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India’s ban on 43 Chinese apps draws mixed reactions

Extending its support to the latest "digital strike" on Tuesday that banned 43 more Chinese apps, homegrown short video-sharing platform Chingari said that some of the apps in the new list "were banned earlier

TikTok rival Chingari claims 30 million downloads in 3 months

"Chingari is all set to ablaze the market with new and unique AR filters and more interesting video-editing features that people will love."

China protests US ban on TikTok, WeChat, warns counter measures

TikTok and WeChat were first banned by India on June 29 along with 59 Chinese apps, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

China calls India’s ban on 118 apps ‘discriminatory restrictions’

A fresh crisis erupted last Sunday when India pre-emptively thwarted Chinese intentions to unilaterally change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh.

Twitter explodes with memes after PUBG ban

Many "PUBG lovers" wrote paeans to the app, even as they lamented the days that they would have to pass without playing the game.

Instagram Reels emerges top choice in Tik Tok’s absence in India

"Nearly as many have a similar view about Singapore-based app Cheez (59 percent), which has a higher appeal among tier-2 users as compared to tier-1 city residents."

Desi app Trell raises Rs 86 crore in latest funding round

"We are thrilled to onboard KTB Network and Samsung Ventures as partners in the journey and look forward to building towards our vision of empowering millions of Indians to have better lifestyle choices."

Indian startups fast recruiting talent from banned Chinese apps

Chinese unicorn ByteDance, which owns TikTok and Helo, has nearly 2,000 employees in India.

India bans 47 more Chinese apps: Source

The source privy to the development said that the 47 additional Chinese apps that have been banned now were clones and variants of the apps which were blocked earlier

TikTok launches $200mn fund to support creators in US

"Through the TikTok Creator Fund, our creators will be able to realise additional earnings that help reward the care and dedication they put into creatively connecting with an audience that's inspired by their ideas."

Digital platforms must be accountable to sovereign concerns: Prasad

Prasad also said that there is the need for building trustworthy Artificial Intelligence systems that can transform the society.

TikTok gave rural Indian women fame, fun and more

TikTok is also reportedly under greater scrutiny elsewhere including in the United States and Australia. Married soon after she completed college, 27-year-old stay-at-home mother Mamta Verma lives in a small town in Madhya Pradesh state.

Banned Chinese apps told to strictly comply with order: Government

"These measures have been undertaken since there is credible information that these apps are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India."

Anti-Facebook crypto social network ‘Minds’ bets big on India

"Users are able to choose for themselves whether they want to provide any additional information about themselves, such as preferred hashtags, location, name, etc., which can all be made public on their profile."

Apps from Hyderabad vying to fill void left by ban on Chinese apps

These 'made in Hyderabad' apps have emerged hot favourites and are witnessing tremendous downloads on both Google Play store and Apple i Store.

US looking at banning TikTok, other Chinese apps: Pompeo

TikTok, owned by China-based startup ByteDance, has been repeatedly criticized by US leaders "of being a threat to national security because of its ties to China".

No China origin, will invest and hire more in India: Zoom

"These characteristics are why many global technology companies, including my former employer VMWare, choose to invest in India as a key regional operational hub."

ShareChat’s TikTok rival Moj crosses 5mn downloads on Google Play

The speed at which this app was being installed even at the testing phase only suggests how big a vacuum has been created following the disappearance of TikTok from app stores.

Great Firewall of India

The ban on apps brought instant gratification to many but shutting China completely out could cost us as well

Chinese apps ban: JioMeet joins ‘local ke liye vocal’ call

The application that has already been downloaded more than 1,00,000 times on Google Play Store within no time comes with enterprise-grade host control and security, and can be used for 1:1 video calls and hosting meetings with up to 100 participants.

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