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MobiKwik ties with payment gateway Razorpay

Mobile payments startup MobiKwik, has entered into a partnership with payment gateway provider Razorpay to enable a new  payment platform for all Razorpay retailers without manual activation. Retailers transacting through the Razorpay gateway can start receiving MobiKwik payments from its customers soon, the company said in a press statement. The move will give 3,000 of Razorpay’s merchants including Rentomojo, Papa Johns, Brekkie, Knowlarity, and Roadrunnr the ability to pay through the wallet.


Reliance Jio to offer free Wi-Fi across 6 different stadiums in India

Reliance Jio  will offer free Wi-Fi connectivity through its Jionet programme across 6 cricket stadiums in the country: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium; Eden Gardens, Kolkata; Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali; Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi and Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. It has added more than 4,000 access points across these six stadiums. In January, Reliance Communication (RCOM) and Reliance Jio entered into a strategic partnership to share spectrum; it plans to provide LTE services, across 17 circles, together.

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Magzter signs carrier billing partnership with Fortumo

Digital magazine stand Magzter has signed a carrier billing partnership with mobile payments company Fortumo. Under the new deal, Magzter users will be able to purchase digital content from the portal, wherein payments will be deducted from the users’ prepaid balance or added to the monthly postpaid invoice. Earlier this month, online video streaming application HOOQ partnered with Fortumo for direct carrier billing in India to allow HOOQ’s customers to pay using their mobile phone bill. Fortumo states that its carrier-billing platform is available to all subscribers of Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Aircel in India.


WordPress partners with Facebook to launch plugin that supports Instant Articles

WordPress has partnered with Facebook to introduce a new plugin that will support Facebook’s Instant Articles on its blogging platform, reports MarketingLand. Facebook, which announced Instant Articles in April 2015, plans to open up the Instant Articles feature for all publishers, regardless of their size and location starting this April, the company said in a post. It added that despite signing up a ‘few hundred’ publishers globally (about 300 at last count), the social networking giant had been working on tools for opening up Instant Articles, which was built to address slow loading times on mobile web.

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DishTV partners with Visiware to introduce gaming channel PlayinTV

Dish TV has partnered with interactive game developer Visiware International, to introduce Playin’TV—Visiware’s TV channel that offers a selection of 20 games split up across 4 genres (Action Sports, Cards & Quizzes). Dish TV subscribers can subscribe to the new channel at Rs 50 per month. Previously, France-based Visiware International and Dish TV started their partnership in 2007, with the launch of Minikids TV, a range of edutainment interactive TV games targeting 2-5 year old children.

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