Google Search, Google Maps and the Assistant will now provide the availability, doses and costs of the COVID-19 vaccine in India

Google Search, Maps and the Assistant will now show useful information about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in India. Since March, Google has shown COVID-19 vaccination centers in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Now Google Maps and Google Assistant can also help people get information such as slot availability, expected … Read more

Apple asks US employees to report the status of COVID-19 vaccination by mid-September: Report

Apple is asking its US employees to report their vaccination status as COVID-19 cases increase in the country, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing an internal memo. The iPhone maker asked its staff to report their status “voluntarily” by mid-September, regardless of whether they are working remotely or in an office, according to the report. … Read more

Google postpones office return until January due to COVID-19: See what CEO Sundar Pichai told employees

Alphabet-owned Google is extending its voluntary return to office policy until January next year, CEO Sundar Pichai said on Tuesday, citing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in many parts of the world. The rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant is also causing companies to reconsider their mask mandates and vaccination policies. … Read more

Fast & Furious 9 Box Office Reaches $700 Million Before Launch In India

The Fast and the Furious 9 became the first Hollywood film to gross more than $700 million (approximately INR 5,197 million) at the box office worldwide since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The last to do so was Jumanji: The Next Level, released in December 2019. The global box office was impacted from March … Read more

OnlyFans suspends plan to ban sexually explicit content after protests by creators

OnlyFans says it has suspended a plan to ban sexually explicit content after protests by its creators and sex worker advocates. The subscription website said in a statement prepared on Wednesday that the planned ban “was no longer necessary due to assurances from banking partners that OnlyFans can support all genres of creators” and declined … Read more

How to book the COVID-19 vaccination slot via MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp

MyGov Corona Helpdesk, the official COVID-19 assistance chatbot from the Ministry of Health, can now be used to book a vaccination slot via WhatsApp. The chat bot will now allow users to reserve vaccination slots for the first and second dose and make an appointment through the instant messaging app. This was after MyGov Corona … Read more

Twitter testing feature that may allow users to flag “misleading” content

Twitter on Tuesday announced a new feature that allows users to flag content that may contain misinformation, a scourge that only grew during the pandemic. “We are testing a feature for you to report tweets that look misleading – as you see them,” the social network said in its security account. We’re testing a feature … Read more

Facebook claims it is helping to reduce the ‘hesitation’ of the COVID-19 vaccine by filtering out misinformation

Facebook said on Wednesday that the “hesitation” of the vaccine is waning in the United States and elsewhere, and credits its efforts to filter out misinformation and promote reliable information to help the trend. In releasing its quarterly transparency report, Facebook said the latest data showed vaccine hesitancy dropped 50% among American users of the … Read more

OnlyFans to Ban the Content Show ‘Sexually Explicit Conduct’ (Only fans can ban content that shows ‘sexually explicit conduct’), which will allow nudity if consistent with policy

OnlyFans, the online subscription platform known for adult content, will ban users from posting any material containing “sexually explicit conduct,” the company said on Thursday. The London-based company said in a statement that the changes, which will take effect on Oct. 1, were to meet requests from its banking partners and payment providers. “To ensure … Read more

Shang-Chi Out, September 3 in India, in English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada

Shang-Chi is coming to India in line with the US. Disney announced on Friday that the next Marvel movie – the full title is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – will be released on Sept. 3 in Indian theaters in English, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada. There’s no mention of Tamil or Malayalam … Read more