In Brief: WhatsApp Pay to comply with India guidelines; AWS rolls out SaaS integration platform

In Brief: WhatsApp Pay to comply with India guidelines; AWS rolls out SaaS integration platform
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24 Apr, 2020

WhatsApp Pay, the payments feature of messaging platform WhatsApp, has assured the National Payments Corporation of India that it will comply with all local guidelines set for payment companies by May, The Economic Times reported, citing sources. The service could not be rolled out earlier due to issues with its storage policy in India and over sharing of data with parent entity Facebook, the report said.

Read: Payments data processed abroad must be stored in India: RBI

AWS rolls out SaaS integration platform Amazon AppFlow

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has rolled out a software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration platform Amazon AppFlow. It is a fully managed service that provides a secure way for customers to create and automate bidirectional data flows between AWS and SaaS applications without writing a custom integration code, according to a statement. Amazon AppFlow will also work with private connectivity provider AWS PrivateLink to route data flows, it said. Customers have to only pay for the number of flows they run and the volume of data they process, it added.

SP Robotics courses see one lakh new students since lockdown

Edutainment platform SP Robotic Works has enrolled over one lakh new students for its online courses during the lockdown. The number of users have doubled during the lockdown period in the country, the company said, without disclosing the exact numbers. The platform provides courses in drones, robotics, internet of things and virtual reality. It recently rolled out Android and artificial intelligence courses for students over the age of 10, it added.

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