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Paying bills takes time, whether it's queuing, hopping around to multiple offices, or jumping between apps. And then we need to hunt around for customer account details, enter in card numbers, or reload a wallet balance. Paying your bills could be much simpler — and could save you a lot of time.
So today, Tez is adding a specially designed experience that lets you pay your bills in seconds, not minutes. Adding a new biller is a breeze, and you only have to do it once. Just tap on New Payment and then Pay your bills. You’ll see a list of billers supported on Tez across locations. You can also search for them by name. Once you’ve located your biller, enter the number associated with your account to link it to Tez and give it an easy name to remember.
For most recurring utility bills, Tez will fetch any new bill and send you a timely notification when it arrives. Checking whether you’ve paid a bill in the app is as simple as tapping the biller’s name on your Tez home screen. There, you’ll be able to view all past payments grouped by biller, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts.
We’ll start with support for more than 80 billers, including national and state electricity providers, gas and water, and DTH recharge. These include billers like Reliance Energy, BSES and DishTV, and in total will cover all states and major metros in India. Tez also supports Bharat BillPay system, which lets you fetch the latest bill from your providers.
Today’s roll out of bill payments on Tez comes with an exciting new offer. For every new biller you pay this month, you’ll get a scratch card that could win you up to ₹1000.
We’ve designed bill payments to be the most convenient way to manage life’s expenses, so you can pay right from your bank account in just a few taps. We can’t wait for you to try it out and see how much time you save.
A battle of top chefs to win the ultimate culinary title
Ever wonder what happens when top 7 chefs battle it out for the most-coveted title in the culinary industry – Iron Chef? Alton Brown, an American television personality and food show presenter has taken up this challenge. Join Alton on his hunt to find the perfect chef on FYI TV18’S Iron Chef Gauntlet, premiering 19th February every Monday at 10 PM. This show takes cooking to a whole new level which is nothing like the mainstream culinary shows you’ve seen before.
Iron Chef Gauntlet is a reboot of ‘Iron Chef America’ and combines elements of ‘The Next Iron Chef’. The show features the seven ‘Iron Chef Wannabes’ fight for the ultimate culinary title. In each of the first five episodes, the challengers compete in two rounds. The first one being a themed challenge judged by Brown, who determines the chefs who finish on top and at the bottom. Following this, the contestants take up a secret ingredient challenge, where the winner of the first round chooses a competitor to face off with the least successful chef of the first round. From peppers to cheese, the secret ingredient could be just about anything. A rotating panel of judges then determines which of the two cooks goes home at the end of the second round.
Don’t get excited yet, the Iron Chef is far from being found. The last chef remaining in the group goes into the sixth episode where the contestant has to run through a gauntlet of Iron Chefs, including Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Micheal Symon. If the finalist scores more points than the Iron Chefs combined, he or she joins the coveted ranks of Iron Chefs. Despite the scrutiny, there is a risk of not finding an Iron Chef at all! The intriguing content keeps the audience hooked on till the very end.
Tune into FYI TV18 every Monday 10PM to watch the battle of the Iron Chefs
Publicis Media has won the full digital duties of ZEE5 in India, the newly launched digital entertainment platform from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL).
The business was won as part of a multi-agency pitch.
Group CEO Tanmay Mohanty says “The OTT segment in India is poised for exponential growth and requires specialist expertise trained to navigate this new and emerging area. We look forward to making ZEE5 a powerful business.”
Says Archana Anand, Digital Head, ZEE5 India, “ZEE5’s language focus makes it strongly relevant to people across the length and breadth of India. We were therefore looking for a partner that could bring in the necessary digital marketing solutions and deep consumer insights to help take us across markets and quickly establish ZEE5 as the go-to digital destination for language content. Publicis has strong credentials and experience in digital marketing and understands the changing milieu of the digital and entertainment business.”
Daniel Wellington, the Swedish watch brand known for its sleek, stylish and minimalistic designs celebrated the opening of its first store in India at the historic Fort area of Mumbai with an exclusive party at the store.
Present on the occasion were Roger Kylberg, CEO of Daniel Wellington with the stylish actor Parineeti Chopra and Magnus Toveberg, Executive Director IMEA, Daniel Wellington.
Sprawled across an area of 1000 sq ft, the store will house the brand’s timeless accessories for Men & Women. Worldwide best-sellers, such as the Dapper Collection, Classic Black Collection and the beloved Classic Petite are available in the store, along with a wide assortment of accessories including classic cuffs & trendy interchangeable watch straps.
City’s well heeled, stylish, young and uber set Adah Sharma, Ritvik Dhanjani, Bruna Abdullah, Vin Rana, Sharad Malhotra, Asha Negi, Vikas Gupta, Priyank Sharma, Kishwar Merchant were seen coming together for an evening of celebration.
Commenting on the brand’s foray into the Indian market, Roger Kylberg, CEO of Daniel Wellington, says: “India is an emerging and vibrant market with huge potential. Our increased presence enables us to accelerate our global expansion and it further reinforces our commitment to grow our business in the region”.
Daniel Wellington has established itself as one of the fastest growing and most beloved brands in the watch Industry. In the recent years Daniel Wellington has grown its global market share exponentially and accelerated the store openings worldwide.
With more than 133 million people online, Indonesia is home to the fifth largest population of internet users in the world. And amazingly, Indonesia’s online journey has just gotten started—Indonesians continue to embrace the internet rapidly and half of Indonesia’s population has yet to connect to the internet.
Indonesia already has a thriving internet economy and a bustling startup scene, home to four of Southeast Asia’s eight “unicorns,” but we’d like to do more to help supercharge and grow with it. So, to help Indonesians build the next great startup, we’ve already trained nearly 60,000 Indonesians on mobile app development, toward our goal of reaching 100,000 developers by 2020. And to help more Indonesian small businesses tap into the power of the internet, our Gapura Digital initiative has trained more than 40,000 small business owners in 10 cities, with more cities to come.
To help all Indonesians access information and get things done, we continue to work on products and features with Indonesians in mind. Indonesia was the second country globally to get Google Station, our product to deliver high-quality public Wi-Fi with local partners. We have also designed products to work for Indonesians. YouTube Go helps Indonesians watch their favorite videos even with poor connectivity. And most recently, Indonesia was one of the first two countries in the world to get our new app, Google Go, which makes searching the internet faster and simpler for Indonesians on slow connections.
But there is still more we can do to support and participate in Indonesia’s growth. That’s why we’ve invested in one of Indonesia’s leading startups, GO-JEK. GO-JEK is led by a strong Indonesian management team and has a proven track record of using technology to make life more convenient for Indonesians across the country. This investment lets us partner with a great local champion in Indonesia’s flourishing startup ecosystem, while also deepening our commitment to Indonesia’s internet economy.
By investing in local companies, building locally relevant products and training local talent, we hope to see more amazing local champions like GO-JEK emerge in Indonesia. As always, we’re driven and inspired by our users and partners and are always on the the lookout for more opportunities to support them. Terima kasih dan sampai jumpa lagi.
Source:Google In Asia