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Microsoft’s speech recognition system achieves parity with humans

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | More »

Microsoft’s experimental speech recognition software has made a technological breakthrough that recognises the words in a conversation as well as a person does. “Even five years ago, I wouldn’t have thought we could have achieved this. I just wouldn’t have thought it would be possible,...


Facebook unveils Workplace to take on Slack

After dominating the personal lives of more than a billion users, Facebook now wants to enter the workspace too. The social networking giant has launched its enterprise messaging service Workplace which will compete with Slack, Google Hangouts, Microsoft’s Yammer, Salesforce’s Quip and Evernote....

12 October, 2016 | More »

Girnar Soft owns CarDekho.com, Gaadi.com, Zigwheels.com and BuyingIQ, among other properties

Cardekho.com owner Girnar Software & Microsoft to settle legal dispute amicably

In what can be termed as a happy ending in the dispute between the US tech giant Microsoft and domestic business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Girnar Software — which also runs popular auto portals such as cardekho.com and gaadi.com — over the alleged use of unlicensed software products...

5 October, 2016 | More »


Twitter starts talks to explore sale; Google, Salesforce potential suitors

Struggling microblogging platform Twitter Inc. seems to have inched closer to getting acquired. The San Francisco-based company has held preliminary talks with several technology companies, including Google and Salesforce, and could soon receive a formal buyout bid, international media reports said....

24 September, 2016 | More »


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 bn in health research

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...

22 September, 2016 | More »


LinkedIn ties up with four Indian startups to launch ‘Placements’

Jeff Weiner, the helmsman of the largest social media network for professionals, seems like a man of few words. But the initiative that the LinkedIn CEO announced, in his choosy words, on Monday seeks to establish a better connect with millions of college students in the country. At the 200,000 squa...

12 September, 2016 | More »


LinkedIn’s Virginia Sharma on India game plan, how it helps startups and more

India is the second-largest market for professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. And the company, which was recently acquired by Microsoft Corp for $26.2 billion, has big plans to grow its business in the country. In an interview with TechCircle, Virginia Sharma, director at LinkedIn Marketing Sol...

8 August, 2016 | More »


Apple to pay up to $200K ‘bug bounty’ to hackers for finding flaws

Tech giant Apple unveiled a ‘bug bounty’ programme through which it will pay upto $200,000 to hackers who will report vulnerabilities in its products. While the programme will be an invite-only one, Apple won’t turn away new researchers if they provide useful insights, as it plans to expand th...

6 August, 2016 | More »


Fitness startup BookyYourGame raises funds; Kalyan Krishnamurthy back at Flipkart

Fitness startup BookYourGame has raised an undisclosed amount of funding while Kalyan Krishnamurthy is back at e-commerce company Flipkart as head of categories. Here’s a quick round-up of the startup and technology stories of the day. Fitness startup BookyYourGame raises funds Fitness startup...

18 June, 2016 | More »


OYO Rooms taken to court by advisory firm; Microsoft launches online store with Tata CLiQ

A Mumbai-based hospitality advisory firm has dragged OYO Rooms to court for failing to pay dues while Microsoft has launched an online store on TataCLiQ.com, the Tata Group’s e-commerce website. Here’s a quick roundup of the startup and technology stories of the day. Noesis takes OYO Rooms t...

14 June, 2016 | More »

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