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    Google Planning to Launch Own Mobile Messaging App Similar to WhatsApp

    After losing WhatsApp to Facebook in a multibillion dollar acquisition bid, Google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging app which the search giant is likely to test in India and other emerging markets. Last month, Google sent top product manager Nikhyl Singhal to India to do a recce of the messaging app ecosystem…

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    Bill Gates: Apple Pay is a ‘fantastic’ Idea

    Microsoft cofounder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates is helping to bring mobile banking to the world’s poorest nations. He wants to make mobile payments much easier and cheaper to use for managing small amounts of money in those nations, he told Bloomberg Television anchor Erik Schatzker. Interestingly, though, Windows Phone doesn’t have mobile payments tech the way that…

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    TAIPA Urges TRAI to Recalibrate Green Targets

    Telecom infrastructure lobby group Taipa has urged the telecom regulator to revise its Go Green targets as there were technical and operational challenges, apart from which it would require a massive capital investment of Rs 66,000 crore by 2020. Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (Taipa), that has tower firms such as GTL, ATC, Viom and…

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    ATC Bets on Data, 4G for Expansion in India

    American Tower Corporation (ATC) is betting on the need for more telecom towers in India as the country’s data consumption surges and 4G is adopted widely even as the Boston-based company looks at mergers and acquisitions to grow its presence, its top official in the region said. Telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India…

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  • FDI in Telecom Sector Jumps Manifold to $2.33 Billion in April-July

    After registering a huge decline in the recent past, foreign direct investment in the telecom sector grew manifold to $2.33 billion in the first four months of 2014-15. During the entire 2013-14 fiscal, the sector had received a total FDI of $1.3 billion. FDI in the telecom sector, which includes radio paging, cellular mobile, basic…

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