23 Nov 2019

1. These 22-year-old space tech enthusiasts have their eyes on the moon Starting off in May 2018, Pixxel claims to be building a constellation of earth-imaging small satellites that will be able to offer a unique dataset. This constellation of satellites will provide global coverage every 24 hours helping…

Read More

19 Nov 2019

1. Jeff Bezos to visit India in January may meet PM Modi The Amazon chief is likely to make a case for a stable business climate and policy continuity, highlight the point that co-creates jobs and empowers small businesses. The world’s largest online retailer is said to be worried…

Read More

15 Nov 2019

1. India second in seeking user information from Facebook Facebook said, based on the circumstances, it may voluntarily disclose information to law enforcement agencies if it has a good reason to believe that the matter involves imminent risk of serious physical injury or death. During the January-June period, Facebook…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More