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Indian Government Won’t Censor Social Media Indian Government Won’t Censor Social Media
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According to Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal, no Indian government will ever crack down on social media, to try to calm fears of China-like censorship of sites like Google and Facebook. Still, a Delhi trial court recently forced 21 websites …

Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked

The Indian Microsoft store Web site has been hacked. The Web site is currently inaccessible, but it previously feature a message from a hacker group called EvilShadowTeam. From the language used in the hack and those claiming responsibility, the attack …

Vandals Deface Cleric’s Website Over Google, Facebook Complaints Vandals Deface Cleric’s Website Over Google, Facebook Complaints

Hackers have defaced the website of the Muslim cleric who petitioned the government of India concerning “objectionable” content on Facebook, Google, and other search and social networking sites. The website, FatwaOnline, is sponsored by the Islamic Peace Foundation of India …

Google Begins Censoring Content In India Google Begins Censoring Content In India
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Google and Facebook, among others, have begun complying with demands by the government of India that they filter religiously and socially objectionable content from their sites. A court in Dehli gave several internet companies – including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and …

Amazon.com Speculated To Launch in India, Calls Itself Junglee.com Amazon.com Speculated To Launch in India, Calls Itself Junglee.com
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Sources say that Amazon.com is developing a website for India called Junglee.com. According to the source, the page isn’t operational as of yet, but it is reportedly still in the developmental stages. Amazon.com is already preparing to launch a marketplace …

Google Smartphone Apps On Top In India Google Smartphone Apps On Top In India
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Google’s Android has blown onto the scene in India. Since the behemoth growth of Android in India in 2011, the country has exploded to the forefront in terms of shipment. A Nielsen Informate panel discovered Android users in India spent …

Facebook, Google Challenge India Prosecution Facebook, Google Challenge India Prosecution

Late last week we brought you news that the government of India had sanctioned prosecution of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others for their refusal to remove objectionable content from search and social networking sites. The High Court of India refused …

India Pursues Prosecution of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google India Pursues Prosecution of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google

The Indian government has initiated legal proceedings against a number of search, social networking, and technology companies. The government found sufficient cause to pursue prosecution of the companies for refusing to regulate offensive content. Ten of the 21 companies are …

India Denies Pre-screening Censorship Allegations India Denies Pre-screening Censorship Allegations

Last week we brought you news that by Indian minister of telecommunications Kapil Sibal had been meeting with executives from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo and asking them to pre-screen and remove content that his office regarded as offensive or …

Facebook, Google Respond to India Censorship Requests Facebook, Google Respond to India Censorship Requests
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Yesterday we brought you news that Indian telecommunications minister Kapil Sibal was planning to meet with representatives of Google, Facebook, and others to ask that they screen content his office deemed objectionable, so that it could not be posted to …

Mumbai Flash Mob Video Goes Viral Mumbai Flash Mob Video Goes Viral
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One of the most common and well-received types of flash mobs is the dancing variety. These spontaneous assemblies have a knack for hitting the interwebs and taking off quickly – a trend that is proven by this Indian celebration that …

Groupon Acquires 3 Deals Sites, Expands Into More Countries
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Groupon is launching in India, Israel, and South Africa as it has acquired similar deals sites in each of those countries – SoSata, Grouper, and Twangoo respectively. 

"Collective buying is in its infancy in India, Israel and South Africa and we see strong potential," said Rob Solomon, president and COO of Groupon. "Groupon is shaping the way local merchants market themselves in every corner of the world."

Facebook Extends Lead Over Orkut In India

For a long time, supporters of Google’s experiments in social media were able to point to Orkut’s success in Brazil and India.  In those countries, at least, the social network was dominant.  But Orkut fell behind in India last year, and new stats from Experian Hitwise show that Facebook’s made impressive gains since then.

Google Establishes New Call Center In Hyderabad
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India’s the second-most populous country in the world, and it looks like Google’s getting increasingly serious about acquiring customers there.  Today, Google opened a call center in Hyderabad designed to deal with local small and medium-sized businesses in any of four languages.

Google India To Hire “Hundreds Of Engineers”
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Google India’s HR managers may be in for a hectic time.  Days after Google announced $1,000 bonuses and ten percent raises for all the company’s workers, a high-ranking employee has committed to hiring at least 200 engineers in the country.

Facebook Tops Orkut In India
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For a long time, Orkut has been the one bright spot in Google’s social media stable; it’s been the sole product that became really popular in some markets, even as everything else struggled to gain users (and/or not get the axe).  Only new stats indicate that Facebook’s beaten Orkut in India, which represented one of its two strongholds.

India Sets Sights On Google, Skype After BlackBerry
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If they weren’t already doing so, Google’s lawyers should start paying attention to the BlackBerry encryption proceedings.  It turns out that India’s government intends to target Google (and Skype) once it’s finished trying to gain access to messages sent courtesy of RIM.

Indian Police Use Facebook To Issue 665 Tickets
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India is often considered a place of car guys’ nightmares, where the roads are packed with vehicles and anything from a motorcycle to a bus is likely to swerve across lanes and run red lights.  But Indian police are now addressing the problem in an innovative fashion, using Facebook as a sort of crowdsourced traffic camera.

Google Apps Goes To India
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A country that’s known for its fast-developing tech industry – and for its enormous population – should soon have improved access to Google Apps.  Google and Tata Communications announced a deal today that involves both Google Apps and India (for starters).

Facebook Gears Up For Big Expansion In India
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It’s full speed ahead for Facebook in India.  The company’s new office in the country is supposed to open within two months, and when it is running at full capacity, reports indicate that the office is supposed to accommodate a whopping 500 or so employees.

Google Maps Learns To Acknowledge Landmarks

A good drive can be one of life’s most enjoyable experiences.  But a bad one is, of course, no fun at all, and poor directions are often responsible for making things take a turn for the worse.  So Google appears to be overhauling the way in which it tells people to get from one point to another.