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AT&T in advanced talks to buy Time Warner

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Telecom giant AT&T is in advance stage to acquire Time Warner in an estimated USD 80 billion deal, according to a media report which said the agreement could result in creation of a new conglomerate in the field of media and Internet. The Wall Street Journal said the deal could happen as early a...

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Weekly Startup Tracker: Bengaluru ventures get most cheques as deals buzz gets louder

The week saw startup deal activity pick up with as many as 19 companies being funded, up from just seven during the previous week. Bangaluru-based startups stole the show by bagging the most number of first cheques. Mumbai-based bike tour operator Enfield Riders Pvt. Ltd, which conducts motorcycle t...

22 October, 2016 | More »


B2B communication platform ChatOnGo raises $300K

ChatOnGo, an enterprise communication tool, has raised $300,000 (Rs 2 crore) from high net worth individual and IT professional Janak Jain, according to a statement by the company. With this funding, the company plans to expand its team and boost its product developments and sales and marketing init...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Apple alleges Amazon’s US site selling counterfeit products

Apple Inc., the maker of iPhones, has alleged that e-tailer Amazon.com Inc.’s site in the US is selling fake Apple products. The Cupertino, California-headquartered company has filed a federal lawsuit against an Amazon seller over what it calls as counterfeit products. According to a report by the...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Now Chinese ride-hailing major Didi Chuxing wants to go global

Chinese taxi-hailing firm Didi Chuxing has expressed its ambitions to go global. Didi’s president Jean Liu made it clear at an event in the US that, “We are definitely going global.” “We are a big sponsor and a big believer in local players. If there are no existing local players, we will go...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Flipkart to launch offline stores to reach out to users in smaller cities

India’s largest e-commerce venture Flipkart is mulling over launching physical stores in smaller cities to attract more customers. Under its new project that it internally calls ‘assisted commerce’, Flipkart wants to cement its position as the preferred online retailer even in the remote citie...

21 October, 2016 | More »

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Global angel network Keiretsu Forum looks for a dozen chapters in India

Keiretsu Forum, a leading global angel network with around 2,500 members and 46 chapters has launched its third chapter in India in Mumbai and has charted out a plan to have at least a dozen chapters and 600 angel investors on its platform in the next four to five years. Inglehart, president, intern...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Four Android apps that can help you quit smoking

The graphic visuals on cigarette boxes and advertisements against smoking before movies may put you off but there is a reason why they are posted. Smoking and smokeless tobacco kill nearly 6 million people globally every year, says the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s one death every si...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Outgoing HCL Tech CEO sets up $15 mn tech fund

Following in the footsteps of many of his industry peers like Nandan Nilekani and Azim Premji, former HCL Technologies chief executive Anant Gupta has now set up a Rs 100-crore fund to support ventures developing cutting-edge technology products. Gupta, whose departure from HCL Technologies was...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Smartphone batteries emit over 100 toxic gases: study

 More than 100 potentially fatal gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets, a new study has warned. The research identified over 100 toxic gases released by lithium batteries, including carbon monoxide, which can cause strong irri...

21 October, 2016 | More »

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