08 Oct 2019

1. Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal investing $700 m in $1.5-B fresh round Investment to be routed via RA Hospitality and financed by the $2-2.2b debt Oyo CEO had raised. “With the CCI approval now in place, the company will get a capital infusion of $1.5 billion for this mission,…

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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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03 Oct 2019

1. Windows 10X introduced by Microsoft for dual-screen devices At its annual Surface hardware event in New York, Microsoft today announced the expected set of updates to its existing hardware lineup. The biggest surprise, though, was surely the announcement of the company’s dual-screen Surface Neo, which will go on…

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01 Oct 2019

1. Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based Windows Virtual Desktop now generally available Microsoft Corp. made its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop service generally available globally today, delivering on a promise it first made in December. WVD allows enterprises to give their employees access to virtualized applications and remote desktops anywhere, anytime. The…

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27 Sep 2019
People Startup Discussion

1. Become profitable, stop gimmicks. Softbank’s Son gives ‘very public lesson’ to startup founders WeWork isn’t SoftBank’s first intervention. Its investment in Uber Technologies Inc. included a deal to block. controversial co-founder Travis Kalanick from taking a CEO or chairman position. Even as his lieutenants were laying the groundwork…

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25 Sep 2019

1. Reliance-backed Haptik acquires conversational commerce platform Buzzo.ai Buzzo.ai joins Reliance Jio-backed Haptik to address the $80 billion voice commerce market for enterprises globally Haptik will also leverage Buzzo.ai’s platform to power multilingual experiences for the next 500 million Indians that come online to shop. Source: ET 2. WeWork’s Adam…

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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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16 Sep 2019

1. Google advances cross-platform software development with Flutter, Dart updates Google LLC’s presence in the developer community can be felt far beyond the Android ecosystem. The search giant is responsible for TensorFlow, numerous cybersecurity tools and Flutter, the popular open-sourcing framework for building apps that work on multiple platforms….

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04 Sep 2019

1. Android 10 arrives with new machine learning, security features Machine learning-powered action suggestions, better security, and universal gesture controls are some of the new features mobile users are getting with the long-expected Android 10 update, which Google LLC officially launched today. The new operating system is initially downloadable…

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02 Sep 2019

1. Meet Olli 2.0, a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle From afar, Olli resembles many of the “future is now!” electric autonomous shuttles that have popped up in recent years. The tall rectangular pod, with its wide-set headlights and expansive windows nestled between a rounded frame, gives the shuttle a friendly…

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