India tops the list of govts that seek to censor online content

Supriya Roy

The Indian government has made the maximum number of content removal requests to major online platforms compared to its counterparts ....

3 October, 2019

TechThisWeek: Adam Neumann, Facebook ICC, IRCTC IPO, Alibaba and Ant Financial

Shweta Sharma & Payal Ganguly & Anirban Ghoshal

Things have gone south all too quickly for WeWork, the SoftBank-backed co-working company that’s become the poster child ....

28 September, 2019
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Enterprise Tech Dispatch: US MNCs moving jobs out due to visa curbs, glasses back in focus for big tech firms

Anirban Ghoshal

The Trump administration's curbs on H1-B visas have been a bone of contention for Indian IT services companies looking to ....

26 September, 2019

Facebook gets 4-year exclusive digital rights for ICC matches in India

Shashank Didmishe

Mark Zuckerberg-led social media platform Facebook has bagged exclusive digital content rights for four years for cricket matches ....

26 September, 2019

SC asks govt to review intermediary act, UIDAI says linking Aadhaar to social media needs new law

Payal Ganguly

The Supreme Court asked the government to frame guidelines to curb misuse of social media while ensuring privacy as part of its ....

25 September, 2019

Enterprise Tech Dispatch: Indian banks join blockchain wagon, social media firms irk cybercops

Anirban Ghoshal

Large Indian IT services firms and startups have been trying to use distributed ledger technology or blockchain to solve issues ....

25 September, 2019
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Enterprise Tech Dispatch: Facebook acquires mind control tech startup, Huawei warns of stopping investments

Anirban Ghoshal

Mark Zuckerberg-led social network Facebook is acquiring New York-based mind control tech developing startup CTRL-Labs for $500 ....

24 September, 2019

Madras HC wants to know if WhatsApp complies with IT Act; Flipkart focuses on small towns for festive sale

Team TC

The Madras High Court has asked the social messaging platform Whatsapp to confirm whether it complies with the Information Technology ....

24 September, 2019

Listen: There’s a lot more to blockchain than cryptocurrencies

Vignesh Ananthraj

In June this year, Mumbai based Koinex became the latest cryptocurrency startup in India to shutter operations. In a blog post, ....

14 September, 2019

Facebook vice president Nick Clegg pitches for cross border data flow

Payal Ganguly

Nick Clegg, vice president, global affairs and communications, Facebook, believes sharing data is important for national security. Clegg ....

13 September, 2019
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Govt may ask Facebook, Google, others to sell public data of users: Report

Team TC

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) is considering issuing guidelines to make it mandatory for technology ....

9 September, 2019

SC postpones WhatsApp hearing on Facebook plea

Payal Ganguly

The Supreme Court today postponed the hearing against messaging platform WhatsApp on Facebook’s plea to transfer the case ....

13 August, 2019

Snapchat parent opens India office, to build local team

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

US-headquartered Snap Inc, which owns multimedia messaging platform Snapchat, has launched India operations by opening an office ....

13 August, 2019

Naspers leads $125 mn funding round in social commerce platform Meesho

Payal Ganguly

Social commerce app Meesho has raised $125 million in a funding round, led by South African consumer internet group Naspers. The ....

12 August, 2019

WhatsApp global head stresses on keeping messages private

Payal Ganguly

Messaging platform WhatsApp is committed to keeping conversations private,  global head Will Cathcart said while addressing ....

24 July, 2019

Facebook, T-Hub shortlist 10 AI-focused startups for accelerator programme

Om Athavale

Social media behemoth Facebook Inc and the Telangana government-backed startup facilitator T-Hub announced the second edition ....

18 July, 2019

ByteDance to back local content firms; Facebook may be able to launch WhatsApp Pay soon

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

TikTok owner ByteDance is scouting investment in local content platforms to capture newer audiences, while Amazon has made a soft ....

17 July, 2019

Exclusive: Edtech unicorn Byju’s to raise $150mn, valuation to cross $5bn

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Edtech unicorn Byju’s, run by Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd, is raising another $150 million (Rs 1,035 crore at current rate) ....

9 July, 2019

InMobi morphs into holding company, slots its three verticals into new structure: Report

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Mobile marketing and advertising platform InMobi has created a holding company with three independent entities for its core businesses, ....

8 July, 2019

Exclusive: Falcon Edge-backed mobility startup Bounce in talks to raise $50 mn for EV push

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Wickedride Adventure Services Pvt Ltd, the Bengaluru-based company that operates dockless urban mobility platform Bounce, is lining ....

8 July, 2019

US Congress asks Facebook to pause Libra; UK regulator proposes ban on crypto-derivatives

Vignesh Ananthraj

Facebook seems to be getting a lot of tough questions just weeks after it announced that it would be launching its own cryptocurrency, ....

4 July, 2019