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Data usage per smartphone in India set to double by 2024: Ericsson report
The Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2019 edition, claimed that Indian smartphone users are willing to pay more than 66 per cent premium for futuristic 5G services.
ICMR clears hydroxychloroquine for wider usage, but with some riders
According to the new guidelines — which come with caveats — recommended ...
Cloud is a $3–4 bn opportunity in India & Covid is going to expand it more: Karan Bajwa, head of Google Cloud India
A key part of Google’s pl...
Mobile apps’ usage spikes in lockdown
Monthly downloads of video-calling application Zoom, which is also being used by schools to conduct classes, have increased 17 fold from 500,000 in February to over 8.7 million in March. Gaming and entertainment applications are not far behind either.
Biden, Gates, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam
Unidentified hackers have broken into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam
The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked.
Retail cheque payments down to a trickle in FY20 to 2.96%: RBI data
In FY2020, the share of paper clearing in total retail payments plunged to just 2.96 per cent in terms of volume and to 20.08 per cent in terms of value, the data showed.
Engagement, user experience critical for homegrown apps to succeed: Analysts
Industry watchers feel larger apps - given their familiarity among users and the speed at which they can bring in new features to engage users - may position them better against the homegrown apps. Besides, the players will have to be cognizant of data privacy rules. There may be areas that the current policy framework does not address.
A challenge for app companies to build Chinese rivals
The new challenge will look at local apps that can potentially replace banned Chinese apps such as TikTok, CamScanner, WeTransfer and UC Browser. According to a top government official, Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, directed the ministry to initiate the grand challenge on Wednesday and work on the proposal has already started.
Facebook officials depose before Parliamentary panel, 'fail to give satisfactory responses'
Facebook officials Ankhi Das and Bhairav Acharya deposed before the joint committee on Friday during a sitting that lasted for more than two hours. Members cutting across party lines posed questions and most of them were not satisfied with the replies given by the company representatives.
Marketers sidestep China companies following anti-China sentiment on social media
An independent digital agency head told ET that some of his clients had already asked him to with draw ads from TikTok. There has been a drop in user engagement on Chinese social media platforms following the anti-China sentiment.
PepsiCo India, Airtel ink co-branding pact; prepaid users to get free 4G data on Pepsi snack buys
Under the Pepsi-Airtel pact that goes live September 1, India’s second-largest telco will get its branding splashed on packs of Lay’s, Kurkure, Uncle Chipps and Doritos, and also on supporting ads on TV channels being put up by PepsiCo India. The Indian arm of US beverages and snack maker, in fact, has roped in big names from Bollywood to feature in separate ads to unleash a consumer-focused media blitzkrieg.
Most Aadhaar holders believe data safe, subsidies assured
But 90% of people with Aadhaar believe, wrongly, that providing the number is mandatory for bank a/cs.
Consumption to double: Data usage to turn upwardly mobile in 2019
Monthly data consumption may rise to 9 GB per user in the first half of 2019, a 125% jump from current usage.
Consolidate Covid-19 tracker apps to reduce bandwidth usage: Telcos
They have also called on the government to widen the scope and power of the Aarogya Setu app, which runs on both 3G and 4G networks.