A year after Android debut, ‘WhatsApp Business’ is all set for iOS launch

The beta version of “WhatsApp Business” — a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses — has been made available for iOS users. “After the launch of the official WhatsApp Business for Android, which is a compatible version for iOS and a lot of users had asked, today it is finally available in beta,” […]

Govt mulling interoperability for public Wi-Fi network: Telecom Secy

The government is considering a proposal to enable interoperability for public Wi-Fi network, which will translate into a seamless connectivity experience for users, a top Department of Telecom official said Friday. Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said 3.7 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots have been deployed by the industry – against the stated commitment of rolling out one […]

US charges former top corporate Apple lawyer with insider trading

The former top corporate lawyer at Apple Inc was criminally charged by the US Department of Justice on Wednesday with insider trading ahead of six of the iPhone maker’s quarterly earnings announcements. Authorities said Gene Levoff exploited his positions as corporate secretary, head of corporate law and co-chairman of a committee that reviewed draft copies […]

At Kumbh this year, Vodafone-Idea tries to ensure families aren’t separated

Vodafone Idea has launched a slew of initiatives for ongoing Kumbh mela, including Milaap service aimed at ensuing safety of children and senior citizens, as well as location alerts and other digital solutions, the company said Thursday. The Milaap services, involves providing RFID (radio frequency identification) tags to children and senior citizens along with the […]

CJI Ranjan Gogoi sacks two SC staff for tampering with orders on RCom

In a late evening order on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi sacked two officers of the court who allegedly tampered with Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman’s directions asking Reliance Communications (RCom) chairman Anil Ambani to make a personal appearance in a contempt case. The two court masters were given marching orders for allegedly […]

Singtel reports double-digit drop in profit mainly on account of Airtel

Singaporean telecom operator Singtel reported a double-digit drop in profit and weak revenue growth for its fiscal Q3, with financials negatively impacted by decline in profit contribution from regional units, particularly Bharti Airtel. However, Singtel sounded positive on the scope for market stabilisation as guided by Airtel following Q3 results. The telecom operator saw third-quarter […]