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Education is the last sector to be disrupted by technology: Omidyar Network’s Roopa Kudva

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | More »

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Education is the last sector to be disrupted by technology: Roopa Kudva, OmidyarPhilanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network established its India office in October 2009 to expand the firm’s investments in the rapidly growing economy. Since then, Omidyar Network, which has the flexibility to offe...

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Samsung to acquire Viv, the next gen AI platform

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Thursday said it agreed to acquire Viv Labs Inc., the company behind open artificial intelligence platform Viv. The financial details of the transactions were not disclosed by the company. With Viv, Samsung will be able to unlock and offer new service experiences for ...

6 October, 2016 | More »

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Google’s Pixel: What makes the product stand out?

Google’s Pixel, as the tech giant describes it, is the first phone made by Google ‘inside and out’. The two phones—Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL— launched last night will now be available in India starting at Rs 57,000, with pre-orders beginning from 13 October. Until the launch of Pixe...

5 October, 2016 | More »

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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 globally amid battery explosion fears

Tech giant Samsung Electronics said it will replace the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices globally as reports of the smartphone’s battery exploding while charging emerged on social media. The recall comes a week before Samsung’s rival Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone model. ...

2 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Doctor consultation app SeeDoc gets funding from YourNest

Video-based healthcare consultation platform SeeDoc has raised around $1 million (around Rs 6.7 crore) in its pre-Series A round of funding led by early stage venture fund YourNest, Sunil Goyal, founder and CEO, YourNest Angel Fund told Techcircle. Goyal added that several other investors also parti...

5 July, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech platform Unacademy raises $500K

Sorting Hat Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs education technology platform Unacademy, has raised $500,000 (about Rs 3.3 crore) in a funding round led by Blume Ventures. Google’s Rajan Anandan, CommonFloor founder Sumit Jain, redBus founder Phanindra Sama, TaxiForSure founder Aprameya Radhakri...

12 May, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Delhi-based truck aggregator Moovo acquires smaller rival GoGoods

OrbitNote Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs truck aggregation platform Moovo, has acquired GoGoods Pvt. Ltd, a similar venture focused on intracity transport in Patna and Ranchi, in an all-stock deal. With the acquisition, Moovo, which has operations in Delhi-NCR, Kanpur, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, ha...

9 May, 2016 | More »

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Technology: Zap, tap and go

On a bright morning at the ultra-hip Sightglass Coffee shop in San Francisco this week, Brad Miller, a healthcare technology consultant, is in need of a cappuccino. By the time he reaches the counter, his picture has magically appeared on the iPad the shop uses as its payment terminal. The assistant...

24 September, 2012 | More »

Soul Searching In Silicon Valley

At their launch in 2006 the founders of AnchorFree had the same high hopes for their technology start-up as any other: to woo elite businesses and make money. But when activists in Egypt and Syria found a new use for the technology, the Silicon Valley company decided to weave helping revolutionaries...

5 January, 2012 | More »

Technology Companies Turn Troll

If you can’t beat the trolls, join them. That seems to be the conclusion reached by a growing number of tech companies which have been burnt in the industry’s ‘patent wars’. Patent trolls – known more formally as NPEs, or non-practising entities – are concerns set up to acquire intellect...

15 December, 2011 | More »