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Deep-Tech Focussed Bharat Innovation Fund Announces First Close Of Its $100M Fund

BANGALORE, INDIA: Bharat Innovation Fund, an early stage deep-tech, and IP- focused venture fund, affiliated with the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, announced its first close today. The pre-Series-A and Series-A focussed $100M fund

Accenture Expands Touchless Testing Platform with AI Technology from Real Time Analytics Platform

By : CIOL Bureau

Accenture has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) technology from Bay Area, California-based Real Time Analytics Platform, Inc. The technology will be integrated into the Accenture Touchless Testing Platform, further strengthening its analytics and cognitive capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Blockchain: Transforming Global Business Transactions

By : Ashok Pandey

Blockchain has the potential to fundamentally transform how global business transactions are conducted. This technology enables the participants in a trusted business network to transact directly, while still ensuring the validity and non-repudiation of their transactions. This technology can help

Microchip Technology Introduces Automotive-Qualified 3D Gesture Recognition Controller

By : CIOL Bureau

Microchip Technology has announced a new three-dimensional (3D) gesture recognition controller that offers the lowest system cost in the automotive industry, providing a durable single-chip solution for advanced automotive HMI designs. The MGC3140 joins Microchip’s family of easy-to-use 3D gesture controllers as

Instagram: Introducing the Questions Sticker

By : CIOL Bureau

Instagram is introducing an interactive questions sticker in Instagram Stories that lets your friends submit questions for you to answer. It’s a fun new way to start conversations with your friends so you can get to know each other better.

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure IoT Edge

By : CIOL Bureau

Since the introduction of Azure IoT Edge just over a year ago, there have been several examples of the real-world impact to run cloud intelligence directly on IoT devices. Now devices can act immediately on real-time data—whether it be recognizing a crack

App developers have an Eye on Your Gmail Messages

By : Ashok Pandey

The most popular email client worldwide, Gmail, unfortunately, isn’t secure enough. Recently, The Wall Street Journal reported Google’s flaw that lets app developers read people’s messages. About a year ago, Google promised to protect all the accounts, but haven’t done much.

A sizeable GDPR opportunity exists for the businesses who get it right

INDIA: With GDPR coming into effect tomorrow, there is a mixed picture across Europe when it comes to readiness. One in four will not be fully compliant by the end of this year, claims a report by Capgemini stating survey

Why Facebook continues to be the top sweet spot for cybercriminals?

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INDIA: Did you know that popular social networking pages like Facebook, LinkedIn were frequently faked by cybercriminals to try and steal personal data via phishing attacks? Reports suggest that fake Facebook sites alone accounted for 60% of social network phishing in

Indian cos in BCG’s Global Challengers 2018 list hint a major shift toward digital

INDIA: BCG has named 17 Indian companies that are driving the digital revolution in emerging markets as well as globally. Nowhere is the trend toward digitization more evident than among the 17 Indian challengers who are leveraging digital technologies both

Cyber criminals are turning their attention to the supply chain

INDIA: On one hand, ransomware-related outsourced incident response engagements against financial institutions declined from 22% in 2016 to 5% last year, but on the other hand, the business and professional services supply chain has clearly become a prime target for

4EverCloud starts operations in Gurugram

NEW DELHI: Delhi-based CRM solution provider, 4EverCloud that specialises in implementing CRM solutions and services on the Salesforce platform for customers ranging from startups to mid-sized companies to enterprises has started operations in Gurugram. In a short period of time,

Reliance jio launches AI-based video brand-engagement platform, JioInteract

MUMBAI, INDIA: Transforming the way brands and customers think of engagement, Reliance Jio has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based brand engagement platform – JioInteract. The first of many services to be launched on this platform is the Live Video Call that

AI implementation thwarted by lack of strategy, IT infra, and talent

SINGAPORE: Asia Pacific(APAC) economies stand to realize the productivity gains offered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. However, Clear strategy and direction, IT infrastructure, Talent, Budget, and Leadership team’s commitment were identified as the key challenges to AI implementation. According to a

Emerging market players more open to embrace AI, finds study

INDIA: The automotive and technology industries are at the forefront in applying artificial intelligence, found a recent study done by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). One company in five has already integrated AI in their business in those sectors. At the

India remains the top destination for tech investors in Southeast Asia

INDIA: Southeast Asia and India continue to capture heightened attention from investors in 2018 looking to capitalize on budding technology (tech) opportunities and emerging market plays outside of China. Independent M&A intelligence service, Kroll estimated 170 tech transactions by private

TCS becomes the first Indian IT co to hit $100bn market cap

BANGALORE, INDIA: The largest Indian IT services company Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) today created history by becoming the first Indian IT company to touch the $100 billion(6,63T approx.) market cap, after the stock hit a new high today in intra-day trade

CIO Klub launches Kolkata and Hyderabad chapters

CIO Klub, the non-profit and largest Association of Chief Information Officers in India launched its Kolktata and Hyderabad chapters this month. With these two chapters, CIO Klub has now gained presence across 8 cities including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Pune,

Pinaki Kar appointed President-Technology Solutions, Quess Corp

BANGALORE, INDIA: The integrated business services provider, Quess Corp has appointed Pinaki Kar, President- Technology Solutions. As part of the leadership team at Quess Corp, Pinaki will spearhead IT services, IT Staffing business, Customer Life Cycle management and Business Process Management

Facebook to notify users whose data was breached

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has started notifying users that were affected by the Cambridge Analytica expose. About 87 million Facebook users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. The social networking giant