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No “WhatsApp” on Reliance Jio Phone

The zero-rupee Jio phone which was recently launched offering lifelong free voice calls bundled with 4G data streaming will not have popular chatting application Whatsapp on it. The company is preparing to launch it in the second half of August. However, there is sad news as the Jio phone will[Read More…]

These smartphones will not support WhatsApp in 2017

WhatsApp had announced the discontinuation of its services for older smartphones by the end of 2016, earlier this year. In a technology upgrade, WhatsApp planned to phase out compatibility with older phones as they plan to focus on the mobile platforms that vast majority of people use. “While these mobile[Read More…]

Techno-relationships and SM Trials

An old joke when I was growing up is that men always took to their heels with the “M” word. This has slowly and steadily changed. Today men and women are not running from the M word but the C word. Commitment issues are way more disparaging than having a[Read More…]

Hike raises $175 million in funding, to take on WhatsApp in India

Instant messaging application Hike raised $175 million (₹1,200 crore) from China’s Tencent and Taiwanese firm Foxconn, marking one of the biggest transactions in the Indian startup industry this year. Its existing investors, Tiger Global, Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank Group, also participated in the round of funding. This takes the valuation of[Read More…]

BJP Jharkhand chief Tala Marandi quits amid internal ‘unrest’

Jharkhand BJP chief Tala Marandi resigned on Wednesday, highly-placed sources tell Newsd. BJP president Amit Shah had summoned Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das and Tala to New Delhi following internal issues in the state unit. It was during this meeting that Tala quit. Newsd had earlier reported that Marandi’s son, Munna Marandi, married a 11-year-old minor.[Read More…]

WhatsApp to bring fake news verification model Verificado in India

SC quashes petition seeking ban on WhatsApp

The Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by Haryana-based activist Sudhir Yadav to ban social messaging application WhatsApp. His reasoning included that it is a threat to national security as it enables terrorists to communicate given its end-to-end encryption. The apex court asked Yadav to approach the Centre or any[Read More…]

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