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    Ericsson India hopes to win telecom contracts

    New Delhi: Amid heightened anti-China sentiments in India, Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has said it hopes to win contracts in the Indian telecom market on the strength of its technology leadership, and added that as a practice, the company does not base business plans on matters not under its control. Ericsson India head Nitin Bansal said that the company remains 'very confident' of its...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    EV sector relies on China, but geopolitics spurs bus maker to start work on own tech

    New Delhi: Electric bus maker PMI Electro Mobility Solutions Pvt Ltd (PEMSPL), which has a technology partnership with China's Beiqi Foton Motors, is working to develop its own technology and integrate that into its products within five-six years, according to a senior company official. The firm's promoters are also investing around Rs 15 crore on a battery...

    • 14 hrs ago
  • Tech News

    No disruptive tech yet but Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City a blossoming space for startups

    Ho Chi Minh City: A tech-savvy population, a fast-growing economy, and the perks of being first in an emerging market—Vietnamese entrepreneur Le Thanh saw the potential in booming Ho Chi Minh City for his startup transforming coffee grounds into masks. The 35-year-old chemistry graduate worked for two multinationals before stepping out on his own three...

    • 15 hrs ago
  • Tech News

    Gaana hopes to cash in on TikTok ban, targets 100 million users

    Mumbai: The country's largest music-streaming platform Gaana, backed by the Times Group and Chinese investment giant Tencent Holdings, expects to add nearly 100 million users over the next 12 months to its already 150 million-plus strong users, mostly netting the now-defunct TikTok users. The Noida-based company, set up in 2011, expects that most of the new additions will be users...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    User experience key if desi apps hope to gain the success of banned ones

    New Delhi: The ban on 59 apps with Chinese links has opened up opportunities for homegrown players to accelerate growth but they will have to ensure good user experience and engagement on their platforms to be successful, according to industry analysts. Homegrown apps like Roposo, Chingari and others have claimed to have seen manifold growth in downloads since the ban was...

    • 17 hrs ago
  • Tech News

    Tech This Week | Data is not national wealth, must not be regulated in same manner

    2020 is going to be a defining year for technology policy in India. We entered into this year with developments expected on several major fronts. There is the long overdue revision to the Intermediary Guidelines, the impending Personal Data Protection Bill, the Cybersecurity Policy, and a new E-commerce policy. Earlier this week, The Economic Times ran a piece...

    • 2 days ago
  • Tech News

    Teens caught sharing child porn through WhatsApp, Telegram in Italy

    Rome: Italian authorities said Saturday they have identified a group of 20 teenagers who shared child porn and dark web videos of suicides and mutilations on their cellphones. Police said they were tipped off to the images by the mother of a 15-year-old boy in the Tuscan city of Lucca who found them on her son's phone. Police say they discovered an 'exorbitant' number of videos...

    • 2 days ago
  • Tech News

    India beware, France's tax on US Big Tech draws retaliatory tariffs

    Washington: The United States on Friday unveiled heavy import duties on France in retaliation for the country's tax on American tech giants, but will hold off on collecting the fees to allow time for the dispute to be resolved. The office of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer found France's digital services tax was discriminatory and 'unfairly targets US digital...

    • 2 days ago
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    Kakinada youth wins government funding to develop his Libero app as Zoom alternative

    Kakinada: Libero, a videoconferencing app developed by startup Soulpage under the stewardship of its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Vamsi Kurama, has won government recognition as an alternative to the popular Zoom app. The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had invited startups to find an Indian alternative to Zoom and after several...

    • 2 days ago
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    Facebook bans posts claiming to change sexual orientation of gays

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said it is banning content that promotes 'conversion therapy,' which is based on the unfounded notion that gays can change their sexual orientation through psychological or spiritual intervention. Facebook and its image-centric social network Instagram are updating policies to require removal of content that directly promotes conversion therapy...

    • 2 days ago

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