Technology

We are a search engine, not a social-media intermediary: Google tells Delhi HC

Google LLC, on Wednesday, contended before the Delhi High Court that India’s new IT rules for digital media are not applicable to the company because it is a search engine and not a ‘social-media intermediary’ as classified by the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice […]

Markets

Sensex, Nifty trade flat; ONGC up 2 per cent

Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 250 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking gains in index-heavyweights HDFC twins, Reliance Industries and SBI amid a mixed trend in other Asian markets. At 10.24 am, the 30-share BSE index was trading 46 points lower at 51,890, and the broader NSE Nifty drops 21 points to 15,561. Bajaj […]

Economy

Online and offline retail could fetch $8 billion in incremental GST by 2030: Report

With rising convergence of traditional and online channels establishing a digitally-enabled ecosystem and accelerated adoption of digital platforms by consumers, the online + offline retail (O+O) is expected to accelerate the growth of retail. According to a report released by Nasscom and Technopak, online + offline enabled sales are pegged to touch the $640 billion-mark […]

Technology

Reports: Facebook to end rule exemptions for politicians

Facebook plans to end a contentious policy championed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that exempted politicians from certain moderation rules on its site, according to several news reports. The company’s rationale for that policy held that the speech of political leaders is inherently newsworthy and in the public interest even if it is offensive, bullying or […]