BabyChakra plans to add advanced tech; strengthens leadership team with two key hires

MUMBAI, INDIA: The social discovery and commerce platform for maternity and childcare, BabyChakra has brought on board former FreeCharge executive Rachita Choudhary as Head of Engineering and founding member of Jabong and Hopscotch’s Samarth Sawhney as its Head of Growth.

Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews for India

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Google is launching a new feature that lets users contribute to movies and television show reviews within the Google Search itself. The feature, first spotted by Android Police, is available for users only in India on the web, mobile and app

Foodtech startup Deliveroo raises $385M; valuation hits $2B

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Britain’s food delivery company Deliveroo has raised $385 million in a new round of funding at a valuation of over $2 billion. The Series F funding was led by US Fund Managers  T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, AirBnB and Tesla —

Amazon sets eyes on India’s offline retail market with 5pc stake in Shoppers Stop

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Marking its first foray into India’s offline retail space, Amazon’s investment arm has acquired a 5 percent stake in Mumbai-headquartered fashion retailer Shoppers Stop. NV Investment Holdings, a foreign portfolio investor, will subscribe to about 4.4 million shares, equivalent to about

Twitter testing ‘Lite’ Android app in the Philippines

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After reaching a near saturation point in the developed markets of the world, technology companies are now pruning down their mobile apps to adapt to the low connectivity regions where the data is slow or spotty. After Facebook and Google,

ShopClues launches Inovu i7 feature phone priced at just Rs 349

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Diwali may still be a month away but the spirit has already kindled thanks to raining discounts and offers across categories from e-commerce companies. And, undoubtedly, mobile phones are the hottest picks this season with all e-tailers. While Flipkart and

SaaS solution accelerators in the age of agile project delivery

Janakiraman Jayachandran Sixteen years ago, when the Agile Manifesto was laid down by a group of seventeen software professionals, their main goal was to find an alternative to “document driven, heavy-weight software development process”. While the participants didn’t agree about

Apple and Reliance Jio team up for special offers on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus purchase

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As iPhone 8 and 8 Plus’ pre-bookings begin in India, Apple has teamed up with Reliance Jio and Reliance Digital stores to offer special discounts and deals to lure customers. Those who pre-book the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus between

CCleaner malware had Google, Microsoft and Samsung on radar

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The recent CCleaner malware outbreak where hackers used a popular PC clean-up tool to spread malware was perhaps a more targeted and sophisticated attack than it initially seemed. In an update on its investigation into the malware, Avast noted that the attack was an APT (advanced persistent

Google announces ‘zero-touch’ Android configuration for businesses

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Setting up an Android phone may be a simple task but it does become tedious when a business with hundreds of employees has to configure devices across an entire organization. Now to fix that, Google is launching a new deployment method

Facebook’s AI assistant ‘M’ now helps with GIF recommendations and quick replies

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Facebook Messenger’s AI assistant ‘M’ is getting new capabilities to respond to your messages. The social networking giant announced three new automatic suggestions for M including sharing GIFs, buying movie tickets, and sending quick text responses. The assistant will suggest sharing animated

Instagram brings face filters to live videos

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Facebook-owned Instagram, which introduced face filters to photos in May is now bringing the feature to live videos as well. The new feature allows users to add visual effects to a live video including sunglasses, a rainbow and even a cloud casting

Baidu announces $1.5B fund for self-driving car startups

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Chinese search engine giant Baidu has announced a $1.5 billion fund, named the Apollo Fund, to back autonomous driving tech startups. The plan is to invest in over 100 projects as Baidu seeks to enhance the self-driving car tech it started working on in

Hyperloop One raises $85M at a $700M valuation

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Hyperloop One has raised an additional $85 million in funding, bringing its total haul to $245 million, which reportedly takes the company’s valuation to more than $700 million. Investors in this round include DP World, Caspian VC Partners, WTI and, according to the

Microsoft integrates Hexadite’s AI-based threat investigation tech to Windows Defender ATP

BANGALORE, INDIA: Following the recent acquisition of Israeli startup, Hexadite, Microsoft has now integrated Hexadite’s security automation technology into Windows Defender Advance Threat Protection (WDATP). This will enable Windows Defender ATP users to leverage state of the art AI technology to

itel launches its first 4G VoLTE smartphone ‘S41’ priced at Rs 6,990

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itel has launched its first-ever 4G VoLTE smartphone in India with features like 3GB RAM, an 8-megapixel front camera, and a fingerprint sensor. The device named as itel S41 is priced at Rs 6,990 and will be available in two color variants-

Apple’s LTE-enabled Watch 3 has connectivity issues

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Apple unveiled its Apple Watch 3 last week alongside the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with much fanfare. The USP of Apple Watch 3 is that it has a built-in cellular modem that enables users to make a phone

Tesla said to be working on its own AI chip for self-driving cars

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In a bid to reduce its dependence on Nvidia, Tesla is developing its own AI processor to power self-driving cars, reports CNBC. Presently, Nvidia supplies graphic processing units (GPUs) which power Tesla’s Autopilot and future self-driving system. According to the report,

Top smartphone deals from Amazon’s Great Indian Festival Sale

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Amazon’s Great Indian Festival which went live today (yesterday for the Prime members) has announced some amazing deals and discounts on mobile phones. During the four-day sale (21 to 24 September) 40,000 plus offers are expected to be introduced with more

Delphi partners BlackBerry to bolster software and safety of self-driving cars

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Delphi Automotives is partnering BlackBerry to build a system that improves software performance and enhances safety in autonomous cars. BlackBerry will provide the operating system for Delphi‘s autonomous driving system, called the Centralized Sensing Location and Planning and is expected to