TikTok joins Internet Matters as part of its commitment to online safety

TikTok joins Internet Matters as part of its commitment to online safety

TikTok, the world’s leading short-form video platform, is joining Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to empower parents and carers to keep young people safe in the digital world. As part of the collaboration, Internet Matters and TikTok will work together to educate families about the importance of digital wellbeing and addressing common […]

A million new internet users came online every day in 2018, according to We Are Social and Hootsuite

A million new internet users came online every day in 2018, according to We Are Social and Hootsuite

We Are Social, the socially-led creative agency, in collaboration with Hootsuite, the world’s leader in social media management, released their Digital in 2019 report, examining social media and digital trends around the world. Delving into data from across more than 230 countries and territories, the 8th annual report finds 367m more people came online globally […]

Mobile broadband is faster than Wi-Fi in 33 countries, according to Open Signal

Mobile broadband is faster than Wi-Fi in 33 countries, according to Open Signal

Generally, it’s accepted that internet access originating from a Wi-Fi hot spot will be faster than a mobile broadband connection. Many of the most popular smartphones, like iPhones, automatically join the nearest known Wi-Fi network because of this belief. But according to a new study, this assumption isn’t true in many places around the world. […]

UK telecoms companies spend close to £1.4bn for mobile spectrum as 5G race heats up

UK telecoms companies spend close to £1.4bn for mobile spectrum as 5G race heats up

The UK’s four major mobile network providers splashed out £1.356bn between them on the first stage of an auction for 4G and 5G airwaves. EE, Three parent Hutchison, O2 parent Telefonica, and Vodafone all successfully picked up spectrum on offer – with Airspan Spectrum Holdings, a SoftBank-backed UK-based subsidiary of Airspan, the only party to […]

YouTube claims to reach 80% of all Internet users across age-groups in India

YouTube claims to reach 80% of all Internet users across age-groups in India

With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of content, 80 percent of internet users across all age-groups in the country are accessing YouTube, according to Google India. The Google-owned company highlighted how YouTube is associated with India’s internet growth story at the “Brandcast 2018” event as it celebrated its 10th […]

Facebook’s Express WiFi program now has an app on Google Play

Facebook’s Express WiFi program now has an app on Google Play

Facebook has quietly launched its Express WiFi app on Google Play, and it’s now available for download in Indonesia and Kenya. The application gives users a way to purchase internet connection from participating businesses instead of paying for a more expensive and, in many places in developing nations, typically slow and spotty mobile connection. Facebook […]

Google Station’s high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots expand to Mexico

Google Station’s high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots expand to Mexico

Google Station is the company’s high-speed public Wi-Fi platform that first launched in India two years ago and later expanded to Indonesia. The free service is now available in Mexico City. The premise behind Station is to improve access to high bandwidth services in areas where internet data plans might not be affordable, and thus […]

Digital users in India flock to regional content, according to Times Internet

Digital users in India flock to regional content, according to Times Internet

Times Internet has released a study titled ‘The Changing Lingual Face of Digital India’, highlighting the rapid shift of digital users towards regional content consumption. With this study, Times Internet has successfully validated the rising trend of online content consumption across the eight most widely consumed regional languages in the country. To map the magnitude […]

YouTube to invest $5 million in ‘positive’ video content

YouTube to invest $5 million in ‘positive’ video content

Following a series of scandals for YouTube’s video-sharing network, the company has announced it’s investing $5 million in creators who use the service in “positive ways” to create change and empower young people. The investment is going towards YouTube’s Creators for Change, its two-year old program focused on countering hate and promoting tolerance. In its […]