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Government Working to Expand Digital Transactions at Great Pace, Says Jaitley

Asserting that the government is working to expand digital transaction at a great pace despite criticism, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asked Opposition not to eulogise the virtues of cash as it leads to temptation for shadow economy. “If an economy runs on cash, it is not credit to the country. …Cash gives temptation for shadow and parallel economy. ... Read More »

Debit Card Breach: Hitachi Admits Its Systems Were Compromised

Hitachi Payments Services today accepted its systems were compromised by a sophisticated malware in mid-2016, that led to one of the biggest cyber-security breaches in country with 3.2 million cards affected and a scare over security of card-based transactions. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) had said over 600 customers had reported losses of at least Rs 1.3 crore ... Read More »

Baidu to Fold Embattled Medical Business Into AI, Search Units

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc will close some of its medical businesses and fold other health segments into its artificial intelligence and search teams, the firm said in a statement sent to Reuters on Thursday. Baidu has been refocusing its business strategy after Chinese authorities cracked down last year on medical advertising, once a lucrative business sector for the ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »

Wikipedia Editors Ban ‘Unreliable’ Daily Mail as Source

Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the use of articles from British tabloid The Daily Mail and its globally popular website as sources, calling them “unreliable”, according to a statement. English-language editors of the online encyclopaedia cited the newspaper’s “reputation for poor fact-checking, sensationalism, and flat-out fabrication”, said the statement posted on Wikipedia Wednesday. The vote means the tabloid’s use ... Read More »

ASCI Upholds Misleading Ad Complaints Against Amazon, Paytm, FreeCharge, and Others

ASCI Upholds Misleading Ad Complaints Against Amazon, Paytm, FreeCharge, and Others HIGHLIGHTS ASCI upheld complaints against online retailers such as Amazon, Paytm ASCI received 152 complaints in November Paytm’s 50 percent cashback on two movie tickets was termed misleading Advertising sector watchdog ASCI upheld complaints against 100 misleading advertisements in November, including those of HUL, Indigo Airlines, Emami, Idea Cellular, ... Read More »

Pinterest Introduces Search Ads, Here’s How They Work

Pinterest recently introduced a Search Ads feature with a dozen new clients who will now join a batch of brands including Target, eBay and Home Depot already testing the new service. “We’re excited to introduce Search Ads on Pinterest: a new way to connect with people searching for your products and services,” said head of global sales John Kaplan in ... Read More »

Finally, Mobile Live Video Streaming Comes to YouTube

Six years after YouTube featured live-streaming for desktops in 2011, the company finally decided to bring the app to mobile. YouTubers around the world have been waiting for this feature since the company announced it in June of 2016. It is here, but with a caveat. You need more than 10,000 followers to use the feature. This is a smart ... Read More »

Dropbox Launches New Collaboration Tool, More News from Apple, Weebly

If you do a lot of collaboration in your small business, you just got a new option that could help make that work easier. Dropbox officially launched its Dropbox Paper software after more than a year of teasing the product. In addition, iPad sales seem to be slowing down amid a slump in the tablet sector. And your business might ... Read More »

Good News for Etsy Sellers: Now You Can Accept Apple Pay on the Web

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) just announced a further simplification of it’ payment process by allowing buyers to use Apple Pay on the web. Before this announcement, Etsy customers had to use the company’s iOS app in order to use Apple Pay. This of course required having to install the app on the phone. As of now, buyers can use Apple Pay directly ... Read More »