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Liv.Ai wants to make voice recognition in local languages easier

How Liv.Ai is helping machines talk to Indians in their mother tongue

For those not comfortable in English, using messaging platforms can be a tedious task. There are phones these days that integrate regional language keyboards in the operating system, but ever tried stringing together a five-line sentence in Punjabi? Hunting the correct ‘maatras’ on the cumbersom...

7 March, 2017 | More »

Star India makes strategic investment in media tech startup Zapr

Star India makes strategic investment in media tech startup Zapr

21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster Star India Pvt Ltd has picked up a minority stake in Bangalore-based media tech company Zapr Media Labs, a press statement issued by the firm stated. The two companies will be working together to create technology to help brands better understand mobile audiences, ...

7 March, 2017 | More »

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Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity hires former OYO Rooms exec as CTO

Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity has appointed former OYO Rooms executive Ajay Shrivastava as its chief technology officer, a statement issued by the company stated. In his previous role, Shrivastava led the technology vertical at the budget accommodation aggregator. He has also previously worked at ...

6 March, 2017 | More »

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Sticker search app Emojifi raises angel funding

Emojifi, an app that provides live emoji, sticker and graphics interchange format (GIF) suggestions based on the typed words across chat platforms, has raised angel funding from two Hyderabad-based unnamed angel investors, it said in a statement. The capital will be used for marketing and enhancing ...

3 March, 2017 | More »

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Infibeam to acquire ERP solutions firm DRC Systems

Infibeam Incorporation Ltd, the parent of online marketplace Infibeam and e-commerce enabler BuildaBazaar, is acquiring Ahmedabad-based DRC Systems Pvt. Ltd through its wholly-owned subsidiary NSI Infinium Global Pvt. Ltd. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this eff...

3 March, 2017 | More »

Aditya Verma, co-founder, Makaan.com

Exclusive: Makaan co-founder launches workspace aggregator The Office Pass

Aditya Verma, co-founder of real estate company Makaan.com, is starting up again. This time, he is launching a co-working firm called The Office Pass. “The advances in the sharing economy will rub off in the commercial real estate sector as well. So people now share cabs and homes through Uber and...

1 March, 2017 | More »

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E-commerce solutions provider Kreate Konnect raises seed investment

Kreate Konnect, which manages operations for e-commerce companies, has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from advertising agency Langoor, one of the company’s co-founders told VCCircle. The startup will use the funds to develop its product and to expand its sales team, Piyush Jaidev, co-f...

1 March, 2017 | More »

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Ankit Nagori and Mukesh Bansal’s CureFit acquires Kristys Kitchen

Healthcare platform CureFit has acquired Bengaluru-based premium online food delivery startup  Kristys Kitchen in a cash and equity deal, the company said in a statement today. Kristys Kitchen is a full-stack online food delivery company, which delivers premium authentic international and healthy f...

1 March, 2017 | More »

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ShopClues appoints former Zopper, Reliance execs to lead marketing, HR

E-commerce firm ShopClues has appointed Zopper executive Harneet Singh as vice president of marketing and Reliance executive Babu Vittal as head of human resources, a statement issued by the firm said. “Both of them come with solid experience in their respective fields and we look forward to the p...

28 February, 2017 | More »

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Hotel solutions provider Hostmaker raises $6.5 mn from Ventech, others

Hospitality management services startup Hostmaker.co has secured $6.5 million (Rs 43.37 crore) in Series A funding led by Paris-based venture capital fund Ventech and existing investor DN Capital, the company said in a press statement. The round also saw the participation of DSG Consumer Partners. L...

28 February, 2017 | More »