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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

Damon Xi promoted to head UCWeb in India and Indonesia

Alibaba-owned mobile business company UCWeb has promoted Damon Xi as the head of UCWeb for India and Indonesia. Xi will now be responsible for the UCWeb ecosystem and content co-operation. He had been appointed the general manager of UCWeb India, in December last year, and was overseeing business development. Prior to joining Alibaba Group, Xi headed global operation and strategic partnerships at Tencent for over three years, and before that he was the director of strategic planning at Alcatel M...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Indonesia, India, Alibaba, Tencent, Industry Moves, UC browser, Ucweb, UC News, Damon Xi, UCWeb India, Alibaba Group Xi, Alcatel Mobile

Alibaba to invest Rs 200Cr into UCWeb’s India & Indonesia operations

Alibaba owned mobile business platform UCWeb will invest Rs 200 crore over the next 2 years into its India and Indonesia operations. The funds will primarily be used to support UC News features which includes news aggregation as well the blogging platform integrated within UC News. This is UCWeb’s second investment into the country after it earlier invested a part of $170 million in 2013 for global expansion in countries including India. The fresh investment comes just days after UCNews announc...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Indonesia, Investments, India, Blogging, App, Alibaba, Flipkart, Microsoft Bing, News Aggregators, UC browser

UCNews to starting compensating writers and bloggers on its publishing platform

Alibaba group owned news aggregation app UCNews will start compensating top bloggers, writers and self-publishers through its earlier launched blogging platform called WE-Media, reports ET. The platform offers “commercial rewards” to writers and bloggers who meet certain preset requirements. The company decided to start paying out writers after the WE-media platform witnessed a growth in non-news news related content like blog posts, independent write ups, imagery feeds, videologs, short video ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, India, US, Williams, Alibaba, News Aggregators, UC browser

UC Browser claims 100M Monthly active users in India

Alibaba Group owned UC Browser said that it crossed 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India after having reached the 80 million MAU mark in June. In May this year, it had claimed to have 400 million MAUs globally. It has added some 20 million MAUs within just 5 months, and attributes the growth to some recently launched features on its browser platform. Its ‘We Media’ feature allows users to create stories, share thoughts, and engage with other users and celebrities via UC Web browser....
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Samsung, Safari, Alibaba, Applications, Alibaba Group, Opera, Mobile Browser, Microsoft Bing, Kenny, UC browser, Research & Numbers

9Apps ecommerce aggregation feature claims 1M users

UC Web’s Android app store, which recently launched ecommerce shopping aggregation on its app, now claims over 1 million users using the feature. The aggregation feature was launched in August within the 9Apps mobile app and allow users to compare prices from ecommerce portals like Paytm, Flipkart, Myntra, Snapdeal, Jabong, Askmebazar, Voonik and Shopclues. It  also offer discounts and coupon codes in a separate section. Currently the Alibaba-owned 9Apps claims to have 250 million monthly activ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Android, Mobile, Gaming, Ecommerce, News, Internet, India, Samsung, Alibaba, Amazon Underground, UC browser, Disney India

9Apps now offers shopping aggregation on Android app

Alibaba owned UCWeb’s Android app store 9Apps will now offer ecommerce shopping aggregation on its app. Users of the app will also be able to compare prices from Paytm, Flipkart, Myntra, Snapdeal, Jabong, Askmebazar, Voonik and Shopclues. It will also offer discounts and coupon codes in a separate section. This is in addition to the apps and games it already provides. 9Apps claims to have 250 million monthly active users. Note that Android had 65 billion app installs in 2015, according to Alpha...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Android, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Samsung, Alibaba, Applications, App Store, Times Internet, ND, Alphabet Google, Amazon Underground

UCWeb launches news app UC News in Hindi & English

Alibaba group owned UCWeb has launched a separate news app in India called UC News, reports NDTV. The app will feature news content in 20 different categories, including news, cricket, technology, entertainment, lifestyle and movies. Note that UC Browser already has a news content feature, although the new app differs by automating the generation of news, as opposed to being manually done. The app is currently available for both iOS and Android, and is India exclusive. As of now the app is av...
Tags: Travel, Ios, Android, Mobile, Facebook, News, Internet, Ipo, India, Alibaba, Applications, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm, NDTV, UC browser, Housing News

122 million users in India using browsers with ad blockers: Study

122 million users in India were actively using mobile browsers with built-in ad blocking, as of March 2016, suggests a study conducted by PageFair. India stands second among the 17 countries identified by the study. India was second to China, which had 159 million monthly active users with a built-in ad blocking browser on mobile. Note that using browsers with ad blockers isn’t the same as having ad blockers active, and even the browsers where ad blockers are native, may have users who view ads...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Mobile, Asia, News, Microsoft, Asus, Yahoo, Internet, Indonesia, China, India, Advertising, Samsung, Smartphones

UC Browser has over 400 million users worldwide; 58% market share in India

Mobile browser UC Browser has crossed over 400 million monthly active users worldwide, said He Xiaopeng, the head of UCWeb at a mobile internet conference...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Applications, Mobile Browser, UC browser, Research & Numbers

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