Bharti Airtel launches Wi-Fi calling in Mumbai, Kolkata, Andhra, Karnataka, TN
The VoWiFi technology allows users to make outgoing calls to any mobile phone number and landline by connecting to a public WiFi hotspot or any private home WiFi network. The service enables no cost calling across operators and minimal data usage using a handset which supports the technology.
Telcos to gain from more data use as callers may shift to OTT apps
“In a plan with voice tariff hiked and data price being same, calling will shift to OTT,” International Data Corporation’s India research director Navkendar Singh said, adding that voice-over-OTT apps using WiFi for connectivity could also rise, as WiFi connectivity at home and public places expands.
Youths’ pent-up anger, social media messages fuelled stir: UP police
Messages on social media on platforms such as WhatsApp have been another reason for trouble. It ultimately made the administration stop mobile internet services in nearly 20 districts.
Security flaw in Airtel app exposes customers data, fixed now
"It revealed information like first and last name, gender, email, date of birth, address, subscription information, device capability information for 4G, 3G & GPRS, network information, activation date, user type (prepaid or postpaid) And current IMEI number," cyber security researcher Ehraz Ahmed said in his blog.
Xiaomi in talks to back bike taxi app Rapido
Rapido was founded by Aravind Sanka, Rishikesh S R and Pavan Guntupalli in 2015 and also counts Hero MotoCorp MD Pawan Munjal among its investors.
Online fashion users expected to grow to 200 million in the next five years: Amar Nagaram, Myntra-Jabong
Flipkart-owned fashion etailer noted that the Myntra app has been ranked as one of the most viewed apps in the country alongside Whatsapp, Instagram and Tiktok, making m-commerce the future of Indian fashion retail.
Meghdoot review: App to help farmers manage crops better
The app gives out timely weather forecast-based agro advisories to farmers in 10 languages.
Primary healthcare is failing 80 crore Indians. An app may be the antidote
Rural India suffers from the paucity of primary healthcare centres. By taking doctor consultations online through an app and providing safe record keeping of patients, MedCords wants to address one of the key issues for patients in rural India.
Twitter boards Paytm’s app
As part of efforts to convert itself into a super app, Paytm is adding content — news, astrology to trending content on Twitter — into the Paytm Inbox, Siddharth Pandey, VP of Paytm, said.
Students boycotting exams will not be eligible to register in next semester: JNU
In JNU, evaluation of students is conducted in different modes — home assignments, quizzes, term papers, presentations, sessional examinations etc., the varsity said.
Facebook India head appears before parliamentary panel on WhatsApp snooping issue
The parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology called the cyber security experts to hear their views on the issue of citizens data security and privacy. As per the notice of the meeting, the panel had also called non-official witnesses of the WhatsApp snooping row, including BJP's former organisational secretary Govindacharya.
Perjury plea against WhatsApp withdrawn amid HC hearings
The petition claimed that though WhatsApp had declared in the Indian SC that its services were encrypted, it had conceded later before a US court that the privacy of many was breached in the alleged spyware attack. The top court in India was not informed of this, the petition said, seeking a criminal probe into the snooping allegations and perjury action against WhatsApp.
Facebook made progress this year in way consumers, advertisers could express: FB Exec
Facebook made tremendous progress this year in the way consumers and advertisers could express themselves on the platform through new tools and formats like stories, videos and new interactivity ads.
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