Category: Launches

Amazon launches online pharmacy in India
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Amazon launches online pharmacy in India

Amazon has launched an online pharmacy in Bangalore, the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state, as the e-commerce group looks to spread its tentacles in more categories in one of its key overseas markets. The company said on Friday its new service, called Amazon Pharmacy, has started accepting orders for both over-the-counter and prescription-based medicines…

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Epic Games launches a campaign (and lawsuit) against Apple’s App Store
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Epic Games launches a campaign (and lawsuit) against Apple’s App Store

Epic Games is launching an all-out campaign against Apple and its App Store rules. Thursday morning, Epic Games introduced a new payment mechanism through a server-side update that allowed gamers to purchase Fortnite’s in-game currency directly, allowing the app to bypass Apple’s in-app purchase framework and the substantial cut that Apple takes. Apple quickly acted…

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Grab launches new consumer financial services, including micro-investments and loans
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Grab launches new consumer financial services, including micro-investments and loans

Grab announced today that its financial unit, which previously focused mainly on services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is launching a slew of consumer products, including micro-investments, loans, health insurance and a pay-later program. Based in Singapore, Grab began in 2012 as a ride-hailing company before expanding into on-demand deliveries and other services. In January…

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Monzo launches new Monzo Plus with software features it hopes users will want to pay for
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Monzo launches new Monzo Plus with software features it hopes users will want to pay for

Can a bank charge for software? That’s the existential question Monzo appears to be asking itself with its second — or, possibly, third — attempt at launching Monzo Plus, a premium version of its popular current account. In an uncharacteristic (and very public) misstep, Monzo originally launched a version of Monzo Plus in 2019, only…

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California Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google
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California Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google

California, the home state of Silicon Valley, reportedly opened an antitrust investigation against Internet giant Google on Tuesday. Until today, California joined Alabama as the only states not investigating Google’s business practices. California has reportedly launched its own antitrust investigation against Google as Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have started investigations against the…

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App Annie launches ad analytics product Ascend
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App Annie launches ad analytics product Ascend

App Annie is building on last year’s acquisition of analytics company Libring with the launch of a new version of Libring, rebranded as App Annie Ascend. CEO Ted Krantz told me that while Ascend will be sold to existing App Annie customers, the real hope is to reach “a dramatically different market” as App Annie…

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Facebook launches Avatars, its Bitmoji competitor, in India
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Facebook launches Avatars, its Bitmoji competitor, in India

Facebook Avatars, which lets users customize a virtual lookalike of themselves for use as stickers in chat and comments, is now available in India, the social juggernaut’s biggest market by users account. The American firm said Tuesday it had launched Avatars to India as more social interaction moves online amid a nationwide lockdown in the…

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