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## India push for digital sovereignty risks more online surveillance
India's push for digital sovereignty will have enormous consequences for the country's 1.4 billion population, tech experts and rights groups warn, with a potential increase in state surveillance and tightening of freedoms in online spaces

## SIBM and Swansea University organise a seminar series on emerging perspectives on Metaverse
The Digital Future for Business & Society seminar series is hosted by Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) and Swansea University in collaboration with Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG Academy of Marketing, Grenoble IAE-Graduate School of Management - a Grenoble INP school of the University of Grenoble Alpes, the e-Business and e-Government SIG British Academy of Management and The UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS)

## From IT rule tweaks to Thanos' snap at Twitter, social media hits reset in 2022
The year gave a tonne of new ways for users and platforms to reward creativity, and pay the creators. Tumblr launched tip jar feature and YouTube announced new pathways for creators to make money for their content

## The transformation of Twitter from public square to exclusive club raises questions for India
With the new policy of the opt-in and paid subscription for 'Twitter Blue' that seeks to fundamentally recast both verification and content prioritisation, there are legitimate queries about Twitter's continuation as a 'public square' for open conversations or conversion into an exclusive club for sponsored conversations

## Data protection and telecom bills to be finalised in 5-6 months: Ashwini Vaishnaw
Industry execs are saying the data Bill will now become a global template, said Ashwini Vaishnaw

## Amid Twitter chaos, Koo offers to migrate historic tweets to escape 'intellectual assassination'
Koo, which allows users to express views in Indian languages, has already crossed 50 million downloads and is now flying into the rival's nest, starting a campaign to woo Twitter users, offering self-verification and a free-of-cost yellow verification tag for eminent persons
## Twitter abruptly suspends Koos new query handleKoo CEO says no reason given for action, asks Musk on Twitter: How is this free speech?

## At AppsFlyers MAMA India: The Digital Bharat 2.0 event, leaders underscore growth opportunities in the Indian mobile app economyMAMA India: The Digital Bharat 2.0 event by AppsFlyer acted as a platform for key industry leaders and startup founders, along with marquee investors and top product and marketing heads, to convene and deliberate on the key opportunities for growth and new avenues for innovation in the Digital Bharat space in terms of product development, marketing strategies and scaling growth in the midst of an economic slowdown
## What to expect at AppsFlyers MAMA India: The Digital Bharat 2.0 event on the Indian app marketing and product economyAppsFlyers MAMA India - The Digital Bharat 2.0 event to bring together top product leaders, marketing heads, startup founders, marquee investors, and policymakers from Indian Mobile App Ecosystem for definitive conversations and connections that will help businesses tap into the growth opportunities available in today's mobile-first world

## AppFlyers MAMA India: The Digital Bharat 2.0 event to spotlight opportunities for growth in the Indian app economyAppsFlyers MAMA India - The Digital Bharat 2.0 eventwhich kicks off in Mumbai on Friday, December 2, 2022will serve as a platform for Indian startups, founders, product leaders, mobile marketing heads, and app developers to stay abreast of the most effective mobile marketing and product-market-fit strategies to cater to Indias mobile-first consumer economy

## Scoop: PhonePe may acquire ZestMoney; Aditya Birla Fashion close to buying Bewakoof; and Koo's new funding roundIf the transaction goes through, it will be the biggest consolidation in the new-age lending sector, which has of latemajor regulatory roadblocks in India. In September, the Reserve Bank of India introduced a set of rules for online lenders

## Koos valuation to double in new funding roundDesi Twitter alternative is finalising a $15-$20 million round largely led by existing investors

## Will Elon Musk reinstate Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account?Since the day he took over Twitter, Elon Musk has been restoring some banned accounts and making free expression a right for all Twitter users

## Homegrown Koo plans to launch in the US, first market outside IndiaKoo has already started building tools and technology to tweak its India product for a global audience and will shortly begin an outreach aimed at enrolling world leaders as well as their followers

## New Data Bill draft to allow storage in trusted nations, Amazon layoffs likely to hit India staffThe government will propose to allow transfer of data and its storage in trusted geographies in the revised draft of the data protection Bill, doing away with the data localisation requirement proposed in the earlier version, people privy to the matter told us

## Data localisation to be scrapped in new Bill, Amazon layoffs to hit India staffThe government will propose to allow transfer of data and its storage in trusted geographies in the revised draft of the data protection Bill, doing away with the data localisation requirement proposed in the earlier version, people privy to the matter told us

## AppsFlyer to host MAMA India -The Digital Bharat 2.0, an event to help startups, marketers, product leaders win in the fast-growing Indian app economyScheduled for December 2, 2022 at Mumbai, MAMA India - The Digital Bharat 2.0 event will bring together Indian app economy product leaders, marketing heads, startup founders, marquee investors, and policymakers for definitive conversations and connections that help businesses to tap growth opportunities in a mobile-first world

## Political parties diversify to reach out to tech-savvy massesThe audio-format platform from Twitter, the US-based microblogging platform now in the news following its $44 billion takeover by Tesla Inc cofounder Elon Musk, has been instrumental in helping party leaders instruct grassroots cadres digitally and receive feedback in real time

## Firms divided on UPI market share cap; tax officials and CAs caution moonlightersMarket leaders PhonePe and Google Pay are seeking an extension while Paytm wants the rules to take effect as per the timeline Officials told us the government is monitoring the situation but wont intervene

## Indian microblogging app Koo crosses 50 million downloadsThe company has crossed 50 million downloads and should be reaching the 100 million downloads mark over the next one year, CEO and co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna told ET

## Koo will not charge fee for verification badge, says founder Aprameya RadhakrishnaKoo was founded in 2020 with an aim to further Prime Minister Narendra Modi's calls for an 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' or self-reliant India

## Koo signs MoU with Telangana government, to open development center in HyderabadKoo was launched in March 2020. The objective was to enable users to express themselves online in their mother tongue. Currently, it is available in 10 languagesHindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali and English. The app has over 40 million downloads

## Koo makes its algorithms public to bring in more transparencyAlgorithms are a set of mathematical rules that help to personalize and improve experiences for users based on their own behaviors and preferences. The core tenet of these algorithms is to drive relevancy for a user

## Elon Musk just lit a fuse under best-laid plans of social companiesMusk has proposed to make Twitter a private entity if the proposal goes through. Twitter rival Koo App co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna said this was a sensible move as it would help Musk to execute 'drastic changes.'

## Koo takes a jibe at Twitter; says it has had an edit button for over 20 months nowThis comes a day after Tesla CEO Elon Musk snagged a seat on the Twitter board and held a poll on the platform asking users if they'd like to have an edit button option which is something that has been a widely requested feature

## Koo launches voluntary self verification for all usersAny Koo user can now self-verify their profile on the platform by using their government-approved ID card. The platform said the move empowers users to prove the authenticity of their accounts on the platform, and will lend credibility to the thoughts and opinions that they share

## Koo takes the Facebook route, set to launch advisory boardThe company has been growing at a fast clip over the past few years and expanding significantly in regional languages. It is also looking to hire fact checkers to tackle the menace of misinformation

## Koo clocks five million downloads in the last quarterWe announced our 10 million downloads mark in August said CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna.Load More