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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.”

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  • 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.

    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 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.

    Fewer Chinese startups going public, uncertainty after trade spat with US & sobering of valuations post WeWork.

    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.

    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.

    Last week, Bezos’s iPhone was hacked via a WhatsApp message sent directly from Crown Prince MBS.

    "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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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