#BoycottJio Controversy: No More Than A Storm In A Teacup

On October 9, 2019, I noticed my Twitter timeline was abuzz with a hashtag, #BoycottJio. Until then, I hadn't heard about the announcement by Reliance Jio to charge users 6 paise per minute for voice calls made to other networks.…

Banks May Take 3 Years For Tech Merger

Banks may take 2-3 years to standardise core technology, products and customer applications after the government proposed to merge some prominent public sector lenders last week, analysts said. “The integration process would take 24-36 months. Website, mobile apps, IVR —…

Reliance Jio, Microsoft Partner To Bring Azure Cloud To Jio’s Data Centers

Reliance Jio and Microsoft have entered into a long-term alliance to offer a set of solutions comprising connectivity, computing, storage solutions etc to create more affordable offerings for Indian SMBs, startups and large enterprises while also adding capabilities to Reliance Industries’ ecosystem. Sanchit…

Mukesh Ambani Sets Out To Dominate Digital India

For all the publicity blitz accompanying Mukesh Ambani’s $30bn charge into the digital economy, the details of his long-term strategy remain a closely guarded secret. Mr Ambani’s Reliance Jio venture has upended India’s telecom sector, devastating the profits of incumbent operators…

Respite From Pesky Calls, Messages: Airtel Awards Pan-India Blockchain Deal To IBM

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India Has Added Two New Tech Unicorns In Just The Last Month

2019 is turning out to be great for Indian internet ventures. It’s not even mid-way into the year, and the country has already seen two internet firms achieve unicorn valuations, and at least one more is close to the milestone.…

An India-China Trade War? Modi Fans The Flames Of Boycott Calls

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Rahul Gandhi’s Promise On Ease Of Doing Business Is Election Rhetoric At Best; Implementation Is Key

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Who Wins And Who Loses If India’s Draft eCommerce Rules Are Implemented

In proposing to tighten the rules around e-commerce, India is both offering respite and ruffling feathers in equal measure. The draft e-commerce policy released by the Modi government on Feb. 23 is poised to shake up the country’s nearly $40 billion (around Rs2.8 lakh crore) online…

E-commerce Policy Draft: DPIIT Digs Heels On Data Localisation

Following the ‘data is oil’ argument often used by businesses, the latest e-commerce policy draft focuses on different aspects of data localisation, while also seeking to establish data as an economic resource, said experts. The government has made its intent to regulate…

Visa, Mastercard, Amex In Breach As Deadline For Data Localisation Passes

As the deadline for payment companies to comply with the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) data localisation rule ran out, major payment network players, including Visa and Mastercard, were in breach. While there was no official word on the status…

Digging Deeper – Data localisation: RBI deadline ends

The RBI's deadline of 15 October for all payment system operators to comply with the central bank’s data localisation norms just went by. Companies like Visa, American Express, Facebook, PayPal, Mastercard, Google and WhatsApp are required, as per the Reserve…

Visa, Mastercard, Amex In Breach As Deadline For Data Localisation Passes

As the deadline for payment companies to comply with the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) data localisation rule ran out, major payment network players, including Visa and Mastercard, were in breach. While there was no official word on the status…

RBI Unlikely To Extend Oct 15 Deadline On Data Localisation

The Reserve Bank of India is unlikely to extend the October 15 deadline for the payments ecosystem players to set up a facility to store transaction-related data in India. Those players that do not comply with the central bank’s April…

Oracle Blockchain Service Speeds Up Transactions Of Global Businesses Securely

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Reviving Growth: To Solve Jobs Mess, Boost Entrepreneurship By Easing Processes To Start Up, Shut Down

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Hurtling Into Digital Age, India Stacks Up 3 Billion Entries

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SC Rules That The Right To Privacy Is A Fundamental Right; Analysts Expect Stronger Data Privacy Laws

