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News Roundup: 9 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [5 October-10 October]

News Roundup: 9 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [5 October-10 October]

This week Flipkart finally launched its grocery shopping app, Flipkart Nearby, offers a plethora of personal care, health and wellness, baby care products and household supplies.

Lets have a look at the important developments of the week:

LimeTray Launches Restaurant OS

LimeTray launched a single app to manage integration of business across channels and partners of restaurants offering unified view of business making it easy to manage daily and monthly operations.

Snapdeal Unveils Omni-Channel Platform “Janus”

Snapdeal’s Janus integrates offline and online retail channels to provide a seamless and differentiated shopping experience to its customers.

Food Tech Startup Dazo Shuts Down Operations

Many players in the food-tech sector are facing problems as they grapple with scaling, cash crunch and productivity issues. However, without indicating the exact reason Dazo’s CEO, Shashank Singhal said that Dazo has decided to shut down its operations and the company has decided to work on a new project.

Instamojo Launches “Request A Payment” Feature

In order to simplify payment options Instamojo, launched two new features called ‘Request A Payment’ and ‘Bulk Requests’ to help people and businesses collect money with ease, without going through the hassles of sharing bank account details.

Online Grocery Startup Localbanya Temporarily Suspends Operations

The website statement of the site said, “Your banya is upgrading his technology and services. We will be back shortly with more exciting features and a far better delivery experience. We can’t wait for you to experience the new and improved Localbanya”. Rumours are rife that the company is that it was strapped for cash and might downsize its workforce as well.

Hike Introduces “Hike Direct”

Hike Direct will help establish peer-to-peer network connection between two phones and allow users to chat, exchange stickers and transfer photos & files of any type without the internet or incurring data charges.

TinyOwl Ties Up With Citrus; Launches MyWallet

For an easier and faster transactions, along with empowering instant refunds from any restaurant  TinyOwl tied up with online payment gateaway, Citrus to launch ‘MyWallet’.

Chumbak Forays Into Apparel And Accessories

Chumbak’s foray in apparel market will enable stronger ties with ecommerce marketplaces and fashion discovery sites like Myntra, Amazon, Jabong, Koovs, Roposo, Wooplr and Vonik under its the range ‘Collection One’.

Let’s have a look at the other developments of the week:

Flipkart Receives Notice From Delhi Police

Delhi Police sent a notice to the ecommerce company, Flipkart, after arresting 6 people who were involved in theft of a consignment of 600 high-end mobile phones, out of which over 200 were sold through Flipkart.

FreeCharge Wallet To Leverage The Power Of Aadhaar For KYC

FreeCharge announced that it’ll adopt Aadhaar as the primary Know Your Customer (KYC) tool for opening and upgrading wallets on their platform.

Glam Tech Startup Mazkara Spreads Its Arms In India

The startup that enables customers to search and discover hyperlocal salons and spas has now launched its services in Pune.

NoBroker Launches A New Feature To Enable Brokerage Free Buying & Selling Of Properties

NoBroker’s this feature will allow users to buy and sell their properties paying no brokerage fee. Besides, the users will get an EC (encumbrance certificate) for the property so that the buyer is rest assured about the genuineness of the property.

On Demand Courier Service Pigen Will Now Deliver Your “Parcel Of Happiness”

On-demand first mile and courier service company Pigen offers services to  ship one’s package anywhere across the world and offers free doorstep pickup from anywhere in Bangalore at the most economical cost.

Seventynine Launches AppjacketTM PLUS

Seventynine’s new In-App Advertising Platform called appjacketTM PLUS brings greater monetization capabilities to app developers and publishers. The platform serves video or rich media ads from global networks, irrespective of the app user’s location.

Paytm announces online food festival

To drive traction for its food category during the festival season, Paytm has tied up with online food ordering platforms such as Zomato, Swiggy, Faasos, Tiny Owl and Holachef, as well as offline QSRs like Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Costa Coffee and Vaango for the festival.

ULTRACASH Is Here To Revolutionize Wallet Payment

Ultracash, touted as the most innovative mobile payment app conceptualized and developed in India, has created a 100% completely secure Payment ecosystem to make payments to anyone, anywhere and anytime without having to transfer money in multiple digital wallets and manage them separately.

Orobind Launches Its Operations In Hyderabad

In an endeavor to organize the fitness space in Hyderabad and promote greater well-being Orobind launched its operations in the city.

Ola partners with Mahindra First Choice Services

Entering into an exclusive partnership with Mahindra First Choice Services (MFCS), Ola’s drivers 50% discount on car maintenance services. The move will strengthen an ecosystem for car manufacturers, banks, financiers, fuel companies and more, to offer benefits at scale to drivers registered on its platform.

PepperTap introduces Number Disguising on its app

In order to raise the safety and convenience level, PepperTap launched two new features, Number Masking and Order Modification on its mobile application.

CredR Forays Into Hyderabad

CredR expands its services in Hyderabad. The company sees Hyderabad as one of the biggest marketsfor them with over 70 used bike entrepreneurs on board and market size of pre-owned vehicles in Hyderabad in terms of volume is approximately 15000 vehicles monthly and about 1.8 lakh vehicles annually.

BetterPlace extends its background verification capability to CommonFloor

BetterPlace, digital background verification firm, partnered with CommonFloor to offer packaged background verification services to apartment associations for apartment complex staff, tenants and domestic help in order to improve the safety landscape of the country.

O2O Marketplace Shopsity Adds Furniture & Jewellery Categories

Shopsity now forays into furniture, jewellery and other categories, where touch and feel are important to the user experience. Besides Shopsity onboarded two other cofounders, Parijat Rathore, who was the Chief Architect at Unicommerce, and Gaurav Arya, ex- north sales head at Quikr.

Plancess unveils accessible, affordable MEDX’press;

Plancess EduSolutions’ MEDX’press is a complete preparation material for All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) to assists medical aspirants in building a strong foundation, ensuring maximum preparedness for national and state-level pre-Medical Entrance

Amazon India Opens Second Fulfilment Centre in Gujarat

Preparing heavily for the upcoming festive season, Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. (ASSPL) announced the opening of a second Fulfilment Centre (FC), spread over 50,000 square feet with more than 170,000 cubic feet storage space in Bawla Taluka on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Crown-it Adds New Category To Its App

Merchant discovery and privileges platform CROWN-IT is looking to ease the search and booking process of weekend getaways with the announcement of the addition of its latest category. The new feature would assist Crown-it users in searching, selecting and booking hotels for quick retreats near their cities.

TALLUK – Social Network for neighborhood, Launched in Delhi

Talluk, a startup in the online space of social network for neighborhood has been launched with an aim to build harmony & cohesion amongst the neighbors. The platform will help the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), Market Welfare Associations (MWAs), communities and other groups to share & interact with each other thus encouraging community living.

Paytm To Bring China Bazaar To India

Paytm is planning to invest around $600 Mn over three years to grow its commerce business. The company has already begun a pilot, integrating Chinese sellers from the Alibaba ecosystem on its mobile app that will offer products at low prices.

Flipkart hires Ram Papatla from Amazon as VP

Ram Papatla will be responsible for driving advances in buying experiences for customers by focusing on content and product information as the vice president of product management at Flipkart.