Facebook users in India will now know who paid for political ads

Reuters

Facebook Inc is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s ....

8 February, 2019

WhatsApp takes steps to curb abuse via bulk messaging before general elections

Payal Ganguly

Online messaging platform WhatsApp released a white paper to address the issue of bulk messaging and automated behaviour ahead ....

6 February, 2019
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Tech giants ask IT ministry to ease draft norms for regulating internet content

Payal Ganguly

Global tech companies, civil society groups and academics have raised concerns over the Indian government’s draft rules ....

5 February, 2019

After India, WhatsApp imposes limit on message forwarding worldwide

Reuters

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in ....

21 January, 2019

Social media giants gear up to fight Indian govt's proposal on regulating content

Reuters

Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would ....

11 January, 2019

Hike pivots to multi-app approach in bid to boost growth

Payal Ganguly

Hike, the country’s smallest unicorn in terms of revenues, has decided to pivot to a multi-app approach in its latest strategic ....

10 January, 2019
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Flashback 2018: Fintech segment continues to enjoy the purple patch

Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Kavya Kothiyal

India's nascent but fast-growing fintech sector recorded another year of success in terms of funding and entrepreneurial activity, ....

31 December, 2018

Facebook engages Indian IT firms to stop fake news on its platform

Anirban Ghoshal

Mark Zuckerberg-led social network Facebook has started outsourcing  processes such as content moderation and analytics to ....

31 December, 2018

Facebook India posts 40% rise in net profit, revenue up 52%

Payal Ganguly

Facebook India recorded a 40% jump in its net profit to Rs 57 crore for the financial year 2017-18, from Rs 40.7 crore a year ....

26 December, 2018

Facebook developing cryptocurrency for WhatsApp payments in India: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

Social networking firm Facebook Inc. is developing a crypto-based asset that will help users in transferring money for remittances ....

21 December, 2018
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WhatsApp officials meet MeitY on traceability of fake news

Payal Ganguly

Executives from instant messaging app WhatsApp met with officials at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) ....

7 December, 2018

WhatsApp business chief Neeraj Arora resigns in latest high-profile exit

Payal Ganguly

In the latest high-profile exit, instant messaging platform WhatsApp is all set to lose business chief Neeraj Arora, one of its ....

27 November, 2018

After Abhijit Bose's exit, how will Ezetap chart its course?

Payal Ganguly & Kavya Kothiyal & Anand J

It was effectively two weeks' notice for Byas Nambisan, interim chief executive officer and member of the board at mobile ....

22 November, 2018

From Ezetap to WhatsApp: Abhijit Bose has his task cut out as he hits reboot

Dearton Thomas Hector

A striking aspect of WhatsApp’s appointment of Abhijit Bose as the head of its Indian operations was that the instant messaging ....

22 November, 2018

WhatsApp appoints Ezetap founder as head of India ops

Payal Ganguly

WhatsApp on Wednesday announced the appointment of Abhijit Bose as the head of its Indian unit to build the Facebook-owned instant ....

21 November, 2018

Telecom regulator mulls framework for WhatsApp, other OTT services

Payal Ganguly

The country’s telecom regulator has issued a consultation paper to explore a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) ....

13 November, 2018

WhatsApp partners Startup India to seed-fund companies showing grassroots innovations

Payal Ganguly

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has partnered government programme Startup India under the Invest India initiative to ....

31 October, 2018

CII ties up with WhatsApp Business app to train SMEs in customer outreach

Shweta Sharma

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will work with Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp messenger service to teach small and medium ....

30 October, 2018

Messaging app Hike lost more than Rs 1 crore every day in FY18

Payal Ganguly

A significant revenue stream continues to elude messaging app operator Hike Pvt. Ltd, even as its losses nearly doubled in the ....

22 October, 2018

Truecaller strengthens digital payments service, ties up with Bank of Baroda

Shweta Sharma

In another partnership aimed at strengthening its financial services, Swedish caller identification app Truecaller has tied up ....

11 October, 2018

WhatsApp fixes security bug that let hackers take over users' applications

Reuters

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service said on Wednesday it has fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed ....

11 October, 2018