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    Amazon fined for not displaying mandatory information about products

    ​​ Last month, the consumer affairs ministry had issued notices to e-commerce majors Flipkart and Amazon for not displaying such information.

    Fee on money transfers for US, doesn't apply to India: Google Pay

    Google is launching a redesigned Google Pay app next year on Android and iOS, starting with the United States

    How Facebook radicalized and polarized Americans ahead of Election Day

    Baby boomers, with an attachment to polarizing social media, have become a trope of sorts in our national discussion about politics and disinformation.

    Uber drivers can now cash out any day of the week

    Drivers will be able to cash out their earnings any day of the week after earning a minimum amount of Rs 200

    Xiaomi sees huge potential in India over five years due to high feature phone base, says CEO

    Addressing analysts during the company’s July-September quarter earnings call on Tuesday, Xiaomi's Chairman and CEO Lei Jun said the Indian smartphone market is about 130-50 million units every year with another 150 million feature phones.

    ‘Big Brother’ Amazon targeted in fight with Mukesh Ambani over Kishore Biyani's Future

    If Future is allowed to renege on its contract with Amazon, it may signal to global investors that investments in India are risky, the U.S. company alleges. That is an inconvenient image at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs foreign investment to create jobs and reboot an economy pummeled by the pandemic.

    DPIIT seeks consensus on the upcoming draft e-commerce policy

    DPIIT seeks views of RBI, India Post, IT, and consumer affairs ministries to avoid a clash with other regulations

    Twitter to relaunch public verification process, seeks feedback

    Twitter said it will revamp how people can identify themselves on the microblogging platform, starting with verification and asking the public to share feedback on a draft of its new verification policy, it said in a blog post on Tuesday.

    Delhi High Court grants interim relief to WhiteHat Jr founder in defamation lawsuit

    In a statement to the media, counsels for WhiteHat Jr said that the startup "is supportive of free speech" but emphasised "the need to distinguish fair criticism and malice."

    Tamil Nadu's decision to ban online gaming to hurt rummy companies the most

    Online gaming in India, which has seen steep growth in the last couple of years driven by increasing internet and smartphone penetration, cheaper data, and adoption of digital payments, witnessed a further push due to Covid-19-led lockdown.

    India bans 43 more mobile apps including Snack Video for being prejudicial to India's sovereignty
    Government bans 43 more Chinese apps, SnackVideo and AliExpress on the list

    The government had earlier banned apps such as ByteDance-owned TikTok, Helo along with WeChat, CamScanner and PUBG.

    Smartphone demand slumps 20-25% since Diwali

    Market Intelligence firm Counterpoint is estimating a 20-25% drop in November and further decline in December. Month-on-month sales is usually down straight after Diwali, but the downside this year could be sharper given that peak demand in the lead up to the festival was the highest ever, analysts say.

    RIL's Jio Platforms receives Rs 33,737 crore from Google

    "We hereby inform that, after receipt of all requisite approvals, Jio Platforms Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, today received the subscription amount of Rs 33,737 crore from Google International LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Google LLC)," RIL informed BSE on Tuesday.

    Google in talks to buy social media platform ShareChat
    Snapchat debuts a TikTok competitor with Spotlight

    Spotlight aims to encourage more users to create short videos with its augmented reality filters and effects.

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