Tag: Indias

Go read this feature on how India’s digital revolution started with missed calls

Leaving a missed call on someone’s phone usually signals that you should call them back — but at one point in India, it was communication in its own right. A new feature by Atul Bhattarai in Rest of World examines the Indian culture that grew up around missed calls — and the startups that took advantage of it.

In basic terms, a “missed call” means dialing a person but hanging up before they can answer. Hanging up without talking let users send a basic message (“I called”) without getting charged for minutes or SMS messages — like paging someone without

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India’s Internet and Mobile Association (IAMAI) Calls for Regulation not Ban of Digital Assets

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has appealed to the government not to ban cryptocurrency. This appeal comes as reports continue to gather steam that the government intends to place major restrictions on cryptocurrency in the Asian nation. 

Crypto Regulation Key to Creating a Digital India

According to a report from the local news outlet Hindu Business Online, the IAMAI made this appeal in a statement on Wednesday. The association believes that cryptocurrency has enabled the creation of jobs in diverse sectors, including legal, compliance, tech, marketing, and finance for Indians home and abroad

IAMAI appealed to the

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Boku’s streaming sports deal in Japan; Internet-of-things joins India’s digital payments boom

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Carrier billing firm Boku will power mobile payments for more than 80 million subscribers of Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo, a deal timed to coincide with the opening of several sports leagues.

Boku will work with sports streaming platform DAZN, which holds the rights for soccer and baseball, as well as televised matches of the U.K. Premier League, which features several well-known Japanese players. Japan’s baseball and soccer leagues start in late winter.

Consumers will be able to purchase and make recurring payments to

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