XBox

Xbox launches SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed controllers

The custom Xbox Series X consoles celebrate Nickelodeon characters in the designs

Instagram

After the social media outage, Instagram tests a feature to alert users when the platform goes down 

This test will initially run in the US and go on for the next few months

Online shopping

How social media, videos and influencers drive festive shopping in India: Facebook shares insights 

A newHow guide by Facebook revealed that social media is the leading channel that drives brand discovery and purchase during the festive season

Twitter

How to remove unwanted followers on Twitter without blocking them

Twitter's new remove follower feature is more of a remote unfollow button, a gentler way to create some distance between you and someone else on the micro-blogging platform

Instagram

Instagram to unveil features that will protect teens from harmful content amidst controversy

Whistleblower Frances Haugen testified last week before the US Congress that Instagram can have a negative effect on the mental health of teenagers

Lunchclub

Lunchclub, the AI-powered professional networking app, is now in India

It plans to grow to over 100k users in India by the end of 2021

Travel apps are witnessing all time high downloads 

Booking.com reached nearly 3 million downloads in Europe in July 2021

A ‘seedcopter’ by Marut Drones at ‘Hara Bahara’, India’s first aerial seeding campaign at Hyderabad’s KBR park

Drone-based ventures take off in the Indian startup space

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report launched at London Tech Week last month puts some exciting innovations under the spotlight that find solutions to education, finance and healthcare challenges

Bitcoin

The Indian cryptocurrency market is expected to reach up to $241 million by 2030

Bitcoin once again reclaimed the $1 trillion market cap, crossing $54,000 per digital coin

Facebook

Facebook unrolls new Page experience for Indian users

Facebook aims to make the platform simpler for public figures and creators

YouTube

YouTube announces new features such as live auto captions, multi-language audio and more

In the coming months, YouTube is planning to expand live auto captions to all 13 supported automatic captioning languages

Twitter

Twitter introduces prompts to warn users before engaging in potentially 'intense' conversation

The prompts are the company's latest attempt to reduce the persistent harassment and abuse on the platform

Report: Here's a look at what types of Internet users are most likely to be tracked online via cookies

Report: Here's a look at what types of Internet users are most likely to be tracked online via cookies

The results show the importance of being on the lookout for sites with lots of social media sharing buttons or embedded media and check whether you trust those extra platforms

SnapChat

Snapchat saw a 23 per cent growth in average time spent by users during the social media outage 

Messaging apps Telegram and Signal also saw an uptick in session count

Adidas Originals by Xbox sneaker

Xbox turns 20, collabs with Adidas for new sneakers

The company has announced a global partnership with Adidas to unveil its first console-inspired sneaker in celebration