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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 bn in health research

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | More »

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Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr Priscilla Chan have pledged to invest more than $3 billion over the next ten years to develop research technology that can fight and cure diseases globally. Last year, the two had announced that they will give away 99% of Facebook s...

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Ed-tech firm Byju’s gets $50 mn led by Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $50 million (Rs 332 crore) in a round co-led by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), marking the first investment of the philanthropic foundation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan in Asia. Times Internet Ltd, part of media conglomerate Times...

8 September, 2016 | More »

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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Popular messaging app WhatsApp Inc. has decided to share some data of its users with its parent, the social networking site Facebook Inc., in a move that may stoke privacy concerns. The decision to update WhatsApp’s privacy policy for the first time in four years is part of plans to test ways for ...

25 August, 2016 | More »

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Instagram launches a replica of Snapchat “Stories”

Instagram, the photo sharing app owned by Facebook, has taken a leaf out of rival Snapchat’s book and launched a feature which allows users to tell stories of their day by posting pictures and videos that disappear in 24 hours. The feature, called “Instagram Stories”, allows users to share as ...

3 August, 2016 | More »

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Rajinikanth’s Kabali rings in rewards for Mobikwik, Foodpanda, Voonik & others

It isn’t only the producers of Kabali that are dancing in joy over the record-breaking success of the film, hordes of startups that launched marketing campaigns riding piggyback on age-defying superstar Rajinikanth, too, are celebrating. For, their decision to tread the much-beaten track of aligni...

25 July, 2016 | More »

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Facebook’s internet-beaming drone takes flight

Aquila, Facebook’s solar-powered internet-beaming drone, finally took flight. The drone is part of Facebook’s project to provide internet access to the remote regions of the world. The flight happened in Yuma, Arizona on June 28. Aquila is a lightweight, high altitude, unmanned aircraft designed...

22 July, 2016 | More »

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How Meet Around helps find like-minded strangers

Can’t find someone in your neighbourhood who shares the same eclectic tastes as yours? Would like to organise a jam session on the weekend but can’t cobble up a team? Taking German classes but can’t find anyone to converse with? Well, it’s time to check out Meet Around. The w...

10 June, 2016 | More »

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Who is Umang Bedi?

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has finally announced a successor to Kirthiga Reddy, its former India managing director who stepped down almost four months ago. While Umang Bedi’s appointment may come as a surprise to many, he is perhaps the best man to lead the social networking company...

8 June, 2016 | More »

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Now one can book a Meru cab through Facebook Messenger

Mumbai-based radio taxi firm Meru Cab Company Pvt. Ltd has integrated its cab booking system with Facebook Messenger to provide automated cab booking facility. The integration will allow Facebook users to book cabs through key words, intelligent chatbot and conversational question-answers through Me...

1 June, 2016 | More »

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Have Indian startups lost their charm for Silicon Valley hires?

If last year saw top tech executives in Silicon Valley being wooed by startups here, this year saw many of them quitting these Indian internet companies. While some were disenchanted by the startup environment in India, many were inspired to become entrepreneurs themselves. Snapdeal’s chief pr...

28 May, 2016 | More »

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