Govt To Waive Service Tax On Card Transactions Up To Rs 2,000


Government will waive service tax on debit and credit card transactions of up to Rs 2,000 in a bid to promote digital transactions amid cash crunch following withdrawal of old Rs 500 and 1,000 banknotes. The government has decided to “exempt services by an acquiring bank to any person in relation to settlement of an

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Silicon Valley Seeks To Benefit From India’s Startup Growth


With India witnessing immense startup growth, the Silicon Valley has invited a group of top 30 Indian startupsproviding Software as a Service (SaaS) products at a global scale to establish links with Fortune 500 companies in the US. The event, StartupBridge India, aims to raise awareness among senior executives of large US companies about India’s

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After Rahul Gandhi, Congress Hacked On Twitter, Threat To Post Emails


Hours after abusive tweets were posted on Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter page and the account renamed, his Congress party’s account was hacked. The government has ordered an investigation and asked for the Twitter activity of both accounts in the past week. The Congress spoke to officials of the Information Technology Ministry and also complained to the

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Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Has Been In Pilot In Rural India For Over A Year


Facebook Express Wi-Fi service is in the news again in India with reports saying the social media giant has started testing the service. Express Wi-Fi service is nothing new from the company; had first reported in 2015 how the service was being tested in rural India. This was also around the time Facebook’s Free

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Modi Advocates Cashless Transactions In UP rally


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today exhorted people for cashless transactions even as he hit out at the opposition parties for their anti-demonetization pitch. Addressing a public rally at Kushinagar district in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Modi stressed cashless transactions were as easy as people recharging their mobile phone. He noted with the growing outreach of technology,

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Facebook Wants A Larger Slice Of The Digital Advertising Pie From India Inc


Facebook India is helping brands translate campaigns and ads on its platforms to business as it seeks to become a more relevant platform for advertisers. This could also translate to larger piece of the fast growing digital advertising pie in India. Facebook also sees the current demonetization helping curb black economy and drive the digital

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IndiTatva, A New eCommerce Startup For Exclusive ‘Made in India’ Handicrafts


IndiTatva, a new eCommerce startup venture by TriCycle Tribe in the handloom and handicrafts segment offers an exclusive and enormous range of curated products from different parts of India. IndiTatav brings the handcrafted and hand-woven treasures of artists across India into the lives of the new-age Indians with a contemporary twist. Ranging from Art to

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India’s Millennials To Lead In Internet Spending Growth: Morgan Stanley


India’s millennials, about 28 per cent of the population, will drive the internet growth especially online transactions in the coming years, a top Morgan Stanley official has said. “These young people are going to be a lot open to adopting technology and become conduit for improving tech penetration within the entire population as well,” said

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The Necessity Of Mobile Application In The Business Era


As the digitalization has stepped into our lives having everything present at your fingertips is something that has gone ingrained in our brains. Railway ticket booking, air booking, online shopping, online booking of the priest, and almost everything from the needle to an elephant can be sorted through the internet. Initially, it was our desktops

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Facebook and Google Won’t Let Fake News Sites Use Their Ad Networks


The changes still don’t stop the companies from enabling the spread of misinformation. It just got harder for fake-news websites to make money from ads. Within hours of each other on Monday evening, Facebook and Google both announced that sites that intentionally deceive or mislead visitors won’t be allowed to use the internet giants’ advertising

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