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Google Jio

Jio and Google will make a fresh attempt at India’s smartphone market

Of Rs 75,000 crore of the India Digitisation Fund that Google plans to invest in India in the next five to seven years, Rs 33,737 crore will be invested in Jio Platforms. The transaction, subject to regulatory and other applicable customary approvals, will be aimed at tapping the affordable smartphone market yet again.   The two …


How did COVID-19 Impact FAAMG: Insights from Q1 Results

COVID-19 has disrupted global supply chains causing supply bottlenecks and sending shockwaves everywhere. Alongside, falling consumer demand due to lockdowns pose a threat, and increasing the risk of a unending downward spiral and unending uncertainties. So, how did FAAMG face upto the COVID-19 threat? The “FAAMG” Five—Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet (Google) have a …

Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass:  Google’s Answer to Apple Arcade

Google has launched Google Play Pass, a new curated gaming subscription service,  that is ad free, does not entail in-app purchases, and upfront payments. The Google Play Pass complements Google’s mainstreaming of gaming, and especially its upcoming cloud gaming service, Google Stadia. More importantly, the Play Pass ringfences Android users from potentially embracing Apple Arcade. …

Digital Payments

National Payments Corp. Of India To Verify WhatsApp Compliance

The National Payments Corp. of India is reviewing an audit report to ensure WhatsApp complies with local rules. “We have received the data localization compliance system audit report from WhatsApp, which shall be reviewed in the next few weeks,” a Mumbai-based representative for NCPI said, according to Bloomberg. The review will determine if and when WhatsApp can enter the country’s …


Google bets big with several ‘India first’ features

From alerting Google Maps users when their vehicle goes off-route to partnering with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for the “Loo Review” campaign, the bullish search engine giant has had a history of building India-first features for the world’s second-largest population. India also has the second-biggest digital market and the Internet population of …


An incredible situation for Huawei: Do or die

With effect from August 19, American companies including Google are prohibited from selling products and services (like Android) to Huawei, and the Chinese giant is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the perception that business is as usual. There is an eerie silence about the company’s operations in India. Several industry experts who previously spoke …


Can India offset Huawei’s global losses after US ban?

Sandwiched between the ongoing US-China trade war, Chinese telecom equipment major Huawei is frantically looking to salvage its prestige and fast cover the lost ground. The company is bullish on shifting gears towards its India operations to revive its reputation as a reliable smartphone manufacturer and a 5G player. With the digital-friendly Narendra Modi government …