Apurva Venkat

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Walmart goes all out in India: Plans to open 50 stores in 4 to 5 years 

After the acquisition of 77 percent stake in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart, the retail giant Walmart is going all out in the Indian market. It has now announced it will open 50 more stores. 

Walmart buys Flipkart for USD 15 billion; Alphabet too likely to invest

Softbank CEO, Masayoshi Son has confirmed that the deal between Walmart and Flipkart has been finalised. This is expected to be the biggest deal in the e-commerce sector.

Businesses can now incorporate augmented reality into their FB messenger experiences

On the first day of the F8 developers conference hosted by Facebook,every year, it talks about enhancing the messenger platform for business.

Clear History: Facebook's yet another attempt to redeem lost trust

Clear History gives users the option to decide whether to share their information with other websites or not. It also enables users to clear their browsing history.

Whatsapp co-founder quits Facebook, could there be a fallout to blame?

WhatsApp’s  co-founder and CEO Jan Koum announced today through a Facebook post that he would be leaving the company. Due to the timing of the development there are rumors of a possible fallout between the founders on the issue of data privacy.

HDFC Bank launches IRA 2.0 in Bengaluru

Ira and Eva are going to redefine customer experience at HDFC bank. Ira welcomes customers to the bank and guides them; EVA talks to them in plain English, giving customer support on Android and Alexa devices. The bank is betting big on voice-based digital interactions to deliver an omni-channel experience at every customer touch point like web, mobile, social, and other channels.

Maximum usership, various new features; yet Facebook & Co lack an Indian head

While the social media giant is scouting for a WhatsApp India head, Instagram and Facebook still lack leadership on ground, despite India being their largest user base.

Fintech companies in trouble; UIDAI revokes E-KYC verification access

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has revoked the access of several agencies that provide e-KYC verification and authentication services to Fintech companies.

NPCI may allow international payments on UPI platform

NPCI is planning to allow UPI-based payments for inward international remittance.

 

 

Ola and Uber to merge?

As Uber announced its exit from Southeast Asia market, reports emerge of a merger with Ola in India as well. Homegrown, cab-hailing app, Ola and Uber have a common investor in SoftBank.

India bets big on AI; NITI Aayog working on a national policy and incentives

The policy will look at incentivizing startups doing research in AI along with setting short term and long term goals that the nation can achieve in areas of AI. 

Twitter, Google lose their top security executives

Michael Coates, CISO, Twitter, and Michal Zalewski, director, Information security engineering and assurance, Google have quit their respective companies.