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Microsoft will collaborate with global experts to eliminate blindness with AI

HYDERABAD, INDIA: Microsoft India, in collaboration with L V Prasad Eye Institute has launched Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE)- a mission-driven global consortium of like-minded commercial, research and academic institutions who have joined hands to apply artificial intelligence to

2016: A year that saw quite a few dramatic exits

By : CIOL Writers

2016 was undoubtedly a year of many dramatic exits-Globally Brexit continues to be a reality that many Britons are yet to come to terms with. Back at home, Vijay Mallya’s hurried midnight exit from the country and Cyrus Mistry’s ouster

IME and Oxigen come together for Indo-Nepal remittance service

Remittance company, IME and payments solutions provider, Oxigen Services have announced the launch of Indo-Nepal Remittance services through their networks in India and Nepal. With the start of remittance operations between IME  and Oxigen Services India, nationals of Nepal residing

BMC Software appoints Polycom’s Peter Leav as new president and CEO

PUNE, INDIA: BMC Software announced Peter Leav’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. Leav succeeds Bob Beauchamp, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and will play a key role going forward. Leav joins BMC from Polycom,

Damon Xi to head the UCWeb business in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group Company has appointed Damon Xi as the General Manager for UCWeb India. This move puts Damon in charge of the strategic alliance and business development for the company in India. Damon was earlier in Tencent

Meet the winners of India’s first Botathon by Haptik

By : CIOL Writers

A recently organized Botathon (hackathon for chatbots) in Bangalore organized by Haptik and Tlabs witnessed participation from over 97 engineers and developers from across the country. The idea was to explore the scope of Chatbots for multiple day-to-day requirements. At the end of the

World Bank researchers partner Babajob for labor market analysis

The researchers from the World Bank are partnering with Babajob.com which lists jobs for informal and entry-level formal job seekers to get new insights into labor market policy making. The World Bank team is bringing in technical expertise for labor

Bill Gates to lead new cleantech $1bn fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

By : CIOL Writers

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, Hasso Plattner, John Doerr and 14 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, where they plan on investing over a billion dollars “to provide everyone in the

10 startups that won Women Entrepreneur Quest’16

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Anita Borg Institute India (ABI) today announced the top 10 winners of the 6th edition of the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2016 at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI). The contest is organized along

Hyperloop, instead of bullet trains could be the future of Indian transport

By : CIOL Writers

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), a US startup working on an ultra-fast rail system apparently may reach India soon. The company which works on the concept envisioned by billionaire Elon Musk is in talks with the Indian government to bring the

#ThisHappened in 2016: Twitter trends across the globe

By : CIOL Writers

We live in the times when a news breaks on social media first and later on other mediums. Hence, Twitter trends are definitely the best way, to sum up, some of the biggest moments and memories of 2016. It covers

e-tail to add 0.4mn high-skilled jobs by 2021, says study

BANGALORE, INDIA: E-tail and allied ecosystem (logistics, warehousing, IT, ITeS) is expected to create direct employment for around 1.45 million workforce by 2021, reveals the recent study done by Snapdeal and KPMG. The study focuses on the role of e-tail

Bangalore traffic police to go cashless with new digital devices early next year

By : CIOL Writers

Though we can’t deny the stress being caused by it, demonetization is apparently pushing many people towards digital transactions or we should say, digital India! Joining the list of small vendors, shop keepers and even cobblers shifting to digital payment

Autonomous vehicles was the most eye-catching tech innovation of 2016: Yahoo

By : CIOL Writers

It’s December, the time of the year when Yahoo brings you a review of all the year’s top trends, happenings and events which caught the imagination of Internet users in the country. 2016 has been an eventful year that witnessed

Karnataka to be key hiring destination for BPO/KPO, ITeS, telecom, software & IT in 2017

BANGALORE, INDIA: Karnataka is set to see an increase in hiring from the BPO/ KPO, ITeS, Software and IT as well as telecom sectors, according to India Hiring Intent Survey 2017, marking an increase of five to ten per cent

This battery can charge in seconds and lasts for a week

By : CIOL Writers

Who doesn’t want a battery that charges in like seconds and lasts for a long time. Well, in a wish-fulfillment sort of a way, researchers at University of Central Florida (UCF) have successfully developed flexible supercapacitors which last 20 times

Ola Play, your source of entertainment on the go!

By : Riddhi Sharma

Travelling on the cab with no source of entertainment or do you think the AC is too cool but still hestitating to ask the driver to adjust the temperature. Well, Ola unveiled a new car entertainment platform for its passengers

Adidas’ new biodegradable fabric shoe can be decomposed within 36 hours

By : CIOL Writers

By this time, we all know what plastic and other non-bio-degradable stuff is doing to our environment. Many governments, NGOs and companies are already working in this direction for spreading awareness and acting towards making Earth a Green planet. Joining

Soon you could charge your wearable devices using your own body heat

By : CIOL Writers

Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a new concept of electrical energy storage to power wearable devices using just your body heat. Without any external power supply or battery replacement, but just with your body heat, you will be

‘Transformer CEOs’ to capture journey of successful digital leaders

By : CIOL Writers

Another first-of-its-kind reality show is here- ‘Transformer CEOs’- that will be showcasing interviews of leading CEOs uncovering their key elements and attributes that transformed them and their organizations. Robert Reiss, CEO and Host of The CEO Show and Mphasis Chief