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Weekly Wrap-up from Digital World

14/06/2016
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Old Yahoo messenger will have no access after August 5: The Company is shutting down the legacy platform of its chat service Yahoo Messenger. The company has asked all its users to transition to the new version introduced last year. The old Yahoo Messenger will no longer work from August 5 this year. Click here to read more.

Ola money partners with EBay, YepMe & AskmeBazaar: Ola Money, the wallet payment of cab aggregator Ola, has partnered with online marketplaces eBay, YepMe and AskmeBazaar. The partnership will allow customers to pay directly through its digital payment service. Click here to read more.

Desktops, laptops still popular mode of accessing Internet for teens according to TCS report: Even as smartphone sales grow at a double-digit pace in the country, desktops and laptops still remain the most popular mode of accessing Internet by teenagers, a survey by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) showed. According to TCS GenZ Survey, desktops, home PCs and laptops are the most popular mode of accessing the Internet (44 percent), closely followed by smartphones (43 percent). Click here to read more.

Jugnoo launches ride-sharing option Jugnoo Pool: On demand auto-rickshaw booking app Jugnoo has announced a new feature “Jugnoo Pool” that allows user share their rides with people travelling in the same direction. A 20% discount on the fare will be allowed to the users who choose the pooling option. Click here to read more.

Yepme eyes to open 400 offline stores: Online fashion retailer Yepme has ventured into the brick-and-mortar format and is aiming to have 400 outlets by the end of this fiscal. The company is aiming to have its presence in around 550 districts in the next 4-5 years. Click here to read more.

Uber ties up with Gaana.com: Cab-hailing service Uber has tied up with online music portal Gaana to offer its riders two months of free music subscription. Uber riders will be able to listen to songs of their choice while riding the cab. The pilot project will begin in Mumbai, across Uber Brands – Uber Black, Uber Go, Uber WiFi, and Uber SUV. Riders will be offered 2 months Gaana+ subscription as part of this activation pilot. Click here to read more.

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