Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: apps

Fahad Hanif is leveraging Artificial Intelligence to create useful apps for consumers

His AI-based selfie app ‘Topi AI’ is topping the charts on Google Play Store and is ranked among the top three competitors for the world's top AI projects.

After ‘Sulli Deals’, now ‘Bulli Bai’ app lists Muslim women ‘for sale’. Delhi Police lodges FIR

A few months ago, a website called ‘Sulli Deals’ with similar content was pulled down. After targeted women call out ‘Bulli Bai’, Delhi Police says case registered on journalist’s complaint.

On acquisition spree, Byju’s buys higher education platform Great Learning for $600 mn

The acquisition marks an entry to higher education segment for Byju’s as it plans to combine its technology with Great Learning’s courses in areas such as design and cloud computing.

Too many apps, no real innovation. Cute Tech is ailing Indian technology

India needs to emulate small countries like Taiwan & Israel that have built focused and niche high-tech sectors, not obsess over China and its ambitious plans.

This buzzy, new app is beating Instagram, Zoom, WhatsApp and TikTok

Technology titans, political figures and leaders in entertainment are driving another wave of exponential growth for the app, not only in the U.S. but also around the world.

Hyderabad police find ‘Chinese link’ in instant loan apps cases that ‘drove 3 to suicide’

Police say unauthorised lenders shamed, harassed and even threatened borrowers online, links have been found to Indonesia and a 'Chinese national'.

UPSC, JEE-NEET, robotics — you can study for almost everything online in India now

Edtech in India gets a boost under Covid as old and new platforms claim massive user, revenue spurt. Report claims users doubled to 9 crore from 4.5 crore between 2019 and 2020.

Multitasking between different digital media linked to memory failure, finds Stanford study

Researchers studied brain activity and pupil dilation to discover that engaging with multiple digital media simultaneously led to an inability to recall events, even in young adults.

India needs laws to regulate app stores but first know how Google, Apple control the system

Google's attempt to bring its model of operation closer to Apple’s App Store and build a similar tightly controlled mobile environment has been thwarted. But for how long?

Why Indian app developers are most vocal in resisting Google’s 30% ‘gatekeeper’s fee’

Google has decided to strictly impose a 30% fee on all digital purchases through Play Store, but backlash from Indian firms has caused it to push back deadline.

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.