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Now You Can Use Your PayPal Account While Paying through Android Pay

21 Apr android-pay-paypal-640x360

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Google’s mobile payment platform Android Pay and global digital payments major PayPal have announced their collaboration that’ll further simplify the checkout process at brick-and-mortar stores, as well as online purchases on your smartphone. This means you’ll be able to use your PayPal wallet to complete payments. (more…)

Netflix Expects to Cross 100 Million Subscribers This Quarter after Missing Its Own Projections

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Netflix’s first quarter in 2017 wasn’t particularly great. Where many other companies are busy beating projections, the video streaming service missed its own projections by almost 250,000 subscribers. However, it is undaunted and is already anticipating the next major milestone along the way. The company currently has over 98.75 million subscribers and it expects to pass the 100 million milestone by this weekend. (more…)

Uber’s Open Source Data Visualization Tool Transcends the Boundaries of Maps

11 Apr uber-new-featured-768x364

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Uber uses a data visualization framework internally, to aid it with its maps. The framework is used to do a whole bunch of things including visualizing the pick-up and drop-off experiences and is called deck.gl. The platform also helps the company visualize all the data it collects during its journeys. So basically, deck.gl helps in the visualization of extremely large datasets so as to enable Uber to glean insights. (more…)

Samsung Wants to Allow You to Make Payments by Waving Your Hankerchief

28 Mar samsung-pay-trial-screenshot-tp-news

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Samsung is very intent on contactless payments. That much is no secret. You just have to look at the effort the company has made with its Samsung Pay service to know the truth of that. The company has a lot of competition though and it vies with names like Android Pay and Apple Pay. Today, the company is introducing yet another tier along its drive with the launch of the contactless payments platform. (more…)

Cheetah Mobile brings Cheetah Ads to Europe with vertical video moments at Advertising Week

24 Mar cheetah-mobile-tp-featured

Cheetah Mobile Inc., the leading mobile utility and content app developer, today celebrated the launch of its Cheetah Ads division in the European market. Cheetah Ads will present this week at Advertising Week Europe, showcasing its strategy to serve vertical video ads for every kind of mobile moment. (more…)

Readly Launches Enhanced Mobile Reading for US Magazines

21 Mar Readly

Readly, a company that’s changed how people discover and read magazines all over the world, recently introduced a new enhanced viewing option on smaller screens for US customers. This new feature enlarges the text size with all reading content in one column, making text-heavy articles a lot easier to read on small devices. (more…)

YuScale Helps People Keep Track of Eating Habits with Phone-Case ‘Scales’

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By Shaistha Khan, The Tech Portal

The Berlin-based startup, YuScale, helps people who want to keep track of their eating habits by creating solutions for advanced food analytics. (more…)

Didi to Reportedly Take Over 19Pay to Obtain Payment Processing License

15 Mar 26777063870_1a73771322_b-e1489033423489

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

Reports suggest Didi is in talks for acquisition of payment firm 19Pay for RMB4.3 billion RMB (US$622 million). The news that was first speculated by payment news website Paynews states the deal is expected to complete in July or August this year. However, Didi has neither confirmed nor denied the rumor. (more…)

Cheetah Mobile Statement on Reported Facebook Halt of Chinese Utility App Ads

16 Feb Siegel-Gale-Launches-New-Visual-Identity-Logo-Design-Cheetah-Mobile-2

On February 8th, reports emerged that Facebook had sent an email to multiple Chinese advertising agents asking them to temporarily stop showing ads for all Chinese utility apps on Facebook. (more…)

Uber Rival Grab Is Acquiring Indonesian Payment Firm Kudo

16 Feb Screen-Shot-2017-02-02-at-11.06.43-AM

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

In its first major acquisition, Uber’s Southeast Asian arch-rival Grab has decided to purchase Indonesia-based online payment startup Kudo. The deal is expected to close with a price somewhere around (or under) $100 million and the announcement could come as early as this week. (more…)