Elon Musk's X fails to block California's content moderation law
29 Dec 2023
In a setback for Elon Musk’s social media platform X, a U.S. District Judge dismissed its attempt to block California’s content moderation law.
Walmart joins brands abandoning Elon Musk's social media platform X
02 Dec 2023
In an announcement made on Friday, 1 December 2023, Walmart confirmed that it is no longer advertising on the social media platform X
Elon Musk’s AI startup, xAI, is to be integrated with social media platform X
06 Nov 2023
Artificial intelligence startup xAI, which was founded by Elon Musk, is going to be merged into the famous social media platform X.
Social media platform X is set to test a new $1/year subscription plan
18 Oct 2023
X, formerly known as Twitter, will start a new phase of testing plans that will be more elaborate than its X Pro plan (Twitter Blue).
Australian regulatory committee fines Elon Musk's social media platform X for child abuse prevention failures
16 Oct 2023
Elon Musk’s social media platform X has been fined by an Australian regulator for failing to cooperate with a probe into anti-child abuse practices.
Musk fires almost all Twitter staff in India in global downsizing
07 Nov 2022
The US-based microblogging platform on Friday fired nearly 180 of its 230-odd employees in India, reports citing employee and other sources said
Elon Musk finally acquires Twitter for $44 bn
28 Oct 2022
Elon Musk sold roughly $15.5 billion worth of shares in Tesla in two waves, in April and in August, to meet a court-imposed 28 October deadline to complete the Twitter deal and “free the bird”
Elon Musk makes $43 billion hostile bid for Twitter
14 Apr 2022
Musk, Twitter's biggest shareholder, said that Twitter has the potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, which is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy, adding that it “will neither thrive nor serve societal imperative in its current form - Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company”
The Arrogance Of Twitter, The Social Parasite!
29 Jun 2021
“Your account is now available for use. Please be aware that any additional notices against your account may result in your account being locked again and potentially suspended. In order to avoid this, do not post additional material in violation of our Copyright Policy and immediately remove any material from your account for which you are not authorised to post,” the social media app warned India’s IT minister Shivshankar Prasad after unlocking the account
Govt responds over ‘Koo” as Twitter quotes own laws
15 Feb 2021
In response to IT ministry’s directive to take out 1,178 Twitter accounts that were being handled by 'Khalistani' and 'Pakistani’ entities for spreading misinformation using the farmers' protests, Twitter sought to engage IT ministry officials to push its own “rules’
Twitter bots had 'disproportionate' role spreading misinformation in 2016 election
21 Nov 2018
An analysis of information shared on Twitter during the 2016 US presidential election has found that bots played a disproportionate role in spreading misinformation online
Google, FB, Microsoft, Twitter join hands for Data Transfer Project
21 Jul 2018
Google says the project will let users ‘transfer data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it’, with Microsoft adding that ‘portability and interoperability are central to cloud innovation and competition
Massive AI Twitter probe draws heat map of entrepreneurial personality
07 Jun 2018
A world-first study has found social media -- how language is used in Twitter -- is a reliable marker of economic vitality in a region
Delhi HC issues notices to Google, FB, others for revealing identity of Kathua rape victim
19 May 2018
What's trending in fake news? IU tool shows what stories go viral, and if bots are to blame
19 May 2018
During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods
12 May 2018
On a more positive note, the study found that while Twitter users are likely to spread false news during disasters, Twitter and other media platforms move quickly to correct the misinformation
Twitter accounts of leaders like Modi, Amit Shah, Rahul flooded with fake followers
15 Mar 2018
Well over half the followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Twitter are fake: Gandhi tops the list, closely followed by BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Lighter than air, yet very, very powerful
By Kiron Kasbekar | 03 Jan 2024
In March 2013 Chinese scientists pulled off a remarkable feat. They created the world’s lightest aerogel. Tipping the scales at a mere 0.16 milligrams per cubic centimeter – that’s a sixth of the weight of air!
COP28 explained: A closer look at COP28's climate change solutions
By Aniket Gupta | 27 Dec 2023
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP28, took place from 30th November 2023, to 13th December 2023, at Expo City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
What is a Ponzi scheme?
By Aniket Gupta | 06 Dec 2023
Ponzi schemes have long captivated the public imagination, drawing unsuspecting investors into a web of illusion and deception.
The Rise and Rise of HDFC Bank
03 Jul 2023
HDFC, which surged ahead of global majors like HSBC Holdings Plc and Citigroup Inc and left Indian peers like State Bank of India and ICICI Bank in market capitalisation, now ranks fourth largest among the world’s most valuable banks, after JPMorgan Chase & Co, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd and Bank of America Corp
India’s Millet Revolution To Enrich Global Food Basket
02 Apr 2023
Millets, a healthier and cheaper substitute to wheat and rice, are indigenous to many parts of the world, especially in the semiarid tropics of Asia and Africa, and offers a big scope for expanding production and consumption in the foodgrain deficient African continent
Market predator Hindenburg preys on Adani stock
06 Mar 2023
Almost a month after the damning report of short-seller Hindenburg Research on the Adani Group that claimed that the seven stocks within the group were about 85 per cent overvalued, one of the group's stocks, Adani Total Gas, closed at Rs835 on the BSE, down nearly 79 per cent from its 24 January level, almost close to reaching that valuation