29 Apr 2020

1. Investors, startup founders in India pool $13M to fund projects that fight coronavirus The investors said they have contributed 1 billion Indian rupees — or $13 million — of their own money to the ACT Grants initiative, which was unveiled late last month. The group — which includes…

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27 Apr 2020

1. Paytm in funding talks with Microsoft to build war chest Mumbai: Digital payments firm Paytm has held talks with US technology giant, Microsoft for fresh funding as the company looks to boost its war chest to fight growing competition in the sector, two people in the know said….

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23 Apr 2020

1. Google Shopping To Let Merchants List Products For Free In a big push for ecommerce amid Covid-19 restrictions, global tech giant Google on Tuesday said it is advancing its plans to make it free for merchants to sell on Google Shopping. The move will be in place by…

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20 Apr 2020
Uber says Levandowski is on his own for $180 million to Google

1. Uber says Levandowski is on his own for $180 million to Google Uber Technologies Inc. says a guilty plea by its former star engineer is proof that he’s a liar — and supports its decision to make Anthony Levandowski alone shoulder a $180 million legal award Google won…

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18 Mar 2020
SoftBank lays ground to abandon $3 billion WeWork tender offer: Sources

1. Space tech startup Agnikul gets Rs 23.4 crore Space technology startup Agnikul has raised Rs 23.4 crore in pre-series A funding led by Pi Ventures, as it looks to develop a satellite launch vehicle with a payload capacity of up to 100 kgs. The funding round also saw…

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05 Mar 2020

1. SoftBank-backed Indian startup Oyo to cut 5,000 jobs globally4 Oyo said on Wednesday it is laying off 5,000 people from its global workforce as the Indian budget hotel startup looks to cut its spendings and chase profitability. The latest round of job cuts would reduce Oyo’s headcount to…

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29 Feb 2020

1. Notivize makes it easier for non-technical teams to optimize app notifications A new startup called Notivize aims to give product teams direct access to one of their most important tools for increasing user engagement — notifications. The company has been testing the product with select customers since last…

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14 Feb 2020

1. Tesla plans to raise $2B in the stock offering Tesla Inc made an about-turn on Thursday by announcing plans to raise $2 billion in a stock offering as the electric-car maker taps into an astronomical jump in its share price in the past few months. Chief executive Elon…

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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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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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