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Facebook tests Express Wi-Fi: Zuckerberg’s possible attempt at rebranding Free Basics

Update: A spokesperson from Facebook has issued a statement stating that the company is working with ISP and Operator partners to test Express Wi-Fi at multiple locations. This empowers the operators, ISPs and local entrepreneur-retailers to offer quality internet to their town, village or region. Facebook further adds that Express Wi-Fi customers can purchase fast, reliable and affordable data packs ... Read More »

Facebook’s first employee in India, MD Kirthiga Reddy steps down

Facebook India’s Managing Director, Kirthiga Reddy, on Friday announced that she is quiting from her current position to relocate to Facebook’s headquarters at Menlo Park, California. Kirthiga Reddy joined Facebook in 2010 as its first employee in India. According to an update on her Facebook page Reddy said she would be relocating to the United States in the next 6-12 months. ... Read More »

Digital India Will Fail if Indian ISPs Aren’t Held Up to Standards

After a brief period of calm when it seemed that common sense and logic had prevailed over corporate greed, the net neutrality and zero-rating issues have been blown wide open again thanks to PM Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley to promote the Digital India initiative. Facebook’s controversial Internet.org programme is back with a new name but no less ambitious purpose, ... Read More »