As Hike becomes India's first ever messenger app to start mobile payments, Kavin Bharti Mittal, CEO, Hike Messenger, talks to ET Now about this new feature of Hike and his further plans. Edited Excerpts: How does it feel to beat Mark Zuckerberg, to beat Facebook and launch digital payments in a messenger app? We are thrilled about launching what we have just launched today; not only does it make us the first messaging app in the country to launch payments but with the our hundred million users Hike today also becomes the largest UPI platform in the country. We also launched something called blue packets which is a whole new way to express yourself through money. We really believe money can be the new sticker, blue packets is world’s first. It is a very unique feature that we built in the application so we are pretty excited. You think it is the first, but is it not just like the red packets of WeChat? Yes, sure we have been inspired by many people like WeChat and a bunch of … [Read more...] about We always wanted to bring payments into Hike: Kavin Bharti Mittal, CEO, Hike Messenger
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For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now Unnao Rape Case: Former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar found guilty, sentencing on Dec 19 View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Just In 15 min ago Payal Rohatgi denied bail over social media posts, to be in jail for 8 days 15 min ago 8-year-old girl raped by Class X boy in Amritsar school 22 min ago Grand Ram temple in four months says Amit Shah Must Watch Don't Miss Technology Best Premium Flagship Smartphones Of The Year 2019 Movies Best Actor Of 2019: Vicky, Ayushmann, Ranveer, Shahid Or Hrithik- Who Left You Spellbound? Lifestyle Kiara Advani In Pink Or Lisa Ray In Grey, Whose Sari Look Did You Like More? Finance IL&FS Transportation Networks Defaults On Interest Payments Worth Rs 3.37 Crore Sports Naomi Osaka hires Wim Fissette as coach Automobiles New Michelin Energy XM2+ Tyre Range Launched In India: Prices Start At Rs 5,090 Travel 8 Classy Floating Restaurants … [Read more...] about Anti-CAA protest: CBDT extends advance tax payment deadline for NE states to Dec 31
The Left parties and progressive organisations of Hassan have planned to hold a protest opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Citizenship Registration (NRC) here on December 19. On this day in 1927 freedom fighter Ramprasad Bismil was hanged by the British regime.At a joint press conference addressed by leaders of CPI(M), CPI, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Dalit Sangharsha Samiti and Tipu Sangharsha Samiti, Dharmesh of CPI(M) said the time has come for the people of the country to exhibit their solidarity in the fight to retain the core principles of the Constitution. “In 1947 when India got Independence, a major chunk of Muslims chose India over the Islamic Pakistan. Similarly, the Hindus now have got an opportunity to reject a Hindu India and fight for secular India,” he said. H.K. Sandesh of Dalit Sangharsha Samiti said the Centre had brought in a draconian law. The Constitution upheld the diversity in the country. However, the present rulers were trying … [Read more...] about Left, progressive groups plan protest on Dec. 19
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a notification today, 16th December, pertaining to the National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT), putting into action the proposed 24x7 NEFT system in its third bi-monthly monetary policy of August 7. According to the notification, the intraday liquidity facility would allow the NEFT transfers round the clock, throughout the year. “In order to facilitate smooth settlement of NEFT transactions in the accounts of the member banks maintained with the Reserve Bank in a 24x7 environment, it has been decided to provide an additional collateralised intra-day liquidity facility, to be called Liquidity Support (LS),” RBI said in its notification. Further, the savings account holders will not have to pay for using the NEFT service from January, 2020 onwards, as the RBI has ordered the banks to waive off the charges. Benefits in a nutshellRound the clock inter-bank transfers available 24x7 and 365 days a year including holidaysAll the member … [Read more...] about Worried about missing NEFT slot? RBI makes it 24×7
By Shuli Ren Nothing cements a venture capital firm’s reputation like a good exit. After a long dry spell, Masayoshi Son is finally catching a break: The listing of Uber Technologies Inc. made his Vision Fund one of the rare investors to book a capital gain from its stake, amounting to 418 billion yen ($3.81 billion) in the March quarter. While Uber shares have slumped since they started trading Friday, that’s a big win for the SoftBank Group Corp. founder, who likes to sell himself as a tech visionary. That extra cash could come in handy. Last December, Moody’s Investors Service re-classified SoftBank as an investment holding company after Son pulled off the world’s second-largest IPO, raising $23.6 billion from his Japanese telecom operator. Yet international ratings firms still rank the company one notch below investment grade, dangling their stamp of approval right before Son’s eyes. Make no mistake: Son covets a good rating. While his … [Read more...] about Does Uber make Masayoshi Son a savvy investor or a shopaholic?