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...

Platform News: Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors from Intel

One billion for every chip-maker who ‘makes in India’

India is said to be offering more than $1 billion in cash to each semiconductor company that sets up manufacturing units in the country as it seeks to build on its smartphone assem...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

Facebook to curb hate speech as Indian states go to polls

Facebook Inc said it was taking steps to combat hate speech and misinformation in India as the world’s biggest democracy started its months-long multi-phase elections in four...

Platform News: Twitter App

India slams Twitter amid face off over content; lawmakers spark exodus

India has rebuked Twitter for not complying with its orders to take down certain content and warned the social media giant that it needs to obey local laws, even as Indian lawmaker...


Delhi lawmakers summon Facebook India chief over riots

A panel of local lawmakers at New Delhi have summoned Facebook’s leading executive in India to answer allegations that it did not correctly apply hate speech rules and rules,...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India’s opposition parties quiz Facebook over political bias

Opposition lawmakers from an Indian parliamentary board accused Facebook of favouring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a meeting to question the social media giant on...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Twitter confirms account of Indian PM Modi’s personal website hacked

Twitter has now confirmed that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked using a series of tweets asking its followers to contribute to ...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian Prime Minister Modi closes his Weibo account

Sina Weibo said it has deleted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account at the request of the Indian embassy, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer.

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix, Facebook to cut data traffic in India to ease network congestion

Streaming service Netflix Inc and social media giant Facebook Inc said on Tuesday they would reduce the amount of data their services use to ease congested telecoms networks in Ind...


India lays out $6 billion roadmap to boost electronics manufacturing

India’s cabinet has approved a 480 billion rupees (approximately $6.37 billion) plan to boost electronics manufacturing and woo large investment to a country which, following...