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Abu Dhabi State Fund, Twitter Said to Be in Talks to Invest in Jio

Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala is in talks with Reliance Industries about investing around $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,576 crores) in the Indian conglomerate’s Jio platforms, three sources told Reuters. Twitter is separately also in talks with Mumbai-based Reliance to invest more than $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,576 crores) in the digital startup, which houses music and movie apps as well its telecoms venture Jio Infocomm, another source added on Thursday.

“Clearly Jio’s platform is attracting a wide range of world-class investors, given its enormous potential to serve one of the world’s largest marketplaces,” Mubadala said in an email, without confirming whether or not talks were taking place.

Due diligence on a potential transaction with Reliance was already underway, one of the sources said.

If it goes ahead, the Jio Platforms investment would be the largest in an Indian firm by Mubadala, which is the second-biggest state investor in Abu

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US State Takes Google to Court Over Location Tracking

The US state of Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of committing fraud by being deceptive about gathering location data. Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich said the suit resulted from an investigation launched two years ago after a media report that Google had ways of knowing where users were even if they opted not to share location information with the internet firm.

“While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,” Brnovich said in a release.

“It’s nearly impossible to stop Google from tracking your movements without your knowledge or consent.”

The suit charges Google with violating Arizona fraud law

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Aarogya Setu App Code Gets Open Sourced, Bug Bounty Programme Announced

NITI Aayog has open sourced the code of the Aarogya Setu app weeks after privacy concerns raised by various experts. The new move comes days after the contact tracing app crossed the mark of 10 crore registered users, 41 days after its launch in April. NITI Aayog has released the source code of Aarogya Setu’s Android version, which it said is used by 98 percent of its total users. The state-owned policy think tank, however, has plans to open source the code of its iOS and KaiOS versions at a later stage as well.

The source code of the Aarogya Setu’s Android version has been live on GitHub. National Informatics Centre (NIC) also announced a bug bounty programme to incentivise researchers finding flaws in the app. Furthermore, the NITI Aayog team specified that the source code of the iOS version of the Aarogya Setu app will be released within

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Redmi Note 9 Pro to Go on Sale Today at 12 Noon via Amazon, Mi.com: Price and Specifications

Redmi Note 9 Pro will go on sale in India today, May 26, at 12pm (noon). The phone has gone on multiple sales in the past and will once again be up for grabs via Amazon and Mi.com. The Redmi Note 9 Pro launched in India in March and went on its first sale in the same week, despite the lockdown restrictions. Now, with the restrictions eased further, and deliveries for non-essentials allowed all over the country except for containment zones, customers can order the Redmi Note 9 Pro via the e-commerce websites.

Redmi Note 9 Pro price in India

The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants. The 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 13,999 while the 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. It is available in three colour options namely, Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. Customers

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JioMart Online Grocery Service Now Available in 200 Towns Across India

Reliance Industries has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivalling Amazon.com’s local unit and Walmart’s Flipkart in the huge Indian market.

JioMart will deliver groceries in more than 200 towns across the country, Damodar Mall, chief executive of grocery retail at the Indian conglomerate, said on Twitter late on Saturday.

Mumbai-headquartered Reliance has not announced JioMart’s launch at a time it is selling $7 billion (roughly Rs. 53,000 crores) in new shares.

Reliance launched a small pilot of JioMart deliveries in select areas of the Indian financial capital Mumbai late last month, days after announcing that Facebook would spend $5.7 billion for 9.99  percent stake in the company’s digital unit, Jio Platforms.

That partnership will help Reliance roll out service for India’s grocers and small businesses by capitalising on India’s 400 million-strong user base for Facebook’s

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