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16 Feb 2021


#DealOfTheDay: OPPO Find X2 available with discounts worth Rs. 26,500

Looking to buy a premium smartphone? This deal should be right up your alley. Amazon is offering an attractive discount of Rs. 12,000 on the OPPO Find X2 model.

16 Feb 2021


Amid Twitter row, Centre to use Koo for quicker updates

The Indian government is reportedly planning to use Twitter rival Koo as its key mode of communication with the public amid a row with the US-based microblogging platform.

16 Feb 2021


Byju's might acquire Edtech start-up Toppr for $150 million

Indian Edtech giant Byju's is closer to acquiring rival Toppr in a deal pegged at approximately $150 million. Both Byju's and Toppr cater to the burgeoning K-12 (Kindergarten to Class 12) education space.

16 Feb 2021


ByteDance could sell TikTok's Indian assets to rival firm Glance

Short-video app TikTok's parent company ByteDance is reportedly exploring the possibility of selling its Indian assets to rival unicorn firm Glance.

15 Feb 2021


Sensex crosses 52K for the first time; Nifty tops 15,300

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 610 points to finish above the 52,000-mark for the first time on Monday, tracking significant gains in financial stocks.

15 Feb 2021


Google strikes news pay deal with major Australian media company

Australian media firm Seven West Media has struck a deal with tech giant Google to pay for journalism, according to an announcement made by the two companies on Monday.

15 Feb 2021

LPG Cylinder

Delhi: Cooking gas gets costlier by Rs. 50/cylinder

In a move that is sure to affect millions of households, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) became costlier in Delhi with a price hike of Rs. 50 per cylinder. Starting Monday, a 14.2 kg non-subsidized cylinder will cost Rs. 769.

12 Feb 2021


Bumble IPO makes Whitney Wolfe Herd world's youngest woman billionaire

Bumble was founded in 2014. The company launched its IPO on Thursday. During trading, the share price went up by 65 percent to $70.31 per share.

12 Feb 2021

Donald Trump

Biden slams brakes on Trump's TikTok and WeChat bans

US President Joe Biden has been quite busy passing executive orders undoing Donald Trump's policy decisions. Many of these orders involve reversing Trump administration's measures meant to keep China in check.

12 Feb 2021

Xiaomi Mobiles

#DealOfTheDay: Mi 10T is available with benefits worth Rs. 11,000

If you are planning to buy a premium smartphone, this deal might interest you. Flipkart is offering an attractive discount of Rs. 8,000 on the Mi 10T model.

12 Feb 2021

Make in India

Bolkar App: A voice based Quora alternative for non-English speakers

Bolkar means 'speaking' in Hindi. Bolkar App enables native speakers of Hindi and Bengali to share their knowledge. The crowdsourced question-answer platform is aimed at people from tier-3 and tier-4 towns of India who aren't conversant with English.

12 Feb 2021


Volkswagen partners with Microsoft to develop autonomous driving technology

Volkswagen has announced that it will use Microsoft's cloud computing services to develop software for its upcoming self-driven cars.

12 Feb 2021


Twitter rival Koo records 3 million downloads after government endorsement

Homegrown Twitter alternative Koo has seen a tremendous growth in its userbase this week. The microblogging app has crossed three million users.

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

Amazon has moved India's Supreme Court to stop a $3.4 billion assets sale by its partner, Future Group, to Reliance Industries.

10 Feb 2021


Twitter's stock hits 52-week high after posting $1 billion quarter

Microblogging website Twitter posted a sizable $1 billion quarter, which is also the second time it has hit this mark. The resulting market frenzy propelled the stock value up four percent in after-hours trading, sending it to a 52-week high.

Top 100 wilful defaulters owe Rs. 84,632 crore to banks

The amount of money that the top 100 wilful defaulters owe banks increased in FY20, as compared to a year earlier. The defaulters owe Rs. 84,632 crore to lenders, up from FY19's figure of Rs. 80,344 crore.

09 Feb 2021

EA Sports

EA acquires Glu Mobile for $2.1 billion; Eyes mobile games

The Katamari Damacy of the corporate world has assimilated yet another burgeoning video game studio. Electronic Arts has paid a whopping $2 billion for Glu Mobile.

09 Feb 2021


Reddit raises $250 million in Series E funding

Super Bowl advertisements are incredibly pricey, but Reddit seems to have got its money's worth. The self-declared "front page of the internet" has raised a cool $250 million in the latest funding round.

09 Feb 2021


Petrol and diesel prices at fresh highs after another hike

Petrol and diesel prices on Tuesday climbed to fresh highs in the country as rates were hiked after a three-day hiatus.

