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WhatsApp blocked in China by authorities after a few insights in the course of recent months:

Security specialists have conformed that China has blocked prevalent informing stage WhatsApp in its area. Clients of WhatsApp in China have confronted intrusions in the course of recent months as clients were banned from sending or getting pictures and recordings, yet the present boycott has been affirmed to apply to instant messages too. Nadim Kobeissi, a connected cryptographer at Symbolic Software affirmed to The New York Times in a report that the administration was influenced in the nation and it included instant messages too. “This is not the average specialized technique in which the Chinese government blue pencils something,” Kobeissi said. The cryptographer who works at an examination start-up based out of Paris likewise included that the boycott instant messages on W...

Google to launch localized digital payment service TEZ app for india.

  After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a new mobile wallet in India that will let users link up their phones to their bank accounts to pay for goods securely in physical stores and online, and for person-to-person money transfers. “Send money home to your family, split a dinner bill with friends, or pay the neighbourhood chaiwala. Make all payments big or small, directly from your bank account with Tez, Google’s new digital payment app for India,” Google notes in its information portal about the new app. Tez is launching today on iOS and Android in the country and will see Google linking up with several major banks in the country by way of...

Mobile Internet in India to touch 500 million users by 2017

The number of mobile Internet users in India is projected to hit 236 million mobile Internet users by 2016, says a new IAMAI-KPMG report. It further projects that mobile internet user-base will reach 314 million by 2017. This is no surprise, considering the recent MAIT report that said, smartphone sales are in a growth mode, rising 33% during fiscal year 2014-2015. This impressive growth would drive India to become one of the leading Internet markets in the world with more than 50% of Internet user base being mobile-only Internet users. With mobile internet user base increasing significantly, the government’s Digital India Initiative leads the way, collaboration among mobile Internet ecosystem stakeholders and innovative content and service offerings from mobile-based services players. Mea...

Bangalore scripts start-up success in the country

In India, Bangalore continues to be a start-up hotspot. The city has shot up four places in the latest Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking by San Francisco-based Compass, a research firm that provides global benchmarking tools. The world’s 2nd fastest growing start-up ecosystem, has the youngest entrepreneurs, says study. Their current rankings have new entrants, cities climbing the rungs of success while those that slipped. Bangalore ranks 15 and is the only Asian city apart from Singapore to figure in the top 20. The city scores big time on exit valuations. Bangalore witnessed five times more exit value last year than it did in 2012. Across twenty startup cities, the average value was up 78 percent, so Bangalore outstripped them handily. But Berlin did even better, thanks to the IPOs ...

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