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Week after ‘Chinese’ app ban, Indian govt launches ‘Atmanirbhar’ app innovation challenge

Within a week of banning 59 ‘Chinese’ apps, the Indian government on July 4 launched an ‘app innovation challenge’, involving cash rewards and other incentives, to promote existing Indian apps, and help in the development of new apps. Flanked under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign, the “Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge” was launched on Saturday as a partnership between Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY) and the NITI Aayog...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, Government, China, India, Narendra Modi, Helo, Ladakh, Digital India, Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, TikTok Shein Clash of Kings, Shareit Kwai, Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Google, Apple remove majority of the banned Chinese apps, some still up on their app stores

Days after the Indian government  decided to ban 59 apps developed by Chinese companies, a majority of them have now been taken down from Apple and Google’s respective stores. A total of 54 apps were taken down from the Google Play Store, while  including Shareit, Kwai, and Club Factory. Four apps — Likee, Bigo Live, Viva Video, Vigo Video  — were also take down, but their “lite version” was still available. An app called YouCam Makeup was yet to be taken down at the time of publication. While t...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, China, India, Play Store, Vigo, App Store, Helo, India China, Google Apple, UC browser, Kwai, MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

India’s app ban decision ‘suspects’ of violating WTO rules: Chinese Embassy

The Chinese Embassy in India, on Tuesday, alleged that India’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, WeChat, Cam Scanner, and UC Browser, “abuses national security exceptions, and suspects of violating the WTO rules”. It is also against the “general trend” of international trade and e-commerce activities, and is “not conducive to consumer interests and the market competition in India”, the embassy said. “The Chinese side is seriously concerned with and firmly opposed to such action,...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Google Play Store, News, China, India, WTO, Vigo, Helo, India China, Singh, Chinese Embassy, UC browser, GATT, MeitY

Chinese apps ban: India-China cyber face-off

After the Indian government’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps, including the likes of TikTok, Shein, UC Browser, and WeChat, we put together a discussion where lawyers, public policy folks, and India-China experts discussed what this development means for bilateral relations between the two countries, and also the larger geo-political context. We discussed how exactly a Section 69A blocking order works, and the recourse these companies now have. We also discussed how this ban will be enforced an...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, China, Vigo, Helo, India China, UC browser, MeitY, Tiktok, TikTok Shein UC Browser

Delhi High Court disposes of ShareChat’s case against ByteDance’s Helo

The Delhi High Court last week disposed of a case filed by ShareChat against its rival Helo, which is owned by China’s Bytedance. The court set the case aside after Helo made various changes, including to its design and content, without being ordered to. The judgement is not yet available on the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, China, Social Media, Helo, Delhi High Court, Copyright Infrigement, Bytedance, ShareChat

Bytedance’s Helo takes down 160K accounts and 5M posts; hits 40 million MAUs

Bytedance’s Helo has taken down over 160,000 accounts and 5 million posts for violating its community guidelines. The company has not provided any specifics about the kinds of content it took down, how the posts violated its guidelines, or even if the content was election-related. Its worth... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Social Media, Helo, Platforms, Content Moderation, Fake News, Bytedance, Tiktok

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