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Can you imagine AI’s promise after the coronavirus?
As Covid-19 reshapes the global economic and humanity looks for new ways to collectively respond, technology is naturally at the forefront - but unlike past generations, the increasing penetration of the internet and a new generation of digital natives is reshaping the way in which new technologies are diffused and democratised.
Twitter admits users data may have been used for advertising
The US-based company noted that it could not say "with certainty" how many peopl...
Alibaba, Tencent pour cash into India’s gambling loopholes
300 mn players use apps such as Dream11, Play Games24x7, Paytm First Games and Fan...
MeitY asks home ministry to let rural service kiosks function
The usage of data accessed through WiFi and fibre connections through the centres has also doubled from 2.7 terabytes earlier to 4.9 terabytes per day.
Ecommerce giant ropes in cybersecurity experts on spike in app downloads
It found that these were not real customers but bots and could have resulted in revenue loss on account of advertising fraud — forcing a company to pay websites carrying its advertisements based on the number of clicks they attract.
Avg network speeds in peak hours since India lockdown down 36% vs Feb avg: Tutela
Tutela’s index which represents uses like 1080p video streaming, HD/group video conferencing, virtual schooling or realtime online mobile gaming has also witnessed a relative onpeak slowdown of 14% for Bharti Airtel, 16.3% for Reliance Jio and 31.7% for Vodafone Idea.
Airtel, Jio, Vodafone Idea seek Trai's intervention for setting up floor price of data services
"Telecom service providers in the private sector namely Bharti Airtel Limited, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea Limited are in complete agreement that TRAI be requested to regulate tariffs by setting a floor price for data services," the COAI director general Rajan S Mathews in a letter dated December 3, 2019, to the TRAI chairman Ram Sewak Sharma said.
Mobile consumption jumps 12%; social media, news, video streaming biggest gainers
While the increase in time spent is almost same in metros (11%), mini metros (15%) and tier II cities (12%), tier I cities witnessed 8% increase. Among the different age groups, the 35-44 year olds have shown maximum increase of 18%, followed by 15-24 year olds (12%) and 25-34 year olds (9%).
WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India
"You can no longer send videos to WhatsApp Status if they are longer than 16 seconds: only videos having a duration of 15 seconds will be allowed. This is happening in India and it's probably an initiative to reduce the traffic on the server infrastructures," WABetaInfo tweeted on Sunday. India has over 400 million WhatsApp users.
Covid-19: ACT announces free upgrade for work-from-home
ACT Fibernet on Tuesday announced free-of-cost work-from-home upgrade where plan speeds are increased up to 300 mbps, and with unlimited fair usage policy (FUP) for March in the wake of covid-19 outbreak.
Demand for WiFi gear surges as India Inc. increasingly works from home
As India Inc increasingly works from home to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for WiFi equipment has more than doubled in the last two weeks leading to a supply crunch, with even the rental ecosystem for devices becoming a hit.
Airtel Africa Q2 net profit up 39% YoY; data usage boosts
This profit growth was driven by rising data consumption and lower finance costs.
E-passports for all Indian citizens next year onwards; govt works on IT backbone
If you apply for a new passport or seek a re-issue in 2021, chances are you could get an e-passport embedded with an electronic microprocessor chip.
Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage
Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data.
Voda Idea Q1 results: Loss widens to Rs 25,460 crore; AGR provisions, user losses hurt
The April-June period is the telco’s eighth straight loss making quarter.