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Google to invest Rs 33,737 crore for a 7.7 per cent stake in Jio Platforms
Ambani confirmed Google's investment during the 43rd AGM.
Twitter launches a dedicated search prompt in India to help people about disaster relief efforts
Twitter said every time someone searches for certain keywords associated with disaster relief, a prompt will direct them to the relevant information and sources of help available on Twitter.
Over 2,500 games removed from Apple's China App Store after loophole shuts: Data firm
The games removed in the first seven days of July had generated a combined $34.7 million in lifetime gross revenue in China, and had accumulated more than 133 million downloads in the country.
Made-in-China malware eyes Indian healthcare services, educational institutions
Healthcare services and educational institutions have been the targets, said Sanjay Bahl, Director-General of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), India’s nodal cyber security agency.
After ban, India asks Chinese app makers to answer 77 questions on security, content
India last month banned the apps following a border clash between soldiers from the two countries, which left 20 Indian soldiers dead. India has said the apps pose a threat to its "sovereignty and integrity". The 59 banned apps, which include TikTok and Alibaba's UC Browser, were asked whether they acted at the behest of any foreign government to edit, promote or demote any content.
India facing more cyber attacks from China and Pakistan since nationwide lockdown
"Because of the pandemic, healthcare services and academia are the new spaces which are emerging as targets for malicious cyber actors, while the usual areas such as critical infrastructure, government, financial services, continue to be on their radar,” Bahl said.
Big cheque for Mukesh Ambani? Google reportedly in advanced talks to invest $4 billion in Jio
Google has pledged $10 bn in India over the next five to seven years with the aim of consolidating its position in the digital ecosystem of the world’s fifth-largest economy that is emerging as a battleground for global internet giants.
Sundar Pichai is ready to realize India’s potential with the way CEOs know best: A fat cheque
The American search-engine giant said its Google unit plans to spend $10 billion over the next seven years on operations, infrastructure and investments as a “reflection of our confidence in the future of India and its digital economy.”
Reliance AGM: Everything you need to know about RIL's Chatbot Assistant and how to access it
The Chatbot will facilitate easy onboarding of participants/shareholders. The other aspects that it will streamline include: (a) FAQs (b) to-dos for the AGM (c) voting (d) key details such as dividend and taxation, etc. The chatbot assistant will help in the sharing of key documents and links. Besides, it will enable users to access FAQ-related videos.
Indian consumers lucrative target for cybercriminals: Quick Heal annual security survey
Quick Heal said it had detected and blocked over 1 billion known and unknown threats targeting Indian consumers in 2019, which accounted to over 2.9 million detections daily. The report is based on insights analyzed by Quick Heal Security Labs based on the threat data collected during the calendar year.
Government should publicly share data to improve policy decisions, says Amitabh Kant
According to Kant, constraints in data availability was affecting the work of Indian researchers leading to discrepancies in projections. “There is a challenge in data availability. Most of the modelling being done by researchers in India uses data from international aggregators or crowdsourced platforms. This leads to a difference in projections.”
From education to small businesses, inside Google's new India blueprint
This is a clear sign of the internet giant's intent to up its India game by several notches. The main objective appears to be getting a firm grip on India's digital space. Google sees a huge opportunity in Digital India and is excited by it, Pichai said.
Google to invest $10 billion in India, will use money to up digital stake
Pichai did not confirm or deny rumours of stake acquisition talks in Reliance Jio or Vodafone-Idea and said the company will continue to build products out of India which will be scaled up globally like Google Pay.
India seeks to limit Facebook, Amazon, Google dominance over online data
The document named U.S. giants Facebook Inc., Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google as the beneficiaries of first-mover advantages and network effects that have “left many new entrants and start-ups being squeezed and faced with significant entry barriers.”
Indian companies drag feet on e-security spends
Global Information Security Survey Report is based on responses from about 190 firms in India. Almost 60% said they are unlikely to detect a sophisticated cyberattack and 31% said their cybersecurity team is involved right from the start of a new business initiative.
Online payment firms chase restaurant chains for a larger share of the digital dining pie
Paytm, Google Pay and PhonePe are upgrading their app interfaces to smoothen in-app order flows for restaurants already using their platforms, even as they court other chains to get with the times; the expansion drive comes from a belief that resumption of offline businesses, including dining, could be led by mandatory contactless services.
Engagement, user experience critical for homegrown apps to succeed: Analysts
Industry watchers feel larger apps - given their familiarity among users and the speed at which they can bring in new features to engage users - may position them better against the homegrown apps. Besides, the players will have to be cognizant of data privacy rules. There may be areas that the current policy framework does not address.
China apps ban drives Indian firms’ gains
Some of these Indian firms said they plan to double their teams by the end of the financial year in spite of the coronavirus crisis, as they are witnessing a sudden influx of users looking for ‘made-in-India’ options to fill the hole left by popular Chinese apps such as TikTok and Helo.
SC permits notices, summons using instant messaging tools
A bench led by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde allowed the use of instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, apart from email and fax.
What is TakaTak? Know all about it
MX Player has launched an app 'TakaTak' as an alternative to TikTok in India.