Reddit Signs AI Content Licensing Deal With Google; Said to Be Worth $60 Million a Year

Social media platform Reddit has struck a deal with Google to make its content available for training the search engine giant’s artificial intelligence models, three people familiar with the matter said. The contract with Alphabet-owned Google is worth about $60 million (roughly Rs. 497 crore) per year, according to one of…

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Gboard Tests ‘Scan Text’ Feature to Insert Text from Captured Images: How it Works

Gboard is getting a new Scan Text feature that will allow you to point your camera at text and quickly insert it into any app you are using. The optical character recognition feature is already available as part of Google Lens, but adding it to Gboard means that users can…

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Google Pay to Roll Out SoundPod With Audio Alerts to Merchants in India After Year-Long Pilot

Google SoundPod is coming to merchants in India in the coming months, the company said on Thursday. After a year-long limited pilot, the company revealed that it is bringing its device for payment alerts to merchants in the country, along with cashback offers. Google’s SoundPod will compete with soundboxes from…

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Instagram Creator Marketplace Expands to India; Meta Tests AI-Powered Creator Recommendations

Instagram Creator Marketplace is expanding to eight new regions including India, the company announced on Wednesday. Meta will invite creators from Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK to join the portal that connects brands and content creators for branded content or partnership ads on the platform….

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WhatsApp Adds New Text Formatting Options; Blocks Screenshots of Profile Pictures on Latest Beta

WhatsApp launched four new text formatting options globally on Wednesday. These new options join the existing bold, italic, strikethrough, and monospace options. The new range of formatting tools will allow users to send messages in bulleted points, and numbered lists, as well as two different styles for quotes. Alongside, it…

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PhonePe Launches Indus Appstore in India, Will Not Charge App Listing Fee for the First Year

PhonePe launched its Android-based app marketplace Indus Appstore in India on Wednesday, February 21. The Walmart-owned fintech brand said it intended to solve the major pain point of the lack of regional language content in marketplaces. The Indus Appstore will be available in English and 12 Indian regional languages. …

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Apple Upgrades iMessage With PQ3 Quantum Computer-Resistant Encryption Protocol

Apple is updating iMessage with a PQ3 new cryptographic protocol to protect users from sophisticated attacks using quantum computers. According to Apple, the new encryption protocol could protect users from scenarios where encrypted data has been stored, only to be decrypted using a quantum computer at a later date. …

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Adobe Introduces Generative AI Assistant That Can Summarise PDFs for Acrobat and Reader

Adobe has announced generative artificial intelligence (AI)-powered features for its web client and desktop app of Acrobat. The software giant has added an AI Assistant that can do multiple tasks and help users easily understand and analyse large PDF files. One notable feature will summarise files and present it in…

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Instagram Testing an App Clip on iOS to Let Users Watch Reels Without Downloading the App: Report

Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature on iOS that will allow people who do not have the app to still watch Reels in the app’s native interface. This will be done through App Clips; a feature that was added to iPhone devices in 2021 with the iOS 14 update….

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WhatsApp Reportedly Working on Secret Code for Locked Chats on Web Client

WhatsApp Web will soon get support for secret codes for locked chats, according to details shared by a feature tracker. While users can already lock specific chats on WhatsApp for iOS and Android that are hidden behind a secret code, the same functionality is expected to arrive on WhatsApp Web…

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Invincible: Guarding the Globe, Ubisoft’s Free-to-Play RPG, Launched on iOS, Android

Ubisoft has released a new Invincible mobile game, based on Robert Kirkman’s popular comic book series and its hit TV show adaptation. The studio launched Invincible: Guarding the Globe, a free-to-play idle RPG, on Monday. The game is now playable on iOS and Android devices and is also available on…

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WhatsApp Introduces Helpline in India to Diminish AI-Generated Misinformation, Deepfakes

WhatsApp Helpline will soon be available to users in India as a tool to avoid AI-generated misinformation and deepfakes. Meta and the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) announced on Monday that they will soon launch a chatbot through which users will be able to report all such instances. It will support…

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Sony Pictures Launches Add-On Streaming Channel on Amazon Prime Video in India

Prime Video has entered a distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), to launch an add-on subscription on the streamer for viewers in India. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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Apple Set to Face Over $500 Million Fine After EU Finds It Broke Rules to Silence Spotify, Other Rivals

Apple will face a European Union fine close to EUR 500 million ($539 million or roughly Rs. 4,475 crore) over the regulator’s investigation into allegations it silenced music-streaming rivals, including Spotify Technology SA, on its platforms.  Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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Meta Shows Small Businesses New Ways to Bypass Apple’s App Store Fees

Meta is advising small businesses on how to advertise on Facebook and Instagram without paying fees imposed by Apple. Instead of buying ads on the iOS apps for Facebook and Instagram, Meta is advising the companies to buy ads through a web browser. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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