Google Gets EU E-Money Licence in Lithuania Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Google Gets EU E-Money Licence in Lithuania Amid Brexit Uncertainty

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Lithuania’s central bank said Friday it has granted Google a pan-European e-money licence as the Baltic eurozone state seeks to attract firms concerned that Brexit may bar them from the EU market. Google Payment Lithuania “will be able to issue electronic money and provide payment services to ensure smooth operation of its marketplaces across Europe”,
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Uber Says Will Resume Self-Driving Car Testing in Pennsylvania

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Uber Technologies on Thursday is resuming limited self-driving car testing on public roads in Pittsburgh, nine months after it suspended the program following a deadly accident in Arizona. The return of testing comes days after the state of Pennsylvania granted Uber permission to resume testing. The relaunch is a significant reduction from Uber’s previous self-driving operations. The company had operated
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WhatsApp for Android Gets Picture-in-Picture Feature for All Users

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WhatsApp has brought the anticipated Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature to all Android users. The Facebook-owned company has been adding new features to the messenger on a regular basis, and usually introduces them though beta builds. The Picture-in-Picture feature arrived in beta back in October, is now rolling to Android users through the WhatsApp version 2.18.380 –
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Careem Launches Delivery Service, Expects to Close Funding Round Soon

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Careem launched a delivery service covering everything from takeaway food to pharmaceuticals on Monday, diversifying from its core Middle East ride-hailing business and increasing competition with rival Uber Technologies. The company has expanded its car service business to more than 120 cities in 15 predominantly Middle East countries since launching in 2012. “We believe the
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YouTube Influencers Rarely Disclose Marketing Relationships: Study

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Even as social media has started playing a very significant role in our decisions, many people who create content to promote products on popular platforms such as YouTube and Pinterest do not always disclose their marketing relationships with the companies, reveals new research. The study focused on affiliate marketing, in which companies pay a commission
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Google to Not Offer Controversial Face Recognition Technology

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At a time when pressure is mounting on tech companies to utilise facial recognition technology with care to avoid its misuse, Google has said it will not offer the controversial technology for now. Toeing Microsoft’s line which has asked governments across the world to regulate this technology, Google said facial recognition merits careful consideration. “Like many technologies with multiple uses, facial
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Microsoft Hummingbird Launched, an AI-Powered News App for Android Users

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Earlier this year, Microsoft rebranded its MSN news app to the Microsoft News app on Android and iOS. The app is available in 28 languages, and sends across breaking news alerts on different selected topics of your interest. Now, the tech giant has introduced another news app, this time calling it Hummingbird. This app also
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Uber, Lyft Drivers Guaranteed Minimum Wage By New York City’s New Rules

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TeamViewer Opens First India Office, Eyes Strong Growth

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Uber’s Middle East Rival Careem Launches Bus-Booking Service in Egypt

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