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Reliance JioMart Service Officially Rolls Out Across Popular Metro Cities

Reliance JioMart Service Officially Rolls Out Across Popular Metro Cities

JioMart has been in the test run phase for the past few months serving in several areas of Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan.

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  • Last Updated: May 23, 2020, 3:04 PM IST

With the recent strategic partnership with Facebook, Reliance Jio had announced JioMart, where consumers could get access to the nearest kirana and departmental stores and order online and eventually via WhatsApp. The service is said to be live in major metro cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.

Reliance is yet to launch a dedicated app, but a dedicated website (www.jiomart.com) is live. The company is yet to confirm the list of cities, however certain pincodes in the above mentioned are marked as service-able.

JioMart is the company’s new online destination for grocery shopping powered by Reliance Retail’s Smart and Fresh stores. The website offers a variety of categories including fruits and vegetables, dairy and bakery, personal care, home care and baby care, and more. The service is charging a delivery fee of Rs 25 if a customer places an order of less than Rs 750.

JioMart has been in the test run phase for the past few months serving in several areas of Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan. JioMart had also launched a WhatsApp business account, through which customers could add a number to their contact and place an order. The WhatsApp service is limited to select pin codes. Reliance has also started signing up small kirana stores which would allow customers to order online and get groceries delivered from their neighbourhood shop.

Facebook had invested Rs 43,574 crore giving the social media giant as much as 9.99% stake in Reliance Jio. The company had said out of the total investment, Rs 14,976 crore will be retained at Jio Platforms to drive future growth, including the JioMart shopping platform on WhatsApp.

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Samsung Finance+ Digital Lending Service Now Available at Your Doorstep: All The Details Here

Samsung Finance+ Digital Lending Service Now Available at Your Doorstep: All The Details Here

The home delivery of Samsung Finance+ will enable consumers to buy their Galaxy smartphones at easy finance from the comfort of their homes, Samsung said.

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  • Last Updated: May 12, 2020, 2:56 PM IST

Samsung has announced the roll-out of its digital lending platform Finance+ to customers’ doorsteps, making it simpler for them to purchase the company’s Galaxy smartphones by availing an easy financing opportunity. Customers had to previously walk-in at select Samsung stores to avail the Samsung Finance+ service. However, in times of social distancing norms due to COVID-19-induced lockdown, the company is facilitating home-delivery of the service to its customers.

“At Samsung, consumers are at the heart of everything we do. The home delivery of Samsung Finance+ will enable our consumers to buy their favourite Galaxy smartphone at easy finance from the comfort of their homes,” said Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India. “It will also ensure that our consumers don’t have to step out to a physical store at a time when Social Distancing is the new normal. Samsung Finance+ is our ‘Make for India’ initiative towards financial inclusion and Digital India. We are confident that the home delivery of Samsung Finance+ will help millions of consumers in India,” he added.

Samsung has partnered with DMI Finance for its Samsung Finance+ service in India. Presently, the “Finance+” service is available across 12,000 dealers in nearly 300 towns in India. Customers looking to buy a Galaxy smartphone on finance can contact their neighbourhood dealers. The dealer will then send a Samsung promoter to the prospective customer’s house. The Samsung promoter will then help the customer complete the financing details including the loan offers.

“After filling in their personal details for a simple KYC verification and credit scoring, customers will get multiple offers on various Galaxy smartphones. The entire journey is fully digital, fast and convenient. Given the importance of social distancing in the current circumstances, Samsung’s new initiative will ensure the customer gets finance for Galaxy smartphone without the need of visiting a store,” Samsung said in a statement.

“These testing times have only strengthened DMI’s resolve to provide hassle-free credit to the widest population possible. Lockdowns and work-from-home make it even more important that people have the ability to get financing to purchase a smartphone from the safety of their living room. We are proud to partner Samsung in extending the successful Finance+ program to home service,” said Shivashish Chatterjee, co-founder, DMI.




