Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has silently launched JioTV and JioCinema on the desktop, which allows Jio users to login with their Jio mobile number or Jio ID to stream content. JioTV allows users to stream 500+ channels including 60+ HD channels spread across 10 genres and 15 languages, while JioCinema offers 1 lakh+ hours of exciting content: movies, TV Shows, music videos, clips and trailers. Until the launch on the desktop, JioTV and JioCinema have been available on the Android and iOS platforms.
Update: The update is now live on the Paytm app for Android. Users can see an icon called BHIM UPI and clicking on it will enable them to create a dedicated UPI address @paytm. It can be linked to their Paytm Payments Bank account or to any bank account, including Airtel Payments Bank. Users can create upto UPI IDs using Paytm BHIM UPI. Users can also customize their IDs to personalize their UPI experience.
Ixigo is announcing Ixigo money today, and this is the company’s first closed wallet system. It introduces an ability for users to hold their cashback money on their account and redeem it for future flight bookings. Ixigo is popularly known for providing extra cashback on flight ticket bookings, atop the existing discounts and deals offered by airline partners. Until October 12, Ixigo had partnered with Citrus wallet and Tapzo wallet to provide cashback.
Amazon is finally bringing the popular Amazon Prime Day to India. In case you don’t know, Amazon Prime Day is a popular annual sale day when the ecommerce giant pushes exclusive deals across a range of brands for Amazon Prime users. These deals are otherwise not available for other users or on other days. Amazon Prime Day has always been available in the United States and happens during the second week of July.
Sun TV network, a popular television broadcasting operator in South India, has launched in-house video-on-demand service in Sun NXT. The service is available at the time of writing this post, and the plans begin at Rs 50 per month and go upto Rs 480 per year. The service is available as a web app on the desktop as well as a mobile app for Android and iOS users. [caption id=“attachment_media-2” align=“alignnone” width=“1398”]Sun NXT webiste showing a range of movies and TV shows[/caption]
Apple’s iCloud is now offering 2TB of cloud storage at the same price of $9.99 instead of 1TB. Apple WWDC 2017 saw numerous announcements around macOS, iOS, new iPad Pro and iMac Pro launches. The new subscription slabs on iCloud is another major announcement amongst many others seen at the Apple WWDC 2017 conference. iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage service has been around since Apple WWDC 2011 and offers users with 5GB of free cloud storage to get started.
At the Google I/O 2017, Ola cabs dropped a new feature with the announcement of progressive web app for booking cabs on the go. The announcement’s getting an upgrade with the desktop website getting a facelift too, and will enable a better cab booking experience on the computers. Ola cabs has always allowed cab booking on desktop web browsers since its heydays. The new web booking platform improves this manifold. Users can now request citi taxies, outstation rides or rent cabs ride on the desktop browser.
Zomato reportedly suffered a major security breach, causing theft of as much as 17 million user records - email ID and hashed passwords. In a latest report though, Zomato security team has confirmed that there is no theft of credit card and other payment information though. On the confirmation, Zomato said that user payment information is stored in a separate PCI DSS (Data Security Standard) compliant safety vault and that this information is not leaked.
Ola cabs and Airtel have joined hands in a strategic partnership to leverage each other’s powers to boost sales. The news comes off a joint statement issued by Ola cabs and Airtel which states that Airtel will be offering its enterprise suite to Ola cabs for business operations while Airtel will leverage Ola cabs’ thousands of driver partners. On the customer front, users can see integrated systems that will be enabling Airtel users to use Ola Money on Airtel apps for digital payments while Airtel Payments Bank will be integrated into the Ola Money app too.
redBus just announced the launch of BHIM integration on the redBus mobile apps to facilitate faster checkouts for users. This will enable users to pay on redBus mobile apps using BHIM UPI payments, and the feature’s already available on the latest versions of the redBus mobile apps. BHIM is a NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) offering that allows users to make UPI payments. UPI is the latest in Indian fintech industry and taps right into users banks accounts for money transfers and payments.