WhatsApp: Facebook moves closer to WhatsApp payment service debut in India

WhatsApp: Facebook moves closer to WhatsApp payment service debut in India

By Saritha Rai Facebook Inc. is moving a step closer to launching its long-delayed WhatsApp payments service in India after wrapping up an audit of related data practices, according to people familiar with the matter. The payments offering has been in beta mode in India since early 2018 for a million users, but the nationwide […]

Facebook Close to Launching WhatsApp Pay in India

Facebook Close to Launching WhatsApp Pay in India

Facebook is moving a step closer to launching its long-delayed WhatsApp payments service in India after wrapping up an audit of related data practices, according to people familiar with the matter. The payments offering has been in beta mode in India since early 2018 for a million users, but the nationwide debut has been delayed, in […]

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'Cyber honey traps': Taiwan asks Hong Kong, mainland for help with social media love scams Hong Kong

'Cyber honey traps': Taiwan asks Hong Kong, mainland for help with social media love scams Hong Kong

A still from a video produced by the Hong Kong Police Force warning Hongkongers of social media love scams. Screengrab via HKPF. Taiwan urged China and Hong Kong on Tuesday to work together to investigate a spate of financial love scams that have caused over US$30 million (about HK$234 million) in losses to Taiwanese targets. […]

Rius Vernandes faces prison in Indonesia after mocking handwritten menu on Instagram

Rius Vernandes faces prison in Indonesia after mocking handwritten menu on Instagram

A travel blogger is facing prison after sharing a mocking post on a flight from Sydney about a handwritten menu given to business class passengers.  Rius Vernandes was on a Garuda Indonesia flight when he was given the dinner options on a piece of paper which looked like it had been ripped out of a […]

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Zomato India Tweets About 'SAVE WATER' Twitter Erupts With Hilarious Comment Thread – RVCJ

Zomato India Tweets About 'SAVE WATER' Twitter Erupts With Hilarious Comment Thread – RVCJ

Zomato is one of the biggest online food delivery application in India. The homegrown restaurant and delivery platform delivers your food from your favourite restaurant at a reduced rate over that at your doorstep. What more can a food lover ask for when they don’t feel like eating Ghar Ka Khana (Homecooked food)? In today’s […]

Mission Mangal gets new Twitter emoji with Indian flag flying high on Mars. Akshay Kumar is ecstatic – Movies News

Mission Mangal gets new Twitter emoji with Indian flag flying high on Mars. Akshay Kumar is ecstatic – Movies News

On the occasion of World Emoji Day, superstar Akshay Kumar shared an emoji specially designed for his upcoming film Mission Mangal. “It’s amazing to see so much enthusiasm to find the best emoji for Mission Mangal. The Mission Mangal Emoji has just been made. Thank you Twitter India,” he tweeted and accompanied his post with […]

US SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement – Asian Age

US SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement – Asian Age

Facebook’s slow outreach to Clayton underscored challenges the company has had with its Libra rollout in Washington. A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton […]

Bitcoin tumbles as US senators grill Facebook on crypto plans – Asian Age

Bitcoin tumbles as US senators grill Facebook on crypto plans – Asian Age

David Marcus, the company’s top executive overseeing the planned Libra project, answered questions from the Senate Banking Committee. The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10 per cent in value after US lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies. The social […]

Why WeChat is a start and not a silver bullet for luxury brands in China

In 2016, Alibaba founder Jack Ma envisioned the concept of New Retail: the seamless merging of offline, online and logistics for a dynamic new world of retailing. Instead of having to compromise between on and offline shopping, firms should be aiming to offer the best of both worlds, reacting to consumer demand in real-time, adjusting […]

Zomato India Tweets About ‘SAVE WATER’ Twitter Erupts With Hilarious Comment Thread

Zomato India Tweets About ‘SAVE WATER’ Twitter Erupts With Hilarious Comment Thread

Zomato is one of the biggest online food delivery application in India. The homegrown restaurant and delivery platform delivers your food from your favourite restaurant at a reduced rate over that at your doorstep. What more can a food lover ask for when they don’t feel like eating Ghar Ka Khana (Homecooked food)? In today’s […]

Across China: Internet helps villagers out of thirst, poverty

Across China: Internet helps villagers out of thirst, poverty

Aerial photo taken on July 16, 2018 shows the scenery of a terrace park in Pengyang County of Guyuan City, northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Wang Peng) YINCHUAN, July 16 (Xinhua) — With a few clicks on his smartphone, Ma Yufeng, 52, completed the purchase of drinking water for his family and three cows. […]

Kolkata grocer opens actors fake social media profiles, held – Kolkata News s of India

Kolkata grocer opens actors fake social media profiles, held – Kolkata News s of India

KOLKATA: The cyber cell of Kolkata Police nabbed a grocer for allegedly opening fake social media accounts of a leading Bengali actor and using filthy and objectionable language against her. The police identified the accused as Mukesh Kumar Sahu, a resident of Garfa. Besides the IT Act, the police slapped IPC Section 354D (stalking) on […]

