Google pilots real money games🎰, Dunzo hit by strike🚴♂️, Twitter tests WhatsApp button📝
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Google Play pilots real money rummy, fantasy sports apps in India🎰
Google said on Thursday it is conducting a pilot to allow the distribution of Indian-made daily fantasy sports (DFS) and rummy apps on the Play Store in India.
Currently, such apps – which include Dream11, Mobile Premier League and many others – are not available on the Play Store because they fall within the ambit of gambling.
The pilot is scheduled to run from September 28, 2022 to to September 28, 2023.
Google says in its terms and conditions for this pilot that all submissions should be fresh apps — existing rummy apps that are played without staking real money shouldn’t be converted into real money experiences. Companies applying to the pilot should be incorporated in India.
Dunzo Daily’s Bengaluru operations hit as delivery staff protest🚴♂️
Reliance Retail-backed Dunzo has seen its quick commerce operations under Dunzo Daily come to a screeching halt in Bengaluru — its largest market — over the past two days as its delivery executives have gone on strike to protest changes to its delivery policy, sources said.
Dunzo Daily, the 20-minute delivery service, was still not available in many pockets of Bengaluru as of Thursday afternoon. A message on its app read: “Dunzo Daily will be back in a while.”
Operations were severely hit for Dunzo Daily in the last two days after protests by delivery partners at Dunzo’s office premises in Bengaluru.
The company has started to push ‘batching of orders’ — meaning one delivery person is assigned multiple orders to service on a single trip. Dunzo has also made internal tech changes to how orders are assigned to delivery partners and how they will be picked, leading to further friction with the company.
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- Powerplay, a construction management platform has raised $7.14 million in its Series A funding round that was led by Accel and saw participation from Sequoia Surge, India Quotient, and the founders of Snapdeal.
- Lucidity, a cloud storage orchestration platform, has secured $5.3 million in its seed funding round led by AlphaWave Investments.
- D2C healthy foods brand Anveshan has raised $2 million in its Pre-Series A funding round led by DSG Consumer Partners, Force Ventures and We Founder Circle.
Twitter is testing a ‘share to WhatsApp’ button in India📝
Twitter said on Thursday it was replacing the share button for Android users with a WhatsApp share icon on an experimental basis to enable them to share tweets easily on the instant-messaging platform.
The service, which will be launched in India first, will be available to Twitter users on Android initially, and then be rolled out to other operating systems and countries based on the learnings from the experiment, the company said.
The WhatsApp share button is the second product feature that the social network has launched in the past few days. On September 1, Twitter said it was testing an ‘edit’ button for tweets and would soon roll out the feature for Twitter Blue users.
The edit button will allow users to edit a published tweet within 30 minutes of posting it. Twitter said it would show the history of changes made to tweets so that readers were aware of the edits.
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