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Combination of applications
Walmart adds the functionality of its online grocery app to its main mobile app, continuing a series of quick moves in Walmart and Amazon to improve delivery speed and mobile commerce experience over the past two weeks.
Walmart operated a flagship blue app and an orange grocery app, forcing shoppers to switch between apps based on purchase. The combination expands the grocery store application, as the general “blue” application is more widely used and well known, according to TechCrunch.
Amazon also offers separate apps for grocery shopping, with Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods both having separate apps, which are also available through Prime Now – creating multiple ways to order groceries, TechCrunch explains.
Fight the court
Not everyone is happy Supreme Court of India, which recently rescinded a ban on cryptocurrency.
Reserve Bank of India will return to court to challenge ruling, reports Counter. The RBI will claim that the court order was not balanced and that a renewed cryptocurrency market could create risk for banks.
The court ruling has triggered several exchanges to increase activity and an increase in the cryptocurrency is expected. The court also opened the door for Facebook’s Libra, which was not to be launched in India.
Southeast Asian banks suffered a breach that exposed the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of users.
Cybersecurity firm Technisanct discovered the flaw, which was concentrated in Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, reports the South China morning post.
The breach exposed CVVs and PIN codes, which could directly lead to theft.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has issued a new £ 20 polymer banknote featuring Kate Cranston, a Glasgow resident who in the early 20th century opened a series of teahouses in the city that were instrumental in the expansion of places where women could enter without a chaperone. The companies were also praised for their architecture.
Cranston, who died in 1934, is the first woman to appear on a Scottish note of this size other than the Queen.
The bill also has a ‘fabric of nature’ theme with illustrations of red squirrels and excerpts from 16th century Scottish poet Mark Alexander Boyd, Cupid and Venus.
From the web
Uber, Lyft and DoorDash Consider Coronavirus Fund for Quarantined Drivers
BUSINESS FOX | Sun 8 March 2020
Major ridesharing and food delivery services reportedly consider funds to alleviate hardship for drivers affected by coronavirus quarantines in the United States Uber did not disclose how it would calculate wages for quarantined drivers, but said drivers Drivers and couriers in these situations will receive compensation for a period of up to 14 days.
Visa Partners with Paga for Payments and FinTech in Africa and Abroad
TECHCRUNCH | Mon 9 March 2020
The new arrangement allows Paga account holders to transact on Visa’s global network. This collaboration reflects a strategy of the American financial services giant to develop in Africa by working with the best startups on the continent.
New tech startups challenge AmEx in the niche business card market
FORTUNE | Sun 8 March 2020
Venture capitalists and other investors have invested a lot of money in a growing group of companies that manufacture credit cards for businesses. That includes over $ 1 billion in funding and debt for just three startups: three-year-old card makers Ramp, Divvy and Brex Inc., which was valued last summer at $ 2.6 billion, according to PitchBook data.
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