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A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace

Rue Crémieux is a picturesque street in Paris, with lovely colorful facades and old houses. And just like Notting Hill: it has become swarmed by Instagrammers and the residents have had enough. They want their peace back, so they are asking the city government to ban photo and video shoots on weekends and evenings. According […] The post A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, France, Paris, Ban, Tourists, Influencers, Notting Hill, Photography Ban, rue Cremieux


Rick Steves gets lost in the music and grandeur of Vienna

A visit to Vienna’s Bösendorfer piano factory on his first trip to Europe inspired a special appreciation of Europe — especially Vienna — in travel expert Rick Steves.
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Life, Vienna, Rick Steves


For sunshine, spiky-cool trees, and some of the best hiking and camping you’ll find, head to Joshua Tree

The subject of celebrity legend and climbers' enthusiasm, Joshua Tree is a worthy destination for outdoor activities at any speed you'd like, campsites adjacent to dramatic rock formations and nature at its surreal best.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Life, Joshua Tree


Weekend getaways: Bainbridge Island makes a ferry good escape plan for families

Want a kid-friendly day trip or weekend getaway that mixes history and adventure, beaches and books? Bainbridge Island, almost forgettably close, is your ticket.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Life, Bainbridge Island


European Commission slaps Google with €1.49 billion for violating EU anti-trust rules

The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion, or 1.29% of Google’s turnover in 2018, for breaching EU antitrust rules. The commission said that Google abused its market dominance by placing restrictions on third-party websites which prevented Google’s rivals from placing ads... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Eu, European Commission, Anti-trust


Lawyer petitions Supreme Court to quash ‘undemocratic’ Aadhaar ordinance

Reepak Kansal, a lawyer, filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking that the Aadhar ordinance be quashed. Kansal said that the Centre promulgated and approved the Aadhaar and Others Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 in a hurry, to overturn the Supreme Court’s verdict on Aadhaar, reported Business... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Government, Ordinance, UIDAI, Kansal, Aaadhaar, Reepak Kansal


Intermediary Liability Amendment: Counter Comments on Copyright Issues

By Roshni Sekhar and Siddharth Manohar The counter-comments submitted to MEITY on the draft amendment to the Intermediary Guidelines Rules, 2018 covered a range of issues, including the copyright issues in relation to Rule 3(2). Star India had in the initial comment period argued in favour of... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Safe Harbour, Star India, NAMApolicy, MeitY, Platform regulation, Roshni Sekhar, Siddharth Manohar


A finger in too many pies – India’s draft ecommerce policy barely scrapes the surface of any of the issues it raises

By Divij Joshi The Draft National E-Commerce Policy is an ambitious document – in the course of 42 pages, it aims to guide not only the future of India’s e-commerce sector, but the entirety of its digital economy. Unfortunately, this ambition is also its downfall – the policy’s articulation of... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, MeitY, Divij Joshi


Ola raises $300M from Hyundai and Kia, to work on fleet mobility and EV infrastructure

Ola has raised $300 million from South Korean car makers Hyundai Motor Group and Kia, it said in a statement. Ola has also signed partnerships with Hyundai and Kia where the three will work on becoming a “Smart Mobility Solutions Provider”, develop fleet and mobility solutions and work on... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Investments, Connected Devices, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Connected Cars, Hyundai, Kia, Ola, Hyundai Motor Group, Online Cab booking


Pine Labs acquires Amazon-backed Qwikcilver for $110 million

Pine Labs, a merchant platform based in Singapore, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Bengaluru-based gift card solutions provider Qwikcilver – which counts Amazon among its investors – for $110 million (approx Rs758 crore). It claims to manage an annualised gross transaction... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Singapore, India, E-commerce, Mergers & Acquisitions, Digital Payments, Qwikcilver, Pine Labs, Mergers And Acquisition


“It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Australian PM calls for global tech scrutiny

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after the New Zealand mosque shooting was live-streamed on Facebook last week. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japan’s prime... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Technology, News, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Social Media, Regulation, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit


Election Commission urges “voluntary restraint”; asks FB, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV to lay down code of ethics for elections

Social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV and the IAMAI will lay down a code of ethics for election-related operational details by today evening. In a meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora “exhorted the Social Media Organizations, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Regulation, Eci, Misinformation, Election Commission, Fake News


Updated: Swiggy, Zomato to respond to Uttarakhand’s food dept for serving meat in Haridwar’s restricted areas; our take

20 March: Swiggy and Zomato’s statements to MediaNama said: “At Swiggy we have deep regard for the city we operate in and complete respect for the sentiments of its people. We deeply regret the lapse in delivering non-veg food in the restricted area. We addressed this immediately and... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Government, Regulation, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, Swiggy, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Medianama, Online Food Delivery, Swiggy Zomato


Instagram marks e-commerce debut with new ‘checkout’ button for US users

Instagram on Tuesday debuted a new ‘checkout’ button that will let users buy products tagged for sale without leaving the platform. It is the photo and video sharing platform’s first foray into e-commerce. For now, the feature is limited to users in the US who use the beta version of the app, and... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Instagram, Shopping, US, E-commerce, Digital Payments


Xiaomi launches Mi Pay as a UPI app on Indian Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its UPI payment app, for Xiaomi smartphone users in India. MIUI users can install Mi Pay from the Mi Store. Users can login with their Mi account or use another account. With Mi Pay, users can also pay utility bills (water, electricity, gas, phone recharges) across 120... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, India, Policy, Regulation, Xiaomi, UPI, RBI, Digital Payments, Data Localisation


