14 Aug 2019

1. Google details AI work behind Project Euphonia’s more inclusive speech recognition As part of new efforts toward accessibility, Google announced Project Euphonia at I/O in May: An attempt to make speech recognition capable of understanding people with non-standard speaking voices or impediments. The company has just published a…

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14 Aug 2019

1. Fintech counts on content to keep investors hooked Fintech startups offering stocks and mutual fund investments are leaning on specialised content to retain investor interest. Groww’s YouTube subscriber base has jumped to 31,000 from 5,000 and average views per video has shot up to more than 10,000 compared…

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13 Aug 2019

1. Bosch is working on glasses-free 3D displays for in-car use German auto industry giant Bosch is developing new technology that will add glasses-free 3D imaging to future versions of its in-car digital display technology. These 3D displays use passive 3D tech, which means you won’t need to wear…

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13 Aug 2019

1. VCs set out to raise fresh capital in India There are close to a dozen seed and series A focused funds that collectively plan to raise anywhere between $300 and $350 million, as per industry estimates. Early-stage technology and startup deal activity is set to intensify further with…

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12 Aug 2019

1. How tech is transforming the intelligence industry.  a conference on the future challenges of intelligence organizations held in 2018, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats argued that he transformation of the American intelligence community must be a revolution rather than an evolution. The community must be innovative…

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12 Aug 2019

1. Ant Financial may set terms for Zomato’s $500 million round When Zomato last raised capital from Ant Financial, it had projected a revenue of Rs 1,004.9 crore in FY19 against a loss of Rs 766 crore. Zomato’s key stakeholder, Ant Financial, is likely to have a critical say…

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10 Aug 2019
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#1 Huawei’s new operating system is called HarmonyOS Huawei has officially announced HarmonyOS, the operating system it was rumored to be developing to replace its reliance on Android. In China, the software will be known as Hongmeng. The company says the operating system, a microkernel-based distributed OS, can be…

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09 Aug 2019

1. Top VCs cut big cheques for idea stage startups Returning entrepreneurs, who have been a rare breed in India, had always found interest from VCs as they were safe bets, but top executives from large startups are increasingly able to rack up big rounds. Top venture capital investors,…

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08 Aug 2019

1. How MyCrop Is Using Blockchain To Identify Spurious Seeds Ahmedabad-based agritech startup MyCrop is currently testing blockchain in the seed supply chain to track its entire supply movement — from seed aggregators, distributors, retailers to farmers. The move to implement blockchain is aimed at bringing transparency, authenticity and…

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08 Aug 2019

1. UPI usage soars, but Paytm share sinks Company cedes market share to Google Pay, PhonePe which registered around 300 million transactions each in July while Paytm clocked 140 million transactions. Paytm had around 16% share of the total UPI transactions of 822 million in July, while Google and…

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