Abhijit Bose, the co-founder and CEO of Ezetap, has been appointed as the head of WhatsApp India. He will be joining the Facebook-owned company early next year (2019). Once, Bose joins as head of WhatsApp India, he will be based out of Gurugram, India. He along with his team will focus on helping large and small businesses connect with their customers. In the new position, Bose will also have the mandate to build an India-based team, the company’s first full country team outside US. This is for the first time that WhatsApp has appointed an India head. The messaging platform has facing heat from the Indian government since past many months on the issue of spreading of fake news via its platform. Another major challenge for WhatsApp in India is its payments business. The appointment of Abhijit Bose who has an expertise in building an end-to-end payments platform ground up indicates that the messaging platform is planning a major push into payments space. Ezetap is a … [Read more...] about Who is head of WhatsApp India?
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US federal investigators have charged Chinese vendor Huawei with financial fraud for stealing intellectual property from T-Mobile and trying to sidestep US sanctions on Iran. On Monday, the US Department of Justice announced 23 criminal charges against Huawei, claiming it conspired for years to violate US law. The charges relate to bank fraud and an attempt to steal a smartphone-testing robot from T-Mobile, not state-sponsored espionage. But the suspected crimes underscore the danger of having Huawei sell its technology in the US, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray. "We have to carefully consider the risks if we are going to allow them into our telecommunication networks," he said in a press conference announcing the indictments. Thirteen of the charges deal with Huawei's decade-long effort to secure funding from banks while covering up its business ownership in a company affiliate located in Iran—a violation of sanctions imposed on the country, US officials claim. The 10 … [Read more...] about US Charges Huawei for Stealing T-Mobile Tech, Violating Sanctions
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The earnings season is here. This week, long-time archrivals in the Chinese internet battlefield — Alibaba and Tencent — made some big revelations about their future. First off, let’s look at Alibaba’s long-awaited secondary listing and annual shopping bonanza. Forget about the number It’s that time of year. On November 11, Alibaba announced it generated $38.4 billion worth of gross merchandise value during the annual Single’s Day shopping festival, otherwise known as Double 11. It smashed the record and grabbed local headlines again, but the event means little other than a big publicity win for the company and showcasing the art of drumming up sales. GMV is often used interchangeably with sales in e-commerce. That’s problematic because the number takes into account all … [Read more...] about China Roundup: Alibaba’s Hong Kong listing and Tencent’s new fuel
Pixel 5 hopes If phone hardware is going to become more than a hobby project for Google, things need to change. Alex Dobie 17 Nov 2019 0 Three years on from the launch of the first Pixel phone, I'm lukewarm on the future of the series. That's not because they're bad products -- at least outside of a couple of misjudged forays into tablet hardware that I'll gladly sweep under the rug for the purposes of this editorial. On the phone side, Google continues to excel in imaging, for instance, which is one of the major areas of competition right now. Its Android software experience, too, is among the best. Rather, my Pixel enthusiasm is waning because of a pattern of obvious blunders that have afflicted almost every generation of Pixel, and which shows no sign of letting up. Or to put it another way: Year after year, Google makes excellent icing but half-asses the cake. Google makes excellent icing but half-asses the cake. Pixel phones have always been flawed, and their flaws … [Read more...] about From the Editor’s Desk: Cake, icing and the Google Pixel 5
The problem with being a safety-conscious, responsible drone operator is that it's much easier to actually fly the drone than it is to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules. If we're ever going to have instant Amazon Prime Air deliveries, Domino's Pizza drones, and other flying robot helpers, complying with those rules needs to get easier—it also needs to get automated. At the recent Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Xponential conference in New Orleans, Amazon Prime Air Vice President Gur Kimchi outlined Amazon's vision for how that might look. Kimchi and Amazon propose an approach that uses "federated" traffic control—the sharing of information between air traffic control systems, operators, and drones themselves to enable a safer yet more crowded sky. The groundwork for such a system is already being laid—in part thanks to software developed by a Santa Monica, California, company called AirMap. AirMap has … [Read more...] about By mapping the skies, AirMap app paves the way to a drone-filled future