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A New Rivalry Brews As Flipkart, Amazon Cut Google Ad Spends

“Google’s e-commerce push and the rising importance of Flipkart and Amazon in digital ads are the latest examples of how intertwined the tech business has become and how internet firms are increasingly encroaching on each other’s turf. A few years ago, it was unthinkable that Google would enter e-commerce or that Amazon could ever threaten […]
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PayPal Starts Deeper Integration With Google; Users Can Now Pay Directly In Gmail, YouTube And More

“Google earlier this year rebranded all of its payment services under Google Pay to help it double down on making transactions across its platform more frictionless (and more used). Now comes another development: PayPal and Google are kicking off a deep integration, where users who add their PayPal details to their Google Play accounts will be able […]
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Google teams with HDFC Bank, ICICI, others for instant loans

“Google India on Tuesday said it has rebranded its Indian payments app Tez as Google Pay and is partnering four banks to provide instant loans for the app’s users. In the coming weeks, Google Pay users will be able to access customised loans from HDFC Bank Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd, Federal Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd […]
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Mobile Money Heats Up in India as Google Doubles Down

“A day after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said it had invested in the parent company of India’s largest digital-payments firm, called Paytm, Google said it is expanding its mobile money service in the South Asian nation. It is partnering with several local banks to offer consumer loans from within its app in the coming weeks, aiming to assist […]
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