Mar 22, 2019 - Clear stand on Huawei 5G gear, telcos urge government

TradeBriefs Newsletter
View online   Advertise
              from India Telecom






TradeBriefs Editorial From the Editor's Desk

Being An Instagram Influencer Is Hard Work, So This Guy Made A Bot To Do It For Him
Chris Buetti had a problem: Dining out in New York was getting too expensive. He saw was one obvious solution - becoming an Instagram influencer and asking restaurants to give him free meals to post about them - but that process would be time-consuming and require annoying soft skills like “being good at taking photos" and "creating content people enjoy." Anyway, he already had a job.

So Buetti, a data scientist by trade, decided to use his actual skills and automate the hard work of influencing by writing a program that recruited an audience of 25,000 (by autofollowing their accounts in hopes of getting a follow back), and reposted photographers' eye-catching photos of New York City for his growing entourage to engage with ("????great shot?," one person commented). Poof: @beautiful.newyorkcity was born - an active, popular, and 100% artificial Instagram account. For Buetti, it's the perfect solution if you don't want to actually dedicate time to curating an online following, but still want to score free spaghetti from restaurants seeking publicity. His program even finds restaurant accounts in New York, and sends them direct messages offering to promote them to followers in exchange for a comped meal - and no, it does not disclose that @beautiful.newyorkcity is run by a robot.

Continued here

Read TradeBriefs every day, for life hacks!

Advertisers of the day
INSEAD: The INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Executives - India
Wharton Business Analytics Team: Wharton's Business Analytics Program (Online)

Our advertisers help fund the daily operations of TradeBriefs. We request you to accept our promotional emails.

Apple can change face of manufacturing in India: IT Telecom MoS Sanjay Dhotre

The government sees iconic companies like Apple and large consumer goods makers like Samsung as big players in electronics who can change the face of manufacturing in India, Minister of State for IT and Telecom Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has said.’ "Apple and Samsung are very big players, they can change scenarios for private sector manufacturing, they can be role models for other companies to manufacture in India", Dhotre told IANS in an exclusive interview.



Today's TradeBriefs Cartoon

RCom may approach NCLAT for Rs 577 crore refund from Ericsson

RCom says Swedish telecom equipment company should not have got its dues when other creditors are still awaiting proceeds

BSNL contract staff stage hunger strike for 7-month salary dues

Hundreds of contract labourers of telecom firm BSNL staged a hunger strike at the the BSNL head office here on Tuesday demanding to clear salary arre..

Google’s parental control software Family Link gains much-needed features

Last year at Google I/O, Google introduced a host of new digital well-being tools aimed at helping people better manage their screen time, track app usage and configure their device’s “do not disturb” settings. Today, Google is updating its suite of tools to include a new feature …

Reliance Jio to lose IUC post becoming leader in voice minutes

With 36% market share, telco to be net interconnect fee gainer but IUC to be scrapped next year

OnePlus TV to include smartphone text input and integration

The OnePlus TV will feature smartphone integration and the input of text through a smartphone

Vodafone Idea the Largest Telecom Operator in India With 380 Million Subscribers as of July: TRAI

India Business News: NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday invited public views to review the January 1, 2020 deadline for service providers to end interconnect u.

Airtel Payments Bank’s Shivam Ranjan joins Motorola Mobility India

Shivam will be responsible for sales & marketing efforts at Motorola

Reliance Jio adds 8.5 mn subscribers in July; Airtel gains 2.5 mn users

Jio added 85.39 lakh customers in July to take its total subscriber base to 33.97 crore, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Wednesday.

Huawei launches Atlas 900, world's fastest AI training cluster

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday released Atlas 900, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence (AI) training cluster which would help to make ..

Jio adds 8.54 mn mobile subscribers as Airtel, Vodafone lost share

The overall telephone subscribers in India, mobile and landline combined, increased to 118.9 crore at the end of July, registering a monthly growth of..

TradeBriefs Publications are read by over 10,00,000 Industry Executives
About Us  |  Advertise Privacy Policy    

You are receiving this mail because of your subscription with TradeBriefs.
Our mailing address is GF 25/39, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi 110008, India