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Today’s top tech news: Amazon and Flipkart’s deep discounting is officially coming to an end, TikTok influencers get charged for inciting communal violence and Microsoft might be violating Google’s ad policies

Installing a Microsoft mobile app might make ads show up all over your phone

Installing a Microsoft mobile app might make ads show up all over your phone

Microsoft has been spotted pushing out ads outside of its apps on Android. If a user installs OneDrive or Your Phone Companion, prompts to install other Microsoft ads have been showing up on the share sheet.

This ad practices violate the Google Play Store’s ad policies and in other mobile publishers have been reprimanded by the tech giant for committed ad fraud in the past.

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​Amazon, Flipkart ask brands to take the lead on ‘discounting’

​Amazon, Flipkart ask brands to take the lead on ‘discounting’

Foreign e-commerce platforms in India, Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, are asking brands to put in writing the extent of discounts that should be applicable on their products. In order to comply with India’s new e-commerce rules that rolled out in February, e-commerce giants are looking to find a way to end the alleged price distortions in the market.

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​TikTok ‘influencers’ charged for hate speech and attempting to incite communal violence

​TikTok ‘influencers’ charged for hate speech and attempting to incite communal violence

‘Influencers’ on the short video sharing mobile app, TikTok, are being charged with trying to incite communal violence in India. Asking to ‘avenge’ the death of a lynching victim, Tabrez Ansari, three TikTok users have been booked under Section 153-A and Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

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​Tecno follows Xiaomi, OnePlus and Samsung to get a pound of India's red hot smartphone market

​Tecno follows Xiaomi, OnePlus and Samsung to get a pound of India's red hot smartphone market

Tecno is launching a ‘flagship’ smartphone in the India market at a price tag of in order to woo consumers in the world’s second largest smartphone market in the world.

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​Good Morning Alexa: Maharashtra village students learn from Amazon’s virtual assistant

​Good Morning Alexa: Maharashtra village students learn from Amazon’s virtual assistant

Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, is helping kids in rural India educate themselves. Using the various skills that are available on the virtual assistant, students in Warud School have been using Alexa to ask questions around a particular topic. The teachers claim that using Alexa is easier for students since the AI-powered software doesn’t judge if questions are repeated and doesn’t reprimand students if they get an answer wrong.

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