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Mastercard Starts Initiative To Accept Digital Payments

The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to nominate one or more merchants who currently do not accept digital payments

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Payment services major Mastercard on Wednesday launched a nationwide initiative to increase the acceptance and adoption of digital payments among merchants. Pixabay

Payment services major Mastercard on Wednesday launched a nationwide initiative to increase the acceptance and adoption of digital payments among merchants.

The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to nominate one or more merchants who currently do not accept digital payments and Mastercard would work along with the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), acquirer banks and fintech companies to support the nominated merchants to deploy digital payments acceptance infrastructure.

“Mastercard along with legendary cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, today announced the launch of a nationwide initiative to accelerate the acceptance and adoption of digital payments. Titled ‘Team Cashless India’, the initiative brings consumers and merchants to the forefront of the digital payments dialogue,” the company said in a statement.

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The Initiative of Mastercard brings consumers and merchants to the forefront of the digital payments dialogue. Pixabay

Mastercard will also conduct an outreach program across multiple cities to educate merchants on the benefits of accepting digital payments and to provide a platform for consumers to nominate merchants.

Manasi Narasimhan, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, South Asia, Mastercard said that the initiative would be carried out both in tier-I and tier-II cities and the emphasis will be more on the tier-II cities as the penetration of digital payments has not been as high as the metros.

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She also said that post demonetisation the adoption of digital payment services by both consumers and traders has increased and the the sector is likely to grow further. (IANS)

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Oppo ColorOS 7 To Be Available on Company’s Flagship Smartphones on Trial Basis

ColorOS is being used in multiple local languages -- 72 in total -- including English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and more

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According to the handset maker, since its launch in November 2019, ColorOS 7 has received high admiration thanks to the more unified and customised user interface (UI) system. Pixabay

Chinese handset maker OPPO’s customised operating system (OS) ColorOS 7, which is based on Android 10 OS, is being introduced to the company’s line up of flagship smartphones on a trial basis, the company announced on Thursday.

Users can enjoy the trial version of ColorOS 7 on 10 handsets — Reno, Reno 10X Zoom, Reno 2, F11, F11 Pro and R17, R17 Pro as well as Find X, Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition and Find X SuperVOOC Edition — covering most of the OPPO flagship models available in the Indian market.

According to the handset maker, since its launch in November 2019, ColorOS 7 has received high admiration thanks to the more unified and customised user interface (UI) system, seamless and fast user experience and other features such as the system-wide Dark Mode, digital ID document manager “DocVault”, an advanced three-finger screenshot, among others.

ColorOS is being used in multiple local languages — 72 in total — including English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and more.

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Chinese handset maker OPPO’s customised operating system (OS) ColorOS 7, which is based on Android 10 OS, is being introduced to the company’s line up of flagship smartphones on a trial basis. Wikimedia Commons

Following the launch of ColorOS 7 in India, OPPO became the first OEM to integrate digi-locker services as part of its efforts to ensure safety and security of user data.

As the firm continues to focus on bringing the trial version of ColorOS 7 to more models and regions, it is calling on fans to become a part of the OS development process by providing user feedback.

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The firm is alo recruiting testers to try out the trial version and share their experiences in their community. (IANS)