TikTok rival Byte debuts at top of US app store
The strong early response to Byte’s arrival, coming with little to no advance fanfare, suggests the community that Vine built up remains loyal to the particular six-second format. Some of the early popular videos on the platform are humorous proclamations of “Don’t post TikToks here.”
MoneyTap bags Rs 500 cr in equity & debt round
MoneyTap, an app-based consumer credit provider, has a loan book of more than Rs 1,000 crore. The company targets customers in the 29-31 age group with average incomes of Rs 30,000-40,000 per month.
Corporates cut back on business with Oyo because of service, quality issues
Owing to multiple issues hovering around Oyo Hotels & Homes ranging from safety and security of women to service and quality issues, several companies including L&T Infotech, Vodafone Idea, TCS and others have cut back on their business with Softbank-powered Oyo. As a result, Oyo’s corporate business has stayed flat over the past one year.
India’s taking its digital success stories abroad
India’s success in using technology for social good in the form of Aadhaar, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is inspiring many countries across the world. India built an e-office platform for Sri Lanka last year, and work has started on a soil health card project in Cambodia.
Starved of openings, Chinese Cos cross Great Wall to India
Fewer Chinese startups going public, uncertainty after trade spat with US & sobering of valuations post WeWork.
Paytm Payments Bank to help identify rogue apps that could trigger fraud transactions
The security feature will scan the apps installed on the user device and will pop-up a security alert whenever a dangerous app is found that may put the users' accounts at risk. No transactions will be possible until the user uninstalls that fraudulent app.
How to invest in small savings schemes using the India Post Payments Bank app
The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) offers a single view of all the post office investments and allows subscribers to manage thee efficiently. Subscribers are also able to deposit money online in their RD, SSY or PPF account using the IPPB application.
Can Jeff Bezos buy India? Apparently not
Last week, Bezos’s iPhone was hacked via a WhatsApp message sent directly from Crown Prince MBS.
India uses Aadhaar, UPI platforms for striking digital diplomacy with friendly nations
"The idea is to establish India as a tech hub, generate more business for private companies while improving bilateral partnerships,” a senior official told ET requesting not be identified. The person added that is a realisaton in multilateral forums in the especially G20 that India has digitalised rapidly particularly.
Work-life balance key to employee work performance in India, shows survey
The India@Work report, which surveyed 585 Gen-Y professionals from varied sectors and senior levels across India, showed that 90% employees feel a flexible work environment is important.
Rooter to play user content to get more on platform
Rooter was launched as a platform to bridge the gap in the sports fan engagement market through a tech product. Its launch coincided with the Euro 2016, and later, it added cricket, tennis and other sports to its folio.
Orders go down as Zomato & Swiggy raise delivery fees
Over the last six to eight months, the two dominant players have also started passing on restaurant packing charges and certain taxes to consumers and cut down on losses per order.
WhatsApp faces outage in India, Twitter abuzz
Millions of users were unable to share videos, photos and GIFs, audio and stickers and several of those said they were even unable to view WhatsApp Status feature. According to Downdetetector.com, the problem started in the evening around 4 p.m. and alive outage map showed users in India, Europe, Brazil and in Southeast Asia were affected by the outage.
Face recognition app to be used in Telangana Municipal polls on pilot basis
In a first-of-its-kind in India, the Telangana State Election Commission will be using facial recognition app in a bid to counter impersonation by voters on a pilot basis in 10 selected polling stations.
Facebook gears up for marketing push in India
The plan, sources told ET, is to enhance user engagement across the suite of apps – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The move comes at a time when Chinese video-sharing networking service TikTok is adding users in India. The Menlo Park-based social network, owned by tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, has hired Avinash Pant to head the marketing function.
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