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Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

Once WhatsApp and Instagram (and Oculus) became sufficiently big, it was time to integrate these properties into the larger Facebook machine

04 Oct 2020 10:32 PM

Tech This Week | The need for anti-trust reform

Earlier this month, CCI dismissed an anti-trust case against Amazon.

29 Sep 2020 4:57 PM

Tech This Week | With ARM in kitty, Nvidia most impressive firm you never heard of

This deal is going to serve as an important development in the chip war being waged between the US and China.

19 Sep 2020 8:01 PM

Tech This Week | Regulating online pharmacies must be an inclusive exercise

The draft amendments and the e-pharmacy space needs to be more platform friendly as we advance.

12 Sep 2020 8:39 PM

Tech This Week | Should India have its own social media content moderation rules?

Platforms are diverse and a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.

05 Sep 2020 6:03 PM

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Tech This Week | Amazon and Flipkart make lockdowns effective

The government has learned and moved on to appreciate the role of e-commerce in keeping citizens safe.

29 Aug 2020 4:37 PM

Tech This Week | The UPI payments space is in for its biggest shift yet

Earlier this week, the Competition Commission of India dismissed an anti-trust case against WhatsApp Pay.

22 Aug 2020 2:45 PM

Tech This Week | Forget TikTok, what India must focus on is semiconductors

Where India could have leverage with China is not in manipulating ByteDance’s revenues but if it got into the semiconductor space.

15 Aug 2020 4:04 PM

Tech This Week | India needs to be more mindful in regulating non-personal data

If non-personal data is made subject to mandatory sharing, data businesses will begin classifying such data as personal.

08 Aug 2020 6:24 PM

Tech This Week | What we learned from the US antitrust inquiry

Lawmakers seem to be catching up with technology and so will regulation, so Big Tech should not take things for granted.

01 Aug 2020 4:17 PM

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Tech This Week | Apple’s anti-trust hearing may be an exercise in cross talking

Apple's app store holds a monopoly on iOS and as such app developers have no option but to pay the platform's commission to reach iOS users.

25 Jul 2020 6:49 PM

Tech This Week | The Personal Data Protection Bill in the context of the Twitter hack

When it comes to data breaches, the bill does not do nearly enough to put power back in the hands of the users.

18 Jul 2020 6:50 PM

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

Value is derived from data is because it is shared. That’s a key reason why technology evolved into a multi-trillion dollar global industry.

11 Jul 2020 9:33 PM

Tech This Week | Banning TikTok is another nail on coffin of internet exceptionalism

The action against Chinese Apps is not about data protection but is a political manoeuvre.

04 Jul 2020 10:44 PM

Tech This Week | Encouraging small sellers to get online must be a policy priority

One of the best ways to make that happen is to provide the right incentives to MSME sellers to go online

21 Jun 2020 4:59 PM

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Tech This Week | Now is the time for misinformation reform

Because of liberal laws based on principles of free speech on most dominant online platforms, misinformation is often allowed to stay up.

13 Jun 2020 7:31 PM

Removing Chinese apps from your phone is the opposite of self-reliance

Several Indian startups such as Paytm, Swiggy, Zomato, Ola and BigBasket have Chinese investors. Shunning the apps hurts Indian startups.

08 Jun 2020 4:07 PM

Tech This Week | #BanTikTok Solves Nothing

Indians spent over 5.5 billion hours on TikTok, which is more than the next eleven countries combined

30 May 2020 4:02 PM

Tech This Week | Advertising a tax on the poor, pandemic going to exacerbate it

Many don’t have jobs now but the book Poor Economics says they could trade off a little food for entertainment. So they’ll bear the brunt.

25 May 2020 7:52 PM

Why India needs to be the centre for content moderation reform

A significant number of moderators for most platforms are contracted through companies such as Cognizant, Genpact, and Accenture.

16 May 2020 3:10 PM

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