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Mi Stores in India: Xiaomi Seeks Exemption From Local Sourcing Norms

Chinese mobile device maker Xiaomi has sought complete exemption from the mandatory 30 percent local sourcing norms for opening single brand retail stores in India. “The company has sought permission from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)for opening single brand retail trading (SBRT) in India. They also want exemption from the mandatory local sourcing norms,” sources said. When ... Read More »

Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion in Damages From Google: Report

Global software and cloud major Oracle has sought $9.3 billion (roughly Rs. 61,873 crores) from search engine giant Google over software copyrights infringement, a media report said. Oracle claims that it should receive $475 million (roughly Rs. 3,160 crores) in damages in addition to $8.8 billion (roughly Rs. 58,546 crores) relating to “profits apportioned to infringed Java copyrights”, Fortune reported, ... Read More »

Kodak Moments App Seeks to Separate Precious Photo Memories

Kodak, a brand once synonymous with photographic memories, is creating an app meant for highlighting special moments such as birthdays. Kodak Alaris, the company behind the new Kodak Moments app, believes its app can separate precious memories from everyday snapshots of lunch and commutes on Facebook and Instagram. People annotate the shots they share with a few paragraphs of text. ... Read More »

First Indian Tax Amnesty Since 1997 Seeks To Boost Compliance: Foreign Media

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley offered residents with undisclosed income a one-time amnesty from prosecution as pressure mounted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver on his poll promise of unearthing black money. The window for declaring assets will open on June 1 for four months, Jaitley said in his budget speech on Monday. Taxpayers can get immunity from prosecution ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Jailed in Brazil as Court Seeks WhatsApp Data

Brazilian police arrested a senior Facebook Inc executive on Tuesday as a dispute escalated over a court’s demand that the company provide data from its WhatsApp messaging service to help in a secretive drug-trafficking investigation. Court officials in Sergipe state confirmed that a judge had ordered the jailing of Facebook Vice President for Latin America Diego Dzodan. Federal police in ... Read More »

US DoJ Seeks to Force Apple to Extract Data From Dozen Other iPhones: Report

The US Justice Department is looking at court orders forcing Apple Inc to help investigators extract data from iPhones in about a dozen undisclosed cases across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. This move comes on the heels of the San Bernardino, California, shooting case. The other phones, which were seized in a variety of criminal investigations, ... Read More »

US DoJ Seeks to Force Apple to Extract Data From Dozen Other iPhones: Report

The US Justice Department is looking at court orders forcing Apple Inc to help investigators extract data from iPhones in about a dozen undisclosed cases across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. This move comes on the heels of the San Bernardino, California, shooting case. The other phones, which were seized in a variety of criminal investigations, ... Read More »

National Investigation Agency Seeks Internet Data of IS Suspects

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sought the help of various Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to obtain the data used by arrested Islamic State suspects. The suspects had extensively used various social media sites, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, to recruit and promote the ideology of the terrorist outfit in India. According to sources, the NIA, while seeking the remand ... Read More »

Adblock Plus, Scourge of Websites, Seeks Industry Deal

For its users, Adblock Plus stands as a bulwark against intrusive advertising. But websites dependent on advertising revenue to remain free-of-charge see the open source software as a scourge. Now the German firm behind Adblock Plus is taking a more conciliatory tack, reaching out to its adversaries to find an “acceptable” level and form of advertising on the net. Adblock ... Read More »