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WeChat Seeks Even More China Clicks With New Mini-Apps

In a cluster of refurbished Mao-era industrial buildings in Guangzhou, developers at China’s top messaging app, WeChat, are redesigning key parts of its product to spread its tentacles to just about every aspect of Chinese life. Around 1,500 developers, mainly twentysomething males, have been tasked with increasing user engagement through new ‘mini-programs’ on WeChat that look and operate much like apps on Apple Inc’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems – but are far less data-intensive. WeChat, owned by Tencent Holdings, says it’s not a direct challenge to the dominant…

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Are Niche Social Media Sites the Beginning of a New Trend?

Major League Baseball (LB) announced a new social media app on April 18, 2017. The app is called Infield Chatter. As is the custom with new social media apps, this one is only available for your Android and iPhone devices. You can download it from the corresponding app store. As of this moment, there are five major social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Instagram. All of these platforms have one thing in common: you can discuss almost any topic on them. Therefore, people get together and form their…

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WhatsApp’s New Update Allows You to Pin Your Favourite Chats to the Top

Reports of WhatsApp testing new features surface online every other work to add more functionalities to the popular messaging app, and a new report suggests it is about to get a new pinning feature. The new WhatsApp update for Android beta users allows them to pin conversations with the most commonly-contacted friends on top of the Chats tab. In beta phase right now, the new WhatsApp pinning feature is expected to roll out to the public soon with an update for the stable version of the app. How to get…

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Thailand reaches for the stars with new Michelin Guide

Thailand will be the latest country to have a Michelin Guide, its state tourism agency said on Monday, taking its place on the culinary world map just days after authorities announced they would shut down Bangkok’s vibrant street food scene. The dining publication was introduced by the French Michelin tire company in 1900 to encourage people to take road trips. Its star system began in the 1920s. The guide to hotels and restaurants, which will be released in Thai and English, will be the company’s sixth in Asia. It has…

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WhatsApp Beta for Android Gets New Font Shortcuts, Revoke Feature Spotted on Web Version

The WhatsApp feature to revoke or edit sent messages has been spotted several times, but the official launch seems to be getting closer. The feature, which was earlier seen on iPhone beta version, is now heading for WhatsApp Web, according to a new report. The feature would allow users to recall or ‘unsend’ messages they have sent to their contacts, or even edit them. @WABetaInfo, which tracks beta releases of the app, has claimed that a new update for WhatsApp Web is coming soon, and will add the revoke feature…

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Reliance Communications Offers 1GB 4G Data At Rs. 49 To New Customers

New Delhi: Reliance Communications on Friday came out with a new offering that provides 1GB data to new 4G customers for Rs. 49 whereas 3GB data will be priced at Rs. 149 plus free, unlimited local and STD calls within its network. The plans under ‘Joy of Holi’ offer come with a 28-day validity. “With this launch, all new 4G customers of Reliance Communications will get… 1GB of data access offered at just Rs. 49 while 3GB of data access can be availed for only Rs. 149, along with free…

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