Bismah Malik

Biden administration’s visa policy shift offers relief for IT 

The change of guard in the United States—one of the key markets for India’s IT industry—has already signaled a positive change as far as the H-1B issue is concerned.

23 Jan 2021

Ministry of Electronics asks Whatsapp to withdraw changes to privacy policy, disclose data sharing practice

The action by Meity comes at a time when the proposed Data Protection Bill is in advanced stages and may be tabled in the parliament during the upcoming Budget session.

19 Jan 2021

PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore 'startup India seed fund' 

Under the scheme, grants up to Rs 20 lakh will be provided to the startups for 'Proof of Concept' whereas funding up to Rs 50 lakh can also be availed for commercialization.

16 Jan 2021

WhatsApp defers its privacy policy until May 15, Signal downloads soar 9483%

The messaging service saw its installs fall by 35% from January 6-10 to 1.3 million during January 6-10 from 5.2 million a week before. Instant messaging firm Signal's downloads spiked by 9483%.

16 Jan 2021

Q3 results: Infosys, Wipro beat street estimates as demand climate improves

Both the firms reported some of the largest deal-wins in their history during Q3 as well as cuts in discretionary spending which led to expansion in the operating margins

13 Jan 2021

WhatsApp under fire after experts flag privacy bugs

WhatsApp said in a statement on Monday that it had informed Google of the 'no-index tag', which excluded several links from being indexed on the search engine.

12 Jan 2021

WhatsApp privacy controversy: Invite links appear on Google, calls to boycott grow louder

Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked his 41.9 million users on Twitter to use the Signal app.  Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma too dived into the debate.

11 Jan 2021

Shifting consumer patterns boost e-grocery business

Not only has the segment seen large players like Amazon, Flipkart expanding beyond tier-II and III towns , niche platforms have also surpassed pre-Covid revenues.

07 Jan 2021

Future of workplace set to be hybrid as employers gauge productivity

However, employees also shared concerns about not having access to right technologies and the blurring of boundaries between work and personal lives in a remote work arrangement.

03 Jan 2021

IT sector to double down on digital business this year

With the likelihood of a more relaxed visa regime in the US with the change in administration, analysts have placed their bets on IT majors as well as mid-cap firms for the next year. 

01 Jan 2021

Unscathed by Covid, IT sector to see revenue jump

Despite pandemic, the digital services sector continued to thrive, even announcing hikes and promotions for its employees 

01 Jan 2021

Kiranas set to be kings in India’s rapidly growing online retail market

India’s traditional brick and mortar stores not only proved to be crisis-resilient during the pandemic, they have also managed to successfully transition operations to online platforms.

31 Dec 2020

Why kirana will be king in India’s growing online retail space

COVID-19 has blurred the faultlines between the retail and e-commerce industry and underlined the significance of neighbourhood kirana stores who were lured by corporate heavyweights

29 Dec 2020

Employment growth up 22 per cent across e-commerce

The sudden increase in demand has forced companies to drastically step up hiring across the logistics, supply chain, customer care services and engineering divisions.

29 Dec 2020

India’s job market on road to recovery post pandemic onslaught

According to a recent Linkedin workforce index survey, which quizzed 1,000 workers every two weeks since April, the optimism in the job market has gradually returned.

27 Dec 2020