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India slips in global talent competitiveness ranking

BANGALORE, INDIA: Switzerland has grabbed the top spot in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2017, an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent. Singapore, UK and US ranked second, third and fourth respectively.

Chennai-Bangalore route could be Hyperloop’s India debut, travel time 30 mins

By : CIOL Writers

Chennai to Bangalore in just 30 minutes! You read it, right folks. With Hyperloop One having set its eyes on India, this might soon be the amount of time it will take you to travel between the two cities. Mumbai

14yr old, Harshwardhan Zala signs Rs 5cr MoU with the Gujarat govt

By : CIOL Writers

Remember Medansh Mehta, a game developer from Mumbai who aspires to become Microsoft CEO? Or Tenith Adithyaa, an 11th-grade student who has invented Adjustable Electricity Extension Board and a Banana Leaf Preservation Technology along with 17 other inventions? Adding to

‘Raja kaluve’ tracker to check if your property on storm-water drains

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to enable Bangaloreans to know if their property is situated on a storm water drain or ‘raja kaluve’, the Real Estate Research Initiative of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB-RERI), has launched a web-based portal –

TCS top boss appointed Tata Sons chairman, CFO Rajesh Gopinathan will succeed him

Tata Sons has named 54-year old CEO and managing director of TCS, N Chandrasekaran as its new chairman. He will take charge from February 21, 2017. The decision to appoint Chandrasekaran was taken at a meeting of Tata Sons board today

Samsung and LG could launch their foldable devices in 2017

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung has been trying to launch its first foldable phones since 2015, as seen in company’s patent filing forms. According to KoreaHerald report, Samsung will reportedly unveil portable devices with folding screens in the third quarter of this year. However,

Bangalore class VIII students build a multi-purpose robot with National Instruments’ system-design platform

By : CIOL Writers

Platform-based systems provider, National Instruments (NI) has mentored Anuj Verma and Shlok Jhawar, class VIII students of Delhi Public School, Bangalore in successfully creating a 4-wheeled, all-terrain, multi-purpose robot named, Recon Rover. The Robot that can be used for surveillance

Snapdeal ropes in Housing CEO Jason Kothari as chief strategy & investment officer

Snapdeal has announced the appointment of’s CEO Jason Kothari as its Chief Strategy & Investment Officer. He will work alongside co-founders, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, in this key leadership role and will be joining Snapdeal on January 16,

As Kalyan Krishnamurthy takes charge, 3 top Flipkart execs call it quits

By : CIOL Writers

Barely a day after Tiger Global’s Kalyan Krishnamurthy was appointed as the new CEO of India’s largest online marketplace, Flipkart, its three top-level executives reportedly have called it quits. Citing a company executive in the know of the things, Economic

Larry Paulson appointed as vice president and president of Qualcomm India

Qualcomm Incorporated has appointed Larry Paulson as vice president and president of Qualcomm India. He was Vice President Product Management- Qualcomm Device Reference Designs (QRD) at Qualcomm prior to this. In his new role, he will provide leadership and drive business growth

Former Tiger Global exec Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the new CEO of Flipkart

In a rapid string of events Former Tiger Global executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the new Flipkart CEO. While, Binny Bansal, who took over chief executive exactly one year ago, now moves to the role of Group CEO. This being a

25 experiments are in fray for flying on the TeamIndus spacecraft to the moon

BANGALORE, INDIA: An experiment that seeks to study photosynthesis on the Moon, another that will explore water recycling in space by using the electrocoagulation effect and filters on urine, yet another that will try to find out if cosmic radiation

Zuckerberg’s 2017 resolution is to meet people not on FB, but in real-life

By : CIOL Writers

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook is known to take personal and bold yearly challenges. In the previous years, the 32-year old tech titan took the challenge of learning to speak Mandarin or creating a virtual assistant, dubbed

L’Oreal feels it’s time to switch to a smart hairbrush

By : CIOL Writers

Joining the bandwagon of companies making anything and everything into ‘smart’, L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator has launched a smart hairbrush, Kérastase Hair Coach at CES 2017. Powered by Nokia-owned Withings technology, Hair Coach is a smart hair brush with a microphone,

Karan Bajwa succeeds Vanitha Narayanan as new IBM India MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: IBM today announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of IBM India, succeeding Vanitha Narayanan who has moved to the Chairman’s role of IBM India now. Karan will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters

PM Modi offering mobile recharge worth Rs 500 for free is a hoax

By : CIOL Writers

With PM Modi announcing the demonetization policy, came a flood of rumours. Mind you, the rumours included everything, from the colour of the new currency notes, its technical function to the reason behind the sudden move of demonetization. Obviously, scammers

Foxconn aims to replace human workforce with robots

By : CIOL Writers

Technology has come a long way undoubtedly. However, is it worth and wise to replace humans with robots? Though we are yet to know the answer, Foxconn is planning to fully automate its factories, replacing a vast majority of human

Lost keys? Microsoft will use AR to find it

By : Riddhi Sharma

A recently published patent application from Microsoft details how technology could be used to track the “moveable inanimate physical object.” However, there are a number of object tracking solutions like RFID tags or Bluetooth trackers, Microsoft is trying to patent

Internet shutdowns cost India $968mn in 2016

By : Riddhi Sharma

The year 2016 saw governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times. This happened for various reasons right from containing elections, slowing economies to limiting free speech. According to a recent Brookings Institute paper, internet shutdowns

Online shopping is catching up fast in tier II cities of India, say Flipkart & Snapdeal buying trends

By : Riddhi Sharma

Flipkart’s FlipTrends 2016 and Snapdeal’s consumer buying trends 2016 for once voiced a similar shift. Both buying trends showed that majority of Indians are going ‘mobile’. For Snapdeal 35% of ‘Mobiles & Tablets’ were sold in North India. Whereas, for