Moving money in a digital world

“The common denominator across virtually all of the post-pandemic behavioral shifts is the growing importance of digital payments,” says Paul Fabarra, Executive Vice President and Head of Risk Management at Visa. whose global networks have processed an estimated $13 trillion The value of transactions in the last year. “Covid has forced a market that was … Read more

The Download: TikTok moral panics, and DeepMind’s record-breaking AI

This is today’s version of DownloadAnd the Our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s happening in the tech world. It didn’t have to be a real porcelain challenge to get the views Despite what you may have heard, teens don’t steal their family’s dinnerware, toss them in the blender, and snore the … Read more

Google updates Wear OS apps for upcoming Pixel Watch | Technology News

New Delhi: Google has released updates for some of the major Wear OS apps that are expected to work with the Pixel Watch. The Phone, Fitbit, and Weather apps were updated ahead of the new wearable’s launch Thursday (US time). A new Weather app has been added for Wear OS 3 smartwatches. The app only … Read more

Google asks supplies to ramp up Google 7 production over 8 mn: Report | Technology News

New Delhi: On Thursday, the media reported that Google, anticipating increased demand this holiday season, has asked suppliers to produce more than 8 million units of the new Pixel 7 series. Nikkei Asia reports that Google is preparing for its largest-ever launch order for its latest range of mobile phones, as it competes with Apple, … Read more

India sees $5.7 bn worth online festive sales, 56k mobiles sold per hour | Technology News

BENGALURU: Online retail platforms in India registered $5.7 billion (about Rs 40,000 crore) in festive sales between September 22-30, a strong growth of 27 percent (y/y), a report showed on Thursday. Mobile phones continue to lead the market with a 41 percent contribution to total merchandise value (GMV) and nearly 56,000 mobile devices are sold … Read more

Google to launch Pixel 7 series, Pixel watch, and many more today: Here’s HOW to watch the livestream of the event | Technology News

New Delhi: The long-awaited “Made by Google” event in the tech world is here. Google will unveil its latest range of products including the next series of Pixels 7 and Pro, Google’s first smartwatch, and many more at the event today. It is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM Indian time and will be broadcasted … Read more

Apple’s A16 Bionic chip shows underwhelming improvement over A15 | Technology News

New Delhi: The latest performance tests of the A16 Bionic GPU from the tech giant Apple showed a much smaller improvement over its A15 predecessor. According to GizmoChina, when faced with the A15 Bionic, Apple’s new chipsets were only 5 percent more powerful and 20 percent more efficient. The A16 Bionic powers the iPhone 14 … Read more

Twitter, an accelerant to fulfill my vision of a super app: Musk | Technology News

New Delhi: Tesla CEO Elon Musk said buying Twitter is fulfilling his dream of building a super app called X.com like China’s WeChat that will be available to everyone globally. In response to Chris Anderson, president of the nonprofit TED, Musk tweeted that “Twitter is an accelerator for realizing X.com’s original vision.” Anderson had posted … Read more

Twitter allows users to combine photos, videos and GIFs in single tweet | Technology News

New Delhi: Twitter is rolling out a new feature that allows users to combine gifs, photos, videos and memes into one tweet on both Android and iOS devices. The company said it gives everyone the ability to share multiple types of media in a single tweet. “This feature will be rolling out globally on iOS … Read more