The Weekly News Wr(app): Indian Startups Against Google, True Caller’s Guardians App Crosses 1M downloads, Zoom Introduces Focus Mode And Lots More

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Weekly News For You To Stay Updated With The App Industry

In the last week, the main highlights of the app industry news revolved around app stores changing their policies after facing retaliation, big app companies buying out smaller companies and how apps are raising more funds and growing. Here is a Weekly News Wr(app) for you:

Indian start-ups oppose Google's new ad platform

Tweet: After forcing Google to cut commission rates on Play Store, Indian start-ups are now opposing the technology giant’s move to block third-party cookies for digital ads on Chrome browser.



AI adoption to add US$ 90 billion to Indian economy by 2025 according to home-grown independent Transaction Advisory firm, RBSA Advisors

Tweet: NITI Aayog, NASSCOM, Educational Institutions, Indian IT firms, and various Technology & Engineering enterprises are taking many initiatives to transform the Indian AI market. India might be the next global epicenter of AI.


Robosoft Technologies, an India-headquartered maker of digital solutions, has reached a definitive agreement to sell the business to Japan’s IT services firm TechnoPro for $108 million.

Robosoft was one of the earliest firms globally to be certified as a Mac OS developer by Apple. The original app for the Indian news network NDTV, for instance, was developed by Robosoft. Some of its other clients include media giant Viacom and McDonald’s India. It has clients in the U.S. and Middle East as well.


Truecaller's Guardians app crosses 1 million downloads, India leads

Tweet: With location-based alerts feature, this app will allow users to mark their most frequent places like their home, school or workplace. These locations can be their safe space and whenever someone moves out of this 'safe' place, the Guardians can be notified of the same.


WhatsApp to allow users to switch OS with chat history

Tweet: Whatsapp said it will be introducing the ability to move the entire WhatsApp chat history — including voice notes, photos, and conversations — seamlessly and securely if users choose to switch mobile operating systems.


Creative Galileo’s ‘Kids Early Learning App’ crosses 3 million downloads after its debut last year

Kids Early Learning App has become popular among kids and parents for its innovative mechanism to make learning fun and engaging through fascinating stories delivered through kids’ favorite characters.


Zoom aims to make virtual classes distraction-free with 'Focus Mode'

The company said that Focus Mode allows educators to see their students’ videos and students to see their teachers without seeing other class participants.


Ola also started accepting bookings for the S1 Electric Scooter in India for a sum of Rs 499 and has received a positive response unlike any other that an electric vehicle has got in India.

Ola Electric Scooter can be unlocked in three ways - through the app on your smartphone, through the scooter's screen or through walking close to it, which again, is something that Ola has not mentioned the working of.


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