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TikTok is running a new campaign which it hopes will help stop the spread of misinformation around Covid-19.

TikTok launches new campaign to curb spread of Covid-19 misinformation

TikTok’s new campaign will be live on DD and other television channels and social media handles starting today.
About 20,000 retailers will be part of the programme, and about 30,000 Vivo brand ambassadors or VBAs (staff who were working in stores offering product details and demos) will help address consumer queries.

Vivo India unveils new model to connect offline retailers with customers

Under the ‘Vivo Smart Retail’ model, the handset maker will accept product-related queries from customers, and pass on the leads for sales to retailers that are in the vicinity of the customer, Vivo India Director (Brand Strategy).
An Indian man sells face masks by a roadside in Kochi, Kerala, India, Saturday, May 2, 2020. The southern state has made wearing face masks mandatory in public places and work places as part of measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Apps don face masks to promote healthy practices amid Covid-19

Apna Mask initiative is promoting homemade masks and aims to drive behavioural change to ensure that people wear masks and stay protected as they step out of their homes.
There’s a fake email campaign doing the rounds where hackers are demanding cryptocurrency as ransom.

CERT-In issues warning against fake email scam demanding cryptocurrency ransom

CERT-In, in a latest advisory, has said while there is “nothing to worry” about such emails, users should update or change their passwords.
Facebook recently made a deal with Reliance Jio where it invested Rs 43,574-crore in the company.

Focused on long-term play in India, helping SMBs scale up: Facebook India Head

Facebook India head Ajit Mohan said that Facebook and WhatsApp have their largest communities for these two services in India.
Huawei launched its own app store called “AppGallery” following its ban from using Google’s services.

Huawei onboards Indian firm’s AI-driven keyboard into AppGallery

Huawei has been reaching out to Indian app developers with a $1 billion global fund to develop its own mobile services suite.
With over 8.5 lakh members, the company said it been profitable since inception, achieving a cumulative revenue of $13 million.

Pune-based fitness startup Fittr raises $2 million from Surge

Fittr, a four-year-old startup, provides free access to diet and training tools
Paytm said its solution supports each of the payment methods, including Paytm Wallet, Paytm UPI, net-banking and cards, and offers live order updates on the Paytm app

Paytm builds contactless in-store ordering solution for restaurants after lockdown

Paytm said it has developed a QR code that will be displayed at these restaurants that users can scan from the Paytm app to browse the menu and place orders
Paytm Mall said it is delivering grocery essentials in over 100 cities.

Paytm Mall to partner 10,000 more shops for hyperlocal deliveries

Paytm Mall said it will partner with over 10,000 kirana stores, small shops and businesses for hyperlocal deliveries.
Sharechat claims to have around 6 crore monthly users in India.

ShareChat acquires meme-sharing app Memer

The integration of Memer into ShareChat will help it bring more variations to content, a better user experience that may lead to enhanced user engagement and retention.

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