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Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine

Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company’s reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China. The employees are demanding more transparency so they can understand the moral implications of their work. The letter was signed by 1400 employees and argues that […]

Facebook to stream La Liga Live in India this season

Facebook announced the acquisition of media rights for the Indian subcontinent of Spanish football league, La Liga — one of the most watched football leagues and home of popular clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The social networking site, which has 270 million subscribers in the country as per La […]

Vodafone, Idea throw down the gauntlet at Jio, Airtel with eye-catching incentive offers

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are believed to have more than doubled the subscriber-related incentives offered to retailers in the run-up to creating India’s largest telecom operator, throwing down the gauntlet at rivals Bharti Airtel and Reliance JioInfocomm as the war for customers intensifies.  According to a distributor, “Vodafone and […]

Happy hours! Reliance Jio to disrupt broadband market with low pricing

Reliance Jio is poised to launch a mass-market, high-speed, wired, broadband service bundled with Internet-based television programming starting at about Rs 500 a month, or effectively half of what cable operators charge for similar services. The Mukesh Ambani-controlled telco is looking at a commercial rollout of JioGigaFiber before Diwali (November […]

Five is the number: Whats App officially rolls out forward message limit for users in India

On failure to check the spread of fake and provocative content on its platform, the instant messaging service, WhatsApp, said it has begun rolling out its forward message limit to five chats for over 200 million users in India. The limit has started to appear this week for people in India […]

Do-Not-Disturb app dispute: Trai, Apple find middle ground

India’s telecom regulator and Apple have likely reached an understanding to end a dispute over the US smartphone maker’s reluctance to support the watchdog’s do-not-disturb (DND) app on its devices.  A middle ground appears to have been found with Apple set to include about 75% of the features that are […]

Google admits to putting old UIDAI helpline number on your phone contact list

Google has admitted that it is to blame for the mysterious appearance of an outdated Aadhaar helpline number in the contact lists of phones, and clarified that it wasn’t an unauthorized breach of the Android devices. The US Internet major added that the issue would be fixed over the next […]

Global telecom gear companies find Trai’s ‘Make in India’ call unrealistic

Global telecom vendors have rejected the sector regulator’s call for stepping up indigenous production of telecom gear in India saying local manufacturing of all products that sit in phone networks won’t make business sense in absence of economies of scale and a supporting components ecosystem.  Nitin Bansal, Ericsson India’s managing […]

Apple hangs onto its historic $1 trillion market cap

Apple hit a market cap of $1 trillion on Thursday and hung onto the record valuation at market close, as the iPhone maker became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach $1 trillion. Jony Ive, chief design officer, Apple,  credited the company’s growing software and services revenue with driving the valuation. […]

Apple weighs legal action against Trai bid to block phones

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has exceeded its jurisdiction by stipulating that telcos will have to shut down handsets that do not permit the regulator’s do-not-disturb (DND) app to be downloaded, said Apple officials, adding that the company is open to taking legal action on this issue.  Insiders at […]