Mar 21

TikTok Still Has Access To Years Of Indians’ Data, 3 Years After It Was Banned

  • Almost three years after TikTok’s largest market India banned the app, troves of personal data of Indian citizens who once used TikTok remain widely accessible to employees at the company.
  • Forbes has learned, almost anyone at the companies (TikTok and ByteDance) with basic access to their tools can retrieve and analyze granular data about past TikTok users in India.
Read More at forbes.com
Mar 21

Spotify Removes Bollywood Songs In Licensing Dispute

  • The music app Spotify was forced to remove the entire catalog of Bollywood songs from Zee Music Company after negotiations for a renewal of their licensing agreement failed to go through last week.
  • Users and fans of Bollywood music have been taking to social media to voice their displeasure over the move.
  • Some have even threatened to cancel their subscription with the app.
Read More at hindustantimes.com
Mar 20

Mumbai Apple Store Will Finally Open In April, Delhi To Follow

  • Apple is in the middle of preparing its first-party stores in India for launch, and the fruits of that labor could surface soon.
  • After hiring for the physical retail locations since the start of 2023, it seems that April will see at least one of the stores opening to the public.
  • According to sources, the flagship Mumbai store will open up in April. A second store in New Delhi will also open, sometime between April and June.
Read More at appleinsider.com
Mar 20

Indians Acquire 100 Patents For 6G Technology

  • Ashwini Vaishnaw, IT and Telecom Minister of India, recently awarded Indian scientists, engineers, academicians, and technicians with 100 patents in 6G technology.
  • Vaishnaw shared, "India is making significant strides with 5G technology; its rapid rollout of new networks around the world sets it apart."
  • She further noted that 5G network coverage has far exceeded its goal of 200 cities by March 31, 2023, with coverage now spanning 397 towns.
Read More at techradar.com
Mar 17

GPT-4 And ChatGPT Plus Subscriptions Now Available In India

  • OpenAI announced on Friday via Twitter that ChatGPT Plus subscriptions are now accessible in India.
  • The company stated that Indian users can now have early access to new features, including GPT-4, starting today.
  • Sam Altman tweeted, “we❤️ India. ChatGPT Plus subscriptions are now available in India. Get early access to new features, including GPT-4 today: https://chat.openai.com."
Read More at livemint.com