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Start shopping, paying bills from mobile as Unified Payments Interface goes live

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | More »

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) today said the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is live and currently available for customers of 21 banks. UPI is a payment solution which empowers a recipient to initiate the payment request from a smartphone. It facilitates ‘virtual payment addre...


India Internet users to double to 730 mn by 2020, says Nasscom report

As rural India adopts Internet in increasing numbers, web users in the country are expected to more than double to 730 million by 2020, a Nasscom report said today. ‘The Future of Internet in India’, compiled by Nasscom and Akamai Technologies, pegs the Internet base in the country at 35...

17 August, 2016 | More »


Southern states most net-savvy but Maharashtra tops in online fraud

This is one statistic Maharashtra, one of India’s most industrialised states and home to the country’s financial capital Mumbai, can’t be proud of. The western state has emerged as the top state in the country in terms of online fraud, government data show. Maharashtra accounted fo...

2 August, 2016 | More »

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone takes flight

Aquila, Facebook’s solar-powered internet-beaming drone, finally took flight. The drone is part of Facebook’s project to provide internet access to the remote regions of the world. The flight happened in Yuma, Arizona on June 28. Aquila is a lightweight, high altitude, unmanned aircraft designed...

22 July, 2016 | More »


Trends you might have missed in Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet report

The annual “Internet trends” report by Mary Meeker, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, is a goldmine of data for the tech world. Unveiled last week, it analyses through 213 slides the latest trends happening online, from ad-tech to communication to transportation, and show...

11 June, 2016 | More »


Rediff.com to delist shares from NASDAQ

Indian internet firm Rediff.com India Ltd on Wednesday said it has filed an application with the US Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) to voluntarily withdraw its American Depositary Shares (ADSs) from listing on the NASDAQ. The firm that survived the dot-com bust, but barely so, was strugglin...

28 April, 2016 | More »


Microsoft to cover 500K Indian villages with low-cost broadband

Intending to become a partner in the ambitious Digital India programme, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today said his company will take low-cost broadband technology to some five lakh villages across the country. Speaking at a dinner hosted here in the honour of visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, N...

27 September, 2015 | More »


Twitter to be available on mobile phones without Internet

Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service ...

6 December, 2013 | More »


India added 17.6M internet users last year, becomes world’s third-largest internet population

India’s internet population witnessed a 31 per cent year-on-year increase to 73.9 million at the end of March 31, 2013 compared with 56.3 million in the year-ago period. The preferred medium to surf internet and consume information online also changed from PC to mobile, according to the study ‘2...

26 August, 2013 | More »


Internet sites join July 4 protest against U.S. surveillance

The online community rallied on Thursday in support of live protests against the U.S. government’s surveillance of internet activity, a practice recently exposed by a former contractor for the National Security Agency. Websites such as Reddit and Mozilla supported a campaign in cities across t...

5 July, 2013 | More »

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