Today’s top tech news: Google says no to ‘one size fits all’ laws, Zuckerberg tries to show that he's not taking sides and gamers in India still have to hit the books

The explosion of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile) in India has been a boon for the esports industry but gamers still have to hit the books to have a back up in hand -- or there's always YouTube streamingPUBG Mobile

  • Esports is taking off in India but even with sponsorships to back them up, gamers have to hit the books for backup.
  • Google’s Senior Vice President of Global Affairs published a blog posh stating that ‘one size fits all’ content laws don’t account for the variations in online content and discourage technological advancement.
  • Facebook’s ad library is launching worldwide starting with Canada, Argentina, Singapore and Ukraine as Zuckerberg tries to assert that he’s not taking sides.
  • Indian students prefer to take online coaching to studying offline with the online education industry expected to hit a user based of 9.6 million by 2021.
  • The debt-ridden government telecom service providers, BSNL, is buckling under debt and the fate of 180,000 employees hangs in the balance.
  • Xiaomi's plans to launch five devices to celebrate its 5-year anniversary in India.
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Here’s what it’s like to be a gamer in India

Here’s what it’s like to be a gamer in India

More and more players are taking up gaming professional but it's not as lucrative as one would expect. Indian parents till want their kids to their grades up and study in case a career in esports doesn't work out.

Business Insider India spoke to Mehul Dey from the Terrifying Nightmares and Mortal from Team SOUL, who is also a YouTuber with over 2.4 million subscribers to ask them what it's actually like to be a gamer in India.

​Facebook is taking its political ad library global as Zuckerberg tries to show that he's not taking sides​

​Facebook is taking its political ad library global as Zuckerberg tries to show that he's not taking sides​

Facebook, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned social networking giant, is going global with its transparency tools. The Facebook Ad Library, which was already in place for around 50 countries — including India — will now be in place for every country where Facebook has presence according to a new post on the Facebook blog.

The method isn’t quite as full proof as Facebook would like to have you believe. In an experiment that Business Insider ran last year, Facebook approved ads that were ‘paid for’ by Cambridge Analytica even though the company is now defunct and was banned from Facebook at the time.

​5 launches and a 5-year celebration for Xiaomi

​5 launches and a 5-year celebration for Xiaomi

Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi is all set to celebrate its 5th anniversary in India by launching 5 new products. A fast-charger and two pairs of headphones are set to debut alongside a rechargeable LED lamp and a truck-builder aimed at children. Xiaomi also unveiled a new product in its portfolio of lifestyle products called the Mi Beard Trimmer.

These launches come ahead of the company’s scheduled launch the Redmi K20 Pro in India on July 17th.

Internationally, as a run-up to the company’s launch of its new CC range of smartphones in July, Xiaomi announced on Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo that the Mi CC9 would feature a 48 MP camera and a 32 MP selfie camera.

The fate of 180,000 BSNL unpaid employees hangs in balance as fears of a shutdown loom large

The fate of 180,000 BSNL unpaid employees hangs in balance as fears of a shutdown loom large

The government-owned telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), is staggering under ₹130 billion in debt. Its 180,000 employees haven't been paid as a result.


The public sector enterprise has asked the Indian government for a bail out of ₹8.5 billion so that it can pay its employees who haven't received any benefits in months and their June salaries are yet to come in .


The contractual workers at BSNL are in an even worse position with salaries backed up for the past seven months.

Indian students prefer online coaching to offline classes

Indian students prefer online coaching to offline classes

When it comes to competitive exams in India students seem to prefer taking online coaching instead of offline classes. Whether its banking exams, the JEE, NEET, GATE or SSC, 90% of students prefer online tutorials, according to a survey.


The highest turnout for online classes is from the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The success on online coaching is attributed to live sessions, the option to re-watch lessons, and the affordability of data.

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