Immunisation management platform vImmune picked for FbStart, raises angel funding

Ashutosh-&-Vivek_Prasad_Founder_CEO_HeadshotBangalore- and Dallas-based AsepsisLife Inc’s immunisation management platform vImmune has been selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. The startup has also raised an undisclosed amount in angel investment from a radiologist certified by The American Board of Radiology. The company will use the […]

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Touch Bar is the star in Apple’s new MacBook Pro

MacBook-ProIn a much-awaited update to the MacBook Pro laptops, technology giant Apple Inc on Thursday unveiled the thinnest and lightest new MacBook Pro with prices starting from Rs1,29,900. Apple claims the new MacBook Pro to be the “most advanced notebook ever made”. It will be available in three variants -13-inch MacBook Pro with and without […]

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Facebook selects healthcare app Healofy for FbStart programme

ThinkstockPhotos-488563289_feBengaluru-based Healofy, a peer-to-peer content platform of moms and moms-to-be, has been selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. The app, owned and operated by Vivoiz HealthTech Pvt Ltd, will receive up to $40,000 credits and free tools and services from Facebook and its […]

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Now Chinese ride-hailing major Didi Chuxing wants to go global

For-China-Cab-Didi-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-5309857992Chinese taxi-hailing firm Didi Chuxing has expressed its ambitions to go global. Didi’s president Jean Liu made it clear at an event in the US that, “We are definitely going global.” “We are a big sponsor and a big believer in local players. If there are no existing local players, we will go there by […]

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Microsoft’s speech recognition system achieves parity with humans

microsoft_pixaMicrosoft’s experimental speech recognition software has made a technological breakthrough that recognises the words in a conversation as well as a person does. “Even five years ago, I wouldn’t have thought we could have achieved this. I just wouldn’t have thought it would be possible,” said Harry Shum, executive vice president, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and […]

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Apple-backed Didi plans self-driven cars

TAXI_Thinkstock2The Chinese ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing is reportedly working on self-driving cars. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Didi Chuxing, which recently took over world’s largest cab-hailing app Uber’s China business, is looking to hire data scientists and engineers from the Silicon Valley in US to boost its efforts. In May this year, iPhone maker Apple […]

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Samsung to acquire Viv, the next gen AI platform

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Thursday said it agreed to acquire Viv Labs Inc., the company behind open artificial intelligence platform Viv. The financial details of the transactions were not disclosed by the company. With Viv, Samsung will be able to unlock and offer new service experiences for its customers, including one that simplifies user […]

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Google’s Pixel: What makes the product stand out?

Google-pixelGoogle’s Pixel, as the tech giant describes it, is the first phone made by Google ‘inside and out’. The two phones—Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL— launched last night will now be available in India starting at Rs 57,000, with pre-orders beginning from 13 October. Until the launch of Pixel, Google had the Nexus series […]

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Google’s Pixel – a peek into the smartphone

Google-picel-feGoogle is expected to launch its branded smartphones named Pixel at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The technology giant is likely to unveil two models— Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, according to media reports. Till now, Google has been tying up with smartphone manufacturers such as Huawei, LG, Samsung, HTC and Motorola […]

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Spotify in talks to buy SoundCloud

SpotifySwedish music streaming service Spotify AB is in advanced talks to buy its German rival SoundCloud, Financial Times reported. It was unclear how much Spotify would pay for the Berlin-based company, the report said, citing people briefed on the talks. This move is seen as Spotify’s attempt to take on Apple’s music streaming service Apple […]

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