Category: Internet

Big Tech’s India Plans Can’t Seem to Bypass Reliance

The world’s biggest tech companies are clamouring for a larger piece of India’s booming Internet space, but that increasingly seems to mean going through the country’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. Ambani’s Reliance is said to be offering to sell a stake of about $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1,47,026 crores) in its retail business to Amazon, Bloomberg […]

Australia to Make Facebook, Google Pay for News in Landmark Move

HIGHLIGHTS Australia will be first country to make Facebook, Google to pay for news The move comes as tech giants fend off global calls greater regulations Google said the rule ignores billions of clicks it sends to publishers Australia will force US tech giants Facebook and Alphabet’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news […]

Google Bans Ads on Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Content

HIGHLIGHTS Several conspiracy theories are being promoted as ads on Google These include the virus being a hoax or it was created as a bioweapon Google already bars ads with harmful content like “miracle” health cures Alphabet’s Google said on Friday it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads […]

Amazon Begins Rolling Out Bigger UPS and FedEx-Style Delivery Trucks is launching a new fleet of bigger, boxier trucks like those favoured by rival package carriers United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx, as it fights to fix widespread pandemic-fuelled delivery delays that sent customers into the arms of competitors like Walmart. The world’s largest online retailer ordered more than 2,200 heavy-duty Utilimaster “walk-in” […]

Why Is Facebook Blocking the Sikh Hashtag From Some Users?

  Facebook appears to be blocking the hashtag #Sikh for a number of users. This was highlighted by a huge number of users on Twitter and independently verified by Gadgets 360 as well. Curiously, the blocking of the hashtag appears to be happening selectively, as some members accounts could not search for the term, but […]

Google Parent Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Cancels Toronto ‘Smart City’ Project

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs has pulled the plug on its Toronto “smart city” project, citing “unprecedented economic uncertainty” in a setback for the city’s long-planned waterfront revitalisation. Sidewalk Labs had developed a proposal for a futuristic, data-driven city development along Toronto’s Downtown Lakeshore. It was working with a government-mandated agency, Waterfront Toronto, that planned to vote on […]

Flipkart Faces Further Antitrust Probe in India

HIGHLIGHTS NCLAT asked CCI to investigate whether Flipkart had abused its position AIOVA had filed the appeal at NCLAT Flipkart has denied the allegations Walmart’s Flipkart faces a further antitrust probe in India after an appellate tribunal asked the competition watchdog to investigate whether the company had abused its dominant position in e-commerce. The All […]