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Internet Cashes in on With Memes after Google Suspends Paytm App from Play Store

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‘Lo Chali Main’: Internet Cashes in on With Memes after Google Suspends Paytm App from Play Store

India’s digital payment app Paytm has been taken down by Google from the Google Play Store.

The reason cited in a TechCrunch report states that the app has been suspended from the Play Store after Google took cognisance of “repeated violations” by Paytm of Google’s Play Store app policies.

Also Read:Paytm Suspended From Play Store, Google Says App Violated Gambling Policies

Paytm is one of India’s largest companies by volume of users and transactions, and is also India’s highest-valued startup. Reports indicate that Paytm’s suspension has come in light of the Paytm First sports betting service, which seemingly violated Google’s app policies on unregulated gambling and online casinos.

The news of Paytm app suspension put the memers to work immediately on an otherwise lazy Friday, who imagined what

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NHS contact tracing app ‘is unlikely to reduce the spread of Covid-19’

The new NHS Test and Trace app won’t work unless the vast majority of the country installs it and even then social distancing will still be required, a new study claims.

The NHS app launched in the Isle of Wight last week as a pilot scheme, with users urged to scan barcodes when they go out to create a ‘virtual diary’ of movements.

This is the second trial on the island by NHS following its disastrous first attempt, which was abandoned in June.    

A new study by University College London found that these types of tracking apps only work if the vast majority of a population install and actively use them. 

By reviewing 15 earlier scientific studies into the use of the apps, the team found that even if 80 per cent of a population install them other public health restrictions would still be needed to slow the spread of

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New Mexico Announces Court System Smartphone App

The Santa Fe Administrative Office of the Courts launched a new smartphone app to assist in looking up court cases. The new app summarizes information for civil and criminal cases.

by Eastern New Mexico News


August 13, 2020

(TNS) — The Administrative Office of the Courts has introduced a smartphone app for New Mexico court case lookup.

The app will display summary information for both civil and criminal cases, including scheduled hearings, attorneys and judges, a register of case actions and the charges and dispositions. The app will search district, magistrate and metropolitan courts, as well as the New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

“New Mexico Courts are committed to using innovative technology, like this software program, to improve public access to information about the judicial system,” said Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil.

The judiciary has long allowed online access through, but the app

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Meet Zhang Yiming, the secretive Chinese billionaire behind TikTok who made over $12 billion in 2018 and called Trump’s demands to sell the app ‘unreasonable’

ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming makes his own TikToks — and requires his senior employees to as well.
ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming makes his own TikToks — and requires his senior employees to as well.

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  • Zhang Yiming built a $16.2 billion fortune after founding ByteDance, the Chinese software developer behind TikTok.

  • Despite being one of the wealthiest people in China, Zhang is extremely private and little is known about his personal life.

  • TikTok is currently in negotiations to sell its US operations to Microsoft amid a threat of a ban from President Trump, sparking fierce criticism of Yiming on Chinese social media.

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The widespread popularity of TikTok has not just created a new generation of social media stars, it’s also created a social media billionaire.

Zhang Yiming, the 36-year-old software engineer who founded the app’s parent company, now has a net worth of $16.2 billion, Forbes estimates. Despite being one of the

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TikTok teens are making memes saying they’ll show up at the White House to confront Trump over app ban

Many TikTok creators respond to the president's proposed TikTok bans with memes and jokes.
Many TikTok creators respond to the president’s proposed TikTok bans with memes and jokes.


  • President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he would take action to ban popular app TikTok as early as Saturday.

  • Trump over the past month has joined other US officials in expressing security concerns over the app’s Chinese ownership and suggested the service is sharing user data with the Chinese government, though the app’s owner has denied doing so. 

  • While some TikTok creators encouraged their fans to follow them on their other social media accounts, others made memes or plans to set up a virtual private network so they could still use the app after a ban.

  • A TikTok spokesperson thanked users for their support in a video statement Saturday, and said the app is “here for the long run.” 

