In Brief: Govt questions banned apps; Paytm Mini Programs for businesses

In Brief: Govt questions banned apps; Paytm Mini Programs for businesses
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9 Jul, 2020

The government has sent a list of 50 questions to the 59 banned apps, seeking details about the parent companies and incorporation, according to an Economic Times report. This comes shortly after the centre banned popular Chinese apps such as TikTok, Helo and Shein. 

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Paytm Mini Programs for businesses

Digital financial services platform Paytm, owned by One97 Communications, has rolled out Paytm Mini Programs, which will help businesses to showcase their products and services to its user base, according to an Entrackr report. The platform will allow a mobile website or web app to integrate with Paytm’s Mini Programs, the report said. 

Decentro raises seed funding

Decentro has secured an undisclosed amount in a seed funding round from Silicon Valley-based accelerator programmes Y Combinator and Plug & Play, along with Bengaluru-based early-stage venture capital firm UpSparks VC, Inc42 has reported. Angel investors including Justdial’s corporate VP Rajesh Dembla, Atlantis Tech and Neo-bank.com founder Gaurav Sharma, and Curofy’s founder Pawan Gupta, also participated in the round. Founded this year by Rohit Taneja, Decentro is an automated application programming interface (API)-based platform that enables financial integrations with just a few lines of code

TechSamvad rolls out first batch of Virtual Labs 

Digital media platform TechSamvad has announced the launch of its initiative, Virtual Labs, according to a statement. Virtual Labs is an accelerator programme for idea-stage and early-stage startups enabling them to kickstart their businesses. It has selected seven startups for the first batch. The startups belong to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), content and video sharing space. The programme is set to start on July 4.

AVEVA launches Insight OMI app to improve manufacturing, industrial ops in real-time

Cambridgeshire headquartered engineering and industrial software provider AVEVA has rolled out AVEVA Insight OMI app, which it says brings real-time artificial intelligence (AI) into an operator’s decision-making, according to a statement.