Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales

WASHINGTON: Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the lawsuit alleges. The original, redacted lawsuit, filed in December 2021, accused Google of “anti-competitive … Read more

meta: What Meta may be planning for its first smartwatch

Meta (formerly known as Facebook) has filed a new patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organisation for its first smartwatch. LetsGo Digital has spotted the official patent application published by the WIPO on January 13, 2022. The patent application shows multiple designs for the smartwatch. One design features a rectangular display, while the other … Read more

Instagram likely testing Stories redesign in its app | Technology News

San Francisco: Meta-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is reportedly testing Stories redesign with vertical scrolling in its app. As noted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, some users located in Turkey have received an Instagram update that brings vertical scrolling to Stories, reports 9To5Mac.A While Stories from the same user can still be viewed by tapping … Read more

WhatsApp new feature: Soon, users will be able to hear voice notes in background | Technology News

New Delhi: WhatsApp has started rolling out a new feature that allows users to listen to voice notes in the background. The Meta-owned social media platform is reportedly launching the new global voice note player on iOS beta. Using the new player, WhatsApp users will be able to listen to a voice message while on … Read more

WhatsApp for iOS plans to revamp chat list design in future update: Report | Technology News

San Francisco: In a bid to improve its chat list page with a clearer design, Meta-owned WhatsApp is planning to move Broadcast Lists to another part of the app in a future update. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is planning to remove “Broadcast Lists” and “New Group” from the chats list in a future update. There … Read more

Facebook’s parent Meta opens Privacy Centre to educate users on data security | Technology News

New Delhi: Facing an intense scrutiny over users` data privacy, Meta has introduced a Privacy Centre across its family of apps to educate billions of users. Available to a limited number of people using Facebook on desktop in the US at the moment, the Privacy Centre is expected to educate people on their privacy options … Read more

WhatsApp new update: iOS app to show profile pictures in notifications | Technology News

New Delhi: Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has reportedly started testing a new feature on iOS that displays profile pictures in system notifications when users receive new messages from chats and groups. As spotted by WABetaInfo, this feature is starting to roll out for iOS beta testers of WhatsApp as long as they are running iOS … Read more