TDSAT directs DoT, MIB to furnish status report about Independent TV in four weeks

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has directed the department and telecom (DoT) and the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) to file a status report with respect to direct to home (DTH) operator Independent TV in four weeks. The tribunal has permitted the impleadment of DoT and MIB in the matter between


Google will charge phone makers for pre-installed android apps in Europe

Companies that grow into $800 billion monopolists tend to be pretty savvy. Devious, even. So it goes for Google. European regulators declared in July that Alphabet Inc.’s Google was abusing its power in the way it used its Android smartphone software to give the company a big leg up over rivals. Since then, it has


Indian tech CEO held in US for gaming H1-B process to help 200 foreigners

An Indian citizen, who was the CEO of two information technology companies in the US, has been arrested in connection with a multi-year visa-fraud scheme involving forged and fraudulent documents to get visas such as H1B for over 200 foreign workers. Pradyumna Kumar Samal, 49, was taken into custody as he arrived from an international


Netflix record Q3 subscriber growth dispels Wall Street worries

Netflix hooked 7 million new streaming subscribers from July to September, a third more than Wall Street had expected, reassuring investors who had worried the company was facing a slowdown in its fast-paced growth. The record number of additions in the third quarter brought Netflix’s customer base to 137 million worldwide, confirming its rank as