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…

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…

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…

Yes Bank launches impulse buying app ‘Tap To Shop’

Yes Bank launches impulse buying app ‘Tap To Shop’

2017-08-03T15:34:46+00:00 On

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…

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

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

2017-04-25T17:46:29+00:00 On

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…

Net Neutrality: Vodafone wants right to manipulate Internet videos

Net Neutrality: Vodafone wants right to manipulate Internet videos

2017-04-20T16:59:19+00:00 On

Vodafone India said it would like to be given the power to manage the size of videos watched by users on its mobile network and lower it automatically “for overall quality welfare”. Participating in the discussions related to Net Neutrality and the powers…

Vodafone customers to get Rs 250 cashback on Amazon Prime subscripton

Vodafone customers to get Rs 250 cashback on Amazon Prime subscripton

2017-03-19T15:08:38+00:00 On

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…

PayTM ropes in IIT Kanpur for ‘cashless campus’

PayTM ropes in IIT Kanpur for ‘cashless campus’

2017-03-12T14:24:04+00:00 On

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…

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

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

2017-03-03T07:36:23+00:00 On

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…

After Freecharge, Axis Bank wins virtual POS provider Paynear for its UPI platform

After Freecharge, Axis Bank wins virtual POS provider Paynear for its UPI platform

2016-12-22T22:00:32+00:00 On

Paynear, which helps shopkeepers and businesses to accept card payments without buying a point-of-sale (POS) machine, has tied up with Axis Bank to implement support for UPI or Unified Payment Interface. UPI allows users to send and receive money and make payments…

Pokemon Go launched in India in association with Reliance Jio

Pokemon Go launched in India in association with Reliance Jio

2016-12-13T15:36:49+00:00 On

Pokemon Go, the virtual reality game where players have to ‘catch’ and ‘train’ creatures called Pokemons, has officially been launched in India, months after it first became available in markets such as the US. The India launch has been done in association…

Freecharge ties up with ICICI Bank to offer POS services

Freecharge ties up with ICICI Bank to offer POS services

2016-12-05T15:04:37+00:00 On

Snapdeal-owned FreeCharge has tied up with ICICI Bank’s Merchant Services, which will allow consumers to pay their bill at over 1 Lakh ICICI stores with their Freecharge accounts. These merchants are located at across 700 cities and towns in India, the company…