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Turning off your camera during virtual meeting can reduce carbon footprint: Study

The internet's carbon footprint had already been increasing before COVID-19 lockdowns, accounting for about 3.7 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions

Published on 18th January 2021
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Homegrown short-video making apps capture 40 per cent market share since TikTok ban

TikTok which had nearly 85 million users in India in June 2018, surged to reach over 167 million users by June 2020, when a ban was slapped on the platform over national security concerns

Published on 25th December 2020
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Digital Surgical Strike: Indian government bans another 43 Chinese mobile apps including AliExpress, full list here

Among the banned app is the very popular Chinese shopping app AliExpress, developed by billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba 

Published on 24th November 2020
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58% of young females have faced online harassment, abuse: Survey

The survey polled 14,000 girls and young women aged 15 to 25 in 22 countries including Brazil, India, Nigeria, Spain, Thailand

Published on 6th October 2020
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Divija Bhasin is a psychologist who went from TikTok to Instagram Reels to talk about mental health. Here's how

As TikTok was banned, Divija was forced to shift to Instagram but she gained her follower base in no time. Her videos reach a whole lot of people and offer comfort

Published on 26th September 2020
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Why I won't miss PUBG: A small-time fan's account of the game that defined a generation

After the government of India banned another 118 apps, including PUBG Mobile, youngsters were in for a rude shock even as parents rejoiced 

Published on 4th September 2020
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Step aside TikTok. This app by Hyderabadi boys is hunting for talent. Show 'em what you got

Showcase your talent on the Ador app and you might win big. Cash prizes or even a shot at the movie the founders of the app are planning to make soon. Wondering what we are talking about? Read on

Published on 2nd September 2020
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Youngsters, show your talent on the tagteen app and win hearts across the internet 

A beta version of tagteen was launched in May 2018 and it took them another two years to come up with a final version after working directly with their users for real-time feedback. Check them out

Published on 30th August 2020
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TikTok owner to sue US government to ensure the company and users' rights are protected

ByteDance, owner of TikTok announced that it has decided to file a lawsuit against the US government, allege the country disregarded facts

Published on 23rd August 2020
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Instagram Reels emerges top choice for youngsters after Tik Tok's absence in India

In the absence of the Chinese short-video-making app TikTok, nearly two-thirds of urban Indians (65 per cent) said they are likely to turn to alternatives

Published on 18th August 2020
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Twitter, TikTok hold preliminary talks about a possible merger for the Chinese app's US operations

While Twitter declined to comment, a TikTok spokesperson told news organisations- the company does not comment on market rumours

Published on 9th August 2020
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Meet the 17-year-old Kashmir boy who developed a file-sharing app after the ban on Chinese apps

The 'Dodo Drop' application, developed by Ashfaq Mehmood Choudhary from Chattyear of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, is an alternative to the Chinese 'SHAREit' app, which was banned recently

Published on 3rd August 2020
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Zoom breaks TikTok's record of most downloads on Apple App Store

App Store installs grew 22.6 per cent to 9.1 billion, while Google Play saw 34.9 per cent growth, reaching 28.7 billion

Published on 21st July 2020
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The answer is ‘APP’arent: How Indian alternatives to Chinese apps can be better

The Coach addresses young TikTok enthusiasts who are struggling to find an alternative following the banning of the app

Published on 18th July 2020
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Online searches for TikTok, WeChat rise and fall dramatically after app ban  

While searches for apps like Tik Tok, Shareit and UCBrower increased at a meagre rate, searches for WeChat and Weibo tanked into negative territory

Published on 5th July 2020

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