UIDAI Helpline: Google says was hardcoded into Android setup

UIDAI Helpline: Google says was hardcoded into Android setup

2018-08-03T23:18:44+00:00 On

The mysterious addition of the former hotline of UID Authority of India, which spooked out Android users by mysteriously appearing on their phones, was hardcoded into the Android set-up program, Google has said. Responding to concerns of users’ phones being hacked by…

Reliance Jio and SBI announce new partnerships

Reliance Jio and SBI announce new partnerships

2018-08-02T19:04:05+00:00 On

Reliance Jio and State Bank of India today announced further deepening of their financial relationship, including deeper penetration of SBI services into Jio’s customer care app MyJio. “MyJio, one of India’s largest over-the-top (OTT) mobile applications will now bring in financial services…

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

2018-07-30T12:51:28+00:00 On

Reliance Jio’s delays in ‘going pay’ with its content suite seems to be giving rivals like Bharti Airtel pause for thought as far as their content plans are concerned. Jio unveiled a large suite of content applications when it launched its telecom…

Indian govt demands greater access from WhatsApp, Facebook & Twitter

Indian govt demands greater access from WhatsApp, Facebook & Twitter

2018-07-27T12:35:59+00:00 On

India’s Information Technology Department today unveiled a new plan of action to combat fake news that would require foreign social media firms like Facebook, Twitter and Google to establish offices in India and actively help in flagging and tracking down people who…

Does Jio GigaFiber & GigaTV mark the end of Cable & DTH industry?

Does Jio GigaFiber & GigaTV mark the end of Cable & DTH industry?

2018-07-09T14:21:19+00:00 On

India’s cable company stocks have fallen by about 15%-25% since Reliance Jio, India’s largest telecom company by volumes, yesterday announced the commencement of its long-awaited fiber broadband and TV service from August 15. It is feared that the company’s entry can lead…

How WhatsApp can easily fix the Fake News problem

How WhatsApp can easily fix the Fake News problem

2018-07-04T10:06:00+00:00 On

WhatsApp, India’s largest communication platform used by an estimated 65% of the country’s online population, has come under scrutiny for providing a conduit to distribute ‘fake news’ after multiple cases of lynchings came to light. While the company has urged ‘society and…

WhatsApp introduces version for desktop PC – Windows 10 & Mac OS

WhatsApp introduces version for desktop PC – Windows 10 & Mac OS

2018-06-26T12:06:06+00:00 On

WhatsApp, the messaging application that is wildly popular in countries such as India, has introduced a client for PCs running Windows or Mac OS. This is the first time the company has gone beyond mobile applications. The messaging service, owned by Facebook,…

Career Launcher unveils DU Admission guidance service

Career Launcher unveils DU Admission guidance service

2018-06-21T13:22:07+00:00 On

Career Launcher, which runs a host of test-preparation services, has announced a unique service to help and guide applicants to Delhi University colleges. Upon registering on the firm’s website, “students are redirected to a panel of expert counselors, who will analyze the…

Porn on Phone? You could go to prison for 3 years

Porn on Phone? You could go to prison for 3 years

2018-06-06T17:02:56+00:00 On

People carrying pornographic or other indecent material on their phones can end up getting prison terms of up to three years under a new law proposed by the ministry of women and child development headed by Maneka Gandhi. Under the ‘Indecent Representation…

WhatsApp starts rolling out ‘verified accounts’ with IndusInd Bank

WhatsApp starts rolling out ‘verified accounts’ with IndusInd Bank

2018-04-03T14:13:51+00:00 On

WhatsApp, the biggest interpersonal text-messaging platform in India, has started rolling out its ‘verified accounts’ feature with IndusInd Bank as one of its first customers. For now, verified accounts are limited to businesses, and will be used to assure customers that they…

Jio users need to click on app to extend Prime membership

Jio users need to click on app to extend Prime membership

2018-03-30T19:29:00+00:00 On

Contrary to rumors, Reliance Jio is not giving an automatic extension in Jio prime membership to all its users, but existing members have to ‘express their interest’ through the company’s selfcare application. “Express your interest to get complimentary membership for the next…

Kotak Mahindra Bank grows customer base by 50% in 9 months with Aadhaar eKYC

Kotak Mahindra Bank grows customer base by 50% in 9 months with Aadhaar eKYC

2018-03-20T16:35:11+00:00 On

Kotak Mahindra Bank said its customer base increased by 50% in nine months after it launched a mobile app to facilitate quick opening of bank accounts using Aadhaar. The company launched an app called 811 on March 29, 2017, three months after…

India’s T-Series becomes most-viewed Youtube channel

India’s T-Series becomes most-viewed Youtube channel

2018-03-12T12:08:49+00:00 On

Thanks to the explosion of data connectivity unleashed by Reliance Jio and other operators, an Indian company has emerged as by far the most popular channel on Youtube by number of views. According to Youtube tracking service Social Blade, Indian record label…

JioTV adds multi-camera, multi-mic feature; VR coming soon

JioTV adds multi-camera, multi-mic feature; VR coming soon

2018-03-09T17:00:09+00:00 On

Reliance Jio, the 4G operator, said users of its JioTV streaming app can now choose any of the five camera angles while watching the ongoing Nidahas trophy as part of a new ‘interactive TV’ feature. Similarly, they can also choose to listen…

Tata Sky takes on JioTV with free video streaming website for users

Tata Sky takes on JioTV with free video streaming website for users

2018-02-28T12:21:10+00:00 On

Tata Sky, the country’s largest distributor of television content, has taken decided to take on JioTV and other emerging content distributors with an online streaming website of its own. The DTH provider’s online video and TV service can be accessed at ‘watch.tatasky.com‘…

Mahindra invests Rs 176 cr in Bangalore-based car rental start-up Zoomcar

Mahindra invests Rs 176 cr in Bangalore-based car rental start-up Zoomcar

2018-02-16T09:23:17+00:00 On

Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said it would invest up to Rs 176 cr in Bangalore-based car rental firm Zoomcar for a stake of up to 16%. Zoomcar, which calls itself a self-drive mobility platform, has been offering car sharing services…

Star India’s Hotstar to share content with Airtel’s TV app

Star India’s Hotstar to share content with Airtel’s TV app

2018-02-13T15:46:51+00:00 On

Star India’s digital business, Hotstar, will make content available via Bharti Airtel’s TV app. The companies did not clarify if all content on Hotstar will be available or not. Given that it costs Rs 199 per month to access all content on…