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Platform News: Amazon

How Amazon’s battle with Reliance for India retail supremacy became a legal jungle

For more than a year, Amazon.com and India’s Future Group have been locked in a complex legal stand-off that has stalled Future’s $3.4 billion sale of assets to the US ...

Platform News: Apple logo

Antitrust: India orders Apple probe over alleged abuse of app market

India’s competition watchdog on Friday ordered an investigation into Apple Inc’s business practices in the country, saying it was of the initial view that the iPhone ma...

Crypto Coins

Russian cenbank official: We see no room for cryptocurrencies

Bank of Russia Deputy Governor Vladimir Chistyukhin has hinted that privately run cryptocurrencies may soon no longer be used in the country’s financial markets, TASS news ag...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple seeks dismissal of India apps market antitrust case, cites tiny market share

Apple has asked India’s antitrust watchdog to throw out a case alleging abuse of market power in the apps market, saying it is too small a player in the South Asian country w...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian PM Modi’s personal Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter handle was “very briefly compromised,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a tweet on Sunday m...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber to allow users to book rides via WhatsApp in India

US ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies has said it would roll out a feature that will allow users in India to book rides via messaging service WhatsApp.

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp wins approval to double payments offering to 40 million users in India

WhatsApp has won regulatory approval to double the number of users on its payments service in India to 40 million, a source with direct knowledge has told journalists.

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinstore enters India despite pending curbs on trade

Singapore-based virtual currency exchange Coinstore has begun operations in India at a time when the Indian government is preparing legislation to effectively bar most private cryp...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

Amazon seeks to pause antitrust review of 2019 deal with India’s Future

Amazon.com Inc has asked India’s Supreme Court to pause an expedited review of allegations that the US business concealed information while seeking antitrust clearance for a ...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify launches ‘Netflix Hub’ on its app to attract fans

Music streaming platform Spotify Technology has said it has introduced a new hub where fans can listen to all the official soundtracks, playlists and podcasts related to Netflix In...

Indian FinTech Paytm

Skies darken for Indian IPOs after Paytm’s disappointing debut

Paytm’s dismal stock market debut this week is likely to put a damper on future offerings after the IPO of the digital payments firm ranked among the worst-performing in Indi...

Crypto Coins

Peru’s central bank joins global push to develop a digital currency

Peru is joining the global push to develop a central bank digital currency (CBDC), central bank President Julio Velarde said on Tuesday, as policymakers worldwide seek to keep pace...

Paytm

Paytm’s $2.5 billion IPO mints new millionaires in India

Indian electronics engineer Siddharth Pandey will become a millionaire after the country’s biggest ever public issue, but he says he had to overcome his father’s opposi...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

US Senator Warren urges Amazon breakup, India retailers seek probe

US Senator Elizabeth Warren called for breaking up Amazon.com Inc and Indian retailers demanded a government probe of the company after an investigation by our content partners Reu...

Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon launches bundling service for video streaming apps in India

Amazon.com in India has launched a bundling option on its video platform for global and local streaming services, in a move aimed at boosting subscriptions.