In order against WeTransfer, Telecom dept cites national security, public interest If you’ve been having trouble accessing WeTransfer.com for sending work files to colleagues, the problem isn’t your internet connection or a case of service’s servers buckling under increased demand. It is because WeTransfer, one of the world’s most popular file sharing services, has been banned by the Department of Telecommunications. In an order dated May 18, the telecom department directed internet service providers (ISP) to ban three specific website URLs. The first two are specific pages of WeTransfer, while the third is the entire website. It is unclear as to what is contained in the first two URLs as the website is currently banned by several ISPs, but banning WeTransfer entirely is a perplexing decision. file sharing service has more than 50 million users around the world, who send over a billion files between them every month. WeTransfer’s appeal lies in its … [Read more...] about As millions work from home, govt bans file-sharing site
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But she's worried about venturing out when some transport services resume in the capital Manila from Monday, and feels the threat of the new coronavirus still lingers.The Philippines saw its highest daily spike in coronavirus cases on Thursday, but that didn't stop President Rodrigo Duterte from easing one of the world's toughest and longest lockdowns."I'm still nervous because the virus is still out there but glad that the taxi drivers and I can go back to work," she said.Those drivers will now be separated from passengers by a plastic barrier and sanitizers and disinfectants will also be provided to them, she said.Though taxis, trains, buses and ride hailing services are allowed to reopen, the country's iconic jeepneys - the crowded and colourful budget passenger trucks - must remain off the road.Their drivers are dismayed."It is difficult and painful not knowing when we can go back to work," said Jude Recio, a Manila jeepney driver."Trying to take care of ourselves is difficult … [Read more...] about Relief, disappointment as Philippines restarts some transport services
Vineet Rao, Founder and CEO, DealShare is in the essentials space and most of his team are in the field working hard to ensure delivery of essential supplies to customers. Work from home is not a proposition for all departments at their end. He told ET Panache, "Most work is done through online meetings rather than face-to-face discussions. Given the current environment, wherein we are placed in a unique situation, it requires us to continue servicing and helping customers, and as a CEO managing it all remotely has been an opportunity as well as a challenge. The situation requires me to make sure everyone is aligned and productive in their respective fields. With new challenges coming up every day, it is more important than ever to ensure all departments get clear guidance on the priorities and focus areas." Given the operational nature of the industry, it is tough to easily drive productivity while working remotely. This requires all managers and leaders to be more proactive in … [Read more...] about How DealShare founder runs the essential service company amidst coronavirus pandemic
NEW DELHI: IT shares were trading on a mixed note in Friday's session. Shares of Wipro (up 4.89 per cent) , MPhasis (up 3.96 per cent) , Just Dial (up 2.43 per cent) , Mindtree (up 1.72 per cent) , HCL Technologies (up 1.09 per cent) and Info Edge (India) (up 0.41 per cent) were among the top gainers. While Infosys (down 2.78 per cent) , NIIT Technologies (down 0.88 per cent) , Tata Consultancy (down 0.87 per cent) and Tech Mahindra (down 0.18 per cent) were the top losers in the index. The Nifty IT index was trading 0.23 per cent down at 13995.65 around 12:21PM. Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was down 10.70 points at 9479.4, while the BSE Sensex was down 120.51 points at 32080.08. Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 33 were trading in the green, while 17 were in the red. Shares of Vodafone Idea, IDFC First Bank Ltd., Federal Bank, Tata Motors, BHEL, GMR Infra, SBI, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank and Zee Ent. were among the most traded shares on the NSE. … [Read more...] about Share market update: IT shares mixed; Wipro jumps 5%
Unlike Sheth, other denizens feel such a charge is completely uncalled for! Smriti Chhabra, who is the founder of a community of Gurugrammers, says, “Some doctors are also charging extra for PPE gear, which they are asking the patients to wear during check up. We understand that it’s an additional cost for salons, to add to their consumables to run their operations. But why are the customers being charged for it? And if they are charging it, then there should be a capping on the amount as it shouldn’t pinch the customers visiting them.” … [Read more...] about Now paying: Covid-19 protection fee for salon services?