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Xiaomi to launch Indian data centre in world’s third-largest smartphone market

Xiaomi, the leading Chinese smartphone company, has announced that it plans to open a data centre in India by June this year to support its expansion into the Indian market. According to the Beijing-based firm the move responds to Indian security concerns over the protection of user data, raised by the Indian Air Force and… Read More

India crucial to global internet connectivity, says Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a partnership with Reliance Communications to launch an Indian version of the free mobile data service Internet.org. The app will offer Indian users free access to basic internet services for education, news, travel, health, jobs, and communication across 38 websites. “One day, we will connect everyone, and the power… Read More

Twitter announces new R&D centre in India

Twitter has opened a new research and design centre in Banagalore following the acquisition of Indian startup ZipDial last month, according to a report in the Financial Times [pay-wall]. The R&D centre will be the first of its type outside of the States, and the ZipDial team will form the basis for the new project. The Banaglore-based… Read More

Twitter in talks to acquire Indian tech startup ZipDial

Twitter is looking to expand its relationship with Indian startup ZipDial Mobile Solutions with an acquisition deal in the range of $30mn to $40mn (approx. £20mn to £26mn), according to recent reports. As the second most populated country in the world after China, India has one of the biggest online audiences globally. The country is… Read More

App looks to conquer unhealthy smartphone addiction

Indian start-up Emberify has launched a new app seeking to curb society’s growing smartphone addiction, a trend which has raised concern around decline in health and social skills. The lifestyle app, named Instant, automatically monitors smartphone usage, tracking and visualising how often a user unlocks their mobile device and for how long the screen remains active… Read More