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Reliance JioCoin, OnePlus 6 teaser, Facebook’s redesigned News Feed, and more: Daily News Wrap

Here are the top news stories of the day.

  • Published: January 12, 2018 9:37 PM IST
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Today’s day in the tech world can easily be described as eventful. Where Reliance Jio was reported to be working on develop its own cryptocurrency, OnePlus teased its next flagships smartphone, on the other hand, Apple’s recently rolled out discounted battery replacement program is reportedly being hindered for some iPhone users. WhatsApp’s new group feature was spotted online, and Facebook announced some notable changes to its News Feed. Here’s looking at all these events in brief.

Reliance JioCoin

Riding on the Bitcoin fame, Reliance Jio is reportedly now delving into the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, and will call it JioCoin. Apparently, Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals, led by Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash Ambani, to work on the complex blockchain technology under the JioCoin project to mine the cryptocurrency.

OnePlus 6 teaser

In a recent interview, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has spilled the beans about the OnePlus 6, confirming that the smartphone’s launch can be expected in the late second quarter. Lau, however, did not shed light on whether OnePlus will launch two flagship devices this year.

Facebook redesigns News Feed

Facebook today announced that it will now prioritize content shared by family and friends, while giving less prominence to content shared by brands and publishers on the News Feed. This means, users will be seeing less news articles and viral videos shared by media companies.

WhatsApp’s new feature spotted online

According to a new found leak today, WhatsApp is working on a new group notifications feature where a user will be notified every time they are mentioned by someone. And when you tap on that notification, you will be taken directly into the conversation where you were tagged. The feature was spotted in an iOS beta, and there is yet no confirmation on its arrival.

Delay in Apple’s discounted battery replacement program

Reportedly, due to shortage in supply, the recently introduced battery replacement program may be temporarily halted for some iPhone users.

While it may be “approximately two weeks” for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus users, for the iPhone 6 Plus users the delay may last until late March to early April.

 

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  • Published Date: January 12, 2018 9:37 PM IST