TFS on Ola
Close to three months after Ola acquired the Bengaluru-based TaxiForSure, the Ola app has enabled users to book the TFS hatchback through it. Last year, after acquiring mGaadi, autos were introduced on personal transport enabler app for which commuters pay Rs 10 over the meter. The TFS cabs, which have been introduced across 26 cities, is only available for the Ride Now option, unlike the Ola cabs -- mini, sedan and prime. However, rides in these vehicles too can be tracked. The rates in Bengaluru remain the same as when booked through the TaxiForSure app.
Apple Music in India
The start of the month signalled the launch of Apple Music in the country. Especially after the planned release of its Android version, other streamers like
Gaana and Saavn are likely to face some tough competition. First of all, it gives prospective users the benefit of a free trial though they need a credit card or gift card balance to sign up. After this, users can sign up for either the individual service for `120 a month or family (six people) service for `190. Both rates are about 80 per cent cheaper than in the US. In addition to unlimited streaming online, it lets users just save music offline, on the device as well. According to an Apple insider, complaints received include local playlists and the songs that make them up getting deleted, bad artwork and duplicating or retrieving previously deleted music.
banks on Lookup The app that helps shoppers locate local business has brought blood banks on board too -- ‘in case of emergency’. The app lets users chat with blood banks close by to check availability of the bloodgroup. The free app also hopes to create more donors by offering them a free Lookup T-shirt every time they donate blood or platelets.