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    Is TikTok preparing for an India comeback? What we know so far

    Speculation is rife about the possible return of TikTok in India, on the back of recent media reports of Microsoft looking to buy the Chinese app's India operation.The high-stakes sale of TikTok in the US and in India, which is its biggest market with more than 650 million downloads.

    Buzz of TikTok return causes uncertainty; investors now in a wait-and-watch mode

    Most investors who were looking to bet on homegrown short-video apps which have proliferated in the past one month, may hold out before there is further clarity. Things have been changing every few days. ​The high-stakes sale of TikTok in the US and in India has changed the course of events, say investors.

    Facebook Gaming finally clears Apple hurdle, arriving in app store

    Games are the largest source of revenue for Apple on the App Store, and many tech executives have concluded that Apple blocks game services that could compete with its own products and sales. Apple, without directly addressing Facebook Gaming, said its App Store policies were designed to protect consumers.

    Microsoft introduces 'Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution' in India

    Designed for fast deployment and customisation, it is a comprehensive, end-to-end set of modules built on a secure and compliant platform, the company said.

    Indian software product companies write to government requesting reforms

    About 120 large product companies, including prominent ones such as Zoho, Freshworks, Tally Solutions and Quick Heal Technologies, have written to Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad requesting that the government should do away with tax deducted at source (TDS) on local software products and Softex forms that assess the value of a product each time it is exported.

    A timeline: Chinese apps face the heat everywhere over security concerns

    A look at the timeline of such events in India and around the world

    List of banned Chinese apps gets 15 new entries, most are 'lite', 'pro' versions

    Among the new apps included in the list are photo editor AirBrush, short video and prediction tool Meipai and camera app BoXxCAM, which are owned by China’s Meitu, which makes smartphones as well as many popular selfie apps.

    Coronavirus pandemic: Half of KPIT employees to permanently work from home

    The company, which primarily provides software solutions to automotive firms said that it expected to start growing again in the second half of the year, even while some impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continued in this quarter.

    LTTS expands collaboration with Microsoft to offer workplace transformation solutions

    The cloud-based smart buildings/campus/spaces solution helps monitor and manage building operations and optimise business metrics leveraging advanced IoT based Edge Analytics and machine learning algorithms, the engineering services company said in a statement.

    India blocks top Chinese apps Baidu, Weibo, to be taken off from app stores

    Baidu Search and Weibo, among the most influential apps of China and dubbed as the country’s answer to Google search and Twitter respectively, have been blocked in India. Weibo, launched in 2009 by Sina Corporation, has over 500 million registered users globally. Baidu has been testing waters in India. One of its significant products here is Facemoji keyboar

    What would a US ban on TikTok mean?

    What would a US ban on TikTok mean?

    President Donald Trump says he wants to take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.The threat comes as Microsoft Corp. is in advanced talks to buy the Chinese app, owned by Bytedance Ltd.So what's at stake?

    After case against Cisco, US group gathers evidence against caste discrimination in Silicon Valley

    After case against Cisco, US group gathers evidence against caste discrimination in Silicon Valley

    Ambedkar King Study Circle (AKSC) in California is collecting evidence following the US State’s lawsuit against networking tech company Cisco Systems for allegedly denying professional opportunities to an unnamed engineer.

    IMD launches weather app for real-time updates and warnings across India

    IMD launches weather app for real-time updates and warnings across India

    Called "Mausam", the app is aimed at the urban population and will provide realised weather features and forecasts for upto a week across the listed 450 cities. It will also show radar and satellite images, which were earlier visible only on IMD's website.

    Wipro may offer AI tool Ethica to clients as the CEO looks to revamp digital technology-based solutions

    Wipro may offer AI tool Ethica to clients as the CEO looks to revamp digital technology-based solutions

    New CEO Thierry Delaporte looks to ramp up internal tech offerings, hence Wipro's Ethica can help companies ensure that their consumer-facing solutions are transparent, ethical and unbiased. It will also help in unbiased revenue forecasting for companies.

    2nd digital strike targets clones of banned China apps, Google and Apple Inc directed to remove these apps

    2nd digital strike targets clones of banned China apps, Google and Apple Inc directed to remove these apps

    Google and Apple Inc, which run popular mobile operating systems Android and iOS, respectively, were directed to remove these apps from their app stores, and they are expected to comply with the order

    Govt bans 47 more Chinese apps citing risks to national sovereignty, integrity and defence

    Govt bans 47 more Chinese apps citing risks to national sovereignty, integrity and defence

    The source privy to the development said that the 47 additional Chinese apps that have been banned now were clones and variants of the apps which were blocked earlier.

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