Today’s Tech Sightings:
India’s net neutrality activists are on the war path as Facebook launches a new app that offers free internet service to users of the Reliance network in six Indian states. Save the Internet (STI) members argue that there are many ways to provide free internet access without discrimination between web services and without violating net neutrality. Both sides have been battling it out in the media.
A decade ago, technology observers complained China did not produce enough innovators. Its tech companies tended to duplicate Western leaders like Google or Yahoo or Amazon. But all that is changing as a new generation of young, urban techies, more confident with risk-taking and bold moves, climbs up China’s social and corporate ladders.