New Indian IT rules take social media giants to task

As India gears up for general elections, owners of global social media platforms are in a huddle over how to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news in a country where deep mobile penetration has made Facebook, its messaging service WhatsAppand Twitter available at the fingertips of millions. Despite efforts that began with sincerity only in the later half of … Read more

A new inflection point for Indian ecommerce, as sales move beyond mobiles, fashion

Naseeb, owner of Royal Interiors, a 6,000 sq.ft. three-storeyed furniture store in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar has already sold more than Rs 1 crore of goods online during this year’s festive season sale thanks to Amazon. But, there has seen a consistent drop in customer walk-ins. Naseeb even believes that in the next three to five years … Read more

WhatsApp Says No to Indian Government’s Demand to Make Messages Traceable

WhatsApp has turned down the Indian government’s demand to provide it with a solution to track origin of messages on its platform. The Facebook-owned WhatsAppsays creating a software to trace the origin of messages will go against the idea of user privacy and end-to-end encryption. Sources in the IT Ministry had told PTI that the government … Read more

WhatsApp Rejects Indian Government’s Demand for Message Traceability

WhatsApp has rejected India’s demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform, saying building traceability will undermine end-to-end encryption and affect privacy protection for users. Emphasising that people use its platform for all kinds of “sensitive conversations”, the Facebook-owned company said the focus is on educating people about misinformation. The government has … Read more

EverestIMS software now available on Indian Government e-Marketplace

Bangalore: EverestIMS Technologies Pvt Ltd (Everest), an Indian software product company specialized in software solutions for unified IT infra management and ITSM, today announced the availability of its Infrastructure Management Software(IMS) on Indian government’s online procurement portal, Government e-Marketplace (GeM) under the section “Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunication with sub-segment category of software under the name “network management software” product. The company’s product portfolio … Read more

Twitter Says Reports Claiming Indian Leaders Have Fake Followers Are Deeply Flawed

HIGHLIGHTS Reports had claimed PM Modi had over 60 percent fake followers Fake follower measurement tool is not our product: Twitter “The methodology used by ‘Twitter Audit’ is deeply flawed” After reports surfaced that some of the top Indian politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modiand Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter accounts are infested with fake followers, the … Read more

Apple To Develop New Feature For Indian Customers, Create 4,000 Jobs: Official

Apple’s Feature For Indian Customers To Create 4,000 Jobs: Official WASHINGTON: Apple Inc is developing features for Indian customers, including maps and other products, creating over 4,000 jobs, an official at the US tech giant has said. Last year, Apple launched a first-of-its-kind App Accelerator in Bengaluru and it has already trained thousands of iOS … Read more

Indian tech firm launches anti-fraud exam software in Singapore

SINGAPORE, DEC 1:   An Indian technology company today launched a software in Singapore to prevent cheating and fraud in examinations. Bengaluru-based Mindlogicx Infratec Limited claimed that the software is the first of its kind in the world. ’IntelliPAD’ releases questions during a specific time, eliminating the threat of leak that often mars examinations, its founder … Read more

Lenovo Tops Indian Tablet Market With 94 Percent Growth: CMR

While the Indian tablet PC market recorded a 4 percent decline (Year-on-Year) in the third quarter this year, Lenovo captured 20.3 percent share to lead the segment, witnessing 94 percent growth over the previous quarter, market research firm CMR said on Monday. Acer grabbed the second spot with 16 percent market share in terms of unit shipments. “Over … Read more

Indian community bands together to help Hurricane Harvey rescue operations

Jiten Agarwal, a Houston IT entrepreneur of Indian descent, plunged himself headlong into relief and rescue work from the first opportunity he got. Starting just hours after Hurricane Harvey made landfall last Friday, he hasn’t stopped, joining any group, and any cause, headed out into flooded areas. Hurricane Harvey tore through southeastern Texas, causing catastrophic … Read more