SC postpones WhatsApp hearing on Facebook plea

Payal Ganguly

The Supreme Court today postponed the hearing against messaging platform WhatsApp on Facebook’s plea to transfer the case ....

13 August, 2019

Zendesk deploys customer service platform on WhatsApp

Team TC

California-headquartered customer service software company Zendesk has deployed business application programming interface (API) ....

8 August, 2019
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SC gives WhatsApp, RBI 6 weeks to file compliance reports for payment services

Payal Ganguly

The Supreme Court has given six weeks to WhatsApp and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to submit responses over the data localisation ....

5 August, 2019

Funding roundup: Growth stage deals drop; investments decline to $116 mn

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

With growth stage deals bumping up the funding numbers big time in recent weeks, its absence during the fourth week of July caused ....

26 July, 2019

Exclusive: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton tops up investment in Trak N Tell

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based Trak N Tell, which provides car safety solutions, has raised $5 million (Rs 34.51 crore at the current exchange ....

25 July, 2019

WhatsApp to launch payments operations in India this year

Payal Ganguly

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp will launch its unified payments interface (UPI)-backed payments product, WhatsApp Pay, ....

25 July, 2019
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WhatsApp global head stresses on keeping messages private

Payal Ganguly

Messaging platform WhatsApp is committed to keeping conversations private,  global head Will Cathcart said while addressing ....

24 July, 2019

WhatsApp global chief to push for payment products during India visit

Payal Ganguly

Will Cathcart, global chief of social messaging platform WhatsApp, will push for the launch of WhatsApp Pay during his meeting ....

23 July, 2019

ByteDance to back local content firms; Facebook may be able to launch WhatsApp Pay soon

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

TikTok owner ByteDance is scouting investment in local content platforms to capture newer audiences, while Amazon has made a soft ....

17 July, 2019

SME accountant KhataBook may raise $20 mn; data platform Atlan gets $2.6 mn: Reports

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based KhataBook, which helps users to manage business and personal ledgers on mobile phones, is in talks to raise $20 ....

2 July, 2019
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CarDekho partners Rezo.ai for automated responses to customers

Shweta Sharma

New and used cars marketplace CarDekho, owned by Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd, said it has partnered artificial intelligence (AI) ....

1 July, 2019

Meet the winners of WhatsApp India’s startup challenge

Payal Ganguly

Five startups have been adjudged the winners of the Startup India - WhatsApp Grand Challenge and will each take home prize money ....

19 June, 2019

WhatsApp to roll out WhatsApp Pay for businesses soon

Payal Ganguly

Messaging app WhatsApp plans to soon allow transactions on its WhatsApp Business app through its payment product in a bid to popularise ....

18 June, 2019

Indian govt prods WhatsApp again on traceability of messages

Payal Ganguly

The Indian government has reportedly asked WhatsApp to create a digital fingerprint of every message sent on the platform without ....

18 June, 2019

L&T seeks three Mindtree board seats; Wipro to lose two long-serving execs: Reports

Tanmay Tiwary

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has written to Mindtree seeking three seats on its board as the engineering giant presses ahead with ....

18 June, 2019

Rapido set to close $50-mn round; WhatsApp threatens legal action against spammers

Binu Paul

Roppen Transportation Services Pvt. Ltd, which operates bike-taxi startup Rapido, is in the final stages of closing a $50 million ....

12 June, 2019

Mastercard starts deleting India data stored abroad; Paytm Payments Bank swings to profit

Kavya Kothiyal

Global card payments giant Mastercard has now started deleting data related to Indian transactions stored abroad in compliance ....

23 May, 2019

Policy Wrap : Aadhaar now open for eKYC, RBI’s 2021 vision document sees digital payments rise

Payal Ganguly

Fintech companies can now avail of Aadhaar-based eKYC In a circular dated May 9, the department of revenue, under the Ministry ....

17 May, 2019

YouTube adds fact-checking features for news videos

Payal Ganguly

With the general elections underway in India, Google-owned video sharing website YouTube has added a fact-checking feature from ....

15 April, 2019

WhatsApp’s much-delayed payments service may take another five months to roll out

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp may take another five months to fully comply with payment data-localisation norms, persons ....

12 April, 2019

WhatsApp tells SC it has identified auditor to inspect payments system

Payal Ganguly

After building out a system to store payment-related data in India last year, messaging service WhatsApp has now identified ....

10 April, 2019