Tag: INdia

Report: India will force WhatsApp, Telegram to trace sensitive messages back to their originators

In its upcoming intermediary rules — which will govern the policing of content on digital platforms with more than 5 million users — India is looking to enforce traceability on apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, and Telegram, to help authorities sniff out people stirring up controversies online. Reports by TechCrunch and Economic Times suggest the government will […]

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Jeff Bezos’ Not So Excellent Indian Adventure: Modi Government Disses Inept Amazon

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Jeff Bezos visited India last week, bearing the gift of of an Amazon offer to invest one billion dollars and create jobs to an India that faces its worst economic prospects  — […]

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Uber sells its Eats business to Zomato in India

Uber sold Uber Eats, the ride-hailing company’s food delivery arm, to rival Zomato today in India. In an all-stock deal,  valued anywhere between $300-$500 million, the former will gain a 9.99 percent stake in Zomato. Uber Eats arrived in India back in 2017. Due to stalled growth and increasing losses, rumors of the company selling the business to […]

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India Targets Jeff Bezos Over Amazon and Washington Post

MUMBAI, India — Jeff Bezos’ ownership of The Washington Post has complicated business for his much bigger company, Amazon, in Trump-era Washington. Now the same thing could be happening in New Delhi under India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, who has increasingly sought to rein in both the international news media and foreign technology companies. Last […]

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This Week’s ‘Lost In The Wild’ Is Every World Traveler’s Nightmare Realized

Ah Lost in the Wild, the only show that finally answers the question, “What if Bear Grylls and Sherlock Holmes f*cked?” The new Travel Channel show is a recent obsession of ours, but tonight’s episode hits particularly close to home because it follows the type of person we would’ve loved to chat with about travel, […]

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A Blow to the Head Makes an Instant Hero in India

By Jeffrey Gettleman and Hari Kumar NEW DELHI — Under a highway bridge in New Delhi, where a large protest had shut down several lanes of traffic, a coterie of veteran dissidents took turns speaking: men with shaggy beards, singers strumming guitars, social activists so impassioned that spit flew from their wet lips. But a […]

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Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs’ Demise

Some 66 million years ago, forests burned to the ground and the oceans acidified after the Chicxulub meteorite hit Earth in the Gulf of Mexico. Around the same time, on the other side of the planet, erupting volcanoes were busy covering much of the Indian subcontinent with lava, forming the Deccan Traps. One of these […]

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