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Paytm has raised $1 billion to battle Walmart’s PhonePe and WhatsApp

Paytm has raised $1 billion to battle Walmart’s PhonePe and WhatsApp

Rumours of a $2 billion fundraise have been doing the rounds for half a year now.
In the age of fake news, most urban Indians still trust WhatsApp

In the age of fake news, most urban Indians still trust WhatsApp

India's go-to messenger for personal information as well as business data.
Small-town India is splurging on luxury—and here’s what it’s buying

Small-town India is splurging on luxury—and here’s what it’s buying

Overall luxury spending grew by 4% between 2013 and 2018 in the country.
After Facebook, Google will now vet political ads ahead of India’s elections

After Facebook, Google will now vet political ads ahead of India’s elections

Over a month after Facebook said it would launch a digital library of political advertisements in India, Google has announced it will do the same.…
WhatsApp is going global with a restriction used to fight fake news in India

WhatsApp is going global with a restriction used to fight fake news in India

Over six months after WhatsApp decided that, in India, a message can be forwarded to only five recipients at once, the company has imposed the…
Emails from a World Bank official reveal why India shouldn’t brag about $11 billion Aadhaar savings

Emails from a World Bank official reveal why India shouldn’t brag about $11 billion Aadhaar savings

Government officials in India have often boasted that Aadhaar, the controversial national biometric identity programme, has saved the country billions of dollars by eliminating fraudulent…
In 2019, Google could shake up India’s luxury smartphone market

In 2019, Google could shake up India’s luxury smartphone market

India’s luxury smartphone market is all set for disruption in 2019. At long last, Google is set to break Samsung and Apple’s dominance on India’s…
Elections in the world’s largest democracy have serious technology issues

Elections in the world’s largest democracy have serious technology issues

Technology seems to be tripping up the electoral process in the world’s largest democracy with disturbing frequency. Of late, two key issues have threatened the…
Why some Indian politicians claim to be poorer than their wives

Why some Indian politicians claim to be poorer than their wives

A curious phenomenon has taken hold among Indian politicians in a key state election. Some candidates in the large, central state of Madhya Pradesh, which…

Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Reveals He Was Scammed Out of $70K Worth of Bitcoin

He now owns just one Bitcoin, which is "enough to experiment."

Woz got scammed out of $70,000 worth of bitcoin

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has a cautionary tale for people hoping to strike it rich off bitcoin. During an appearance at the Economic Times global business summit, Woz admitted that he had been
Apple’s new chief in India has a lot to fix

Apple’s new chief in India has a lot to fix

It’s turning out to be a difficult December for Apple in the subcontinent. On the heels of a substantial slowdown in revenue, the tech behemoth…