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Reliance Jio has entered into the video conferencing bandwagon with the launch of Jio Meet. Just like the predecessor’s Zoom and Google Meet, the platform will also facilitate an unlimited number of high definition free video calls and support up to 100 participants on each call. By using the paid version, users can be increased up to 250 participants. Jio Meet is supported in Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Users do not have to sign in to use the platform unless they are hosting a meeting. While Zoom and Google Meet have limited the free video call duration to 40 and 60 minutes respectively, Jio Meet notably allows its users to place free video calls for up to 24 hours.

Facebook is changing its algorithm to prioritize credible reporting

Facebook is changing the way news stories are ranked in order to prioritize authentic reporting and transparent ownership. The platform has decided to make the announcement after they received feedback on user research which emphasized the need for more credible and informative news stories. Facebook is associating with academic experts and content creators to run the process by which original reporting will be identified. “This important journalism takes time and expertise and we want to ensure that it’s prioritized on Facebook, said the platform in a release.

WhatsApp begins rolling out new features to enhance the user interface

A slew of features is expected to be rolling out in the WhatsApp platform in the upcoming weeks. In the press release, the application stated that they will be rolling out new animated packs to enhance the user experience. Stickers are one of the fastest evolving ways of preferred communications among the audience. Along with that, the platform will enable users to add contacts by scanning QR Codes. The Dark Mode feature which was launched earlier in March will be added to Web and Desktop versions. During group video calls, users can focus on a single participant by pressing and holding their video and expanding it to full screen.

LinkedIn to bring digital skills to 25 million people using LinkedIn Learning Paths

LinkedIn has rolled out the initiative aimed at supplying digital skills to 25 million users free of charge by the year-end. The platform is backed by the parent company Microsoft with a $20 million cash grant. In a statement released by CEO Ryan Roslansky, he said that the unemployment rate in the US has swung from 50-year lows to 70-year highs in just three months as the Covid-19 tide began. The initiative is touted as an important step towards economic recovery and helping people find jobs. More resources are available at and the platform has digitally mapped 690 million professionals, 50 million companies, 11 million job listings, 36,000 skills, and 90000 schools for identifying demand skills, jobs, and hiring patterns.

Made in India to play a crucial role in eCommerce shopping websites

Shopping websites may be required to add the country origin tag to make it easier for the people to eliminate the products from a particular country from the search results. The new update has come on the sidelines of the India-China conflicts that happened recently and the Government pushing towards in Made in India products by vouching for #VocalForLocal. If the draft policy will be implemented it will have access to the algorithms and source codes that dictate the listings, user ratings, etc. The draft policy also looks to eradicate the digitally induced biases on how the products are listed and recommended to the users. The policy will have guidelines on complying with information requests by law enforcement agencies and government, with shopping websites expected to share data within 3 days.

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