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…

Facebook most prompt in blocking posts; Twitter, Instagram least

Facebook most prompt in blocking posts; Twitter, Instagram least

2018-07-24T16:26:55+00:00 On

Facebook has emerged as the social media platform that has the highest degree of compliance with Government of India’s blocking requests, while Twitter and Instagram have the least. In all, the government issued blocking requests for 2,205 posts in 2017 and 2018…

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,…

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…

Airtel, Sprint, Delta, Airbus form in-flight broadband alliance

Airtel, Sprint, Delta, Airbus form in-flight broadband alliance

2018-02-26T11:40:57+00:00 On

Indian operator Bharti Airtel, aircraft maker Airbus, US airline Delta and US operator Sprint were among the founding members of a new platform intended to pave the way for easier in-flight telecom connectivity. The alliance, which also includes satellite broadband operator OneWeb…

Balaji Telefilms ties up with Reliance Jio for content distribution

Balaji Telefilms ties up with Reliance Jio for content distribution

2018-01-28T18:10:13+00:00 On

Balaji Telefilms, the television content producer header by Ekta Kapoor, said it has decided to make its digital content available on various content applications of Reliance Jio. So far, the most of the content was exclusive to Balaji Telefilm’s own app, ALTBalaji,…

Indian Govt & Courts block close to 4,000 internet urls in 2016 & 2017

Indian Govt & Courts block close to 4,000 internet urls in 2016 & 2017

2017-12-28T11:53:13+00:00 On

The central government blocked 1,791 urls — websites or pages — and the courts blocked another 2,133 urls in 2016 and 2017, the department of telecom said. This was in addition to around 4,700 child pornography websites that were blocked as part…

Ortel slashes broadband prices in line with 4G plans

Ortel slashes broadband prices in line with 4G plans

2017-12-21T14:30:19+00:00 On

Ortel Communications, which provides broadband services in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, has announced new plans in line with the cheapest 4G plans offered by rivals like Reliance Jio. It has also cut prices for its high-volume…

Just Dial app downloaded 23,871 times every day; profit rises

Just Dial app downloaded 23,871 times every day; profit rises

2017-11-06T21:07:13+00:00 On

Online classifieds company Just Dial said its app was downloaded an average of 23,871 times per day during the three months ended September. This was nearly thrice the number of app downloads during the same three months of 2016, showing the impact…

Vodafone slashes 4G offer prices after Airtel, Idea reveal explosion of data

Vodafone slashes 4G offer prices after Airtel, Idea reveal explosion of data

2017-07-28T11:17:07+00:00 On

Vodafone India renewed efforts to promote its cut-price voice and data offerings in recent days as the latest quarterly numbers from rivals Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel suggested they had given out bigger discounts in the April-June period than anyone had expected….

TCS to create apps on Siemen’s IoT platform MindSphere

TCS to create apps on Siemen’s IoT platform MindSphere

2017-06-06T17:33:28+00:00 On

Tata Consultancy Services said it will create applications on MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens. IoT stands for ‘Internet of Things’ and refers to connectivity between two machines over the Internet, with zero human interface. Examples include a connection…

Times Group introduces ‘exclusive’ content online for subscribers

Times Group introduces ‘exclusive’ content online for subscribers

2017-05-25T09:08:25+00:00 On

Times Group, India’s largest media group, has taken a step towards what may eventually be a paid model for online news by introducing ‘exclusive’ content for registered users. For now, registration and membership is free. Users can sign in using their Facebook or…

Airtel Broadband to upgrade users to 40 Mbps V Fiber plans to beat Reliance Jio

Airtel Broadband to upgrade users to 40 Mbps V Fiber plans to beat Reliance Jio

2017-05-11T11:04:26+00:00 On

Airtel Broadband, India’s second largest wired broadband service, will upgrade nearly all its DSL customers to its new ‘V Fiber’ vectorization technology that offers speeds of 40 Mbps, compared to 4-8 Mbps under the traditional ADSL 2 technology. Company CEO Gopal Vittal…

Telcos trying to create ‘caste system’ on Internet – IFF on Net Neutrality

Telcos trying to create ‘caste system’ on Internet – IFF on Net Neutrality

2017-05-01T17:41:11+00:00 On

Telecom companies are trying to divide Internet traffic into different ‘castes’ and treat each of them differently and want to extract money from people who create apps, websites and other content, said Internet Freedom Foundation. The IFF was responding to suggestions given…

Why Reliance Jio will keep data prices low for 2 years: Credit Suisse explains

Why Reliance Jio will keep data prices low for 2 years: Credit Suisse explains

2017-04-21T12:26:53+00:00 On

Wireless data prices in India, which crashed from Rs 250 per GB to about Rs 10 per GB after the entry of Reliance Jio, will continue to remain under pressure for at least two more years, said analyst firm Credit Suisse. That…