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This Week in Tech: Tata Group's Grand Plan, Spotify Announces Third Round of Job Cuts and More

Tata Group's Grand Plan: Massive iPhone Assembly Plant in India



Tata Group, a prominent player in the tech and manufacturing sector, revealed its ambitious move to establish one of the largest iPhone assembly plants in India.


This comes after Tata acquired Wistron's iPhone manufacturing facility, marking a pivotal step towards bolstering Apple's manufacturing footprint in the country.


Google's Gemini AI Takes Center Stage, Ready to Rival ChatGPT



Google stepped into the spotlight with the introduction of Gemini, its latest large language model (LLM).


Positioned as a robust competitor to ChatGPT, Gemini is hailed as the "start of a new era" in AI. Boasting advanced multimodal capabilities and accelerated processing, Google's Gemini signals a leap forward in the realm of artificial intelligence.


NPCI's Crucial Directive: Deactivate Inactive UPI IDs by December 31


In a pivotal move, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) issued a directive, urging banks and payment apps to deactivate dormant UPI IDs by December 31.


This strategic measure aims to enhance security and prevent unintended transactions, emphasizing the importance of users routinely validating their information.


WhatsApp Introduces Self-Destructing Voice Messages for Enhanced Privacy



WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature globally, allowing users to send self-destructing voice messages.


Building on the 'view once' concept, this feature ensures that voice notes disappear after being played, enhancing user privacy. Learn how to use this new feature and make your voice messages more secure.


Microsoft's Copilot AI Chatbot Goes Public: What to Expect



Microsoft has officially launched Copilot, its AI-powered chatbot, for general availability.


Originally introduced as Bing Chat, Copilot has undergone improvements and is now ready to assist users more efficiently.


Discover the features, capabilities, and potential applications of Microsoft's Copilot in this overview.


RBI Boosts Digital Payments: UPI Transaction Limits Increased


The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made significant changes to boost digital payments. UPI transaction limits for hospitals and educational institutions have been raised to Rs 5 lakh, and e-mandate caps have been increased.


Explore the details and implications of these changes on the digital payments landscape.


Google Play Removes 17 Fake Loan Apps Spying on Users


Google Play recently took action against 17 fake loan apps that were found to be spying on Android users.


ESET researchers identified these apps, leading to their removal.


Microsoft India to Increase Prices of Business Software from February 1


Microsoft India has announced a price hike of around 6% for its commercial on-premises software and online services, affecting Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365.


The move, set to take effect on February 1, marks the third consecutive year of price increases.


Spotify Announces Third Round of Job Cuts, Laying Off 17% of Workforce



In the latest move, Spotify has revealed plans for a significant workforce reduction, impacting approximately 17% of its employees.


CEO Daniel Ek addressed the decision, citing the company's need to become more efficient and productive.


TDK to Boost iPhone Manufacturing in India with Lithium-ion Battery Plant


Japanese electronic parts maker TDK Corp aims to revolutionize iPhone manufacturing in India.


The company's plans to establish a lithium-ion battery cell facility in Manesar, Haryana, could mark a significant shift in the country's mobile manufacturing ecosystem. Get insights into the potential impact and job creation.

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