The Right to Privacy is now a fundamental right. A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court pronounced this verdict on Thursday morning. It was a unanimous decision with all the nine judges in favour of the Right to Privacy. The constitutional bench headed…

IT Industry Wants To Collaborate With Government, Academia For Reskilling

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Oracle Launches Cloud Computing Service For India To Push GST Rollout

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India’s E-Commerce Groups Urge To Stop Alibaba

A decade after allowing Amazon to start what would become India's largest online marketplace, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal appealed for government protection against his former employer. "Alibaba could approach the e-commerce unit as a complement to Paytm's core business, hoping…

Is it End Of Road For Ride-Sharing By Uber And Ola, Over Safety, Legality Debate?

Rideshare, which allows two or more people going in the same direction to use one cab, might be a good concept, but when did a good concept come in the way of law? It has in the case of cab…

Apple iPhone To Be Made In Bengaluru: Will Boost The Component-Manufacturing Ecosystem In India

Apple iPhones will be made in Karnataka. The government of Karnataka on Thursday said that it welcomed a proposal from Apple Inc to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign that the tech company is slowly moving forward…

The Pillars That Maketh A True Cashless Society

Below are some of the latest tweets on this topic. Read a more updated thread by clicking on any of the tweets from below. https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802753731074740226 https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802766535412461570 https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802767061302722562 https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802767527310802945 https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802768084167557120 https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802770360659681280 https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802771916901621760 https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802772782639550464 https://twitter.com/s_v_g/status/802776997726326784

Note Ban Chokes Handset, Electronics Business

Handset and electronics business, one of the sectors worst hit by demonetisation, are looking at the government for relief. “The electronics market moves from quarter to quarter. If the situation remains the same, then stocks of products will keep piling…

印度政策已经放宽 苹果为何还不开设零售店

今年 7 月份印度政府决定放宽该国的海外直接投资(FDI)标准相关的限制,以便于特定地区的外国公司在印度国内建立运营业务,包括建立单一品牌的零售店在内。这就意味着苹果公司可以在印度国内无障碍地开设自己的零售店了。当地果粉听闻这条消息时应该是很高兴的。 今年库克曾经到访印度,不过 Greyhound Research 首席分析师 Sanchit Vir Gogia 认为:“有时候是我们过度解读库克的印度之行了。我认为他到访印度不过是想证明,从长期发展来看,他对印度很感兴趣,而短期的话他们则只是和 Reliance 等公司达成合作伙伴关系。” Source: BJweekly.com | Tech.HK.DailyEconomic.com | Feng.com | ITbear.com | Mini.eastday.com | Dongcoder.com | Zuiainvren.com | 7y7.com | ITchinairn.com | Mobile163.com | nkxyzc.com | digi163.com | m.cnbeta.com | macgg.com | myzaker.com | ITdadao.com | tech.huanqiu.com | Mt.Sohu.com | TheCover.cn | News.IPAdown.com | Diyiredian.com | News.Tongbu.com

So When Is That Elusive Apple Store Coming To India?

India’s wait for its first Apple-owned store is not going to end soon. In June, the Narendra Modi government had paved the way for Apple to open direct stores in the country—almost a decade after iPhones first started selling here.…

Demonetisation: How TCS, Which Counts RBI & Other Banks As Clients, Changed Back-End Systems Overnight

Late on the evening of November 8, 10 executives at Tata Consultancy Services got on a conference call to discuss how to ensure that their banking customers will be able to comply with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement. “No…

Grocers Suffer As Wholesalers, Distributors Still Not On Paytm

The government’s demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency notes has led to the meteoric rise of Paytm, India’s largest digital wallet and payment company. “When the cash is back, it will be a challenge. We will have to see how…

One Year On, What’s Plaguing Digital India’s Success?

aPM Narendra Modi’s highly ambitious Digital India Program completes a year of its existence today. In the last one year, several initiatives were announced by the government – from the launch of MyGov.in portal to BharatNet and E-sign to Wi-Fi…