09 Oct 2019

1. Artificial Compound Lens inspires by mosquito eye could lead to New Vision Systems Anyone who’s tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. The pests’ compound eyes, which provide a wide field of view, are largely responsible for…

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09 Oct 2019

1. Government to fund 100 startups to use its translation platform MeitY has started work on a natural language translation mission with government records as the initial database. The platform will be opened up for private use to allow big companies or startups to plug into it to offer…

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08 Oct 2019

1. Apple macOS Catalina is now available For years now, Apple’s been judicious with its macOS updates. Understandably so. Given the massive online outcry every time Facebook changes the placement of a button, it’s in UX designers’ best interest to keep changes gradual and subtle. These days, the overarching…

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08 Oct 2019

1. Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal investing $700 m in $1.5-B fresh round Investment to be routed via RA Hospitality and financed by the $2-2.2b debt Oyo CEO had raised. “With the CCI approval now in place, the company will get a capital infusion of $1.5 billion for this mission,…

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07 Oct 2019

1. The winner of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019 is – Render In the very beginning, there were 20 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly…

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07 Oct 2019

1. Bansal, Poonawallas to invest Rs 100 crore in lending company U Gro U Gro will use the funds to expand its businesses at a time when capital is scarce for the sector. U Gro started its disbursals in January this year and has disbursed more than Rs 600…

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05 Oct 2019

1. Apple acquires UK visual effects studio IKinema Apple has reportedly acquired U.K. special effects studio IKinema, a startup that may be useful in Apple’s quest to bolster its mobile devices with AR special effects and in its more far-flung attempts to enter the AR/VR headset market. The company…

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05 Oct 2019

1. Paytm First Games raises $20 million for expansion This fund-raise will support the company’s ambition to scale its operations, invest in technology and further expand its user-base through various marketing activities. Paytm First Games has achieved more than 10 million monthly transactions with an annual revenue run rate…

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04 Oct 2019

1. Uber launches labor hire app that matches temporary workers with employers Uber Technologies Inc. today launched a new on-demand labor hiring app that matches people looking for shift work with companies that need temporary employees. First reported a year ago, Uber Works debuts in Chicago Friday and has…

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04 Oct 2019

1. Startups turn to AI improve teaching quality at government-run schools The quality of teaching, especially English-language education in government schools across the country, has always been a pain point. The key is in sustaining these initiatives over a period of time, which is where long-term partnerships will play…

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