RoundUp

  • 6th March 2017

    National launch of Zulka,The Free Messenger That Gives Back To You

    India is the first country to experience the launch of an exciting free new messenger. Zulka popularly known as the app that gives back to you has clearly got everyone’s attention. With this strong tag line, Zulka has set itself apart from other messengers. Available on Android and soon to be launched on IOS, Zulka is the free messenger that rewards one lucky user every week Rs 50,000. Remaining users are also given a fair chance to win further cash prizes amounting to Rs 500 for 250 lucky users and Rs 100 for 1000 lucky users. Zulka’s appreciation to its users has certainly made it a stand out from the crowd. With so many social media apps around its unusual to see a messaging app rewarding its users on every Friday by just taking part in fun and easy activities like using stickers or simply chatting. Zulka has certainly brought the core business principle of making users feel like a King by building a product that brings joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes, beauty to people’s lives by giving them prizes and not any ordinary one but a huge cash prize of Rs 50,000. On top of potentially getting money every week, Zulka has a bundle of exciting features that let you personalize your messages.You can customize your messages by adding text, image and record voice to stickers, cards etc. Zulka even offers combination of conference voice and video calls with your pals even if they don’t have Zulka installed on their device and no matter where they are in the world. Messaging doesn’t have to be restrictive and that’s why on Zulka you can message people who do not even have this app. Now that’s one way of breaking the communication barriers that exist on the other messengers. It’s simple, you download the app, and start collecting tickets by taking part in various activities listed in the Prize Draw. You get extra tickets when your friend joins you. In order to enter into the Prize Draw, the user just has to use the app to collect tickets for each draw. Users receive tickets in a variety of ways from getting their friends to join, sending stickers, and activating privacy features- not to mention the easiest of them all- Keeping the app installed! It’s so easy to collect the tickets that you’ll hardly notice that you are those special activities. Zulka is available to download from Play Store and soon on the App Store as well....

  • 1st March 2017

    How social media stars are fighting for the Left

    In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. elections, numerous accounts surfaced of nefarious content creators profiting by posting fake content on social media. The most successful engaged in “anti-Clinton fervor,” promoted Donald Trump’s candidacy and spread right wing news, all for profit. Buzzfeed editor Craig Silverman described how “teens in...

  • 3rd February 2017

    Authors, get thee to social media: explaining the rise and rise of YA books

    Before JK Rowling, critics and experts predicted that young adult (YA) literature would finally die, as sales continued to decline. In 1997, a mere 3,000 YA books were published. A decade later that number was 30,000. The success of Harry Potter changed everything. YA is now embraced by teenagers and...

  • 2nd February 2017

    Why Digital India took on Facebook and won

    It has been marked a significant event in the life of Digital India, in a country that is home to more than 400 million internet users. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) passed a regulation prohibiting discriminatory tariffs on internet connections sold to end customers by telecom service providers....

  • 2nd February 2017

    Google is now involved with healthcare data – is that a good thing?

    Google has some of the most powerful computers and smartest algorithms in the world, has hired some of the best brains in computing, and through its purchase of British firm Deepmind has acquired AI expertise that recently saw an AI beat a human grandmaster at the game of go. Why...

  • 1st February 2017

    Vine’s 15 minutes of fame may be over, but its successors will not slacken the pace

    Vine, the micro-video-blogging service launched in 2012 is to close. Vine was at the forefront of adding video to social media with its six-second video clips, a baton that has been picked up by the video messaging app, Snapchat and live-streaming app, Periscope. In the ten or so years since...

  • 31st January 2017

    How the media struggled in Nepal’s earthquake rescue

    The media in Nepal has been instrumental in keeping people connected and updated about the recent magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit the country on Saturday April 25. However, initially the quake did not create a major reaction, as small scale tremors are not uncommon in the country. The Nepalese people...

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