"Gamification" is omnipresent in the modern economy to the point that it stops being like a game, and feels a lot like—well—life. And it is pretty clear who is winning.
Gopal Sathe reports for HuffPost out of Bengaluru. He heads the technology vertical in India, with a special focus on data use and privacy. He's reported on both the use of data by tech companies, and also how data has become a deciding factor in politics, whether for e-govenance or winning elections. Gopal can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking at a press event, the Indian-born CEO of Microsoft, said "I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India, or becomes the next CEO of Infosys."
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Facial recognition software and simple crowdsourcing for information can be used to identify people at protests.
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Micromax was the biggest mobile brand in India. Five years later, its value had come crashing down (falling 90% from its earlier high) and market share had cratered. This is what happened.
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California-based marijuana seller The Flower Co. has let go of Cats.com, which has gone back to Latvian domain investor Algis Skara.
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Despite violent police action and company rules, many tech workers are showing up to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
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Visuals of the police violence made people take a political stand on a largely apolitical platform like TikTok.
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A security flaw in the ECI website put at risk not just the electoral roll, but all the other information gathered about voters as well—potentially putting the personal information of every Indian at risk.
21/12/2019 12:33 AM IST
More than 60 million people across India have been cut off from the Internet, some for over 100 days, a moved hailed only by China.
19/12/2019 2:16 PM IST
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Answering a question in Parliament, IT Minister RS Prasad described deepfakes as a political problem, despite their mostly being used to create porn videos targeting women.
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Companies like Zunroof and Blu Smart are helping people move away from diesel generators and polluting cars, while others like Ambee and Blue Sky Analytics are crunching pollution data to help policymakers and researchers take quicker decisions.
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