Google Gets into Digital Payments Fray in India

Google is expected to launch a mobile payments app in India next week. Google Tez, which means “fast” in Hindi will reportedly support Android Pay as well as the government-backed Unified Payments Interface and other consumer payment services including Paytm and MobiKwik.

India Payments Roundup: Paytm, Amazon and Flipkart

The battle for e-commerce and payments domination is on in India. Paytm, an e-payment/e-commerce brand and payments bank, is bringing the QR code scanning habit to the Indian masses, while rival Flipkart has raised $2.5 billion from Japan’s SoftBank and Amazon has launched its digital wallet.

SoftBank Invests $100 Million in Cybersecurity Firm Cybereason

Cybereason, a Boston-based cybersecurity startup, continues to rake in the cash, with the latest capital infusion coming from SoftBank Corp. The Japanese telecom and Internet service provider has invested $100 million in Cybereason, according to a June 21 announcement.