The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has reduced Interconnection charges for mobile-to-mobile calls to 6 paise per minute, starting October 1st 2017, and for it to be done away with completely by 1st January 2020. This is a 57% reduction from the previous interconnection charge of 14 paise, and will negatively impact large telecom operators. Interconnect charges are charges paid by the telecom operator of the calling party, to the telecom operator of the recipient of the call.
The Delhi High Court has constituted a committee to look into media reporting from courts, and among the issues being considered is the (recently) controversial issue of live tweeting from courts, reports LiveLaw, which spotted the notice. The committee has sought comments from the general public within 21 days (of 31st of August)…so, by tomorrow. The notice is available here. No emails, it seems, but there is a google form that you may fill out, here.
Google’s new payments app, Tez, can use audio for proximity-based person to person money transfer and is available in seven Indic languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. While the company is launching the app at a press conference in Delhi today, it is already live on the Google Play store, and fully functional. Download it here.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".