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OYO Launches Lighter Version of its App for Android Users

OYO today has footprint in more than 800 cities across 24 countries

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OYO is present in over 80 countries. As per the company, it witnessed "3.8x" year-over-year revenue growth in August 2019. Pixabay
India’s largest hotel chain OYO on Thursday announced the global launch of a lighter version of its app — “Oyo Lite” — for the Android users.
Designed to work in areas of low connectivity, the “OYO Lite” app is sized just 800KB, which is less than 7 per cent of the size of the current OYO app, the company said in a statement.
“OYO Lite has been designed as a solution to connectivity and storage constraints on phones. We feel that this product would be ideal for travellers who are remotely connected to the Internet as well as those with basic smartphones,” said Anil Goel, Chief Technology Officer, OYO Hotels and Homes.
The app also features an in-app SOS button to ensure assistance from the on-ground hotel staff as well as from 24×7 OYO Safety Response Team (SRT).
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Oyo mobile app.
The button is also capable to initiate a call with local law enforcement authorities across the country, the company added.
OYO, however, did not elaborate on plans to make the Lite app available for iOS users.
OYO today has footprint in more than 800 cities across 24 countries.
With over 18,000 buildings and 636,000 units under management and more than 45,000-holiday homes, the company is backed by leading investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Hero Enterprise and China Lodging Group. (IANS)

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Netflix Announces Untitled Scripted Series About Spotify

The founding tale of Spotify is a great example of how a local story can have a global impact, says Netflix

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The Swedish and English language series by Netflix will be developed and produced by Yellow Bird UK, with Berna Levin serving as executive producer and Luke Franklin as producer. Pixabay

Netflix has announced an untitled scripted series about Spotify, a Swedish startup that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the worlds leading music services.

The limited series is inspired by the book ‘Spotify Untold’ by authors Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud – both business reporters at Swedish Dagens Industri – and will be produced by Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company and the production company behind the upcoming Netflix series Young Wallander.

Acclaimed Per-Olav Sørensen (Quicksand, Home for Christmas and Nobel) will be directing and Berna Levin (Young Wallander, Hidden and The Girl in the Spider’s Web) will serve as executive producer.

“The founding tale of Spotify is a great example of how a local story can have a global impact. We are really excited about bringing this success story to life and we look forward to continuing our great collaboration with director Per-Olav Sørensen and the team at Yellow Bird UK,” Tesha Crawford, Director of International Originals Northern Europe at Netflix said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Netflix has announced an untitled scripted series about Spotify, a Swedish startup that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the worlds leading music services. Wikimedia Commons

The Swedish and English language series will be developed and produced by Yellow Bird UK, with Berna Levin serving as executive producer and Luke Franklin as producer.

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“The story of how a small band of Swedish tech industry insiders transformed music – how we listen to it and how it’s made – is truly a tale for our time. Not only is this a story about the way all our lives have changed in the last decade, it’s about the battle for cultural and financial influence in a globalised, digitised world,” Berna Levin, Executive Producer, Yellow Bird added. (IANS)

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