Friday, 7 October, 2022
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Joining global trend, India likely to bring law for Big Tech to pay news publishers for content

Getting tech giants to share revenue for news content is an 'important issue' & 'needs to be tackled legislatively', Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said Saturday.

Does reputation matter? What Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial, Trump & ‘hurt sentiments’ teach us

They say a company’s reputation is its most valued asset. But how many companies will suffer any serious damage after even successive misdemeanours?

Metaverse is exciting, futuristic technology. But we need to ponder over its potential misuse

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Caste-afraid Indians in US tech companies are hogging diversity quota of Blacks, Hispanics

Google doesn't like to talk caste and 48.3% of its employees in the US are White with the second largest group being Asians who constitute 43.2% of the workforce.

Googling controversial people? Language matters more than you think

Research shows how Google’s search engine can normalise conspiracy theorists, hate figures and other controversial people. We must be careful.

Google joins Amazon to mull a bid for Indian Premier League

Alphabet Inc., owner of search engine Google, has flagged an interest in bidding for the broadcast rights of IPL, joining the ranks of dozen media giants vying for the coveted asset.

Google to allow android apps like Spotify to bill users directly

If a user chooses to pay Spotify directly instead of using Google’s billing system, Spotify won’t have to give Google its entire 15% fee, thus lowering app charges.

Apple, Google & Microsoft oppose Texas anti-transgender order

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said Thursday that he was 'deeply concerned' about laws being enacted across the US that affect members of the LGBTQ+ community.

‘Annoyed, feel violated’, say users as Google hasn’t fixed Speech Services bug for over a month

The bug: The Speech Services for Google app won't stop downloading and a user can't 'force stop' it. Android users have been commenting on the issue since at least January.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

On Camera

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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