Xiaomi further localizes India supply chain via BYD, DBG partnerships

China’s Xiaomi had dominated the Indian smartphone market for three consecutive years until recently losing the top spot to Samsung. It has played by the Indian government’s rulebook to support domestic manufacturing, making smartphones in India rather than shipping them from its home country of China. Now it is further ramping up production in India … Read more

Google Pay to Roll Out Personalised Rewards and Recommendation Feature for Indian Users: What It Means

Google Pay is gearing up to introduce a new personalisation feature in India that looks to offer relevant deals and better recommendations. However, if you enable this feature, Google will gain access to sensitive information like your transaction history, your forms of payment, and other data. The new “Personalisation with Google Pay” feature looks to … Read more

Russia slows down Twitter amid crackdown on social media platforms fueling dissent

Russian authorities said Wednesday they are slowing down the speed of uploading photos and videos to Twitter over its failure to remove banned content — part of growing efforts to curb social media platforms that have played a major role in amplifying dissent.  The state communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said it began the slowdown after it said Twitter failed to remove … Read more