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Dineout’s Contacless Service Extends to Groceries, Airports, Alcohol Shops and More

Dineout has been pushing the Contactless Dining experience and today it is expanding the concept further. The company has announced that it is extending its contactless solutions to Grocery stores, Wine shops, Airports and Hospitals. Through this, customers will be able to preorder and pick up their orders while skipping queues and shortening wait times.

Here’s how the company plans to expand its contactless suite to various other sectors.

At airports, contactless dining at food courts could help travelers to cut wait times by simply pre-ordering through their smartphones. Once their order is ready, they would get an alert and they can pay digitally using their phones.

Similarly, one can pre-order for household supplies allowing shoppers to reserve their slots for grocery shopping, cut down their wait time, and minimise contact. Digital payment solutions can be used instead of cash or cards, thereby enforcing social distancing.

The central government recently allowed liquor shops to open during lockdown 3.0 starting May 4. While that led to a large number of consumers rushing to shops, Dineout’s contactless suite can be a perfect solution to maintain social distancing. Customers can have a safer shopping experience without having to wait in queues.

Probably the best use case of Dineout’s contactless suite could be healthcare. It could enable hospitals to manage patient-flow at various levels. A patient can reserve a slot with a physician before entering the hospital using their smartphone and reduce their wait time. They could also pre-order medicine and using digital wallets for payments they can further curb the wait time while enforcing social distancing within the hospital premises.

Speaking at the launch, Ankit Mehrotra, Co-Founder & CEO – Dineout said, “The past couple of days have highlighted the alarming challenge of maintaining social distancing protocols in public places in the absence of a pre-ordering & queue management system. With major businesses around the country set to re-open in the near future with a consequent rush of customers, technology is the only defining way to ensure a safe & seamless consumer experience in this post COVID world. Besides ensuring complete peace of mind for consumers, our new inresto Contactless Suite would help a wide range of high-traffic establishments like airports, hospitals, grocery & liquor stores, banks among others adapt as everything from informing consumers about safety measures, pre-ordering, minimising waiting time, seamless takeaway, contactless payments and ensuring superior hygiene standards are the need of the hour.”

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JioMeet Video Conferencing Service to be Officially Launched by Jio Platforms Soon

Jio Platforms is announcing the formal launch of JioMeet video conferencing solution. The service is being underlined as an effective solution for video conferencing in both personal and enterprise use cases. With JioMeet, users across a wide range of networks will get privy to an updated array of features, in line with the best video conferencing services in the world. JioMeet is also available on all of the world’s most used services, so as to maximise its availability among all users around the world.

The JioMeet app is hence available on Android’s Google Play Store, Apple’s iOS App Store and the Mac App Store, and Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace. Alongside these four apps, JioMeet is also available as a third party plugin for Microsoft’s Outlook email service. For those who receive invitations to join a meeting, a JioMeet video call can also be accessed through web browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. With such a wide range of supported platforms, JioMeet is expansively available to a massive number of users, no matter what operating system they use.

JioMeet also allows users to schedule a meeting according to preferred time slots. It also has an intuitive, flexible interface that makes it approachable to use. On the Google Play Store, JioMeet already has over 100,000 installs, even before the service was commercially announced as an official service under the Jio Apps umbrella. JioMeet will now be available officially as a part of multiple apps that users can take advantage of, especially during the Covid-19 work from home period.

JioMeet will now be part of Jio Platforms, which is the holding company of the telecom operator, Reliance Jio Infocomm. The latter recently attracted an investment of Rs 43,574 crore from Mark Zuckerberg-owned Facebook Group, in what is the social media giant’s largest investment in India, and the largest foreign direct investment in India’s technology sector. The collaboration has already brought forth JioMart, the WhatsApp-based grocery delivery service, and more such collaborations are expected to come in the near future.

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Samsung TV Plus Free Streaming Service Could Soon Launch on Galaxy Smartphones

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The service is available for free to the users in the US as well as Canada, offering more than 100 TV channels over the internet.