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President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters that he

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How China’s Ant is evolving from a payments app into a technology champion

This is the second in a series of four articles analysing the Hong Kong and mainland stock markets, delving into the reforms, emergence of the Star Market as a solid fundraising venue, upcoming technology champions and the way forward. You can read part one here.

When Starbucks was looking to boost its digital traffic in China to help sales recover from store closures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, it turned to Alipay.

The Chinese mobile app with 900 million users scattered across the nation integrated a pre-order and pickup feature for Starbucks into its popular app last month, a service that was previously only available on Starbucks’ own mainland mobile app. The Seattle-headquartered chain of coffeehouses said on July 28 that it sees its China sales substantially recovering by the end of September, boosted by such digital initiatives.

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Elrond Mainnet Launches With a New Bitcoin-like Token Model and Maiar App

Elrond’s mainnet has successfully launched, ushering in an era of high-speed dApps and scalable crypto payment technology. The blockchain’s developers have wasted no time in refining components of Elrond’s architecture, starting with an enhanced token model. Elrond has also announced details of the first app to go live on its mainnet, available on mobile devices. Maiar is an easy-to-use application that facilitates ERD transactions between users, and will offer features such as staking, lending and progressive security. The app launched on July 30 for early sign-ups and will fully open to the public within the next month.

Traditional payment stocks are already feeling the competitive pressure brought by the newcomers like Elrond. Last month Western Union (NYSE:WU) made an offer to buy MoneyGram in order to be able to better compete with the digital payment start-ups. Western Union hopes that joining its network of tens of thousands of agent locations

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Create the iOS app of your dreams with this $12 online training

Create the iOS app of your dreams with this $12 online training
Create the iOS app of your dreams with this $12 online training

TL;DR: Start building your own apps with The Complete iOS 13 and SwiftUI Developer Course for $11.99, a 97% savings as of July 26.

You’ve got a brilliant idea for an app. There’s just one major problem: you don’t know how to code. That means, once again, you’ll let the idea pass you by until someone else brings your idea to life instead. Bummer.

If you’re sick of watching other people create your dream apps before you can, maybe it’s time you learn to code once and for all.

Coding is far from a one-size-fits-all approach, but if you specifically want to learn how to create iOS apps, you’ll have to learn Swift. And with this Complete iOS 13 and SwiftUI Developer Course, you’ll walk through the entire process — from conception to creation.

Designed by development gurus

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Snap finally rolls out Minis, integrated applications for the Snapchat app

After virtually announcing Minis last month via its online Partner Summit in June, Snap Inc. on Monday began rolling out the first Minis applications for the Snapchat app, which are “bite-size utilities” for all Snapchatters.

Yesterday, the first of Snapchat’s Minis applications announced last month began rolling out to anyone with the official app; each one — which can be created and submitted to the platform by any developer if granted permission — functions as a “bite-sized” tool or service within Snapchat that gives users access to various digital experiences. 

So far, four Minis made by Snap are available and can be found within Chat: Headspace Mini, a meditation app; Let’s Do It, a tool to help groups make decisions; Prediction Master, a quiz game; and Flashcards, a study utility. The company uses these examples to demonstrate how such apps can help Snapchatters with everyday problems, “whether it’s planning a

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Why is Prime Video not working? How to troubleshoot your Amazon Prime Video app when it won’t play properly

If Prime Video stops working, there are a few simple fixes.
If Prime Video stops working, there are a few simple fixes.

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  • If your Prime Video app isn’t working, start by making sure your account is active, and then check to make sure you’re connected to the internet.

  • Try using Prime Video on another device, and if it works there, reboot the first device.

  • Other things you can try include reinstalling the Prime Video app, and making sure you have enough internet bandwidth.

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Like most streaming services, Amazon Prime Video usually runs without issue.

However, it’s inevitable that at some point, you’ll run into some sort of issue — that’s just technology for you.

If Prime Video isn’t working for you, these are the most common problems and solutions.

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Make sure your Prime Video

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