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Daily Digest Of Tech Policy News And Updates (May 6, 2021)

Bringing you quick updates on the tech space, policy-making and digital rights from India and across the globe. Google will move to hybrid workweek post-pandemic "We’ll move to a hybrid work week where most Googlers spend approximately three days in the office and two days wherever they work best," the company announced through a blog post. The product areas and job function will determine which days of the week the employees will come together in the office. Out of its approximately 140,000 global employees, Google expects 60 percent to be part of this hybrid model. The company also said it will make it easier for employees to switch between offices or to work fully remotely. https://twitter.com/sundarpichai/status/1390110318538366976 Paytm launches new tool for finding vaccination slots Paytm launched a new tool for users to find COVID vaccination slots and set for alerts when new slots open up for their locality, Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma tweeted today. The app will check for availability in real-time and alerts users via Paytm Chat when a new slot opens up. Paytm is most likely offering this service using CoWIN public APIs. MediaNama reported earlier on Wednesday on how the tech-savvy are gaining upper hand in finding vaccination slots using these public APIs. While the government has officially opened up the COVID19 vaccination program to people in the 18-45 age group, not many are able to get a vaccine because very few appointment slots have been opened for this age group. This scarcity has led developers to use the CoWIN public APIs to…

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