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From 32,692 to 299: Amazon’s software job openings decline in 6 months
India developing its own mobile OS; China’s Population Drops for the First Time in Decades
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Economists predict 61% chance of recession in 2023
Academic and business economists surveyed in the Wall Street Journal’s quarterly report predict a 61% chance of a recession in the next 12 months.
Businesses are preparing for the potential recession.
Government to discuss e-gaming regulations with companies on Tuesday
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the role and structure of the proposed self-regulatory organization (SRO).
The meeting will also discuss the mandatory know-your-customer (KYC) requirement norms for gamers and other proposals.
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China’s Population Drops for the First Time in Decades
China’s population has decreased for the first time in decades.
This decline is expected to have long-term consequences for domestic and global economies.
YouTube tests free, ad-supported TV channels hub
YouTube is testing a free, ad-supported channels hub.
Several entertainment providers are involved in the testing.
Google Translate adds 33 new languages for offline use
Google Translate now supports 33 new languages for offline use.
This makes it easier for users to access full language conversion sets when travelling.
Over two dozen new offline languages have been added.
Indian Startups See Decline in Hiring: Study
Hiring by Indian start-ups decreased by 44% from the first quarter of 2022 to the last quarter of that year.
The findings were reported by human resources consultancy company CIEL HR Services.
Google reportedly creating ‘Grogu’ tracker to rival Apple’s AirTags
Google is reportedly developing a Bluetooth tracker device to compete with Apple’s AirTags.
The device is called ‘Grogu’. It will be used to track items.
India Develops Own OS to Compete with iOS and Android
The Indian government is working on a proposal to develop an indigenous mobile operating system.
This OS will provide users with a more secure experience.
It will also provide users with additional feature
Esports Companies Request Regulatory Distinction between Video Games and Real Money Games
Esports companies are asking for regulatory distinction between video games and Real Money Games (RMGs).
RMGs and Fantasy Sports are governed by separate online gambling legislation in different nations.
Byju’s adopts internal sales model to prevent mis-selling
Byju’s adopts an internal sales model to prevent mis-selling.
This model will ensure more accurate customer identification.
It will also ensure clearer communication and help guard against mis-selling.
Amazon’s software development job openings went from 32,692 in May 2022 to 299 in January 2023
The number of open positions at Amazon decreased from 32,692 in May to 31,840 in June, 30,124 in July, 24,747 in August, 17,141 in September, 2,829 in November, and 373 in December.
Currently, there are 299 open positions for software development, 164 of which are in the United States. This is less than 1% of the 32,692 positions available in May.