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Google takes on Amazon Echo, adds voice-activated shopping

Friday, February 17, 2017 | More »

Tech giant Google has added another feature to Google Assistant-powered Google Home smart speaker which would allow users to shop for products online. Google Home users can now order products from a litany of retailers including Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart and Bed Bath & Beyo...

Apple to start manufacturing in India by April with iPhone SE

Apple to start India manufacturing soon with iPhone SE

Apple India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of Cupertino-based Apple Inc., will soon start assembling iPhones in India at a plant in Bangalore being set up by its Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp, a financial daily reported on Friday. Wistron will assemble units of the iPhone SE starting April t...

17 February, 2017 | More »


The workhorse is back: Nokia 3310 set to return this month

Finnish startup HMD Global will launch a modern version of the legendary Nokia 3310 at the Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona later this month, media reports said on Tuesday. The device will be priced at €59 (Rs 4,175), said a report in Venture Beat, which was first to report the develo...

15 February, 2017 | More »

Industrial IoT startup Flutura gets $7.5 mn from Vertex Ventures, others

Industrial IoT startup Flutura gets $7.5 mn from Vertex Ventures, others

Bengaluru-based industrial internet of things (IIoT) startup Flutura Decision Sciences and Analytics, run by Flutura Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd, has raised $7.5 million (around Rs 50.2 crore) in funding led by Vertex Ventures. Lumis Partners as well as existing investor and Big Data startup fund Th...

13 February, 2017 | More »


WhatsApp launches two-step verification for added security

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has introduced an optional two-step verification feature for added security for users with Android, iOS and Windows devices. WhatsApp users who have two-step verification enabled would be asked to present a six-digit passcode in order to verify their numbers, th...

11 February, 2017 | More »


Snapdeal to lay off 30% of its workforce

E-commerce firm Snapdeal, operated by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd, plans to lay off almost 1,000 employees, which comprises 30% of its workforce, as it looks to reduce mounting losses, a financial daily reported on Saturday citing four people aware of the development. About 5,000 contract and 3,000 on-...

11 February, 2017 | More »


Auto services startup GoBumpr raises $300K led by Chennai Angels

Northerly Automotive Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs and operates automobile services platform GoBumpr, has raised $300,000 (Rs 2 crore) in a round led by The Chennai Angels. Mahalingam K, who owns Chennai-based used car business TSM Group, led the round on behalf of the angel network. Girish Mathrubo...

10 February, 2017 | More »


How e-pharmacy 1mg plans to grow this year

Online drug marketplace 1mg acquired two companies over the past six months to widen its product offerings and expand into new markets. In an interview with Techcircle, co-founder Prashant Tandon speaks about the company’s plans in the new year, how it is working on an advertising revenue model an...

10 February, 2017 | More »


Hitachi Payment confirms 2016 malware attack originated from its systems

Hitachi Payment Services Pvt Ltd on Friday confirmed that malware from its system caused the biggest breach of financial data last year, which compromised 32 lakh debit cards. Hitachi was able to determine the cause of the breach after an audit conducted by payment security specialist firm SISA Info...

10 February, 2017 | More »

L to R: Infosys co-founders Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal

Infosys founders-led Axilor Ventures doubles intake for accelerator programme

Infosys co-founders Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal-led Axilor Ventures on Thursday announced that it would double the intake for its 100-day accelerator programme, for which it is currently accepting applications. The programme, which is open to early-stage startups focussed on artificial intel...

9 February, 2017 | More »

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