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Platform News: Google search engine

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its “huge financial muscle” to illegally hurt competitors, the country’s antit...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter reinstates accounts of India’s Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders

Twitter unblocked the accounts of India’s main opposition party Congress, its leader Rahul Gandhi and other party officials on Saturday, days after suspending the accounts ov...

India Commerce Minister

Invoking ‘Quit India’, minister welcomes Amazon, Flipkart ruling

India’s commerce minister welcomed a Supreme Court decision that Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart should face investigations into alleged anti-competitive behaviour, sayin...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Amazon, top Indian seller Cloudtail end relationship amid regulatory heat

Amazon.com Inc and one of its biggest sellers in India, Cloudtail, have decided to end their relationship, they said, following years of allegations from brick-and-mortar retailers...

Indian FinTech Paytm

Paytm eyes an IPO by end of October, hopes to break even in 18 months

Indian digital payments firm Paytm expects to launch its IPO at around the end of October, pending regulatory approvals, a source familiar with the matter have said.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter sees jump in govt demands to remove editorial content

Twitter Inc a surge in government demands worldwide in 2020 to take down content posted by journalists and news outlets, according to data released by the struggling social media p...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter begins exec hiring to comply with India’s new IT rules

Twitter Inc’s India unit has appointed an interim chief compliance officer and will soon designate two other executives to comply with the country’s new IT rules, the s...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter loses immunity over user-generated content in India

Twitter Inc no longer enjoys liability protection against user-generated content in India as the stumbling US social network has failed to comply with new IT rules, the Indian gove...

Platform News: India and the Indian platform economy

Indian commerce minister says ‘Arrogant’ US ecommerce giants flout our laws

Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has ratcheted up the heat on US ecommerce giants like Amazon and Walmart, accusing them of arrogance and of flouting local laws by indulging i...

Jio Platforms

Google expands Jio partnership with Indian smartphone, cloud tie-ups

Google deepened its partnership with Reliance Jio with an “ultra-affordable” smartphone which could connect hundreds of millions of customers to high-speed mobile data ...

Platform News: Flipkart

India plans tighter e-commerce rules amid complaints

India proposed banning flash sales on e-commerce websites and their affiliate entities should not be listed as sellers on their platforms, in a proposed tightening of rules that co...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter’s India woes worsen as police summon chief over viral video

Police in India have summoned Twitter’s top official in the country to answer allegations that the struggling US platform failed to stop the spread of a video that allegedly ...

Flipkart

Walmart’s Flipkart challenges India court order on antitrust probe

Walmart Inc’s Flipkart has filed a legal challenge against the restarting of an antitrust probe into the company, arguing in a court filing that the investigation would cause ̶...

Platform News: Amazon packages ready for delivery

India to expedite Amazon, Flipkart antitrust probe

India’s antitrust watchdog plans to expedite a restarted probe into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour at Amazon.com and Flipkart, as it intensifies scrutiny of big-te...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Indian court deals blow to Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart in antitrust case

An Indian court has dismissed pleas by Amazon.com and Walmart’s Flipkart to quash an antitrust investigation into the business practices of the US firms, dealing them a blow ...