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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09 Sep 2019

1. Singapore has become a fulcrum for India’s economic policies: S Jaishankar Around 20 percent of India’s investments came from Singapore and more than 9000 Indian companies were registered here, he noted. In 1992, India launched the India-Asian partnership and by 2005 “we” were members of the East Asia…

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30 Aug 2019

1. Nike Huaraches get updated for the smartphone age Ever since they went from Back to the Future fantasy to real-world wearable tech, Nike has promised that the Adapt line was more than just a one-off gimmick. Slowly but surely, the company has made its self-lacing motor technology more…

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28 Aug 2019

1. VCs ready tools to plant seeds in startup ground According to startup industry tracker Tracxn, the money poured into Indian startups increased by 30% to $4.7 billion in the first six months of 2019, compared with the same period last year. Venture capital firms are rushing to snap…

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14 Aug 2019

1. Google details AI work behind Project Euphonia’s more inclusive speech recognition As part of new efforts toward accessibility, Google announced Project Euphonia at I/O in May: An attempt to make speech recognition capable of understanding people with non-standard speaking voices or impediments. The company has just published a…

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13 Aug 2019

1. VCs set out to raise fresh capital in India There are close to a dozen seed and series A focused funds that collectively plan to raise anywhere between $300 and $350 million, as per industry estimates. Early-stage technology and startup deal activity is set to intensify further with…

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02 Aug 2019

1. Dasha AI is calling so you don’t have to While you’d be hard pressed to find any startup not brimming with confidence over the disruptive idea they’re chasing, it’s not often you come across a young company as calmly convinced it’s engineering the future as Dasha AI. The…

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