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Meet Jay Pavagadhi, an entrepreneur who strengthens personal data privacy

16 Sep 2020

Meet Jay Pavagadhi, an entrepreneur who strengthens personal data privacy

While personal data keeps many technologies running, individuals have little control over who uses their data and how.

Apple One: Will this be a game-changer for Apple?

16 Sep 2020

Apple One: Will this be a game-changer for Apple?

Last night, Apple made major headlines with its all-new line of Apple Watch and iPads.

Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

16 Sep 2020

Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

Chinese tech giant Tencent is pumping money into Flipkart, India's leading online shopping platform.

Snapdeal starts testing robots for order deliveries: Details here

16 Sep 2020

Snapdeal starts testing robots for order deliveries: Details here

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed nearly a million around the world, has made contact-less technology the need of the hour - across several sectors and roles.

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

15 Sep 2020

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

In a bid to help make planet Earth a greener and less polluted place to live, Facebook has announced a new 'Climate Science Information Center' for its main app.

Blockchain start-up 'Neuromorphic.io' joins Intel Neuromorphic Research Community

15 Sep 2020

Blockchain start-up 'Neuromorphic.io' joins Intel Neuromorphic Research Community

Neuromorphic.io is the first blockchain start-up to join the Intel Neuromorphic Research Community (INRC).

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

15 Sep 2020

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer Toyota has decided to not expand its operations in India, courtesy high taxes, a report in Bloomberg said on Tuesday.

Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here

14 Sep 2020

Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here

In a major move, Dream Sports, the unicorn parent company of fantasy sports platform Dream11, has raised $225 million in a fresh round of funding.

India's retail inflation dips marginally to 6.69% in August

14 Sep 2020

India's retail inflation dips marginally to 6.69% in August

India's retail inflation stood at 6.69% in August, according to data released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) on Monday.

Tata Altroz becomes the official partner of IPL 2020

14 Sep 2020

Tata Altroz becomes the official partner of IPL 2020

Tata Motors has announced that its Altroz hatchback will be the official partner of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. This will be the company's third car, following the Nexon and Harrier, to be associated with the popular Twenty20 cricket league.

Oracle wins TikTok US bid, but not for 'full sale'

14 Sep 2020

Oracle wins TikTok US bid, but not for 'full sale'

After months of discussions and complications, Chinese giant ByteDance is finalizing a deal for the US business of TikTok.

Amid COVID-19, plane cafes launched in Thailand

14 Sep 2020

Amid COVID-19, plane cafes launched in Thailand

The novel coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly a million worldwide, has brought several aspects of the 'routine life' to a halt, including commercial air travel.

Elon Musk says Bill Gates is clueless about electric trucks

13 Sep 2020

Elon Musk says Bill Gates is clueless about electric trucks

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of EV maker Tesla, has slammed Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates over his views on the future of electric trucks.

Several US states to back DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google

13 Sep 2020

Several US states to back DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google

A week ago, it was reported that the US Department of Justice is planning to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

Technology companies may cut salaries for leaving Bay Area

13 Sep 2020

Technology companies may cut salaries for leaving Bay Area

In light of COVID-19, many Silicon Valley companies have started offering permanent work from home option.

Singapore Airlines could soon start 'flights to nowhere': Details here

12 Sep 2020

Singapore Airlines could soon start 'flights to nowhere': Details here

In a bid to revive its COVID-19-hit commercial flight business, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is planning to start 'flights to nowhere' - trips that would begin and end at the same airport.

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

12 Sep 2020

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

Chinese giant ByteDance is running out of time to comply with the Donald Trump administration's 'sell or close' order for TikTok US.

Louis Vuitton to launch a face shield at Rs. 70,000

11 Sep 2020

Louis Vuitton to launch a face shield at Rs. 70,000

Leading French fashion house Louis Vuitton is set to step into the personal protective equipment (PPE) category, in its own distinct way.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investing $570mn in Snowflake

10 Sep 2020

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investing $570mn in Snowflake

In a major, albeit surprising, move, Berkshire Hathaway, the multinational conglomerate led by investing legend Warren Buffett, has confirmed the plan to infuse nearly $570 million into Snowflake, a cloud data-warehousing unicorn in the US.

Zomato raises Rs. 760 crore from Tiger Global: Details here

10 Sep 2020

Zomato raises Rs. 760 crore from Tiger Global: Details here

In a major step forward, Zomato has raised Rs. 760 crore ($102 million) in funding from US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management.

Coronavirus impact: EPFO to pay 8.5% interest in two installments

09 Sep 2020

Coronavirus impact: EPFO to pay 8.5% interest in two installments

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will pay the 8.5% interest for the fiscal year 2019-20 to EPF subscribers in two installments, the retirement fund body's central board said on Wednesday.

PUBG Corporation breaks ties with Tencent Games in India

08 Sep 2020

PUBG Corporation breaks ties with Tencent Games in India

PUBG Corporation, the original developer of PUBG, has announced the decision to break association with China's Tencent Games in India.

Vodafone Idea rebrands itself as Vi; price hike expected

07 Sep 2020

Vodafone Idea rebrands itself as Vi; price hike expected

Vodafone Idea on Monday announced that it is rebranding itself as Vi two years after the merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular.

Leading streaming services, including Netflix, adopt self-regulation code

06 Sep 2020

Leading streaming services, including Netflix, adopt self-regulation code

In a major move, leading online content providers, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar, have agreed to adopt a 'universal self-regulation' code in India.

