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    PM Modi interacts with Google CEO Sundar Pichai on tech, new work culture during COVID-19

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on a wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India's farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs. They also spoke on the new work culture emerging during the corona crisis. In the virtual meeting with Pichai, the Prime Minister also discussed the new work culture that is emerging during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Google to invest $10 billion in India, will use money to up digital stake

    Pichai did not confirm or deny rumours of stake acquisition talks in Reliance Jio or Vodafone-Idea and said the company will continue to build products out of India which will be scaled up globally like Google Pay.

    India seeks to limit Facebook, Amazon, Google dominance over online data

    The document named U.S. giants Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google as the beneficiaries of first-mover advantages and network effects that have “left many new entrants and start-ups being squeezed and faced with significant entry barriers.”

    Indian companies drag feet on e-security spends

    Global Information Security Survey Report is based on responses from about 190 firms in India. Almost 60% said they are unlikely to detect a sophisticated cyberattack and 31% said their cybersecurity team is involved right from the start of a new business initiative.

    Online payment firms chase restaurant chains for a larger share of the digital dining pie

    Paytm, Google Pay and PhonePe are upgrading their app interfaces to smoothen in-app order flows for restaurants already using their platforms, even as they court other chains to get with the times; the expansion drive comes from a belief that resumption of offline businesses, including dining, could be led by mandatory contactless services.

    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.

    China apps ban drives Indian firms’ gains

    Some of these Indian firms said they plan to double their teams by the end of the financial year in spite of the coronavirus crisis, as they are witnessing a sudden influx of users looking for ‘made-in-India’ options to fill the hole left by popular Chinese apps such as TikTok and Helo.

    SC permits notices, summons using instant messaging tools

    A bench led by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde allowed the use of instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, apart from email and fax.

    What is TakaTak? Know all about it

    MX Player has launched an app 'TakaTak' as an alternative to TikTok in India.

    Galwan clash made Indians reduce Chinese app usage even before govt ban: Nielsen Media

    The government on June 29 banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

    Data of one country should not become surreptitious property of another country: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Data of one country should not become surreptitious property of another country: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    "The essence of digital world is transparency where on a click of button, everything is available. This system must be maintained in a robust manner. With regard to privacy, with regard to data safety and security, and proper containment of surveillance," Prasad said while speaking at the India Global Week 2020.

    ByteDance may move TikTok headquarters out of China as India bans app

    ByteDance may move TikTok headquarters out of China as India bans app

    Senior executives are discussing options such as creating a new management board for TikTok or establishing a headquarters for the app outside of China to distance the app’s operations from China, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

    Nokia launches data centre networking tools, developed with Apple

    Nokia launches data centre networking tools, developed with Apple

    Nokia, which competes against China's Huawei and Sweden's Ericsson to build 5G networks, has been broadening its portfolio by adding open interfaces to its 5G equipment and launching new networking products.

    TikTok report shows India sends highest number of user information and content takedown requests

    TikTok report shows India sends highest number of user information and content takedown requests

    India made a total of 302 requests and TikTok complied with 90% of those requests, the report showed. The United States followed India with 100 requests, and TikTok complied with 82% of those requests. “We’re committed to earning the trust of our community every day. We’ll continue to evolve this report to address the feedback we’re hearing from our users, policymakers, and experts,” TikTok said in the report.

    Planning significant investment, more hiring in India: Zoom

    Planning significant investment, more hiring in India: Zoom

    Popular video conferencing app Zoom is planning to make a significant investment in India over the next five years and ramp up hiring, a top company executive said as he sought to shed any links of Zoom with China ahead of competition from billionaire Mukesh Ambani's just launched JioMeet.

    Collabera brings on board Karthik Krishnamurthy as CEO

    Collabera brings on board Karthik Krishnamurthy as CEO

    In his new role, Krishnamurthy will build upon the company’s existing position as one of the leading providers of technology and talent solutions and expand global capabilities and client reach.

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