In Brief: WhatsApp Pay awaits SC nod to launch services; Uber sees slowest recovery in India

In Brief: WhatsApp Pay awaits SC nod to launch services; Uber sees slowest recovery in India
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6 Aug, 2020

WhatsApp Pay, which is a step closer to launching its services after receiving the green light from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) last week, now awaits the final all-clear from the Supreme Court, The Economic Times reported, citing sources. The letter of approval has not been issued to WhatsApp so far and may take more time, the financial daily quoted an anonymous official in the know as saying.

India slowest recovering market for Uber at just 10%

San Francisco, California headquartered cab aggregator Uber has witnessed the slowest recovery in India after the Covid-19 pandemic, The Economic Times reported. While its ride hailing business recovered 10% in India, other large markets such as Brazil and the US saw 39% and 23% recovery, respectively, between mid-March and July 26, the report said, citing data from Israeli firm Superfly Insights. The lockdown in India may have contributed to the gradual recovery, the report added.

Zoho launches solution to help firms return to work

Technology firm Zoho on Thursday launched BackToWork, a solution to enable businesses to safely return to the workplace. Built on low code platform Zoho Creator, the solution offers safe entry, employee wellness assessment, maintenance and assets, admin control panel, volunteer, and communication services, a statement said. The Chennai based firm will offer free access to the software till the year-end, it added.

Microsoft makes back-to-work solution generally available

Technology giant Microsoft on Thursday announced the general availability of its Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution in India. The solution, launched in July, looks to help companies get employees back to the office by assessing location readiness, managing employee health and safety, and monitoring facility-related best practises, a statement said.

Wipro collaborates with Intel for work from home solution

IT services major Wipro has inked a deal with chipmaker Intel to enable its digital workspace solution, called Wipro LIVE Workspace. The solution will be integrated with Intel’s business platform vPRO, which will help customers access remote IT support and enhanced security to maintain business continuity remotely, a statement said.  

EV solutions provider Enercent partners with BigBasket

Enercent, an energy platform for electric vehicles (EVs) has partnered with online grocery startup BigBasket. The Bengaluru based firm will leverage the Enercent app and its pay-per-watt model for 12 of its warehouses, enabling its EV-using delivery agents to “decide on, chart, preserve, charge and evaluate their two-wheeler and three-wheeler EVs”, a statement said. BigBasket will also have access to a unified dashboard for warehouse-level, regional and headquarter operations managers, automating their EV charging operations, it added.