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Microsoft’s India cloud plans get booster shot as Flipkart signs up

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Global technology leader Microsoft and India’s top e-commerce firm Flipkart have announced a broad collaboration under which, as a first step, the latter will use Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart group CEO Binny Bansal together an...

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Startups that got funded last week

Deal activity slowed down in the last week of 2016 with only six companies raising angel, seed or venture capital. In the biggest deal of the week, Gurgaon-based logistics service provider Shadowfax received $10 million in a Series B round of funding from existing investor Eight Roads Ventures, an i...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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E-commerce startup 10i Commerce Services raises $5 mn more

E-commerce startup 10i Commerce Services Pvt. Ltd has raised $5 million (Rs 33.9 crore) more in investment from Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, according to a report by a financial daily on Tuesday. The former UIDAI chairman had previously invested $5 million in the startup, bringing the total a...

27 December, 2016 | More »

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Aerospace startup Team Indus signs launch contract with ISRO

Bengaluru-based aerospace startup Team Indus has signed a contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch a spacecraft that will attempt to land on the moon as part of its bid to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Team Indus, incorporated as Axiom Research Labs Pvt Ltd, is the only I...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Intrigued about prospects of life beyond earth? These space projects may help you

“I believe that life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as a sudden nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus, or other dangers,” said renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, as per an extract published in The Guardian. He further added that, “I think t...

24 November, 2016 | More »

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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 »

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RailYatri raises fresh round of funding from existing investors

Noida-based Stelling Technologies Pvt Ltd, the company which runs RailYatri.in, a platform which gives railways-related information, has raised a fresh round of funding from all its existing investors—Nandan Nilekani, Helion Ventures, Omidyar Partners and Blume Ventures. The amount of funding was ...

19 October, 2016 | More »

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Vishal Gondal’s wearables startup raises undisclosed funds from Ratan Tata

GOQii Inc, a wearable devices startup launched by Vishal Gondal, who has earlier founded Indiagames, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd. The development was reported by the Press Trust of India on Monday. An email query sent to GOQii did ...

4 October, 2016 | More »

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Nilekani: Several of today’s jobs would not exist in future

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani today put a primacy on reskilling and education overhaul as “a lot of jobs that exist today will not exist in future”. “We have to do something and make our education system far more innovative and creativity-based because in future, a lot of jobs...

3 October, 2016 | More »

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Not bothered about some startups shutting down, says Nilekani

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is all for Indian start-ups, saying they have entered an ‘exciting phase’ with focus on India-specific problems and opportunities, and domestic money is fuelling risk appetite. “I am very bullish on the Indian start-up scenario”, the brain b...

26 September, 2016 | More »

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