09 Feb 2021


Amid Centre-Twitter row, IT Ministry moves to homegrown platform Koo

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has set up an account on Koo, a homegrown platform akin to Twitter after the United States-based company failed to comply with the government's order of blocking some URLs in connection with the farmers' protests.

08 Feb 2021

Elon Musk

Bitcoin surges past $44,000 after Tesla invests about $1.5 billion

Elon Musk is out ruffling feathers yet again. Bitcoin hit record levels surpassing $44,000 after Tesla invested a massive $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency.

08 Feb 2021

Samsung Mobiles

#DealOfTheDay: Samsung Note10 Lite is available with Rs. 11,000 discount

If you are planning to own a premium smartphone, this might be a good deal for you. Amazon is offering an attractive discount of Rs. 11,001 on the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite.

08 Feb 2021

Kia Motors

Hyundai/Kia say they aren't in talks for Apple Car

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Corp told Bloomberg on Monday that they are not in talks with Apple Inc. to develop the rumored Apple Car. The news sent Hyundai and Kia shares sliding.

08 Feb 2021


Apple to discontinue iPhone 12 mini's production by Q2 2021

JP Morgan's supply chain analyst William Yang has claimed (via AppleInsider) that Apple will discontinue the production of its iPhone 12 mini handset by Q2 2021.

07 Feb 2021


Twitter India Public Policy Director Mahima Kaul resigns

Twitter's Public Policy Director for India and South Asia, Mahima Kaul, resigned from her post in January citing personal reasons, a senior official confirmed on Sunday.

07 Feb 2021


#DealOfTheDay: POCO X3 is available with Rs. 5,000 discount

If you are planning to own a good budget-range smartphone, this might be a good deal for you. Flipkart is offering an attractive discount of Rs. 5,000 on the POCO X3.

06 Feb 2021

Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp's Q3 profit jumps 23% to Rs. 1,084 crore

Hero MotoCorp has reported a net profit of Rs. 1,084 crore for the quarter ending December 31, translating to a 23.2% year-on-year increase.

05 Feb 2021


Starlink passes 10,000 users, counters objections to FCC funding

Lobbyists for small Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the US are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate SpaceX's Starlink program.

05 Feb 2021


PayPal will shut down domestic payments business in India

PayPal will be shutting down its domestic payment services from April 1. The move will not affect international transactions, as small and large Indian businesses can continue to receive/send money from/to their international contacts.

Sensex breaches the 51,000-mark; Nifty surges past 15,000

Benchmark indices made history on Friday, just before Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shakitkanta Das announced the decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

Repo rate untouched, 10.5% GDP growth predicted in 2021-22

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to leave key rates unchanged, Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Friday, in his first address after the Union Budget was presented on Monday.

04 Feb 2021


Sony sold 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles since November

Sony's latest earnings report says the company sold 4.5 million PlayStation 5 (PS5) gaming consoles worldwide in a two-month period since November 13.

04 Feb 2021

Kia Motors

Apple rumored to invest $3.6 billion in Kia Motors

Apple is rumored to be planning an investment of $3.6 billion in Hyundai-owned Kia Motors. The deal could be the first step toward producing the Apple Car at Kia's facilities in Georgia.

04 Feb 2021


Amazon will pay drivers $61.7 million after FTC uncovered fraud

Amazon must pay $61.7 million in settlement for stealing an unspecified portion of customer tips left for its Flex drivers. The decision was announced by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after concluding its investigation.

04 Feb 2021

Amazon Web Services

Parler CEO reveals he has been fired by the board

Former Parler CEO John Matze sent a memo to staffers on February 3 saying his position as CEO of the company had been terminated with immediate effect on January 29.

04 Feb 2021


Google Shopping search results introduce racial profiling of black-owned businesses

Google has updated shopping search results to make it easier for consumers to identify products sold by black-owned businesses.

03 Feb 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman

Government could reserve 10% of LIC IPO for policyholders

In her annual Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the initial public offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will be launched this year.

03 Feb 2021


Hit by pandemic, oil giants Exxon, BP post huge losses

Oil giants Exxon and BP reported staggering losses for 2020 on Tuesday as the pandemic crushed energy demand and undercut oil prices.

03 Feb 2021

Tata Nexon

Tata Motors launches Founders Edition models to celebrate 75th anniversary

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Tata Motors has launched Founders Edition model for the Tiago, Tigor, Altroz, Nexon, and Harrier cars. They will be offered only to the company's employees and can be booked online.

03 Feb 2021


Meet Andy Jassy: Next CEO of Amazon replacing Jeff Bezos

Andy Jassy may keep a low profile, but he has led the Amazon Web Services (AWS) to an impressive $50 billion revenue this year.