14 Mar 2020
Bill Gates leaves Microsoft’s board

1. Startup founders are building companies on WhatsApp Companies like shoe brand Portblue, AI e-commerce company Sorabel and Sama, an online recruitment platform for migrant workers, all started life using WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to communicate with customers, onboard users and raise brand awareness. For many years, WeChat has…

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13 Mar 2020
Flipkart asks employees to work from home

1. Airtel acquires stake in fitness startup Spectacom Global Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has acquired a strategic stake in Spectacom Global under its Airtel Startup Accelerator Program that supports early-stage startups in India. The company, however, did not disclose the quantum of stake picked and…

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24 Feb 2020

1. Intuit close to buying personal finance firm Credit Karma for $7B Business and financial software company Intuit Inc. is nearing an agreement to acquire personal finance company Credit Karma Inc. for $7 billion, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal Saturday. The deal is said to…

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15 Feb 2020

1. Google in talks with publishers to pay for premium content: Sources Google is in discussions on deals to pay media organizations for content, a move aimed at blunting criticism that it unfairly profits from copyrighted news, according to people familiar with the talks. Negotiations between the internet giant…

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12 Feb 2020

1. FTC to examine every acquisition by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft in 2010-2019 over antitrust issues Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google do not always disclose every acquisition they make, especially when the companies in question are little fish in the big tech pond. But in aggregate,…

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29 Jan 2020
BattRE Launches IOT-Connected Electric Scooter On Amazon

1. HDFC plans to invest Rs 100 crore per year in tech startups: Deepak Parekh MortgaIndia’s ge finance major HDFC is mulling to invest up to Rs 100 crore per year in technology startups, its chairman Deepak Parekh said on Tuesday. The largest mortgage lender will install a dedicated team…

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28 Jan 2020

1. NASA taps startup Axiom Space for the first habitable commercial module for the Space Station NASA has selected Houston-based Axiom Space, a startup founded in 2016, to build the first commercial habitat module for the International Space Station (ISS). This module will be used as a destination for…

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27 Jan 2020
This Is How NEXA Plans To Enhance Customer Experience With AR Technology

1. Microsoft Admits It Accidentally Leaked 250 Million Customer Service Records Online Once the issue was brought to light, Microsoft engineers found a remedy that restricted the database, thereby, helping prevent unauthorized access. The highlighted issue was specific only to an internal database that makes use of support case…

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01 Jan 2020
Quantum Computing Breakthrough

1. Shipfix raises $4.5M seed for its dry cargo shipping platform Shipfix, a relatively new startup aiming to drag the dry cargo shipping industry into the digital age, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Idinvest Partners, with participation from Kima Ventures, The Family, Bpifrance…

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13 Dec 2019

1. Arjun Kapoor Turns Entrepreneur, Invests in Home-made Food Delivery Startup with Focus on Gender Parity Actor Arjun Kapoor has become an entrepreneur, investing in an emerging food delivery startup and said the focus is to bring a positive social change towards gender parity in society. The startup is…

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