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RuPay Credit Cards Will Be Linked to UPI Platform in a Few Months: NPCI MD

With cash usage continuing to remain high despite a jump in online payments, a top NPCI official on Friday said currency in circulation will reduce only when a third of the population starts using digital payment alternatives.National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dilip Asbe said that right now, the overall universe of people using services like the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is 250 million or about a fifth of the population."... unless we see one-third of the…

TikTok’s history of low Creator Fund payouts has some leaving the platform for good

Creators on TikTok, disappointed about how much they’re being paid from its Creator Fund, are leaving the platform claiming mental health blows and burnout. A pattern of unhappy creators. There have been several creators that have criticized TikTok for low payouts since the platform pledged to pay out a total of $1 billion over a three-year period. In reality, creators like Hank Green claim they’re paid between $0.02 – $0.03 per one thousand video views. To put that into…

Facebook India Growth Obstacles Said to Include Nude Content, Fewer Women Using the Platform

On Feb. 2, when Meta Platforms reported Facebook's first-ever quarterly drop in daily users, its finance chief identified higher mobile data costs as a unique obstacle slowing growth in India, its biggest market.On the same day, the US tech group posted the findings of its own research into Facebook's business in India on an internal employee forum. The study, conducted over the two years to the end of 2021, identified different problems.Many women have shunned the male-dominated social network because they're worried…

Following cryptocurrency, this social media platform focuses on stock trading

Stocktwits.com launched equities trading on its social media platform for individual investors, months after it brought out crypto trading, betting that a more connected community can navigate dire stock markets.Stocktwits is a popular venue for exchanging trading ideas. It was among the online message boards that helped retail investors band together to drive eye-watering gains in meme stocks such as GameStop and AMC last year, squeezing bearish hedge funds. Trading will be available on the platform directly through…

Making Influencer Marketing Seamless with Web3 Creator Platform Edge

Edge is a web3 creator platform that connects brands seamlessly to influencers. The platform enables you to run campaigns with influencers, offering real-time results and web3 rewards for creators. For creators, Edge offers a platform for work, enabling you to earn while doing what you love. In this slogging AMA, we hosted Adam Edge and Jack Sanderson, the founders of Edge, for an exclusive deep dive into the platform and their recently released NFT collection. Jack BorehamI'm a journalist and writer. You can check out my…

Internal documents show Facebook and Google discussing platform strategies

New internal documents released Tuesday detail how three of Big Tech’s most prominent companies favored their own products as a means of stamping out competition. Their release comes as lawmakers push to approve stronger antitrust legislation by the end of the year. The documents were obtained by the House Judiciary Committee as part of its lengthy investigation into anticompetitive behavior from Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook’s parent company Meta. The investigation wrapped up in 2020, but the newly published…

Microsoft adds Engage, a community-building app, to its Viva employee-experience platform

Credit: MicrosoftMicrosoft is continuing to grow the footprint of its Viva employee-experience platform with another new app called Engage. Microsoft is positioning Engage as a social-community app with its roots in the Communities app for Teams. Microsoft took the wraps off Engage the company on July 19, the first day of its annual Inspire partner conference.The Viva employee experience suite, which runs on top of Teams, currently incorporates Viva Learn, Viva Topics, Viva Connections and Viva Goals. Microsoft

Microsoft fills in more details on its Digital Contact Center Platform featuring Nuance AI

Credit: MicrosoftMicrosoft officials have been talking up plans for a digital contact center offering featuring Teams, Dynamics 365 and Nuance AI for the past several months. Officials re-announced plans for this product with some additional details on Day 1 of Microsoft's annual partner conference, Inspire. Microsoft finalized its acquisition of Nuance Communications in March 2022. For $19.7 billion, Microsoft got a company best known for its work in healthcare, but with products in voice recognition and related

Tata Sky Binge Expands Its Content Offerings, Adds Zee5 to OTT Platform Catalogue

Tata Sky Binge, the streaming service that the DTH operator launched back in May, has added Zee5 to the board. With the latest expansion, the service offers a plethora of over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Hotstar, SunNXT, Eros Now, and Hungama Play as well as the newly added Zee5. Tata Sky Binge is accessible to Tata Sky customers through the custom Amazon Fire TV Stick - Tata Sky Edition at a monthly charge of Rs. 249. The company claimed that in addition to OTT platforms, Tata Sky Binge would offer subscribers…