24 Apr 2020

1. WhatsApp’s Struggles With Digital Payments Launch In India Could End Next Month Even the apex bank had also asked the NPCI to not allow WhatsApp Payments’ launch until it was fully compliant with the data localisation norm, last year. In November 2019, RBI had also informed the Supreme…

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23 Apr 2020

1. Google Shopping To Let Merchants List Products For Free In a big push for ecommerce amid Covid-19 restrictions, global tech giant Google on Tuesday said it is advancing its plans to make it free for merchants to sell on Google Shopping. The move will be in place by…

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29 Jan 2020
BattRE Launches IOT-Connected Electric Scooter On Amazon

1. HDFC plans to invest Rs 100 crore per year in tech startups: Deepak Parekh MortgaIndia’s ge finance major HDFC is mulling to invest up to Rs 100 crore per year in technology startups, its chairman Deepak Parekh said on Tuesday. The largest mortgage lender will install a dedicated team…

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28 Jan 2020

1. NASA taps startup Axiom Space for the first habitable commercial module for the Space Station NASA has selected Houston-based Axiom Space, a startup founded in 2016, to build the first commercial habitat module for the International Space Station (ISS). This module will be used as a destination for…

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27 Jan 2020

1. 11 Business Leaders Get Padma Awards On Republic Day The Indian government on the occasion of 71st Republic Day on Sunday (January 26) honored Padma Awards to 11 industrialists and social entrepreneurs out of 118 eminent personalities across fields of art, trade and industry, literature and education, sports,…

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24 Jan 2020
Social Media Analytics

1. SEBI To Use Social Media Analytics, Tools To Track Fraudulent Activities The statement came after SEBI had reportedly said in November 2019 that it will be spending INR 500 Cr to upgrade its IT infrastructure with its own private cloud systems and technology integration. The market regulatory body…

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23 Jan 2020

1. Indian bike rental startup Bounce raises $105M Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that operates over 15,000 electric and gasoline docked bikes in nearly three dozen cities in India, said today it has raised $105 million in a new funding round as it explores sustainable ways to expand within the…

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17 Jan 2020

1. Google launches online coding course to train workers for tech jobs As the tech industry continues to change the employment landscape for American workers, Google says it wants to prepare them for jobs in the industry. The search giant on Thursday announced a new course in the coding…

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16 Jan 2020
Airbus signs contract with Bengaluru startup

1. Modi-Bezos Meet May Be Cancelled Tech giant Amazon’s CEO and founder Jeff Bezos may not be able to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ongoing visit to India, as has been expected for the past month. According to an ET report, Amazon contacted the Prime Minister’s…

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14 Jan 2020
Google Cloud launches new solutions

1. Visa is acquiring Plaid for $5.3 billion, 2x its final private valuation Visa announced today that it is buying financial services API startup Plaid for $5.3 billion. Plaid develops financial services APIs. It is akin to what Stripe does for payments, but instead of facilitating payments, it helps…

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