Whatsapp Reveals First Look At Ads In Its Status Feature Which Will Roll Out In 2020

May 31, 2019

Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, has officially stated that WhatsApp Status updates will begin revealing ads in 2020. At an annual Facebook Marketing Summit in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Facebook offered a first look at how its ads would look once implemented. This revelation was confirmed on Twitter by Olivier Ponteville, the media head at a digital marketing agency based out of Brussels. According to Ponteville, the advertisements will be shown…

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Amazon expands Pantry to 110 Indian cities

May 31, 2019

E-commerce major Amazon.in Thursday said it has expanded its ‘Pantry’ service to over 110 cities in the country as it bets big on the grocery category to drive growth in business. Amazon Pantry has been aggressively expanding its presence to smaller cities in the country. The service was available in 40 cities in November last year. “Consumables is a fast growing category for Amazon.in. Amazon Pantry has become popular with…

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Banks Can Use Aadhaar For Identity Verification With Customer’s Consent: RBI

May 30, 2019

Banks Can Use Aadhaar For Identity Verification With Customer’s Consent: RBI Mumbai:Banks can use Aadhaar for KYC verification with the customer’s consent, the Reserve Bank said on Wednesday as it updated its list of documents eligible for identification of individuals. The RBI specifies Know Your Customer (KYC) norms to be followed by banks and other entities regulated by it for various customer services, including opening of bank accounts. “Banks have…

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Bill Gates wants you to read these 7 books this summer

May 30, 2019

Once every six months, the world’s second richest man — and co-founder of Microsoft — Bill Gates shares what is on his book shelf that he loved to read. As this is summer time and people often head out on vacations with a few book in tow. As Gates noted on his person website, “If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to think about what’s on your summer reading list…

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Want to stop Google from tracking you? Follow these steps

May 29, 2019

Google collects a lot of data about its users. The information is mined through the company’s products (like search, YouTube, Gmail) and used for serving ads, thereby improving user experience. However, as many may not like this kind of tracking, especially with all the concerns around data privacy/security, we have curated a series of steps to limit this behavior. Control Web and App activity from Google account settings In order…

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Andhra Pradesh agriculture ministry site exposed Aadhaar data of farmers

May 29, 2019

Aadhaar numbers of thousands of farmers in Andhra Pradesh have been leaked, with the state’s agriculture ministry exposing the details through an open database on its website. A French security researcher who goes by the Twitter name Elliot Alderson and @fs0c131y Twitter handle, first discovered the data breach on Tuesday. ET has reviewed a copy of the database, which had details of thousands of farmers including their names, father’s name, mobile numbers, names of their…

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Indian Army plans to use AI to take the fight to the next level

May 28, 2019

From analysing sentiments in conflict-stricken Kashmir to detecting terror infrastructure across the border to picking up critical pieces of information from speeches of terrorist leaders, the Indian Army plans to use artificial intelligence to take the fight to the next level. The army also plans to use AI technology that can predict, for instance, when a tank would require its next servicing, its remaining life and potential failures. Work on…

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Along with chatting, calling and video sharing, you may now invest in MFs through WhatsApp!

May 28, 2019

Popular messenger cum social media platform WhatsApp has become a utility tool with the introduction of mutual fund (MF) investment facility by Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company (Motilal Oswal AMC). While options to investment in MFs are currently available through digital platforms like Paytm, GooglePay, PhonePe, Motilal Oswal becomes the first AMC to introduce the MF investment facility through the popular cross-platform messaging application – WhatsApp. With the introduction of…

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Provident Fund (PF) Online Nomination: How To Submit Details, Other Rules Here

May 28, 2019

Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) allows subscribers to submit their Provident Fund (PF) account’s nomination details online via its official portal- unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in. Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is a mandatory contribution from every employee towards his or her retirement savings. According to EPFO’s portal- it is important to nominate members to the EPF account. Then only the nominated members can withdraw the EPF savings in the event of…

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WhatsApp Security Exploit: How a Missed Call Can Hack You

May 27, 2019

Some of the more terrifying exploits are the ones that can hit you for doing very little. We saw a PlayStation 4 exploit last year where people’s consoles could be bricked by opening a message. Recently, we’ve witnessed an “unavoidable” attack on WhatsApp, where all the hacker had to do was call the victim. How the Attack Worked This is a particularly scary attack, as there’s not much the user can do to…

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BSNL introduces *121# service to check for special offers, also discounts Rs 899 plan during Ramzan

May 27, 2019

Similar to other telecom operators, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has also introduced a dial in service number to check for specially tailored offers for you. The state-run telecom operator has announced the launch of a BSNL My Offers feature for its subscribers, and now, they will be able to dial-in *121# to check for these offers. The telco has stated that it will now be easier for subscribers to…

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Paytm unveils India’s first unlimited cashback credit card – check out all the benefits you can get here

May 27, 2019

In collaboration with Citi, Paytm has launched their own cashback credit card called Paytm First Card, which comes with unlimited cashback and no restrictions on earning categories. Paytm customers can apply for the credit card from their Paytm app, where they will also be able to conveniently track offers through the Paytm First Card passbook. Not only this, Paytm passbook allows customers to track their credit card transactions but also…

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