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Instagram for launching ads on Reels: Report

Instagram for launching ads on Reels: Report

Instagram also started showing ads in the form of reels. The photo sharing platform will be showing ads within the ‘Reels’ feature. The organization has begun testing ads for this feature in selected countries such as India, Brazil, Germany and Australia, showing itself among the most common content posted by users. The Mashable report states that ads on Instagram Reels can be up to 30 seconds long and will have the same vertical and full-screen design as normal uploads on …

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An integrated Road Accident Data meeting was held

An integrated Road Accident Data meeting was held

Road accident statistics are now digital, making it easier to analyze accident-related information, the official said. A national workshop on the ‘Integrated Road Accident Database’ (IRAD) program was held here on Wednesday. The Department of Roads and Highways has implemented the IRAD program, explained its details and discussed technical solutions, said Transport Commissioner Ravi Jain. Nodal officials from Rajasthan and related departments in six provinces, including Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh were involved, Jain said. …

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Vii forays in the integrated IoT space, cloud service

Vii forays in the integrated IoT space, cloud service

Credit-indebted telecom company Vodafone Idea on Thursday announced the entry into the Internet of Things (IoT) integrated business segment as it looks to transform from a traditional telecommunications service provider to a technology company. Abhijit Kishore, chief business officer, Vi Business, said on Thursday the company would also look into providing cloud services. There are three specific areas “we want to get into. One is obviously IoT and integrated space. The second is integration involving a lot of SaaS (software …

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Nearly 3mn people in India acquired digital skill: Microsoft

Nearly 3mn people in India acquired digital skill: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it had helped more than 30 million people in 249 countries and territories access digital skills, including nearly three million people from India. This number is higher than the original 25 million target announced by the tech giant in June last year. Microsoft Corp is also expanding its commitment to help 250,000 companies worldwide hire skills by 2021, the statement said. “From demolished factory workers to contacts and truck drivers, millions of people turned to …

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Beware of the WhatsApp scam that claims to offer Amazon gift

Beware of the WhatsApp scam that claims to offer Amazon gift

The instant messaging platform, WhatsApp is one of the most popular ways to communicate in India. However, this method can also be used by stubborn people who want to steal users their data or engage in financial fraud. The new scam seems to be making rounds looking for vulnerable WhatsApp users. According to a fact-finding website, Newsmeter, some WhatsApp users receive messages with a link that may appear to be from Amazon’s official site at a glance. The preview of …

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India’s move to curb digital monopolies may affect Amazon, Walmart

India’s move to curb digital monopolies may affect Amazon, Walmart

India’s e-commerce laws that have been drafted to prevent the creation of “digital monopolies” and to help start a site can increase costs and halt expansion plans for companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc. The draft laws seek to determine the conduct of online retailers and define the flow of user information across borders, according to a note called the Draft Ecommerce Policy, a copy of which was seen by Bloomberg News. The government of Prime Minister Narendra …

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