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Paytm now gives you “Gold” instead of cashbacks, if you are not a KYC compliant customer!

On October 11th 2017, RBI released new guidelines for wallets which made it mandatory to complete KYC for receiving money in wallets. If you have not yet done KYC for your Paytm wallet, it is recommended to do it soon in order to receive cashback along with

Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued after July 17 and users will be redirected to new app Squirrel

One of the first instant messaging app, Yahoo Messenger (owned by Oath) will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer be able to access your chats and the

Google Neighbourly: the app for trusted, neighbourhood answers

Our life revolves around our home. In the course of a day, local questions come up all the time: Know a good pediatrician for my daughter? Which film festivals in our locality have free entry for kids? Any reliable mechanics nearby or where is

Paytm acquires Chennai-based online ticketing platform TicketNew

Online payments platform Paytm has acquired Orbgen Technologies Private Limited, the firm that operates Chennai-based online ticketing platform TicketNew. The move, as seen by industry experts, is a strategy to strengthen Paytm’s presence in ticketing space, which is mostly dominated by platforms like BookMyShow,

Amazon Launches Kindle Lite – Free 2MB Reading App for Android in India

Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Lite, the lightest reading app for Android in India. An India first product, the Kindle Lite App is less than 2MB and provides Kindle features that customers love, including personalised recommendations, Whispersync (synching your eBooks across devices) as

Acquisitions In eCommerce – The Web World: Who Owns Who?

It’s fairly common knowledge that bigger companies tend to buy smaller companies. In fact, many of the popular companies are owned by just under 20 of the world’s largest ones. And if you take a look at all the big company acquisitions that have

Google Tez integrates new Chat feature – Chat with friends when making payments!

Google Tez, Internet giants India based payment app, has integrated a new chat feature to its payment app. The new feature will allow users to communicate with each other within the app itself. The chat will also help the users to add meaningful context

Indian Railways to deploy drone cameras to enhance safety

Indian Railways is all set to get eyes in the sky as it prepares to deploy “Drone” cameras in all its zones and divisions for various railway activities to enhance safety and efficiency. Drone cameras will provide real-time inputs for activities related to relief

Dailyhunt Launches Newzly, a News-in-Brief App, in Nine Languages – competition to InShorts

DailyHunt, News and local language content application, launched Newzly, a news-in-brief app for Android users. The app offers a summary of trending news articles across multiple genres such as regional, international, entertainment, business, sports and technology. The content is available in nine languages –

WhatsApp launches a separate app for businesses – WhatsApp Business App

People all around the world use WhatsApp to connect with small businesses they care about — from online clothing companies in India to auto parts stores in Brazil. But WhatsApp was built for people and they want to improve the business experience. For example,

Check out how a simple WhatsApp design hack has helped Goibibo increase their seat bookings by 5 times!

How many times has it happened that you had to sit cramped up in middle seat because the counter lady told that’s the only option available? Or you have to sit a few rows away from your family on the same airplane journey? While

Hike ‘Total’ – A new way to access Hike services without a data connection

The messaging services app ‘Hike Messenger’ has rolled out a new feature which allows the users to use services like messaging, payments, without a data connection. Yes, you heard it right! Without using an active data connection.  Hike unveils ‘Total, built by hike’, a

Airtel Infinity postpaid users to get one year free Amazon prime membership – How to claim Amazon prime membership for Airtel postpaid users?

India’s leading telecommunication service provider Airtel and ecommerce giant Amazon join hands to offer one year of Amazon Prime membership with Airtel Infinity Postpaid Plans. Under a first of its kind offer in India, new and existing Airtel Postpaid customers with an Infinity plan of

5 Instagram features that Marketers can make use of in 2018

Marketers, if your brand is not on Instagram yet or if you don’t think Instagram as a marketing channel, then you are losing out on some serious engagement stuff. According to Forrester, Instagram has a brand-engagement rate 58% higher than Facebook’s. And more over

How to link your mobile connection (SIM) with Aadhaar using toll free IVRS 14546 or Online

Have you linked your mobile phone number to Aadhaar number? Not yet? Now you don’t need to visit your service provider’s outlet to complete Aadhaar verification and linking your phone number with Aadhaar. Hon’ble Supreme Court stated “an effective process has been evolved to ensure

[Guide] How to send money to friends using Paytm!

Recently Paytm has crossed the 100 million milestone on Google Play Store. To be exact, in the second week of December 2017. This makes Paytm, India’s first payments app to cross the 100 million downloads mark.  Paytm’s vision is to become a mobile-first financial

Files Go by Google – Free up phone storage and keep your Android phone organized

Every day, millions of smartphones run out of space. While phones with 16GB or 32GB of storage are becoming more popular, many phones around the world have much less storage, often as low as 4GB. And with the barrage of images, videos, apps and

Ola to acquire Foodpanda’s India business from Delivery Hero Group in an all stock deal

Ride hailing app Ola, announced its partnership with Germany based Delivery Hero Group (“Delivery Hero”), the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace. This deal includes the transfer of Foodpanda’s India business to Ola in an acquisition deal in exchange for Ola stock. This collaboration between India’s

Control and save your mobile data with Google Datally – a new data saver app by the tech giant

Do you stream YouTube videos all day? Do you still feel that 1GB data per day in not enough for you! Thanks to Jio. Mobile data is much cheaper now. But still there are millions of us who exhausts their mobile data due to

Learn Blockchain, Machine Learning and Digital & Social Selling via online through Simplilearn online courses

Simplilearn, the digital economy training company, has launched three new age courses in Machine Learning, Digital and Social Selling and Blockchain. Through these new courses, Simplilearn is positioned to help professionals and enterprises stay relevant with the latest skill sets relevant for the digital age. Photo by Simon Hattinga