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Monday, May 27, 2019

Twitter captures 2019 polls in 396 million tweets

Twitter content related to Lok Sabha elections recorded around 583 per cent growth between 2014 and 2019. The BJP swept the just-concluded general elections, winning 303 seats. Micro-blogging site Twitter too emerged victor with a record 396 million tweets related to the Lok Sabha polls between January 1 and May 23. ...more

Today’s headlines
Vodafone Idea, Jio deploying blockchain tech to keep spammers at bay
May be world’s largest blockchain solution use case in telecom: Analysts. More than a billion mobile phone users can expect a significant respite from pesky calls and messages, as Vodafone IdeaNSE 0.78 % and Reliance Jio Infocomm start to roll out ...more
Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' cryptocurrency in 2020
Mark Zuckerberg met governor of Bank of England last month to discuss decision. Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, allowing users to make digital payments in a dozen countries. ...more
Legal & Patents
Apple accused of selling iTunes customers’ data
Apple Inc was sued by customers who claim the company is unlawfully disclosing and selling information about people’s iTunes purchases as well as their personal data, contrary to the company’s promise in advertising that ‘What happens on your iPhone. stays on your iPhone’. ...more
Policy & Regulation
COAI urges new govt to ease telecom sector's financial woes, review spectrum prices
The industry hopes that the current level of 30 per cent levy would be reduced to provide a breather to the stressed sector. ...more
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