Fresh from picking up a majority stake in Europe-based The Next Web, the Financial Times is buying another tech blog. The newspaper, which was founded in 1888, is adding Singapore-based Deal Street Asia to its roster with a deal expected to close in April, according to three sources with knowledge of discussions. Founded in 2014 […]View More The FT is buying another media startup: Deal Street Asia
Two years ago, Paytm Canada launched a first-of-its-kind, mobile bill payment application in Canada. In that time, Canadians have made it the #1 app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store finance category. Paying your bills on your smartphone is not only easier — it’s also more rewarding with Paytm’s generous rewards program.
Paytm Canada is celebrating its second anniversary by offering you lots of chances to earn big rewards from brands like Tims, Uber, Sephora, Starbucks, Cineplex, Winners, and so many more.
5x the points
From now until April 18, 2019, Paytm is offering 5x Bonus Paytm Points, on top of their regular Paytm Points, when you use the app to make a credit card bill payment of at least $1,000. To break that down: let’s say you pay $1,000 on your Mastercard bill through the app using your linked bank account or Paytm Cash. You will instantly collect 1,000 Paytm Points (1 Paytm Point for every $1), then you will get an additional 5,000 Bonus Paytm Points credited to your Paytm account on April 25, 2019 (Terms & Conditions apply).Paytm is known for giving its customers several ways to earn rewards on the same bill payment transaction. Read more…View More Get 5x the points for paying your bills the painless way with Paytm
Pi Day is apparently New Job day for tech execs and VCs these days. Leaving: Lee Fixel It’s not every day that one of the top VC investors heads out from their shop. TechCrunch’s @cookie aka Connie Loizos has the story: Lee Fixel, the low-flying head of Tiger Global’s private equity business, is leaving at […]View More Pi Day wasn’t pleasant for a lot of tech execs
Sapphire Ventures launches a dedicated sports and entertainment fund as investment in esports skyrockets.View More Sapphire Ventures bets big on esports and entertainment with new $115M fund
Ola, the ride-hailing service battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round. Today the company took the wraps off Ola Money Postpaid, a service that builds on Ola’s existing payment service — which can be used to pay rides and also third-party […]View More India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers
In India, startups are quietly building the tools and platforms to enable a different kind of gig economy: one that allows ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ to tap growing access to the internet to sell goods and services online. One such figure helping this burgeoning economy is Instamojo, a seven-year-old Bengaluru-based startup, has pulled in a $7 million Series B […]View More Instamojo raises $7M to help SMEs and ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ in India sell online
If you’ve conquered China, then India — the world’s second-largest country based on population — is the obvious next port of call, and that’s exactly what has happened in the world of consumer apps. Following the lead of Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo, which have dominated mobile sales in India for some time, […]View More Chinese app developers have invaded India
Do you love that warm, fuzzy feeling you get from seeing your loved ones light up when they receive a thoughtful gift from you? Well, a new payment app called Paytm Canada wants to reward you for getting into the holiday spirit by giving away redeemable points in daily contests running throughout December and January.
During the contest period, anytime you make a bill payment of at least $50, you will automatically be entered into a daily draw to win 50,000 Paytm Points. That’s a $50 value, which works out to one gift for them and one gift for you. That is incentive for even the biggest Scrooges to move everyone from their naughty list to their nice list. Read more…View More Gift yourself with free rewards this holiday season
Truecaller, the app that helps screen spam calls and messages, is becoming a chat app as it continues to develop into a social service. The company announced today that it is introducing a chat feature to its Android and iOS apps, although it is already live for Android beta users. The move follows Truecaller’s recent foray […]View More Anti-spam service Truecaller is now a messaging app too
Alibaba is doubling down on Russia after the Chinese e-commerce giant launched a joint venture with one of the country’s leading internet companies. Russia is said to have over 70 million internet users, around half of its population, with countless more attracted from Russian-speaking neighboring countries. The numbers are projected to rise as, like in […]View More Alibaba goes big on Russia with joint venture focused on gaming, shopping and more
Berkshire Hathaway has reportedly agreed to buy a stake in One97, the owner of India’s largest digital payments service Paytm . This would mark the first time the investment firm has invested in an Indian startup. According to Indian financial news site Mint, which first broke the news, Berkshire Hathaway, the investment firm headed by […]View More Berkshire Hathaway reportedly agrees to buy stake in One97, owner of Paytm
SoftBank’s Vision Fund is backing Chinese online insurance giant ZhongAn through its latest investment, which could take the company — which has struggled for stability following a monster IPO last year — into international markets. The Vision Fund announced today it has made an undisclosed investment in ZhongAn International, the global arm of the five-year-old company created by $200 […]View More SoftBank’s Vision Fund to help Chinese online insurance giant ZhongAn go international