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Infibeam CCAvenue launches pan-India billing service on BBPS

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 the National Payments Corporation of India, which also

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Google Assistant launches support for third-party apps in India

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 search and assistance app similar to Siri from

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Just Dial says no acquisition proposal from Google ‘yet’

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 in the Business Standard daily that said Google

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

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 financial services companies such as banks, instead of

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Balaji Telefilms to share digital content with Vodafone

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, urban mass audience and is targeted at the 18-35

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SBI, IOB and Corp Bank only PSBs to charge for mobile NEFT

Only three public sector banks -- State Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank and Corporation Bank -- levy charges on even the smallest money transfer done via mobile phones using the National Electronic Fund Transfer or NEFT facility, data compiled from public sector banks show.None of the remaining 18 public

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TRAI to hear the public on net neutrality in open house this month

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has started registrations for an open house discussion on its upcoming recommendations on net neutrality.The open house discussion will be held on Wednesday, August 30 at 9:30 AM in New Delhi. The venue has not been finalized yet, and is likely to be fixed

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Yes Bank launches impulse buying app ‘Tap To Shop’

Trying to differentiate itself from regular ecommerce websites and apps, Yes Bank has launched an impulse buying app known as Tap To Shop.Unlike regular online shopping apps, Tap To Shop will be focused exclusively on delivering deals that are not available at most times. The customer must have installed the

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SBI enables Samsung Pay for some of its debit cards

State Bank of India said it was enabling payment by Samsung Pay service on some of its higher debit card variants.Samsung Pay works by mimicking the 'swiping' action of a credit or debit card by sending a magnetic pulse. The 'card machine' or point of sale machine mistakes this for

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ALTBalaji joins Amazon’s Fire TV platform

ALTBalaji, the video app from Indian film and television content producer Balaji Telefilms, has joined the Amazon Fire TV platform, joining around 5,200 apps already on the platform.The e-retailer launched its video device in India two months ago at Rs 3,999 -- slightly costlier than the competing product from Google,

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Anil Ambani group relaunches Bigflix to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

The Anil Ambani Group has relaunched Bigflix, the homegrown competitor to Netflix, with an expanded focus covering regional language content as well as an eye on audiences outside India.The service will have 2000 HD movies in nine Indian languages to start with, the group said.These languages are Hindi, Telugu,

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SpiceJet chooses HSBC as its UPI partner

SpiceJet has chosen HSBC Bank as its partner for receiving UPI payments on its website.UPI or Unified Payments Interface is an advanced, easy-to-use, cheap and real-time payment platform designed by the National Payments Corporation of India.Unlike more expensive payment options such as Visa and Mastercard, UPI is available to most

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Vodafone customers to get Rs 250 cashback on Amazon Prime subscripton

Vodafone said any of its subscribers that uses its website or app to subscribe to Amazon Prime service in India will get Rs 250 cash back in the form of payment balance in their Amazon account.Technically, operators in India are forbidden from giving cheaper data access to any particular website

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PayTM ropes in IIT Kanpur for ‘cashless campus’

PayTM, India's biggest mobile payment company and a minority subsidiary of Alibaba Group, said it partnered with Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur to bring its cashless payment solution to the country’s premier engineering college.Under the program, students will be able to make payments using the mobile app at hostel canteens,

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Siti to launch cable broadband in five Indian cities as Jio expands

Zee Group-owned Siti Cable will launch high-speed broadband services in five different cities by June this year, company sources revealed.Siti Cable, a brand of Siti Networks, currently operates broadband services in Delhi, Hisar, Rohtak and Karnal. The new locations are likely to be outside Haryana, according to our sources."We will

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Quora imposes restrictions on anonymous users; to pre-screen anon content; stops likes, comments

Quora, the question and answer app that is very popular in certain pockets of population in India and abroad, said has made three crucial changes to its anonymity policy: installing a mandatory screening process, preventing anonymous users from liking and commenting, and removing direct linkage between anonymous content and their

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