Twitter Locked Account Of China’s U.S. Embassy Over Xinjiang-Related Tweet
The microblogging site Twitter has locked the account of China’s U.S. embassy for a tweet that defended China’s policies in the Xinjiang region, which the U.S. social media platform said violated the firm’s policy against “dehumanization”, as reported by Reuters. The Chinese Embassy account, @ChineseEmbinUS,…
Streaming Giant Netflix Surpasses 200 Million Subscribers
The streaming giant Netflix has surpassed another major milestone: 203.6 million subscribers around the world.
British Hospitals Use Blockchain To Track COVID-19 Vaccines
Two British hospitals are using blockchain technology to keep tabs on the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, the companies behind the initiative said on Tuesday, in one of the first such initiatives in the world
Samsung Heir Sent Back To Prison For 30 Months In Bribery Case
Samsung Electronics Co. heir Jay Y. Lee was sentenced to 30 months in prison over bribery charges.
Shopify Removes Stores Affiliated With Trump
Shopify took down stores affiliated with U.S. President Donald Trump from its e-commerce platform on Thursday, a day after hundreds of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Trump, who has refused to concede his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, had urged his supporters to…
Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma Suspected To Be Missing
Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, who has been under China government’s scrutiny since the abrupt suspension of Ant’s blockbuster $37 billion initial public offerings (IPO) in Shanghai and Hong Kong has not been seen in public for more than two months
Samsung Will Reveal Its Flagship Smartphones On January 14th
Samsung confirmed that its latest Galaxy Unpacked event — and its first major smartphone launch of the year — will take place virtually at 10AM Eastern/7AM Pacific on Thursday, January 14th.
Here’s Everything Coming To Netflix In January 2021
53 new arrivals just hit Netflix as part of the January 1st additions including 45 movies and 8 new TV series to kickstart the year. Let’s take a look at the full list of what’s new on Netflix in January 2021, followed by a list of what’s leaving the service this month.
Sony To Launch PlayStation 5 In India On February 2
The PlayStation 5 is priced at Indian rupees 49,990 ($685), while the digital edition of the console will sell at Indian rupees 39,990 ($550).
ESPN Plus To Hike Price For Its Annual Subscription To $59.99 In 2021
New subscribers will start paying $59.99 on January 8th, 2021, and the new price will reportedly trickle down to existing subscribers a few months later in March.
France Rewards Frontline Immigrant Workers With Citizenship
“Foreign workers gave their time and swung into action for all of us during the COVID crisis,” said Marlène Schiappa, France’s junior minister for citizenship.
Joe Biden’s @POTUS Twitter Account Will Have Zero Followers
The micro blogging site Twitter is planning to wipe out all followers from the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse accounts once Biden is sworn in on January 20th, rather than transferring the accounts’ existing followers over to the new administration, according to Rob Flaherty, Biden’s digital director. In…
Facebook Removes Anti-Vaccine ‘Fake News’ In Israel
Such “fake news” included arguments that vaccines would be used to plant government tracking chips in recipients’ bodies, to poison them and thus cull the population or to subject them to medical experimentation, the ministry said in a statement.
Google Is Offering Free Weekly Covid-19 Testing For Employees
The tech giant Google is offering free weekly Covid-19 tests for 90,000 Google employees.
Spotify To Launch In South Korea In 2021
Music streaming giant Spotify said on Friday it will launch its service in South Korea in the first half of 2021. The launch will give South Korean listeners access to its over 60 million tracks and over 4 billion playlists, the company said.