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Top tech news of the week: August 8-14, 2022

The best tech news of the week: August 8-14.
Source: Health Tech World

Top tech news from August 8-14:

Jio Phone 5G coming soon to India:

Reports this week specified how Jio has completed planning its 5G coverage across 1000 cities in India. Now it seems that Jio Phone 5G might come to India soon as it launched Jio Phone Next in partnership with Google last year.

Telegram CEO blames Apple for inability to get updates:

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov blamed Apple Inc on his Telegram channel. He called out the tech giant’s vague review system that prevents the messaging service from rolling out a newer update to the app.

Google freezes hiring to make existing employees work better:

The latest reports show how Alphabet Inc’s Google is making sure current employees work harder for another week as it stops hiring new people. The two sources who confirm this are part of the company’s current workforce.

WhatsApp’s new set of privacy features:

This week, messaging platform WhatsApp confirmed the new range of privacy features it will introduce. These include allowing people to hide their online status, leaving groups without others knowing, blocking screenshots of certain messages.

Elon Musk mocks his own social media site:

As his legal battle with social media platform Twitter continues, Musk talks about his social media platform showing that he was very familiar with the domain.

Meta’s CEO refers to future job cuts at the company:

Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg had an internal call with workers. He made announcements about Meta Days cancellations and talked about how there are employees who aren’t doing much, and they need to be fired.

VLC Media Player Banned and Blocked in India:

Since VLC Media Players is banned in the country, he says he is not sure why the government would not explain the ban. The director of VideoLAN even referred to the ban reports, specifying how it works on certain ISPs, and not on anything else.

Nykaa hires a new vice president:

E-commerce giant Nykaa hired Unilever’s Vishal Gupta as executive vice-president, consumer beauty brands, who had studied at IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore, with nearly 30 years of experience.

Info Edge is in no rush to sell stakes:

Info Edge founder Sanjeev Bikhchandani said IT firm Info Edge is in no rush to sell its stakes in companies Zomato and Policybazaar, though it may revisit the possibility from time to time.


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