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From Clampdown On Social Media To 'Sanskari' OTT, How India's New Digital Media Guidelines Can Harm Its Growth

India, Feb. 26 -- "User privacy and the freedom of speech and expression have been sacrificed at the altar of the fake news menace," said a legal expert as the Indian government, on Thursday (February... Read More


Hindustan Times Media Makes Strategic Investment In Podcasting Startup Hubhopper

India, Feb. 26 -- Delhi-based podcast hosting, creation and distribution company Hubhopper has raised an undisclosed amount as a strategic investment from media giant Hindustan Times Media, which publ... Read More


JustDial Launches B2B Ecommerce Platform JD Mart To Take On Udaan, IndiaMart

India, Feb. 26 -- Mumbai-headquartered hyperlocal search engine JustDial has launched its B2B ecommerce portal, JD Mart, to take on IndiaMart and Udaan. The platform will connect bulk buyers with whol... Read More


KSUM's Seeding Kerala 2021: Four Startups Funded, Grants Awarded To 93 Startups

India, Feb. 26 -- The sixth edition of Seeding Kerala, the annual initiative of the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), saw its grand finale on February 13, 2021, and went virtual for the first time this y... Read More


To Avoid Govt Scrutiny, Flipkart Will Cap Sellers' Business At 5% On Platform

India, Feb. 26 -- Homegrown ecommerce giant Flipkart is planning to introduce a third layer of sellers, codenamed gamma sellers, to reduce the dominance of preferred retailers that account for a large... Read More


Indian Newspaper Society Asks Google To Pay 85% Of Ad Revenue To News Publishers

India, Feb. 26 -- The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) has asked Google India to ensure that the country's news publishers are paid 85% of the advertising revenue for their content, as Google uses this ... Read More


RBI Rejects Amazon, Netflix's Demand To Store Customers' Credit Card Details

India, Feb. 26 -- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reportedly rejected the request of top merchants - Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Flipkart and Zomato - to store customers credit card details as the... Read More


Electric Vehicles This Week: Flipkart & Amazon Push For Clean Delivery Fleets, Budget EV Model Outsells Tesla In China

India, Feb. 25 -- Homegrown ecommerce giant Flipkart is looking to deploy 25K electric vehicles (EV) to its delivery fleet by 2030. The Walmart-owned company will also create charging infrastructure a... Read More


Amazon, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank & Others To Present Joint NUE Proposal To RBI

India, Feb. 25 -- Ecommerce giant Amazon, along with ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Visa, will reportedly present a proposal to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for setting up a New Umbrella Entity (NUE). ... Read More


Zomato Hikes Delivery Partners' Salaries To Compensate Them For Higher Fuel Prices

India, Feb. 25 -- Online food delivery unicorn Zomato, on Thursday (February 25), announced that it has increased the salaries of its delivery partners/executives by 7-8% to make up for the skyrocketi... Read More