09 Oct 2019

1. Government to fund 100 startups to use its translation platform MeitY has started work on a natural language translation mission with government records as the initial database. The platform will be opened up for private use to allow big companies or startups to plug into it to offer…

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07 Oct 2019

1. The winner of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019 is – Render In the very beginning, there were 20 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly…

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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
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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24 Sep 2019

1. Indian-origin entrepreneur’s startup leads London fintech boom Among fintech investment deals on a global level, London has taken top spot in 2019, with a total of 114 deals, overtaking New York in second place (101). London also attracts a wider international variety of investors than other European hubs,…

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23 Sep 2019

1. Avataar Venture Partners to invest $300 million in B2B and SaaS companies Avataar Venture Partners will typically put in $10-$30 million in its portfolio companies, aiming to make about 10 investments from its maiden fund. The Mauritius-registered fund’s corpus of $300 million, includes an undisclosed amount that it…

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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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20 Sep 2019

1. Paytm invests Rs 250 crore to boost its travel business The company claimed that it sells more than six million travel tickets every month and is targeting to grow by 100 percent in the current financial year. The company has chosen Bengaluru as the base of operations for…

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