Weekly Buzz News

What are the top 5 Recent Happenings of the Week?

Just In Published on 10 Jan 2021

#WeeklyBuzz is the NEW series on The Brand Tribe, to share with you all the exciting happenings of the week, in the world of marketing and business. 

Let’s have a quick look at what happened last week.

Facebook & Twitter ban Trump for the remainder of the term


Facebook Ban

Facebook has just blocked President Donald Trump from posting on its platform for the remainder of his term as President of the United States. Twitter, as of now, still has its 12-hour temporary action of blocking Trump from posting on its platform with a warning that the company may permanently disable his account.

This has happened because a large group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after the President posted numerous social media posts on Twitter and Facebook inciting action from those supporters.


TikTok Launches First LiDAR-Enabled AR Effect for iPhone 12


TikTok news ban

To ring in 2021, TikTok took another step with its AR tools by adding a new LiDAR-enabled effect to ring in the new year. The new LiDAR technology responds to the real-world environment, so the glitter falls onto the couch, the floor, and the person within the frame.

It measures how long it takes for light to reach an object and reflect back. 


Bengaluru-based CountingWell raises $1 Mn from UAE’s DPS and Interstar

Education startup news

Bengaluru, India-based CountingWell, a mathematics-focused ed-tech startup, last month, raised $1 million in its pre-Series A round in which UAE-based Delhi Private School (DPS) and education management company Interstar participated. Some angel investors also participated in the round, according to the company.


Google confirms showing homework practice problems in search results


Quiz News

While most classrooms were off for the holiday break, Google was spotted testing homework practice problems and quizzes directly in its search results. The special search results seem to come from Toppr, BYJU’S, and other after-school learning software companies.

It seems like there may be a way to opt-in to show your practice problems in Google Search when this rolls out more widely.


Google & Apple Store drops Parler after Capital Riots

parler news

Google Play Store and Apple Inc have suspended Parler from the App Store, saying the social networking service had not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. 

Apple had given the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan. Internet giant Google has also suspended US-based microblogging Parler after capital riots


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