May 26, 2021 09:42 PM IST
Zoho founder and CEO Sridhar Vembu launched a fiery attack on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube over their reluctance to comply with India's new information technology rules, asserting that they have to operate according to the laws of the land and stop dictating terms.
Key excerpts from the interview:
"These platforms are already doing censorship. Take the Covid issue when they censored all discussions related to its origins in the Wuhan lab. So for them to turn around and accuse the Indian government of something is just hypocritical"
"If they want to operate in our country, they have to operate according to our laws. They don't get to make laws here"
"Sovereignty matters. India has to determine what is appropriate for our standards, our values, all of that. And we don't want a Facebook or Twitter dictating terms to us”
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The Supreme Court has said people have grave apprehensions that they will lose their privacy and it is the court's duty to protect them.
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WhatsApp Pay is built atop Unified Payments Interface or UPI, a payments infrastructure built by a coalition of large banks in India.
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In a decision that will have a huge impact on India’s payments space, NPCI has allowed WhatsApp to go live on its United Payments Interface.
- Nov 06, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Mark Zuckerberg, in a video message, said that the company had been working on WhatsApp UPI with the NPCI to ensure that it is secure and reliable.
- Nov 06, 2020 08:37 AM IST
Almost three years after being launched in a beta testing stage, NPCI has finally allowed WhatsApp to start payments with an initial limit of 20 million users.
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OTT services refer to applications and services that are accessible over the internet and ride on an operator's network. Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Hike are some of the popular and widely-used OTT services.
- Jul 24, 2020 01:12 PM IST
The WhatsApp multi-device feature is likely to be called Linked Devices, as per screenshots found in the beta version.
- Jul 15, 2020 09:19 AM IST
During the downtime, users were unable to send and receive messages as the app refused to connect.
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The app has launched QR Code stickers for quick chats between customers and businesses.
- Jun 15, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Once the feature is available, all your WhatsApp conversations and media files shared with other users on the platform will be accessible on multiple devices, much like Telegram Messenger.
- Apr 27, 2020 09:58 AM IST
JioMart is currently available in Kalyan, Thane and Navi Mumbai near Mumbai, and is expected to cater services to other parts of the country soon.
- Apr 26, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Launched in January, the web-only arm of Reliance Retail allows consumers to purchase from among 50,000 products including groceries and other essential items.
- Apr 22, 2020 07:48 AM IST
This has been done to further accelerate Reliance Retail’s New Commerce business on the JioMart platform using Facebook-owned WhatsApp and to support small businesses on the messenger
- Apr 21, 2020 09:41 AM IST
The new feature is being rolled out in the update 18.104.22.168 on iOS and 2.20.133 on Android.
- Mar 26, 2020 03:02 PM IST
The most significant usage was observed among people between the age group of 18 and 34.
- Mar 20, 2020 11:29 AM IST
Apart from the MyGov WhatsApp Chatbot, the government has also set up two helpline numbers — +91-11-23978046 and 1075 (toll-free) — and an email id (firstname.lastname@example.org) to resolve the queries of Indian citizens
- Feb 03, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Durov also pointed out that Bezos’ data would have been safe had he relied on Telegram, instead of Facebook’s WhatsApp.
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- Aug 14, 2019 10:11 AM IST
The feature also gives an option called ‘show content in notification’ that shows or hides messages in the notification preview.
- Jul 26, 2019 05:33 PM IST
The messaging platform currently has over 400 million users in the country.
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Whatsapp has given a statement that it is looking into the issue meaning that this problem has not been solved yet.
- Jun 27, 2019 02:11 PM IST
RBI norms require global payments services companies to store their data within India.
- Jun 18, 2019 01:39 PM IST
Ruchira Kondepudi talks about the reason behind the move and the way forward.