After internet banking, mobile banking problems, RBI orders lender to stop digital launches, new credit cards



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HDFC Bank failed transactions: Reserve Bank of India  (RBI) has issued an Order dated  December  2, 2020 to HDFC Bank Limited with  regard  to certain incidents of outages in the internet banking / mobile banking / payment utilities of the Bank over the past 2 years, including the recent outages in the Bank’s internet banking and payment system on November 21, 2020 due to a power  failure in the primary data  centre.  

The  RBI  vide  said  Order  has  advised  the  Bank  to  temporarily  stop

i)  all  launches  of  the  Digital  Business  generating activities planned under its program ?Digital 2.0 (to be launched) and other proposed business generating  IT  applications

(ii)  sourcing  of  new  credit  card  customers.  In  addition,  the  Order  states  that  the  Bank’s  Board  examines the lapses and fixes accountability.   

The above measures shall be considered for lifting upon satisfactory compliance with the major

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Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

A website meant to help local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to keep up with demand.



Obby Khan holding a sign: Winnipeg restaurant owner Obby Khan.


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Winnipeg restaurant owner Obby Khan.

Goodlocal.ca, run by Winnipeg restaurateur and businessman Obby Khan, had to press pause to be reconfigured to deal with an avalanche of traffic.

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“There’s been a massive paradigm shift in the way people are thinking about shopping — and especially shopping local — during COVID,” Khan told 680 CJOB.

“The response… you go anywhere, and everyone wants to support locals.”

Khan said he came up with the website earlier in the pandemic because he wanted to support local businesses but wasn’t sure how to do so.

“As a local guy who wanted to support local… I created a platform where everything good and everything local can be on Goodlocal.

“We launched about three weeks ago, and we had 18

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7-year-old mistakenly orders 40 food deliveries due to laggy internet



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40 food deliveries

Residents of Barangay Mabolo, Cebu on Wednesday morning were surprised when over 30 food delivery drivers consecutively arrived in the area after a 7-year old accidentally made multiple online orders due to a laggy internet connection.

According to Nico Sereno’s report on “24 Oras” on Friday, a resident of Sitio Our Lady of Remedies said the child’s internet connection was so slow that the child did not know that they had made multiple orders of chicken and fries.

“Pindot siya ng pindot dahil error so nag create na naman siya ng ibang order kasi error. Kaya ang nangyari nagiging multiple order na siya,” Dann Kayne Suarez said.

The child had ordered from 40 riders. However, only 33 arrived as some canceled.

Meanwhile, Suarez bought four food deliveries from the riders that cost P189 each as he felt sorry for them.

“I was thinking na ubusin na lang

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PlayStation 5 orders crashed Walmart’s website again

  • The PlayStation 5 launched last Thursday, but it has been nearly impossible to buy.
  • The only certain way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch was by preordering it. But at least one retailer is selling PS5s digitally on a first-come, first-served basis: Walmart.
  • The first drop of PlayStation 5 consoles was at noon ET on launch, and it promptly took down the entire Walmart web store.
  • A resupply one week later had the same results: Walmart’s whole web store was down temporarily as interest in the PlayStation 5 overwhelmed the site. The console sold out nearly instantly.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 finally launched last Thursday.

Because of the pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional route and didn’t sell the new console in stores at launch.

Instead, the only way to get one last week was to

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PlayStation 5 orders appear to crash Walmart’s website

  • The PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday, but it isn’t being sold in stores.
  • The only way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch is by preordering it. But at least one retailer is selling PS5s digitally on a first-come, first-served basis: Walmart.
  • The first drop of PlayStation 5 consoles was at noon ET, and it promptly took down the entire Walmart web store.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday.

Because of the global pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional route and isn’t selling the new console in stores at launch.

Instead, the only way to get one on Thursday is to have preordered it months ago from one of several retailers. But at least one retailer, Walmart, announced plans for staggered PlayStation 5 supply drops throughout the day.

