Daily Archives: May 6, 2017

Russia blocks Chinese instant messaging app

Russia has banned Chinese instant messaging app WeChat, saying its operator failed to register with the appropriate authorities. Vadim Ampelonsky, spokesman of Russian telecommunication watchdog Roskomnadzor, said on Friday: “WeChat did not provide the contact information necessary for registration with authorities”, Xinhua news agency reported. WeChat is the most popular messenger app in China and

Emotive connect with Infosys to remain forever: Kris Gopalakrishnan

Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder and former CEO of Infosys, has said that even though he is no more professionally engaged with the company, the emotional connect will never go away. The IT veteran’s comments assume significance at a time when there is an ongoing spat between the Infosys management and founders over a range of issues,

USA Today wants FBI to probe Facebook spammers

The parent company of the USA Today daily has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to probe the increase of spammers on its official page Facebook page that accounts for half of the newspaper’s followers on the social media giant. According to a report in USA Today on Friday, Facebook removed millions of fake

Netflix, Apple TV in a fix: Putin restricts streaming services in Russia

Vladimir Putin signed into law on Monday a bill that will severely restrict foreign streaming services’ access to the Russian market, a move experts say is the culmination of an intense lobbying campaign waged by domestic providers. The law, which was approved by Russia’s two legislative bodies, the Federative Council and the State Duma, in

Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV goes live

Republic TV, led by popular prime-time news anchor Arnab Goswami, went live earlier Saturday. The channel’s broadcast began with a monologue by Goswami thanking the viewers for their ‘patience’ and explaining at length the reason behind the birth of the new channel. “…when the unscrupulous legal notices came, you supported me. For that support, I