Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: apps

Social distancing makes South Korean chat app tycoon $1.2 billion richer

KakaoTalk, shares of which surged 55% this year, has 52 million users globally, including almost 90% of South Korea's population.

I downloaded Aarogya Setu app — the twist in season finale of Black Mirror lockdown

Israel, Singapore, Italy and others have left the choice of using the contract tracing app for Covid upon users. But Modi govt is creating an Aadhaar-like moment.

Apple, Google to boost privacy protections for Covid-19 contact-tracing tool

The companies said the system’s tracking keys will be generated in more random ways and Bluetooth data will now be encrypted.

India is the new lab for US tech giants to test apps before global release

India is now more popular to test apps than markets like China because it has the same growth dynamics but with fewer regulations.

Indians are Netflixing religion to match kundlis, find jobs, get a Green Card

A whole range of sanskaari apps now allow people to read their kundli and palms, as well as block porn — all on their phone. 

Uber, Ola and other ride-hailing apps are worsening the developing world’s traffic problems

In India, four major cities are estimated to be losing $22 billion annually to traffic congestion.

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Can we hold TikTok responsible for the spread of pornography in India?

TikTok, the 15-second video sharing app, has come under the scanner for 'spreading pornography'.

How an app is helping wild animals beat rash drivers

An app that looks to shortlist roadkill hotspots has helped reduce such accidents on a West Bengal stretch by 86%.

Mundane banter, a little cleavage — how Chinese apps are making young Indians rich

A host of video- and live-streaming-based apps have spawned a universe of celebrities whose fans are helping them earn some serious cash.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.