August, 2018

  • 17 August

    NPCI launches new-look UPI 2.0 with overdraft facility, Technology News, ETtech

    If Unified Payments Interface revolutionised the peer-to-peer digital payments ecosystem in the country, National Payments Corporation of India has now launched an updated version of the payment railroad, mainly to drive merchant payments on UPI. The updated UPI, commonly referred to as UPI 2.0, was launched on Thursday by the …

  • 17 August

    Xiaomi Poco F1 Teased to Be a Flipkart Exclusive

    Teasers have hinted that Xiaomi’s Poco F1 will be Flipkart exclusive in India Xiaomi is set to launch Poco F1, the first smartphone from the company’s sub-brand Poco, in India on August 22. Now, it looks like the Poco F1 will be Flipkart exclusive in India. A teaser page for …

  • 17 August

    Uber to focus on high-potential markets like India, Technology News, ETtech

    Calling India a “high potential market”, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO, reiterated the ride-hailing firm’s commitment to the country. Khosrowshahi, while talking to investors during its second quarter results announcement, said the company is “cementing its leadership position” in India and the Middle East. We had another great quarter, continuing to …

  • 17 August

    Streaming Firm Hotstar Sees Blended Revenues as Winning Strategy

    Indian video streaming service Hotstar sees its blended revenue model that relies on both subscription fees and ad sales as a winning formula in India’s fast-growing market, home to tens of millions of price-sensitive new Internet users. Advertising currently drives the bulk of Hotstar’s revenue, its Chief Executive Ajit Mohan …

  • 17 August

    Apple Reassures Customers After Australian Media Reports Hack by Teen

    Apple said on Friday no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts. The boy, 16, from the southern city of Melbourne, broke into the US computer giant’s mainframe from his suburban home …

  • 17 August

    EazyDiner raises Rs 41 crore in Series B funding, Technology News, ETtech

    Restaurant table reservation venture EazyDiner has raised Rs 41 crore in funding led by Denlow Investment Trust and early-stage investment firm Beenext. The Series B equity financing round, which closed about two weeks ago, values the company at about Rs 280 crore, and comes about nine months after it last …

  • 17 August

    Google Employees Demand More Oversight of China Search Engine Plan

    Google’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China requires more “transparency, oversight and accountability,” hundreds of employees at the Alphabet unit said in an internal petition seen by Reuters on Thursday. Hoping to gain approval from the Chinese government to provide a mobile search service, the company plans to …

  • 17 August

    Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pre-Order Sale Today on Mi.com at 12pm

    Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5A budget smartphone in November last year, and has been taking pre-orders on Mi.com every week. The pre-order page for the Redmi 5A is set to go live from 12pm IST today on the Mi.com website. These pre-orders are meant to be a way to avoid …

  • 17 August

    Google Employees Protest Censored Search Engine For China | News & Opinion

    Google’s secret effort to develop a censored version of its search engine for China has sparked hundreds of employees to sign a letter in protest, according to The New York Times. “Google employees need to know what we’re building,” reads the letter, which has been circulating on the company’s internal …

  • 17 August

    Action-packed Battlefield V trailer hints at battle royale mode

    Battlefield V just got a juicy new trailer to get first-person-shooter fans excited. EA DICE released the “Devastation of Rotterdam” trailer on Thursday in preparation for Europe’s upcoming Gamescom 2018 conference. The trailer is packed to the brim with action showing gameplay and and cutscenes taking place in the game’s Rotterdam …