Microsoft acquires AI startup Genee that automatically schedule meetings

By : CIOL Writers

Artificial Intelligence startups continue to be hot property in the market as Microsoft announced that it is acquiring automated calendaring service Genee. Genee, which launched in 2014, uses artificial intelligence to help automatically schedule meetings based on the participants’ schedules

Pinterest acquires Instapaper

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Pinterest has acquired Instapaper but says that the app would continue to operate as a separate entity. The Instapaper team including CEO Brian Donohue will join Pinterest where they will work both on the core Pinterest experience and updating Instapaper.

Reality show ‘The Vault’ brings veterans on board to judge & fund startup ideas

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The one-of-its-kind TV reality show The Vault, which will curate and present 50 of the most innovative, disruptive and even outlandish business ideas to emerge from Indian households, has now announced new investors for it. Renowned entrepreneurs – iProspect India’s to make salary data accessible for blue-collar jobs

By : CIOL Writers, a digital job marketplace that connects aspiring workers to top brands and employers, is making salary information pertaining to the informal sector accessible for everyone, through its ‘Next Billion‘ portal. The platform will act as a reference point for

Who will be the next to join unicorn club?

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Thousands of startups are founded every year in India but very few reach the coveted spot of being a unicorn. Presently, only 11 startups from the country belong to the unicorn club and are valued at over a billion dollars.

Mobikwik to offer cash pickup for bus tickets booking

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Mobikwik which has lately been expanding and adding more services to its platform has announced partial payment for ticket reservation and cash pick up for bus tickets booking to make it convenient for those users who wants to pay the

IoT Start-up Awards 2016 opens nominations for young cos

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BANGALORE, INDIA: IoT India Congress, a first of its kind platform in India for the IoT enthusiasts, has announced the call for nominations for its inaugural IoT Start-up Awards 2016. The award aims to reward and celebrate breakthrough innovations in

PayU bringing industry veterans at top deck

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Naspers-backed payment startup PayU India seems to be on a hiring spree as it has made seven top-level hires from companies including Airtel, Human Factors International and FabFurnish, according to an ET report. The company is also reportedly planning to

IITs to blacklist 20 startups from campus hiring

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Many renowned startups, including Flipkart, received a lot of flak recently as they had to forego or delay the joining of most of their campus placement offers leaving many graduate students coasted with no jobs in hand. To prevent any

Startups with Robin Hood Army to feed 500K people on both sides of the border

By : Riddhi Sharma

Major startups like Uber, Zomato, Snapdeal, Oyo, Grofers, Inshorts, Roposo, InMobi and Pressplay have joined hands to be a part of #Mission500k. Mission500k is a unique project to unite Indians and Pakistanis to serve meals to 5,00,000 less fortunate people on both

Big Bazaar discounts sale will go live on Snapdeal from Aug 13-17

BANGALORE, INDIA: Future Group has partnered with Snapdeal to make Big Bazaar’s annual Maha Bachat Sale live online. Big Bazaar’s Maha Bachat deals will be available online on Snapdeal from August 13-17, 2016. Future Group already operates in 240 cities

Uber investing in 4 European startups who won UberPITCH program

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This May, Uber had said that it was planning to bring its UberPITCH program to Europe. In a follow-up move, Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has announced that his company has invested in four fledgling European startups. Uber says

DST launches a 100cr program NIDHI to support startups

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The Department of Science and Technology has launched a Rs 100-crore program called National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI), aimed at helping startups across the country in terms of both funding and incubation support. DST will launch three

Myntra ties up with Tech Connect Retail to comply with FDI regulations

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E-commerce sector becomes a hustling-bustling domain with the coming of the festive season. Whether it’s improving logistics and warehouse network or introducing new changes to meet laws, nobody wants to miss the festive opportunity. Aiming for the same, fashion e-tailer,

Book a cab without the internet

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In an endeavor to evade India’s patchy Internet and reach a larger customer base, certain ride-hailing services like ixigo, Baxi, Jugnoo and AHA Taxis have introduced an offline feature that allows passengers to book the service without using internet. The

All startups allowed exemption from prior experience in tendering process

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All startups– “micro, small or otherwise” have now been made eligible to get an exemption from the prior experience criteria in public procurement, a benefit that was enjoyed only by micro and small enterprises so far, according to a new

Idea – Rocket Science + Ears = Good Start-Up

Pratima H BANGALORE, INDIA: Who could have thought in the post-Great Depression days in the USA

Buying fashion gets easier on phone with Staqu’s ‘Snap n Buy’ tech

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Gurgaon-based startup, Staqu is looking to transform the fashion e-commerce with a simplified

Uber to merge with rival Didi Chuxing in China

Uber and its main rival in China, Didi Chuxing is likely to end their rivalry, through a

$8B funding in mobile-based start-ups in last 5 years

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India’s startup companies are racing to embrace mobile industry and it is proving to be a