Tag Archives: Platform

Choosing A Digital Advertising Platform In The Age Of AI

Ads seamlessly integrated into the Facebook Feed, carefully customized to each user’s usual content. Instagram story ads popping up naturally as you swipe through your friends’ stories. Acquiring digital ads today is arguably much easier than it was in the past. With the exponential rise of technology and the increasing digitization of companies worldwide, the process of buying and selling ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Now Supports Bill Payments in India, via NPCI BBPS Platform

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay now supports utility bill payments on its platform The feature is facilitated by National Payments Corporation of India Reminders for bill payments are also available on Samsung Pay now Samsung India on Thursday announced the addition of bill payments to its mobile payments service Samsung Pay. Users can pay their mobile, landline telephone, electricity, gas, water and DTH ... Read More »

Siemens Partners With Amazon as It Ramps Up Industrial Software Platform

Siemens is partnering with Amazon as it accelerates the rollout of its MindSphere industrial software platform, the core of its bid to dominate the market in digital factory automation. The German group’s next version of MindSphere, to be launched in January, will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the most popular cloud system with industrial software developers. “Many customers appreciate it very much,” Siemens ... Read More »

Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

Bluecore, the automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round of funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including Georgian Partners, FirstMark Capital, and Felicis Ventures. As part of the deal, NVP’s Scott Beechuk will join the board of directors at Bluecore. When Bluecore first launched in ... Read More »

Facebook Watch Video Platform Now Available to All Users in the US

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has rolled out Watch to every US citizen Users in the US will now see a TV icon in the mobile app, desktop site For now, Facebook is primarily highlighting reality shows After testing the feature with a select few users, Facebook has now rolled out “Watch” – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers – to every US ... Read More »

Smart home platform Wink has been acquired by will.i.am

Struggling smart home platform Wink has been acquired by lifestyle and technology company, i.am+, the company owned by musician and hit and miss (but mostly miss) tech entrepreneur will.i.am. Wink has had a rocky existence, starting life as part of the failing tech incubator Quirky, only to be spun-off after Wink went bankrupt. In an emailed statement, Wink said both the app and the ... Read More »

BlackBerry Unveils Mobile Security Platform for Enterprises

Canadian mobile company BlackBerry on Friday launched a cloud-enabled mobile security platform for “Enterprise of Things” that will address entire businesses from endpoint to endpoint. “Enterprise of Things” is defined as the network of intelligent connections and endpoints within the enterprise that enable products to move from sketch to scale. It is a collection of devices, computers, sensors, trackers, equipment ... Read More »

Digital Payments Push: Single UPI Platform In Offing For Banks

New Delhi: In order to promote digital transactions, an upgraded Unified Payments Interface for banks is in the offing that will provide a cost effective and secured option, a senior finance ministry official has said. A single UPI platform is being developed for all banks as against the existing system of individual platform, the official said. Currently, about 30 banks ... Read More »

Android Is as Secure as iOS on the iPhone, Claims Platform Security Chief

  When it comes to security, most experts and tech geeks bet their money on iOS over Android. However, Adrian Ludwig, Director, Android Security at Google, stresses that Android is at par with iOS and the iPhone, and even thinks that it will become better than its rival in the future. At the O’Reilly Security conference in Manhattan, Ludwig spoke ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: An Electric Motorcycle Maker, Bitcoin Trading Platform, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in an auto rickshaw aggregator, platforms for lifestyle product discovery, Bitcoin trading, expert advice, and a maker of electric motorcycles. Jugnoo Paytm announced Monday that it led the Series B funding of $10 million in Chandigarh-based Jugnoo. The auto-rickshaw hailing and hyperlocal delivery mobile app received $5 million from Paytm and the remaining from ... Read More »