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Parler App

Parler partially reappears with support from Russian tech business

Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American way right, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology business.

WhatsApp

Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months: Mint

Reliance Industries plans to market its e commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial website Mint has reported, as the Indian conglomerate looks to ramp up its...

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to 'tackle' antitrust issues

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to ‘tackle’ antitrust issues

Two former Obama staffers have emerged as front-runners to the top antitrust job at the US Department of Justice under the incoming administration of Joe Biden, based on two source...

Donald J Trump

Parler’s website is back online, but the app still not in stores

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of the wildly popular social media platform Parler, which is popular with free speech advocates is back online in a strictly limited way. Th...

Streaming

Amazon takes on Netflix in India with cheaper mobile-only Prime Video plan

Amazon.com has launched a lower-priced mobile-only subscription plan for the video streaming service in India, undercutting a similar plan by Netflix to woo price-sensitive subscri...

Reserve Bank of India

India’s reserve bank creates a panel to investigate digital lending practices

The Reserve Bank of India has said it had formed a working group to look into digital lending practices, after reports of policy offenses and debtor harassment by several digital l...

President Donald J Trump

President Trump claims Big Tech is dividing the country

President Donald Trump blamed Big Tech companies on Tuesday for dividing the Nation days Following Twitter and Facebook Prohibited him in their platforms for allegedly encouraging ...

Trump

How will Trump get his message out without social media?

The decision by tech oligarch’s to clamp down President Trump’s capacity to talk to followers through mainstream social media may require him to tap more conventional m...

Google

Some lending apps thrive on India’s Google Play despite policy violations

At least ten Indian lending apps on Google’s Play Store, which have been downloaded tens of thousands of times, breached Google guidelines on loan repayment spans aimed at pr...

Tech Titans

Apple, Amazon suspend Parler social network from App Store and web hosting service

Apple and Amazon have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media us...

Quibi

Roku buys video-streaming app Quibi’s content library

Video-streaming device manufacturer Roku Inc said on Friday it had acquired the international distribution rights to Quibi’s content catalog, almost three months after the sh...

Google

UK’s competition watchdog to probe Google’s browser changes

The UK’s competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation to Google’s suggestions to get rid of third-party cookies and other functions from the Chr...

President Donald J Trump

Comment: Dark times ahead if opposing voices are silenced

Rumours abound that internet browsers including Safari, Chrome and Firefox are going to blacklist a number of websites associated to outgoing President of the United States and his...

France

US suspends French tariffs over digital services tax

The United States has said it might hold off slapping tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports in retaliation for a digital services tax Washington says will damage ...