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Portea Medical raises $26M in Series C funding round

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Bangalore based healthcare startup Portea Medical has raised $26 million in Series C funding round led by new investors Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC. Existing investors Accel Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and International Finance Corporation(IFC) also participated in the round. ”The ultimate

Hospitality startup FreshUp raises $1.5M from Lotus Global

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Chennai based hospitality startup FreshUp has raised $1.5 million through seed funding from Singapore based Lotus Global Investments. The investment will be used to strengthen its expansion across southern states of the country including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala,

Uber orders 24K Volvo XC90 for its self-driving program

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Uber has entered into a partnership with Volvo to purchase 24,000 Volvo XC90 to form a fleet of driverless cars between 2019 and 2021, according to Bloomberg. The deal is said to be worth around $1.4 billion, as per the Financial Times,

HP launches Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops in India, price starting at Rs 80,990

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HP has launched a new range of gaming laptops in India. The laptops titled Omen 15 and Omen 17 feature the latest “NVIDIA 10 Series GTX” graphics, high-resolution display with optional G-Sync technology and a single-access service panel to upgrade RAM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 listed online ahead of its launch

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Barely days after Xiaomi’s new flagship appeared on Chinese website JD.com, it has made another appearance on Chinese reseller Oppomart(via Slashleaks). According to the listed specifications, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 OS out-of-the-box.

Uber introduces a slew of new features including live location sharing

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Ride-hailing company Uber has announced a slew of new features in its app that should make getting rides a bit easier. The company has introduced live location sharing feature which enables the driver to see where you are located in

Nokia announces digital programme to empower weavers of Tamil Nadu

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Nokia has announced the launch of a cluster development programme which will digitally empower the weaver community and connect them to technology and the marketplace in the villages of Tamil Nadu. The programme titled “KanchiLoom” and to be implemented in partnership

Cisco joins hands with Interpol to fight cybercrime

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Cisco has joined hands with the world’s largest international police organization, Interpol to share threat intelligence as the first step in jointly fighting cybercrime. The alliance will see the two organizations develop a coordinated and focused approach to data sharing. This not

Netflix teams up with Shah Rukh Khan for a new multilingual original series

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Video streaming service Netflix has announced a partnership with Shah Rukh Khan’s banner Red Chillies Entertainment to bring a multilingual series based on the book Bard of Blood penned by Indian author Bilal Siddiqi. “We have always tried to create world class content and entertainment from

Marvell Technology to acquire chipmaker rival Cavium for $6B

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Marvell Technology is buying chip maker Cavium in cash-and-stock deal valued at nearly $6 billion that would help it better compete with industry giants like Intel and Broadcom. Shares of Marvell were up 1 percent while shares of Cavium were up 7.7

Alibaba invests $2.9B in Chinese hypermarket operator Sun Art

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China’s biggest e-commerce giant Alibaba announced that it is investing HK$22.4 billion(around $2.88 billion) to acquire 36.16 percent stake in Sun Art Retail Group Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed business that operates 446 hypermarkets across 224 cities in mainland China. The Information was the

Over 200 govt. websites made Aadhaar details public, says UIDAI

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While, ‘Whether Aadhaar infringes upon individual’s right to privacy?’ is still being debated both legally and otherwise, Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI has reported that over 200 central and state government websites publicly displayed details such as names and addresses of some

German regulators put a ban on kids’ smartwatches

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Germany has banned the sale of smartwatches for kids, saying the devices go against the country’s surveillance laws. According to Bleeping Computer, (via Gizmodo) the regulators have deemed smartwatches targeted at kids “prohibitive listening devices” and are asking parents to destroy any

Deliveroo raises $98M in Series F funding round

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London based online food delivery startup Deliveroo has raised an additional $98 million in Series F funding round, bringing the total valuation to $482 million. The round was led by T. Rowe Price Associates and Fidelity Management & Research Company. In addition, top-shelf investors

Google starts rolling out Lens in Assistant for Pixel phones

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Google has started rolling out its visual search feature Google Lens in Google Assistant for the Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. The rollout would be gradual, so not every Pixel phone owner may receive the update just yet. “The first

Spotify acquires online music recording studio startup Soundtrap

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Spotify has made another acquisition as it sets out to offer artists services beyond basic streaming. The company announced that it has acquired Soundtrap, an online music recording studio startup. Soundtrap’s services, however will continue to operate as usual. Based

Apple delays the release of HomePod until 2018

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Apple has postponed the release of its HomePod speaker until 2018. The reason behind the delay is that the company needs more time to work on the speaker which is set to compete with Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices and Google Home

Most popular mobile phones of 2017

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A smartphone is more than just a gadget. It defines your life as you know. Buying the right smartphone might be confusing sometimes. That’s why CIOL is here for you. We provide all the relevant information you ever want to

Karnataka govt. sets up a Data Science and AI CoE with Nasscom

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Government of Karnataka today announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, with Nasscom as its program and implementation partner. To be established with an estimated investment of Rs 40 crore

Meet 10 Women Entrepreneur Quest winners who are flying to Silicon Valley this year

AnitaB.org India, a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing and technology today announced the top 10 winners of the 7th edition of the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2017. The winners that were selected from 257 applications received from across India get