The first, at noon ET, caused the entire

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Walmart’s website crashed almost immediately after it opened orders for the PlayStation 5 on launch day



graphical user interface, text, application: Moments after the PlayStation 5 went up for sale on Walmart's website, the entire website crashed. Walmart


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Moments after the PlayStation 5 went up for sale on Walmart’s website, the entire website crashed. Walmart

  • The PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday, November 12, but it isn’t being sold in stores.
  • The only way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch is through a pre-order, but at least one retailer is selling PS5s digitally on a first come, first serve basis: Walmart.
  • The first drop of PlayStation 5 consoles came at 12 p.m. ET, and it promptly took down the entire Walmart webstore.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday. 

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional console launch route and isn’t selling the new game console in retail stores at launch.

Instead, the only way to get one on November 12 is to have pre-ordered the console months ago

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PS5 Faceplate Site Cancels Orders After Sony Threatens Legal Action

If you were hoping to customize your new PS5 with a fancy custom faceplate, you may have to wait for an official Sony solution. A company offering replacement PS5 plates in a variety of colors has canceled orders after being threatened with a lawsuit.

Speaking to VGC, a representative from Customize My Plates–which had been known as PlateStation5 until a few days ago–confirmed that it was canceling all plate orders. It cited Sony’s legal threats as the reason behind both its name change, which Sony said infringed on its own trademarks, as well as the cancellations.

“… Sony’s lawyers told us it was their opinion [that] Sony’s intellectual property extended to the faceplates, and that if we continued to sell and distribute them in any country, we would end up in court,” the representative said.

It will be abandoning the console customization business, but it’s unlikely Customize My Plates will

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Starbucks Lost $1 Billion in Sales but 25 Percent of Orders Now Come From Mobile App

When the pandemic hit, businesses immediately felt the pain as many had to shut their doors. Even the ones that were able to stay open had to quickly figure out how to make drastic changes to the way they served their customers and protected their employees from the spread of Covid-19.

Restaurants and coffee shops remained open, but in many cases, only for take-out or drive-thru service. Remarkably, many have managed to keep going, but only after a very harsh reality check. Starbucks, for example, says it lost about $1.2 billion in sales due to limited operations, reduced hours, and even closures. 

Still, the company reported its quarterly earnings last week and managed to exceed expectations largely due to a decision it made years ago. Analysts had expected Starbucks to earn $6.06 billion, but despite the decrease in customer traffic due to the pandemic, the company’s generated $6.2 billion for

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Bot orders $18,752 of McSundaes every 30 min. to find if machines are working

…why?

The Verge interviewed Zahid about his project once his tweet announcing it took off.

He started the project examining McDonald’s locations in Germany, where he lives. He biked around Berlin, physically visiting McDonald’s locations to see if McBroken’s data was correct. After it passed that test, he expanded to the US. He also found out shortly after launch that the one-minute time frame was too quick—the app pretty quickly pegged him as a bot and cut off access. Trying to add a McSundae to the cart every 30 minutes, however, keeps McBroken up to date and appears to meet the McDonald’s app’s human-seeking standards.

This is not the first time a customer has tried to develop a technological workaround to McDonald’s corporate problems. In 2017, a woman named Raina McLeod created an app to track if McDonald’s ice cream machines were working. As McLeod explained to BuzzFeed at the

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Early MagSafe Charger, iPhone 12 accessory orders start arriving

A number of Apple cusomers are already seeing products announced during Apple’s second special event arrive on their doorsteps, with MagSafe chargers, the 20W USB-C power adapter, and other items arriving ahead of the iPhone 12 range.

Announced on Tuesday alongside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, Apple revealed it was introducing improved versions of accessories for its devices, including major changes to its charging accessories. Based on social media reports, it seems some users are already getting their accessories in advance of an anticipated delivery of an iPhone.

One post from Mihir Joshi posted to Twitter shows both a MagSafe Charger and the USB-C 20W Power Adapter, both in and out of their boxes. While MagSafe uses a collection of magnets to align perfectly with the iPhone 12 and other supportive hardware, the customer observed that there’s some alignment possibilities for wireless charging of older

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