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India banning Chinese apps effective way to impose costs on China for its actions at border: Expert
India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, for engaging in "activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order".
Short-video apps vying to replace TikTok find a tough road ahead
Building the next TikTok will require top-notch engineering capability and a recommendation and personalization engine backed by millions of dollars for marketing, user, and creator acquisition. Retaining users, getting them to create a digital footprint and making them addicted to the app is crucial.
JFrog Unveils New Software Distribution Capabilities to Handle Rising Volume and Frequency of Edge Updates
Liquid Software Leader Delivers New Capabilities for CI/CD, SecOps, Helm, and Coins the Necessity of “BinOps” to Manage the Growing Flow of Software Packages...
India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Helo, WeChat
ShareIT, UC browser and shopping app Clubfactory are among other prominent apps which have been banned.
Top-level government panel to probe data practices of Chinese apps
A central committee will conduct a detailed inquiry into the data-sharing practices of these apps.
Creator economy built by TikTok, Likee to collapse, Indian video apps get ready to attract them
Built and nurtured chiefly by the now-banned TikTok, Likee and Bigo Live, an estimated 15-20 million of the 200 million short-video app users create content regularly across India. And, up to 500,000 of these are professional, full-time creators who make money through brand endorsements, events and workshops.
View: India’s ban on Chinese apps sends out the right signal
After considering several wrong sanctions, it has found the right ones. India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps.
View: India needs to balance issues of national interest with 'free market' dynamics
These 59 apps include popular ones like TikTok, WeChat, Weibo, UC Browser, SHAREit and CamScanner. Both Apple’s App Store and Google Play have already removed these apps from their platforms for the Indian cyberspace.
Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores
According to its website, Microsoft has 83 stores worldwide, including 72 stores in the U.S., and several others abroad where it showcases and sells laptops and other hardware. Friday's announcement reflects what the company calls a "strategic change" for its retail business as sales increasingly shift online.
Oracle India expects higher cloud adoption among Indian businesses driven by work from home models
“We’re hearing of CXO pressure on Chief Information Officers, suggesting spends be better utilized to drive core business growth, as opposed to ‘managing IT’. Earning additional revenue, increasing customer loyalty and the like will trigger the need for a more OPEX (operating expense) model for IT – in other words, a cloud model,” Sriram Rajan, Vice President, Cloud (India) at Oracle said.
US proclamation to suspend work visas misguided: Nasscom
Nasscom urged the US administration to shorten the duration of these restrictions to 90 days, saying lengthening these "burdensome restrictions" on US companies that are trying to recover from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic will "only serve to harm" the economy.
See you in office next year, top SaaS companies tell employees
SaaS firms — including Freshworks and Chargebee — are asking employees to work from home till December
IBM plans to reduce office space by nearly half in India
IBM, which has a large presence in the domestic market, has more than 10 million square feet of leased office space across Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Noida, Gurugram and Kolkata. The company employs more than 100,000 people in the country and also has temporary workers through staffing firms.
Dell Technologies sees demand for remote working solutions amid COVID-19 pandemic
Within the commercial category, the company occupied the top spot in the commercial desktop and workstations segments, and number two in the commercial notebook segment.
Exports clocked by STPI-registered units during lockdown period at Rs 46,556 cr: Director General
The exports clocked by STP-registered units stood at Rs 4,21,103 crore during 2018-19, and the 2019-20 figure, which is under compilation, is likely to be higher by 5-6 per cent since the lockdown came in at the tail end of the financial year.
IFCN launches WhatsApp chatbot about COVID-19 in Hindi
WhatsApp has over 400 million users in India, where around 44 per cent of the population understands the Hindi language. The IFCN, therefore, decided to translate its WhatsApp chatbot into Hindi to bust fake news around COVID-19, a statement said.
Postman closes $150 million funding led by Insight Partners
Postman is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bengaluru, where the company was set up in 2014 by Abhinav Asthana and Ankit Sobti. Used by more than 500,000 companies globally, the Postman API platform helps them accelerate their pace and effectiveness of software development.
Smartworks launches revamped mobile app
The App will reduce the dependency on the workforce and enable members to go contactless during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping them literally 'hands-off' for support.
Government plans to ease procurement rules for desi software product firms
According to a top government official, a government committee is drafting a model Request for Proposal (RFE) document for software products which will soften eligibility conditions such as revenue and work experience thresholds, need for third-party certifications and easier payment norms for Indian software products.
Karnataka STPI units report export worth Rs 36,459 cr during lockdown
STPI Bengaluru centre was set up in 1991 and has expanded to four sub-centres in Mysuru, Hubballi, Mangaluru and Manipal. Exports of technology services from the state have grown from worth Rs 5.6 crore in 1991-92 to Rs 174894 crore in 2018-19. This is roughly 41% of the total current National Exports, said STPI in a press release.