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Axis Bank in talks to acquire FreeCharge: Report

By : CIOL Writers

Private sector bank, Axis Bank is reportedly in talks to acquire mobile wallet firm FreeCharge, according to an Economic Times report. Citing three persons in the know of things, the report says that the deal could fetch $100 million for parent company

Is it the final countdown for Jawbone?

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Jawbone, the precursor of the digital fitness movement, has been going through a lot of financial turmoil. Known for its bluetooth trackers, earpieces and wireless speakers Jawbone is said to be undergoing liquidation processes as per reports from The Information

Qoruz now lets brand manage crises effectively with new social media monitor

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In an increasingly social world where timely identification and mitigation of crisis is becoming more and more difficult for brands, social intelligence firm, Qoruz has launched a new social media tracker that enables brands to identify and leverage social influencers

Urban Ladder unveils its flagship experience center in Bangalore

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In a bid to bring its offering to more people, furniture and home decor startup, Urban Ladder, has launched its flagship experience center on 100 ft Road in Domlur, Bangalore that will be opened to customers from July 8. Urban

Blocks- Google’s new VR art app that lets you create 3D models easily

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In a bid to boost VR adoption, Google has developed Blocks, a VR app that lets you easily create beautiful 3D objects in no time and is available for free for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift . Blocks is very simple to use

LeEco founder Jia Yeuting resigns amid financial crisis, promises to repay debts

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The founder of China’s debt-ridden LeEco, Jia Yeuting resigned from his post as the chairman of the company just hours after making a public plea for patience amid a financial crisis at the company. Before the resignation announcement, Jia had pledged

Amazon invests Rs 341cr in India’s wholesale business unit

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Amazon has infused Rs 341 crores in its Indian subsidiary, Amazon Wholesale India, the wholesale B2B arm of Amazon India. The investment comes from Singapore-based Amazon Corporate Holdings Pvt. Ltd, according to the documents filed with the Registrar of Companies. The transaction was

Paytm Mall launches industry-focused learning programme for college students

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Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm Ecommerce Pvt. Ltd has launched a nation-wide programme- Campus Icon to offer industry-focused learning to college students. The six-week programme is not just aimed at skill enhancement but will also see Paytm Mall leadership mentoring students on

OnePlus 5 gets a tough competitor in Honor 8 Pro

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Amidst all the hype and hoopla regarding OnePlus 5, another Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has launched its much-anticipated device- Honor 8 Pro in India priced at Rs 29,999. The device will be exclusively available to Prime members on Prime Day starting 6

‘Work’ is no longer a place that people go to, it’s what they do regardless of location

Soma Tah The adoption of mobility, cloud, and social media have changed the way people used to work earlier. The boundaries of workplaces are melting down fast, as today people can choose where they work, thanks to the consumerization of

Government reportedly considering using private cars as shared taxi to cut down traffic

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The government of India is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis in an effort to reduce car ownership and curb the growing traffic in major cities, according to a report in Reuters.  A government official involved in

India ranked 25th in the UN Global Cyber Security Index 2017

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In the wake of the recent cyber-attacks that left networks and businesses crippled globally, the case for improved cyber security cannot be over-emphasized. According to a survey by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), while wealth breeds cyber-crime, it does not automatically

China’s elevated bus seen straddling over traffic was probably a scam

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Last year, the internet was abuzz with the news of a gigantic, elevated bus in China that glides above the traffic circulating around. The elevated bus running over 300 meters of track along a major roadway was touted to be the

Reliance Jio may soon launch 4G VoLTE feature phone for Rs 500

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After a period of lull in terms of new offers and in effect declining user growth, Reliance Jio could unveil new tariff plans as well as a Rs 500 feature phone with VoLTE capabilities at the Reliance Industries’ annual general meeting on July 21,

Ola might expand operations to Sri Lanka, Nepal soon

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India’s largest ride-hailing service company, Ola is planning to go international with eyes on Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, reports NDTV. Ola that operates in over 100 Indian cities has been looking at international markets for a while now and if

Google’s DeepMind heads to Canada for its first international AI lab

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Google‘s artificial intelligence (AI) subsidiary DeepMind has opened its first international research lab in Edmonton, Canada. The research lab is being set up in close partnership with the University of Alberta, and will be led by UAlberta academics Rich Sutton, Michael Bowling and Patrick

Traditional CRM and digital customer service solutions: The white spaces in-between

Soma Tah The expectations of consumers from the brands have changed these days. Gone are the days when consumers used to pick up phones and dial in the designated customer care number to speak on the issues they have. Now

Alibaba launches low-cost voice assistant to take on Amazon Echo

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Barely a day after the reports about Samsung planning its own Bixby-powered voice assistant, Chinese tech giant Alibaba has launched its own version of the same. Alibaba, on Wednesday officially debuted “Tmall Genie,” a device that is very similar to the

Indus OS partners Yes Bank to be the first to have integrated UPI platform

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Indus OS, India’s local mobile operating system has partnered Yes Bank to launch India’s first OS-integrated United Payments Interface (UPI) platform. This means that users will not have to download and store an external app. They can conveniently use the UPI payment

Nokia and Xiaomi sign patent deal; to explore IoT, AI, and VR together

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Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi have signed a patent licensing agreement including a cross-license to each company’s cellular standard patents, which will help both companies develop new products. Nokia will provide network infrastructure equipment to Xiaomi. The two firms will also