WhatsApp officials meet MeitY on traceability of fake news

Payal Ganguly

Executives from instant messaging app WhatsApp met with officials at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) ....

7 December, 2018

WhatsApp business chief Neeraj Arora resigns in latest high-profile exit

Payal Ganguly

In the latest high-profile exit, instant messaging platform WhatsApp is all set to lose business chief Neeraj Arora, one of its ....

27 November, 2018
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After Abhijit Bose's exit, how will Ezetap chart its course?

Payal Ganguly & Kavya Kothiyal & Anand J

It was effectively two weeks' notice for Byas Nambisan, interim chief executive officer and member of the board at mobile ....

22 November, 2018

From Ezetap to WhatsApp: Abhijit Bose has his task cut out as he hits reboot

Dearton Thomas Hector

A striking aspect of WhatsApp’s appointment of Abhijit Bose as the head of its Indian operations was that the instant messaging ....

22 November, 2018

WhatsApp appoints Ezetap founder as head of India ops

Payal Ganguly

WhatsApp on Wednesday announced the appointment of Abhijit Bose as the head of its Indian unit to build the Facebook-owned instant ....

21 November, 2018

Telecom regulator mulls framework for WhatsApp, other OTT services

Payal Ganguly

The country’s telecom regulator has issued a consultation paper to explore a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) ....

13 November, 2018
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WhatsApp partners Startup India to seed-fund companies showing grassroots innovations

Payal Ganguly

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has partnered government programme Startup India under the Invest India initiative to ....

31 October, 2018

CII ties up with WhatsApp Business app to train SMEs in customer outreach

Shweta Sharma

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will work with Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp messenger service to teach small and medium ....

30 October, 2018

Messaging app Hike lost more than Rs 1 crore every day in FY18

Payal Ganguly

A significant revenue stream continues to elude messaging app operator Hike Pvt. Ltd, even as its losses nearly doubled in the ....

22 October, 2018

Truecaller strengthens digital payments service, ties up with Bank of Baroda

Shweta Sharma

In another partnership aimed at strengthening its financial services, Swedish caller identification app Truecaller has tied up ....

11 October, 2018
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WhatsApp fixes security bug that let hackers take over users' applications

Reuters

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service said on Wednesday it has fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed ....

11 October, 2018

WhatsApp builds system to store payments-related data locally

Reuters

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp said on Tuesday it has built a system that stores payments-related data locally in India, in a bid ....

9 October, 2018

Infibeam complaint over rumour adds to WhatsApp’s woes in India

Anirban Ghoshal

There appears to be more trouble in store for instant messaging platform WhatsApp, which has been struggling to get its payments ....

1 October, 2018

After building Hotstar, Ajit Mohan will now have to rebuild Facebook in India

Anirban Ghoshal & Anand J

Sometime last year, Hotstar chief executive Ajit Mohan took to Facebook to write about a new feature of his video-streaming service. ....

26 September, 2018

Instagram co-founders resign in latest top-level exit from Facebook

Reuters

Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical ....

25 September, 2018

WhatsApp appoints grievance officer for India to tackle fake news menace

Payal Ganguly

After being pulled by the apex court for not following the law of the land, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp ....

24 September, 2018

Data localisation norms deter Apple from launching payments service in India

Shweta Sharma

Tech giant Apple has decided to put off its plans of launching a digital payments service based on Unified Payments Interface ....

6 September, 2018

Tez’s new avatar Google Pay enters digital lending, ties up with offline retailers

Anirban Ghoshal

Google India has tied up with four private-sector banks to offer loans through its payments app and is also entering the offline ....

28 August, 2018

SC to WhatsApp, govt: Reply to plea querying eligibility for launch of payment service

Shweta Sharma

The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Indian government and messaging service provider WhatsApp on a plea that seeks ....

28 August, 2018

WhatsApp may hire outgoing Amazon exec Jagannathan for India payments biz

Kavya Kothiyal

Sriraman Jagannathan, who recently resigned from the post of Amazon India’s fin-tech vice-president, may lead WhatsApp Pay ....

24 August, 2018

Flayed for India absence, WhatsApp reveals Hyderabad presence

Payal Ganguly

Three days after the government stared down WhatsApp, asking it to follow the law and set up an India entity, correspondence between ....

24 August, 2018