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OYO said to be in discussions for another Softbank round

Indian hospitality startup OYO has now been reported by various media sources to be in talks of raising another new round which could value the 5 year old firm at up to $4 Billion and mark a notable jump from its most current size having raised well over $400 million in total funding across several rounds as of current.

Reports state of OYO being in talks with Softbank and co-working giant WeWork concerning a funding round which could raise up between $500 million - $1 Billion and may value the company at between $4 Billion - $5 Billion.

Last valued at $850 million from a previous funding round led by Softbank, The Indian hospitality firm has grown to be a major budget accommodation provider to a large number of customers with a current presence in over 230 Indian cities inking notable partnerships with several hotel owners who make use of its service to gain access to more customers.

With over 10 million downloads so far of its app and a large user base, OYO has cemented a status as…

Google Pay for Wear OS devices hits three more countries



Google pay as of now can be used with Wear OS(the new name for Android wear) devices in Australia, Canada and Spain as previously opposed to only the US and the UK.

Actually, enforcement for use in only the US and UK didn't get so much effort put into it which made people in other countries use the service without any issue, but users who then installed the Huawei Watch 2 Android Oreo update found out that their ability to use Google Pay was disabled outside both countries.

But right now. Google has confirmed the support of its payment service for those in Autralia, Canada and Spain so users can now use their smartwatches to make regular payments in these newly integrated countries.



Google Pay has also added the support of payments through 61 new US banks and credit unions along with 3 further card types.

For now there's no information on which countries would be integrated soon but Google has clarified that it's payment service will be rolled out to more countries gradually.








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