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  • Last Updated: April 23, 2020, 2:56 PM IST

South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to roll out its free smart TV-based streaming service named ‘Samsung TV Plus’ to smartphone users globally. The service is available for free to the users in the US as well as Canada, offering more than 100 TV channels over the internet.

According to a GizmoChina report, the streaming service could be made available to smartphone users through a mobile application and is likely to be exclusive to the Galaxy lineup. Some latest tablets including the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the Galaxy S20 handsets could be the first ones to get it.

The Samsung TV Plus for mobile will come with the same functionality as the service offers on Samsung Smart TVs, one will be able to watch live channels and access VOD content too. The service offers channels including beIN SPORTS EXTRA, Bon Appétit, CBS News, Crime 360, fubo Sports Network, Fuse, Kitchen Nightmares, The Design Network, VEVO, Yahoo Finance and more.

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IT Giant Cognizant Hit by 'Maze' Ransomware, Certain Clients Face Service Issues

File photo of a Cognizant office.

File photo of a Cognizant office.

According to cybersecurity firm McAfee, hackers who deploy Maze threaten to release information on the internet if the targeted companies fail to pay.

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  • Last Updated: April 19, 2020, 11:40 PM IST

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp on Saturday said it was hit by a “Maze” ransomware cyberattack, resulting in service disruptions for some of its clients. The information technology services provider said it was taking steps to contain the incident, with the help of cyber defense companies, and has also engaged with law enforcement authorities.

Ransomware is a type of malicious program used by hackers to take control of files in an infected system and then demand hefty payments to recover them. According to cybersecurity firm McAfee, hackers who deploy Maze threaten to release information on the internet if the targeted companies fail to pay.

“We are in ongoing communication with our clients and have provided them with indicators of compromise and other technical information of a defensive nature,” Cognizant added. It did not respond to a request from Reuters for further comments on the incident.

The Maze operators denied responsibility for the cyber attack, according to the security website BleepingComputer. However, the report added that Maze is likely not discussing it to avoid complications at this early stage. Insurer Chubb Ltd in March was hit by a computer security incident that may have involved unauthorized access to data held by an outside service provider. A group that deploys the Maze ransomware claimed to have locked up devices on Chubb’s network during March, according to BleepingComputer.

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Facebook Sued for $9 Billion in Unpaid Taxes by US Internal Revenue Service

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The US IRS filed a lawsuit against Facebook claiming that the tech giant had undervalued the royalty it received to reduce its domestic tax bill.

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  • Last Updated: February 20, 2020, 2:06 PM IST
  • Edited by: Chhavianshika Singh

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sued Facebook for $9 billion in unpaid taxes, alleging that the social networking giant undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes. The IRS lawsuit, filed in a San Francisco court, claimed that Facebook “undervalued the royalty amount between 2010 and 2016, which cut the company’s domestic tax bill as the royalties are ultimately reported as income”.

Several tech giants save billions from taxes by keeping their money in Ireland because of the country’s low corporate tax rates. In a statement given to The Verge, Facebook’s Berti Thomson said the company “stand[s] behind” the 2010 transaction. Facebook told the court that it valued only $6.5 billion in 2010 but the IRS begged to differ, saying the social media giant “knowingly undervalued itself while selling off its intellectual property to a new company based in Ireland to avoid paying US corporation tax”.

Facebook claimed the IRS’ valuation was based on a “2020 perspective and not a 2010 perspective”. The company allegedly “sold” the rights to its software and trademarks to a subsidiary based in Ireland and that company pays Facebook in the US “royalties”. This allowed Facebook to pay an Irish tax rate of 12.5 per cent rather than 35 per cent corporate tax rate in the US (since reduced to 21 per cent), reports The Registrar.

Facebook is not alone that dodges US corporate tax. In 2016, the European Union (EU) ordered Apple to pay $15.4 billion in back taxes to Ireland. In September, Google said it would pay more than $1 billion after a French investigation into its tax practices.