Category: india

India bans PUBG and over 100 additional Chinese apps
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India bans PUBG and over 100 additional Chinese apps

India has banned more than 100 additional apps with linkage to China including popular mobile game PUBG citing cybersecurity concerns as geopolitical tension between the two neighboring nations continues to rise. On Wednesday, India’s IT Ministry ordered to ban 118 apps that it said were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security…

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India bans 47 apps cloning restricted Chinese services
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India bans 47 apps cloning restricted Chinese services

India, which blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms late last month on the grounds that they pose a threat to nation’s security, has banned an additional 47 apps. The nation’s Ministry of Electronics and IT’s new ban order, issued on late Friday, is aimed at those apps that were facilitating access to previously banned services…

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Uber picks new India and South Asia president
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Uber picks new India and South Asia president

Uber has named Prabhjeet Singh as the new president of its India and South Asia business, filling a role vacated weeks ago after Pradeep Parameswaran was promoted to be the regional general manager in the Asia Pacific region. Singh, who joined the ride-hailing firm five years ago, has helped Uber manage operations in dozens of…

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This Week in Apps: India bans Chinese apps, Apple freezes game updates in China, iOS developer backlash continues
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This Week in Apps: India bans Chinese apps, Apple freezes game updates in China, iOS developer backlash continues

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day…

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India rejects Walmart-owned Flipkart’s proposed foray into food retail business
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India rejects Walmart-owned Flipkart’s proposed foray into food retail business

The Indian government has rejected Flipkart’s proposal to enter the food retail business in a setback for Walmart, which owns majority of the Indian e-commerce firm and which recently counted its business in Asia’s third-largest economy as one of the worst impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal…

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Uber cuts 600 jobs in India
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Uber cuts 600 jobs in India

Uber is cutting 600 jobs in India, or 25% of its workforce in the country, it said on Tuesday as it looks to cut costs to steer through the coronavirus pandemic. The job cuts, which affect teams across customer and driver support, business development, legal, policy, marketing, and finance, are part of the company’s global…

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India Bleeds Citizens for Coronavirus Pandemic Stimulus
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India Bleeds Citizens for Coronavirus Pandemic Stimulus

The Indian government is looking for ways to raise money. Taxes on fuel and alcohol have been raised. Lack of economic stimulus could put citizens under more pressure. India’s fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic isn’t going very well. Just when the government and its officials had thought that the country is winning the battle…

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