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Credit card giants Visa, Mastercard, and Amex, as well as other financial players like Amazon and PayPal flout India’s new data localization…

Vindu Goel / New York Times : Credit card giants Visa, Mastercard, and Amex, as well as other financial players like Amazon and PayPal flout India's new data localization regulation   —  MUMBAI, India — When the clock struck midnight in Delhi at the end of Monday, Visa, Mastercard and American Express were suddenly …

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A look at the growth of drone journalism and the federal and local regulatory hurdles that drone journalists face (Travis Fox/Columbia Journalism…

Travis Fox / Columbia Journalism Review : A look at the growth of drone journalism and the federal and local regulatory hurdles that drone journalists face   —  Josh Haner flies a drone on the Greenland Ice Sheet.  Photo: Gavin A. Sundwall, courtesty of The New York Times.  —  The images, taken by photographer Josh Haner …

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Sources: Google is in talks with Flipkart, Paytm, others as it aims to debut a shopping tab in India that directs users to ecommerce sites from…

The Economic Times : Sources: Google is in talks with Flipkart, Paytm, others as it aims to debut a shopping tab in India that directs users to ecommerce sites from product searches   —  BENGALURU: Search engine giant Google will soon launch its ‘Shopping’ tab in India, allowing users to search for products to buy …

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As India takes a firm stance on data localization and works on a data protection framework, two US senators write to encourage "light touch"…

Aditya Kalra / Reuters : As India takes a firm stance on data localization and works on a data protection framework, two US senators write to encourage “light touch” regulation   —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators have called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India's stance on data localization …

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Google did not mention Android once during its Made by Google 2018 keynote, a first for a public-facing hardware event by the company (Stephen…

Stephen Hall / 9to5Google : Google did not mention Android once during its Made by Google 2018 keynote, a first for a public-facing hardware event by the company   —  Android is the world's most ubiquitous OS and one of the most important parts of Google's business.  But it's becoming clearer that the company no longer wants the word associated with its phones.

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Consultants advise law enforcement officers not to look at iPhone screens because it may trigger Face ID too many times and iPhones may revert to…

Joseph Cox / Motherboard : Consultants advise law enforcement officers not to look at iPhone screens because it may trigger Face ID too many times and iPhones may revert to passcodes   —  After five failed attempts with the ‘wrong’ face, Apple's Face ID system will fall back to asking a passcode; a tricky situation for investigators.

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A deep dive into Russian and Chinese hacker forums analyzing ads, posts, and communication between hackers to look at their capabilities, cultures,…

Recorded Future : A deep dive into Russian and Chinese hacker forums analyzing ads, posts, and communication between hackers to look at their capabilities, cultures, and motives   —  Click here to download the complete analysis as a PDF.  —  Scope Note: Recorded Future's Insikt Group analyzed advertisements …

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A look at an effort by WhatsApp to fight fake news in India in partnership with Jio, using actors who perform skits in the streets (Sankalp…

Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters : A look at an effort by WhatsApp to fight fake news in India in partnership with Jio, using actors who perform skits in the streets   —  JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp …

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Indonesian fintech startup Moka raises $24M led by Sequoia India

Indonesia’s Moka , a startup that helps SMEs and retailers manage payment and other business operations, has pulled in a $24 million Series B round for growth. The investment is led by Sequoia India and Southeast Asia — which recently announced a new $695 million fund — with participation from new backers SoftBank Ventures Korea, EDBI — the corporate investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board — and EV Growth, the later stage fund from Moka seed investor East Ventures. Existing investors Mandiri Capital, Convergence and Fenox also put into the round. The deal takes Moka to $27.9 million raised to date, according to data from Crunchbase . Moka was started four years ago primarily as a point-of-sale (POS) terminal with some basic business functionality. Today, it claims to work with 12,500 retailers in Indonesia and its services include sales reports, inventory management, table management, loyalty programs, and more. Its primary areas of focus are retailers in the F&B, apparel and services industries. It charges upwards of IDR 249,000 ($17) per month for its basic service and claims to be close to $1 billion in annual transaction volume from its retail partners. That’s the company’s core offering, a mobile app that turns any Android or iOS device into a point-of-sale terminal, but CEO and co-founder Haryanto Tanjo — who started the firm with CTO Grady Laksmono — said it harbors larger goals. “Our vision is to be a platform, we want to be an ecosystem,” he told TechCrunch in an interview. That’s where much of this new capital will be invested. Tanjo said the company is opening its platform up to third-party providers, who can use it to reach merchants with services such as accounting, payroll, HR and more. The focus is initially on local services that cater to SMEs in Indonesia, but as Moka targets larger enterprises as clients, he said that it will integrate larger, global solutions, too. Moka offers services beyond point-of-sale, but the core offering is turning any smart device into a cash machine Moka itself is expanding its capabilities on the payment side.

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Uber unveils a new design, including a logo that does away with the icon and simply features the name, a custom typeface, and a redesigned in-app look…

Diana Pearl / Adweek : Uber unveils a new design, including a logo that does away with the icon and simply features the name, a custom typeface, and a redesigned in-app look   —  The company wants to be known as a ‘platform of mobility’  —  Uber has spent the past year trying to convince customers that it has put its problematic reputation in the past.

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