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

05 Sep 2020

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

Vadodara's popular iPhone store, Marvans Mobile stays people's favorite

04 Sep 2020

Vadodara's popular iPhone store, Marvans Mobile stays people's favorite

One of Vadodara's oldest iPhone stores, Marvans Mobile is the city's most popular stop for all things iPhone.

PUBG maker Tencent will engage with India for ban reversal

04 Sep 2020

PUBG maker Tencent will engage with India for ban reversal

Earlier this week, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology announced the decision to ban more than 100 Chinese apps over national security concerns.

COVID-19 effect: OYO extends employee furlough by another six months

04 Sep 2020

COVID-19 effect: OYO extends employee furlough by another six months

The fallout of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry has forced OYO India to extend the furlough period of some of its employees by another six months.

Meet Frederick Hutson, a consummate businessman

02 Sep 2020

Meet Frederick Hutson, a consummate businessman

Have you ever thought about what goes into the making of a world-famous business magnate? Well, you can find this answer by exploring the life of international businessman Frederick Hutson.

Ed-tech start-up Unacademy raises $150 million, joins elite unicorn club

02 Sep 2020

Ed-tech start-up Unacademy raises $150 million, joins elite unicorn club

Bengaluru-based ed-tech start-up Unacademy has joined the elite unicorn club of India.

Sikander Daredia, and the exponential growth of Daredia Constructions

01 Sep 2020

Sikander Daredia, and the exponential growth of Daredia Constructions

Construction sector thrives on fulfilling customer expectations that include taking care of essential amenities, luxury and more.

SC gives telecom companies 10 years to clear AGR dues

01 Sep 2020

SC gives telecom companies 10 years to clear AGR dues

Faced with a humongous debt of Rs. 1.47 lakh crore, Indian telecom giants got a huge relief today as the Supreme Court allowed them to clear pending adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues in 10 years.

India's GDP contracts by 23.9%; first contraction in 40+ years

31 Aug 2020

India's GDP contracts by 23.9%; first contraction in 40+ years

India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) slipped by a sharp 23.9% in the first quarter (April-June) of the fiscal year 2020-21, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO). This marks the first contraction in more than 40 years.

New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

31 Aug 2020

New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

To help Indians adjust with the routine of working and studying from home, Mukesh Ambani's home broadband service JioFiber has updated its plans.

Meet Spencer Galbreath, a Black entrepreneur in US creating awareness

31 Aug 2020

Meet Spencer Galbreath, a Black entrepreneur in US creating awareness

Today, diverse business industries exist because of extremely talented individuals who stand firm against the adversities of life to reach their goals.

What does Reliance and Future Group deal mean for India

30 Aug 2020

What does Reliance and Future Group deal mean for India

In a major move, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries has announced the decision to buy businesses of Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Group for Rs. 24,713 crore.

BSNL launches online education initiative with IIT Bombay, Yupp Master

28 Aug 2020

BSNL launches online education initiative with IIT Bombay, Yupp Master

State-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new initiative called DRONE in India.

Annakoot: FMCG & Sattvik restaurants with a touch of finesse

27 Aug 2020

Annakoot: FMCG & Sattvik restaurants with a touch of finesse

A new retail chain called 'Annakoot - God's own cuisine' has announced its arrival in the Indian food and FMCG market.

Who owns largest media account on TikTok? Ask Shailen Vandeyar

27 Aug 2020

Who owns largest media account on TikTok? Ask Shailen Vandeyar

With the largest media account on TikTok, Shailen Vandeyar, a 25-year-old tech wiz kid from Australasia, is engaging global audiences to become one of digital media's most innovative media moguls.

Ed-tech unicorn BYJU's secures $122 million from Russian billionaire's fund

27 Aug 2020

Ed-tech unicorn BYJU's secures $122 million from Russian billionaire's fund

Homegrown ed-tech unicorn BYJU's has raised $122 million (Rs. 909 crore) from DST Global, the investment fund started by Russian tech billionaire Yuri Milner.

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

27 Aug 2020

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

Kevin Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of TikTok and Chief Operating Officer of its Chinese parent company ByteDance, has resigned from his posts.

Uber launches 'Auto rentals' in India

26 Aug 2020

Uber launches 'Auto rentals' in India

In a bid to revive its pandemic-hit business, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched 'auto rentals' in India.

Amazon accused of unfair business practices in India: Details here

26 Aug 2020

Amazon accused of unfair business practices in India: Details here

Amazon's antitrust troubles are not just limited to the United States or the European Union.

Not even one Rs. 2,000 note printed in 2019-20

26 Aug 2020

Not even one Rs. 2,000 note printed in 2019-20

Four years after they were introduced, the circulation and printing of Rs. 2,000 notes have declined sharply with not even a single one being printed by Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) currency note presses in the 2019-20 fiscal year, the annual report of the top bank said this week.

Now, Apple's iPhone SE 2020 is 'Made in India'

25 Aug 2020

Now, Apple's iPhone SE 2020 is 'Made in India'

In a major development, Apple has started making iPhone SE 2020 locally in India.

Next month, Apple's online store could be launched in India

25 Aug 2020

Next month, Apple's online store could be launched in India

More than 10 years after launching the first iPhone in India, Apple is gearing up to start direct sales in the country.

The three craziest Snob World client requests

24 Aug 2020

The three craziest Snob World client requests

Snob World is the go-to luxury concierge for the one-percenters worldwide.

Meet Rohit Tayade, Pune's youngest entrepreneur and founder of Realownmedia

23 Aug 2020

Meet Rohit Tayade, Pune's youngest entrepreneur and founder of Realownmedia

Rohit Tayade is a young and talented entrepreneur from Pune.