Tech Wrap: Twitter suffers a major outage, Amazon Pay for Business app launched

More tech news includes Tecno Spark 7 going on sale in India and 50 Lakh SMBs using Amazon Pay.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 16:30 IST
Here's what happened in tech today…
Here's what happened in tech today… (Pixabay)
Here's what happened in tech today…
Here's what happened in tech today… (Pixabay)

It was an interesting day in the world of technology today. On one hand, Twitter suffered a major outage. On the other hand, Tecno Spark 7 went on sale in India.

So, here's what happened in tech today:

Twitter suffers a major outage

Twitter has been down for some users since late Friday evening with users across the globe being unable to access the platform. The issue didn't resolve on Saturday as well with people all over the world reporting issues with the platform throughout the day.

Google Assistant Driving Mode in Maps is available globally

Google today announced that it is making the Google Assistant Driving Mode available to everyone around the globe. "This preview of Google Assistant driving mode, which has been available to Android users in English in the United States, will now be available to Android users in English in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, India and Singapore,” Google wrote in its support page.

Amazon says 50 Lakh SMBs now use Amazon Pay

Amazon India today announced that 50 lakh small and medium businesses are now using its payments platform, Amazon Pay. This includes more than 25 lakh retail and shopping outlets such as kirana stores, about 10 lakh operate food and beverage outlets such as restaurants and small eateries, over 5 lakh offer services such as salons, close to 4 lakh offer health and medical care shops.

Amazon India launches Amazon Pay for Business app

Amazon Pay announced the launch of the ‘Amazon Pay For Business' mobile app to simplify accepting digital payments for SMBs. As of now, Amazon Pay for Business is available only on Android.

Tecno Spark 7 goes on sale in India

Tecno Spark 7 launched in India last week, and it can now be purchased on Amazon India. It starts at 7,499 for the base model with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also comes with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and this variant is priced at 8,499.

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First Published Date: 17 Apr, 23:42 IST