World Emoji Day: Indians like to blow kisses & laugh out loud when exchanging texts on WhatsApp – The Economic Times

World Emoji Day: Indians like to blow kisses & laugh out loud when exchanging texts on WhatsApp – The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Love laughing with tears of joy and blowing kisses with your emoticons? Well, so do most Indians on various social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and dating apps, a new report said on Tuesday. The report by tech company Bobble AI, launched ahead of World Emoji Day on Wednesday, places the “tears of […]

WhatsApp payment service may be closer to launch in India

WhatsApp payment service may be closer to launch in India

It looks like Facebook may be closer to launching its WhatsApp payment service in the Indian market. The social media giant just completed an audit that covered its data practices. Government of India delayed the launch of the payment feature on WhatsApp because of data privacy and security concerns. As per reports, the government asked […]

Minister wants Vietnamese replacements for Facebook, Google

Minister wants Vietnamese replacements for Facebook, Google

A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone. Photo by Reuters/Dado Ruvic. “The time has come for us to build a new social network and a new, more humane search engine, which focuses more on users and brings them more value,” Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said at an IT […]

Yahoo Japan to vote against online shopping partner Askul's CEO – Nikkei Asian Review

Yahoo Japan to vote against online shopping partner Askul's CEO – Nikkei Asian Review

These Are the Most Surprising 2019 Emmy Nominations This year, the Emmy nominations are all over the board. Here’s a look at some of the nominees that were surprising to us. bookmark_border Emmy Nominations See Major Decline In Diversity And Inclusion There were only 24 Emmy acting nominations for people of color and 26 if […]

Facebook Finally Ready To Launch WhatsApp In India

OG 'Gully Boy' Naved Shaikh aka Naezy is Proud of Booming Rap Culture in India

OG 'Gully Boy' Naved Shaikh aka Naezy is Proud of Booming Rap Culture in India

Rapper Naezy, whose life served as one of the inspirations for the Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer ‘Gully Boy’, feels proud to see the growth of rap culture in India. IANS Updated:July 17, 2019, 9:48 AM IST Image screenshot from Naezy’s YouTube video. Loading… Rapper Naezy, whose life served as one of the inspirations for […]

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Chinese envoys taking to Twitter to defend Beijing, United States

Chinese envoys taking to Twitter to defend Beijing, United States

Twitter is becoming the platform of choice for Chinese diplomats abroad to promote Beijing’s views and defend its position on controversial issues, despite the social media platform being blocked in China itself. But their messages, while supported by some netizens, are often met with acerbic pushback from analysts, human rights advocates and even officials, suggesting […]

WhatsApp, Telegram number for filing complaints likely in Vijayawada- The New Indian Express

WhatsApp, Telegram number for filing complaints likely in Vijayawada- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is planning to introduce a WhatsApp and Telegram number for the residents to post their complaints on civic issues using the facility.Over the years, the residents have been lodging their complaints with the Grievance Cell number —103, maintained by the civic body, for quick redressal […]

Facebook Moves Closer To Launching WhatsApp Payment Service In India | Communications Today

Facebook Moves Closer To Launching WhatsApp Payment Service In India | Communications Today

Facebook Inc. is moving a step closer to launching its long-delayed WhatsApp payments service in India after wrapping up an audit of related data practices, according to people familiar with the matter. The payments offering has been in beta mode in India since early 2018 for a million users, but the nationwide debut has been […]

Tamil Nadu man held for posting beef fest invite on Facebook- The New Indian Express

Tamil Nadu man held for posting beef fest invite on Facebook- The New Indian Express

By PTI THANJAVUR: A 33-year old man in this district has been arrested for uploading a post on social media inviting people to a ‘beef festival’ to be held in Kumbakonam soon, police said here Wednesday. S Ezhilan, founder-president of Tamil Nadu Kudiarasu Katchi, who hails from a place near Kumbakonam was arrested for posting […]

Facebook May Soon Open Debut WhatsApp Payment Service in India – Reports

Facebook May Soon Open Debut WhatsApp Payment Service in India – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Social media giant Facebook is close to opening a new WhatsApp payment system in India after dealing with an audit problem, local media reported. The debut of the Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging application in the nation was reportedly delayed by Indian regulations. The agency must provide information to a third-party auditor that all […]

alive.cn is an online marketplace for Greater China helping brands and agencies with celebrity endorsements in social media

alive.cn is an online marketplace for Greater China helping brands and agencies with celebrity endorsements in social media

Jul 16, 2019 6:20 PM ET iCrowd Newswire – Jul 16, 2019 alive.cn is an online marketplace for Greater China helping brands and agencies with celebrity endorsements in social media. Brands/agencies use alive.cn’s celebrity analytics to find the best-matching celebrities to use for online video and social media campaigns. In conjunction with a network of […]

No match for India on Twitter

No match for India on Twitter

Video sharing on social media platform Twitter, especially during events such as the Cricket World Cup, is gaining prominence, if the recent figures of the event are any indication. In the just-concluded World Cup, cricket-lovers were able to catch video highlight clips from each game on Twitter through the official handles — @ICC and @cricketworldcup. […]