Google to pick 7.7% stake in Jio for ₹33,737 crore

“The pace and scale of digital transformation in India is hugely inspiring for us and reinforces our view that building products for India first helps us build better products for users everywhere. Google is proud to invest ₹33,737 crore into Jio. I am excited that our joint collaboration will focus on increasing access for hundreds […]

Google and Twitter to block election misinformation

Facebook and Twitter ‘dismantle Russian network’ China calls for inquiry after porn tweet ‘like’ One of the concerns is that the widespread use of mail ballots in the US election due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause significant delays in tallying results. Experts fear this could allow misinformation to gain traction.

Rises in UK retail sales and business activity boost Covid-19 recovery hopes

Footfall in local shopping hotspots has not increased as much as hoped, despite the reopening of hospitality and leisure venues earlier this month. Mobile phone location data analysed by Google shows footfall in UK retail and recreation outlets has risen in recent weeks, although is still down 35% compared with pre-pandemic levels.

Google launches free public Wi-Fi service at five railway stations

Stating that Google is committed to working with Indian Railways and Railtel to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi network that will be available to 10 million Indians by the end of the year, covering 100 of the busiest train stations in India, it said the project will be eventually rolled out to cover 400 train stations across […]

Covid-19 lockdown fatigue driving opening of businesses

Businesses continue to open and people are coming out in larger numbers in India even as Covid-19 cases surge. Experts are beginning to see this as a result of lockdown fatigue. The Nomura India Business Resumption Index (NIBRI) climbed to 77.4 in the week ending September 6. This is an increase of 1.7 percentage points […]

Australian watchdog to examine competition between Apple and Google app stores

Australia’s competition regulator said it would look into the use of and sharing of data by apps and the extent of competition between Apple Inc’s and Google’s app stores. It will also look at whether more pricing transparency is needed in Australia’s mobile apps market. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is “interested in how […]

Google Stadia and Microsoft Project xCloud apps not coming to Apple App Store: Report

Game streaming services Google Stadia and Microsoft’s Project xCloud will not be coming to the Apple App Store, as per a statement by an Apple spokesperson to Business Insider. Microsoft is bringing Xbox’s Project xCloud service to Android devices from September 15 but could not to iOS. Apple has stated that since Microsoft hasn’t submitted […]

How to choose the best cell phone plan for your small business in 2020

Sprint Sprint is in the midst of reorganizing its small business offerings in the wake of its merger with T-Mobile. Today, its small business and cell phone and data plans feature a simple interactive menu that leads to its familiar offerings of Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Premium for $200 and $300 per month respectively for […]

India’s Reliance Jio to roll out 100 million low-cost phones by December: Business Standard

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Reliance Industries Ltd’s (RELI.NS) telecom unit is looking to outsource the manufacturing of over 100 million low-cost smartphones that will be built on Google’s Android platform, India’s Business Standard newspaper reported, citing sources.

Google rolls out Truecaller like feature for android users

Internet search giant Google has rolled out a new feature for Android users in five countries — including India — that will help them avoid calls that could potentially be a scam. The company has rolled out a feature called Verified Calls on its Phone app that aims to not only make Android users trust […]