24 Apr 2020

1. WhatsApp’s Struggles With Digital Payments Launch In India Could End Next Month Even the apex bank had also asked the NPCI to not allow WhatsApp Payments’ launch until it was fully compliant with the data localisation norm, last year. In November 2019, RBI had also informed the Supreme…

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24 Mar 2020
Edtech firms reap dividend as schools, universities go online

1. Edtech firms reap dividend as schools, universities go online Educational technology companies are taking online education to the next level, as schools, colleges and coaching centers close down following the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Many students and professionals are signing up for online classes, for entrance exams…

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19 Feb 2020

1. Reliance Invests $19.6 Mn In JioSaavn To Take On International Competition With the likes of Spotify and YouTube Music about to celebrate their first anniversary in India, Mumbai-based JioSaavn has received INR 140.35 Cr ($19.6 Mn) infusion from parent entity Reliance Industries Limited. According to the Ministry of…

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13 Feb 2020

1. Coding Ninjas Bags $5.2 Mn From Info Edge To Expand Operations New Delhi-based edtech startup Coding Ninjas, on Wednesday (February 12), announced that it has raised INR 37.10 Cr ($5.2 Mn) in a Series A funding from Info Edge, the parent company of online job listing platform Naukri….

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10 Feb 2020

1. Los Angeles-based SureSale is developing an independent certification service for used cars Donny Hall, the chief executive and co-founder of the used car certification service, SureSale, knows used cars. The serial entrepreneur built and sold a previous business, CarSure, which was an insurance plan for vehicle repairs. After…

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10 Feb 2020
Facebook has acquired Scape Technologies

1. Facebook has acquired Scape Technologies, the London-based computer vision startup Scape Technologies, the London-based computer vision startup working on location accuracy beyond the capabilities of GPS, has been acquired by Facebook, according to a regulatory filing. Full terms of the deal remain as yet unknown, although a Companies…

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08 Feb 2020

1. The Best Updates in Google Maps’ 15th-Anniversary Redesign The biggest change in the new Google Maps is its updated UI. The app’s various features and pages have been organized into five new tabs that line the bottom of the app screen. Here’s what each one does: Explore: Offers reviews…

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04 Feb 2020

1. Google Assistant now works with Tile to find your lost stuff Google Assistant is today rolling out support for Tile’s Bluetooth tracker, designed to help you keep up with your often misplaced items — like your keys, purse, wallet, remote and more. The new integration will allow Google…

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23 Jan 2020
Google Cloud gets a Secret Manager

1. Oct launches a social network built around augmented reality Octi has created a new social network that uses augmented reality to connect the act of seeing your friends in real life with viewing digital content, like their favorite YouTube videos and Spotify songs. When I wrote about the…

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22 Jan 2020

1. Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for regulation of artificial intelligence Pichai’s comments suggest the company may be hoping to head off a broad-based crackdown by the EU on the technology. Vestager and the EU have been the among the more aggressive regulators of big tech firms, an approach…

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