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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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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27 Sep 2019
Next Generation Robots

1. Alibaba increases AI capabilities with homemade Hanguang 800 chip Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. today pulled back the curtains on the Hanguang 800, a homegrown chip optimized for artificial intelligence that already helps power some of its services. The Chinese e-commerce firm joins an existing list of tech giants…

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26 Sep 2019

1. Facebook launches Horizon, a massive-multiplayer VR world Facebook today announced it’s building its own Ready Player One Oasis. Facebook Horizon is a virtual reality sandbox universe where you can build your own environments and games, play and socialize with friends or just explore the user-generated landscapes. This is Facebook’s…

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24 Sep 2019

1. Facebook acquires startup building neural monitoring armband CTRL-labs developed a noninvasive neural interface that is pitched as fundamentally reimagining how humans and machines collaborate. The company’s technology allows developers to address issues of immersion and control in the fields of X Reality, robotics, productivity, and clinical research. CTRL-labs’ main…

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21 Sep 2019

1. Karnataka HC stops HipBar’s door delivery of booze Earlier in the year, HipBar filed a writ challenging the withdrawal of home delivery permission granted to it by the Karnataka Excise department. “The younger generation, including kids below the permissible age, is succumbing to the temptation of liquor, may…

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19 Sep 2019

1. GitHub automates vulnerability discovery with Semmle code analysis engine Software development platform GitHub Inc. is making it easier for security researchers to identify vulnerabilities in the code it hosts after acquiring a company called Semmle Ltd. Semmle has built what GitHub says is a “revolutionary code analysis engine”…

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18 Sep 2019

1. Tech companies launch ‘Hyderabad Fintech Forum’ Hyderabad Fintech Forum (HFF), a platform for the exchange of ideas on technology in BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) space to enable and strengthen the start-up ecosystem and make unicorns from the city, was launched here on Tuesday. Principal secretary to…

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11 Sep 2019

1. Amazon opens its homepage to display ads WATCH OUT: Firm is in a race with Google and Facebook for ad spends this festive season. Amazon has run campaigns with brands such as Citibank and Maruti Suzuki and is looking to acquire more large clients in the run-up to…

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10 Sep 2019

1. SoftBank pushes WeWork to postpone its contentious IPO SoftBank has invested a total of about $10.65 billion into the New York-based company, but that has been at a range of valuations. WeWork has lined up a $6 billion credit line that is contingent on it raising at least $3…

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