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    1. Large countries only need three solid service providers: Airtel’s Sunil Bharti Mittal

      Large countries only need three solid service providers: Airtel’s Sunil Bharti Mittal

      The comments come days after Bharti Airtel announced acquisition of Telenor's India unit.

      Most regulators still live in “analogue world”, India’s telecom tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal said, nudging them to allow consolidation while underlining that a large number of operators does not ensure greater competition. Large countries only need three service providers while smaller nations could be covered by two carriers, he said.

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    2. Recruitment start-up Belong raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital, others

      Recruitment start-up Belong raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital, others

      Last Modified: Tue, Feb 28 2017. 07 47 AM IST Recruitment start-up Belong raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital, others Recruitment start-up Belong to use funds to expand client base and improve product, launches BelongExperts—a marketplace of recruiters Subscribe to our newsletter. Mihir Dalal (From left) Belong co-founders Sudheendra Chilappagari, Rishabh Kaul, Vijay Sharma and Saiteja Veera.

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    3. No mechanism to stop uploading of obscene contents: Google

      No mechanism to stop uploading of obscene contents: Google

      Google India said informed the Center that it was almost impossible to trace a person before they uploaded such content on any website.

      The government raised its hands before the Supreme Court and conceded that as of now there is “no mechanism” to prevent uploading of obscene contents like videos of sexual violence on websites, before these are uploaded.

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    4. Vodafone to challenge TRAI’s clean chit to Reliance Jio free offers

      Vodafone to challenge TRAI’s clean chit to Reliance Jio free offers

      According to TRAI's verdict Reliance Jio's free offers did not violate any tariff norm.

      Vodafone told the Delhi High Court that it would amend its plea to challenge the two TRAI orders giving a clean chit to the free offers of Reliance JIO (RJIO). The submission was made after RJIO contended before Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva that Vodafone had not challenged the October 20, 2016 and February 2, 2017, decisions of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) by which it was held that RJIO’s free offers did not violate any tariff norm.

      Even the court told Vodafone ...

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    5. Moto G5, G5 Plus hands-on and first impressions

      Moto G5, G5 Plus hands-on and first impressions

      The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will launch in India on March 15. Here are our first impressions.

      The Moto G lineup has been quite popular in India courtesy of its combination of specifications, features and the price tag. Under Lenovo’s stewardship, Motorola has now unveiled its latest Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones at the ongoing MWC 2017. While the formula largely remains the same, this time around the design has been overhauled, and there’s a step up in terms of the overall build quality.

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    6. PM maps out way ahead for S'pore in tech, trade and trust between people

      PM maps out way ahead for S'pore in tech, trade and trust between people

      http://str.sg/4nsc Copy Some 100 innovators from around the Asia-Pacific sought Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's views on issues ranging from leadership and governance to change management during a question-and-answer session at last Friday's Camp Sequoia, an annual tech summit organised by Sequoia Capital India. Q I know technology is close to your heart. Could you share how you see that play a role for Singapore in the future? How would you like for it to evolve?

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    7. HPE, Tata Communications to build world’s largest IoT network in India

      HPE, Tata Communications to build world’s largest IoT network in India

      The HPE Universal IoT Platform will enable Tata Communications to serve more than 2,000 communities.

      At the ongoing Mobile World Congress here, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that it was working with Tata Communications to support the rollout of India’s first LoRaWAN (LoRa)-based network.

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    8. Ambitious Alibaba takes aim at the kings of cloud computing

      Ambitious Alibaba takes aim at the kings of cloud computing

      When you think of the biggest cloud players in the world, one company you might not consider is Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that held a record $25 billion U.S. IPO in 2014. Alibaba entered the cloud computing business in 2009, just three years after Amazon launched its cloud division, AWS — and Alibaba’s cloud computing efforts are among the ambitious projects that…

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    9. RBI deputy governor R Gandhi responds to the Watal panel report ; our take

      RBI deputy governor R Gandhi responds to the Watal panel report ; our take

      Last week, R Gandhi, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) responded to the recommendations of the Ratan Watal Committee report, which had been critical of the RBI regulating payments, had recommended the separation of payments and banking. Gandhi was speaking was at the launch of the BharatQR and used the platform to defend the RBI.

      Here are some of the takeaways and context around his statements:

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    10. Lenovo Tab 4 Series tablets launched at MWC 2017: Price, specifications and features

      Lenovo Tab 4 Series tablets launched at MWC 2017: Price, specifications and features

      The new Lenovo tablets are available with add-on packs for different set of users.

      Lenovo introduced new Tab 4 Series tablets at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The new tablets are available in 8-inch and 10-inch display sizes, run Android 7.0 Nougat, and are available in Wi-Fi+LTE and Wi-Fi only models. The 8-inch Tab 4 model is priced at $109 for the standard version while the Plus variant is priced at $199.

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    1. Census and household surveys are normally used as data sources to estimate rates of poverty. However, they aren't regularly updated — for example, censuses only take place every ten years — and in low income countries, surveys can be patchy.
      By Jessica Steele
    2. Paired with satellite data that has similar features, it can give a much more dynamic view of poverty and its geographic spread.
      By Jessica Steele
    3. Satellite data can provide us with excellent information about living conditions in rural areas, but in tightly packed cities it's more difficult. It's the reverse for mobiles as more masts in cities means more information, contrasted with the countryside where mobile receiving towers can be thinly spread.
      By Jessica Steele
    4. We are happy to be contributing to promoting and supporting innovative ideas out of spirited start-ups in India like DesiOPT. Telangana is one of the most progressive states and has set up a culture of
      By Shweta Rajpal Kohli
    5. When we go to LPs (for fundraising) they say that the best of the bigger venture capital funds in India haven't been able to return capital yet despite having Unicorns (billion-dollar startups) in their portfolios, and paper gains haven't shown us how to generate liquidity.
      By Karthik Reddy