Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal defends ‘Airtel Zero’, expresses support for net neutrality

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Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal defends ‘Airtel Zero’, expresses support for net neutrality

In the eye of the storm over net neutrality, Bharti Airtel has said it will always provide same treatment to every website and application irrespective of whether they are on its toll free platform or not. Launched last week, Airtel Zero is an open-marketing platform that allows customers to access certain mobile apps for free with charges being borne by the app makers. More →
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg again defends Internet.org amidst companies withdrawing their support

By on April 17, 2015 at 6:13 PM.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg again defends Internet.org amidst companies withdrawing their support

While the net neutrality debate rages on in India, Facebook’s Internet.org partners in India have been withdrawing their support. Despite this, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is defending the initiative, saying that he strongly disagrees with critics. More →
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik comes out in support of net neutrality

By on April 17, 2015 at 4:18 PM.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik comes out in support of net neutrality

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday batted for net neutrality across India. "I have been closely following the net neutrality debate since the past week," Patnaik said in a letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Rahul Khullar.  More →
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1 in 5 Internet users think their passwords are of no value to hackers: Study

By on April 17, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

1 in 5 Internet users think their passwords are of no value to hackers: Study

One in five Internet users assumes their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, according to a survey. However, passwords are the keys to the account holders' personal data, private lives, and even their money - and if they are stolen the consequences can affect not only individual users, but also their contacts, warned a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. More →
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Net neutrality: Internet and Mobile Association of India accuses TRAI of favoring telecom operators

By on April 16, 2015 at 4:55 PM.

Net neutrality: Internet and Mobile Association of India accuses TRAI of favoring telecom operators

As the debate continues on net neutrality, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) alleged that TRAI was furthering the agenda of telecom operators on this issue, even as the submissions received by the regulator neared 8-lakh level on the matter. More →
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Times Group expresses support for net neutrality, to withdraw from Internet.org

By on April 16, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

Times Group expresses support for net neutrality, to withdraw from Internet.org

The movement for net neutrality gained further strength as individuals and organizations voiced their support alike, including technology evangelist Sam Pitroda and the Times Group. "#NetNeutrality is the only way forward for India of the future. Short-term issues cannot be allowed to create fog and confusion in the minds of people #NetNeutrality," Sam Pitroda tweeted. More →
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Online hotel bookings in India to hit $1.8 billion by 2016: Google

By on April 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Online hotel bookings in India to hit $1.8 billion by 2016: Google

Online hotel bookings in the country will touch $1.8 billion by 2016, as more Indians turn to the Internet for finalizing travel plans, according to Google. "Consumer confidence to do online hotel bookings is on the rise in India, with an estimated 8.4 million Indians likely to book hotels online by 2016... the online hotel booking Industry will be worth $1.8 billion from the current $0.8 billion," a report by Google India stated. More →
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‘Internet.org can co-exist with net neutrality’, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says

By on April 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM.

‘Internet.org can co-exist with net neutrality’, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says

Amid a raging debate on ensuring equal Internet access for all, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg today rejected criticism that his Internet.org program, which has RCom as a partner in India, is against the concept of Net Neutrality. Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative, which states that it aims to bring five billion people online in partnership with tech giants like Samsung and Qualcomm. More →
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‘Flipkart has always supported net neutrality’, says co-founder Mukesh Bansal

By on April 14, 2015 at 5:33 PM.

‘Flipkart has always supported net neutrality’, says co-founder Mukesh Bansal

Flipkart co-founder Mukesh Bansal said that Flipkart has always been in favor of net-neutrality and will continue doing so as it is extremely important both from consumer's point of view and all the players who are providing services on that. More →
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