Enforcement Directorate probing Flipkart and Amazon for forex violations

The Enforcement Directorate is investigating Flipkart and Amazon for alleged violation of foreign exchange law, it has informed the Delhi High Court, per Business Standard. A case under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) has been registered against the two companies, the ED told the court,... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Fema, Flipkart, Enforcement Directorate


Google testing UPI to onboard offline retailers on Google Pay: report

Google Pay is testing UPI based transactions with unspecified point-of-sale (POS) providers to onboard retail merchants, reports the Economic Times. Currently, Google is running small scale pilots with retail stores, to rollout over the next few months, and gain momentum in this market, the report... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Commerce, Retail, UPI, Digital Payments, Offline Stores, Digitisation, Google Pay, Economic Times Currently Google


Genius Pack Supercharged will power up your phone and tablet simultaneously

With enough juice to power a smartphone up to four times and dual USB charges, the Genius Pack Supercharged carry-on bag can charge two devices simultaneously. The bag also uses eight 360-degree wheels and has a tough exterior shell. The post Genius Pack Supercharged will power up your phone and tablet simultaneously appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Trends, Genius Pack, Carry-on Bag


Ola and Uber to set up more kiosks at Delhi Metro stations: report

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has tied up with Ola and Uber to set up kiosks at multiple metro stations, reports the Times of India. The DMRC is looking to set up these kiosks at 218 of its 271 metro stations, in 400 identified spaces, which would be leased to these companies, the report... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Internet, Transport, Delhi, Ola, Delhi Government, Times of India, Delhi Metro, DMRC, Online Cab booking, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation DMRC


NAMA Digest: Developments at Oyo, Ola, Network 18, Truecaller, MobiKwik, Naspers and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem Naspers wants to invest $1 billion in India, which could see it increasing its presence in food delivery, reports Mint. Former Paytm VP Sonia Dhawan was... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, Video, News, India, Oneplus, Ola, Naspers, Truecaller, Wattpad, Paytm, Dot, Me, Makemytrip, Dailymotion, Cait


WhatsApp ties-up with Nasscom Foundation to hold workshops to fight fake news

WhatsApp has partnered with NASSCOM Foundation to run workshops to fight misinformation. The workshops will encourage people to “be mindful about forwarding rumors”, and will train people in tools which can be used to verify a forward, and how users can report problematic content to... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Elections, News, Internet, Whatsapp, Misinformation, NASSCOM, Nasscom Foundation, Fake News, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Will abolish angel tax if voted to power, says Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that if voted to power, the Congress would abolish the so-called angel tax — a 30% levy on foreign investments over Rs10 crore in Indian startups — that has long plagued the sector. Startups have long complained about the angel tax policies... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Congress, Policy, Rahul Gandhi, Angel Tax


Intermediary Liability: “Many problems need many solutions”, says S Gopalakrishnan, Jt Secretary, MEITY

There was some indication from from S Gopalakrishnan, Joint Secretary, MEITY about how the ministry is looking at its consultation on Intermediary Liability protections. Gopalakrishnan was speaking at the Future of Tech Policy in India event organised by SFLC.in. Key takeaways from his comments:... ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Policy, Event, Intermediary Liability, MeitY, SFLC, SFLC.in, Future of Tech Policy in India, Gopalakrishnan


Online learning platform Udemy to set up shop in India

Udemy, the online learning platform, is to get a local presence in India with an employee hub in Gurugram, according to a report in the Economic Times. According to chief executive Gregg Coccari, Udemy’s rapid growth in India is a testimony to the level of demand from students, instructors, and... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Education, India, Udemy, Economic Times, Gurugram, Gregg Coccari Udemy


Travel Wise | Fur flies over travel industry’s pet-cleanup charges

Traveling with a pet? You might get charged extra after your stay. Here's why — and how to cope.
Tags: Travel, News, Life


Travel Wise | An Iberia delayed-luggage problem — where’s their compensation?

Benedict Valenti's wife's luggage is lost — and then found — by Iberia Airlines. In the interim, she buys $495 worth of clothing and toiletries. Why is the airline balking at reimbursing her?
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Iberia, Iberia Airlines, Benedict Valenti


WhatsApp testing ‘search by image’ feature to combat fake news

WhatsApp is testing a new ‘search by image’ feature that could help tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform, according to a report on Wabetainfo. Also known as reverse image search, the new feature is undergoing internal testing and is not yet available publicly. It is not... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, India, Whatsapp, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Fake News


Updated: RBI says user needn’t pay handling fees for online movie ticketing: RTI

Update: BookMyShow told MediaNama that the handling charges are usually levied only on movie tickets and not on events seen in the Activities tab. Earlier today: The RBI has said that a user need not pay extra fees (usually the service’s handling charges) to book online movie tickets (specifically... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Entertainment, Internet, Ticketing, Bookmyshow, MDR, RTI, Digital Payments, Medianama, E-Ticketing, Card payments


51% of ad fraud came through e-commerce in 2018: TechARC digital report

TechARC’s report titled “India digital ad-fraud market” states that in 2018, ad fraud cost a total of $1.63 billion, contributing to 8.7% of the global fraud. Ecommerce contributed to over 51% of the total ad fraud in India, via customer acquisition, engagement and retention. Web platforms were... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, India, Advertising, Fraud


PayU India exposes multiple users’ card details: report

Payments company PayU India is leaving users’ credit and debit card information exposed on its dashboard, reported Srikanth Lakshmanan on Twitter. Lakshmanan claims that he was able to get TRAI chairman RS Sharma’s masked credit card number by simply entering his email address. Although... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Data Breach, Trai, Digital Payments, RS Sharma, Payu, Srikanth Lakshmanan, PayU India, Lakshmanan, PayUmoney



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