In Brief: Reliance Jio unveils made-in-India mobile browser; Truecaller rolls out new features

In Brief: Reliance Jio unveils made-in-India mobile browser; Truecaller rolls out new features
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22 Oct, 2020

Reliance Jio on Wednesday unveiled JioPages, its made-in-India mobile browser focusing on data privacy, the Press Trust of India has reported. According to the company, the new browser will provide enhanced browsing experience through faster engine migration, webpage rendering, faster page loads, efficient media streaming, emoji domain support and encrypted connection. The app is available on Google Play store and comes in eight languages including  Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali, besides English. Users can customise their feed depending on their regions, set preferred search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. It also lets them choose a dark theme for better user experience at night. 

Truecaller introduces call reason, schedule SMS and SMS translate features 

Caller identification app Truecaller has introduced new features-- call reason, schedule SMS and SMS translate, according to a statement. Call reason enables users to set a reason for their call, and let the receiver to check what the call is about, whether the incoming call is personal, business or something urgent. This would increase pick up rates, especially when callers are calling from new numbers. The schedule SMS feature extends the platform’s Caller ID feature to allow users to schedule a message reminder of any events, meetings, or what groceries you need to pick up at the end of the day. Additionally, the SMS Translate feature allows users to instantly translate the content of their messages in Truecaller without leaving the app. It uses Google ML (machine learning) kit in the backend allowing the messages to process locally in the phone. All these features will be free for all consumers. In February, Truecaller crossed 200 million monthly active users globally.

MyStartupEquity hits 100 customers

MyStartupEquity, a platform by LetsVenture for startups to manage their cap table and ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) has hit 100 customers within nine months of launch. Designed to support startups from India, USA and Singapore, the product is being used by seed to growth stage ventures. Some of the key clients include Zetwerk, Jupiter Money, Trell, Scripbox, Wildcraft, Atlan, Cyware, Darwinbox, Epifi, Ketto, Kissflow, NextBillion. At present, 25% of all customers are Series B and beyond funded startups; and Sequoia Surge and e27 (Singapore and SEA) are some of the partners that have a strong referral program with MyStartupEquity. The platform also provides full stack support through managed services on the legal, valuation and HR by partnering with curated and vetted service providers, according to a statement.

Bengaluru-based Neobank Walrus launches debit cards for teens

With an aim to make teens and young adults financially smart at an early age, Walrus offers them banking solutions. The Bengaluru-based launched its Signature Prepaid debit card for teens, which is issued by RBL bank and is powered by Mastercard. The card enables users to customise signature which then gets printed on the card, according to a statement. This allows the card to securely offer a slew of features including tracking of transactions, temporarily locking cards from the app when not in use or blocking immediately when misplaced. The signature further enables features like Swipe-to-Pay to ensure faster and secure transactions. The card can be used at any retail store in their neighbourhood and for making online purchases at merchants such as Flipkart and Amazon.