ByteDance makes its remote-work app Lark free in India

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, ByteDance owned-Lark Technologies made its digital collaboration suite free in India as it competes with incumbent players – all of which are vying for increased business in the locked-down country. Lark is a platform for collaboration that brings together tools, including Messenger, Online Docs and Sheets, Cloud Storage, Calendar, and Video Conferencing. Read More …

Covid-19 impact may set India’s smartphone production back by four years

New Delhi: India’s share in global smartphone production is set to fall to the levels seen four years back, as factories have halted manufacturing activities due to the lockdown and demand is likely to stay weak till May-June, analysts said. India’s contribution to global smartphone production had jumped to 16 per cent in 2019 from Read More …

India has building blocks for successful rollout of digital government transfers: Report

As governments across the world are financially helping their citizens to ward off the economic distress due to the coronavirus pandemic, India is among the countries better placed as it has the building blocks for successful rollout of digital transfer of payments, a report has said. “India has been at the forefront, digitising programmes like Read More …

Irate Amazon users vent online about delayed deliveries

Bengaluru: Faced with delays or cancellation of orders of essential items, customers have taken to social media to criticise Amazon India in the past one week, after India imposed a 21-day nationwide lockdown to counter the Covid-19 virus outbreak. The essentials, such as staples, fast-moving consumer goods and other household items, were ordered through its Read More …

Government launches dedicated Twitter handle for COVID-19 updates

New Delhi: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday set up a dedicated Twitter handle for sharing news and updates about the novel coronavirus. The account is named #IndiaFightsCorona and uses the handle @CovidnewsbyMIB. Dear citizens, We should not get ‘infodemic’ while fighting against #CoronaOutbreak. It is important to be upda… https://t.co/XyTNngJ6Dv — #IndiaFightsCorona Read More …

Hexaware to see business impact in Q1-Q2 on account of Covid-19

Pune: IT services firm Hexaware Technologies said that certain business verticals would be impacted over the next two quarters as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but it was too early to comment on whether it would change its guidance for FY20. The company follows a Jan-Dec financial year, and CEO R Srikrishna said that Read More …

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