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Liability problems for WhatsApp admin users

WhatsApp group admins could be held liable for defamatory content that is shared in the group, following case in India...

23 Jun 2017

INDIA

Enterprise apps are now consumer apps
Enterprise apps are now consumer apps

The difference between designing for consumer and enterprise applications has narrowed down drastically in the past few years. It would not be an over statement that the difference - barely exists at all...

By Chirag Shivalker 29 Oct 2015

INDIA

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze
When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

MUMBAI, INDIA: Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

7 Jul 2015

INDIA

Delhi seeks to block Uber app after rape claim
Delhi seeks to block Uber app after rape claim

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Authorities in Delhi have asked the national government to block the Uber app, saying the cab hailing company is operating illegally in the Indian capital...

26 Feb 2015

INDIA

Uber cabbie denies raping Indian passenger
Uber cabbie denies raping Indian passenger

NEW DELHI, INDIA: An Uber taxi driver accused of raping a passenger in the Indian capital denied attacking her, saying he had tried to calm her after she started crying...

4 Feb 2015

INDIA

India says it will not appeal Vodafone tax ruling
India says it will not appeal Vodafone tax ruling

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's government will not appeal a court verdict favouring British mobile giant Vodafone in a multimillion-dollar tax suit, in a move aimed at winning back investor confidence...

30 Jan 2015

INDIA

New Delhi bans all web taxis after Uber rape claim
New Delhi bans all web taxis after Uber rape claim

NEW DELHI, INDIA: New Delhi has extended a ban on Uber to all web-based taxi services in the Indian capital...

10 Dec 2014

INDIA

Zuckerberg's plan to get India online
Zuckerberg's plan to get India online

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said his social media network wanted to help India's new prime minister connect remote villages in the country so over 1.2bn people living in the country had access to the internet.

10 Oct 2014

INDIA

Website stops workers from slacking at work
Website stops workers from slacking at work

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's new right-wing government has begun an online trial to register staff attendance records, in an effort to lower absenteeism among the country's notoriously work-shy bureaucrats.

9 Oct 2014

INDIA

Smartphone makers seek growth in India
Smartphone makers seek growth in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Smartphone manufacturers are in a race to capture the bottom of India's economic pyramid as they battle for customers in the fast-growing low-end market where analysts say opportunities are vast.

8 Sep 2014

INDIA

Shoes that show you where you're going
Shoes that show you where you're going

NEW DELHI, INDIA: "Wizard of Oz" heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers together and they would spirit her home to Kansas.

1 Sep 2014

INDIA

Intex smartphone costs just $33
Intex smartphone costs just $33

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Intex, the manufacturer of a new $33 smartphone billed as India's cheapest said it aims to sell 500,000 devices in the next three months in what it called a "new era" for the market.

28 Aug 2014

INDIA

India is no longer a land of 'snake charmers and black magic'
India is no longer a land of 'snake charmers and black magic'

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a "digital India" could compete with the world and hailed its information technology professionals for banishing the country's image as a land of "snake charmers and black magic".

18 Aug 2014

INDIA

India's Bharti makes $184m in three months
India's Bharti makes $184m in three months

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's top mobile phone firm, Bharti Airtel, reported almost 61% increase in profits - compared with last year - helped by less competition and a wider customer base.

31 Jul 2014

INDIA

India's Flipkart takes on Amazon with a $1bn warchest
India's Flipkart takes on Amazon with a $1bn warchest

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart said it had raised $1bn (60bn rupees) in funds as it battles US company Amazon for supremacy in the hyper-competitive local online buying market.

30 Jul 2014

INDIA

India's 'Peace Force' launches Facebook clean-up mission
India's 'Peace Force' launches Facebook clean-up mission

MUMBAI, INDIA: Thousands of Indians have joined an online campaign aiming to clean Facebook of content they consider offensive, raising fears they are trying to "morally police" the social networking site.

18 Jun 2014

INDIA

Singh hands over Twitter account to Modi
Singh hands over Twitter account to Modi

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's official prime minister's Twitter handle will be handed over to premier-elect Narendra Modi, according to an official statement a day after the account was reset sparking a furious backlash.

22 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

HP to launch its 'voice tablets' in India
HP to launch its 'voice tablets' in India

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Hewlett-Packard announced it was launching a line of "voice tablets," or outsized smartphones, for consumers in India.

18 Jan 2014

INDIA

Telecommunications pact between Reliance and Bharti
Telecommunications pact between Reliance and Bharti

NEW DELHI - Two of India's billionaire tycoons announced a pact that will see them share telecommunications infrastructure that may accelerate roll-out of communication services in the fiercely competitive sector while cutting costs of using these technologies.

13 Dec 2013

SINGAPORE

Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners
Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013

INDIA

Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report
Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report

Tax problems lead to Nokia criticism of India as its "least favourable market"in which to operate.

26 Aug 2013

INDIA

OnMobile partners with MTN to migrate their RBT services globally
OnMobile partners with MTN to migrate their RBT services globally

BANGALORE, INDIA: India headquartered OnMobile Global Limited‚ a global leader in telecom value-added services (VAS)‚ announced on Tuesday that it has won a deal with MTN Group as preferred RBT partner.

24 Jul 2013

INDIA

Vuclip redefines mobile ad effectiveness metrics
Vuclip redefines mobile ad effectiveness metrics

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Vuclip, reputed to be the world's largest independent mobile video and media company, has announced it now offers a solution to evaluate mobile campaign effectiveness.

22 May 2013

INDIA

India's top court postpones Bharti boss hearing

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's highest court has indefinitely postponed a hearing for telecom tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal over corruption allegations involving the allotment of telecom airwaves.

1 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

INDIA

India refuses to extend Vodafone unit licences
India refuses to extend Vodafone unit licences

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's government has told the Indian unit of British mobile phone giant Vodafone that its licences for three big cities cannot be extended and it will have to bid again, the company has said.

27 Mar 2013

INDIA

ABIBA Systems to participate in Next Generation Telecom Summit Africa 2013
ABIBA Systems to participate in Next Generation Telecom Summit Africa 2013

BANGALORE, INDIA / CAPE TOWN, SA: ABIBA Systems, a leading Indian telecom analytics solution provider, has announced its participation in the Next Generation Telecom Summit Africa taking place in South Africa.

14 Mar 2013

INDIA

Subhash Chandra
Best programs to protect passwords

The majority of the regular internet users are youths starting from the age of six. In these years, their curiosity is in an all-time high, and the worldwide web has provided an easy access to all the answers.

By Subhash Chandra 15 Feb 2013

INDIA

Nokia claims tax raid was excessive
Nokia claims tax raid was excessive

MUMBAI, INDIA: Finnish phone giant Nokia said on Tuesday (12 February) it had protested to the Indian government over a tax raid at one of its factories in South India, slamming the action as "excessive and unacceptable".

13 Feb 2013

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