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Top 10 stories of the week: April 17th to April 23rd 2017

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 23rd April 2017 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: Adobe and E2E for their support. How Sodexo is going digital in India Last month, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released draft guidelines for meal vouchers which said that they cannot be issued in paper form anymore and will have to move to digital means. Sodexo, one of India’s largest vouchers companies, had already begun digitizing its operations over 14 months ago by issuing a pre-paid card. However, unlike most pre-paid cards which allow purchasing of a wide range of product and services, Sodexo has chosen to limit usage of the card to only food and non-alcoholic beverages, and running its own proprietary acceptance network. Read it here Netflix weighs in on net neutrality in India, after softening role in US After stepping down from their prominent role in the net neutrality debate in the US, Netflix cautiously entered the dialogue in India yesterday, by filing a partial response to Indian telecom regulator TRAI’s latest consultation paper on net neutrality. Read it here Jio wants Net Neutrality exceptions for Specialised and Managed services, Payments Reliance Jio believes that a Net Neutrality exception should be created for “Specialized Services”, payments services, online customer care services. The Indian telecom regulator TRAI is is currently holding a public consultation on whether Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Telecom operators (telcos) should be allowed to block, slow-down or speed-up certain…

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