Bringing you quick updates on the tech space, policy making and digital rights from India and across the globe. How digital payments evolved during pandemic: PayU Report Payment solution provider PayU published a report with information on how digital payments changed during the pandemic. Streaming services saw a 144% increase in the number of transactions and a 139% increase in expenditure between 2019 and 2020. Travel and hospitality saw a 86% drop in the number of transactions and expenditure. Etech firms saw "a 78% increase in the number of transactions and a 44% increase in expenditure". The Northeast Indian states had a huge boost in digital transactions, from 63–93% in different states. In retail and e-commerce segments there was a massive 106% increase in the number of transactions and a 124% increase in expenditure between the first and last six months of 2020. Read: PayU's press release Top Stories From MediaNama IT Rules 2021: What Do They Mean For Payment Companies? Bharti, PNB, Delhi Metro’s Domains Stuck As Net 4 Website Goes Down Hyderabad Deploys Artificial Intelligence Tools Across 2,000 CCTVs To Identify Mask Violators Facial Authentication For Vaccination Not The Same As Facial Recognition: Nandan Nilekani Info Edge Proposes Merger Of Subsidiary With Policybazaar Parent ICYMI: NAMA Event Announcement MediaNama invites you to apply to attend an online discussion on how the IT Rules 2021 will impact Intermediaries. Our subscribers get priority invites for our events and need not apply. Here's the agenda and reading list. Subscribe here to support our work. Date: April 23 (Friday), 2021 Time: 2:00 pm…
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