A Tech Billionaire and The Case of The Bumbling Blackmailers

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has a reputation as a rough place, with one of the highest levels of crime in the country. In May, a dozen local politicians received WhatsApp messages that threatened harm to their families unless they paid $14,000. Yet…

M-Wallet Companies Look To Forge Partnerships With Insurance Firms

Mobile-wallet ventures are increasingly looking for partnerships with insurance companies in an effort to minimise their liability with risks from cyber security breaches on the rise. “A lot of times, hardware is mass produced and software just gets designed around…

NetNeutrality: Will Telcos Thrive On Ambiguity?

There have been raging debates on net neutrality in recent weeks from Airtel’s Zero to Facebook’s Internet.org and anything that’s coming on the way to block the Web. Those debating are either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the topic. However, Net neutrality…

Net Neutrality: What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Call it Net neutrality, free Internet or open Internet. They all mean the same: Free access to the Internet, irrespective of company, service or content. That is what is in practice in India currently, but now, The Telecom Regulatory Authority…

Net Neutrality Differential Pricing Will Hit India’s Digital Economy

The pending TRAI decision on establishing a regulatory framework for Web-based OTTs , if passed will have serious implications on millions of Indian lives. While there is a lot of debate going on about the ramification of Net Neutrality and…

Differential pricing will hit India’s digital economy

The pending TRAI decision on establishing a regulatory framework for Web-based OTTs if gets passed will have serious implications on millions of Indian’s lives. While the there is a lot of debate going on about the ramification of Net Neutrality…

Alibaba Arm Buys 25% In Paytm Parent For $700 M

When Jack Ma visited India in November, he said he was keen to do business with companies here. In just two months, the Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba has made good his intention by taking a 25 per cent stake…