Developing nations in Asia to grow at 6% in 2017: ADB

Manila, Dec 13 : The economies of developing countries of Asia are expected to record a six per cent growth in 2017, a decimal higher than the September-forecast, the Asian Development Bank said on Wednesday. The bank, headquartered here in the Philippines, kept the 2018 GDP growth forecast at 5.8 per cent and attributed the […]

ADB lowers India’s GDP forecast to 6.7%

New Delhi, Dec 13 : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday lowered its Indian GDP forecast for the current financial year to 6.7 per cent citing tepid growth in the first half, demonetisation and transitory challenges posed by implementation of GST. The multilateral lender also revised its Indian Gross Domestic Product outlook for the […]

Now you can follow hashtags on Instagram

San Francisco, Dec 13 : Following Twitter’s footsteps of searching hashtags and staying connected with hobbies, passions and communities, Instagram on Wednesday launched a similar feature for users to make their interests more discoverable. “Everyday, millions of people share photos and videos and tag them with relevant hashtags. Hashtags represent the many interests and passions […]

Twitter introduces new ‘thread’ feature to link tweets together

San Francisco, Dec 13 : After increasing the character count in a tweet, Twitter has found a new way to let people express themselves more by making it simple for them to string several tweets together. “We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can […]

Facebook to now start paying tax locally

San Francisco, Dec 13 : With political pressure mounting on digital giants to pay more taxes, Facebook has announced plans to move to a local selling structure in countries where it has an office — a move aimed at paying tax in the country where profits are earned. Currently, advertising revenue supported by Facebook’s local […]

TRAI’s in-flight connectivity norms by year-end

New Delhi, Dec 13 : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with its much-awaited recommendations for in-flight connectivity by December-end. “Recommendations on in-flight connectivity to come out by year end or next 15 days,” TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma told reporters here on Wednesday on the sidelines of an event organised by […]