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YouTube launches UPI as a new payment method for its services

When YouTube first launched its YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium services in India back in March last year, they were only available to users as a postpaid subscription. This required users to add a payment method at the time of subscription which as auto-debited each month. In a bid to get more users to...

[Update: Confirmed] Google Play Store adds UPI as a payment option for users in India

UPI, short for Unified Payments Interface, is an initiative and facility offered by the Government of India to promote the use of digital payment solutions in the country. With UPI, users can transfer a limited amount of cash instantly between bank accounts. While this amount may not be sufficient for medium and large scale business...

Google Pay adds notifications and SMS alerts to reduce scams in India

Google launched Google Pay as Google Tez in India back in September 2017, building up heavily on the government's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform for mobile-based banking transactions. Despite being late to the market, Google Tez gained 7.5 Million users in the country within five weeks of its launch. The service was eventually renamed to...

Truecaller fixes bug that accidentally signed up many Indians to its payment service

If you are living in urban India, there is a very good chance that you have already heard about Truecaller. Truecaller markets itself as an app service that provides caller identification, further empowering users to block out spam calls and filter out spam SMS. The original working goal of Truecaller is supposed to be call...

Xiaomi’s Mi Pay mobile payment solution launches in India

Xiaomi is one of the largest smartphone companies in India, with many different successful phones being sold in the budget sector. The company has been making moves as of late to gain even more market share in Europe, but they haven't forgotten about India. They just launched their new Unified Payments Interface (UPI) service, Mi...

Xiaomi Mi Pay UPI service may launch soon in India to compete with Google Pay and WhatsApp

Xiaomi is one of the top smartphone brands in India. They sell many different smartphones at low prices which is why the company has become so popular in India. Just recently, they launched yet another flagship device, Xiaomi Poco F1, but this time they're offering the product at a mid-range price. According to a report...

Google Adds Chat to Google Tez to Compete Against WhatsApp Payments and Paytm Inbox

India's recent demonetization move brought about a lot of unexpected changes for the growing economy. With a large value of currency notes put out of circulation at that moment, digital wallet solutions like Google Tez have a perfect opportunity to gain a foothold in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Services have sprung up from familiar...

Google’s New “Tez” Payment System Launches in India with Scratch Cards, Cash Mode and Tez for Business

Today, Google has launched their new mobile payments system in India dubbed "Tez", meaning "fast" in Hindi and Urdu. This is an entirely separate application from Android Pay (which does not exist in India), but it not completely unlike Android Pay.In India, there is a government regulated system called the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The UPI...

Google Reportedly Releasing “Tez” Payment Service in India with UPI Support

Google sees the different needs and expectations of a developing market like India as against those of developed markets like the USA and EU. Which is why Google is reportedly planning to introduce a localized digital payment service, according to a report from The Ken. This launch could be as soon as the coming Monday,...

Samsung Launches Samsung Pay Mini in India with UPI and E-Wallet Support

Today, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max in India. This is the first device from Samsung that comes preloaded with the Mini-variant of Samsung Pay in India as Samsung looks to add more value addition to differentiate its devices from its competitors in the entry level and mid range price segments. Samsung Pay Mini looks...