Here are the top trending stories from the world of technology. News that we feel every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
Apple blocked Telegram’s latest Update over emoji
Apple’s app store held up Telegram’s latest update for nearly two weeks before releasing the update only a few days back. Apple took this extreme step all because of a new emoji feature called Telemoji, which was part of the Telegram’s latest update. Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov described Telemoji as a new kind of animated emoji that would allow its users to express themselves more expressively. However, Apple was not too amused by Telegram’s new emoji feature and insisted it won’t accept the latest update unless the new emoji feature is removed. Left with no option, Telegram had to finally remove the emoji feature.
India’s Ace Investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at age 62
In sad news, India’s big bull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away on Sunday morning in Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital. The ace investor died due to the sudden cardiac arrest, according to hospital sources. Jhunjhunwala had earned an insane amount of wealth through stock market trading and was often referred as India’s Warren Buffet. According to Forbes, his net worth was estimated to be around $5.8 Bn at the time of his death. What is equally sad is the fact that Jhunjhunwala died just weeks after his newly launched airline Akasa Air had started its operation. Jhunjhunwala was the main founder and promoter of Akasa Air.
YouTube is planning to launch a marketplace for streaming service
Google owned video sharing platform YouTube is reportedly planning to soon roll out an online store where you can directly purchase the subscription of various streaming services. What this means, you can now start directly purchasing the subscription of your favorite streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ directly from the YouTube app. YouTube reportedly will be naming this online store as the ‘channel store.’ According to the Wall Street Journal, the Google owned platform has been holding talks with various streaming companies but did not disclose the name of these companies. If everything goes well, YouTube might launch this feature within a couple of months.
Domino’s Pizza shuts shop in Italy
Italy, the land of Pizzas, has given a big thumbs down to famous pizza chain restaurant Domino’s Pizza. That’s because Domino Pizza’s last pizza store in Italy has pulled down its shutter. Domino’s Pizza’s franchise company has also filed for bankruptcy in Italy. The American pizza restaurant chain entered the Italian market in 2015 with much fanfare. Since then the company opened nearly 800 stores in the country, hoping that it will manage to sway the hearts of Italians with its trademark Pizza. But despite all the efforts Italians were least impressed and Domino’s had to finally make an exit from the country.
SpaceX’s Starlink system gets hacked by a homemade device
A prominent cybersecurity researcher was able to breach Starlink ‘s user terminal (UT). The researcher used a homemade internet device, which costed not more than $25, to carry out this hacking. This homemade device allowed the cybersecurity researcher to run code on Starlink devices and access the entire network. However, mind you, this hacking carried out as part of the SpaceX program that pays researchers for finding bugs in the Starlink service.