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| 15 July, 2020, 11:11 PM IST | E-Paper

    Megha Mandavia

    Special Correspondent, The Economic Times

    I write on Internet businesses, social media companies, and their intersection with policy, politics and culture. Social media’s influence on online speech, political discourse and the society at lar ...

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    Panel suggests govt pay companies for processed non-personal dataByteDance may move TikTok headquarters out of China as India bans appTikTok report shows India sends highest number of user information and content takedown requestsTruecaller says disappointed by Indian Army's ban on app for personnel
    Girl gamers push their way into male dominated live streaming spaceTough road for TikTok clones
    Tough road for TikTok clones
    03 Jul 2020 07:30 AM IST
    Facebook to shut TikTok clone Lasso
    Facebook to shut TikTok clone Lasso
    02 Jul 2020 09:09 PM IST
    Bigo takes down short-video app Likee
    Short-video apps vying to replace TikTok find a tough road aheadGovernment panel in first meeting ratifies Chinese app banShareChat looks to raise $200 million as India bans Chinese appsTiktok CEO Kevin Mayers talks to employees, says will address concerns of government
    Top-level government panel to probe data practices of Chinese appsCreator economy built by TikTok, Likee to collapse, Indian video apps get ready to attract themTikTok says does not share information with Chinese governmentUncertainty, risk of second wave challenges for IT sector, says Infosys CEO Salil Parekh
    Chinese app downloads fall amid border disputeUS visa suspension likely to boost demand for offshoring, captivesIndia Inc suffers a new ailment, complains of webinar fatigue, Zoom gloomTikTok sees rising anti-China content in India on border dispute
    Hike rolls out a new social virtual product, says messaging category is doneIndian video apps see usage surge, peak investor interestByteDance discontinues Vigo Video, Vigo Lite apps in IndiaAarogya Setu app not mandatory for air, rail travel: Centre to Karnataka HC
    Fintech lenders find comfort in the steady cash flow of humble corner shopsInfosys shrinks top management, grows number of lower-level positionsMitron TV app back on Google Play Store after design changePhonePe to hire upto 550 people this year
    IT firms not in a hurry to get their staff back in officeNo rush to bring techies back to campuses, say IT companiesFacebook and Saregama announce licensing dealMillions are on contact-tracing apps with poor privacy safeguards
    Cities, states launch Covid-19 apps across India, many lack privacy controlsGoogle Pay rolls out Nearby Stores feature in 35 Indian citiesZoom Video names Indian-origin Velchamy Sankarlingam as president of engineering and productMade in India rivals emerge to compete with TikTok
    Roast, rage, jealousy, cringe. Who'll have the last laugh in YouTube vs TikTok's online 'class wars'?Infosys partners with a Switzerland-based wealth management software providerClass action lawsuit dismissed against InfosysShareChat lays off 101 employees as advertising market tanks
    Delhi HC issues notices to govt, Facebook, Google, Twitter on 'Bois Locker Room' caseTikTok's rating drops after Internet war erupts between influencers of short video platform and YouTubeGovt has stepped up, it’s the turn of banks now, say fintech startupsFintech SME lenders hope banks loosen purse strings after new government scheme
    Wistron has $165m for India plant expansionIndia tops China in fintech funding in Jan to March; tie in deal numbersIndia continues to make second most user data requests from FacebookIndia Inc getting back to office very cautiously
    IT seeks changes in laws as work from home set to become normNew plea in Kerala HC against Aarogya Setu appIndia’s diversity makes content moderation toughPlea challenging Centre's order to make Aarogya Setu app mandatory filed in Kerala HC
    Infosys sees an opening as clients turn to large firms to cut costsIT hardware body red-flags Aarogya Setu orderAarogya Setu order triggers an unhealthy data rowGoogle Pay names Shikha Sharma, former CEO of Axis Bank, as advisor
    Subcontractors face the axe as IT rejigs costsIT firms TCS, Infosys, Wipro to reduce subcontractors to control costsIndian IT can count on US banks’ tech spend plansWhatsApp doubles video participants limit to 8
    Indian IT firms to benefit from large US banks bet on technology spend in 2020ShareChat buys meme platform for undisclosed amountMindtree sees weakness in the new fiscal due to Covid-19 pandemicReliance Jio & Facebook differ on key issues
    Facebook launches Messenger Kids in 70 countries, including IndiaMukesh Ambani-Mark Zuckerberg partnership will upend payments sector: ExpertsNet neutrality laws likely to be tested in clearance for Facebook-Jio dealInfosys skips FY-21 guidance citing Covid-19
    Ezetap, Mosambee and others see a sharp drop in demand as businesses close downFacebook displayed warnings on 40 million posts related to Covid-19 in MarchFintech lenders turn tap off to new customers, conserve cashAccenture, Verizon and other cos build hiring platform to connect businesses
    ShareChat names Manohar Charan as new vice presidentFacebook launches online resource guide for educational institutesStartup founders, technocrats, investors in Bengaluru pitch in with relief effortsIndian IT to face near-term disruption, but will revive soon: Pravin Rao, Nasscom Chairman
    Nasscom seeks slew of relief measures for IT sectorMeitY seeks ideas on IT Act revamp
    MeitY seeks ideas on IT Act revamp
    07 Apr 2020 06:47 AM IST
    Coronavirus attack to slow down IT growthByteDance makes its remote-work app Lark free in India
    Social media firms asks creators to make 'at home' videos during lockdownStudents Come Back Home: From foreign varsities to local prejudiceRestrictions on online sale of drugs to hurt e-pharmacies, says IAMAI
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