and make use of it and users who haven’t used the site (or have only used it anonymously) will no longer be able to create short links.

WhatsApp co-founder wants everyone to delete Facebook

Brian Acton posted a tweet, mentioning that his followers should delete the Facebook application. He quoted “It is time, #deletefacebook”. Later in 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion and made its co-founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton a wealthy person.

L’Oreal acquires Canada’s Modiface

L’Oreal is set to acquire the Canadian beauty tech company ModiFace, gaining tools for customers to test make-up and lipstick online by using Augmented Reality. A company also has hand in the creation of many customs augmented reality beauty apps.

Apple Maps includes bike-sharing feature in 175 cities

Apple has recently come into a partnership with Ito World to add a new bike-sharing data feature in Apple Maps in over 175 cities across 36 countries. This feature doesn’t tell you the number of available bikes or empty docks, It just gives you the location.

Instagram and Snapchat remove the Giphy sticker feature

Instagram and Snapchat both have removed their Giphy sticker feature after a user discovered a racist GIF could be added to story posts. According to the terms of services, users are not allowed to post content that is abusive, obscene, offensive, or vulgar.

Netflix plans gamification of children’s shows

Netflix is planning to launch a new feature for children that lets them earn “patches” for watching/streaming episodes of certain shows. Selected Netflix shows are Trollhunters, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Home, and The Magic School Bus Rides Again. 

Fortnite Battle Royale is available on iOS and Android

Fortnite developer Epic Games has recently announced its entry of Fortnite Battle Royale on to iOS and Android devices, the incredibly popular free-to-play multiplayer game is available for both the platforms, phones, and tablets. Previously, Sony turned down Microsoft’s overtures.

Everything you need to know about Amazon

This article covers the history of Amazon, achievements and success stories of Amazon, information about fundings and investors of Amazon, information about earnings and mode of delivery. Moreover, it also has brief information about the vision and market response of the eCommerce Company.

Amazon will stop selling Nest products

Online eCommerce platform, Amazon informed Nest employees on a conference call at the end of last year that it would not list any of the newer Nest products recently announced by the company. Previously, Amazon has also talked about its acquisition of Ring.

Sprint announces 5G network for six cities this year

Marcelo Claure, CEO of Sprint promised the carrier will launch mobile 5G services on its 2.5 GHz spectrum holdings on a nationwide basis in the first half of 2019. Meanwhile, T-Mobile is also promising to build 5G infrastructure in 30 cities till the end of this year.

Instagram is closing its Global Community Team

Instagram is shutting its veteran Global Community Team that worked to build connections with photographers and promotes the service across the world as part of a restructuring in the company. The motive behind this is to eliminate duplicate efforts among some members.

Microsoft stops push notifications to Windows 7 and 8 devices

Microsoft will be shutting down the push notifications service on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 devices from February 20th. They also mentioned that Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile users will not be affected by this change.

Young Users are using Snapchat more than Facebook: eMarketer

According to eMarketer report, Facebook’s younger audience is shifting towards Snapchat in the United States. The first-ever decline in the 18-24 age group in the states and it comes to around 5.8 percent till the end of this year. Meanwhile, Instagram is growing rapidly.

Amazon delivers foods products to your home in two hours

Amazon has started food delivery services for Prime users in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beac. It contains fresh produce, meat, seafood and other organic food that you can usually buy from foods and grocery stores and get them delivered to your home in less than two hours.

Microsoft launched Office 2019 suite for Windows 10

Microsoft has launched Office 2019 suite. The version will be available in the second half of 2018 and it will only work on Windows 10 operating system. This release has no effect on Office for Mac and no change will be made in the existing versions of Office.

After failing in 1993, Mario Movie is coming back from Nintendo

After the lacklustre live-action effort in 1993, Super Mario Bros., it’s coming back to the big screen with Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios. The creator of Mario will co-produce the movie with Chris Meledandri and Universal Studios creator.

Nintendo is shutting Miitomo App this year

Nintendo’s Miitomo is shutting down from 1:30pm IST on May 9 on Android and iOS. Miitomo will not allow you to access its features, check your messages, or use your items. Nintendo has mentioned that you can transfer your Mii to your Nintendo Account by linking it to Miitomo

Twitter launches ‘India Gate’ Emoji to celebrate Republic Day

Twitter has recently launched a special #RepublicDay emoji to celebrate Republic Day in the country. The emoji that represents “India Gate” will be live until Monday, January 29. Twitter users can use the #RepublicDay, #HappyRepublicDay and #RepublicDay2018 hashtags from across the world.

Google launches Chrome 64 for Android Devices

Google has started launching Chrome 64 for Android devices. The new version contains site-wide audio muting option and is designed to limit malicious auto-redirects. Moreover, it also includes a feature for the security of sites with abusive promotional and advertisement experiences.

Android Oreo now shows WiFi network speeds before you connect

Android 8.1 Oreo tells you the Wi-Fi connection speeds under the names of public networks and users can see the connection speed before connecting to the network. Google has separated the Wi-Fi speeds into four categories: Slow, OK, Fast and Very Fast.

GiveGab announces acquisition of Kimbia

GiveGab acquires Kimbia, becoming the leader in Giving Days nationwide. After this acquisition brings GiveGab closer to its goal of being the largest charitable software platform through the combined support of over 40,000 nonprofits since its inception.