1. Indian government requested details for 1732 Yahoo accounts between Jan-June 2014: The Indian government ranked 7th in the world in terms of user accounts for which information requests were made by government agencies to Yahoo, behind the United States, Germany, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the company disclosed in its half-yearly transparency report. Indian government made 1001 requests for data on 1732 Yahoo accounts, down from 1078 requests for 2337 accounts between July-December 2013. Read more here.

2. RED FM launches WhatsApp Ka Star: WhatsApp is synonymous with ‘messaging’ today, to keep in touch with friends and family alike. Taking this forward, 93.5 Red FM has tapped into the popular platform, a first for any radio station in Mumbai, to reach out to its listeners. Listeners can now get in touch with Red FM in Mumbai through WhatsApp on 9930935935. Read more here.

3. App developers receive ‘Make in India’ message: “Make apps in India,” Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has urged developers, lending weight to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. Read more here.

4. Banks get a nudge from RBI to mine social media, know customers better: The Reserve Bank of India is nudging banks to mine Facebook, Twitter and other social media data to access customers’ social profiles and possibly gain insights into individual customer behaviour. Read more here.


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