WhatsApp starts rolling out ‘verified accounts’ with IndusInd Bank

WhatsApp starts rolling out ‘verified accounts’ with IndusInd Bank

2018-04-03T14:13:51+00:00 On

WhatsApp, the biggest interpersonal text-messaging platform in India, has started rolling out its ‘verified accounts’ feature with IndusInd Bank as one of its first customers. For now, verified accounts are limited to businesses, and will be used to assure customers that they…

Jio users need to click on app to extend Prime membership

Jio users need to click on app to extend Prime membership

2018-03-30T19:29:00+00:00 On

Contrary to rumors, Reliance Jio is not giving an automatic extension in Jio prime membership to all its users, but existing members have to ‘express their interest’ through the company’s selfcare application. “Express your interest to get complimentary membership for the next…

Kotak Mahindra Bank grows customer base by 50% in 9 months with Aadhaar eKYC

Kotak Mahindra Bank grows customer base by 50% in 9 months with Aadhaar eKYC

2018-03-20T16:35:11+00:00 On

Kotak Mahindra Bank said its customer base increased by 50% in nine months after it launched a mobile app to facilitate quick opening of bank accounts using Aadhaar. The company launched an app called 811 on March 29, 2017, three months after…

India’s T-Series becomes most-viewed Youtube channel

India’s T-Series becomes most-viewed Youtube channel

2018-03-12T12:08:49+00:00 On

Thanks to the explosion of data connectivity unleashed by Reliance Jio and other operators, an Indian company has emerged as by far the most popular channel on Youtube by number of views. According to Youtube tracking service Social Blade, Indian record label…

JioTV adds multi-camera, multi-mic feature; VR coming soon

JioTV adds multi-camera, multi-mic feature; VR coming soon

2018-03-09T17:00:09+00:00 On

Reliance Jio, the 4G operator, said users of its JioTV streaming app can now choose any of the five camera angles while watching the ongoing Nidahas trophy as part of a new ‘interactive TV’ feature. Similarly, they can also choose to listen…

Tata Sky takes on JioTV with free video streaming website for users

Tata Sky takes on JioTV with free video streaming website for users

2018-02-28T12:21:10+00:00 On

Tata Sky, the country’s largest distributor of television content, has taken decided to take on JioTV and other emerging content distributors with an online streaming website of its own. The DTH provider’s online video and TV service can be accessed at ‘watch.tatasky.com‘…

Mahindra invests Rs 176 cr in Bangalore-based car rental start-up Zoomcar

Mahindra invests Rs 176 cr in Bangalore-based car rental start-up Zoomcar

2018-02-16T09:23:17+00:00 On

Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said it would invest up to Rs 176 cr in Bangalore-based car rental firm Zoomcar for a stake of up to 16%. Zoomcar, which calls itself a self-drive mobility platform, has been offering car sharing services…

Star India’s Hotstar to share content with Airtel’s TV app

Star India’s Hotstar to share content with Airtel’s TV app

2018-02-13T15:46:51+00:00 On

Star India’s digital business, Hotstar, will make content available via Bharti Airtel’s TV app. The companies did not clarify if all content on Hotstar will be available or not. Given that it costs Rs 199 per month to access all content on…

Balaji Telefilms ties up with Reliance Jio for content distribution

Balaji Telefilms ties up with Reliance Jio for content distribution

2018-01-28T18:10:13+00:00 On

Balaji Telefilms, the television content producer header by Ekta Kapoor, said it has decided to make its digital content available on various content applications of Reliance Jio. So far, the most of the content was exclusive to Balaji Telefilm’s own app, ALTBalaji,…

Reliance Jio tests 4G-based TV broadcasting technology eMBMS

Reliance Jio tests 4G-based TV broadcasting technology eMBMS

2018-01-20T13:23:55+00:00 On

Lost in the details of the financial and technical data disclosed by Reliance Jio on its third-quarter performance was a tiny bullet point announcing that the company had broadcast a pan-India stream over eMBMS. eMBMS or enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service is…

Exchanges seek clarification from Bharti Airtel on Aadhaar misuse charges

Exchanges seek clarification from Bharti Airtel on Aadhaar misuse charges

2017-11-30T14:08:05+00:00 On

Stock exchanges in India have sought a clarification from India’s largest telecom company by revenue, Bharti Airtel, on a report that it was under investigation by a government agency for allegedly misusing customer data to open bank accounts in their names. “(The)…

Infibeam CCAvenue launches pan-India billing service on BBPS

Infibeam CCAvenue launches pan-India billing service on BBPS

2017-11-20T11:19:28+00:00 On

E-commerce solutions provider Infibeam said its unit Avenues India, which operates the payment service CCAvenue, has entered the bill payment service with the launch of a new service BillAvenue. The service has been built atop the Bharat Bill Payment System created by…

Google Assistant launches support for third-party apps in India

Google Assistant launches support for third-party apps in India

2017-11-16T11:25:08+00:00 On

Google has activated support for third-party apps in its Google Assistant product in India. Before this, it was not possible for third-party apps to be launched or accessed via Google Assistant in India. Google Assistant is the company’s artificial intelligence-based mobile phone…

PVR introduces ‘movie on demand’ with VKAAO app

PVR introduces ‘movie on demand’ with VKAAO app

2017-11-14T14:41:54+00:00 On

PVR, India’s largest movie chain, said viewers can now watch any movie they want — including oldies, small-time and independent flicks and documentaries — by voting for them on movie-on-demand app VKAAO from Bookmyshow. When a certain number of app users sign…

Just Dial says no acquisition proposal from Google ‘yet’

Just Dial says no acquisition proposal from Google ‘yet’

2017-11-10T12:34:21+00:00 On

Just Dial, the local classifieds company, said it “does meet relevant corporates for exploring any business or strategic opportunities and tie-ups”, but there is no proposal to be acquired by Google “as of now”. The statement came in response to a report…

Just Dial app downloaded 23,871 times every day; profit rises

Just Dial app downloaded 23,871 times every day; profit rises

2017-11-06T21:07:13+00:00 On

Online classifieds company Just Dial said its app was downloaded an average of 23,871 times per day during the three months ended September. This was nearly thrice the number of app downloads during the same three months of 2016, showing the impact…

MobiKwik creates wallet app for bank even as rivals focus on payments bank

MobiKwik creates wallet app for bank even as rivals focus on payments bank

2017-10-23T16:14:36+00:00 On

Wallet app provider MobiKwik announced a tie-up with IndusInd under which it has launched an app exclusively for the bank’s 10 mln customers. The move is in line with the app company’s strategy to be a partner and solutions provider to traditional…

Balaji Telefilms to share digital content with Vodafone

Balaji Telefilms to share digital content with Vodafone

2017-09-21T14:19:19+00:00 On

Balaji Telefilms will make its digital content available Vodafone’s Play multimedia app, the telecom operator said. Nachiket Pantvaidya, CEO – ALTBalaji said the aim of his company was to make the content more widely available. “Our content caters to the Indian language,…