Flipkart invests $80 mn into payments arm PhonePe

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Phonepe Pvt Ltd, the payment arm of homegrown e-commerce firm Flipkart, has received Rs 518.22 crore ($80 million) in a fresh ....

23 March, 2018

PhonePe takes issue with Paytm's claims of UPI dominance

Binu Paul

PhonePe, the payments app of e-commerce firm Flipkart, has termed digital payments firm Paytm’s claim of being the largest ....

9 March, 2018
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After payments, WhatsApp set to roll out customer support features

Anirban Ghoshal

After launching a payment feature on top of its popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp is planning to offer customer support ....

8 March, 2018

Google takes on WhatsApp, launches chat option in payments app Tez

Anirban Ghoshal

In a move to up the ante against WhatsApp’s payments feature, search engine giant Google has introduced a chat option in ....

7 March, 2018

BlackBerry claims Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram copied Messenger features

Reuters

BlackBerry Ltd on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing ....

7 March, 2018

Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma cries foul over WhatsApp Pay; draws flak from peers

Anirban Ghoshal

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella body which oversees digital payments in the country, on Friday ....

16 February, 2018
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WhatsApp rolls out beta version of UPI-based payments feature

Anirban Ghoshal

After months of speculation, instant-messaging platform WhatsApp has finally started India rollout of its payments service in ....

9 February, 2018

WhatsApp unveils business app for Android, inches closer to revenue stream

Anirban Ghoshal

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has rolled out a feature that connects small businesses with customers, it ....

19 January, 2018

Sticker search app Emojifi raises angel funding

Disha Sharma

Emojifi, an app that provides live emoji, sticker and graphics interchange format (GIF) suggestions based on the typed words across ....

3 March, 2017

WhatsApp launches two-step verification for added security

Varun Arora

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has introduced an optional two-step verification feature for added security for users with ....

11 February, 2017
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Hike: Revenue Rs 42 lakh in FY16, valuation $1.4 bn

Disha Sharma

Hike Ltd, the messaging app operator that touched $1.4 billion in valuation last year, started earning revenue in 2015-16 but ....

6 January, 2017

WhatsApp disabled on older Android, iOS & Windows devices

Varun Arora

Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging app has stopped functioning for those using older smartphones, according to several media reports ....

3 January, 2017

Flashback 2016: Hike's Kavin Mittal takes the fast lane to success

Shruti Jain

For Kavin Bharti Mittal, the 29-year-old founder and chief executive of instant messaging app Hike, 2016 will go down as a milestone ....

28 December, 2016

WhatsApp testing feature to revoke, edit sent messages

Priya Singh

It will soon be possible to revoke or edit sent messages in WhatsApp. In its latest beta version of the app, instant messaging ....

19 December, 2016

Google Allo to converse in Hindi

Priya Singh

Google's newly launched messaging app Allo, which has an in-built personal assistant, will now be available in Hindi as the company ....

6 December, 2016

WhatsApp rolls out two new features

Priya Singh

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new ....

6 December, 2016

WhatsApp to withdraw support from millions of devices by year-end

Priya Singh

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently announced in a blogpost that the messaging platform would no longer be functional on older devices ....

5 December, 2016

WhatsApp unveils video calling feature in India; launches it in 180 countries

Priya Singh

Instant messaging service WhatsApp rolled out its video calling feature at an event in India on Monday and the feature would be ....

15 November, 2016

Companies can't have long-term life without digital roadmap: Ram Charan

Priya Prasad

Every company that has a vision needs to be digitised because there is no long-term life without a digital roadmap, says renowned ....

9 November, 2016

WhatsApp testing Snapchat-like status feature

Priya Singh

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new ....

4 November, 2016

WhatsApp rolls out video calling feature for beta testing

Priya Singh

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is rolling out its much awaited 'video calling' feature. The feature, in its beta version, ....

25 October, 2016